STREAMING: NOVA's Poisoned Water - Panel and Q&A

May 23, 2017

Tue May 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (start time is approximate) Join the conversation live on Facebook with WKAR Public Media

NOVA: Poisoned Water investigates what happened in Flint, and uncovers the science behind the manmade disaster there — from the intricacies of water chemistry, to the biology of lead poisoning, to the misuse of science itself. The film debuts on PBS on Wed., May 31, 9 p.m. ET.

Follow this special live stream TONIGHT (May 23) from Flint Institute of Arts, and join the conversation with the filmmakers, scientists and citizens bringing this important story to PBS. Paula S. Apsell, NOVA senior executive producer, moderates the panel discussion with Q&A.

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NOTE: Live streaming does not include screening of the film. RESERVE SEATS HERE to join the audience viewing the film in person at 7 p.m. at Flint Institute of Arts.

The Panel

Scheduled panelists include: Dr. Marc Edwards, Charles Lunsford professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech; Llewellyn “Llew” Smith, producer, writer, and director; Kelly Thomson, producer;  Jeffrey Dwyer, director of MSU Extension; Veo Luster, Flint resident and principal at Luster's Contracting; Gina Luster, Flint resident, mother, and activist; LeeAnne Walters, Flint resident, mother, water activist, and citizen scientist; and Elin Betanzo, director of the Safe Drinking Water Research and Policy Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute. View Bios Here (PDF).

Julia Cort, deputy executive producer for NOVA will introduce the film, and Paula S. Apsell, senior executive producer for NOVA will moderate the panel.

June Pierce Youatt, Michigan State University provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, provides opening remarks. Susi Elkins, WKAR general manager and MSU director of broadcasting, is the host for the evening.

NOVA: Poisoned Water airs Wed., May 31, 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Check local listings.