The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
Credit Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

MI Hall of Justice photo
Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would create a funding board to help pay for infrastructure improvements in Flint. We talk with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Cheyna Roth about that and the race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.


posing with coffee mug and book
WKAR-MSU

Flint native David Tarver talks with Brooke Allen about the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium taking place in Flint Oct. 19-21.

Keri Webber and Mark Brewer photo
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A Flint family is pursuing a grand jury investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder, alleging misconduct. They claim thata he's breaking the law by spending taxpayer money to defend himself against legal challenges relating to the Flint Water crisis. We talk with complainant Keri Webber of Flint and her attorney, Mark Brewer.


View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Work continues in Flint as crews replace lead-tainted pipes that supply water to hundreds of homes. We talk with retired Brigadier General Mike McDaniel, the man tapped to coordinate Flint’s FAST Start program.


Current Sports | 9/20/16 | #784

Sep 20, 2016
View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State Football, Mark Dantonio Press Conference, Detroit Lions Takeaways, Matthew Stafford and Morris Peterson.


'From Flint: Voices Of A Poisoned City' photo
Courtesy photo / Elise Conklin

MSU senior Elise Conklin has won a Student Academy Award. We talk with her about her documentary "From Flint: Voices Of A Poisoned City."


Current Sports | 8/24/16 | #770

Aug 24, 2016
Claressa Shields photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Claressa Shields, Women's Boxing, Erik "Doc" Love, High School Football Opening Day, Detroit Tigers, and Cassius Peat.


Current Sports | 8/17/16 | #765

Aug 17, 2016
Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

The Olympics, Claressa Shields, Jim Harbaugh Media Coverage, Karen Weaver, Weight of Olympic Gold, and Detroit Tigers.


Rodney Lontine photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Institute of Music

The Flint Institute of Music has a new CEO. We speak with Rodney Lontine about his plans for the venerated institution, as well as the Flint Symphony.


Flint Mayor strikes hopeful tone amid challenges

Aug 5, 2016
Karen Weaver photo
Courtesy photo / City of Flint

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver addressed the city’s challenges and opportunities in her first State of the City address on Thursday. We get her thoughts on the city’s future.

Current Sports | 8/2/16 | #754

Aug 2, 2016
Independent Lens / WKAR-MSU

MLB Trade Deadline, Detroit Tigers, T-Rex Documentary, Bryant Nolden, Jason Crutchfield, Claressa Shields, and Tickled Tuesday.


A new book might be a pick-me-up for the people of Flint. It’s called “Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology.” We talk with editor Scott Atkinson.


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WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Michigan has been watching the nominating conventions. We discuss those and July’s other big news stories in our Month in Review segment with Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The food truck phenomenon in America is often seen as a novelty, literally a vehicle to offer specialty cuisine or as a mobile culinary classroom, but a new truck getting ready to roll in Flint is at the heart of a much more basic mission. Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on the impending debut of “Flint Fresh.”


Flint water
WKAR File Photo

Professor Marc Edwards has become renowned as the leader of the Flint Water Team, the nearly 40 member group of civil engineering students and staff from Virginia Tech University.

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