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.

Plumber's union sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The national executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO is coming to Flint this week to rally the troops repairing the city’s water lines. Current State’s Kevin Lavery spends time with three Lansing plumbers as they canvass the city installing faucets and filters for free.

Off the Record 5/6/16 | Ep. 4545

May 6, 2016

Topic: Gov. Booed in Flint.  Guest: Ken Sikkema, Co-Chair Flint Water Task Force.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Physician at Hurley Children's Hospital
courtesy photo

Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU's College of Human Medicine and her team helped prove the children of Flint, Michigan, had been poisoned by a lead-contaminated water supply. Hanna-Attisha will deliver the commencement address at MSU’s undergraduate convocation on May 6.

The ceremony will be streamed here at wkar.org as a live webcast 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Dan Kildee photo
Courtesy photo / Cong. Dan Kildee

Flint Cong. Dan Kildee says all Americans should be focused on the water emergency in his city. Today, Pres. Barack Obama spends the afternoon in Flint. We talk Cong. Kildee about the visit and about his proposal for tougher federal lead standards for drinking water.


Effort aims at restoring parts of Flint River

May 3, 2016
Hamilton Dam in Flint
Courtesy photo / Flint River Corridor Alliance

Water infrastructure isn’t the only thing getting restored in Flint. There’s also a multi-million dollar effort to upgrade and restore Flint’s riverfront. Government and non-governmental participants are collaborating on the Flint River Redevelopment Project.


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Thu. Apr. 28 at 8pm on WKAR World  & Sunday May 1 at 4:30pm on WKAR HD | Dr. Marc Edwards leads the Virginia Tech research team credited with revealing deadly lead contamination in the public water supply in Flint, Mich. WATCH NOW

Melissa Mays photo
Courtesy photo / Melissa Mays

Melissa Mays has been one of the busiest and most vocal activists in the Flint Water Crisis. Current State speaks with her about how she and her city are doing two years after her family’s health issues began.


Tim Greimel photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

We talk with Michigan House Minority Leader Tim Greimel about criminal charges filed in connection with the Flint water crisis and his call for Gov. Rick Snyder to leave office.


City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

Flint isn’t the only city that could see massive lead service line replacement if the state officials have their way. The big question is who will foot the bill for a massive water infrastructure overhaul. We talk to Garret Ellison, environmental reporter for MLive.


Faces of Flint: entrepreneur sees beyond crisis to brighter future

Apr 15, 2016

We wrap up our "Faces of Flint" series with a man who's investing in the city despite the ongoing water crisis.


Faces of Flint: A mother searches for hope in time of crisis

Apr 14, 2016

We continue our "Faces of Flint" series with a day in the life of Flint resident Laura MacIntyre, as she navigates raising a family in the midst of the water crisis. 

Off the Record 4/15/16 | Ep. 4542

Apr 14, 2016

Topics: Flint Water and guns in the capitol. Guest: Genesee County Prosecutor, David Layton.

watch it at video.wkar.org

Faces of Flint: Hip Hop 4 Flint (VIDEO)

Apr 13, 2016
Mama Sol at microphone
WKAR-MSU

Flint hip-hop artist Mama Sol uses her music to bring attention to and give voice to the Flint residents struggling in the midst of the continuing water crisis. WATCH IT NOW at video.wkar.org

Faces of Flint: Laura MacIntyre (VIDEO)

Apr 13, 2016
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The Flint water crisis is making many long-time Flint residents question whether they can still make a life in the city. But Laura MacIntyre and her family aren't ready to give up on their hometown just yet. WATCH IT NOW at video.wkar.org 

Person with food items
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Undocumented immigrants in Flint's Latino community are finding support at the Hispanic Technology and Community Center, where food, water, and lead testing kits are provided without the requirement of an ID. WATCH IT NOW at video.wkar.org

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