The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
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WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

Off the Record 3/18/16 | Ep. 4538

Mar 17, 2016

Topics: Flint Water Hearings.  Guest: Rep. Al Pscholka, (R).

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Current State talks with Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News about the potential cost of legal services related to the Flint water crisis.


MSU ‘Empowers Flint’ with new app

Mar 3, 2016
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WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University communications experts are lending a high tech hand to Flint residents affected by the city’s water emergency. It's the new Empower Flint smart phone app.


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WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University and WKAR-TV have put the power of information in the hands of Flint residents through a new tool that navigates community resources in the wake of the ongoing water crisis.

Month in Review: Flint fallout, House DPS plan

Feb 29, 2016
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We revisit February’s top developments in the Flint Water crisis, the Michigan House’s controversial plan to save Detroit Public Schools and more with Kyle Melinn of MIRS News and Alethia Kasben of Gongwer News.


MSU Today | February 28, 2016

Feb 28, 2016

Flint is the focus as Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with interim MSU Extension director Jeff Dwyer.  I talk with MSU’s internationally famous Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.  The Flint River Watershed Coalition wants you to know “It’s not the River.”


Dr. Marc Edwards with Mark Bashore
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Dr. Marc Edwards was central in confirming a serious water problem in Flint and leads ongoing analysis that will determine when it’s safe to drink again. We talk with Dr. Edwards about how long it will be before Flint’s water is safe and reforms he says are needed to protect America’s drinking water.


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Dr. Marc Edwards addresses communities in crisis, public-inspired science and the land grant mission. WATCH NOW at video.wkar.org

Off the Record 2/26/16 | Ep. 4535

Feb 25, 2016

Topic: Committee to review Flint Water Crisis.  Guest: Rep. Sheldon Neeley, (D) Flint.

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2pm Thu. Feb. 25 | Dr. Marc Edwards will address communities in crisis, public-inspired science and the land grant mission. The talk is open to the public with free reservation and available online as a LIVE WEBCAST.

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We check in on the biggest environmental stories from around the region with commentator Gary Wilson for our February Great Lakes Month in Review segment.


Flint journalists update city’s water emergency

Feb 19, 2016
City of Flint water tower
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Reporters from around the world have been writing about the Flint Water crisis. We hear what it’s like to be a Flint journalist covering it daily from the city from Flint Journal editor Bryn Mickle and reporter Ron Fonger.

Dr. Janet Stout photo
Courtesy photo / Special Pathogens Lab

The state of Michigan is under fire over information contained in newly released emails that show a less than urgent response to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint. 

BWL lends expertise to Flint pipe replacement plan

Feb 12, 2016
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Lansing Board of Water and Light

The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s replaced a lot of lead water pipes in recent years. In the process, they’ve perfected a method they say can help Flint replace thousands of its lead service lines more quickly. 

After the broadcast episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat for this online exclusive.

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