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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
For years, images of Flint have captured the city’s various challenges: joblessness, poverty, and crime. And that was before the city’s water crisis. Meet the Hermans, a family who still proudly calls Flint their home town.