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.

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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portrait: Edwards
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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.

Great Lakes
Flickr/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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
man sitting down
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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Ron Dzonkowski photo
Courtesy photo / Ron Dzonkowski

Many are asking why media weren’t more on top of the Flint water crisis. We talk to Ron Dzonkowski, columnist for the Detroit Free Press and board member of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government, about the cloudiness of Michigan’s sunshine laws.


Off the Record 2/12/16 | Ep. 4533

Feb 11, 2016

Topics: Governor Snyder releases budget.  How much is going to Flint?  Guest: Pollster, Steve Mitchell from Mitchell Research.

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Geoffrey Fieger photo
Courtesy photo / Fieger Law

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger has filed a $100-million lawsuit against the state of Michigan and McClaren Flint Hospital over the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Fieger about the suit.


Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team photo
Courtesy photo / Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team

Virginia Tech water scientist Marc Edwards has emerged as one of the heroes of the Flint water crisis.

Off the Record 2/5/16 | Ep. 4532

Feb 4, 2016

Topics: Update on Flint water crisis.  Guest: Rebecca Meuninck, Ecology Center.

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Robert Kleine and Jim Ananich
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Flint State Sen. Jim Ananich may be the legislature’s harshest critic of the Snyder administration’s handling of the city’s water crisis. 

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

The Flint Water Crisis dominated Michigan news in January. Mark Bashore talks with Tim Skubick and Jonathan Oosting


Off the Record 1/29/16 | Ep. 4531

Jan 29, 2016

TOPIC: The panel discusses the Flint water crisis.  Guest: Attorney Dana Nessel hopes to expand the states civil rights law.

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