Disclosure: this is not one of our “normal” episodes, but we couldn’t possibly be happier…or more proud…of how it all came together and turned out. The Flint Water Crisis is something that we’ve all heard about on the news, or read about online, or caught conversations about it at the office…but there’s a lot we don’t know. A LOT. Your most important takeaway? Get yourself to www.FlintKids.org and donate. More than anything else, last night really hammered home for us exactly how insidious and widespread this problem is. And how long the problem was silently ignored and brushed under who knows how many rugs and buried in an unknown number of inboxes. Not to mention the ripple effect that nobody’s talking about yet, or how far-reaching these issues are going to remain in people’s lives…
Our first segment was business as usual…news, events and information that caught our eyes over the past week, but then we dove right into the Flint situation.
In fact, things went a little differently than normal tonight. Instead of our normal four segments, we let the middle two run long and so we’ve got a three segment show for you to listen to, and it’s jammed full of information.
But again, your most important takeaway is to get yourself over to http://www.FlintKids.org and donate.
A huge thank you to Russ Dotson for helping us pull this episode together, as well as to our other in-studio guests: Kathi Horton, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint; Dr Martin Kaufman from the University of Michigan; and lifelong Flint resident Rob Kanous.
One more time – http://www.FlintKids.org. Get there.
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