Obama Visits Flint

Episode #45

Obama Visits Flint

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This week, we discuss President Obama’s remarks in Flint, Michigan, where families and leaders are still dealing with the ongoing effects of their water crisis. Obama’s visit comes on the heels of Michigan’s attorney general filing criminal charges against three government workers associated with the crisis, as well as Governor Snyder’s highly criticized promise to drink water from Flint for 30 days. To discuss these developments and the future of Flint, we talk to Jim Ananich, Michigan’s Senate Minority Leader, who is a Flint resident and represents part of the city. We also air an encore presentation of our interview with Curt Guyette of the ACLU of Michigan, who recently won the 2016 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism for breaking the story that Flint’s water was contaminated with lead.