Flint fights lead poisoning with farmers markets and cooking classes
After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. John Yang reports.
More of One Detroit’s Flint coverage:
One Detroit’s Senior Producer Bill Kubota catches up with Muslim American couple Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins from Ann Arbor for a conversation about their new PBS series, “The Great Muslim American Road Trip,” a journey of learning what it means to be Muslim in America today along the iconic Route 66.
Host Stephen Henderson talks with Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, Michigan EGLE’s Environmental Justice Public Advocate Regina Strong, and Community Response Team Chairperson Princella Tobias to learn more about the lead-contaminated water crisis currently affecting the city and its residents. The panel discusses the problems with Benton Harbor’s aging infrastructure, the impact of having unsafe drinking water in a predominately low-income community, and the possible solutions for resolving the water crisis now and in the future.
Host Stephen Henderson talks with stakeholders from Benton Harbor about the lead-contaminated water crisis currently affecting the city and its residents. They discuss aging infrastructure, the impacts of unsafe drinking water, and possible solutions. Plus, the Detroit Phoenix Center shares its latest campaign, “One Night Without a Bed,” which raises awareness and donations for the 4.2 million youth who experience homelessness each year.
The search for justice in the Flint water crisis has led prosecutors to charge former Michigan governor Rick Snyder with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty.
Christy talks with Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti about how his district is working to make sure students don’t fall behind while schools are shut down for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow at 9 pm, you’ll see the latest Great Lakes Now special half-hour program, “The Door Flint Opened.” Great Lakes Now Bureau Chief, Mary Ellen Geist, reports on how the Flint water crisis is forcing other communities to examine their own drinking water issues.