Diane Rehm Show: The Latest On The Flint Water Crisis 

The latest on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis and growing calls to hold government officials accountable.

Justin Roberson, left, age 6, and Mychal Adams, age 1, of Flint, Michigan, wait on a stack of bottled water at a Jan. 17 rally where the Rev. Jesse Jackson was speaking about the city’s water crisis.

In April 2014, the water supply in Flint, Michigan, was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save money. Almost immediately, residents reported problems with its smell, taste and appearance. Even a local GM plant stopped using it. Officials insisted the water was safe but then, last fall, a Flint pediatrician found dangerous levels of lead in children had risen since the water switch. Fast forward to today – a state of emergency has been declared and there are growing calls to hold government officials accountable. Guest host Susan Page discusses the latest on the Flint water crisis.


  • Todd Spangler Washington, DC correspondent, Detroit Free Press
  • Lindsey Smith west Michigan reporter for Michigan Radio; producer of Michigan Radio’s documentary, “Not Safe To Drink.”
  • Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha director of the Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan
  • Marc Edwards professor of civil engineering, Virginia Tech; expert on drinking water safety

Listen to the program segment at this link: The Latest On The Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis – The Diane Rehm Show

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