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The Flint Water Crisis: Contaminated Drinking Water Part 1

Video Podcast: Part 1 of 3 Episodes
The Flint Water Crisis has what many prosecutor's find in a racketeering case: cover-ups, purposeful law breaking to reap more profits, shadowy backroom deals that make absolutely no sense. Poisoning the drinking water supply of an American city is unthinkable. What is even more baffling is that the dishonesty, greed and arrogance could create a human disaster on the scale of a large natural disaster. The Flint Water Crisis and its contaminated water was a man-made disaster. Its consequences of poisoning children with lead are not fixable.

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by
Anna Clark, the 2018 best selling book delves into the people, policies and the problems faced in post-industrial Flint, Michigan. Her book is a a masterpiece in explaining the incompetence of government, the deep and troubling racism and greed deindustrialized cities face from the State governments that oversee them.

Clark is a world class writer and in a three part series takes us through the Flint Water Crisis from A-Z. The contaminated water was suspected in 2014 and eventually by 2016 the Michigan Attorney General was conducting a criminal investigation to hold people responsible. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be paid to victims of the lead poisoning, most are children.

Anna Clark lives in Detroit. She is a reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism with moral force.
Ann Clark's book won the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. It was also named one of the year’s best books by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Public Library, Audible, and others.

Visit the author's website for more information about Anna Clark.