Yesterday, former Michigan governor Rick Snyder and eight other top officials were indicted with forty-two charges—ranging from willful neglect of duty and involuntary manslaughter to obstruction of justice and perjury—after a new investigation into the Flint water scandal of 2014. Today on the show, WORT news director Chali Pittman takes this opportunity to do a […]
“A Thousand Beautiful Dreams” Flint, Michigan has become a symbol of how social and environmental justice (and injustice) are intertwined. We welcome the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers, under Dr. Gabriela Hristova, to join with us in presenting recent music that gives voice to the tragedies of the past and present, the promise of social […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: Obama absorbing America’s sins, The Republican Branch of Mensa, Donald “the Don” Trump: Evangelical Strongman and Real Estate Developer from the Great State of New York Values, The Keynesian Method of Low Animal Cunning for Investment Success, as well as speculation, back-stabbing, proselytizing and other lessons in business acumen.
Tony Castaneda is joined by Sid Roy, a Ph.D. student and Communications Director of the Flint Water Study at Virginia Tech to discuss the Flint water crisis. The Flint Water Study team formed to provide scientific investigation, data and support to Flint residents when the city, state and EPA failed to address concerns about water […]
Ever since Flint, Michigan’s, appointed city manager ordered the city to switch from using water from Detroit’s water supply to using the toxic Flint River as the city’s water source in an effort to save a few bucks, the city’s water has been contaminated with lead and other toxins. Lynna Kaucheck from Food and Water […]