Michigan Radio’s Coverage of Flint Water Emergency

By: Kristen Loszewski, Michigan Radio Marketing

Over the past few weeks, Flint’s water crisis has exploded as a huge national news story. Michigan Radio (91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit, 91.1 Flint, 104.1 West Michigan) has been covering the story from the very beginning, including the April 2014 water supply switch to the Flint River, the first citizen complaints about the smell and taste of the city’s tap water, and the first reports of lead in the drinking water last July.

Michigan Radio reporters have also been explaining the story to listeners nationwide on shows like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Rachel Maddow Show, Here & Now, The Diane Rehm ShowOn Point, and many local public radio station shows around the country. Lindsey Smith’s documentary about the crisis, “Not Safe to Drink”, was distributed nationally by The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal to public radio stations all over the country. And, last week, Michigan Radio’s Steve Carmody and Tracy Samilton provided NPR’s newscasts and newsmagazines with reports on the investigation into who knew what and when they knew it.

Michigan Radio continues to report on the latest developments in this ongoing news story.

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