The #FlintWaterCrisis with Secretary Clinton and Flint Mayor Weaver
- Steve Harvey dedicates the entire hour to the water crisis in Flint, MI, with an audience full of residents bussed in from Flint. Flint, MI has become a tragic snapshot of an American city in crisis. In April 2014, Flint switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River in a cost cutting measure. It became a man-made disaster when residents learned that the river was corroding the city pipes and contaminating the water with lead. Careless government actions resulted in a community full of frustrated and angry members, many of whom have fallen ill from the contamination. The health effects took months to appear and even longer to verify. A city of almost 100,000 people was poisoned and is now in a state of federal emergency.
- Presidential hopeful SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON joins Steve to talk about her recent visit to the troubled city and what she learned from talking to the people of Flint. FLINT MAYOR, KAREN WEAVER joins the conversation, with an inside look at what needs to be done to fix the problem and how much money it will cost.
- In an effort to help relay accurate health information to the residents of Flint, Steve also welcomes DR. MARILYN McPHERSON-CORDER (the chair of pediatrics at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C.), JIM ANANICH (a MI state senator covering the 27th District in Flint and the Senate Minority Leader), BOB BOWCOCK (water consultant and engineer who helped to expose the crisis in Flint) and CHARLIE LeDUFF (investigative journalist and national correspondent for FOX television stations). You won’t want to miss this enlightening hour, full of helpful tips for people living through the Flint water crisis and suggestions for people nationwide, on how they can help the residents of Flint.