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Media Roundtable: Flint's ongoing water crisis & the Supreme Court upholds partisan gerrymandering

Jun 27, 2019


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we revisit Flint, Michigan's water crisis with Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy. State prosecutors recently dropped all criminal charges against eight government officials implicated in the scandal, saying a more thorough investigation is needed.

Later in the show, we'll discuss the Supreme Court's refusal to approve the citizenship question on the 2020 census and the decision to uphold partisan gerrymandering.

 

Guests:

 

Anna Clark, Detroit-based journalist and author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy

 

David Daley, independent journalist and author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count

 

Web Resources:

 

The New York Times: Flint Water Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges, With Plans to Keep Investigating

PBS: Flint Water Crisis Deaths Likely Surpass Official Toll

Grist: The EPA failed Flint. Now we know exactly how.

The New York Times: Why the Supreme Court's Rulings Have Profound Implications for American Politics