This week, we’re teaming up with Michigan Radio to bring you a deep dive into the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Need a refresher on the issue? Here’s a timeline and six reads to help get you up to speed on how decisions by the city led to contaminated water for thousands of residents.
On Thursday, we’re hosting a Q & A on Twitter with Michigan Radio’s Lindsey Smith. Her documentary, “Not Safe to Drink,” is the centerpiece of our radio episode this week. Using the hashtag #AskFlint, she’ll offer an expert’s perspective on the events that brought Flint to a state of emergency, along with the challenges it may face as officials work to address residents’ toxic water. We’ll moderate the discussion on our own Twitter feed, @reveal, from 11 a.m. to noon PST (2 to 3 p.m. EST).
Have questions for Smith about what’s going on in Flint? We’re collecting as many as possible ahead of time (though you’re welcome to submit during the Q & A, too). Simply tweet your inquiry to @reveal with the hashtag #AskFlint, or add it here on our Facebook page. Want to send us your question directly? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow Smith on Twitter: @lzsmitty.
We’ll see you Thursday.