#8: What the Eyes Don't See: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis

By Jared Hocking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Hanna-Attisha (Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha,) who almost single-handedly exposed the Flint Water Crisis, joins the podcast to discuss lessons from her excellent book "https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42040559-what-the-eyes-don-t-see (What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City"), which was named one of the New York Time's 100 most notable books of the year in 2018. Dr. Mona is the Director of the Pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. In 2016 she was named one of https://time.com/collection-post/4301337/marc-edwards-and-mona-hanna-attisha-2016-time-100/ (Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world). She was also awarded the Heinz Award in Public Policy (2017), was named one of Politico's 50 most important people in 2016 and won the James C. Goodall Freedom of Expression Award in the same year. In this conversation we discuss what factors gave rise to this crisis and what we can learn from it, her role as an activist and how this provides an example to other change-makers, the invisible forces, especially policies, that shaped this crisis and our society, how anti-democratic laws directly precipitated this crisis, https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/attacks-on-science (the dark age of science) we are living through and its implications, the state of environmental injustice in Michigan and America, the resilience of Flint and its people, and many other topics.  Background reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/sunday/flint-inequality-race-coronavirus.html (I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient )(Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, New York Times) https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/opinions/flint-water-myths-scientific-dark-age-roy-edwards/index.html (Flint Water Crisis shows dangers of "Dark Age of Science)" (Marc Edwards, CNN) https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-22/pm2-5-air-pollution-harms-human-health-reduces-iq-in-children (The Devastating Impacts of Air Pollution on Children) (Bloomberg) A written plus audio transcript of this episodehttps://app.podscribe.ai/episode/48346487 ( is available here ) Support this podcast

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