Created Equal, Season 2: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha On “the Perfect Storm” That Led to Flint

WDET’s “Created Equal” Season 2 focuses on the Flint Water Crisis and the elected officials, health care and environmental experts, and citizens who were on the ground from the beginning.

“There’s many long-standing causes that created the Flint Water Crisis, it wasn’t one person and one decision. It was a perfect storm of many issues: Disinvestment, racism, austerity, capitalism.” – Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha, is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her role in uncovering the Flint Water Crisis and leading recovery efforts. She is the founding donor of the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

WDET’s “Created Equal” Season 2 focuses on the Flint Water Crisis and the elected officials, health care and environmental experts, and citizens who were on the ground from the beginning. 

The podcast season is a companion to the book “What the Eyes Don’t See,” written by Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, above, whose research showed Flint children had elevated lead levels in their blood after the switch.