“When we saw this decision to switch the water source to the Flint river. If you’re from Flint, it sounds like the punchline to a joke.” – Rep. Dan Kildee
Flint native and Congressman Dan Kildee first appears in “What The Eyes Don’t See” on page 131. In this episode, he details how the system failed the citizens of Flint, and his efforts to make Washington understand.
Born and raised in Flint, Dan Kildee, Congressman for Michigan’s 5th District, serves as Chief Deputy Whip, part of the Democratic leadership team in the 116th Congress. Congressman Kildee serves on the Ways and Means Committee and he also founded Michigan’s first land bank – the Genesee County Land Bank.
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.