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Created Equal, Season 2: Marc Edwards

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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.

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Marc Edwards, a civil engineer and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech conducted the research confirming that lead was poisoning Flint’s water. His work on the “Lead Crisis” in DC led to publication of a landmark paper documenting harm to DC’s children resulting from government agency negligence. He also created the Flint Water Study, an independent research team from Virginia Tech (VT) that volunteers their time, resources and expertise to help resolve scientific uncertainties associated with drinking water issues being reported in the City of 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. 

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. 


Joan Cherry Isabella, Program Director

Joan Isabella is Program Director for 101.9 WDET. She has a passion for cultivating diverse voices and opinions that move the conversation toward solutions.

joanisabella@wdet.org Follow @joanisabella

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