Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson, Created Equal

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rep. Dan Kildee Talk Seeking Justice in Flint Amid Water Crisis

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My constituency is the children of Flint,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

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Dr. 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.

Flint native and Congressman Dan Kildee first appears in “What The Eyes Don’t See.” In this conversation, 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.


Click on the player above to hear Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson speak with Dr. Mona and Rep. Kildee.


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. 


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