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    • What the Eyes Don't See

    • A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
    • By: Mona Hanna-Attisha
    • Narrated by: Mona Hanna-Attisha
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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    Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan - in the name of austerity - shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps - but officials rebuffed them, insisting it was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water - after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state health department's approval.

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    • Corroding the American Dream

    • By: Mona Hanna Attisha
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Eighteen months ago, as a pediatrician here, I discovered that the untreated tap water corroding the city’s plumbing was poisoning our children with lead. State officials called my science faulty and accused me of creating hysteria. But I was right and persisted, and with brave parents, pastors, journalists and scientists demanded answers until this continuing public health disaster was finally acknowledged. An entire city, with about 10,000 young children, was unnecessarily exposed to lead, a neurotoxin that causes irreversible brain damage. The corrosive water also likely caused the deaths of a dozen people from Legionnaires’ disease. Flint remains traumatized.

    "Corroding the American Dream" is from the February 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mona Hanna Attisha and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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