Category: Flint

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

The show notes for Episode 27 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/the-flintwatercrisis-isnt-just-about-water-and-its-worse-than-you-though-wsg-rep-dankildee-flintgate.html Congressman Dan Kildee on Twitter: @RepDanKildee Melissa Mays on Twitter: @FlintGate Website: Water You Fighting For? Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook. The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.

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State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

State of Michigan avoids making home water deliveries in Flint, forced to pony up another $47 million

The State of Michigan settled a federal lawsuit this week that allows them to avoid having to make home deliveries of water to Flint residents without safe drinking water but compels them to spend $47 million in an attempt to do right by the beleaguered city.

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Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

The show notes for Episode 25 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-25-a-good-day-for-the-good-guys-with-special-guest-dnc-chair-tom-perez.html Philip Bump at the Washington Post: Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against Bob Costa at the Washington Post: ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post: Why Republicans were in such […]

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Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Mayor Karen Weaver: Two more years of water filter use for Flint.

Today is Day 529 since Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder admitted that the city of Flint had had its drinking water poisoned with the powerful neurotoxin lead through the actions and inactions of his appointed Emergency Managers. The true span since their water has been unsafe to drink, of course, is much longer than that. There’s been very little news coming […]

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State of Michigan to stop subsidizing Flint water bills for water they cannot drink

State of Michigan to stop subsidizing Flint water bills for water they cannot drink

“Unfiltered Flint water is safe, just don’t drink it, says state attorney”. That was the headline for a recent MLive.com article. In the article, the state attorney says Flint’s drinking water is “safe” but, “We are still recommending residents don’t drink unfiltered water.” Despite this fact, the state of Michigan announced this week that it will no longer be subsidizing […]

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Memo to GOP governors: Protecting Medicaid expansion means protecting Obamacare

Memo to GOP governors: Protecting Medicaid expansion means protecting Obamacare

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee reminds Governor Rick Snyder and others that without the Affordable Care Act, there would be no Medicaid expansion. At the moment, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is anyone’s guess. Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump promised to repeal the law on the President’s first day in office … but that obviously didn’t […]

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AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

AG Schuette engages in “superficial posturing”, wants to be on both sides of #FlintWaterCrisis suit (& much more news)

There is a lot of news to report today about the ongoing public health crisis in Flint. We cover this issue every week in our podcast, as well, so be sure to have a listen. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that last Thursday was the 1,000th day since Flint started using the Flint River for its drinking water […]

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Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

The show notes for Episode 16 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-16-great-signs-are-a-great-sign-wsg-leah-greenberg-from-the-indivisible-team.html Anne Savage: Photos from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. George Lakoff: Women’s Marches are the best response to Trump’s inauguration LOLGOP at The National Memo: The Tyranny of A Minority President Has Begun — And So Has The Resistance On the Media: A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets The four types […]

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Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

Gov. Snyder spent 70 seconds talking about cows, 95 seconds about the #FlintWaterCrisis in State of the State Address

To say that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address last night was a whitewash of the reality we face in our state is an understatement. He avoided any serious discussion about his plans to remedy the slow motion infrastructure catastrophe that is in visible progress. He never mentioned the tens of thousands of out of work Michiganders […]

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Episode 15 – How to avoid DOUBLING the maternal mortality rate w/ Erica Sackin of Planned Parenthood of America

Episode 15 – How to avoid DOUBLING the maternal mortality rate w/ Erica Sackin of Planned Parenthood of America

The show notes for Episode 15 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-15-how-to-avoid-doubling-the-u-s-maternal-mortality-rate-w-erica-sackins-of-planned-parenthood-of-america.html Washington Post: City parking permits for 200 buses are being sought for Inauguration Day. The number for the Women’s March: 1,200. People magazine: D.C. Dress Shops Dispute Trump’s Claim That They Are ‘Sold-Out’ for Inauguration: ‘There’s Never Been Less Demand’ LOLGOP in The National Memo: To Defeat ‘Disgusting Donald,’ We Must […]

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Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it

Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it

An exclusive interview with one of the most outspoken champions for the American people in the U.S. House of Representatives. Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee gets it. He’s been fighting for the American people, particularly working families, his entire career. And when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, he understands the human consequences better than most people: […]

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