Something in the Water: Flint, Michigan and Beyond

The story of corroded pipes and lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan – and its devastating consequences for children – might never have leapt into the national conscience without one determined pediatrician. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha documented and publicized the problem, enduring attacks on her credibility along the way, and now fights for interventions to mitigate the impact. But ultimately, this is not the story of a single city, one vulnerable population, or an unusual government failure, but rather the tip of a national epidemic. Just how big is the problem? What can be done about it?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
As part of the Festival's signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
What do today's Republicans believe America's role in the world should be? The GOP's presumptive nominee... See more

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