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waterloop #19: Micah Ragland on Being From Flint and Going Back to Help


Micah Ragland is a native of Flint, Michigan and served as a public outreach official in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration.


In this episode Micah describes the history and people of Flint, as well as his experience growing up in the city. He explains how the Flint drinking water crisis unfolded for him, beginning with texts from relatives and then spending 11 months in the community as a central part of EPA’s response. Micah talks about the current situation in Flint and the remaining work to address the lead problem.


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