Carpenter Road is a main artery that runs from one end of Flint to the other. New Jerusalem Baptist Church is one of the few buildings on this street. It’s connected to the Community Outreach for Family and Youth Center (COFY), which also serves as a food pantry. There’s a school a few blocks away, […]
Flint residents spent a Saturday afternoon catching up with friends and relaxing amidst the water crisis. Some residents blame race and socio-economic factors for the lack of progress in Flint. Regardless of how the world currently views Flint, many residents still find beauty within the city. Naomi Wilson has the story.
Along the downtown Flint Saginaw Street strip, the Mad Hatter marquee stands out above all others. The hat and menswear store has existed in different locations and been owned by multiple people in its near century of hat sales. As you walk inside the Mad Hatter, to your right, brass shoeshine footrests dangle below a […]
While only a handful of residents in Flint are still attending water symposiums today, some still believe that community activism can make an impact. Amanda Becker has the story.
A middle-aged African-American couple from Mount Morris must put their relationship on hold to take care of their 76-year-old father. Clyde Morris, a merchandise worker, makes a 15-minute trip to Flint, Michigan every other day to bring his father clean bottled water and daily necessities. Noreen Lewis, Clyde’s partner, recently lost her mother due to […]
Raising a pet can be difficult. Raising a pet in Flint, Michigan can be even harder. Workers at a local pet store in Flint can relate to that. Keio Horton reports.
The air of Flint Crepe Company is filled with the smell of crepes and the screeches of the espresso machine. If it weren’t for the exposed ceiling and the old timely bicycle hanging on the wall, Flint Crepe Company would look like any other coffee place. Underneath the bicycle next to the sugar and crème […]
The long term effects of high blood lead levels on child development are still unknown. Many parents are worried about the future of their children. Brandon Anderegg reports.
It’s just before 5 p.m. on a rainy Saturday in Flint, Mich. Inside Opa! Bar & Grill, formerly known as Thrifty City Bar, the smell of the fresh cool rain mixes with a warm musty smell of wood and beer inside the bar. At the only karaoke bar on Davison Road sits 64-year-old Flint resident […]
Students at the University of Michigan-Flint are still dealing with the effects of the water crisis on a near-daily basis. Some found the experience to be an opportunity to influence their community, while others faced harsher experiences. Rhea Riley reports.
A 26-year-old mother of three, whose name is Treasure, lives on a block of worn down homes, empty lots, and yards of brown grass and mud. On the corner, half of a house stands, black and charred, the upper half completely gone. It’s a land of broken dreams and lost promises. Showing the harsh reality, […]
From complimentary water bottles, to water filtration stations, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee journalism students share in the Flint experience by spending two nights at the only hotel in Flint. Sabrina Johnkins takes a personal look.
Students at the University of Flint-Michigan still battle the effects of the water crisis nearly three years later – with some even getting scabs from the water. According to the university’s website, the school began testing its water independently in October of 2014. This was in response to a city issued advisory to neighboring areas […]
Now going on three years without fresh drinking water, some Flint residents feel that their town’s economics played a major role in the government’s slow response. Keaton Walkowski reports.
On a rainy Saturday in Flint several years after the start of the water crisis, community members gathered at the New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church to learn about their tap water. The meeting was sponsored by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The organization has been there since January 2016 on emergency order […]
The first thing one might notice upon arriving in Flint, Michigan, is the Center For Hope being demolished. There are certainly societal and economic problems, but also positive signs of healing, from the Flint Institute of Arts to the Edible Flint Demonstration Garden and the Flint Farmers’ Market. Ed Makowski reports on the mix of […]
Nearly 783 million people worldwide live without access to clean water. While a vast majority come from impoverished or developing countries, just 372 miles from Milwaukee a once flourishing American city has been crippled by dirty water. The city of Flint, Michigan is well-known for two very different reasons. One being the birthplace of automotive […]
You’ll never know who you’ll run into in a bar. You might just run into someone who has met the president. That’s what happened at The Torch Bar & Grill on 522 Buckham Alley for a story on the restaurants around Flint and how they were coping with the water crisis. The manager wasn’t available […]
Never had I gone on a trip to another city in my life where I experienced a wide range of emotions. I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up to go to Flint. I just thought it would be something that would look good on my resume writing about how Flint has changed […]
The Milwaukee City Health Department’s epidemiologist, Marisa Stanly, sits down with Media Milwaukee to talk about the similarities and differences between Milwaukee and Flint.
It’s 1969 and Margie Hendson just purchased her first home in Milwaukee, but about a year later is when she got the bad news—her house was filled with lead. Since she owned her home, she had to pay for the repairs. Hendson was forced to replace every single window in her home, and she had […]