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The Poisoned City: #bookreview

Humans need five basic things to survive: air, shelter, food, sleep and water. If any of these things are not up to standards, we will become ill at the very least.  

Air pollution, spoiled food, insufficient sleep, houses with mold and toxic water are just a few examples of things that can seriously affect our health. 

In The Poisoned City, Anna Clark tells the story of Flint’s water crisis. The crisis began in 2014 when the water source switched from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River. 

Clark also discusses the background of Flint and why the city was susceptible to this and other injustices.  I had forgotten that there was an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease during the water crisis. 

 The amount of lies that different levels of government told the people of Flint about the water is remarkable and horrifying. Several agencies fixed the numbers regarding levels of lead. No amount of lead is safe. The citizens of Flint knew that something was wrong with the water but the powers that be said: “Everything is fine. Don’t worry.” 

Thank goodness that they didn’t listen. The people of Flint are still dealing with the fallout from the crisis. What if the issue was unresolved?

Clark does a great job of introducing all of the numbers, percentages, statistics, etc. without making it boring or overwhelming. The book is a good mix of history, human interest stories and facts. 

  • I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075JN1J32/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Hour 24 Interview NOT On BuzzFeed.WTF

Hour 24
Hour 24

Update: The page with the interview has disappeared. Gone. Vanished. I’m not sure where it went or why. I’m hoping that it will be back soon. I may or may not be freaking out right now.


So I did this interview with Hour 24. It’s posted over at BuzzFeed. Check it out. They also have a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to make their next album. They’re going to be working with a really great producer. It’s an amazing opportunity for them.

Speaking of amazing – I love their promo photo!

They are also from Temperance, Michigan so Michigan readers – show them some love for sure! Ohio readers, don’t hold it against them. They’re just over the border so it’s almost like they are from Ohio. 🙂 Actually, I think at least one band member does live in Ohio.

At any rate, read more about them over here:

Hour 24 Interview on BuzzFeed

Nope. Sorry. It’s gone. Maybe some other time.