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Stateside Podcast: Lead in Benton Harbor's water

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Marina Shemesh
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Seven years after Flint's water crisis rocked Michigan, why are we seeing elevated lead levels in communities such as Benton Harbor? It's complicated, and Michigan Radio editor Lindsey Smith has been on the story for years.


Lindsey Smith is an editor at Michigan Radio, and has been following the Flint water story for many years. She produced a national award-winning documentary for Michigan Radio on Flint called "Not Safe To Drink."

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Laura is Executive Producer of Stateside. She came to Michigan Public from WDET in Detroit, where she was senior producer on the current events program, Detroit Today.