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“WAVES” featuring VORDUL MEGA of CANNIBAL OX
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http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/01/21/regina-boone-photographer-time-magazine-flint-water-crisis/79108298/

http://time.com/4187507/time-flint-water-crisis-cover/

http://time.com/4189116/flint-michigan-water-study-photo/

http://time.com/4189299/flint-water-crisis-congress-committee-hearing/

http://time.com/4187382/water-crisis-flint-michigan-photography/

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/01/21/regina-boone-time-magazine-flint-water-crisis/79128998/

It is almost surreal to see Flint’s water crisis reaching Time Magazine. I definitely want to read this article. I haven’t bought a Time Magazine since I was in high school.

[6 of 9] “THE QUANTUM” (@QuantumFiles) Presents: “Waves” featuring VORDUL MEGA of CANNIBAL OX | The EP also includes the songs “Busy Minds” and “Treasury”. Free download and Soundcloud link in description.

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Today, roughly seven in 10 teachers assign homework that requires access to broadband. But data from where I work, at the Federal Communications Commission, suggests that as many as 1 in 3 households do not subscribe to broadband service at any speed — because of a lack of affordability and lack of interest. In Detroit, the numbers are even more troubling — seven in 10 students have no way to get online at home. It’s basic arithmetic: For too many students, these numbers don’t add up. Where they overlap is what I call the “homework gap.”
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EPA: High lead levels in Flint exceed filters' rating
Officials announced discovery of some lead levels in Flint water that exceeded rated capability of filters

Local, state and federal officials Friday evening urged all Flint residents to get their water tested for lead after recent samples exceeded levels that can be effectively treated by water filters handed out to residents.

“It is essential that all Flint residents have the water in their homes tested as soon as possible,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a news release Friday. “Please make it a priority for your family and encourage your friends and neighbors to obtain testing kits as well. The kits are available free of charge at the water resource sites within Flint fire stations.”

The 26 samples from unfiltered water collected since late December from around the city ranged between 153 parts per billion and more than 4,000 parts per billion (filters only filter out 150 ppb). If tap water contains lead at levels exceeding action level by the federal Environmental Protection Agency of 15 parts per billion, the federal Centers for Disease Control recommends taking action to minimize exposure to the lead in the water, although no level of lead is considered safe.

Water testing kits are available at City Hall and all Flint fire stations. Residents do not need to test their own water. Officials said they may fill up the testing bottle and return it to where it was obtained. Residents with questions can call the United Way’s helpline at 2-1-1.

“While residents were being told to relax and not worry about the water, the Snyder administration was taking steps to limit exposure in its own building.”

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Sphinx Organization: Where classical music meets social justice

“Sphinx has had a historic impact on classical music. Two decades ago, the number of African Americans and Latinos in American orchestras was a little less than 2%. Today, that number has risen to more than 4%, and many winning auditions were past Sphinx laureates.

The competition has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and prize money since 1998, sent alums to all the top music schools in the country and helped increase the number of black and Latino string players soloing with orchestras annually from nearly none to more than 25. This year, 20 semifinalists will be competing for more than $100,000 in prizes, scholarships and performing opportunities with major orchestras.

Afa Dworkin talked with the Freep Press about Sphinx’s mission, money and impact.”

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DeLorean to return to production for 1st time since '82
DeLorean Motor plans to build about 300 replica cars starting next year.

Oh for heaven’s sake… Really? And they think they’re going to get $100K for these things?

The last time I saw a DeLorean for sale locally the guy had a $5,000 price tag on it with “OBO” appended to the end of the ad. They were having trouble giving the things away, and for good reason; they weren’t very good cars. You couldn’t park them in a normal parking spot because of the gull wing doors, they got horrible fuel economy, they weren’t very fast, didn’t handle all that well…

Still, I suppose there are enough idiots out there that will actually buy one of these things.

Hombre que caminaba horas para ir a trabajar sube de peso

TROY, Michigan, EE. UU. (AP) — Un residente del área de Detroit que dijo que caminaba 34 kilómetros (21 millas) diarias para ir y volver del trabajo dijo sentirse muy aliviado un año después de que le regalaron un automóvil nuevo y una serie de donaciones, aunque solo tiene un reproche: ha aumentado de peso.

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El diario The Detroit Free Press reportó el año pasado la caminata que hacía diariamente James Robertson hasta la fábrica de Rochester Hills donde trabajaba. Poco después, lectores generosos le regalaron el automóvil y le donaron un total de unos 360.000 dólares, con lo que pudo mudarse de Detroit al suburbio de Troy.

“La gente me pregunta por qué sigo trabajando. No cambio eso por nada”, dijo al periódico (http://on.freep.com/1PgpFxO ).

Ahora el trabajador de 57 años de edad tarda unos 12 minutos para llegar al trabajo. El periódico reportó el domingo que la nueva situación de Robertson no ha solucionado todos sus problemas. Todavía quiere hacerse de nuevos amigos y adaptarse al nuevo vecindario, además de perder peso porque ya no está haciendo tanto ejercicio como antes.

Robertson dijo que es improbable que se jubile pronto, en parte porque valora sus amistades en el trabajo.

Todos los días de semana y últimamente muchos sábados, Robertson hace el viaje hasta su trabajo en Schain Mold & Engineering, donde opera una maquinaria, pero a diferencia de necesitar cinco horas de caminata y autobús, llega al empleo en minutos.

“Su asistencia es perfecta, no ha faltado un solo día”, dijo recientemente el gerente de la planta Todd Wilson. “Nada de ese dinero lo ha cambiado en absoluto. James sigue siendo una de las personas más amables y consideradas que conozco”.

Chequtta Evans with granddaughter Jaliyah Gray, 5 and her husband Antwan Evans of Flint in their living room on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
The family like many in Flint spent part of their Saturday going out and getting free cases of bottled water from local fire stations to cook with, clean the dishes and bath with.
They are one of thousands of families affected by the ongoing Flint water crisis and they said they don’t see an end to this for two years or more. They say their granddaughter has developmental issues from the months and months when she drank the tap water and that she is constantly itching her back and stomach areas.
Coverage of the Flint water crisis at Freep.com (at Flint, Michigan)

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says 15,000 pipe lines can be removed in 1 year under her proposal; 32 crews would be brought in to complete lead pipe replacement - @KatreaseS_freep

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says 15,000 pipe lines can be removed in 1 year under her proposal; 32 crews would be brought in to complete lead pipe replacement - @KatreaseS_freep

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Hombre que caminaba horas para ir a trabajar sube de peso

TROY, Michigan, EE. UU. (AP) — Un residente del área de Detroit que dijo que caminaba 34 kilómetros (21 millas) diarias para ir y volver del trabajo dijo sentirse muy aliviado un año después de que le regalaron un automóvil nuevo y una serie de donaciones, aunque solo tiene un reproche: ha aumentado de peso.

El diario The Detroit Free Press reportó el año pasado la caminata que hacía diariamente James Robertson hasta la fábrica de Rochester Hills donde trabajaba. Poco después, lectores generosos le regalaron el automóvil y le donaron un total de unos 360.000 dólares, con lo que pudo mudarse de Detroit al suburbio de Troy.

“La gente me pregunta por qué sigo trabajando. No cambio eso por nada”, dijo al periódico (http://on.freep.com/1PgpFxO ).

Ahora el trabajador de 57 años de edad tarda unos 12 minutos para llegar al trabajo. El periódico reportó el domingo que la nueva situación de Robertson no ha solucionado todos sus problemas. Todavía quiere hacerse de nuevos amigos y adaptarse al nuevo vecindario, además de perder peso porque ya no está haciendo tanto ejercicio como antes.

Robertson dijo que es improbable que se jubile pronto, en parte porque valora sus amistades en el trabajo.

Todos los días de semana y últimamente muchos sábados, Robertson hace el viaje hasta su trabajo en Schain Mold & Engineering, donde opera una maquinaria, pero a diferencia de necesitar cinco horas de caminata y autobús, llega al empleo en minutos.

“Su asistencia es perfecta, no ha faltado un solo día”, dijo recientemente el gerente de la planta Todd Wilson. “Nada de ese dinero lo ha cambiado en absoluto. James sigue siendo una de las personas más amables y consideradas que conozco”.

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BREAKING: Congress to call Snyder to testify on #FlintWaterCrisis
Rep. Brenda Lawrence said a House committee will invite Gov. Rick Snyder to discuss Flint water crisis Feb. 3.

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House committee is expected to hold a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 3, on the Flint water crisis and the government’s response to high lead levels in drinking water there, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence’s office said Thursday.

And Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who has apologized for the state’s handling of reports of high lead levels in Flint’s drinking water after it switched to the Flint River as its water source, is expected to be among those invited to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

A spokeswoman for the committee did not immediately return a request for comment on the hearing, which would be the first congressional inquiry into the crisis. President Barack Obama signed an emergency designation for Genesee County and Flint last Saturday and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is supplying water and water filters to residents.

Lawrence, D-Southfield, a week ago sent a letter to leaders of the committee, of which she is a member, asking for the hearing, saying it’s Congress’ responsibility to address “a man-made disaster created by the poor policy decisions of elected and career government officials.”

So far, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has taken the brunt of the blame for not requiring corrosion control treatments at the Flint water plant once it switched from Detroit-supplied water to more corrosive water from the Flint River as a temporary cost-savings move.

It wasn’t immediately apparent whether the hearing would be a full committee or subcommittee hearing. Lawrence’s office, however, said that besides Snyder, Chairman Jason Cheffetz, R-Utah, has accepted her suggestions for other invitees as well, including Dan Wyant, who resigned as MDEQ’s director in the wake of the crisis; EPA Region 5 Director Susan Hedman, and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

Also to be invited were Dr. Mona Hanna-Atissha, a pediatric doctor at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, whose findings of elevated lead levels in children’s blood spurred outside investigations into the crisis, and Virginia Tech Professor Mark Edwards, a specialist who brought a team to Flint to study the level of lead in the city’s drinking water.
It wasn’t immediately known if the invitees would accept, decline or ask to send someone in their place.


h/t: Todd Spangler at Detroit Free Press

Miigwech To the Freep for making this quote board on why I’m running… To help make sure everyone in Manitoba gets a fair shot at work, education and health care… Including LGBTIQ2S, newcomer and Indigenous communities.

I’m asking for your support as I seek the Fort Rouge NDP nomination.