We caught up with hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur Russel Simmons in Ferndale, Michigan yesterday where he was participating in a fundraiser to support a pop-up healthy foods store in Flint, Michigan. Mr. Simmons is using his celebrity status to raise awareness about the plight of citizens that he met in Flint. Here he shares his views on the water crisis, and its reverberating effects on the community of Flint.
For more on what’s happening now in Flint, after the media spotlight has faded, check out this update from our producer in the field, Aaron Martin.
And if you missed our half-hour special on Flint that aired on the WORLD channel earlier this year, Beyond the Tap, you can check it out here.