Pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha exposed the Flint water crisis through her research, revealing that children were subjected to dangerous levels of lead in Flint, Michigan. Her new book, What The Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City recounts the events leading up to and resulting from the environmental and human disaster. Paced like what some have called a detective thriller, Dr. Hanna-Attisha seamlessly mixes Flint history with her own personal memoir of family, science, politics, and social justice.
On Sunday, September 30th, Dr. Mona joined WKAR's Peter Whorf in conversation about her book at Traverse City's historic City Opera House as part of the National Writers Series of best-selling author conversations. The season of author talks, regularly hosted by NY Times best-selling author Doug Stanton, is now a radio show on WKAR NewsTalk 105.1FM and AM870 starting Sundays in October at 1:00pm. Stay tuned to NewsTalk, wkar.org and WKAR's Facebook pages for more information about when Dr. Mona's program airs. Many thanks to our partners at Interlochen Radio for making National Writers Series shows available to Capital Region listeners.