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The dangers of lead poison — especially to children — have been known since the days of the Romans. But some 2000 water supplies around the country are contaminated with lead. We hear about a public health crisis that didn’t need to happen and what it will cost to fix it.

Later on the program, besides being Donald Trump’s campaign manager, who is Corey Lewandowski?

Republican Candidates Drop Pledge to Support Nominee 6 MIN, 29 SEC

Trump, Cruz and Kasich all promised to support the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, whoever that might be.  But that was then, this is now.  Last night on CNN, they all said, “never mind.”  Jim Antle is Politics Editor for the Washington Examiner, a conservative publication online and in print

James Antle, Washington Examiner (@jimantle)

Lead Poison: America's "Silent Epidemic" 33 MIN, 36 SEC

Lead in the water supply has created a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan -- and provided a wake-up call to the rest of the country. The water supplied by some 2000 water districts around the US is contaminated with lead. For decades, a powerful industry pushed for the use of lead pipes in buildings, including schools and private homes. Lead in the drinking water can cause organ damage and mental disabilities in children, and it’s well known that there’s no safe level. So how was a national crisis allowed to occur — and what’s to be done?  

Peter Grevatt, Environmental Protection Agency (@EPAwater)
Christopher Cerf, Newark Public Schools (@NPSvoices)
Alison Young, USA Today (@alisonannyoung)
Gerald Markowitz, John Jay College / City University of New York
Siddartha Roy, Virginia Tech (@H2Oetal)

Young on EPA's delay in releasing danger level for lead
Newark Public Schools Lead Water Testing Sampling Plan
DEP/NPS on temporary use of alternate water sources after elevated lead levels found
Roy on what a water quality report tells you

Lead Wars

Gerald Markowitz

A Look at Trump's Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski 10 MIN

Donald Trump’s campaign manager is in trouble, but Trump is backing him to the hilt. Corey Lewandowski had never worked for a presidential campaign, let alone run one, until Donald Trump summoned him to a meeting…and hired him on the spot.  Now Lewandowski has been charged with simple assault for grabbing a news reporter who was trying to ask Trump a question.  Will he be fired?  Trump answered that question today on Good Morning America

Before Lewandowski was charged in that incident, he spent four hours with Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post. 

Karen Tumulty, Washington Post (@ktumulty)

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