RT America -- January 20, 2016

Blame game in Michigan: Flint officials try to manage water crisis

City and state officials in Michigan, including Republican Governor Rick Snyder, have their backs against the wall as residents of Flint demand answers over the roles they have played in the lead-poisoned water scandal rocking the state. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan speaks to Flint residents about how the lead exposure has affected them.

Detroit teachers stage ‘sickout’ to protest conditions of public schools

Most Detroit area public schools were closed Wednesday as teachers staged a “sickout” protest to highlight the deteriorating conditions that many of them teach in and their dangerous effects on students. RT’s Simone Del Rosario speaks with Democratic State Representative Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo about the teacher’s strike and what the educators hope to accomplish with it on local level.