On The Line: Kayla Ruble Discusses the Flint Water Emergency

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VICE News journalist Kayla Ruble (https://twitter.com/RubleKB) joined On The Line to take your questions about lead contaminated water in Flint, MI, and the impact on Flint’s residents.

Earlier this month, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for the city of just under 100,000 people, who are at risk for toxic lead exposure due to citywide contamination in the water system.

Following criticism that clean water was not being distributed efficiently to the city’s residents, the governor called in the National Guard for assistance, and President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency over the weekend, authorizing $5 million of federal assistance, though he stopped short of declaring the crisis a “major disaster.”

Residents across the city had stopped drinking the city water in early 2015, and were forced to purchase bottled water out of their own pocket until state help arrived this month.

Read “Michigan Governor Releases Emails About Flint’s Water — But There’s a 7-Month Gap” – http://bit.ly/1nwcEXO

Read “Protesters Demand Michigan Governor’s Resignation During State of the State Speech on Flint Water Crisis” – http://bit.ly/201R4LV

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This Week On The Line: Kayla Ruble Discusses the Flint Water Emergency

On Thursday at 12pm EST VICE News journalist Kayla Ruble (https://twitter.com/RubleKB) will join On The Line to take your questions about lead contaminated water in Flint, MI, and the impact on Flint’s residents.

Earlier this month, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for the city of just under 100,000 people, who are at risk for toxic lead exposure due to citywide contamination in the water system.

Following criticism that clean water was not being distributed efficiently to the city’s residents, the governor called in the National Guard for assistance, and President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency over the weekend, authorizing $5 million of federal assistance, though he stopped short of declaring the crisis a “major disaster.”

Residents across the city had stopped drinking the city water in early 2015, and were forced to purchase bottled water out of their own pocket until state help arrived this month.

Read “Michigan Governor Releases Emails About Flint’s Water — But There’s a 7-Month Gap” – http://bit.ly/1nwcEXO

Read “Protesters Demand Michigan Governor’s Resignation During State of the State Speech on Flint Water Crisis” – http://bit.ly/201R4LV

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On The Line: Kayla Ruble Discusses the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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Kayla Ruble joined On The Line to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the global response to the spread of the virus.

Since the outbreak began, the contagion has infected more than 25,000 people and claimed more than 10,000 lives — mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Although transmission rates have slowed, new cases continue to be reported, and the economies of the hardest-hit nations remain at risk.

VICE News reporter Kayla Ruble has been following the global effort to combat the disease – both on the ground in Liberia, and from our newsroom – and answered your questions live.

Watch “The Fight Against Ebola (Full Length)” – http://bit.ly/1aOpk59

Read “Life After Ebola: Pain, Flashbacks, and ‘Post-Ebola Syndrome’” – http://bit.ly/1Pb0Z9j

Read “The End of Ebola: Inside the Race to Finish Vaccine Trials in Liberia” – http://bit.ly/1zGoSMU

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This Week On The Line (Trailer): Kayla Ruble Discusses the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

On Thursday at 12pm EDT Kayla Ruble will join On The Line to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the global response to the spread of the virus.

Since the outbreak began, the contagion has infected more than 25,000 people and claimed more than 10,000 lives — mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Although transmission rates have slowed, new cases continue to be reported, and the economies of the hardest-hit nations remain at risk.

VICE News reporter Kayla Ruble has been following the global effort to combat the disease – both on the ground in Liberia, and from our newsroom – and will take your questions live.

Watch “The Fight Against Ebola (Full Length)” – http://bit.ly/1aOpk59

Read “Life After Ebola: Pain, Flashbacks, and ‘Post-Ebola Syndrome’” – http://bit.ly/1Pb0Z9j

Read “The End of Ebola: Inside the Race to Finish Vaccine Trials in Liberia” – http://bit.ly/1zGoSM

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