During a Press Conference this morning at Virginia Tech, Mark Edwards, the lead scientist in the Flint water investigations announced that after 5 rounds of testing on the water of Flint, the levels have dramatically changed and have found themselves slightly below normal. They will continue to conduct tests on the water to make sure that it stays below normal levels and does not fluctuate, but for now, scientifically the crisis is over. The people of Flint have reason to be in doubt and Mark Edwards himself even believes it will be awhile before trust is restored between the people of Flint and their government but there is no denying that the trust has been depleted and the damage cannot be undone. DTV has been with the Crisis and we will still be as the entire thing unfolds.
DTV has recently been invited to The CW 46 by Drew Moore to film the talk show Community Wide. While we were there, DTV talked about their new documentary In The Line of Fire and their coverage on The Flint Water Crisis, and what it is like to be High school journalist. The talk show was taped on Wednesday May 10 and aired Sunday May 14, if you missed the show click the link here.
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America is said to have the most firearms per capita in the world.
In 2015 alone there were 64 school shootings.
After the Sandy Hook shooting the NRA membership surged to 5 million people.
Over the past few months DTV has been tirelessly working on our new special “In the Line of Fire”. This special will be hosted by Jordyn Bruns and talk about gun violence in America. We have reached out and spoken to different people from all walks of life to bring you the arguments on both sides of this subject. A police Chief, a Flint preacher, a Sun Times reporter from Chicago, a Pro-Gun father, and an Anti-Gun activist are the people that make up this story.
Unlike our other specials we decided to tell the story from their points of view because everyone has a different interpretation of this controversial subject. For instance, you will not only hear from the father that lost his children, but also from the father that is educating his kids about the constitutional right that he believes will protect them for the rest of their lives. “In the line of Fire” examines 3 questions:
Is there a gun problem in America?
Why is there a problem?
How do we fix it?
The special will also talk about the divide in our country, laws and government play into this problem. You will have a chance to see how the state laws and restrictions are different from each other. It will also showcase the Congressional Debate going on in the national government between Democrats and Republicans.
Below are links to our Gun Violence Promo and the Open to our special. Be sure to check them out and keep your eyes peeled for the Gun Violence page.