PUBLISHED JUN 14, 2019

Skimm This: The US and Iran, Flint, and Father’s Day

It’s June 14th. Today, we Skimm’d This:


  • This week, there were explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz. A fifth of the world’s oil travels through the Strait of Hormuz. So: it’s an important place. And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pointing the finger at Iran over these tanker explosions. But Iran’s saying: ‘not us.’ We’ll break it down for you.

  • Yesterday, Michigan prosecutors said they’re dropping criminal charges in the Flint water crisis. But they say they’re planning to launch a more expanded investigation. We’ll walk you through what happened in Flint, and what happens next.

  • And finally: Father’s Day is this Sunday. We asked you about the fathers and father figures in your life. And you delivered. Listen in.


theSkimm: There were explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. The US is pointing the finger at Iran, who’s saying ‘not us.’ These two countries have been going at it for a while – but the implications of this latest fight are global. We’ll break it down. Meanwhile, Michigan prosecutors are dropping criminal charges against officials accused of contributing to the Flint water crisis. But prosecutors say: they’re still investigating. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: Dads. We asked you to call in and tell us about the fathers or father figures in your life. Hear what our listeners had to say.

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