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Week in Review: Ford scraps most of its sedans, and Flint's water crisis reaches its fourth year

The Ford Taurus at an auto show
Dave Pinter

Ford this week announced plansto stop making almost its entire line-up of cars by 2022. That means we can say farewell to the Fiesta, the Taurus, the Focus, the Fusion, and the C-Max hybrid. Only Ford's iconic Mustang and a small crossover will remain in production in the North American market. 

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss Ford's decision to focus on its better-selling lines of trucks and SUVs, and whether GM might follow suit.

They also talk about a survivor of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse who may run for Michigan State University's Board of Trustees, the four-year anniversary of the start of the Flint water crisis, and a new report that says costly efforts to reduce phosphorus levels in Lake Erie have yet to be effective.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of All Things Considered at Michigan Radio. She also co-hosts Michigan Radio’s weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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