Flashpoint 8/29/21: Rep. Peter Meijer weighs in on disaster in Afghanistan after visit to war-torn country; county executives discuss controversial COVID safety precautions

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Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – Disaster in Afghanistan as suicide bombers take aim at American troops and Afghan civilians trying to leave.

We spoke with Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Meijer who just returned from a controversial trip to Kabul.

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With school bells poised to ring and COVID case counts moving higher, the debates continue raging over masks and vaccines. The leaders of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties weighed in on controversial COVID safety precautions put in place.

Segment One

Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Meijer speaks about disaster in Afghanistan

Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans; Macomb County executive, Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive, David Coulter

Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode with a tribute to late Michigan Congressman Paul Mitchell.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.