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Radio Free Flint Podcast

Radio Free Flint Podcast

We present audio and video podcasts about life and culture in middle America. Our essays and life histories share the story of people in America's rust belt.

This podcast is born of blue-collar, working-class values. Our podcast has its roots in the greater Flint area. We dedicate this podcast to the beleaguered town of Flint, Michigan, and communities like it across America.

Our podcast subjects include true crime, law, history, sports, arts, literature, the Flint water crisis, and more. Our interviews focus on society and culture in middle America.

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Nov. 22, 2022

Potholes, Roads and the Future of a Michigan Rustbelt Town

Potholes and crumbling infrastructure are problems for Michigan rustbelt cities like Flint, Michigan. Roads expert Dr. John Daly talks about fixing the damn roads.

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Nov. 15, 2022

Midnight in the Vehicle City: The Strike Heard Around the World

The conversation examines the impact the 1937 sit-down strike made on the culture of Flint, Michigan, and its people. Does the intensive local activism of 1937 that spurred the birth of the UAW still exist today in Flint? Midnight in Vehicle City by author Edward McClelland tells the gripping story of how workers defeated General Motors, the largest industrial corporation in the world.

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Nov. 8, 2022

Fly Away Home Snowbird

Millions of American "Snowbirds" seasonally migrate from the Rust Belt to the Sunbelt. They seek more comfortable, warmer climates during the cold winters "up north." Many of the Snowbirds also come from Canada. What is a "Sn...

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Nov. 5, 2022

Fly Away Home Snowbird: Reflections on Fall in Michigan

Fly Away Home Snowbird   LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE It's that time of year when the trumpeter swans disappear from our little northern Michigan lake. Our family has called the modest home on that lake "the cottage ." Lately, the Can…

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Fly Away Home Snowbird: Reflections on Fall in Michigan

Millions of American "Snowbirds" seasonally migrate from the Rust Belt to the Sunbelt. What does this lifestyle say about us and our culture? Do our patt…

Memories of Detroit Tiger Baseball Announcer Ernie Harwell

Award-winning journalist Jack Lessenberry shares special memories of Detroit Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell one of baseball's greatest broadcasters.

Michigan Lumber: A Flint Centennial Business

Michigan Lumber holds the distinction of being the oldest lumber yard in Genesee County, Michigan. The company contributed to Flint's prominence and grow…

About the Host

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Arthur A Busch

Founder and Host of Radio Free Flint Podcast

Arthur Busch is a veteran lawyer and educator with an acclaimed record of success in high-profile cases. He was a Prosecutor and community leader for decades.

Arthur Busch grew up in rust belt Flint, Michigan, just three blocks from the former General Motor's Fisher Body Plant #1. The auto factory was the site of the historic sitdown strike that gave birth to the United Automobile Workers Union.

Mr. Busch holds a BA in Urban Public Policy, and a Masters's Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University as well as a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He attended Flint Public Schools.