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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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Sept. 20, 2022

Comedian Bryan McCree a Joyful Flintstone

Is it possible to make Flint laugh? If anyone can, it's Flint native and comedian Bryan McCree. He shares clips of shows featuring humor about life in Flint.

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Sept. 13, 2022

The Poet Daughter of Angelo's Coney Island

Carl Paul came to America through Ellis Island in New York from a country few in Flint, Michigan, know much about. North Macedonia, officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in Southeast Europe. In 1991, the ti...

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Sept. 6, 2022

Prep School Transfers Impact Flint Prep Hoops and Culture

Brandon Green, ABC-12 Sports Director, joins Radio Free Flint to discuss the trend of high school superstars transferring to Prep Schools. Does this change the culture of the infamous Flint area sports scene?

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Aug. 30, 2022

Former Public Safety Chief of Bishop Airport Recalls Flint Terror Attack

Former Bishop Airport Public Safety Director Chris Miller discusses a 2017 terrorist attack at the Flint, Michigan, airport. He also talks about the changes the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America had on current operations at Bishop  International Airport. Chief Miller led the security detail at the Flint airport on the day of the 911 terrorist attacks in 2001. His law enforcement career has spanned nearly 40 years in the Flint area.   He also retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Depa…

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Aug. 25, 2022

Old Documents, Photos and Donating Your Treasures

Colleen Marquise, Archivist at the Genesee Historical Collection Center, shares tips on sorting, storing, and donating your treasures to a historical archive. Colleen shares some humorous antidotes about the many donations of historical records she has processed. She also shares how a library archive views your "treasures" and what types of things are most needed to help keep the history of your community. Collen talks about what institutions do with your treasured photos and pictures once y…

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July 26, 2022

A Conversation with Genesee Historical Center Archivist Colleen Marquise

Colleen Marquise shares stories about prominent Flint area historical figures such as UAW Sitdown Strike activist Genora Johnson and Rev Bradford Pengelly, the colorful rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church during the 1920s. This is a fascinating virtual podcast tour of the University of Michigan-Flint, Francis Willson-Thompson Library. This episode is Part 1 of a two-part podcast. The Center has three primary collections: Flint Labor History, Civil Rights, and Community Organizations such a…

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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.