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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 …

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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 in…

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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 climate…

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Nov. 1, 2022

George Winters and his Red Piano

Musician George Winters has performed for audiences for over 50 years across America. The Michigan native is well-known in music…

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Oct. 26, 2022

In Flint They Don't Name the Streets for Us

This is a conversation with Sarah Carson about her book of poems, How to Baptize a Child, in Flint, MI. Carson's poems are a jarr…

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Oct. 23, 2022

Emily Doerr: What Can Be Done To Fix Flint's Schools?

Emily Doerr is a candidate for the Flint Community Schools Board of Education. The election will be on November 8, 2022. She join…

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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 Bryan McCree, a nationally known comedian, actor, and writer…

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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 Macedoni…

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Sept. 6, 2022

Prep School Transfers Impact Flint Prep Hoops and Culture

Flint, Michigan, has long been touted as a hotbed for high school basketball. Indeed, Flint has produced some of the top basketba…

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Aug. 30, 2022

Former Public Safety Chief of Bishop Airport Recalls Flint Terror Att…

Former Bishop Airport Public Safety Director Chris Miller discusses a 2017 terrorist attack at the Flint, Michigan, airport. He a…

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Aug. 25, 2022

Keeping Old Documents,Photos and Donating Your Treasures

In our highly mobile society, figuring out what to do with our old papers, photographs, and keepsakes is challenging. We accumula…

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July 26, 2022

A Conversation with Genesee Historical Center Archivist Colleen Marqu…

Colleen Marquise, Associate Archivist at the University of Michigan-Flint, Francis Willson-Thompson Library, takes podcast listen…

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June 21, 2022

Michigan Serial Killer Unmasked: John Norman Collins

John Norman Collins was an all-American boy. He was handsome, lived in Ann Arbor, and belonged to a fraternity. But there was a d…

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June 14, 2022

The Interesting Journey of a Flint Civil War Battlefield Flag

Flag Day Special. The Flint soldiers had much success as union soldiers in the American Civil War. There were 90,000 Michigan sol…

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June 8, 2022

Ben Pauli: Democracy and the Flint Water Crisis

Ben Pauli, a Kettering University Political Science Professor, is a water rights activist. Pauli embedded himself with a group of…

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May 31, 2022

"Mr Flint" Charles Stewart Mott an American Capitalist Pt II

The Life of Mr. Flint, Charles Stewart Mott . Mott was an early investor in General Motors Corporation, a company vice-president,…

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May 21, 2022

Troubadour of Crossroads Village Michigan: Neil Woodward

Troubadour Neil Woodward is an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and folk historian who helps preserve Michigan musical tradit…

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May 17, 2022

Semaj Brown, Flint Poet Laureate, Author and Educator

Flint Poet Laureate Semaj Brown gives a fascinating reading of her environmental injustice poems. Poet Semaj Brown shares stories…

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May 10, 2022

Marquise Gray: MSU Basketball Great & Flint Beecher Coach

Marquise Gray, the former Michigan State Spartan, is now the head basketball coach at Flint Beecher High School. Marquise Gray ha…

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May 3, 2022

Dave Liske: History of the Flint Style Coney Island Restaurant

Dave Liske discusses his new book "The Flint Coney: A Savory History." Learn about the history of the Flint food culture and love…

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April 26, 2022

Michael J Thorp: Michigan Trivia & People We Should Know

Michael J. Thorp Has Stories to Tell about His Life in Mid-Michigan Television and Radio. Michael Shares Curious Tales from His …

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April 19, 2022

Jan Worth-Nelson: History of the Iconic East Village Magazine

Jan Worth-Nelson, former editor of the East Village Magazine, shares stories about the colorful history of the iconic Flint publi…

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April 12, 2022

Connor Coyne novel "Urbantasm" Set in Deindustrialized Flint

In this interview, Connor discusses his newest novel, the 4th in the series "Urbantasm." The series is set in deindustrialized Fl…

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April 5, 2022

Flintstones: Whats in a Nickname?

What does it mean to be a Flintstone? Rustbelt Flint, Michigan, residents and expatriates, call themselves Flintstones. They disc…

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