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Dec. 27, 2020

MC5 Guitarsist Wayne Kramer: Rock and Roll Pioneer

Wayne Kramer is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, author, producer, and film and television composer. He was co-founder …

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Dec. 20, 2020

Ernie Harwell: Detroit Tiger Broadcaster (ft Jack Lessenbury)

Jack Lessenberry and Flint area Detroit Tiger fans share their special memories of Ernie Harwell in this tribute podcast. Award- …

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Nov. 29, 2020

Flint Water Crisis: Musical Tribute (ft Antje Duvekot and Barb Barton)

Two amazing award winning singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot of Boston, MA and Barb Barton of Lansing, MI use their voices and plat…

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Nov. 26, 2020

Kate Garns: Self Talk & Motivational Speaking

Kate Garns is a national motivational & leadership speaker, Disney Performer and author. Kate works with student government leade…

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Nov. 22, 2020

Marty Embry: Flint Basketball Legend

Marty Embry is a legendary basketball player, whose teams at Flint Central High School won two Class A Michigan High School baske…

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Nov. 19, 2020

The Purple Gang's Legendary History (ft Gregory Fournier)

Gregory Fournier is the author of The Purple Gang: Detroit's Kosher Nostra is a concise history of one of America's most notoriou…

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Nov. 14, 2020

Hip Hop Artist and His 90-Year-Old Grandma Pen Flint Water Crisis Song

Hip Hop recording artist Joe Ryan III a Flint, Michigan native, was profoundly moved to action by the Flint Water Crisis. He call…

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Nov. 12, 2020

Toxic Brownfield and the Flint River

Flint, Michigan's Buick City brownfield site does not have just a little bit of toxic chemicals left behind by GM, there appears …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Flint River Blues: Colton Ort

The Flint River Blues is one of many songs written about the Flint Water Crisis. Colton Ort, a singer-songwriter documents for hi…

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Nov. 10, 2020

A Cain & Able Murder Case: David Melfi

A true crime story about fratricide. The killing involves fraternal twins. One twin, David Melfi along with a friend helped kil…

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Oct. 24, 2020

Ode to Singer Songwriter Justin Townes Earle

Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle was a Nashville, Tennessee native who understood Flint, Michigan perfectly. Justin never pl…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Safetyville, USA Part 1

Safetyville, Flint Michigan has a very special place in the hearts of many baby boomers in the Flint Area. This podcast narrative…

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Oct. 12, 2020

Characters in the Commercials: Flint Television Advertising

Mark Parsells' stories of the history of radio and television advertising in Mid-Michigan are full of humor. Mark's late father, …

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Oct. 1, 2020

Harrowing Rescue of Orphan Babies, a Plane Crash and a Flint Hero, Ph…

Sgt. Phillip R. Wise, a Flint, Michigan native, has been on a decades-long quest to find the answers about the crash of a C 5-A t…

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Sept. 27, 2020

Truck Camping: The Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinaw

The Radio Free Flint Camper Truck Tour Podcast continues with a visit to the mighty Mackinac Bridge. With a total span of approxi…

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Sept. 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: My Eulogy

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life in service to the cause of women's rights and equality. She was a giant in history eve…

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Sept. 19, 2020

Truck Camper Tour: Lake Michigan and Wilderness State Park

Arthur Busch takes his Radio Free Flint podcast on a Truck Camper tour along the magnificent shores of the Great Lakes. Nowhere o…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Remi Harris

Remi Harris is one of the most accomplished guitarists in the United Kingdom. He grew up in the Midlands of England which has be…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Labor Day Tribute: UAW Dir Steve Dawes

Steve Dawes is a new UAW Regional Director and shares labor's goals and aspirations for the future. He also shares his path to l…

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Sept. 5, 2020

Michigan's Woodstock: Sherwood Forest #20042

The story of Sherwood Forest (Davison, Michigan) is an improbable one that is part of Rock and Roll History. In the 1960's and 7…

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Aug. 30, 2020

Wild Rice in Michigan with Author Barb Barton

Barb Barton is the author of the book Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan. As a lifelong Michigander and an endangered s…

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Aug. 23, 2020

Planet of the Humans: A Movie About Surviving Climate Change

Planet of the Humans has already been seen by over 10 million viewers world-wide!! Jeff Gibbs, a Flint native, is a successful do…

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Aug. 16, 2020

Flint's White Backlash: George Wallace, Don Williamson & Trump #20039

Flint's blue collar workers have long led America's political rebellions. History tells us exactly why. My latest podcast exami…

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Aug. 15, 2020

1970's Flint and Other Tall Tales: Jon Harpst

Jon Harpst is a colorful figure in Flint's history. Jon was instrumental in the beginnings of the Bobby Crim Road Race and getti…

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