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Aug. 9, 2020

Super Lawyer Tom Pabst on Whistleblowers, Police Misconduct and Civil…

Tom R. Pabst has dedicated his legal career to obtaining justice for the underdog, the weak, the powerless and those without a vo…

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Aug. 6, 2020

State Rep Tim Sneller: Memories from a 30-Year Career in the Michigan…

With over three decades of experience, broad knowledge of both state and local government, and deep roots in the community, Repre…

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July 29, 2020

Judge Herman Marable on his Career, Efforts to Help Kids in the Flint…

Judge Herman Marable has served 20 years on the 68th District Court bench. Over that time he has been active in helping high sch…

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July 26, 2020

UM Star Paul Staroba on Bo Schembechler, Touchdowns at the "Big House…

Paul Staroba was a three-sport standout at St. Matthew High, he enjoyed an outstanding career at the University of Michigan and p…

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July 23, 2020

#32 Schools & Pandemic: Michigan State Rep Sheryl Kennedy Discusses t…

State Representative Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) is a member of the Genesee County state legislative delegation. Her career is of…

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July 19, 2020

#31 Murals & Graffiti: Flint Public Art Project

Flint Public Art Project a non-profit group has helped fuel the creation of over 100 new murals in the City of Flint. This year, …

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July 16, 2020

Harry Barrett FGC Golf Teaching Pro

The Flint Golf Club has a place in Michigan history. It been host to the PGA Carling Open in the 1950's. It was where the legenda…

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July 9, 2020

#29 Michigan Murder Mystery: A Confession but No Bodies?

In 1995, in Flint, Michigan Prosecutor Arthur A. Busch received a letter from a man in a prison cell in Starke, Florida. The man…

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July 5, 2020

#28 Judge Jessica Hammon: Exciting, Smart and a Yoga Teacher for Deli…

Judge Jessica Hammon has an unusual passion for community service and yoga. The new Judge has taken her yoga practice so serious…

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July 2, 2020

Cold-Blooded Murders at Mary's Sunshine Dairy #20027

Mary's Sunshine Dairy was the forerunner of the more current version of a Genesee County party store. Almost from the start th…

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June 28, 2020

At 92,Harry Binder, Finishes His Last Crim Road Race.

At age 92, Harry Binder finished his last Bobby Crim Road Race. The Binder Family is well known in the Flint area for their succ…

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June 24, 2020

Judge Chris Christenson. His Path to the Bench.

Chris Christenson, is a dynamic lawyer and also a Flint native. He took an unusual path to the Courthouse and becoming Presiden…

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June 18, 2020

Scott & Me: #2: M&S Pop, Dawn Donuts, Kresege Store Selfies and Olive…

This is the second episode of the Boomer Zone. Arthur Busch and Scott McKinstry, lifelong friends talk about Radio Free Flint an…

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June 14, 2020

Toxic Tadpoles and Curious Kids: Flint's First Lead Crisis

General Motors dumped leaded automotive paints, thinners, laquors, and other chemicals into a public park and surrounding areas i…

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June 11, 2020

Gritty Flint: George's Gambling Joint, Armed Robbery and Pinball #200…

Most paperboys finish their route at the neighbor's house. Arthur Busch's route finished at a gambling joint on the "strip" in f…

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June 7, 2020

Welcome to Flint: Charlie's Drug Store Murder #20021

Arthur Busch narrates a story about the unsolved murder of a Flint drug store owner in 1954. It was the former prosecutor's welc…

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June 3, 2020

US Supreme Court & Flint's Gang-Related Murder Case #20020

Lawyers dream about appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Only a very small number of lawyers ever get the chance. Arthur Bu…

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May 31, 2020

Flint Culture Clash: Southerners Find Auto Boomtown USA

The second diary essay by Arthur Busch. Flint, Michigan is a rust-belt factory town. The town was transformed in the 1950's by a …

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May 31, 2020

Student Diary: A Riot at High School

History repeats itself. Flint Southwestern experienced violence that most remember as a "race riot" in 1970. The spark that sta…

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May 28, 2020

Income Inequality in a Factory Town

Arthur Busch discusses the awakening of the northern Hillbillies in the heartland of America. Intellectuals call parts of the co…

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May 26, 2020

Flint's Hidden History

Hop in for a ride with local history columnist Gary Flinn to the halcyon days of flint. Revisit the contributions of oft-overloo…

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May 23, 2020

Investigative Reporter's Most Haunting Murder Cases

Flint, Michigan has been one of America's most violent cities for decades. It has been been a national leader in per capita homi…

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May 16, 2020

Flint's 1960's "Golden Age" Memories: Hot Rod Cars, Music and Girls

Why are Baby Boomers looking back reveling in memories of the "golden age" of the 1960's and 1970's? Hot Rod cars, movies, music…

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May 12, 2020

A Career in Journalism In a Place Like No Other

So is it fake news or just the facts you don't want to hear or accept? Do headlines belie the news story? What is the future of…

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