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In The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy, Anna Clark examines what happened to poison the water in Flint, Michigan. She digs into the public policies that need reform and drinking water policy decisions by the Flint and Michigan governments.

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Dave Norris, former WKMF Broadcaster and long-time friend of the Carter & Cash families, recounts a wild story about Johnny Cash performing at Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan.

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On a recent walk in Ogemaw, County, Michigan I discovered Bud. he is a turtle. the lake side is his home as is mine.

In May and June, we in Michigan experience these ancient creatures ending up on the road. often with deadly results.

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Video Podcast: Part 1 of 3 Episodes
The Flint Water Crisis has what many prosecutor's find in a racketeering case: cover-ups, purposeful law breaking to reap more profits, shadowy backroom deals that make absolutely no sense. Poisoning the drinking water supply of an American city is unthinkable. …

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Songwriter and bluesman Matt McDermaid is one of many songwriters to put Flint, Michigan in the title of their songs. We interviewed him about his song "The Flint City Blues" a hometown song. We explore why and what Flint, Michigan means to him, then and today. Matt first performed music at St. Joh…

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This century, the Sharee Miller case is one of Michigan's most notable true crime murder cases.

This case is believed to be one of the first internet murder trials in America. The love triangle that Ms. Miller fostered with a police officer resulted in the death of her husband, Bruce Miller. The…

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John Norman Collins was an all-American boy. He was handsome, lived in Ann Arbor, and belonged to a fraternity. But there was a dark side to this young man.

The media and others dubbed John Norman Collins "The Michigan Murderer." In the late 1960s, Collins stalked college-age women like prey. His…

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The Flint River Blues is one of many songs written about the Flint Water Crisis. Colton Ort, a singer songwriter documents for history the led tainted contaminated water of Flint, Michigan. His lyrics pointedly describe the response by government officials to the complaints of the citizen, many of …

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In this interview, Connor Connor discusses his newest novel, the 4th in the series "Urbantasm."

Connor Coyne is a writer living and working in rust belt Flint, Michigan, a town devastated by de-industrialization. Connor spent his teenage years in Flushing, Michigan. Connor represented Flint's 7th…

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Cindy Johns discusses homelessness and the causes of homelessness in the Flint area.

Carriage Town Ministries began in 1950 as the Flint Rescue Mission on the banks of the Flint River at Grand Traverse Street. The organization has been working to find solutions to poverty and homelessness for 7…

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Ernie Harwell was the voice of Detroit Tiger baseball. He was also a cultural icon. This podcast episode is full of memories and stories about Ernie Harwell and is to cherish all that Ernie meant to the people of the Flint area and the State of Michigan. Guests on this episode include award-winning…

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The 10th Michigan Infantry Regiment flag traveled to civil war battlefields.

There were 90,000 Michigan soldiers deployed in the American civil war. The 10th Michigan Infantry Regiment was organized at Flint, Michigan, and mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on February 10, …

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Planet of the Humans has already been seen by over 10 million viewers world-wide!! Jeff Gibbs, a Flint native, is a successful documentary filmmaker. Jeff and his lifelong friend, Michael Moore recently released an eco-documentary movie, Planet of the Humans. Jeff grew up in the Beecher area and g…

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With over three decades of experience, broad knowledge of both state and local government, and deep roots in the community, Representative Tim Sneller has hit the ground running in the Michigan House of Representatives and is working hard to serve his home community.
Currently, Tim is serving his s…

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Radio Free Flint (www.RadioFreeFlint.media) interviewed Sandra Branch.
The 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, the goal for 2020 is to add between 60 to 75 more and artists are needed to make that vision a …

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Radio Free Flint (www.RadioFreeFlint) interviewed:
State Representative Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) is a member of the Genesee County state legislative delegation. Her career is off to an amazing start being named to a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee where she serves on subcommi…

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Radio Free Flint (www.RadioFreeFlint) interviewed:
Judge Herman Marable has served 20 years on the 68th District Court bench. Over that time he has been active in helping high school students through his charitable initiative : Judge Marable's Student of the Month. He describes how he has helped …

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Radio Free Flint (www.RadioFreeFlint.media) interviewed:
Paul Staroba was a three-sport standout at St. Matthew High, he enjoyed an outstanding career at the University of Michigan and played several seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Paul is a member of the Flint Area Sports Hall of Fam…

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This episode has also been published at www.RadioFreeFlint.media and can be heard everywhere your podcasts are available.
Arthur Busch discusses the awakening of the northern Hillbillies in the heartland of America. Intellectuals call parts of the country where globalization has decimated manufact…

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Watch a 4 minute clip of The Boomer Zone to get a feel for upcoming episodes. The first full episode is also posted here on YouTube.

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Why are Baby Boomers looking back with reveling in memories of the "golden age" of the 1960's and 1970's? Hot Rod cars, movies, music, girls and all that made up their youth seem to be fair game for conversation these days. Is it a look away from chaotic times? Is is a fair assessment that times…

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Good school districts are more than a function of how much money they collect from taxpayers. Schools must connect with the community where they are located in ways that go beyond math, science and reading. Flint, Michigan at one time was the envy of America in having developed and funded concept…

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Flint natives Scott and Michael McKinstry started and published Old Time Baseball News, a national baseball publication spotlighting retired baseball players. The paper was published in Flint for 12 years until the business was sold due to illness. Scott recounts meeting up with numerous major l…

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Rachel Cole is a Nashville, Tennessee musician with Flint roots. Rachel has a singing style that is best described as Nashville soul with Americana roots. She is a remarkable singer/songwriter whose passion fills every ballad. Her song Rugged Road is a wonderfully done tune, the kind you cannot get…

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