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Radio Free Flint Podcast

Video Interview Podcasts & Essays

April 30, 2020

My Paper Route

Arthur shares a few thoughts on one of his first jobs, delivering the Flint Journal. It was one of the most important jobs he ever held.. Paper routes can teach teenagers everything they need to know about politics. Unfortunately, paperboys and papergirls were replaced by technology. There is o…

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Professor Avon Burns, of C.S. Mott Community College, spent a career training people to become cops, lawyers and probation officers. She worked to bridge the gap between the community and the police. In the age of outrage about police misconduct she has suggestions for communities like Flint. Michi…

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In spring of 1975, the US government decided to save as many orphans as possible during the tumultuous fall of Saigon in the last days of the Vietnam War. On April 4, an aircraft lifted off the ground with hundreds of babies and young children crowded into its upper and lower decks, attended to by …

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Safetyville, Flint Michigan has a very special place in the hearts of a lot of boomers. STOP-LOOK-LISTEN remember that lesson? Many Flint baby boomers received their first drivers license at Safetyville in Flint. It was located at Kearsley Park. The powered cars were actually vintage replicas of th…

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Rev Fr. Phillip Schmitter, currently assigned to Christ the King Catholic Church. He has spent nearly 50 years of his life serving Flint's catholic community at a variety of churches. His career has been marked by his passion and devotion to serving the poor. In the finest of Catholic traditions,…

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Mark Parsell operates South Main Studio, a Memphis, Tennessee recording studio. The studio attracts recording artists from across the globe. He is also known as the "Mayor" of South Main. After 27 years as a sales and advertising executive, Mark entered the music business with the promoters flair…

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We are a Michigan podcast featuring storytelling and interviews with interesting and smart people such as authors, musicians, journalists, activists, lawyers, athletes, entrepreneurs and artists. Storytelling includes local and Michigan history. If you like intelligent conversation you will love Ra…

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Singer Dan Hall and songwriter David Norris share stories of nearly 40 years authoring songs about the Great Lakes and the American labor movement. Their important work has been featured on PBS documentary specials about the UP and Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. Their work has been part of the Sh…

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Flint Golf Club Professional Emeritus Harry Barrett is a legend in Flint, Michigan. He retired after 50 years serving as a golf teaching pro. He has worked with some of the best names in golf over his long career.

Harry's work has helped develop some of the best Michigan golf pros and amateurs…

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Discover Flint, Michigan's culture and society, crime, punishment, public health, and arts and entertainment. Let the lessons about Flint also reveal solutions for other American cities.

Radio Free Flint is dedicated to the beleaguered American city of Flint, Michigan and communities like it acro…

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