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Look, I Made a Hat! (Stephen Sondheim)
"Hello and welcome to misinformation Trivia podcast for ladies and Gents, and whoever who? what I lost my train of vodka. Feed Trivia Quiz Yeah like Trivia. Teams in Trivia. Listened this podcast. We are hosts I'm Lauren Julia. Yeah when you. Layered half to oh, God. We've been doing this for like almost three years now. I know it's kind of amazing. So good that we're both organized. People are else. This would not have happened for as long as. Know. Basically doing a book report every week for three years. Who knew that we loved book reports so much, so we decided to like a side hobby. So speaking of book reports actually mine is a pretty today my topic is. As Book Report he is. It's GONNA get for the most part this weekend next and my next topic the week after next I think is going to be very very like middle school. This is my. This is my report on so and so. But. Today I decided to do a little a little something different for all Lt. I've I'm expanding my my my mind and my different areas, and like going back in time to where where I was like where I wasn't high school, and what my where my interest lied, so. Today my topic is going to be on Sondheim. is to make. DIS lunch everybody La. So. Caveat. About Sante time. Your girl Lauren is recovering musical theater nerd. I cannot sing which I think. Where a lot of my resentment lies about musical theater, so I used to be super musical theater, and then I was not, and I am to this day like very uncomfortable with musicals, so I am not super familiar with Sondheim like the nitty gritty about it so I will not be. You know giving you personal stories about things, but I will say son. Heim has been involved with both one of my favorite musicals and my most hated musical, the musical I hate more than anything in the whole wide World Flint. Let's just get into it. Shall we please? Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born march twenty, second, nineteen thirty. He is still alive. He's ninety this year. Yep and we'll talk about that in a minute, but He was born into a Jewish family in new. York City the son of Janet and Herbert Sondheim. His father manufactured dresses designed by his mother. and. The composer grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan and after his parents divorced on a farm near Doylestown Pennsylvania so he was an only child of well-to-do parents, and he lived in the San. Remo on Central Park West and was described in Merrill. seacrest biography, which is called Stephen Sondheim a life. He was an isolated, emotionally neglected child. Perfect for. Perfect for musical theatre Yep he traces his interest in theater to warm for May, which was a broadway musical. He saw when he was nine quote. The curtain went up and reveal the piano. sondheim recalled a Butler to the duster and brushed it up tinkling the keys. I thought that was thrilling. He attended the New York. Military Academy and George School, which was a private quaker preparatory school in Bucks County Pennsylvania. When Sondheim was ten years old, his father already, a distant figure had left his mother for another woman. Herbert sought custody of Steven, but was unsuccessful. sondheim explained it biographer secrets that he was what they called an institutionalized child, meaning one who had no contact with any kind of family. You're in though its luxurious, you're in an environment that supplies you with everything, but human contact, no brothers and sisters, no parents, and yet plenty to eat and friends to play with and a warm bed, you know. SONDHEIM detested his mother, who is said to be psychologically abusive and projected her anger from her failed marriage onto her son. He said when my father left her. She substituted me for him and she used me the way she used him to. Come onto and berate. beat up on. You see what she did for five years is treat me like dirt, but come on to me at the same time. She wants wrote him a letter I know. She wants wrote him a letter, saying that the quote only regrets, she ever had was giving him birth.
Healing Hypnosis with Erika Flint
"L. Everyone welcome to the addictive by PODCAST. My guest today is Erica Flint Erica. You want to introduce yourself. Yeah, sure so I spent. Fifteen years in high tech as a software engineer, and went through some really low period in my life, and ended up wanting more, and so I became a hypnotist, and now I am get to help people retrain and reprogram the most powerful computing device in the world, which is the human mind, and so I love helping people with all sorts of issues I love to help people lose weight. Stop Drinking. Stop smoking a sleep better. Better and I hope a lot of entrepreneurs get out of their own ways that they could be successful and I'm also a bestselling author, and I love helping people my latest, but can you be a hypnotist? Is All about taking people who've been through challenges in their own life, and then they want to become a hypnotist themselves and turn around and help other people, so that's the other part of what I do is I help? And people with big hearts that went to be of service in the world I helped them become hypnotists and help other people in the world. The world better place awesome. That's the whole reason. I wanted. You know podcast because I'm really curious about hypnotism. I've heard of it I have clients that asked me about a hey. Have you tried this on like well? I don't I don't know so I was excited to have you on, so you could explain it and talk about it, and we could discuss it in more detail. Yeah, and a lot of people have questions. Questions about hypnosis, because for most people you know, their experience with Enosis is oh, they saw something on America's talent, or they went to the fair, and they stop. They saw stage hypnotists or their high school graduation. They had a hypnotist, and so that's people's primary experience with stage hypnosis, and so I love telling people. How do we take what you might see on a stage hypnosis show? How do we turn that into something extremely useful in your everyday life once we make it into the hypnosis office, so just let me know questions you have about it. Great because that's that's been my experience is. Going to the fair and seeing the guy on stage. Who makes people do crazy things or do a crazy dance or I? Don't know, stand on their head. All sorts of crazy stuff and the krog goes wild and everything like that, so that's been my experience of hypnosis, but you're talking about something a little bit different. You're talking about what I understand is like a clinical hypnosis or hypnosis that can help you move through some of the stuff you were saying earlier. Addiction or eating issues or smoking are probably a lot of other. Other stuff too right right and one of the things that will tell people is. They'll say to me. Oh Eric. Are you GonNa? Make Me Bark like a dog, or are you? GonNa make me click like a chicken, and they're trying to reference you know what they see in stage. hypnosis in one of the want everybody to understand about hypnosis really is that yes, you can do things in hypnosis like you see in a stage hypnosis show, but those shows really are for entertaining. So the purpose of those shows really to demonstrate. Wow! Isn't this ICAL function of the mind? Is it really possible for me to be able to forget my first name? And under what circumstances would that be useful right we'll. It's not released. In that case, and so, can we take that function? Though is there something that can we demonstrate the power of the mind and help? You not experienced the pain chronic pain that you've been experiencing. Can we use hypnosis and help you overcome your limiting beliefs and figure out why you keep eating, even though you're not hungry and so I like to ask my clients when they when they ask me those questions. Questions about clicking a chicken or barking like a dog, I say well. Is that what you really want to do? In Your Life like that? That can kind of demonstrate the power of hypnosis, but if we're really talking about empowering your mind, what would you really liked to do? Because nobody has ever once asked me to to be able to cook like a chicken therapeutic setting people are interested in that. They want to stop smoking. They want to stop being and so that really is part of my job. As a hypnotist is to say, Hey, you know that's that's cool in that. That's interesting, but if you really could have the full power of the human mind, what would you really want to do right
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"So the commissioners of the state buyer there's about forty five thousand lawyers, and about thirty two lawyers get elected to the to the commissioner so I'm one of the thirty two that got elected and what we do is we meet several times a year and we work on various different projects that have to do with the lawyers in state, because we're self regulating body, there's all kinds of things that come up that we have to be responsible for or have input on, but we also get input from the Supreme Court whenever there's GonNa. BE A legislative change. Or Court will change. They send it over to us to review and farm out to our subcommittees like the real property law section of the Criminal Law. Section. we help coordinate all goes any any response to something major like this pandemic we've we've had several calls is like this for the last two weeks where we've had to work on various issues that are basing lawyers like the new. That just came out this week. Notaries allowing be. Allowed to notarize something remotely. which has never been never been allowed before, so? I think there will be changes from this. Corona virus pandemic. Affected lot of professions including the legal profession. And that might very well be one of them because we can do it during a crisis or I can't do it all the time and. Tell me about that. I guess arguments curious to know. I'm not actively practicing law anymore. Tell me what impact this. Has had on the legal profession in Genesee County. Oh. It. It varies from. Specialty to specialty sure, but in our practice we are a small firm firms. Three of us now we used to or lawyer. There's three of us currently, and we do a lot of real estate and business litigation. We also do craigslist lot of probate estate, planning, probate, litigation, and then rick and I both do criminal fence Oh. Specialties has had different impact. Who who are your partners near? When? Line, yes! Greg Theater Line, and Rick, Worthington and Rick as a off over flint police officer who's been attorney with us for seven years now. Okay, all right so each of the areas of law I'm sorry. I kind of interrupted you because we were using names and nobody knows those people that are at least nobody we need. Identify them as long. Chris. In terms of your practice. How has it impacted your your particular practice area? Well it's been. It's been twofold the the real estate transactions..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"At Charlie's drugstore waiting for my dad. My older sister Carol about eight years old at the time. Slipping in magazines when it creepy male figure next to her. She since this man was up to no good. He was covering something in his hand with a sweater. Man made his way past mom. Toward the back of the store. Charlie was back where the money was kept. For check cashing. MOM frozen place and in time. She heard a gunshot ring out from Charlie's direction. Mom gathered up my sister. Carol and they raced out the front of the store in hidden entrance of Sicilys Pizza. which was located, right next door. To the drugstore. Once my sister was secure. Mom went back to check on Charlie. He was dead. The, Robber Blue Charlie's brains out. This scene played out on July summer evening somewhere near midnight at break time. By Fisher won the ICONIC GENERAL? Motors Auto Factory in Flint Michigan the scene outside the automobile assembly plant would soon be bustling with workers catching their lunch breaks. Wives often met their husbands at break time. Bringing their loved ones, warm meal or just a kiss to say hello. Drugstores in that era. Served several purposes with one being an after hours working class bank. Cashing checks selling. Money orders. And Western Union services. Charlie's drugstore is the nineteen fifties classic Drugstore Complete with a Soda Fountain stocked with. Boxes and my favorite baseball cards in a wide slice of double bubblegum. Corner Drugstore was a stereotypical party store. Of Its time, absent the liquor. That came couple decades later. It was in with the liquor out with a milkshake counter. And Flint drugstores near auto factories were flush with cash. Banks closed at five o'clock. For people having paycheck to pay living paycheck to paycheck, they must go on. The events leading up to the murder, my mom watched. was blurred to her. The gun toting murderer quickly fled into the steamy July night. Mom Carol. And I were very lucky. Our lives snuffed out that hot July evening. Dad was supposed to meet MOM at the drug store to get his paycheck. Any wanted to cash it. Instead he was greeted by a swarm of Flint police cruisers in emergency responders. Mom was interviewed by the police about the robbery and murder of Charlie the store owner. Mom and sister Carol were the only eye. My mom was scared to death that the killer would come looking for her. She couldn't sleep at night traumatized by the robbery. Two days after the robbery and murder the Flint Journal. On the front page. Top of the fold article. Wrote about the tragedy published. Wrote about this tragedy and then publish my mom and my sister's names along with their address on paying Galle road in the dixieland subdivision. Dad used to always say and life. It's not who you know. It's not what you know. It's who you know. I guess he got that line in the air force. He needed to calm and comfort my mom some way. He, called the City Councilman He asked of the city would install a street light at the corner opin, Galley and Browning streets right out in front of the House. The brain streetlight fully illuminated street corner as well as the front yard of our simple, Cape Cod style home the murderer charlie. Remains unsolved to this day. I arrived the healthy. IRA arrived healthy short time later of Flint's McLean. Hospital Clarin Hospital was. As recently gone down in infamy as the site of the world's largest outbreak of legionnaires disease during the flint water crisis. This is some. Argument between McLaren and the city of Flint about who is to blame. Between two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen. The State of Michigan, public health. Department reports indicated that one source. Caused the legionnaires disease in Genesee county that sick and ninety people killed twelve. That source was McLaren. Flint Course like everything in Flint. Clarin hospital disagreed with its government. As we could expect, mom never got past nat event in her life. There's a bit of serendipity. Where one's life comes to a violent end. With the future prosecuting attorney as its unborn witness. Welcome the Flint Michigan!.
Sheriff takes off riot gear and walks with protesters in Flint
"But the jealousy county sheriff is gaining attention for his actions during the protest of police brutality Jeff Chris Swanson asked protesters how we could help them during the March in flint on Saturday night then he took off his helmet put down his baton to March with protesters while they chanted walk with us share of Swanson said it's the way protest should be done with no violence no damage and no one
Sheriff takes off riot gear and walks with protesters in Flint, Michigan
"A Michigan sheriff joined protesters in flint township on Saturday putting down his weapon and saying I wanna make this a parade down a protest let's see here the was the Jesse county sheriff Chris Swanson spoke with demonstrators who were met by police in riot gear the only reason we're here is to make sure you get a voice that's it Swanson said these cops love you the cops will hug people that are here we want to walk with you we are literally with you he smiled and then high five people in the crowd who responded by chanting walk with us walk with us and he did it Chris is actually a friend of mine Chris is a guy who has done a lot of volunteer work rescuing slaves all over the world I was with him in Mexico as we went on a mission and in Mexico rescuing slaves and he's
Police Officers Prompt Cheers As They Take The Knee With Protesters
"In some cities across the country police officers joined protesters in a call for an end to police brutality images went viral of officers in Miami Dade Florida who took a knee oppose made famous by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in flint Michigan the jealousy county sheriff took off his helmet and laid his baton down before he joined the protest March a move that two cheers and in Camden New Jersey officers help carry a banner reading standing in solidarity and seem to join the crowd chanting no justice no
In Michigan, a Genesee County Sheriff supports Flint demonstrators during peaceful march
"Tennessee county sheriff started the night last night with riot gear in a baton as protesters marched near the city of flint by the end of last night sure of course Swanson was walking in the marching band sure of joining us right now very interesting turn of events for you last night sheriff it was historic my brother it was beautiful to see tell me how exactly it happened again I can't imagine that the evening started off with that plan in your mind not at all you know everybody in the world it's saw an eight minute forty second video of honorific police action and we are not that there's great police officers in the entire country around the world that don't subscribe to that in so you felt the tension build then we saw those protests being advertised it started around four thirty five o'clock and that you could feel the tension and I could tell yet you're certainly before eight ishe and they marched towards the the police department and I I I saw the turn of events happened by the second and it was it was highly contentious it was highly volatile and I can only say that died we always rely on our training and experience but I know the people of flint I know the hearts and all those years twenty seven years on the job I knew it was a time when I saw the first fist pump I said these these folks need to be talked to and I simply went to what we call the shot caller the that lead organizer I gave a bagel bear hug and I said bro tell me what you need because that's not who we are and he said tell the people to get their attention and he hollered out and I immediately started talking it down they saw the heart and I explain that these caps on the line don't want any problems and they are human beings and you saw what was what was said and then the final straw the one that I called the historic moment flint Michigan is when I asked what else do you need this a walk with us and we walked in what they wanted was a voice they wanted somebody to understand and they want action they don't want lip service and that was a glorious moment I K. we walk another mile nav back we stayed there to almost midnight there was not a single arrest not a single fire and not a single injury so sheriff do you think this is an example that maybe you can set and others can follow suit and and maybe things can remain peaceful one hundred percent in fact if I might add this is gotten global attention because of all that's happening and I don't know the people's committees but I do know that law enforcement officials from the top need to set the tone so I'm telling all my media friends that have called me from all over the world I am calling for Sunday night to be a night of peace in the law enforcement has to start by laying down their swords having a conversation with the people that are trying to send the message come from behind podiums conference rooms come from behind Intel centers in a walk with them they want to see unity and when you show that when you show that bone ability I can tell you this taking my helmet off and dropping my weapons and walked into the crowd was probably the least tactical movement I could probably do but it wasn't about that the benefits far outweigh the risk they had to have somebody to step up and say I hear what you're saying and I'm with you Serra's Chris Swanson you are most definitely role model during the most difficult
The Mescalero Apache Tribe declares a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases start to emerge
"This is national news. I'm in Prenton Gonzales. The Mescalero Apache tribe in New Mexico declared a state of emergency Monday as tests confirm the first cases of covid nineteen on the reservation in New Mexico. At least four people tested positive for the disease. The tribe says it's waiting on the results of some six hundred other tests. Mescalero ordered lockdown businesses and public establishments for at least the next two weeks. The tribe is also closing tribal government offices to the public. The order puts restrictions on individuals movements and asks that one member of each household use Tuesdays and Thursdays for buying food and other essentials. The tribe is closing entrances to tribal land although the main highway through the reservation remains open. Mescalero president gave Aguilar told Q. E. T. V. The measures are away to protect the tribe. He says merely urging people to practice physical distancing failed to keep the virus from spreading an out of state. Seafood worker is the first person to test positive for coronavirus in the city of Valdez. Alaska officials say the infection was caught through. Routine. Testing Louisa. Castroville is Acting Infectious Disease Program Manager for the Alaska Department of Health and social services in video conference Monday. She said it's not clear yet. How the individual contract the virus it's individual came to Alaska from the lower forty-eight in late April and Co was quarantined. Onsite there for two weeks because as some demonic during that timeframe as well and there's been working on campus since then and has not left. It's not clear the source of the infection whether this was something that was picked up locally since the person had been there for a month or whether this is the test that we're seeing the positive result if it's picking up virus that might have been An infection in the distant past. And we're just seeing residual virus from that Castro deal says health officials are working to determine anyone who may have come in contact with the infected person. Alaska officials remain vigilant as the commercial fishing season is getting underway and thousands of people. Come from all over the world to work and processing facilities. The state has a little over four hundred positive cases of covid nineteen total as of the start of this week. The regional hospital in gnome close to the public. After an employee tested for the coronavirus. The Norton Sound Health Corporation expected employees to go back to work Tuesday after all of them are tested for the virus. Katie Oh news reports. The facilities were subjected to afford a extensive cleaning on Friday. The city manager issued an emergency order restricting travel into nome and mandating a two week quarantine for anyone traveling into the city from the outside. Some face masks sent to the Navajo nation through a company established by a former White House. Aide may be inadequate to properly protect those who wear them the news organization Propublica reports almost two hundred fifty thousand of the masks sent by a company headed by former White House. Deputy Chief of Staff Zach Pontus may not fit the guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration propublica reports. The total cost for the masks is around eight hundred thousand dollars. The report goes on to say that in another one hundred. Thirty thousand masks are not the kind specified in the procurement data. The News Organization Says Flint is secured. The three million dollar deal with the Indian health services. Eleven days after he formed the company the sell personal protective equipment. Ihs officials say the masks are unsuitable for medical use. The regional office is determining whether to return them flint told propublica his connections to the White House played no role in his company selection as a provider for IHS the Navajo nation has the highest per capita rate of corona virus infections in the nation with National Native News. I'm Mark Hughes.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Lisa Zomba. Soko had quite a few merchants who who will expanded their operation if not relocated them down. Yes I recall that the fair stored. What's basically lucky to downtown? What is now a all? The Legal Services of Michigan Bowling after the fair moved out Along the be an office building which was called the after the opening of the Southam store store it service not lessor awhile before they hosted. Twenty-three drive there that I don't drive in the area of the obviously a lot of people from the area. Yes the IT was developed by Lou. Warrenton and partner is on point in junior took over in nineteen. He ran the driving for many decades until until he died. He family was thinking of closing after year but then they leased into a an operator which later bought it and made some changes Dr taking out the speakers and Evian third screen them and the drive in theater all now closed because of the St at home order which hopefully they'll be able to open up in summer to dive. It would be safer supposed to indoor the covid nineteen pandemic his last. That's operation is also environment theater. Apr Of Bull Miracle Twin Drive in Iran or speed. Skating still there. The other structures bound Dole the attraction board upfront all boarded up and lot of vegetation growing in the driving Healdsburg there were also other guy it is a they were torn down the nineteen sixties because bill estate land is it become so so expensive it was cheaper to all drive into something else. Grace Apple the first driving. Dino's and play was adorned drive in theater at the corner of South Eilly Erstwhile Don t three and the wall was built on that site. The developers off call. William all ex also bill other drive in theaters examined the West. I drive in theater on a road and the northland drive on way. Green Mess. Emily Maw voice rose when he tore down the Detroit drive drive in autosound and Maple Avenue and fact the be prefabricate. Here speak houses. Driving became the I can Spain for the drive in theater as being replacement the power for the burn down. Us Twenty to drive in theater tower. And I think the The little drive and tower was about was a much. It was a very wide screen out the sixty one. Twenty and the A to drive and powers derive from the towers of forty feet and I was built up utilizing the US shipping containers as the support for the screen. Out there for a while. It's going to be there for a long time. Their Mission Act. Another normal drive in theater is an old water which is still a thriving drive-in beans and run still by the same family. The oldest drive. I recall still around the highway. Driving the in between send us your hearing. We need to wind up. I'd like to give you an opportunity writing the book. A Lot. Lost is the working title and your books maleable by the way purchase Love the arms. Noble Store Genesee Valley has been offering both Bosa. You can also get an online sources putting the nobles into Website Amazon as all other places showing people despite their sport to be backwards remember Michigan See. That's my first question off in two thousand ten and the second book which came out in two thousand seventeen as in history of flint tail hours but I wanNA give you a chance to leave melted. Everything's being torn down. I'm usually you're an expert development in this region for what is the future crisis giving a lot of attention has also brought some needed capital new plant actually downtown right now the all. Gnc BANK BUILDING OVER AT SAG. Non Lee is keen to hotel with room for the older brothers building. Became an heiress. We love you. Jason Williams was be stored and and also of course most ball. The apple store is the last remaining movie policy flint has and I can tell you stories. Done amphitheater three years. I'm glad that This classic Atmospheric Theatre that the John Gibson design as as beautifully stored and. The show's over there and do anything else. Inflict Huger what would you expect like to see? more people especially up. Housing prices are backed up next month. The NUP SODA OF ON FROM H. Gt Some family in Grand Blanc on the move back to the city of Flint and knowing the house his the choice of seen some Houses Clinton and they'll choose which one you and the Avi looking for seeing that. Oh so when it comes on each DVD. All the all the buildings neighborhood. Pitch you study. What do you think was the most interesting to you? Now unfortunately eras irrigation where African Americans were only able to live in some areas of the fall. Apart was out the downtown was a thriving the place to go out town of had some his vibrant churches at Michigan hitter. Not Long Gone. West located there for the movies remaining businesses one example furniture and appliances on. Unfortunately they had to move away. The I seventy five expressway and while the road and then the that's injust physician you'll industry input from shadow of the factory with all the pollution evacuate African American families who they had the money they were preferred. The lives of wall art in Saint. John's St Neighborhood. Volt appreciate your time question about. The Capitol Theatre appeared on history of the people that he was not from other generation that perform eventually the Campbell spill it open in Nineteen. Twenty eight was right after honky movies in being. So it's live as Vago Theater was Unfortunately Short So it was a movie theater mostly after after it On the bean just war movie theater. Imagine one theater up. Blackstone restaurant is now or state theatre used to be which was was a seven story building but After nineteen two was mostly gotten up and down to one single story with a high ceiling. These playoff the state theaters because that was when a very first talking movie the dancing during Jolson had a split near Premiere at the State Theatre back to my in history of off. I do show poster or the showing of the JAZZ SINGER. This have to do so. I don't the backwards. This is the ask for Jazzy or steep theater. And here's the phone backed fact over here. That was eight theater and next to it was a strand theater next to that was democratisation building of interesting held with my hometown. And all that those who are listening a will join these stories in case can learn more from your own kitchen for getting your book Losses Flint. And I hope to be able to meet up with you again and talk some more. Thank you very much giants here and thank you. Africa Day.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"I don't know if they're using that. Now if you go back into high looking at some of the some of these Areas strength by one night looking at your work. Where the churches that have. Been Free Repurpose repurpose. Initially make them. Churches tainted nothing all for the churches Managers as nor fronts or office space but as they got larger they began to have their own elite suspected and I can play they were. Oem beautiful up as the demographics change. The the churches either consolidated with other churches or suburbs. Just those all. The other one ALA engine was leave. This church up I was looking on North Zyganov Amilton and is now and deteriorate. Now when I can't remember this yearbook were at one time. This May Fifteen Matha church now the water to S I. I recall that most Los Churches did get sold in are now another the nomination. I do recall off for example stirred John and you'll design us all round and all Green Question Road. Estela her as you mentioned most of them either consolidated or closed so as you will around. The committee used the Churches. That have been have been ray and we see buildings that were built to try revitalized plants. Also the wrecking ball. More or current. Luma talked a little bit about when they'll place was up. One of the Royal Infirmary no project. That's the barn of north of downtown North on Fifth Avenue between North Saginaw and the river. They took long rundown of both residential commercial buildings of cleared. Most of them holidays some for oil school which was a be purposed in and so they had the river. Village was essential also apartment building and then there was also a commercial officer at Colwyn place which consisted of orbit only which had several places to eat some officers aid a bookstore and the shops and it was so full of promise on a a mayor. Don Williamson fancy blew off the building later on but in the end. They sold those buildings. You love a church back. Well didn't turn out that way end in one. I want at the largest of the place buildings building a it was spirit control damage from roughly and so excited tear down to make to make way for a family dollar store as well as sufficient. Parking for y'all's borough which was read by the demolition of a which based First Avenue North Avenue. I should say the your your book talk.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"And for those of you that are into the history of Flint and the and the memory speak of places. Be Your this show. I have Author Gary also forever called for the Journal and Gary a throw numerous books about the city and let's talk about his work which is back native and you're welcome to radio replant broadcast. Thank you take a few minutes. You broke down. Looks up some of which are still wanted which is back the couple of books that you wrote recently in a little bit about them. Jura the most recent book that came out in the play. Seventeen called didn't which like my first book which came on playing in Flint Michigan Stories from the vehicle city feature articles. I've written for various publications. Osnos young common sense all the people that the mets acts population way back when the which was first book and ultimately obligation go along around on side was Where most of the material in the history of length one night in Israel and aspect as doors to theaters that were close. Reach other along on over on the. East I and Harrison them east on east I Harrison. That was lind's first large theater which was dumped. I call them using all mostly known as Stones Opera House and finally a majestic theater job was anyplace. Make them for the flaming L. Bill and Just KITTY CORNER ON. East First Street was called Jew Theater. And finally that's now side of what used to be. Genesee powers But the most significant at the Marx Brothers Got Comedy Group You Know Round Joe. Jayco Zeppelin Gumbo. Performed at the those theatres was at the what was then called majestic theater of the gallstones when Jill building was built on it. Was that time all five marks of this appeared onstage resolve to be the only time all that was groucho. Aren't article Jayco at whole and Gumbel was youngest brothers and joined the group after Donald Left and then the Lady of the building. They're the Old Lady of Harrison a general and we think of the dissolved for something theater. Somebody that's now The Michigan State University School. That's interesting now your book here Doc. The the I think would be fair to say. You've just documented devolution. In history. There's problems obviously. There's history things were happening right. Both of the ball blends glory days. We call up a review about Central Michigan University of Europe from Princeton. Where he talked about. I've been call. Lind's blurry dating San how some of the chapters started with remembering like the the title of my first book how local entrepreneurs of a varying levels of expertise summer successful summit not one of more successful or unsuccessful. Lot invaders was David Buick. Who was Beta billion engines but was not good businessman. Although his name's Dollah is down all mobile he wound up Teaching Trade School and not able to afford a telephone at that time. What you know buildings have went down. Job would call project for man who these great leaders were downtown from to make. Jerrell but building thoughts down period of time in the Flint area to build expressway that the sitting relying on so much lifeblood NASCAR call one thus normal school which was Roselle school which is located on thestreet. North of Stuart stuff. That was an avid the. I four seventy five expressway and the flood schools at the history of facials every Asian mostly because of Housing Patterns because restricted covenant up when Roosevelt School had be closed because the seventy five up. A new school was constructed. Liam School Also students from scores. I E caused junior high school was Ursa seem so Lewis. Goal the be an annex of all junior high school a Williams was built next rarely part on Minnesota Avenue at Utah and became a racially as we all all the. Unfortunately you spoke on the being close to now bidding to go on and near DOT COM area businesses. But they were married door. Homes have been torn down to make way for a or seventy five. Exactly it's personally the alive. Fine homes that were built on each Kersley street back. When the length was or of a carriage billed as hosted ill up the colder and some mobile up nine buildings around the being lost by the wayside one Nobel next does dance is Ueli house which is right next to the I seventy five service drive. And that's our museum or as as you know once a fire in recent years but it was to be built in redecorated now looks better than ever still has On looking pouring now fall practice shoot. It creates problems when expressly sample is create a lot of jobs maintain commodity east South Heart. Great provide opportunity for cargo rate. Come up in subway also appeared in downtown. 'cause with folks we're those Expressway Wendy cut off. Neighborhoods the downtown news amid athlete. Killed them out driving a central city..
"Rogue Secretary of State" Jocelyn Benson
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"And the IDAHO ANYTIME. We ran. Dna and in fear prints and all kinds of stuff and then eventually the guys in prison they passed a law that says everybody that goes to prison asked to give DNA in. That's how they solve. That case wasn't all that law meet me last couple years if they had this guy pled guilty. I think this is not easy. It hasn't been easy covering these stories for years and why reminders in Flint Television I remember when they raided a crack house they would bust down the door in clear the scene and they would allow me inside the cameras and remember this one guy. We're inside cracking down. Some Northern Flint was all they secured it. They made it safe. The customers started knocking on the door. They wanted to buy crack. We're you're taping and talking to the cops get out here. But that's that's how easy it was to police back now. The word about sued him politically incorrect. it's is. You can't get that kind of clearance anymore. It's impossible to do a we did ago. Yeah I'm not sure Crack Houses Ritchie. Because that's that's something that was a thing here talking sometimes the cops being. They're doing inventory about what they found in the house. The a search warrant and people still knock on the door might demilio cheech. And Chong thing he dave Dave. It's really man opened up and his harm to me that it happened. I was there must be people going through the covers. People knocking on the door Jones Iraq. Yeah the COPS. Don't want arrest these people. They're just they're just buying drugs their user addicts with at some point. They start hauling them in. You don't put him the name system around in a consumer getting in the way. They're their work number journal. I rule the story on us to to AIDS because the county each Jessica trying to the health department is trying to figure out how to get all these. Hiv infected prostitutes off the streets. So I went out as a job and the actually put a white. Johnny and Was quoted as a judge in forgiveness that the prostitute felt. She felt my coach and she. She squeezed it. You and I said no she goes. Oh honey you're no play over that their the radio here like you know something was going on but no you're no baby. Well we of a few other infamous cases on a ask your Tell us a little bit about some of those other cases that you got involved tight tell you the ward another case. I talked about it a lot and I look these guys up a lot. It's Michael Elsia Edrich. Kenny was the basically. What did they call that case Who's the brothers? The Biblical brothers killed each other APEC the biblical the brother killed brother. And so this was Michael. Michael Melfi there was. There was the Melfi brothers and Patrick. Kidney and Kyanne aided Melfi David Melvin Patrick Kennedy and David. Melfi always says I didn't do it. I was in the room but in a actually they took off. Dave Offi Patrick. Any of the road where who is keen enable is eight enable zero calling tasted old.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"You know in in the nineties we had crack cocaine up namic and you came along just right at the end of the nineties of their car and and so you were in flint at a period of time when prime was really a top of mind for people in the area no absolutely mean. Even before I did television I did newspaper and I covered the whole situation crack cocaine prostitution because the prostitutes the prostitutes route. They're you know selling bodies to get the cocaine and I was all driven by eight. So yeah the nineties I never see thing like in terms of crack a create crime and stadium in inner city. Like you did we. Often we hear about Layoffs the auto industry but but rarely do people stop and think the devastation that was caused by crack cocaine in the inner cities and particularly in the Midwest and places like Flint and Detroit Chicago And so the kinds of crimes followed with that were violent and It just seemed at times like you're on a shift that was taking on water and you're bailing water as fast as you could. Tom Ear experience also was with the Flint Journal. What you do for them. Well everything from sports rate feature writing to do we news curry school boards and then after I left newspaper I worked at WWL radio for a while and then I did an internship with a friend of mine below the name. All Sylvie also. He was a sports Guy Channel. Twelve and I said I wanna do what you do. I was working for the Flint Journal as a sports writer in. Wfan sports so mall allowed me to do an internship with him at felts. An did internship made a really at imitate and I took it to Lansing Michigan. It have a sports show on the new job and I took it. They paid me five fifty an hour. I work part time in for two and a half years that I went to channel twelve and flint. Now what in your in your career at w. f. b. you work with two of the greatest journalists? I've ever had the privilege of of Getting to know into work with Pete Sark was a legend Soliloquy and less route. We used to call the dean of the News Corps. And He's past now God rest. His soul was from Arkansas of all places and he covered me from the time I got elected. Nineteen Eighty six to the county board of Commissioners and quite a guy quite. Here's the real deal I mean. Don't see radio news reporters much anymore. But that's worth less Did is covered the news for the radio station. That's absolutely now pizza. The sports and Dan Hunter was the morning man. Then I say it into be Pete's under study and I would've hours feet at work. I work. Which usually six o'clock in the morning got there early morning shift came in later in the note and I think I did that about two and a half years in conjunction with newspaper now in those days. They had the factory whistle. Show at bill lamb. I think it was out of that yet. I do have to shoot the nobody the V from so if bill had a studio in his basement and he would call a boo go. Okay I gotTA feed in. I would run the tape. Real the real big real the real and then he'd called back you get it. Yep Outta bill of inaugural tomorrow but the. That's that worked. Bill Studio in his basement reported the show when we taped it and played it on. Here is Amazing Guy. You Know He. He knew people in the factory throughout out flint. And of course we had a lotta factories in those days. Probably Seventy Five. Eighty thousand napalm estimate even higher numbers a worked in the factories in flint at that time and he would actually Conduct interviews with people who were incidentally and amazing concept for arena. Factory owners as I've grown older now and I look back at. Flynn and I begin to see well. This is really a company town in Even equipped with its own Its Own Radio Show Cloud. The factory was show well of moving past all of that antiquity. there are still cases that live in in infamy and also they live in Hearts of anybody who touches these cases and Tell me a couple of those. I know everybody was been around as many homicide cases. You must have a few that. Just don't leave. You know because we talked about it earlier before. Sir Take Me. I carry around these two pictures. I've had Says my days in flint failure. Rolin she was the young girl shot by another young student. Went no probably twenty two years ago and then Jessica. Phelps found murdered out of a ditch. Somewhere you're grambling township somewhere out there and they never solve this crime. Young kids shot her. What would you like? I can't remember who he was six. He was subjects. Murder Is in a classroom. And in the Beecher School District Amount Morris at Buell elementary school night on a shot killer and that case That case attracted attention of Of the entire world. Oh absolutely be out there covering that story in their would-be satellite trucks lined up. I mean CNN that time and all the networks it was. It was a huge story. I mean Locally Jessica Phelps. Nobody was ever arrested in charged with that crime. You think.
Department of Justice dropping case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn
"Another bombshell reporters gave president trump a breaking news the justice department was looking to drop the case against his first national security adviser Michael Flynn I didn't know that was happening at this moment I felt it was going to happen he was an innocent man he is a great gentleman he was targeted by the Obama administration and he was targeted in order to trying to take down a president in twenty seventeen the president fired Flynn for lying to the FBI about Russian contacts and for lying to then vice president elect Mike pence about it four days into the administration FBI agents interviewed Flynn but notes discussing what was the name of the interview prompted conservative allies and the president himself the claim planes innocence he was a case brought by Russia election meddling special counsel Robert Muller but the justice department now believes it should not have been prosecuted Michael Flynn agreed to plead guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents Mr trump fired Flynn was charged last week called him totally exonerated there was wide speculation president trump might pardon Flynn but the justice department filing says even if the former general lied to the FBI investigators already had a recording of one conversation Flynn had with Russia's then ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the transition Flynn told Kislyak the new president might put aside sanctions on Moscow imposed by president Obama of late president trump has been calling for the justice department to do what it did so I'm very happy for general Flynn he was a a great warrior and he still is a great warrior now in my book is an even greater warrior the president has even mused about bringing flint back to work at the White
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"What what has submitted such a special place. Well one thing you know back then you most families who a mom and Dad I don't remember to any of kids that grew up with. It came from divorced families so he got a mom and dad in that home and usually the dad was the breadwinner and mom was June cleaver staying at home and that was the traditional family thing so I think that really added to the support. The kids had if you went up to a baseball game. He saw parents on the sidelines. You out or there's a way game. You see Paris trying their kids to the game so the parental support in the in allow the flint community especially the Freeman. School area was tremendous in really I. I mentioned mentor Louis. My Dad was my number one brochure. Now asking if you had any advice for the people of lent somebody will take. What might that be? Well don't lose faith. Don't give up see what you can do to make the community better Don't just complain. If it's a matter of giddy about politically being a volunteer at a school running for a school board position running through the city council be a part of the solution and not part of the problem. I think that's the big thing in stay in Flint Flint. But a lot of friends that we've got the exodus says I know a lot of people support flint in look somebody supporters. None of Limb Flynn anymore but they they love flint grew up in flint and the really Brag About Flint. But they don't live in. Flynn so I guess we need to keep the ones we try to get them to move back trying to this project at least bring Flynn to them for the mid. And maybe they'll get inspired by people like you skip. Marvin I can talk to you for a long time I I met you on. That hard surf missed field out near the Kinley school when you were high school senior and you're trying to teach me. Hardly a fullback. GonNa work get I did I did. I help you know no I. I wish I had a few moves I didn't have the speed stays and then after I on seen what was happening with linear all great players played Nazi mark. Ten of them into Division One. Ncaa Division One football think. They beat our team like nine nothing or something and I realized that made me. Baseball's was more my sport. And so that's kind of ood folded. But I still play golf in. I and I love sports as you do and I wanna say this. I'm be apple. Many people out there who are nothing but the highest the hidden. The vote needs to be of limestone you when I backed all the things that I've done so they're appealing like you were disobeyed rockall that Tom. I admire what you've done. I know you enjoy retirement and keep keep my beloved southbound lacks. I'll try to get it just still downstream in school were used to. I was talking Jeff Nancy other day and he talked about some of those sandlot football games we had and he said that toughen him up to play football in high school baseball and go on to play semi professional ball and Professional. While we had some we had some tremendous players. That would would join up on a Sunday afternoon. Kinley entering and And some of those kids were around playing college and Jeff the other day was reminiscent about Bob. Krause and Famer some say the best athlete to compromise area mentioned this one hell of an athlete. But you know that also ended my career because I injured and I had surgery so Dr Christians and came. I have tell him. The unfortunate news was that I couldn't continue to practice with his team because I had to read of that injuries. So in any event on next time I'll have you interviewed me and I'll tell my story else good to me. Take care skin stay inside. Hopefully you'd give that advice. Everybody's listening please stay at all just a little bit longer and to be that much longer hopefully off for now this is Radio Free Flint your host Arthur Bush guests. Today's give you wish you a very nice day bye..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Wounded strict. But they're coming from other places diliah today. What is it that makes this area such a high gross zone mcnew will professional athletes? I think it goes back to the elementary schools. When you're giving good guidance and direction learn the fundamentals there sports refined these skills at the middle school and high school level and that was one thing as community school directors. We all had sports teams. That are elementary school and we got these kids in the Fourth Fifth Sixth Street and Adam. Planning flag football at employing. You're organized basketball. Had them playing US baseball? Or whatever and We just don't have that as much anymore. Hey tribute allow those athletes. Have you looked back into the past? They had some very good guidance and coached not just at the high school level but going all the way back to elementary school. Skip when you were coming along in Flint or some near mentors? Oh Gosh so my mentors shoot Dan. Katie was definitely one of my mentors. Vince Olszewski who was a principal. South Western was one of my mentors in guys that I worked with John. Clothier scillies guys. Who had been school director before I got there? They really helped bring me along and and it helped me because you always had support. If you had a problem you call one of those guys up and sure enough. It helps salvage. They'll there's a a to too. Many dimensions Farzaneh Mentor Sir. It anybody I came into contact with who had more experience than I tried to learn from them. Just like when I worked for Ron Barnett. As assistant principal bill one of the greatest principles I had worked for and so I learned a lot from him as how to be an administrator to work with staff how to be a leader in the I think I've just pick the best one the biggest ones I got to mention him was Bob Leach. He was my football coach. Affairs State Very Very. Dig Mentor for me. I really enjoy playing football him. And as you know. He coached Central for a number of years and he went on to which affair state anyone to coach the St Louis Cardinals as assistant coach in pro football now at the APP. Pharisees said it was undefeated gene and who were some of your teammates that we might know all coach Leach. Recruiter LIFTS LINEAR Tommy. Hamlet was an all American that year he played a foot northern graduated sixty eight year. Alfred Sturdy Defensive Andy to solve Bester Dave Gardy came back he graduates sixty five. Marine Corps Court went to Vietnam came back and played at Ferris. Ho shooters suck I think. They're I countered by eight or ten kids from the flint. Schools about other fibers suspects from the parochial schools. The Played Richie Green from Atherton Alec Kennedy from Davidson Tomlin root for traffic. Don't Miss Anybody. But we just got our fifty year reunion of undefeated teams and twenty thirty. The guys came back was really really need. Some of our players teammates passed on bin. Laden are still around and we swap stories and we were always better now than we were back. Then you know that goes for sure for really hersher now Skip new grew up in in a neighborhood in the south end limp and just as locks had at near with this radio. Frequent project that I undertaken. We're doing personal history interviews. A seems like I got stuck in that neighborhood for some reason and I've interviewed some pretty interesting people. How would you describe that that neighborhood?.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"While that was the lifeblood of schools for a number of years we provide all kinds of programs and activities or people look community from pre-schoolers all the way up to senior citizens we help goes the elementary middle school athletic teams To provide the kids was good. Clean Wholesome Athletics Keystone. Things like sports when ship teamwork working hard. All those things that you learn sports and we we also did the Flynn Olympian USA Games in the summer. Which is the biggest program in Flint for a number of years for kids to participate in So that pretty much wraps it up. I mean we were kind of like the do everything Kinda got. We wore the white hat. We reminded great opportunities for kids adults and I enjoyed that job. Probably more than any job I've ever read. So the the canoes games were something else And that tradition in Flint. Still Continue. Doesn't it does it? Does it sure does? And they've tied in with the body cream foundation and the Bobby Krim combinations. Now one of the major sponsors of the Flint Olympian Canoes Games of the flint schools. No longer kind of overseas that pretty much under the guidance of the Bobby Krim Foundation. And they've got a lot more resources and things to provide that The schools just couldn't provide anymore so that is essentially a partnership between City Hamilton Ontario. And those in city of Flint and then families and individuals competing against families individuals and the other Country Rain The big part of that more than the competition. Was that when you go to Canada and participate. There's an athlete. You live in the home of another raft fleet who you're probably competing against so fellowship goodwill international relations that you developed in more so than the competition course. You Always WanNa be Canada but again winning or losing was the most important thing. The most important thing was developing those relationships with another country people from another country and it was. It was fun. Great Times now. That program has been ongoing for how many years you know yes started a pretty sure. Nineteen fifty seven and so they pass their fiftieth anniversary was in two thousand and seven in so yet thirty about sixty for years now. They've been going strong and flint and the community. School Director explained some explained to the listeners. What a community school director does. What were your activities when your food all sure? There's all kinds of activities preschool. Reading Art. Three and four year old Adult High School completion class sought recreation activities. Men's Club Teen Club Providing Open night for women to come and play volleyball or senior. Citizen's come in and square dance in. Sit and play cards. Have a good time have potlucks of gathering place. The community school was the haven is the lifeblood of each individual community and when we had to start closing schools in flint. That was probably my hardest decision. You're probably misleading. And when I was a flint board member was having to close schools. We close schools other schools. The communities depended on those schools or those activities for that place to go and gather and when you star closed community schools they lost sense of community and you start seeing some of these communities deteriorate as a result so I I kind of I kind of tie loss of the community education program per se with the musical directors in in in the Not really deterioration and wants to flint. But in your not people exit slam they The suburbs look for different things to do because we just couldn't provide the same things that they used to provide. You grew up in the city. I'm south into flint near Freeman school. What were an example? Some of the activities. You -ticipant it as a youngster. Okay why I grew up Actually Lincoln School. I was Lincoln School for kindergarten through fifth grade. In that time of the I know I know the Caribbean Community School director that I came into contact from the fifties. All the way up till the sixties was in. Bob Shaw Lincoln and I late. They're the ones that taught me how to gosawx. Worcester by Chagrin. I learned how to golf. At in the fourth and fifth grade. At Lincoln School I then moved onto sixth grade. We moved on in the neighborhood of Freeman School in the community order. The director was Mel Herald. And we had Bob Callous and Nick Dick McMillan of the musical director for a number of years and I went onto McKinley and Joe Fisher was communicable director. There then on to South Western. Dante was the community school. Rector and then I later became school record. Southwestern was kind of neat going full circle like that Dan Keating became the director and chief engineer community schools..
Woman arraigned in killing of Flint security guard over virus mask
"A tall woman has been formally charged after it's alleged that her son shot and killed a flint security guard following a confrontation over protective mask appearing via video yesterday afternoon Sharm el Teague was charged with first degree murder what does it say the security guard Calvin Motorola S. T. to put on a mask before she entered the store the two got into a verbal altercation batik left the later it takes twenty three year old son that remote a bishop came back with T. S. husband and confronted Munnerlyn authorities say the bishop that shot murder led in the head bishop and Larry Teague are still at
Flint, Michigan security guard fatally shot over face mask policy, officials say
"A security guard at a dollar store in flint Michigan is that he was shot in the head by a dude who didn't like that the security guards would not let his daughter into the dollar store without a face mask on so the guy goes out to his car gets a gun and shoots the security guard in the head now the husband the wife and adult son are all charged with first degree
3 family members charged after security guard shot to death over face mask dispute in Flint
"In flint Michigan a woman and her husband and adult son have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a family dollar store without a facemask Calvin Munnerlyn was killed Friday at the store and flinty atol Sharm el Teague's daughter that she had to leave unless she put on a mask two men later came to the store one of the men shop owner Lynn she has been arrested police are seeking her husband
3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask
"A woman her adult son and husband all charge in the shooting death of a store security guard in flint Michigan police and prosecutors say forty three year old security guard Calvin Munnerlyn refused to allow Sharm el takes daughter into the dollar general store last Friday because she didn't have a facemask T. he argued with moderate before she and her daughter left prosecutors say witnesses have told investigators Teague's husband an adult son showed up some twenty minutes later and confronted Munnerlyn who was shot and killed Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says citizens of our state need to stay calm throughout the corona virus crisis people keep a level head that we do the right things protecting ourselves on protecting others Sharm el Teague is in custody police are looking for her son and husband all three face first degree murder charges I'm timid wire
Michigan security guard killed over face mask dispute
"Disturbing story out of flint a fatal shooting of a security guard now being investigating as possibly being related to requirements over coal bed nineteen forty three year old family dollar store security guard Calvin munera Lynn was shot in the head in the doorway of the flint store Friday afternoon he died later at a hospital there been some social media rumors that he was shot over a dispute about someone not wearing a face mask inside the store Michigan state police lieutenant David Kaiser says they're looking into that he says police are looking for suspects in the shooting a go fund me page has been set up for me in Orland he is survived by his wife and eight
Michigan security guard killed, police investigating if it was over face mask dispute
"A disturbing story on a flan tore the fatal shooting of a security guard is now being investigated as possibly being related to requirements over code nineteen W. WJCL was more now live a local Beth Tom forty three year old family dollar store security guard Calvin funeral and was shot in the head in the doorway of the flint store on Friday afternoon and he died later at a hospital there been some social media rumors that he was shot over a dispute about someone not wearing a face mask inside the store Michigan state police lieutenant David Kaiser says they are looking into that he says police are looking for suspect in the shooting as well a go fund me page has been set up for mineral and he is survived by his wife and eight children reporting live Beth Fisher WWJ newsradio nine
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Okay. We're back in an order after the power outage there with the Internet stopping power. Ezekie back. You're on the phone poll. I was in the middle of asking a question which had to do with the fact that in some of these communities where there's gerrymandering and even if there's not necessarily but we're Democratic candidates around the nation the last two cycles have started to do what they call primary ing which has been something only associated with Republican. That's right candidates. And now we're seeing after the black lives matter movement that people are starting to realize that they actually have political power and so for example places like Philadelphia and others. The candidate that has has run as unseeded law in in Saint. Louis is another place where it happened. Unseeded long-term prosecutors and sheriffs who who were perceived to be too conservative and not a not considered enough of the minority community and progressive ideas. Right and that trend would seem to be tailor-made for a place like Flint or Detroit or other places where you have a large minority populations in large numbers of liberal people relate to be caught progressives sure and we have one of those races shaping up here in Flint and I wondered. I didn't WanNa talk about local politics particularly but that that national trend may come to visit so there could be some people surprised by it. I just wanted your thoughts on that. There's what I'm referring to is. A black female who was a former prosecutor former city attorney. Whose signed up at believe she signed up or she's lying to be for to run against prosecutor. Layton who's generally seen as more conservative right and not particularly they have great affinity in the black community at the grassroots level indefinitely now with liberal people. 'cause there's a lot of people that are looking at him as a as a bastion of liberal progress. That's true that's true. Yeah and again. The key thing there is as you say the primary election he goes small turnout Say in some cases. I think there was one election here within the last year. Where the turnout was about. Seven percents And again some. Others are in the similar ballpark over the last couple of years. So you get small turnout election and you get a small mobilized population that you can see some real surprise there and as I say I beckon really have some impact because of the say the real election for nearly every office is here in genesee. Kelly is the Democratic primary. You win that you're pretty. Well reassured victory November so it does open the door to That kind of leverage where even well established Incumbent like Kurt prosecutor could faces serious challenges. Nobody can be over competent. Those kinds of thing. I know you look back at a mayor neely Sheldon Neeley. Who had think thirty thousand dollars versus his opponent who had hundreds of thousands exactly and and he won which I couldn't quite figure that out myself but the I tell you my theory and Ellie that's interesting. It was a very close race. He won by. If I'm remembering correctly to IRA five votes or two hundred seven somewhere in that ballpark very narrow and my theory is that that kneeling warm bet. One in large part because of the same time there was a library village on the balance that turned out a number folks probably were more inclined toward from Daly just enough to make a difference. I mean there's other factors going on as well but I but I am very surprising that he was dramatically. Skept Care and we bring me an all kind of well go baby the celebrities. All that to our campaign was was quite a lot of success but when push came to shove a little over two hundred votes he pulled a lot. I think library village pavement enough to try to make the difference. Well that's all very interesting so just to kind of wind up our conversation here Let's see Internet drops US off again? Zoom Zoom doesn't always keep going. I have found that out of it. It has its own the I I've learned that myself with other things around here too. It's true it's a little hot however I wanted to ask you a couple of other questions number one writing out into the future a little bit using your crystal ball of a political science. What what might we see in the future here? Two or three things to keep an eye out in terms of maybe major changes in the region. let me see here or maybe this in my own. Hope I think I would. I would look some attempt for consolidation. Government is going to be politically tough and they'd be. It has to come from the top the economics of of so much genesee county. You're such that I think you're going to have to work together. More may have I just call a couple of months ago. Take a look at the budgets of city of Flint County budget and school district Bagel been varying degrees. They all face serious crisis problems in the years Pico. And if they're GONNA survive at all. I think there should be some consolidation cooperation and probably the reduction of of ensured Dobro governments. We have here It's because at all but at least we are a declining population. The city's lost half US population. More sport bad really last century The county has declined a little bit that watch but it's going down a bid by twenty thousand or so we'll see what the census shows so I think that'd be that'd be the first thing A second worry I would have guessed revolt around the financial stuff is. Are we gonNA see other attempts for financial takeovers emergency managers similar kinds of things in the future? You know as I say that I look at the financial picture is if it's going to have to worry about on the financial horizon in large part because even as you reduce it all your current costs and current employees. You've got all these legacy costs when you were much larger city or much larger collie that are going to hang over you and those are hard to hard to pay for when you're a smaller government. Yes exactly will. I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you and its spirit is always interesting to talk to you. Even if it's good to hear your voice again good talking with a good kicker us all these ideas high. Maybe I'll get you to come back occasionally since You know my friend. Michael Moore says that anchor who we both host our podcast with the same company. is trying to democratize the radio so if you talked about the the fallen apart local media and now they got me asking questions and what's funny is. I'M GONNA get some of those people that were asking. I DID INTERVIEW BOBBY RATE. Not long ago. I haven't run interview quite yet but it is kind of fun to talk to. Those people who were spent itchy reminded me. She covered the common commission when I was there. And it's a little bit of a turning of the table on on her 'cause then I started Questions and it was kind of funny. But it's been enjoyable here doing this and I look forward to to Speaking to you again and okay well our best advice. Both from Mr Ozeki myself is if you could just be patient just a little while longer and stay home and that's why that's a Radio Free Flint over and out to care and Godspeed..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Deserve dakayu the playboy but he was a great kid and he wants and he used to bring back memories of you. Say you'RE GONNA stay. I remember that now and David was a good student so he and he has a personality his dad and his mother. So I WANNA ask you a couple of other questions. You went into the store you went into the beer business in Flint. When see ya? Don't regret exact here. But before the war started the forties sometime in. My Dad was in the business. He was a bootlegger before they ass in us to bring which she across the river from wine dot ca radical lives tavern hotel. He drove a yellow packer. Berlow charity I remember I was like four or five years old right age and thereby never touching when wet the this fear became a distributor for old brew beer at a bunch of others and so I started in the forties I became the largest seller of war bonds. The county they. Why would they want a beer in the day it year by Dad? They were committed by dear. If he'd say well she leo. Four and the night that I would take data over my my younger listeners. He'd need understand what war bond is. That's that was. You bought a bond that helped contribute to the defense of the United States at that time cracked and Leo Leo. You grew that beard business into quite an incredible number gets a WAAS. Joa A hundred obvi- hundred twenty inches. Take Forget and then uh what brand. What brand are you selling? What product were you selling at that time where you distributing correspondence which soon Miller's various brands with a I was the youngest she has actively I got a good story for larne limitless. Tell I'm willing to listen. Let me off. I got one that I think is very important. Glad nineteen sixty five. Fred was governor job swift dates w we got a lot of travel that we ravage. You know it's a secret but but he said to me. I was president of the State Association as a young kid. Would I be a prelude so I went We became friendly and I was one. They have office in the legislative session. And I'd say John. You CAN'T RAISE THE TAX. You kill you terraces overprint in secretary. He says cut. The period raised cigarettes with back in positive. Legislators that got the whole time and what was the B. R. Through Alkali as far as restaurants and retail shops and now they're below offices are tape legislators fulltime life out with you know. I just turns me because the political guys today eight the same back at night now Leo. Did you ever get involved? And did you ever get involved in the John F. Kennedy Campaign? Oh sure that were involved and it was fun. We're about his inauguration with the governor and we had a title and I was still like at Dickinson the clock as Washington so the national show that they shoveling this so shaky interview now to go to the ball. You and your wife. Would you and your wife went dancing in Washington and then sullaway NGOs.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"The people excited here that a busy but that second set school kroger's around that they should change. I wouldn't tournament one of the things they tell you before we forget I had a phone call from some appeared triggered. Saint Louis and somewhere. He should have been the kid on tour. He's for his first of that. They feel welcome. I said sure what's maybe power. I have never heard of him. He saw chip. He came to tell you the practice rage a web sell perfume insurance rates. So you u-b-e-r Arnold Palmer to flint is what you're saying. I didn't turn of Ice Colonel but it does I event occur. That's what I did. So there was a bunch of pros. Wait I can't. I ended up periscope or the old shelter Ego. Route Addis periscope with everybody's name on it. Because you all in a terrible temper. Tommy bolted up the outside Cusco to I gave the clubs disappeared. But I thought I'd never gonNA give it to them but not over those were ever service. That's wonderful that's wonderful memory and there's had a lot to contribute to genesee. Commie enter the Flint area. And I want to know more about that because even though I've known you for a long time and went to school with your children and even amazingly when I served on the faculty at the School of Business Michigan State University. I actually had your son David. A student which was a Nova game.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"When is your claim to fame by play into effect on November? Is that Tommasi? Call me. Grandfather a goal conflict. I remember that one that was that was that was important. It started coughing. Flick was nineteen fifty seven. Maybe probably open was the sponsor for Sierra dribs bear of accurate I seventy and I said I got a free ticket to What was seen Louis someplace for Gotcha but at least semi a question you get the more. We talked we drag. We said we never had big big time. Go we should grow for flick. I said what he's doing is three out in tracking fishing reviling token this spring. And maybe maybe they'll bring their tier much year. They have the third largest fundraiser golf. Talk thirty seven thousand five hundred dollars. That's how much you had to pay. Though that that's what the first prize had those days backwards lesson that that was that was even an adult. Remember but yeah the winner would call hearty anyone like twelve thousand dollars but I think that the interesting part of the story might be for. You was what I call the county burry and Monday morning to say you got a great idea. I knew the Executive Vice President Nice Guy and I said you're spot sure big tag off never had big tank ball if you brought that chart with them for the year already up. Pretty Quick Euro. On what year was this? Leo that the pig Ticket Watch and then it was hosted outflow golf club. We looked around at the various upset and flip. Look like the best after -tunities so we hung the decided after I called them. They called me back our later instead was idea so so the town every cruise the three courses selectively is Evans Atlas. Flynn rouse at our number. Were We know were we watch weight it open till next year and that lays the reason I again because it was such a success that the Buick guys the Gulf saw success and it was this? I bring an just opening up golf course and they brought me the Buick Open. Didn't have any started in flint. Were Kids Best Friend. Fifty and so the rest is history. They call me big grandfather. The grandfather.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Now tell us a little bit about what went that ended up with that. What would the next was So I went to Optometry school of Farris and that was that was a great experience Metadata lifelong friends got a great education and my wife and I my wife was so Nebraska at first and we decided that we wanted to go back out west so after I graduated I interviewed with an ophthalmologist in the Reno Nevada and ended up getting the job and That's how I ended up in Nevada and live there for fifteen years and the great place to live and then eventually came back to flint. I did We unfortunately got divorced and Just seem like a right thing to do. At the time I moved back to flint. And that's been great Met My second wife Sam. She's a great lady and she's a great cook Which is Served us well here in the last few weeks but Yeah light life has been good to me. I didn't make it as I didn't. wasn't successful in pursuing my dream but have had great life now. Are you practicing optometry today? I'm just a couple of days a week and Brighton. That semi retired So just working part-time Jeff as we wind up here Is there any advice had provided a lot of entertainment for people in Flint area to follow intellectual and then to serve the people flint later in the field of optometry? Anything you'd give advice or suggestions to the people of Flint. And how is it? You feel about the city itself Well I'm a You know the lateen cleaves and that bunch They they're the flintstones but does a lot of flintstones before that And it was a great place to grow up I cherish all those memories I'm really lucky I'm back here and I get to see all a lot of my old friends that we've stayed friends over the years and yes it's been a Great Great Journey. Who were some of the greatest athletes that you had a chance to play with well in the baseball Ronald Floor? I think Ron probably could have been. Nfl running back to Last perish While I saw so many played with so many Ricky Leach was a few steps behind you enough class but Did you ever a chance play baseball with him? When I got released from the Tigers it came back to flint and we got to play summer. Baseball on this in a city league A couple of years and You know the Great Athlete obviously Ricky was one of a kind He I think he was. The first quarterback ever start as a freshman at U. of M. and. Thank you was. Third in. Heisman is senior year at Michigan and Yeah just You Know Ricky had that whatever it is that makes you special. He had you know He. He walked on the field with that attitude that I'm the man and the I'll be the best player on the field today. Jeffrey You're the best person on the field for many years as I watched you grow up both at Freeman and McKinley and southwestern and I appreciate All the things you've done to keep our classmates at one south Western high school together. I we didn't get a chance to talk about this today but Jeff regularly gather surround table of Darius snub flintstones of of all walks of life and It's been without without your Your effort you brought a lot of great memories back to me over the years and I'm really glad you could take a few minutes to talk to us here today. Thank you for having me appreciate it. He you're certainly welcome and I know you like everyone else of Been sitting around watching our beards. Girl BUT APOLOGIZES IN SHAME. Today s week for that matter. I think we'll get over that Been Anyway will encourage everyone to stay home until the crisis in silver. Thank you Jeff. All right stay safe okay. You too bye bye. Thank you take care..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Free Flint and I have a great show for a change or are shows are pretty good with this one is going to be exceptional. We have Jeffrey matches WHO's of Flint. Area Up Thomas and he has a great story to tell so without any further. Ado Jeffrey. Welcome thank you for having me. Jeff You You were a flint native and attended Freeman School McKinley southwestern and had quite a quite a career during that time in sports went us. Why don't we start there? And then I'll explain to the fan. The fans out there a little bit about that so I grew up on Dearborn street off a Atherton road. was a great place to grow up. Great neighborhood. Good kids past took care of us. it was the golden age of flat Schools were outstanding We had access to all the sports fields. And the gyms and We played ball from sunup until sundown and It was just set great time to grow up in Flint. Now Jump You Were a played several sports in high school. And I remember going back that far in the class of nineteen seventy one that you played Not Just Baseball. But you also played basketball. I couldn't remember who was football as well. Football too and your position in football wide receiver. Okay and Tell us a little bit about your sports career in high school so as sophomore. I didn't go off for football my junior high coach Coach Williams Told me I was probably should stick with basketball baseball. Said I was too fragile and get her plan football so I listened to him and I didn't go out. Slugged Waza Sophomore played. Jv basketball until Christmas. Time and then Herb mcdaniel. I got called up to the Varsity and we ended up both starting on the bar. City and Urbach same is going to be inducted into the Greater Flint African America Hall of fame this year. It got postponed because of a virus but he was a great player We weren't very good as As a team as Sophomores Juniors by the time we got to be seniors We won the Saginaw Valley Division and we made it to the regional finals got beat by Clinton are Great Flint. Northern Team Tom McGill Wayman Britt and Berry Menefee. We lost five games at your three of them were to northern and one of them was to Piney. Central Time May with campy. Russell so pretty good competition. Northern team go on to win. They win the State Championship that year. They did Actually they played this contact central twice in the regular season and on accent. Oh beaten both times The one at the I. M. A. was packed obviously and buynaksk central beaten by thirty three and They didn't meet in the State Tournament They both made it to the semifinals and Lizzie hairston Joe Johnson webs Detroit. Catering be panic. Central in the Semis Flint. Northern be somebody else that landlord that'd be carrying in files of course can't be. Russell agreed campy Russell. When onto play at the University of Michigan I think he played professional probably played ten years in the NBA. A good career. Well your basketball career was a lot of fun I could see I could see the competition was certainly flint style. Because you you played against some of the best and with the best Herbert Danone's of course was a terrific one. Better Flint basketball players in in our history. Jeff you also played baseball. And that's really where you do reached Some pretty high levels of for a high school kid of. Why don't you tell us you were as I understand it? You were drafted in the sixth round by the Detroit Tigers. Which may you the hundred and thirty four th pick In the amateur draft in nineteen seventy one? How did that happen? Well actually When I was a junior Bill Joy was a scout for the Tigers. Bb He went on to become general manager eventually He came to fly into Scout Mark Crane and Mike Taku at Flint Central and the game. He came to just handed. They happen to be planned. Southwestern I was planned for South Western and bill joy took a liking to me and He followed me. Obviously the rest of that year and my senior year and He was the main reason. I got drafted and so You know I spent a fair amount of time in In the winter watching the Toronto Blue Jays training down in Dunedin Florida and I listened to the code listened to the scouts talking. And there's been several times when we do that. Then I got in the middle of the debates about whether it was best for a high school or go to college or pursue professional baseball Tell us a little bit about your thinking there. Well Hindsight's always twenty twenty. If I had to do all over again I probably would have gone to University of Michigan or to Kent State University and Played Baseball and football I was recruited As a wide receiver to go UBER SO Michigan To play football for ball and I ended up signing with tiger so I never I never made it to them to play in the big house Probably not a good decision but it you know when you're eighteen years old. That's a tough tough thing to decide him. You're not sure which way to go sure. And that year in the major league draft you had some classmates who were also Draft by the Detroit Tigers and. Learn to tell us a little bit about that. So the number one pick that year was Tommy Verizon From Long Island New York? Great Guy Great Athlete Tommy probably ended up plan almost ten years maybe in the big leagues When I was When I signed with the Tigers when I got to Bristol Virginia the Rookie League Jim Leyland was our manager. That was Quite quite a team A bunch of eighteen year olds away from home for the first time. And that was Jim. Leyland's first you're managing so it was It was pretty interesting. Leland of course became the manager of Detroit Tigers and and also use the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I remember and I think didn't Leland Win Well World Series Championship with a Florida team. Was it a floor above? I WANNA say Marlon Ninety nineteen ninety seven. Maybe you're go ahead. I'm sorry I might have the wrong. He Wanna off is Leeland in the hall of fame. I don't think he's very yet but you would think with the amount of Wins it. He accumulated over the years. You probably think he might get in at some point now. Jeff what was it like playing for a guy like Leland? He's a guy that he's kind of players coaches. I understand it. He was quite a character. He was only twenty six years old and he was trying to Babysit a bunch of eighteen year. Old Kids so it was It was quite a time I've got Some few few stories But probably can't tell all over my camera I remember one incident where we were. We stopped at a truck. Stop to eat and when we got back on the bus Bus driver started pulling away and the The police came and blocked the bus. And of course you know the manager sits in the front row on the right there and it was an leland gets off the bus and talking to the policemen and about ten minutes later here comes Leland policemen and they walk back through the lesson. They They Gabe. Mo- Horton who I believe is related. Willie Horton. I don't know if it was their cousins or mos nephew or whatever but turns out Mo- forgot to pay for his meal and that didn't go over too well and They ended up taking the MO off the bus. And we never saw Moore again I'm not sure it seemed kind of a stiff penalty for just hot lunch and up but you know what happened. What was it like to play? You ended up playing in Lakeland I played gives me. I played twice in Lakeland. Played in seventy two for the first half of the year and then in seventy five I played that seventy five team had lance parrish on it Mark the bird. Federal Judge Proper. Leaving off a couple of other guys but it's been richly. He was a great guy..
Virus death toll tops 10,000 in New York
"One now the coronavirus death toll is now more than twenty two thousand nationwide the governor of New York says the death toll in that state could climb above ten thousand today but the rate of hospitalizations seems to have stabilized providing some hope there are now more than one hundred thousand reported covert cases in New York City there's also a serious shortage of swabs used to test for the coronavirus that's according to the city's health department which is now telling medical providers only test hospitalized patients in order to preserve resources ever since friend of ours broke out for six weeks ago it's been a it's been a struggle in terms of supply chain Christopher's volleys with Northwell health they are the largest healthcare provider in New York state this week we have enough supply to get us through at least at least a week the rate of hospitalizations in New York seems to have stabilized when you look at the last five days with roughly eighteen thousand COPD patients statewide Saturday only fifty three new covert patients were admitted to New York hospitals we haven't seen a decrease in the patients just yet we've had a pretty good uptick in that and the patients that we received over the past couple of days for the past two days about eighty eighty five patients per day lieutenant general Laura Richardson is talking about the Javits center in Manhattan which has been converted into a field hospital and is far busier now than it was even last week meanwhile the increase in reported cases and deaths in the state of Michigan was lower Sunday after six straight days of more than one hundred deaths per day Cindy Engel hard just returned to work as a nurse in Detroit after she recovered from the corona virus they have a lesser amount of like my Hey listen I had a nurse that was in flint resident sandy brown who lost her husband a corona virus and her son three days later buried them in a service where the mourners had to stay in their cars as she stood alone with the grief in New Jersey Jared Lobos died last Friday the bigger than life Schering shines in the sun his girlfriend Jocelyn Jimenez says he had no underlying conditions and fought covert for sixteen days ten of those on a ventilator he was twenty seven years old they think he's strong young this virus is very deceiving someone so healthy someone so full of life I think Gosselin says before they enter beta Jerry she was able to face time and and they said I love you to each other Richard was placed on a ventilator Jared was treated with the anti malarial drugs hydroxy four point his mother stepfather and brother all tested positive for the virus all three of them are located CBS's David
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Great were doing. You know we're corentin down here with big boy the king and We're just this my studio down on South Main Memphis Tennessee. Carl shopping sound now. That dude behind you. He made a song called Memphis Tennessee. Absolutely yeah They call it like you know. Three three kings got Elvis King. King is that right dash. Yes okay good. I got that right. In your the kinks. Well I'm a company Mayor South main which is kind of ridiculous because if they dug into my past it never elect the I do my back Flint City Council. Now's got about three guys on it with felony so you might sit right in. If he'd come back home get to preserve and following their gotta have a certain record of the rap sheet to even apply on just Advocaat Kailua. That will be illegal under the. Fcc will book. I don't know that we operate by those. No it's interesting you. They've got a liquor to go from all bar. Because you can't go in and hang out not that I liked the bars but I like the bar very well. Well so this thing in front of you explain that. Who that is. That's not your toy. Now right here. This is a big bank. I liked it Whenever I'M UP IN MICHIGAN COUPLE TIMES A year I I stop in in Whatever big boy on Mir usually drain point? But I buy some big boy area and It's funny people walk in here. A lot of people from the north a lot of people who they call Sean you know. And because they didn't have lives brother everybody loves a big boy and So it's kind of like Armato with big boy on all our concert posters and just about everything we do is Kinda a calling connor all right so mark mark. You're an ex PAT from flint. You you were born and raised in Flint Michigan race. That's absolutely right. And then you've relocated to Memphis Tennessee. Some number of years ago. Yeah I spend Really Twenty seven years in the advertising business either with an agency or with the TV stations there and Lansing and then two thousand one. I get a call from my buddy heart. Goes you gotTA COME DOWN AND SEE MEMPHIS. You GotTa Love Memphis and come down for a couple of years. Then we'll go home you know there's an old adage about a Yankee good sticks around you on but no it's not. It's not a radio on the young twenty seven years. Nap BUSINESS IN FLINT LANSING IN HERE. Sold my mom's house when she died in March Thousand Fifteen and opened up his studio for weird mother. Living in Michigan Still Chew Hill. Patchy my my Dad. Vern and her they had Moved to Hilton full-time Had A place there for about thirty years. They were kind of ahead of the head of the Times. They're in my brother. Tom was in Charleston at the time. Our close by and I moved down here in a little closer to them. Saw Mark you fuck. You raised one name already that I think many of the People Willis's podcast knowing that so burn parcel and so tell us a little bit about your family. Business well You Know Verne with I looked say he's four farm farm. Kinship flushing which is exactly. The case is is Dan Clayton. His name was Leeann notice. Bill ballroom used to play a piano beards back in the sixties and seventies and he was a farmer bill. Smoke House burned down milk. Chicken to check your thumb off and he wasn't very good at it Vernbon dealership down in Hollywood gradual road. I believe it was right there. Your Chevy He he had been in the finance business hustle financial poor that and then he wanted to first megastores in sixty seven grambling here on South Saginaw firm parcel. Ironically some time to the process he sold the first hundred feet of frontage. Del Sarah Goat disparaties dealership. Al Had notion located in that Textile Mills. Dunker their textiles. Don Tom Graham born so the big step. And then we know how successful L. L. Sarah has come off on for for these. Become the biggest car dealers in the United States l? Sarah has so he took. He took that hundred feet of property and made his made something. Yeah and it's it's really interesting are of when I I went to work for the Cable Company Charter Cable Jackson. Tennessee and Sam Hammadi had just taken the dealership over and so for a couple of years. You would like client out there. And it was really cool because we had a lot in common notably Roy who would have been his uncle but but that was fun but you know I take a lot from my dad as far as promotion. Back in nineteen seventy. Buick dropped the Buick. Open picked it often and learned man. Court ran back off tournament for about five years and furnace. Christ promoter he was one of the person cardio is to get on TV himself tonight. I don't know if you recall someone. Put put him up to Riding an elephant in the circus or the genesee county fair. I can't remember which one it s there's firm with a suit on riding elkins so became the old ringmaster and and really that that became still kind of a If you look online there's filed about that but I get emotional Ability from my dad he was just a real so. I just remember that parcel name but I can't remember all the the monikers in the US in the ads right right while you're young man. You know while Whiz kids we all. We all talked about it. We talked lecture dead yet. He was great. I mean you you know who is a wonderful place? Crowell born in McLaren I like to say. Born December sixth nineteen sixty two and the next day the Lions won. I didn't know this at the time. But the Lions One woman call them playoff or whatever. It was in sixty chip so when I was one day on. Twitter Lines undefeated and since. Then they're winning to senator and forty four point six percent. I got a got the lions and I got tigers with me today. I still haven't given up on all its locked to give up. I gave up one day. It was like journey equitably. Don't stop believing. Stop leaving in line for one day. Right bread yeah. We had all kinds of bad locking it. Like this wasn't part of it despite the bad loan so mark During your career sort. What High School did you go to? Can you are Grand Blanc almost war? My GRANDPA bought yet Shirt today but as little tight try graduated in eighty one. Steve Smith was quarterback went onto Michigan To some degree of fame and We had a couple of good. Football teams are back in eighty one and graduated which asked him you down in Dallas. The end we again football four five mongering expressed but I did get a degree and graduated in Journalism Degree. Great and then and then you came back home after that the I came on I came back. Call me and Did some freelance writing for the flint. Journal Marianne whiteside did a couple of specs special sections win the Water Street pavilion opened in red after a minimum places and did some freelance quite a bit of freelance writing White Worked for Bob. Wyman Matrix harkening handled the ranch slip dot com that a couple of years then an and I was doing a presentation little Joe's one night and sales manager on my Fox six which routes a new independent at the time back in eighty seven. I was doing this presentation. This guy was up there drinking and he came down. You know you need your forget this you need to go sell advertising corner at the TV station. Name was Bob Franch. Wonderful Guy Lifelong friend. God bless his soul but anyway that's I got into the TV business Joe On you know as things which was that what what was cost. That would next. W asked him down and lansing now that we thought it was up on. Ballinger Iway time Iran now basically nothing but movies we show more hits and and then it became a Fox station that was married with children and then we carried the Pistons and you mentioned our car We cut a deal that's park. It's our media. Armenia Mark Kerr. Who IS Mister Automo- automobile dealership Michigan Advertising Agency originally concepts and You know he was very successful. He and his wife time with just The go-getter and we all became friends and mark and I went on the golf course through the Detroit Pistons were. We knew that this was going to be the year it was. I guess But eight nine. Yeah and so that boys athletes were bad. Would so we go out to the ball courts by the time we play? Eighteen old has had a similar amount of links between us. We it every single one of his clients on in Detroit Pistons sponsorship. I now on channel sixty six there. My friend Brian working at the time harshly and Sega by wrister to lighten up the order back in the day and write him up by hand. Can't get tough to keep winning. It was a great. I'm the chief business right there with the Pistons and the bad.
Empty Cinemas and the Streaming Giants
"Prices aside. Going to the movie theater was an escape all entertainment all no matter what entertainment you like whether it's opera whether it's rap concert whether it's a wrestling match whether it's a boxing match whether it's a fight over the last Good Glass of drinking water in Flint Michigan. It doesn't matter what it is. Yeah all entertainment is an escape from your life. It is entertainment it's supposed to entertain you no matter what it is and what the movie theaters. It was a place to go other than your home. You could go and sit in fairly decent seats for the most part over the years they've upgraded. They've done the stadium seated things and everything else. And it's cool when it's whatever some theaters still having upgraded sadly but you could go for two hours or sometimes less than sometimes more and watch a movie and be fine and happy for me help. I approached going to the theater unless I was with my mom or somebody or other people I would go at the most opportune time for me. Which was mostly like one o'clock in the afternoon eastern time on a Monday morning when everybody's just getting back from lunch and going back to work so basically the feeder would be empty because nobody should be there at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday morning take any number of transformers live action films. I think I saw a little ones. I did see in theaters. I saw two of them the Monday after they released. And there is nobody in the theater because I am not a person that likes crowds at all. You know you mentioned last week about the introvert. Extrovert thing I'm both I but generally I prefer to be away from people. I've been social distancing. Since I was ten years old but the movie theater it was cool. It was great. You could get something to eat if you wanted to or drinkers snack or whatever. Generally I never got drinks because I didn't want to be that more on that. Got Up in the middle of the Movie Day because he had to go to the bathroom kind of I hate. I hate that so it was great. It was cool. It was something on a large screen and it was fun. Going to theaters and lately hasn't been so much fun because it costs so much. Yeah and the thing is to like being wor am in my point in life. I just don't have time to go and it's not really on my radar like so generally do wait for streaming and do. I love the experience of going to the theater. Yes because honestly there's nothing quite like it because you get the giant screen you get the surround sound you get the the full immersion into it whereas when you're at home you know you have distractions you use your phone you You may be doing something else while you're watching it like. I have two monitors like generally I'll play a game on one a watch net flicks on the other end. So it's kind of a toss up of what I'm paying attention to But that being said Other than when I lived in the Flint area in having annoying person that had like the loudest freaking bags of food in the world Crackling around me. Or that couldn't stop talking on their phone or stop talking in general So you could get immersed in it I genuinely didn't joy going especially for something that I liked like. You know the Star Trek Cord you know I saw star wars in there for a while and then I didn't see the last one but in the theater but But Yeah I mean there. There was a lot of reasons to go the only problem that I see now that they've had to utterly close aside from the fact they're going to have to do a deep clean when they opened back up because of cobwebs is that. S- we've had hit that point where instead of billion dollar box offices we have zero dollar box office and you went from having like back in the day they were lake. You know okay. We would have like a couple of huge movies every month. And you know you'd have like kind of a rotating panel of some movies every week. You know enough for like every day of the week pretty much instead of having like anywhere from fifteen to twenty movies. Come out every week. Which is what we were getting. Honestly it'll majority of them with the platform that we're on now with having streaming in movie theaters about half of those should go streaming because there's a lot of them that are not strong enough contenders for the theater. And they're somewhere. You should be fully immersed in being the theater for them and I it's it's GonNa be really telling when this is over when this whole pandemic over because the large that this huge monumental amount of movie theaters that are shut down across the globe. Some of the services like NBC. The they're they're peacock service. They have Nbc Universal granted NBC and universal are both owned by comcast who's also a cable company in ISP and Just content providers well They broke the theatrical window which they've been trying to do for years Even as comcast before they went and they've been trying to break this for years in like paper view movies where you get them immediately. Well now they can actually do that because they have their own service and they can use their xfinity x. one is they will make movies. Available on demand immediately says Granted you know dreamworks? The trolls movie. That came out man. It's it says that you know insiders say the movie isn't a blanket policy for the studios and tear twenty twenty calendar in that decisions regarding other titles and the duration of the policy haven't been made yet But I I have a feeling that we're going to start. Seeing kind of a trickle down effect of certain movies immediately going this route And what they're doing to compensate is this is movies will be made available on a wide variety of on-demand services for a forty eight hour rental period at a suggested retail price of nine hundred ninety nine in other words the same would be to buy the DVD when it comes in they're saying in the US and the price of quivalent whatever it is in the international markets The they're basically saying that it's They're also trying to provide options for consumers who cannot or should not go to the cinemas Which I kind of like that option to see it from home however think that they're charging that much because it's a new release and YOU'RE GONNA be watching it from your home flakes convenience of it in there. Estimating that would be buying the estimated that you would be buying enough tickets for everyone in your family but yeah I don't I don't know like it's it doesn't seem that bad all right so anyways. I was stating that the nineteen thousand nine suggested retail price for for forty eight hour rental window for the movies while I liked the concept and the idea because I have a feeling this is going to stick around win the theaters. Come back Whether they all come back or not is a different story. But I have a feeling that this is going to stick because they've been trying to get this market for quite some time and to have this readily available now right. I think that it's GONNA stick. And for for instance for me like I don't go to the theater because I don't have time to go now. Granted when I go it's usually solo anyway and so that would be like seven or eight dollars. You know. Drop RIGHT THERE. So nine hundred ninety nine is not bad. If you're having the whole family watch it like I kind of get it there. But I can't see a lot of people lake generation or younger paying twenty bucks a month to go see every new movie that comes out to be honest like especially when there's other means that China provides you know alter Geeky caster network do not adhere to stolen China viruses. No or you know. They're pirates. Yeah but like I I. Honestly don't care I'll wait until hit streaming and then watch it legitimately but but yeah. So like they're they're talking like all these different companies or having To kind of shift their paradigm of how. They're going to do things or you know like. Mgm was the first to make a major shift when pushing the James Bond Movie. No time to die from late. April to November in hopes that it will still come out in the theater so and then you know like there's some other movies that have shifted from this year to this time next year trying to avoid it so it's it's GonNa be kind of a interesting time with the theaters kind of trying to predict what directions they're going but I do know that if people do not return to them after they opened back up that it's going to collapse this entire system of Louis
How to Motivate Millennials to Build a Culture with Charlie Rocket Jabaley
"Say what's up to fire nation and sheer something interesting about yourself that most people don't know what's what's up fire nation. I. This is one thing that most people don't know as a kid like seventeen years old. We created the biggest sneaker websites in the then when I got an hip hop trade is some of the biggest media outlets and signs some of the biggest artists on his millions and millions of records. But I always did it in very disruptive ways and now the reinvented Charlie rocket. You know. When I do podcasts interviews. Everybody asked me about you. Know how? I became a Nike Athlete. And how I did the Colin Kaepernick Commercial for Nike. But nobody ever asked me about the business strategy behind how we went from winning. Emmys to winning grammys spoiler Charlie. Because I don't WanNa waste any time not picking your genius of Marketing Brain. So let's talk about this marketing process. You call it mom. -nology let's talk about Mahmuljin. How you shifted Nike using that process. When I was young house looking at fan bases at some artists had and I looked at companies that would have these fans who supported unconditionally. We'll see it with donald trump or Kanye west. I try to do everything in their power to destroy their fan base and yet they're our fan base loves them unconditionally. I was always fascinated by this with business. Was like well like these people. Stand in line for three days like how you do that. That's more fascinating to me. Then what Walmart does you know like? It's just I'm always fascinated by these things at cost frenzies and I thought about it in my life. I was like what who loves me unconditionally. And it was my mom. My mom like she'll support everything do so. I asked my mom I was like like. Why do you love me unconditionally? And I've thought about marketing and marketing can do two things. Marketing can lead to a sale or marketing can lead to a complete stranger being turned into somebody who supports you as much as your mom does and what I call the biggest veins the biggest supporters the biggest customers who love you unconditionally. I call them moms so. I created this process. Marketing called mom allergy and I believe like like the small groups of people. There's there's two frequencies there's two frequencies we can tune to week attuned to a conquering frequency and business of okay. I have my business. We need more customers. So let's let's picture imagine a village right and they're about to go to war with another village to conquer the other village so they go out and they fight. That sounds a lot like business. Like we're going to go get more we're GONNA do more. Would if we flip the frequency and we took our village and poured so much love into the people that are already there that they screamed so loud in the other villages are looking over like what. How like that's a perfect utopia over there? You know what let's move there? And then the city limits start spreading and spreading so many people are moving. And then you take over the other villages just because the the the the empire so large because which you took care of home was so special so beautiful and is that that nurturing is an in marketing and in business you don't talk about love very often but how I bill cult followings how we built these fan bases of rating phase. Who who when we released a tour sells out in two minutes. When we release a item we do. Two million thirty days is because we cultivated our fan base is and I don't see him business very often. We're not taking care of people like our MOMS. Take care of us and then we we get them to love US unconditionally. So that's the process call knowledge and I have a system of Howa do it and I love to be able to break it down to break that down. I mean is this an acronym or is this just a process a system like break this down for some curious okay? It's not an acronym But it's all based all based on. We're very familiar with on mothers. So our moms have this heart connection with us like they're literally connected to us right so we come from them. They created this miraculous. You know Feet of giving birth to us and we were connected to them so connection. Is the number one most important thing when it comes to building a fan base? That loves you like mom does so when I look at connection. I look at this concept of what I call the. I am youth theory and break it down like this is really the influencers versus the influential people of the world. We live in a world right now in flint where everybody's trying to be on the top of the mountain saying this is how perfect I am. That's why you should follow me. This is how successful I am. That's why you should follow me. This out beautiful. Rem this are rich. Rem. These are the reasons why you should follow me. But when I look at the most influential people in the world they operate by the exact opposite paradigms John. Let's take like Oprah for example albro. She had the story that touched our heart. They gave a connection of her being abused as a child in she had she had She got fired from her job. Right in this yet love issues then. She has weight issues. Why you think this is one of the most influential women in the world. Because she's not trying to be different enough. She's literally showing us. She's just like us now. We would be disappointed if Oprah was in front of private jets every day like you know if she was fit like showing her booty like how. How disappointed will be be an oprah who was showing her Buddha but in data status he would not be an influential person she would be influenced her so then. I looked at it like this boom okay. Who's the most influential person? Maybe in the history of the world. I was looking at it. Okay religious I but it might be Jesus. That man was super influential and Jesus was a cartoon Sir. This is hung out with the poor people. We'd be disappointed. In Jesus is he was lifted up his shirt showing a six pack disappointed. We'd be disappointed in Jesus if you trying to make micro content all day for Tick Tock. We'll be disappointed because he was the people that he was with. The people any wasn't trying to be perfect. Even though I mean he could have been he could have been like. Hey look at this magic trick like trying to be more popular. He was not very popular. He at twelve followers. He was not popular but he could have been if he had the white horse and the armor and the sword he would have more followers but he would not have been as influential. So then I look at it like Michael Jordan okay. We're talking about heart connection here Michael Jordan. When he would catch the ball in the second quarter of a regular season game twenty thousand cameras in the arena would go off. That doesn't happen for other players. Why No unapplied player of his magnitude has the story he had as he gave us a gift. He gave us a gift that he got cut from his high school basketball. I'm sorry Lebron James just doesn't have the same emotional connection with the world. Because he never really struggled he never was the underdog. You was always. Perfect is not his fault. He didn't do anything wrong. But the people want something so relatable and I did a little google search one time John of the what is the most profitable superhero franchise adjusted for inflation. And guess what it came back as spider man.