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The Investigation Into Wisconsin's Election Is More Critical Than Ever
"Of the 25 grants CTCL provided to cities and counties in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, that were a $1 million or larger, 23 of the 25 grants went to areas that Biden won in 2020. One of the two counties won by Trump, Brown county Wisconsin, received about 1.1 million that's less than 1.2% of the 87 and a half million that CTCL provided to those top 25 recipients. But even in Brown county Wisconsin, where heavily Democrat, Green Bay is located, the funding disparities are glaring, the Wisconsin legislature provided roughly $7 per voter to the city of Green Bay to manage the 2020 elections, rural counties in Wisconsin received approximately $4 per voter. The CTCL funds boosted Democrat voting Green Bay resources to $47 per voter while most rural areas still have the same $4 per voter. And similar funding disparities occurred near Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, Michigan, Dallas, Houston, and other cities that received tens of millions of dollars of CTCL money. I think what's important William to remember here and to point out is what happened in the areas that did not get CTCL funding as I understand it from your study from your research, the numbers stayed pretty consistent, very consistent to what happened in 2016.
Michigan Lottery Winner Drowns With Ticket Still in His Wallet
"Story out of michigan gregory jarvis fifty seven years old. He won forty five thousand dollars in the lottery. That's a life changer. Too great story. He hit the jackpot at the blue water in he played the club. Keno add on game. The jack the owner don sqi told wjr t. flint. Very nice guy. He was here every day. He was super excited. Forty five grand but he wasn't able to immediately cash in is winning ticket because he didn't have the proper documentation he didn't have a social security card so he had to apply for a new one and he was waiting while waiting. He went out into the lake. He slipped and fell and hit his head and drowned with the lottery. Tickets still in his pocket a body. They found the body along the at a private beach. The small here on county city. A body washed ashore. It was him. The police chief said he died after drowning after striking his head. His boss said he was planning to take the money and go see his sister and his dad. In north carolina the winning ticket was retrieved from his body and handed over to his relatives now. So sad story to be sure. It's a sad story but it's a lifelong live your life enjoy your life. There are things more important than the arguments were having in the political battles were having. They are plenty but when you get frustrated when you get annoyed when you get anxious and depressed think about the tale of fifty seven year old. Greg
Caldor Fire Updates: COVID-19 Outbreak Sidelines Strike Team
"In the west tonight. Another emergency is unfolding california's massive kaldor fire. Firefighters are racing to keep the flames away from lake tahoe resort and tonight also dealing with a covert outbreak. Steve patterson is there tonight crews bracing for an onslaught of the kaldor fires seething flint's now just a few miles from south lake tahoe. We've not experienced a fire of this magnitude. That's this wall tile in a long time as firefighters scramble the thirty four thousand structures in the fire's path a covert outbreak. You start leading. One strike team sparking fears that the virus could take even more crews off the front line and they need all the help they can get. Firefighters are bracing for forty five mile. An hour wind gusts tonight. That could stoke flames just like these. We kaldor fire has destroyed over two hundred thousand acres. Hundreds of homes. Enforce the evacuations of more than fifty three thousand got everybody out. But it's heartbreaking says fortunate ski resorts now using snowblowers to ward off inversed in race to save one of california's iconic destinations. If you don't believe in science got to believe you're on is coming here and experience. A smashmouth smashmouth realities of climate. Change taking shape in real time. What are you telling those people. As far as they're worried about their homes burning homes can be built People's lives can never be brought back
Tornados Strike Near Flint, Detroit Leaving Thousands Without Power
"Storms in Michigan have left more than 120,000 people in the dark. And they may not have power until later today. Tornadoes blew through on Saturday near Detroit and Flint. Heavy rain also caused flooding in an area that was still recovering from recent
Private Undisclosed Emails Leaked From the Mueller Investigation
"Got another three hundred pages or so of underlying mueller investigation emails and texts and memos and in them we learned that don jr. vodka and kushner way more involved in russia talks than previously known at least to the public. I mean we knew Ivanka reportedly informed a co co-chair of her father campaign that her brother don jr. could make recommendations for military advisers while kushner offered details about his private meetings with henry kissinger We also learned that in january. Twenty seventeen manafort. Send an email to katy mcfarland. That's flynn's number two Saying i have some important information. I wanna share with you that i picked up my travels over the last month. Well she manafort was already you know knee deep in shit by this point she immediately fired off an email to flint. Saying hey given all. That's going on. Meet with them. And flynn said i would not be with him until we're in the hot seats unknown who he is working for and perception would not be good especially now they even knew it. They even knew it the record show. Flynn soliciting trump strategist bannon as far back as september twenty fifteen before bannon officially joined the campaign steve. He wrote just reaching back out. Let me know if mr trump needs any help with national security intel an intel community issues of foreign policy. So that's i think flynn's i reach out that december. He wrote corey lewandowski. And said i wanted to send this to you this past week but had forgotten shared a link to an article from russia state run sputnik news quoted. Flynn saying the. Us must work with russia and arab countries to defeat isis. He said this is an f. y. But something trump should at least be aware of. I have been very outspoken. On the issue at this point in the conflict with our current administration has run out of good options. also i met with president putin last thursday in moscow. We actually sat at dinner together. Merry christmas
GM cutting overtime shifts at two U.S. truck plants due to chip shortage
"Forcing General Motors to reduce overtime shifts at two assembly plants. The cuts will affect Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne Indiana plants, which produce a variety of pick up models from the Chevy and GMC brands. A total of three overtime shifts between both facilities will be removed this weekend. I'm Brian shook
Make Your Podcast Better with Elzie Flenard
"We're talking all about podcasts. And my guest is elsie flint. Hard and he is here to help us. he has. This amazing company called podcast town and he is a phenomenal podcast producers. So l z. Thank you so much for being on. The show tells a little bit more about you. And how did you get started in this podcast world. Well first of all thank you so much for having me anytime. I get the unity talk and people actually listen. I'm all excited. So thank you so much for the opportunity. A little bit about me. I've been in office for about seventeen years both in music and the spoken word and long story short. I founded podcast town. Because i wanted to other people get their voice out there get their message out there and so our our vision is to create a town where every voice is heard in. That's what we do. We help people's voices get heard and for you know for those listeners. Out there you might have picked up on my whole flight team will els. Got the whole podcast counting. He is the mayor of podcast town. And i just love it i love. I love a good theme. Now i gotta tell you l z. I audio is not my thing like visual. I can look at a photograph. And i can tell you what's good about it. What's not good about it. i've got a background in photography As well as a degree in psychology but audio. Like i can remember when my husband brought these gold cables or cords or something in for our tv. And he's like oh it's going to really dramatically improve the sound and my son was sitting there and he was like listening in his like night and day difference. I didn't hear one iota of change. I don't get it i. I don't know why you spend all this money on these gold cable fema jigs and so audio is not my thing and that's why i think. Sometimes we as entrepreneurs rely on other sports that are out
Biden to unveil ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan
"Later today, President Biden will unveil his ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Make his pitch at a Pittsburgh facility where aspiring carpenters take on apprenticeships that often turn into union jobs. The plan is going to focus on physical infrastructure, bridges, roads, sewer systems and expanding broadband. Among other things, Biden characterizes it. As a jobs plan that he hopes will transform the economy. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here with some details. Hate him. Good morning. So what's in this plan? What do we know? They're calling it. The American jobs plan is you guys said about $2? Trillion, You know the transit bridges, roads broadband into rural areas. Also big spinning on the electric grid and sewer and water systems. You know, think about what happened in Texas earlier this year or what happened in Flint, Michigan, trying to avoid those types of things. Upgrading housing, schools, hospitals, Ah, lot of focus on union jobs and helping underserved communities, both rural and urban. You know, it's specifically talks about trying to entice manufacturers to areas affected by a loss of coal jobs on Del Ping address racial inequities by reconnecting neighborhoods that were cut off by previous highway building. This sweeping proposal is only part one, though next month Biden is set to propose investments in health care, child care and
The Naked Man Flees With Michael Zwaagstra
"Today. Special guest is author of the naked man flees michael's wag stra welcome to the show. Michael well thank you very much mike. It's a pleasure to be with. You appreciate you being on taking the time. So let's let's hear a little bit about that book. Naked man flees naked man flees while the the full book title. Is the man. Fli es timeless truths from obscure parts of the bible and seek to do in the book is to highlight forty obscure passages passages in the bible that christians and non christians alike ten dimiss With the bible and passages the tend not to have a lot of servants preached about them and to take a closer look at what these passages say in What possible meeting they might have to today. i've taught In addition to teaching public high school. I also teach a part time basis at stop five college. Which is our our local bible college here in steinbeck manitoba and i've found that You can never assume that christians know their bibles really well But a lot. Don't and i i know that on your show. One of the things that you say at the end is that you encourage people to pick up their bibles and read them and i agree. People should pick up the bible and actually read it because otherwise you're gonna miss a lot of important stuff that's in there actually. Yeah there's a lot of stuff in there. It's pretty interesting for sure. Chapter two for instance you talk about one of my favorite will if it's my favorite but it's definitely one of the stories that are in there The the moses and y'all we meeting them at the lodging place and he's about to kill him mad. That is such a strange story. It makes a stranger because it's just kind of thrown in there you know you're you're reading the story then all of a sudden this happens and it goes right back to where left off so it's yeah it's it's a strange one and it's one that a lot of people A lot of christians miss and one of the reasons that we miss it is that it doesn't make it into any of the popular movies. It's not in charlton. Heston the ten commandments does make it into prince of egypt and the exact. Yeah go figure. I'll read the la read. The exact passage is chapter four versus twenty four to twenty six at a lodging place on the way the lord met him. That's moses and sought to put him to death then sapporo took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin. Touched moses beat with it and said surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me. So he left him alone It was then that she said a bridegroom of blood because of the circumcision.
The Story of Miss Baker - Space Monkey
"Okay so what was the plan. Were they going to do with these. Twenty-six tiny cute monkeys already worried about them. Yeah so nasa wasn't a thing until nineteen fifty eight so for years. The army and the navy have been running these tests to see if it's safe to send humans to space and that's where these twenty-six tiny monkeys come in. So were they going to send all twenty six of these monkeys into space or was there like some kind of training tiny centrifuges how they just please imagine for a moment a monkey training montage. They had to go through like stimulated flights and lab testing. And you know stress testing like they were looking for the smartest calmest monkey to send to space. Yeah i'm totally imagining the monkey version of the right stuff. And i'm sure this isn't isn't true but i'm picturing like tiny silver jumpsuits and little monkeys walking down the tarmac in slow motion for sure. That is what i'm picturing. So it all sounds really cute. Little monkey nuts blazing a trail to the stars. But actually the us government at this point has been trying for a decade to bring a monkey back alive so starting in nineteen forty eight we had albert. The i went down to the tail. Explosion albert the second valve failure alpert. The third parachute didn't open i. I mean it's interesting and this is like it's both totally awful but gives you some sense of why they're doing these experiments right because they're going to send people into space plans to send people into space years out from sending people to space and so far there just you know. Just a bunch of dead monkeys. This is i mean so. This is pretty grim up until we get to miss baker. How did they end up choosing miss baker. So it's spring of nineteen fifty-nine. There's all launch scheduled. And so the navy basically narrows it down to one candidate and its tiny female squirrel. Monkey barely on adults. And she's teeny tiny. You hold her in your hands She has this adorable little like white mask on her face. You know tiny little like bear shaped ears a long tail super long fingers. Ucr your heart just goes out to her and the researchers really liked this particular monkey. The even named her tlc for tender loving care. They basically figure if she she was the smartest the most docile and that she was the best candidate for this mission little known fact nineties hip hop group. Tlc named after her frie- you music box out there. Score that one away. That's that that's not true so the mission was coming up and all higher ups like we. We can't call her. Tlc that's not. That's not going to sound good over the radio. And so they renamed her baker specifically they renamed her miss baker and her co pilot for the mission was another monkey and they call her. Ms able and so finally. It's may twenty eight one thousand nine hundred. Ninety nine launched a cape canaveral. They load miss baker up into this really scary looking contraption it's like a water bottle or metal thermos and she's wrapped up in there like a mummy in this little jacket and she able or walked out onto the tarmac where they launched all the ships and they're loaded into the top of a rocket fifty ton jupiter rocket fifty tonnes for two tiny monkeys. Okay so they're on top of this building sized fifty ten rocket they're tiny they're cute and this giant rocket this big launch. It's all for them. There's nothing else going on today so owning to thirty five. Am one lengthening. We have looked up thirty monkeys strapped in escaping from the gravity of earth and into space at one point. They're moving at ten thousand miles per hour. Just imagine flint would be terrifying for anybody much less a monkey in total they spend about fifteen minutes in space and then the nosecone detaches from the rocket and it begins the descent. Forty-five minutes after the launch. The nosecone splashes down about two hundred fifty miles off the coast of puerto rico. Just after five. Am that morning. The uss kua pulls up at picks up the nose cone and everyone is very nervous. They were desperate for these monkeys to have survived. So one of the guys aboard ship popped open the nose cone and both the monkeys were alive. Everyone was just everyone was so happy. They radio back to cape canaveral and they said able baker are perfect. No no problems after unwrapping her from her coat and her thermos one of the guys on the ship gave miss baker at a little cookie. And so it was. It was a huge success because these were the first monkeys to return alive from space. Oh wow yeah and these were like the first american animals to kind of come back in one piece and you know like at this point. This is the middle of the space race. There's a lot riding on this as a very very geopolitically important little tiny monkey yeah she was a big deal and you would be for the rest of your life so immediately miss baker in her co-pilot miss able are shipped off to washington. Dc for a press conference because our what do you mean a press conference the monkeys you gotta understand there now vip very important primates but four days after the landing something really sad happens miss able dies in a freak accident and so now. Miss baker is the only the only monkey to return alive from space and america's only animal astronaut to have survived. And so that just kind of makes her even more special there. Were you know newsreels about her children's books printed about her or she gets fanmail especially from children. She was on good morning. America at one point. She got double billing with the jackson five. That is famous. Yeah i also. I also love post her career in science her life kind of like moves into the gossip pages. A little more public figures like that like they do something you know like kind of given a title. She's called america's first lady in space. That's how she was seen so miss baker after her flight. She goes back to pensacola. You know there's a yearly parade in her honor but mostly she settles down. You know her handlers. Even get her a companion. Another squirrel monkey named big george and after a while the hands even hold a wedding for them so like many young couples miss baker in big george moved to a bigger place. The newly built us space and rocket center huntsville alabama and by. Now it's nine thousand nine hundred seventy one and it's been more than a decade since miss baker took her spaceflight so big george eventually passes away and miss baker immediately married off again to another monkey. And it's very celebrity. It's very tabloid. The space center even sends out engraved invitations and has a real judge into the fishy eight And they dress up miss baker in like a train veil. She actually rips off a couple minutes into the ceremony. Good for you good for you. Miss baker and so she you you just get this idea of like how precious she was to people in nineteen eighty-four. She dies of acute kidney failure. She's twenty seven years old and at this point. She is the longest known living squirrel monkey in history. She at this point. She's broken every single record for like the average lifespan of a squirrel monkey. So miss baker's led this long life. She had like an official wedding when she died where she given. The same treatment was a funeral. Or what happened. Oh yeah she was sent off in style she was buried right outside of the. Us rocketed space center and three hundred people showed up just to witness her being laid to rest. I saw some pictures to like flower. Reason like these signs saying you know like miss baker america's first lady of space born nineteen fifty seven died nine hundred eighty four. And you know she was that day she was laid to rest next big george who had been buried there for a couple of years now. That's nice that's nice
Where Estate Planning and Social Inequality Meet
"I'm richie philanthropy. Jesse vice admiral flint pod. Chris miller and today our guests are laurel and riley carbone kern founders of tall grass estate. Planning their goal was to create a different kind of law firm when they're reaches out to people who are routinely overlooked traditional law firms or people who are hesitant to work with traditional law firms we talked to riley in laurel about social justice through estate planning the lord of the rings and why everyone needs estate planning even sar on the deceiver enjoy. We are very excited. Have riley and laurel kaduna kern from tall grass estate. Planning on the podcast today. Hello both of you view. Elo mainly grits. Thank you welcome. Mo- more popular of the two of us. I would say it's all the incheon. Listen we fight over the attention. That's always been our problem. And i relate to. That aren't i don't have to fight for our listeners. They're going to be asking this point why we are having an estate. Planning company on the podcast. So we'll start with the most basic question which is how is estate planning social justice issue. I recognize that estate. Planning sounds like feels like smells like the most untold listed whitebread topic. Anyone has ever thought about. We are as spicy as as yes manny's however we are grateful to be able to do a fair amount of pro bono low bono work and we see in that practice a number of things pop up like over and over and over again people who their grandparents great grandparents own a piece of property and then didn't know about estate planning and so now they're in a situation where like fifteen people own it To be able to like apply for grants for certain things they would need to track all of down or pay for a quiet title action. It should be something that is giving them wealth insecurity but instead it's costing them money to have this asset and if you know what state planning is if you're willing to hear about it and learn about it It can really enhanced generational wealth for for non. Just you know middle class. America or or upper class market but like literally everyone. And that's why it's so important to us to help. People understand estate. Planning is for every single person. The the misconception is that estate planning is about figuring out who gets your stuff when you die and there's a whole lot of people who look at their lives and think i don't have stuff so who cares That's that's a wrong understanding of what it is. It's really just about making sure that the right people are in control at the right times of the right things and what we see your your question about it. Being a social justice issue is that there are massive disparity in who plans for that kind of control and because all of us no matter. What our demographic Racial status religious status nationality cetera. All of us are subject to losing that control because of disability and death because of the disparity in who plans there's also a disparity generational wealth and the influence political influence financial prosperity. That come along with that so over generations you see the disparity linked to you know we think of as as a as a pretty clear as one example reinforcement of systemic racism. Disproportionately people who have large amounts of money are larger. Amounts of money are thinking about doing estate planning right. It has occurred to them. Hey i should probably do a power return. He get a trust in place right but the reason that they're doing that planning the things that they see may be happening down the down the line in their lives and being possible. Those things are possible for every single person regardless of how much you have but if you have a plan in place it's gonna affect your life and your loved ones a lot differently than if you don't have that planning in place
Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting lawyers are seeking a thirty two percent of the six hundred forty one million dollar flint's tainted water settlement attorneys who negotiated a six hundred forty one million dollars settlement for victims of blood contaminated water in flint Michigan are asking a judge to set aside up to thirty two percent for fees and expenses for their work reading the poll thirty two percent would amount to two hundred two million dollars in fees and seven million dollars in expenses for dozens of attorneys who worked on the case in a typical personal injury case in Michigan attorneys get one third of settlements under terms of the settlement money will be available for every flint child who was exposed to the water every adult who can show injury certain business owners and anyone who paid water bills hi Mike Rossi up
Can Claressa Shields Make Women's Boxing Must-See TV?
"Michael thanks so much for joining me again man. Yeah it's great to be back again twice in a little over a month of pretty honored at this point. Michael rothstein covers boxing for espn and is behind the scenes. Look at clarisa. Shield is journey to. This moment is out now on. Espn dot com. Well michael we are honored to have you back on the show as well because you have this piece. You just reported on clarisa shields. Who is the biggest star in women's boxing. Maybe ever and her event coming up tomorrow night. it's being called superwomen. Some are also calling it. Her story play on history. But i need you to explain to me. What exactly it is that makes all of this so historic well. It's a couple of things. Pablo i is. This clarisa shields is the headliner on a pay per view card and there hasn't been a women's fight. Headlining a paper view card. In twenty years. We're talking last time it happened. Was layla alley and jackie. Frazier light and I don't think anyone listening to this. Podcast probably would remember watching that fight because it's been that long but they went one step further and not only. Is it her headlining. This is a car completely full of women's fights there's four fights on the card and this is going to be friday in her hometown of flint michigan in front of a little under. Maybe two hundred fans because that's what michigan is allowing at this point in this audience is going to have to come through paper view and this is again for classes. Shields and for promoter mostly because this hasn't been done before so there's no metrics on this there is no read on buys would be good or bad all of this is her taking a big bet on herself and who should be fighting. She's fighting marie eve to care who is also undefeated and they feel like. It's going to be one of the best fight in women's boxing this year and probably the best fight. They could have made for clarisa shields. And that's one of the challenges. Foreclosure shields right is. She is so good that it's tough to find opponents that are worthy of are very similar in some ways to. What can alvarez going through on the men's side if you watch that fight on saturday night because they are most just dominant so there are a lot of ingredients their them going to bite into but first off. When was the last time we even saw clarisa shields in the ring so the last time we saw her was january twenty twenty and that was against ivana hobbies in and she won a unanimous decision. Not twin make story the fastest fighter men or female to win titles in three divisions and choruses shields is plan was to fight for times last year. This fight against murray you care was initially scheduled for may ninth covid and did that so then almost immediately once boxing started to maybe possibly come back her and her team wanted to be one of the first fighters back. They went to their partner at the time showtime and they said hey we would like to be on an early card but it just never happened. She had dates in september. She had dates in october. Then she was told. Hey you're not gonna fight on showtime at all in two thousand and twenty.
These Are the Most In-Demand SEO Service Right Now
"And you're kind of in the early stages of being consultant. So i want to hear from you about what are some of the services that you're figuring out the world at large needs from not only you but you know seo consultants what are some of the in demand services for seo's well interestingly enough seo and seo has a in is just wildly and demand right now you can go onto lean din you can go on any job site and you're gonna just see so many postings for roles and opportunities for individuals who know and understand search. I think i did a just at the end of twenty twenty is doing a little bit of research on it in the united states alone. There's over two hundred different or seo related roles at any given talk which is a remarkable amount of roles in an industry that is just growing at a crazy crazy quip. Two hundred open roles is alive. Considering there's about fifteen people in the world who know what they're talking about one way to look on this podcast for the record. One way to look at two hundred might seem low for a lot of other folks. But i can remember a time when i was applying for seo roles and there was maybe a handful of maybe a best a dozen legitimate real seo in the title type job functions but the job function had become very prolific and a core need for companies. Big and small in the interesting thing is i'm hearing from startups who just launched their websites to major enterprises who are trying to figure out. What the next investments going to be from an seo standpoint but in a nutshell. I think there's three things that i'm hearing the most in the market. So talk to me about what you're hearing. Yep and so. I'm hearing kind of three common threads. One of them as we are in desperate need of defining our long term strategy with seo. And how that connects with the rest of the company other marketing functions product engineering the services and solutions we offer in the market. The second thing that i'm hearing quite often is help a scale. We found something. That's really working but we're just not entirely sure how to take that from a hundred visitors. Two hundred thousand visitors and then the third thing that i'm hearing quite often and i think this is the one that's really exciting in for the folks that are in the seo field. That are listening to this. And i've been working in a while. Is there's just so much evergreen opportunities out there. There are new ways to define and refine the way you attract and source. Traffic and companies are realizing that this is something that you need to in boston early and often to secure this evergreen traffic. Okay so what i'm hearing from. You is just generally. There is high demand for seo's good news for everyone listening. Hey there is another job out there if you're unhappy but what people are looking for is strategy first and foremost. Hey what should we be doing over the long haul right. Where in a boat on the ocean. Sure which ways the shore can you point us the right direction right number two is we're going. You know two knots per hour. I'm just gonna butcher all of my sailing metaphors because honestly i've never sailed in my life. Let's much car. Were going five miles an hour and we want to put our foot on the gas. We wanna make sure that we're doing it in a responsible way and the third one is the realization that with seo. You're not building value just for today but you're building long term sustainable value which kind of goes back into. Why is everyone trying to hire. Seo's so all good things. What are some of the things that you've been surprised that companies now that you're consulting they do know and don't know about the modern practice of as you so the first one is the remarkable reality that many folks who either directly responsible or are overseeing seo or founder of a start up in. They're just getting their website going and seeing momentum with seo traffic the biggest thing. i see these individuals. Not recognizing is how connected. Seo is to other core investments. You're making across your business to give me an example. Yeah great content marketing and content generation thing. This is one of them that a lot of folks just don't realize that your content strategy and how you produce and implement and execute the contents will have a direct impact on seo in vice versa as you can have a direct impact on the a output of content. There is someone in the world who wants to focus on as you doesn't understand that the amount and the type of content that they produce impacts. Seo yes many what why. How is it well. I mean some of this stuff is actually quite traditional in the sense that content in s you have largely lived in silos especially in big organizations. Secondly there's often a recognition especially in early companies who are just developing their brand and developing their marketing strategy. Is they just start producing things and seeing what sticks rights but you fail to recognize. Is that it clearly. Thought out strategy in terms of knowledge. What you're gonna produce but how you're going to support it with things like seo or paid marketing or social actually have amplification capabilities in connecting. Those two things is really what people are. Missing is unnecessary. That they don't recognize creating content creates traffic. Everybody realizes that but what they failed to recognize. Is that kind of like far that without flint. You really don't have fire. And so what you need is the catalyst which is the driver of seo behind the contract right. So people don't understand the value of their content and how taking that content and syndicating it impacts your seo. Don't understand that you need content for seo bright mclaren. I was a little worried for the few size. Saw the fearing your is all right. So what are some of the other things that you've been surprised to find out that people are don't know that they need or think they need that. They don't yeah so outside of that. A strategy and the connection between different functions and investment areas. The next one that i think is really remarkable is the recognition that seo is by virtue something that just keeps on keeps on giving that. It's just it's always been there a big company coca cola. I've always had seo traffic. I always going to get us you traffic and this is a belief that i think is largely misplaced in. It's something that. I see and hear all too often not only from leaders and executives in companies but also more broadly. I hear from many vs ios in these organizations and please. If you're listening this episode do not believe that do not take seo for granted it is not something that's just going to keep coming.
Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance
"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president
Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler Magazine, Dies at 78
"For magazine founder Larry Flynt died at the age of 78. Force behind Hustler which launched in 1974 you male who were at one time adolescents, you might remember that jump from Playboy to penthouse. Was one jump. And then that jump from penthouse the hustler was like jumping the Grand Canyon. Seriously, that was a man. Now, along with his fame and fortune. He also dealt with his fair share of legal and health issues. Hey, was shot in 1978 by serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, and that left Flint paralyzed from the waist down. And as for his legal infamy, he once found himself at odds with televangelist Jerry Falwell over a parody cartoon. Falwell sued Flint fought back. The case went all of the way to the Supreme Court and ultimately flat one in 80 decision that was in 1988. Justices ruled that the first and 14th amendments preclude a public figure in this case fall will from receiving damages for emotional distress if that distress were inflicted by Caricature. Parody or a satire of the public
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78
"A frame **** entrepreneur and first amendment rights supporter has died well Larry flint success in the adult entertainment world with his hustler magazine and related enterprises was paired with both professional and personal controversy he was shot by a sniper in nineteen seventy eight leaving him paralyzed from the waist down he battled drug and alcohol addiction his fourth wife died of a heroin overdose and a daughter died in a car wreck in twenty fourteen later years he made a foray into the political arena he was one of a hundred and thirty five people who sought the governorship in California calling himself a **** peddler who cares and during the twenty sixteen presidential election he offered up to a million dollars for video or audio of Donald Trump in gauging an improper sexual behavior and double down with a ten million dollar reward for evidence that could get trump impeached Larry flint has died of heart failure he was seventy eight years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Man killed when cannon used at baby shower explodes
"Michigan State, police say a 26 year old Hartland Township man has been killed by the explosion of a cannon during a baby shower in Genesee County. Evan Silva was hit by shrapnel in the homeowner fired the cannon to mark. They started the shower. He died it Hurley Medical Center in Flint on Saturday. Troopers say the shrapnel also damaged three parked cars and a garage.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Almost blue amazon snacks still on a good day car. Well i guess. Just like tally in grade or visit only your dog does the way a little later ugly variable. Yeah all good morning. This is arthur. Bush you're listening to radio free flint. This is the first of hopefully many more to come of the tiny music. Cast series This one is entitled flint water crisis songs. These are songs written about the flint. Water crisis by singer songwriters from coast to coast. Our first guest is on shea. Do cod from boston i. She's a german board German-born singer songwriter. And she wrote the song flint michigan. That you were just listening to. And i want.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Almost blue amazon next and on a good day car. Well i guess. Just like tally in grade or visit only your dog does the way a little later ugly variable. Yeah all good morning. This is arthur. Bush you're listening to radio free flint. This is the first of hopefully many more to come of the tiny music. Cast series This one is entitled flint water crisis songs. These are songs written about the flint. Water crisis by singer songwriters from coast to coast. Our first guest is on shea. Dukakis from boston i she's a german board german-born singer songwriter. And she wrote the song flint michigan. That you were just listening to. And i want to.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Where people in our school is our scholar who live near the airbase had their Wells contaminated with this with this toxic chemical that causes cancer and other internal organ problems. So The real question is whether or not the state of Michigan will also covered up the Water Crisis in Flint from its victims is going to go to the extra mile to determine whether there were cancer-causing pieces in the Flint drinking water in two thousand fourteen and fifteen. I'm sure there are a few samples of that drinking water sitting around and some scientists lab. When are they going to test that water to see if there was more than just LED? And it seems reasonable to suspect pieces may be in there as well. If things go as they have in the past the answer is it's not likely dead and perhaps never that they'll do this follow-up. The city of Flint does not appear to be the only victim of GM's Reckless and careless disregard for the hill health and safety of the people of Flint that has been confirmed that homes and on Stanley Road in Genesee Township that were near the Coldwater Road or turned stead a plan where they conducted hazardous plating operations. They have shown their well water to be contaminated with extremely high levels of FIFA's At the Buick City site in 2018, according to the Flint Journal pieces were.
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Flint here just a couple announcements before we start our episode. One hundred mention that. August. Fourth. This Tuesday is primary election day in Genesee County. We have candidates that are running for office of across the county. Stay within a partisan. Democrat or Republican. What other party might sport which can only vote for those candidates right now that makes a difference in in some areas because the districts are gerrymandered. Quite, often these races are decided in the. In the primary. So the really important in that regard I just wanted to explain you know for the most part our podcast as. A culture and society podcast focusing on. Law and history and. To crime and storytelling, it's important to remember that. Local media throughout. Our. State has a downsized and pretty much pulled out of some this reporting about local. Political races. I thought it was important to least interview those who are currently holding office and ask them some questions. So hope you can appreciate that we'll get back to some of our more normal formatting after the election. In the meantime attempts Naylor as the state representative representing grand, Blanc Grand Blanc City and township as well as the city of Burton. he's been public. Public life working in and around the legislature for over thirty years like sound public office. I think this is. Fourth year. So, without any further ado, please visit our website at www dot radio, free flint, dot media, and on the anchor. On the anchor podcast, you can support us amid the others financially. Even ninety nine cents a month would help us offset some of our expenses so we can continue to bring you. Good Radio that. that. Means that means something for your lives in Genesee County and throughout the flint area and cities like and across the country. Thank you. We'll talk to you later. Here's our episode..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"I know a few people out there. I could shame into healthy you. Keep up the good work. One of them would be Stephen Heady I. Get him involved as soon as they could. right had he did pay down, remember. We had paint the town and he led that effort for many years and. He knows how to turn pain into. The good paint. This technique is anyway. Stephen Hetty hats off to you. Start Painting my nephew works era. My cousins of Works for Stephen in does all the historic stories If, it's the same one that was down the. Job or he is alleged. He is a legend in the enjoy Katrina. Who is a relation to? The leatherman was his uncle. He is taken up the tradition in a different way. If you walk in Genesee County, you'll see all the restoration of all the gold leaf, and all that and throughout. The murals as of. The team in Fixed all that back up how it used to be when they built the courthouse. Anyway I've got to run and thank you. For joining us and keeping talk show. Thank you. Already right. Okay very good now. One thing I want to say to you guys. I'm going to put in his plug for this group is he's got a couple extra quarters to send the laws sending this Andrew Branch. At Flint public art projects or gallery on the goal, and look that up on facebook or on the Internet just Google it. And if you have any trouble, finding their gives me call your at radio. Free Flint will be to help you, and if you like our show programming, you can like US wherever you may rate us because that have too many people rate us yet. And we appreciate all your supports. Thank you God bless. Thank you. Bye..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"Flip. You're listening to Arthur. Bush and we have great. Guests for us today interesting as heck. And her name is Sandra Branch, she is with the Flint public art project. As well as a gallery on the goal or galleries on the go. Welcome Sarah Anne. Thank you for taking the time to explain a such a wonderful in interesting project undertaken. Thank you Sandra Anti. That's okay, are we? See a drop until next. Okay they called me Miss Sandra around town. I shouldn't have any trouble with your name. So in any event, you are involved in the public art project. Tell us all about that what? What is it? Public Art Project is a nonprofit. That was started in flint by Stephen Sachs. We took over in two thousand sixteen Josiah. Ponti. Was Our. Director and I was on the board of directors. In we changed it to pretty much shop, a public art in mural to beautify slit. And we brought a hundred murals last year with artists that were local as well as artists international artists this year since the Kobe is here. We're having a problem trying to. Negotiate around these circumstances, but we have euros going on, it'll be much less this year, and if you see any of our bureau out there painting, just blow the horn. Take a picture, but. The code we don't want you interact with them, but you'll also see our little murals on the ground we also did something for the pride project and we put Little Rainbow Hearts all around on the on businesses that wanted to support the Lbj t movement, so he did that also, but you will still see our murals and gallery on the go is still doing euros with the. Aerosol artists that were graffiti being up the town. We're trying to change them into Muir list and have them beautify city. They also do the boarding project with the city of Flint where we paint the boards, the decorate some of the houses in the more depressed areas where we have. Seven out of ten of homes are boarded up so..
"flint" Discussed on Radio Free Flint
"In that courtroom while it is in session I flew to Washington DC to sit in on some cases. Getting a measure of your opponent opponent is important, too. It helps to read your opponent by intangible cues like basketball. If you have to make adjustments in a courtroom, you have to make adjustments in the courtroom on the fly. If your opponent has a temper, he. Has a know it all demeanor, etc, the new adjust your game and exploit it to your advantage. One of the most important things I learned from years of arguing cases and being involved in politics was that if you want to win the hearts and minds of jurors or the public yet better argue to the middle of the case, or the or the policy were seeking. Extremists get the headlines, but lawyers who find the sweet spot in the middle when the game. A courtroom is like a stage. You have a captive audience. Those justices had to suffer me for the time allotted. My goal wasn't to just show up for bragging rights I wanted to win, and not just when I wanted to kick. That arrogant lawyers ass. The meeting in Detroit at Coney Island with a defense lawyer had its desired effect. It lit me on fire to prove he wasn't any better in the courtroom than me. Once the big show started. It was obvious that Moran Had A. Was a lot better at writing briefs than dancing in the courtroom under fire. He struggled at reading the justices that day. Justice Ginsburg engaged in a withering exchange with Moran. My experiences in courtrooms involved thinking on my feet. Maran's experiences were writing and research at a desk. My skills learned both in the streets of Flint and in the county courthouse. Were that my fastballs were placed exactly where I wanted them to go. I took that confidence to Washington. While I am at this on this rant. What really gave me another gear to win? was as condescending interaction with me. Lumping me with all prosecutors who he thinks, don't care about poor black people from flint. He was wrong on that one. He never met anyone like me before because I had more education than him and a whole bunch of street smarts earned from the University of dixieland subdivision. My guess is that until mirant started representing poor people on appeals, he had few encounters with poor black people. My hunch was proven right when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went after him with questions about what he would tell his client if he had been at at the trial and been that Vincent's lawyer in that flint courthouse. Moran Red in the face, and began to flounder badly, never gave an answer I knew at that moment he had lost the case. Any way back to the supreme, court. I shook his hand and wished him well. I learnt I leaned in his direction and joked. I said you're very lucky. I see in my last name. That with good humor shot back now. I am lucky. My last name is not Gore. Then suddenly. The clerk called the courtroom with an admonition to draw near to the business of the United States Supreme Court. And the justices appeared. On Q. In like a Vaudeville, act. Allowed Bell Rang. And, the Velvet curtains opened. There were nine justices. We're standing behind the bench staring at me. The show was to begin. My first thoughts were these these guys are really old? There's old is Moses. Leaving the court I thought to myself. Those justices were alum lot smarter than me. Justice William Rehnquist than called the case I arose, nervously addressed the court with the traditional salutation MR chief justice, and may it please the core? I confidently delivered my introduction, and thus began the longest and most thrilling twenty minutes my legal career. And there. I stood fielding questions from the justices of the United. States Supreme Court. All, that preparation kicked in. All that I had learned as a kid. Streets of Flint Michigan gave me the will to win. This was no different than playing basketball to win on the asphalt courts in dixieland subdivision. I wanted to win didn't want to win I really really wanted to win. For All the right reasons. I kept thinking. If I got to tell my grandkids about this case I sure and a how didn't WanNa? Tell them that I lost it. The justices zeroed in on questions about four sentences into my argument. Just Justice Scalia wanted to drag me off into some radical far-right swamp with an argument I didn't agree with it all. Being a prosecutor, my guess was he was GonNa vote for my position whatever they were in this case. It was those on the liberal side of the equation. I wanted to convince in order to win nine to nothing. It was necessary to find the middle of this group and go at it as hard as I could. My heart was pumping hard like I was riding my bike up the rocky mountains. My ears were beat red. I left. I left having left every bit of myself in that Tornado courtroom. Left there, knowing that all the courage and effort author risk taking in all the bobbing and weaving in that courtroom necessary to win. It was the best that I could give. I also left with two white quilt pins compliments of the court to commemorate this once in a lifetime experience. I won the case.
"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
"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..
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"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.
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"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..
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"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?.
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"Lived in. Flynn all my life. I still live with so I'm seventy years old and I've never left Flint Soul my roots in Flint. After left the school system that made me eligible to be able to run for the flip board as school employee. You cannot run for the board of Education because as an employee can't Rubber School Boarding Flynn so when I started working Graham Blank. That left open for me to then rump. The school board. Some people mentioned to me of my experience as a teacher coach new school director administrator of went that maybe I could bring some ideas to the board of education so in two thousand one I was elected to a six-year term and certain the board for five years Two years as the President Flint Board of Education and I mentioned earlier the hardest decision we have to make a board is developing a budget. And you know they say you always make decisions that are in the best interest of kids. Well the problem is sometimes financial reasons. Don't allow you to do that. do you put a new roof on a building or bus more technology? Do you put a new boiler in building or you buy new textbooks. I mean the the Yang Yang with that was really really frustrating. Because you only have so much money to spend in your had to maintain buildings that were deteriorating. But at the same time that was taking money from the kids in the education that was the most frustrating part about being on the board of Education and that along with adding to close schools. That was tough now. One of the things that's always had questions about and that is we saw Michigan. Get into the charters business and it seems almost as though the soon as charters came along then. The population of the of the public schools started to diminish. What effect do you think this the Turner's who movement and Michigan has had this Public School district? Well I think what's happened is is drained from the schools districts were. That's when they start losing kids you start losing state aid money in state aid. Money helps pay for the bills and pays for the teachers salaries based technology face for the maintenance base rallies. Things in the less money you bring in you still got the buildings less money bringing in less money. You've got to take care of your house and so that was really really hurt. Flint was when the charter schools. Start Drinking and they always said that the providing a better education. I don't believe that I believe that if we would've castrated that money and developed schools We wouldn't have need those charter. Schools in the State of Michigan approved. Amanda Number Charter Schools. Did Star siphoning off pupils from school district yet that did hurt and especially at the elementary school level. It seems that the charter schools in have money to run the more complicated parts of education. That may not have been as profitable. Which would be on junior high middle school and Emma Alderman High School? Many more programs that you have any success rate will yet charter. Schools are for profit organization realize charter schools. Are there to make money so as a result of you're making money they're taking off some of that profit if they're getting state aid money and they're they're making money off of a dictation. The public schools did not do that. They were not a for profit organization. All the money that they receive from state aid will go back in and they were trying to make a problem so as a result when you start trying to make a profit what are you gonNA do. You'RE GONNA cut back activities US I know I was Grand Blanc. Middle School there were kids parents whose kids went to charter schools and they wanted their kids to participate in the athletic programs that we providing at grambling middle school well the Michigan Highschool Association which we run to their rules and guidelines said that you had to attend the school rule that you were playing for in so I tell parents well. You made a choice to send your chat to a charter. School in that choice involves them not being able to participate in our after school athletic program and they got a little upset. I said in the money that you are getting for your child is going to that charter school. I guess you need to go that charter school in. Sturt pressuring them to develop some after school athletic programs for the kids at school. You're you're trying to raise money trying to get a profit. You're not gonNA provide all those things and sorry now. It seems to me as I look at the Public School. Mr Essentially what you have is a reversal of what the trend has been for the good part of the sixty seventies and even some part of the eighties. The Charter School Movement. The decline of the public schools in Flint. I'm essentially change a racial composition in the school and created a segregated school. More or less you agree with that. Well it is hard to say you know. Which is I'll tell you what really hurt her Fulton. I mentioned You know the charter schools loss of jobs in flint and they closed Fisher Ones Fisher to Buick City. Chevy in the whole AC work there and those factors and lived in flint. Well when they close those factors that people left flint because of that not because the school district but because they edge over the jobs word a start really hold uh GM accountable. The loss of a lot of students. We lost a big tax base when the factories closed down we were giving money to the schools through a tax base in. Gm took a lot from the community for years. And then as far as I'm certain he left US high and dry. I'm bitter about the way General Motors. Handle that on donor are started using jobs to Mexico China other places instead of hiring and in providing jobs for people in in the flint community. What we've got to come back is have some manufacturing jobs gets more jobs for people in Flint. And maybe we can start attracting people back. I would love to see on the main campus at central and whittier tear down. Those schools build a big major highschool there call Charleston Plasco Academy whatever he wants. He's got the Institute of Arts. You've got the music you got the planetarium. You've got the You've got college rate there. Limp Public Library. What a place to have a middle school high school campus in that along with them go sports complex facility on another site where these kids can then go and develop those athletic abilities And then then. GonNa get scholarships. Lot Kiss afflicts scholarships from playing athletics. Now US give you done a lot more than just working schools. You've been involved in the community other ways particularly big brothers and big sisters. Some communities. Don't have it in Flint and Jefferson County. We've had big brothers big sisters for many years. On one of your best ransom. I understand this Dunkin Beagle many ways has been up travel biggest cheerleader in flint. That program tell us a little bit about your activities outside of school district say well. I was the summers several summers where I was. The director of the five bucs road race we had over. Thousand runners participate net for a couple years. I was a director of the Mecca. Three on three basketball tournaments took place in downtown flint. We do that in conjunction with the big brothers. Big Sisters Dunkin Beagle has been very instrumental. He has been set the major cheerleader. He's grows bobble the Atwood Duck stadium renovations in other things and a duck in his very very strong supporter of afloat. I'm glad to call him a friend. Now going back to your Your many years I know. Football and athletics generalists love and Flint has become a still is seen across our nation as a sports town is interesting reading the paper here recently. They put the ten highest drafted players from plant in there and was quite a was quite a read hall of fame beat up walk players and credited mazing group. I everybody from all crowds Reggie Williams Brandon Car Mark. Ingram and one leaving lady off Lynch add noise from my mind on modern Michigan State Rick Leach Rick Leach me icefall mater. He did he did. He didn't play out professional football. He played professional baseball repeated for ten for ten years when I guess going back into looking at what is it that makes these young people who come from Flan and we still. They may not.
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"And I assume there were other spirits where people came from you to other countries this study Flint Mall. Oh yeah to give you an idea. Of How big commute education was flint back in the sixties into the seventies down at the administration building for the Flint community schools. They had an office was called conference and visitation had two full time staff members and their primary job was to provide Conferences services for people coming from other states other countries into the united into Michigan into Flint. And they sold them out to take into to school program concept back to their community. So Oh yeah. It was a big time like say when you have a full-time office with two full time. Staff members providing these things for other people to take communication education. Back it was it was something what was a place of people didn't run from in those days. They wanted to come to. Oh no question. That was the foot we move into flint because of the schools. And it's sad the way things are going to give you an example here in late sixties there were forty seven thousand students in the flint community. Schools there's less than four thousand students in Flint. Mi Schools now. Now skip new least in my mind. Research is new represent in are the epitome of Flint's heyday. So to speak you were raised in the sixties in Flint and participated and all kinds of activities. I assume you had a flight football team. Someplace in their own at six straight at McKinley or excuse me of freemen football program in Kinley and that was provide with him out foundation Saturday mornings. We'd go there and laptops high school athletes along with maybe coacher a teacher from the school there and we played a few games. Donate stadium to end the season. So yeah it was It was big sports. Were always big and Flynn in fact. I want to ask me. Why went such a resilient in town? I think the foundation is the athletic sports programs. That is one really a fed flint and You look all the state championships. Flint used to win central northern South Western northwestern. I mean for years a year single buying in a flint. School didn't win a State Championship. Jim In one sport or another and the is it sad. Now that we've gone down that we don't have our sports teams have really haven't been doing as well as they have in the past and that's what really bothers me. That seems to have shifted many respects to private schools course powers powers. Catholic is of great tradition and some of the schools Detroit Country Day. I think of some of the other southwest side of the state seemed seemed to have that that vacuum if you will of of the demise of schools when we get back to talking about you almost at every stage of your life. You've you've benefited. It seems like with or academics or community activity and then you went back to be a leader in in that in that system. What was it about that Upgrade of yours that made you WanNa do that and stay and how people slip way. Did they do with drawing up and Flint? My Dad was a flint police officer for twenty five years and I. It was all school gun. A DAD and You always gave back to the community that you brought up an. He taught me that he told me that. You know what we were. Offer a lot of things in flint and we aren't we ought to put things back and so I really feel them. Working with the kids and Flint was proudly my high point in my career. I did go on was the assistant principal and Athletic Director grambling Middle School. The fun part about that was being the athletic director and working with kids. That's always been the most fun. Part of my life is it. My job is working with kiss. And that's it's it's a rewarding thing so you you went moved to suburbia in a nice. Miriam Graham Blink and you finish your career there and retired.
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"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..
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"Radio Free Flint Arthur Bush your host and we have a very interesting episode. Today we have Paul. Rosicky was up retired professor from our community college longtime political analyst here in the Flint area. And we're going to talk to him today about a range of things which includes not current events so much as how a political science is to be a political scientists. And what it. What does it take to be a political analyst and what might be see for Flint in the future in terms of wire politics maybe structure of the government and other mundane things that political scientists lose sleep about so with no further? Good with no further. Ado this power ezekie probably okay yard. I'll be glad to add. Whatever I possibly can and Chris Nice to reduce some of those things. You just mentioned. There's some really worthwhile topics there. I think good. How'd you get into this racket political science? What actually Exit Mentally in effect Look back I think. Part of it was the fact. That as an Undergrad. I was not a policy major history and economics and I was initially planning a career in journalism. I worked for a newspaper back in Illinois for about five years and I went to Grad school to invite advisers said don't major in journalism major in Holly Cy history or something like that and so that's what I was doing. So even was in Grad School. I was still probably thinking more about that. I as planned on writing a newspaper or something like that and what happened. I went to Indiana University for my for my my graduate degree and what happened was is. I finished my masters a A teaching job came along at ball state and I was getting a little shorter. Mon LITTLE TIRED OF SCHOOL. So it'd be for a year so we'll take a break out all other species or so so when push came to shove I got a job at ball. State in Muncie Indiana spent about two and a half years there to variety of courses.
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"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..