Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flint Expats on the Radio

In the mood for some Michigan nasal twang?

On Monday I discussed the Flint mayor's race and my Slate article on WDET 101.9 FM, the Detroit NPR station based at Wayne State University. We talked about Dayne Walling, Brenda Clack and, of course, Don Williamson. Somehow Billy Joel and dynamite fishing also came up.

You can listen to a short podcast of the interview on the player below. I've found it takes a few seconds to load, so be patient. Go here for the entire Detroit Today program.


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