Underpinning - Samuel James

“My car, my little General Lee was one solid color, carnation pink. It was a hollow shell made from a mold that had no moving parts but to my small child's mind, it was exactly the same.”

Underpinning

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 1/4/2021

In this hour, stories of tradition, codes, regulations — and breaking them wide open. A foul-mouthed boater, a long-forgotten toy car, and a foray to Florida. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Michael Steinberg gets an unexpected case in his new role as the director of the Michigan ACLU. 
Samuel James looks at an artifact from his past with new eyes. 
Frimet Goldberger ventures into the unexplored world of a Florida water park. 


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12:38
The Case of the Cussing Canoeist

by Michael Steinberg

Michael Steinberg gets an unexpected case in his new role as the director of the Michigan ACLU. 

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13:43
The Little Pink General Lee

by Samuel James

Samuel James looks at an artifact from his past with new eyes. 

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14:23
My Knight in Shining Sidecurls

by Frimet Goldberger

Frimet Goldberger ventures into the unexplored world of a Florida water park.

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Michael Steinberg Michigan Law Official Photo From 2019

Michael Steinberg Michigan Law Official Photo from 2019.

An Aclu Newsletter From 1999 With A Photo Of Michael In The Middle Timothy Boomer On The Right And The Late Bill Street An Aclu Cooperating Attorney On The Left

An ACLU newsletter from 1999 with a photo of Michael (in the middle), Timothy Boomer.

Michael At The Moth In Jackson Hole 2020

Michael at The Moth in Jackson Hole 2020.

A Picture Of Michael And His Daughter Davia In 1997 When He Started At The Aclu

A picture of Michael and his daughter Davia in 1997 when he started at the ACLU.

Firmet Wearing The Yankees Visor On The Trip To Florida

Frimet wearing the Yankees visor on the trip to Florida.

Firmet And Her Husband On Their Wedding Day

Frimet and her husband on their wedding day.

Firmet And Her Husband On Their Wedding Day 1

Frimet and her husband on their wedding day 2.

Firmet And Her Family On The Beach

Frimet and her family on the beach.