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How do you get invited to hear the president speak?

Crowd waits to hear President Obama speak in Flint, Michigan.
Mark Brush
Michigan Radio
People gather to hear President Obama speak in Flint, Michigan on May 4, 2016.

That was the question I asked Flint's Eleasha Aubrey yesterday.

We were waiting for President Obama to speak at Northwestern High School in Flint.

She had a good seat, so I asked her how she got it.

Aubrey said she usually doesn't answer anonymous phone calls, but she was glad she took this particular call. 

Listen to her explain:

Being an active citizen can have its rewards.

During his speech, President Obama told the crowd there's one office that's much more important than the office of the President - the office of "citizen."

Mark Brush was the station's Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.