Today we talk to barchaelogist and historian Mickey Lyons,who recently had a piece in Punch called "Detroit’s Third-Shift Bars Were a Lifeline. Now They’re a Dying Breed."

Third shift bars serve first responders, police officers, medical staff, factory workers and more who work while most of us sleep.

They're a thing unto themselves, and in recent years have been fading away. Metro Detroit was home to many of them as we had a large third-shift automotive manufacturing base. As production moved and contracts changed, there are fewer of them.

We get into this changing culture in our conversation, and why it's still really important someone who works different hours has a place to hang out and unwind.

We also mention the upcoming Hamtramck Historical Museum fundraiser she's involved with. That's on Saturday, April 13.

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