Ypsi School Superintendent Benjamin Edmondson, vacation memories and complaints with my daughter Clementine, and all kinds of other awesome stuff …on tomorrow’s Saturday Six Pack

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After a few weeks off the air, The Saturday Six Pack will return tomorrow evening with an all new episode. Our first guest will be the new Superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools, Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, with whom we’ll be discussing the current state of K-12 education in Ypsilanti, the initiatives he’s already set in motion, and the path that brought him here, among other things… In addition to Dr. Edmonson, I’ll also be interviewing my 11 year old daughter Clementine. She and I will be talking about our recent road trip down south, and asking folks to call in with their own vacation stories, as well as questions. [We just returned a few hours ago from a trip to Savannah, Georgia that included stops at the “lost colony” of Roanoke, the Andy Warhol Museum, the archeological dig at Jamestown, an awesome taco shop in Asheville, and the shark-infested waters off Cape Hatteras.] This segment, I should add, will be preceded by a live cover of the Go-Go’s hit “Vacation” by Saturday Six Pack band leader Jim Cherewick… I’m also told that we’ll be joined at some point in the evening by a young producer of WICKidz Radio, which, like this show of mine, is broadcast from the studios of AM 1700 in Ypsilanti. Assuming this comes to pass, we’ll likely be discussing their next episode, which I’m told will feature an interview with immigrant transgender activist Jennicet Gutiérrez, who recently made headlines for disrupting a speech by President Obama at the White House, calling attention to the detention and deportation of gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants… And, as if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be talking with our friend Bee Roll about work being done to organize locally for Bernie Sanders, and local historian Matt Siegfried about what was going on in Ypsilanti in the 1860s… And it’s all fucking free. All you have to do is tune in this Saturday evening from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to put on any clothes.

If you’d like to tell your friends and neighbors about the program, feel free to share the Facebook event listing. Or, better yet, print out a few copies of the poster above, and head out tonight, nailing them to people’s front doors.

AND, HERE, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER TUNED IN TO THE SIX PACK BEFORE, ARE THE DETAILS ON HOW TO LISTEN:

Unless you live really close by, I’d recommend streaming the show online, which you can do either on the AM1700 website or by way of TuneIn.com.

And for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, and need to get caught up, you can listen to the entire archive on iTunes.

One last thing. We love phone calls. So please scratch this number into the cinder block wall of the recreation room of whichever facility you’re doing time in… 734.217.8624… and call us between 6:00 and 8:00 this Saturday evening. If we don’t get at least one call per show, we feel really bad about ourselves. [Personally, I can deal with it. I’m not so sure about Clementine and Jim, though. I think they might be devastated if no one calls.]

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5 Comments

  1. Dan Richardson
    Posted July 18, 2015 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Glad you’re back alive.

  2. Posted July 18, 2015 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    There were a few close calls, but I think that’s to be expected with any 2,500 mile road trip. I hope to post about the whole thing sometime this week.

  3. Britain Woodman
    Posted July 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    What six pack will Clementine be drinking tonight?

  4. Posted July 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    As we’ll have a few young folks, I’ll also have a six pack of root beer.

  5. Posted July 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Superintendent Edmonson just sent out the following, urging everyone to listen to tonight’s Saturday Six Pack… So I guess I’d better do a good job.

    Good Morning:

    This will be a very busy day for me, and your visible support is certainly welcomed. This morning I will briefly attend the family hour for Keandre Duff (Abundant Life Church) for whom I did not know. I will then head over to the Ypsi STOP THE VIOLENCE rally beginning at 12:00 at the Perry School Parking Lot. The organizers asked me to address the crowd of supporters, which I readily accepted. I would very much appreciate the support of my YCS family, as we embark on this monumental journey to stop violence in the community; the same violence that works its way into our schools.

    My evening then begins as a guest on the Mark Maynard Radio Show (Mark Maynard.com) where we will be discussing the current state of education in Ypsilanti Community Schools and a few of my early initiatives. I hope you can free up the time to lend your ear. I will then most likely relax at one of our local restaurants/taverns in Depot Town to reflect on the day’s events and enjoy the good people of our community.

    Thank you all for your passionate support and consistent encouragement. Follow our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ypsilanticommunityschools AND get involved in our new initiative entitled, “Man Up or Kid Down,” which will be revealed at today’s rally.

    Your Courageous Supe,

    BE

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