Author Archives: Mark

On having completed another lap around the sun

I’d intended for this post to be funny. The image at the top of the page, as I’d envisioned it, was going to be of the happy, young me looking at his older, grayer, more beaten-down self and reacting in horror with something like a, “Jesus Christ, you can’t be serious.” You would have liked […]

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Should I sign the Snyder recall petition? What are you planning to do?

In the wake of evidence surfacing that proves the Snyder administration knew of a connection between Flint’s water and a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease a full ten months before they took action, and Snyder’s subsequent refusal to testify before a Congressional committee as to what happened in Flint, it’s not surprising that even the […]

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Jeff Irwin on renewed movement in the Michigan House to kill Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, Ethan Lowenstein on the value of place-based education, and the witchy music of Spelling… on episode 38 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know that all anyone wants to talk about these days is our story about the elaborate “fuck Flint I want to go shopping”-themed cake Governor Snyder had made for his wife’s birthday, which has now spread to the likes of Gawker and Wonkette, but, for my own sanity, I’ve got to move on. So, […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: Super Bowl edition

As we didn’t want Arlo to inadvertently see a nipple, we put him to bed before halftime. When I woke him up this morning and told him that the Broncos had won, this was his response… I think a lot of people probably had the exact same thought. Thankfully, though, he didn’t have any money […]

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Ivan Kral takes us behind the scenes at the birth of New York punk, Anne Brown shares her platform for the State House, and Bee Roll reflects on how being “Ypsilantian of the Year” has changed her life… on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

A month or so ago, we had local entrepreneur Steffan Graf of on the show, talking about his life on the road with Grand Funk Railroad, and how he went from opening for Led Zeppelin to designing residential lighting systems for the likes of Keith Richards. Well, after we turned the off the mics, Graf […]

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