Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Pay your graphic designers, folks… or suffer the consequences

Earlier today, the website of a relatively new Ann Arbor brewery was taken down and replaced with the above message. And, since then, their Yelp reviews have gone into a tailspin. At last count, they had eight new one-star reviews, all calling for people to boycott the business on account of what one person called […]

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Talking revolution with John Sinclair, discussing the state of Ypsilanti schools with Superintendent Ben Edmondson, and exploring the bummercore world of Cash Harrison … on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

After our long vacation, the Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend with poet, activist John Sinclair, the former manager of the MC5. While I’m sure we’ll talk at length about both his time with the “The Five”, and the ten year sentence he received for selling two joints that made […]

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Sticks & Stones

I couldn’t attend, as I left work Friday afternoon to drive to Kentucky for a wedding, but it looks as though yesterday’s Sticks & Stones art happening in downtown Ypsi went really well. Here, with a recap, is a short interview with Nick and Yen Azzaro of Chin Azzaro Studio about the event, which was […]

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Can the Regional Transit Authority plan for SE Michigan be salvaged?

Several weeks ago, when I had Ben Stupka from the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) on the Saturday Six Pack, we talked at some length about why it was that his organization’s new regional transit master plan seemed to be advancing through the political process so smoothly, when the 20-some previous attempts to […]

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Elected leaders and civil rights organizers join Sheriff Clayton to discuss the policing of communities of color at Unity Town Hall

This evening I attended the Unity Town Hall at Eastern Michigan Union, during which Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Black Lives Matter Organizer Myles McGuire, Wahstenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Mark Fancher of the Michigan ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, and Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie sat before an audience of about 250, responding to questions about civil […]

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