Category Archives: Ann Arbor

What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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Bulb Records co-founder Pete Larson visits from Kenya, Mark talks art with Yen Azzaro, and we attempt an on-air swap meet… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first met Pete Larson, over 25 years ago now, I think he’d just moved to Ann Arbor from Mississippi. He was a skinny kid with a long, scraggly beard like a goat, and a love for dangerously loud, life-shortening music. My first memory of him is at the Club Heidelberg, standing with one […]

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Archival footage from 1970 suggests that Ann Arbor was once interesting

As we discussed not too long ago in a thread about Ann Arbor’s proposed “Ambassador” program, there was a time in Ann Arbor’s past when it wasn’t wealthy business owners pushing for their own private security force, but the young people of Ann Arbor, who wanted to replace the cops with their own “people’s peace […]

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Dear Bank of Ann Arbor, I know you really want to, but you shouldn’t share everything with the #localbusiness tag

Someone should tell the folks at Bank of Ann Arbor that this probably isn’t a story that they want to be sharing, seeing as how Bee only started working with ZipCap after having been turned down for a loan by them. Bee, as some of you may have heard us discuss a few weeks ago […]

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The fight over the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Annie Palmer, long forgotten local history, and tons more… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

I think we’ve got another good show lined up for you this weekend… We’ll start out with a little local controversy, talking with Debbie Locke-Daniel, the head of the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB), about current attempts to defund her organization and hand over the task of marketing Ypsilanti to the Ann Arbor […]

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