Category Archives: Detroit

We should have stopped Betsy DeVos when we had the chance

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I apologize… Not only were we one of three states credited with making Donald Trump, the least qualified presidential candidate in American history, our President-elect, but, as it turns out, we might also be responsible for ending public education as we know it. You see, we, the people […]

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Being reminded of David Blair at POP-X

When my friend David Blair, the much loved Detroit poet, passed away unexpectedly about five years ago, I said here on the site that I thought it was likely, given the kind of man that David was, and the poetry that he’d produced during his lifetime, that we’d continue to be reminded of him through […]

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Juan Cole, Leni Sinclair, and the YpsiGlow project …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend, and it has all the makings of a great show. Our first guest will be esteemed University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole. An expert on the Middle East, Cole came to be a household name shortly after 9/11, as our nation geared […]

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John Sinclair on his efforts to bring down the U.S. government, superintendent Ben Edmondson on the state of Ypsi schools, and musician Cash Harrison on the inspirational power of heartache… on episode 49 of the Saturday Six Pack

The last episode of the Saturday Six Pack is now available online. If you’re so inclined, you can either scroll to the bottom of this post, where you’ll find the Soundcloud audio embedded, or just click over to iTunes, were you can download it in podcast form. I know it doesn’t mean much coming from […]

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“School choice, metro Detroit’s new white flight”

Last week, as you may recall, I posted something here about how so-called “school choice” was adversely impacting our local school districts. Well, it just so happens that, in the most recent issue of The Center for Michigan’s magazine, The Bridge, they have a piece on that very subject, which goes into quite a bit […]

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