Category Archives: The Saturday Six Pack

What the 2016 election results tell us about the changing landscape of America, the possibility of non-partisan redistricting in Michigan, helping local kids find their inner superheroes, and Mittenfest XI …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our second of the Trump era, will be told in four parts. During our first segment, we will be talking with University of Michigan Professor of Political Science Vincent Hutchings, the author of Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn About Politics, about the results of […]

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The ACLU of Michigan calls for apology and restorative practices in the wake of racial taunts by Royal Oak Middle school students

A few days ago, as you may recall, I interviewed Alicia Ramon, the mother of a student at Royal Oak Middle School, about a series of racist incidents that had been directed at her daughter, Josie, and her fellow students of color. During that interview, as you may also recall, Ramon mentioned that she and […]

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Discussing what the election results reveal about the changing political landscape of Michigan with former head of the Michigan Democratic Party Mark Brewer, exploring what future holds with State Reps Yousef Rabhi and Jeff Irwin, and talking about the recent rise in racial intimidation with the ACLU’s Mark Fancher… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

Like me, I suspect a lot of you are still a bit shellshocked, trying to make sense of Trump’s victory this past Tuesday night, and what it’s going to mean for us as a people going forward. If you’re like me, your somewhat paralyzed by the magnitude of it all, wondering how you’re going to […]

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D’Real Graham, write-in candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor

I don’t have time to write about the entire episode right now, but, as the election is tomorrow, I wanted to draw your attention to an interview I did a few weeks ago, during episode 51 of the Saturday Six Pack, with Radical Washtenaw co-founder D’Real Graham. Graham, as you may know, has spent the […]

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The RTA’s regional transit master plan, Nick Tobier on the creation of temporary utopias, and the music of Chris Buhalis …on episode 46 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know I’ve mentioned this episode of the Saturday Six Pack before, but, I thought that I’d better post a more comprehensive tonight, seeing as how it deals with the regional transit master plan that we’ll all be voting on come Tuesday. For what it’s worth, I will be voting yes on the RTA initiative, […]

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