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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Donald Harrison

Michigan filmmaker Donald Harrison, who, up until recently, ran the Ann Arbor Film Festival, just recently purchased a home in Ypsilanti, and made the move east from Ann Arbor. Here’s our official immigration interview. MARK: Remind me when we first met… It’s been well over a decade ago now, right? DONALD: Indeed, I remember first […]

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WTF… Ypsi named 6th best city for singles in the entire United States

I just got a letter from a reader of this site in Seattle alerting me to the fact that Ypsilanti has just been named the 6th best city IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY for singles, finishing just behind places like West Hollywood, California and Hoboken, New Jersey. While, admittedly, it’s been some time since I’ve been […]

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Talking homesteading with sustainable design professor Joe Trumpey, learning about the business of curly hair with Original Moxie’s Rachel Blistein, and a fireside sing-along with the Yellow Rail Family …on episode 29 of the Saturday Six Pack

Come and get it…. Episode 29 of the Saturday Six Pack is now ready for consumption. The sound is a bit off for the first 20 minutes or so, thanks to a bit of malicious engineering by a disgruntled member of the Yellow Rail Family collective, but, if you like reverb, it’s actually kind of […]

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Living off-grid, hair care product entrepreneurship, and the Yellow Rail Family …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

I’m not sure why the folks in the AM 1700 design department decided to go with a Warriors theme this week. [I’ve been instructed by station management that I’m not allowed to communicate with them any more.] Maybe it’s because the old gang from 1979 just reunited for one last subway ride to Coney Island, […]

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And this is what happens when you gut the Voting Rights Act

In late June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that the provision, which, for almost 50 years, had required that certain areas of the country with dismal civil rights records obtain approval from the Justice Department or a special […]

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