Category Archives: Ypsilanti

The second “Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard,” this Saturday evening at 6:00, on AM 1700

As it looks as though the FCC has opted not to intervene, we will be back on the air this Saturday, taking calls from around the world, and quietly narrating the goings-on outside the window of Ypsilanti’s AM 1700. And you, of course, are welcome to tune in and join us. While I’ve got a […]

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Ypsi School Board’s Dr. Celeste Hawkins on race, class, segregation, and the prospect of a merger with Ann Arbor Public Schools

A few days ago, I posted something here about the findings of a study on affordable housing commissioned by Washtenaw County. The published report, as you may recall, didn’t paint a very pretty picture. Our communities, according to the authors of the study, are rapidly becoming segregated, with less-well-off people, especially people of color, quickly […]

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And our Ypsilantian of the Year is…. Bee Roll

As you may recall, about a month ago, I said that I’d like to bestow an Ypsilantian of the Year award, and asked for your nominations. Well, yesterday, on my new radio program, I announced the recipient. The first ever MarkMaynard.com Ypsilantian of the Year award was given to Bee Roll, the owner of Beezy’s… […]

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If Washtenaw Avenue were a taint, would that make Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti the anus?

I’d like to preface my comments by saying that I like the Ann Arbor News. I may, on occasion, disagree with their corporate

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard, tune in this Saturday at 6:00 PM

OK, the contract negotiations are now over, and it’s official. As of Saturday, I will be a part-time, non-compensated employee of Ypsilanti’s AM1700, where I’ll host “The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”. (Other Mark Maynards were interviewed, but I came out on top.) As we discussed earlier, the show will be extremely free-form in […]

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