Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Preparing illegal deer meat, talking about Frida Kahlo with professor Maria Cotera, eating foods that shouldn’t be eaten together, and sharing cringe-worthy stories on this week’s Saturday Six Pack

If nothing else, this coming Saturday’s program promises to be eclectic. Remember the illegally-butchered deer we discussed during the last show? Well, its owner (Ben Connor Barrie) and I will be cooking it in the studio this weekend and handing out samples to passers by. And, as if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be joined […]

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ZipCap: empowering America’s most loved local businesses by transforming customer loyalty into working capital

In spite of the billboards around town by local banks claiming to support homegrown businesses, the truth is, when our small “mom and pop” stores need capital, it’s almost impossible to come by. When a local restaurant, for instance, needs capital to grow, or to make it through lean times, there are few options, in […]

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Who should I back in this year’s Wurst Challenge?

I’ve got $20 set aside to support this year’s Wurst Challenge, but I’m torn as to which competitor I should back… Should I put my money behind defending champion Jason “Knifebeard SausageHawk” Youngs, reclusive roboticist Cre Fuller, local midwife turned professional sausage eater Kate Stroud, or one of the many others who are presently locked […]

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Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awards grant to Ypsilanti teen group for immigration mural project

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Melissa Stek, a Masters of Social Work student at the University of Michigan. Stek, who received the award on behalf of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights teen group with which she works, had the following to say about the public mural project […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Amy Probst

A week or so ago, I got a tip that a young woman by the name of Amy Probst had “quietly” purchased a home in Ypsilanti in hopes of avoiding her mandatory immigration interview. Well, it took a little detective work on my part, but I was finally able to track her down, fire up […]

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