Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Our Voices Will Be Heard: highlights from MLK Day 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI

On this evening’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, I’ll be talking with Ypsi High art teacher Lynne Settles, one of her students, and local historian Matt Siegfried about the silent march across Yspilanti that they coordinated this past Martin Luther King Day, and the multi-venue art exhibit that awaited all of those who attended […]

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If all goes well, in a few days, I’ll be meeting a man whose father built the secret tunnels beneath Harry Bennett’s castle on the Huron River

Every now and again, as I’ve written about him a few times in the past, I get an odd call about infamous Ford enforcer Harry Bennett, who built a fortress not far from here in 1930 to protect him from his many enemies. Not too long ago, as you might recall, a man contacted me […]

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Ypsi High students mark MLK Day with silent peace march and art exhibit

Both EMU and UM have great events lined up for Martin Luther King Day tomorrow. My family, however, will be spending the morning with Lynne Settles and her Ypsi High art students, who will be silently marching from Ypsilanti’s water tower, starting at 9:00 AM, to the building on Michigan Avenue where, 150 years ago, […]

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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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Don’t stop engaging. There really are still undecided voters out there. I just met one.

I went out canvassing yesterday. I wasn’t scheduled to work a shift, but I had a few hours free, as the kids were otherwise engaged, so I decided to drop by the local Clinton campaign office and see what I could do to help. And, as there was another guy there who wanted to go […]

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