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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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Paul Saginaw, Stef Chura and our new Ask-A-Teen segment on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

This coming Saturday’s show, assuming everyone shows up, should be pretty awesome. We’ll start out by talking with Zingerman’s co-fouder Paul Saginaw, who, if I’m not mistaken, will be our first guest to have been designated a “Champion of Change” by the Obama White House. Among other things, I’m sure we’ll discuss Paul’s efforts to […]

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The Saturday Six Pack number six… the episode where Nick and D’Real almost get themselves killed

There were a lot of firsts this week… This was the first time that we invited random passers-by into the AM 1700 studio to talk. This was the first time that we had a guest text in to say that he wouldn’t be able to join us. And this, to my knowledge, was the first […]

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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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Reflecting on the origins, accomplishments and future of Mittenfest

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past seven years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on how Mittenfest got started, how it’s changed over the years, […]

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