Tag Archives: Africa

Donald Trump didn’t drain the swamp, but he’s filling the shithole

My intention was to spend my time this evening researching changes to the Medicaid program announced today by the Trump administration that will give states the ability to refuse Medicaid to any individual who is not either working, going to school, acting as caregiver, or participating in some sanctioned form of “community engagement”. But, then, […]

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Bulb Records’ Pete Larson reemerges in Kenya with a renewed purpose… to help document and preserve the Nyatiti

My old friend and former bandmate, Pete Larson, moved to Kenya a few years back to oversee a number of public health related research projects. And, while there, he fell in love with the country’s culture and music. Now, like a good academic, he’s doing his best to document and preserve what he can, starting […]

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The ONE Campaign’s caravan to stop in Ypsilanti to discuss putting and end to global poverty

On Wednesday evening, representatives from the ONE Vote ‘16 Caravan will be pulling into Ypsilanti’s Cultivate Coffee and Tap House and engaging local voters in a discussion about global poverty and how critical it is that our elected leaders take the problem seriously. Following is my discussion with Juliet Vedral, the U.S./Canada Press Secretary for […]

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On the upcoming “Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”…. episode four preview

I won’t bore you with the background. Now that we’re about a month in, I suppose most of you know that I’ve got a Saturday evening radio program on Ypsilanti’s AM 1700, during which I invite people into the studio to share a six pack with me, and take calls from strangers, right? Well, if […]

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NBC’s Nancy Snyderman needs to lose her medical license immediately

Earlier this month, a West Africa-based cameraman by the name of Ashoka Mukpo contracted Ebola while shooting for NBC News in Liberia. Mukpo had been hired to accompany the network’s chief medical editor, Nancy Snyderman, as she reported on the deadly virus, which, according to CDC reporting, has already claimed at least 4,033 lives. (According […]

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