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Ypsilanti marks the start of Pride Month with an epic street party

It’s June 3rd, and Trump still hasn’t acknowledged Pride Month. For what it’s worth, though, that didn’t stop Ypsilanti from throwing one hell of a street party last night… It’s hard to believe that this is the same town, where, just about a dozen years ago, folks were fighting in the streets for gay rights […]

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DAY 105: Yes, Trump’s fucking his supporters, and shortening their lifespans today, but it’s OK… He’s also allowing them to discriminate against homosexuals.

Word is that, on Thursday, as House Republicans are voting to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something that will leave tens of millions of Americans without health coverage, President Trump will sign two executive orders. The first, we’re told, will restore “religious liberty,” allowing anyone who claims to have deeply held religious beliefs, the […]

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Marking the first day of the Trump administration with Debbie Dingell and Gretchen Whitmer, firsthand accounts of the DC, Lansing and Ypsilanti women’s marches, and a discussion about the role of community-based art in improving society… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our first under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we will be talking with people on the ground in D.C., and elsewhere, about the response to the Trump inauguration, with special emphasis on how women are standing up and letting it be known […]

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Thank you, Mike Pence, for drawing my attention to Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in business, it’s long been accepted practice to release bad news on Fridays in hopes of keeping media scrutiny to a minimum… And, I’m sure it was with this in mind that President-elect Donald Trump, this past Friday, released word that he’d agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to former students […]

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Ypsi School Superintendent Benjamin Edmondson, vacation memories and complaints with my daughter Clementine, and all kinds of other awesome stuff …on tomorrow’s Saturday Six Pack

After a few weeks off the air, The Saturday Six Pack will return tomorrow evening with an all new episode. Our first guest will be the new Superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools, Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, with whom we’ll be discussing the current state of K-12 education in Ypsilanti, the initiatives he’s already set in motion, […]

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