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Republicans introduce bill to replace 1965 legislation that guarantees free and equitable public education for all with a national voucher program intended to kill public education as we know it

On January 23rd of this year, two weeks before billionaire turned anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education, Congressman Steve King of Iowa introduced HR 610, a bill which, if passed into law, would replace Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with something that King and […]

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Homeless students share their stories, a Flint mother tells about the poisoning of her family, and a local business owner divulges details of his rock and roll past… on episode 36 of The Saturday Six Pack

HOMELESSNESS AMONG STUDENTS IN WASHTENAW COUNTY… After kicking things off with the awesome into song written by our recent guest Frank Allison, we jumped right into things with Eastern Michigan University student Ramone Williams, the subject of a recent investigative piece on homelessness among Michigan’s college students. Williams told us about the circumstances that lead […]

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The story of homeless EMU student Ramone Williams makes it to FOX2 Detroit

Tonight, on an all new episode of The Saturday Six Pack, I’ll be talking with EMU student Ramone Williams, the subject of a recent investigative piece on homelessness among Michigan’s college students in the online publication The Bridge. Since the story first came to light over the holidays, over $25,000 has been raised for Williams […]

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Youth homelessness, the Flint water crisis, and the oral history of rock… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

This past summer, during the episode of the Saturday Six Pack where we had local teens talking with our Mayor, Chief of Police, Sheriff and Superintendent of Ypsi Community Schools about issues that mattered to them, we heard from a young woman by the name of Brittney Barros, who, during our discussion, mentioned her experience […]

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The contemporary pop-up art environments of Pop-X, combating poverty with intensive social services, and Alex Haley’s mission to tell the world about Ypsi’s dating scene… on episode 30 of the Saturday Six Pack

This past weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, roughly speaking, was divided into three equally juicy, and satisfying, parts. First, we talked with Omari Rush about Ann Arbor’s upcoming multi-day contemporary art event POP-X. Rush and I, among other things, discussed the stress that comes along with trying to launch a high-profile public art […]

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