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Paul Saginaw reminisces about his uncle “Chickie” the bookie, Stef Chura sings of alien love, and local historian James Mann insists that he’s not a ghost… on episode 8 of The Saturday Six Pack

Any lingering doubts that I might have had about this past weekend’s show faded away five minutes before we went live, when local historian James Mann barged into the AM 1700 studio demanding that I touch him while on the air, and confirm for the people of Ypsilanti that, despite the claims of a well-respected […]

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Apparently I had a revelation in my sleep last night

I found this sitting on the table beside my bed this morning. As it’s in my handwriting, I imagine that I must have written it at some point during the night. While I doubt that beloved local historian James Mann is, in fact, a ghost, I do like the idea that he could be. If […]

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The new Director of Ypsilanti’s Heritage Festival, Andrew Clock, on the future of the event

As I believe most of you know, word went out a few months ago that the group of individuals behind Ypsilanti’s annual Heritage Festival were looking, after several years, to hand the reins off to a new generation of leaders. There were a few open meetings, that interested individuals were encouraged to attend, and, ultimately, […]

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7-minute student documentary on the founding of Ypsilanti

The following video, which I just found out about through my friend Anjanette, was apparently created by a student team at Washtenaw Community College, for a documentary film class. It’s entitled, “The Naming of Ypsilanti.” I thought that you might find it of interest.

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Dreamland Tonight recap

Last night’s Dreamland Tonight taping went pretty well. Annie Palmer was a great musical guest, local real estate developer Stewart Beal brought us up to speed on the Thompson Block, and historian James Mann shared a few ghost stories. It was a little sloppy, as we were still kind of writing as we went along, […]

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