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Justice Department and ACLU discuss the return of EMU’s Huron mascot with President Martin to no avail

In early May, I interviewed Michelle Lietz and Chris Sutton of Eastern Michigan University’s Native American Student Organization (NASO) about the University’s decision, despite their objections, to reintroduce the “Huron” – EMU’s controversial Native American mascot – which had been retired in 1993 in favor of the less offensive, and more appropriate, eagle. At that […]

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Six Pack Portrait Project public showing this Friday with special guests Animal Magic, Craig Johnson and Patrick Elkins

This Friday, as part of Ypsilanti First Fridays, local photographer Chris Stranad will be sharing a collection of portraits that he’s taken over the past several months of people who have been my guests on The Saturday Six Pack. The show will begin at 6:00 PM, at 34 North Washington Street, and run until 9:00. […]

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The Saturday Six Pack is dubbed Ypsilanti’s “wild weekly block party” by Concentrate Media

While we were all sleeping, the little elves at Concentrate Media posted a very nice feature about The Saturday Six Pack. Here, to give you a flavor of the piece, is how it begins. You could call “The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard” a political affairs forum, a performing arts showcase, or a free-form […]

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The ugly return of EMU’s racist mascot, injuries on the set of A Prairie Home Companion, and naming the band Farewell Phoenix… on episode 15 of the Saturday Six Pack

This show came together kind of naturally. It all started a few weeks back, when I got an email from local musician J.T. Garfield. He’d wanted to let me know about an incident involving a friend of his, Nathan Phillips, a local Native American man. Phillips, according to Garfield, had just stopped by his house […]

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Getting to the bottom of the EMU “redface” incident, talking Detroit rock with photographer Doug Coombe, and the music of J.T. Garlfield… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

For some inexplicable reason, Brian Robb, the station manager at AM 1700, has been telling people that I plan to just lock the studio doors, unplug the phones, and play with my new puppy for the duration of this Saturday’s show, oblivious to my responsibilities as a host. He took to Facebook this morning warning […]

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