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Only 373 people show to watch the EMU Eagles win their first postseason game since 1996… Let’s make it up to them if they get another home game

Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team had the distinction of making it onto the front page of Deadspin last night after the popular sports website was made aware of a series of justifiably angry social media posts made by starting EMU forward Glenn Bryant following the team’s 58-54 victory over the Norfolk State Spartans at […]

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Shadow Art Fair defenders and detractors mix it up one last time

Like every year at this time, the Shadow Art Fair media juggernaut has begun in earnest. As of today, there are articles in The Ypsi Courier and The Current, as well as on AnnArbor.com. And, this afternoon, WEMU aired an interview that I’d done with local “All Things Considered” host Bob Eccles. (I think it […]

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Jack Lessenberry to visit Ypsilanti and answer the question, “What does right-to-work mean for Michigan?”

Tomorrow evening, at Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery, celebrated Detroit journalist Jack Lessenberry will be hosting a panel discussion on Michigan’s newly passed anti-union (“right-to-work”) legislation, and how it will likely impact working Michiganders, their employers, and the financial prospects of the state. There’s scant information available online, but a friend who works for Michigan Radio tells […]

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Introducing the People’s Budget

As you no doubt know, President Obama and congressional leaders were able to avert a government shutdown by reaching an agreement on the 2011 budget late Friday night. While we don’t yet know all the facts, it looks as though the Republicans were not successful in their attempts to defund public broadcasting, and stop the […]

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If I can’t sleep, no one can…

I’m up late reading the news, and there are three things I wanted to pass along, in hopes that they might keep you awake as well. 1) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, while proposing deep pay cuts for employees of local government, “is using state funds to pay more than $81,500 a year to the 26-year-old […]

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