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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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The campaign to get Eden Foods products off our local co-op shelves

Presently there are movements afoot, both in Ann Arbor and in Ypsilanti, to pull products by Eden Foods off the shelves of our respective food co-ops. Following is a conversation with Georgina Hickey, who is leading the charge in Ypsilanti, and Ann Rogers, who is doing the same in Ann Arbor, explaining why, in their […]

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I am disappointed in you, my fellow Michiganders

The people of Michigan had their chance yesterday to remove Rick Snyder and his administration from office. And, much to my surprise, they chose to given him four more years instead. I would have thought, given our state’s history relative to organized labor, and the conversations I’ve had with folks over the past several years, […]

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The state of breastfeeding in Washtenaw County

A few weeks ago, after a hard-fought campaign by public health professionals and women’s rights advocates across the state of Michgan, Governor Snyder signed into law the Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act (SB 674), essentially giving nursing mothers in our state the right to breastfeed publicly without fear of arrest. In celebration of this fact, I reached […]

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Michigan anti-choice activists to end-run Snyder’s veto, initiate petition drive to force insurers to drop abortion coverage

Last December, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal for insurance companies to include abortion procedures as part of their standard coverage, even in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Undaunted by Snyder’s action, anti-choice activists kept at it, though, and yesterday they […]

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