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The Patti Smith Group’s Ivan Král on the origins of punk, Anne Brown on her platform for the Michigan House, and restaurant owner Bee Roll on her bumpy, awesome year… on episode 39 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’ve fallen behind in my write-ups of past episodes. I’m sorry about that. I thought, since we were off the air these last two weeks, I’d get caught up, but other things kept getting in the way. [Speaking of which, I may have something relatively big to announce in a few week’s time.] Last night, […]

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“We’re seeing real consequences of growing inequity play out locally,” says Mary Jo Callan, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development

Late last year, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) moved from Ann Arbor to downtown Ypsilanti. Following is a brief conversation I just had with Mary Jo Callan, the director of OCED, on why they decided to make the move, and what she and her organization are presently doing to help […]

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Bye, Murph

For his years of loyal service to this great City of ours, I’d like to thank city planner Richard Murphy for a job well done. For those of you that might not have heard the news, Murph yesterday accepted a position working for Conan Smith, doing transportation/transit and transit-oriented development policy research and regional advocacy […]

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Would the Hantz Farm be good for Detroit?

Last week, in the wake of a post on urban food production and how it might help stave off the impending cannibal apocalypse, a reader by the name of KJC asked what people thought about John Hantz, and his plans to create a massive for-profit farm in the heart of downtown Detroit. As I didn’t […]

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