Author: Eclectablog

America is not getting the type of journalism it needs to survive – with special guest Susan Demas

America is not getting the type of journalism it needs to survive – with special guest Susan Demas

Susan Demas on Twitter: @SJDemas Susan Demas’ work Michigan Advance is HERE. Michigan Advance can be found HERE. Michigan Advance on Twitter: @MichiganAdvance Allison Donahue at Michigan Advance: I tried to interview Sen. Peter Lucido. He told me a group of schoolboys ‘could have a lot of fun’ with me. Preet Bharara’s Stay Tuned with Preet interview with Masha Gessen […]

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What’s next after redistricting? – with special guest Adrian Hemond

What’s next after redistricting? – with special guest Adrian Hemond

Adrian Hemond on Twitter: @AdrianHemond Grassroots Midwest on Twitter: @Grassroots_MW Grassroots Midwest’s website: GrassRootsMidwest.com Michigan’s new state House districts are HERE. Michigan’s new state Senate districts are HERE. Michigan’s new Congressional districts are HERE. Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on Twitter at @MI_MADE_Man. Support the pod by becoming a Patreon […]

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With democracy at stake, no one has the luxury of sitting on the sidelines in 2022

With democracy at stake, no one has the luxury of sitting on the sidelines in 2022

Melissa Nann Burke at The Detroit News: Michigan’s new congressional map features 4 races that could decide U.S. House majority 150 Prominent Republicans and Independents Release ‘A Call for American Renewal’ Charting New Path Brittany Gibson at Politico: They stormed the Capitol. Now they’re running for office. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on the First Anniversary of the […]

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“Two North” – A true Christmas Story

“Two North” – A true Christmas Story

“Two North” is a story about one Christmas when my mom was spending time on the psychiatric ward of our town’s hospital after trying to commit suicide to escape a physically-abusive husband. I was thirteen. It was a cataclysmic event in our lives but it brought us together into a two-person tribe like no other event ever has in my […]

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Educating kids in a time of Covid and rampant school shootings – wsg Randi Weingarten & Tim Ossman, Jr.

Educating kids in a time of Covid and rampant school shootings – wsg Randi Weingarten & Tim Ossman, Jr.

Tim Ossman, Jr. on Instagram: @black_man_beyond Tim Ossman, Jr.’s bio can be found HERE. Randi Weingarten on Twitter: @RWeingarten Randi Weingarten’s bio can be found HERE. Learn more about AFT’s Reading Opens the World initiative HERE. Read more about AFT’s many other initiatives HERE. Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on […]

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This holiday season, I pay thanks to our military caregivers

This holiday season, I pay thanks to our military caregivers

The following essay was written by Monique Baker McCormick. Monique is the Wayne County Commissioner for District 6 and an Army Veteran. As we approach the holiday season and end of the year, many of us are reflecting on the things for which we are grateful. As a U.S. Army veteran myself, not a day goes by that I am […]

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We can’t undo experiences – with special guest data analyst Brandon Jessup

We can’t undo experiences – with special guest data analyst Brandon Jessup

Brandon Jessup on Twitter: @ItsBJessup Brandon Jessup’s bio is HERE and HERE. State Voices website: StateVoices.org Michigan Forward’s website: UPXMichigan.com Michigan Forward on Facebook is HERE. Karin Brulliard, Kim Bellware, Meryl Kornfield, María Luisa Paúl, John Woodrow Cox and Paulina Firozi at The Washington Post: Fugitive parents of Mich. school-shooting suspect in custody after brief hunt Lauren Gibbons at MLive: […]

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The secrets that poverty makes poor people hold – wsg Amy Jo Hutchison of Rattle the Windows

The secrets that poverty makes poor people hold – wsg Amy Jo Hutchison of Rattle the Windows

Rattle the Windows on Twitter: @RattleWindows The Rattle the Windows website is RattleTheWindows.com. Listen to Amy Jo’s interview on the Off-Kilter with Rebecca Vallas podcast HERE. The Congressional testimony that started it all: Learn more about poverty in America at PovertyUSA.org/facts. Contact your U.S. Senator and urge them to pass the Build Back Better legislation. You can find all the […]

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Thankfulness in four lessons

Thankfulness in four lessons

The following essay was written by my good friend Hugh Madden. I can’t think of a better way to contemplate the importance of thankfulness on Thanksgiving Day (or any other day, for that matter.) Enjoy. “Thankfulness” By Hugh Madden Each year as Americans gather around dinner tables for Thanksgiving, we use the holiday to pause and reflect on what we […]

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Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Krystle DuPree can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/TrusteeDuPree. Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical COVID-19 in Michigan: COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, Michigan: Information about the Ann Arbor Public School system can be found HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin […]

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Congressional candidate Tom Barrett: hypocrite or liar?

Congressional candidate Tom Barrett: hypocrite or liar?

Michigan state senator and former state representative Tom Barrett has declared his candidacy to run against Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin in 2022. He’s a natural choice for the Republicans because he’s a member of the Army and Slotkin’s military bona fides are virtually unassailable. Actually, I should say Barrett WAS a member of the Army because he has resigned over the […]

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