The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard, Episode 30

From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the thirtieth episode of the Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard.

Moving from print media, Mark Maynard brings his interview style to the world of AM radio. In the first hour, Mark sits down with Omari Rush to talk about the public art project, Pop-X. They touch on such topics as where Ann Arbor keeps it’s hang-out culture during big events, who would buy a kiosk and turn it into a tiny home, and the A2 Awesome Foundation​ and their desire to give AM1700​ a micro grant. The segment ends with Mark analyzing Omari’s dreams. Up next, Mark places a quick phone call to Matt Carmichael, the editor of​. They discuss Ypsilanti’s place in the nation’s singles scene as well as how Alex Haley​—the Pulitzer Prize winning author of such classics as “The Autobiography of Malcolm X​” and “Roots: The Saga of an American Family”—would come to co-found In the second hour, Russ Olwell, the director of Eastern Michigan University​’s Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities joins Mark in the studio to talk about the privatization of public housing in Ypsilanti. Later the discussion touches on who are the hottest professors at EMU. The show ends when local business owner Dave Heikkenen climbs a street pole and enters the station to reminisce about the time he and Mark were on the Lucy Ann Lance show.

Released 10 October, 2015

Recorded live at AM1700 Radio in historic, downtown Ypsilanti, MI.

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