The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard, Episode 33

From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the thirty-third 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 and University of Michigan Associate Professor Rebecca Hardin discuss radio programming on a competitor’s station before Ben Connor Barrie joins the group for a conversation about the deer cull scheduled to take place in Ann Arbor’s parks.

Next Mark is joined in the studio by Elizabeth Riggs, Deputy Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, and James Hughes, fly fishing guide at Schultz Outfitters. They discuss the health of the Huron River as well as the need to increase fish habitats along the river in Ypsilanti.

Aja Marcato, the conservation programming director at the Organization For Bat Conservation, along with Nikola, a big brown bat, join Mark for a discussion about bats and their importance to our ecosystem. Aja also tries to dispel the myth that bats turn people into vampires (but no one in the studio was buying that for a second).

Finally, Heather Evans brings her guitar to the station and serenades the audience with a couple of powerful ballads. She even lets Mark pick the title of one of her unnamed songs before deciding to just name it herself.

The show ends with Jim Cherewick’s stirring homage to Michigan’s favorite son, Ted Nugent.

Released 14 November, 2015

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