Martin Bandyke Under Covers: David Giffels

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July 30, 2014

Martin talks to award-winning author and journalist David Giffels about his new book The Hard Wary on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches From the Rust Belt. For David, whose writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Grantland, Ohio has always been home. He was born in Akron in the 1960s and has seen the once-thriving rubber and tire industry in his part of the country crumble. As a kid, he watched adults lose their jobs. As an adult, he's watched friends leave one by one. Yet a devoted tract of the population, David included, remains in the Rust Belt, committed to celebrating their singular Midwest culture and carrying it forward. David's insights ring true to us Michigan residents as well.

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Ann Arbor District Library
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00:23:16
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Alex Chilton

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May 29, 2014

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Martin talks to award-winning music writer Holly George-Warren about her new biography of Alex Chilton, A Man Called Destruction. A thoroughly researched account of the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter's life and musical career, the book covers Chilton's time in the Box Tops, in Big Star, and eventually becoming an alternative and indie rock icon who influenced bands like Wilco, R. E. M., the Replacements and Yo La Tengo. George-Warren's book is also the story of the changes in Rock & Roll over the past forty years -- from the golden days of AM radio singles and Southern soul; to albums created as personal artistic statements; to the industry changes wrought by indie rock in the 80s, 90s and into the 21st century.

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Ann Arbor District Library
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00:21:57
 

Ann Arbor Tales: The History of Beer in Ann Arbor

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June 23, 2014 at Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

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Host Rich Retyi and local beer historian David Bardallis delve into the history of beer in and around Ann Arbor. From Ann Arbor's German roots to tales of haunted breweries, the two wind their way through a "hoppy history" of our town, including some stories that didn't make it into Bardallis's book, Ann Arbor Beer.

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Ann Arbor District Library
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38:40
 

Rainbow People's Party Reorganizational Meeting, January 3, 1972

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January 3, 1972

Members of the Rainbow People's Party discuss plans for future expansion and organization and plan their future meetings, January 3, 1972

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers
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01:04:59
 

Rainbow People's Party Reorganizational Meeting, December 17, 1971

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December 17, 1971

Members of the Rainbow People's Party discuss perceptions of the Party, the Party's future, and its relationships in the community, December 17, 1971

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers
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01:56:29
 

White Panther Central Committee, April 8, 1970

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April 8, 1970

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Members of the White Panther Central Committee discuss: international issues, racial issues in connection to Bobby Seale, the development of the White Panther Party, terrorism, the necessity of theory in counterculture, Israel, and the development of rock and roll; April 8, 1970

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers
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00:44:20
 

White Panther Central Committee, June 1969

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June, 1969

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Members of the White Panther Central Committee discuss the media, the police, and the use of violence in revolutionary culture; June 1969

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers
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00:46:55
 

Ann Arbor City Council / Genie Plamondon, February 26, 1973

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February 26, 1973

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City Council meeting discussion about the necessity of a community center and the Tribal Council's desire to use buildings set to be demolished; recording of Mitch Ryder endorsing upcoming voter registration marathon; Gene Plamondon discusses charges against Pun Plamondon; discussion of cancellation of voter registration marathon; statement about the Ann Arbor Sun's funding and debt; discussion of the case against Pun Plamondon; February 26, 1973

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers (Unit III, no. 18)
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00:57:30
 

David Sinclair press conference; Commander Cody endorsement; People's Ballroom statement; February 12-14, 1973

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February 12, 1973

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Press conference with David Sinclair about election and Human Rights Party; news clip about developments in Vietnam; Commander Cody's endorsement of David Sinclair; discussion of funds for People's Ballroom repairs; February 12-14, 1973

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers (Unit III, no. 17)
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00:55:23
 

Free City Council meetings, police harassment, and South University riot / Pun Plamondon; July 1969

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July, 1969

Free City Council meetings, police harassment, and South University riot / Pun Plamondon; July 1969

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Bentley Historical Library, John & Leni Sinclair Papers
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00:14:31
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