Martin Bandyke Under Covers: James Harvey

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September 24, 2014

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Martin talks to playwright, essayist, and critic James Harvey about his new book Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar. With great perception and insight, Harvey explores how charisma is created in the movies, writing about Greta Garbo, Robert De Niro, Charles Laughton, John Wayne and many other stars, concluding with a strikingly moving passage about director Robert Bresson’s masterpiece Au Hasard Balthazar, whose star is a donkey! Hopwood Award winner James Harvey, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in English, has written a deeply personal and extraordinarily compelling account of the films that have changed his life and will also change yours. The interview was recorded on September 24, 2014.

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17:17
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Bill Morris

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August 13, 2014

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Martin talks to Bill Morris about his long-in-the-works new book Motor City Burning.

From the critically acclaimed author of Motor City, Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Opening Day.

Bill Morris is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Popular Mechanics and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Bill grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City.

The interview was recorded on August 13, 2014.

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Ann Arbor District Library
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17:29
 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: David Giffels

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July 30, 2014

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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
 

AADL Talks To Ruta Sepetys

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January 21, 2014

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In this episode, we talk with author of 2014 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title Between Shades of Gray, the story of a Lithuanian family's persecution at the hands of Soviet Russia in the midst of World War II.

Ruta Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. The nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia disappeared from maps in 1941 and did not reappear until 1990. As this is a story seldom told, Ruta wanted to give a voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives during Stalin's cleansing of the Baltic region. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers, Ruta lives with her family in Tennessee. Between Shades of Gray, her first novel, was inspired by her family's history in Lithuania and is published in 40 countries.

Between Shades Of Gray, her the 2011 debut novel, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Carnegie Medal Nominee, and the winner of the Golden Kite Award, as well as the recipient of a multitude of national and international awards. Based on survivor stories of the genocide of Baltic people, it has become an international bestseller and translated into more than 27 languages.

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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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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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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
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