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Issues and Ale: Discussion on Public Education March 26

March 8th 2013

Issues and Ale is an event series co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Center for Michigan designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.

Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch Presents Information

December 7th 2012

Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch spoke to over 250 people at Coolidge Intermediate School on Dec. 6 about proposed changes to the State’s education system, the legislation for which is being modern taxpushed quickly through by conservatives in Lansing.

Ferndale Schools Addressing State Scores

August 2nd 2012

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Hazel Park Promise Zone Gets Grant Money from Walmart

July 3rd 2012

The grant helps secure an additional, matched $100,000 donation from Sutar Sutarek Foundation to ensure college scholarships and college readiness for every high school graduate from Hazel Park High School.

Greenmen Group Gives First Scholarship, Seeks Involvement

June 14th 2012

“We want to remove as many barriers as we can. We hope that the scholarship will not only provide some much needed funds, but also some encouragement for them to continue down their path,” Hall said.

High School Filmmaker Needs Votes to Win Scholarship

April 24th 2012

To see Berger’s video and vote to help her get a scholarship, go to

DIY Advertising Over Easy w/ Jon Moses

March 1st 2012

Although that is the most important rule, there are many small business owners who don’t have the budget for a graphics person and there will always be those who think they know best for themselves. So Moses…

School Bond Debated at CFF Forum

February 15th 2012

For the Feb. 12, 2012 forum on the school bond, Citizens for Quality Education Treasurer Bob Borkram discussed why he thinks people should vote for the school bond. Resident and occasional political candidate Tom Gagne spoke against the bond.

Discussion at FPL Shows History and Causes of Conspiracy Theory

January 15th 2012

Other popular conspiracy theories surround the assignations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King as well as Area 51 and the belief that aliens or alien technology are housed there, plots by groups like the Illuminati to acquire world power, and the idea that airplanes spread chemical trails to poison Americans.

Senator Gregory Visits Ferndale Public Library

April 14th 2011

14th District State Senator Vincent Gregory, who is from Southfield but represents Ferndale and other neighboring communities, visited the Ferndale Public Library on Thursday, April 14, 2011 to meet with constituents to discuss the State budget and other concerns. Tomiko Gumbleton, Ferndale City Councilperson and current aide to State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton, was also on hand to answer questions. A handful of interested residents turned out to meet with the Senator.