Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Here’s where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 22 – Nov. 30)

The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the signatures needed to get a proposal on the November 2018 ballot to end gerrymandering of electoral districts.



The non-partisan, nonprofit group is proposing amending Michigan’s state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens’ commission made up of five independent voters, plus four each from the two major parties.…

Grizzly Bear just shook off 4-year hibernation, and they’re coming to metro Detroit


When your band is referred to as the American equivalent to Radiohead by critics and fans alike, the world takes notice of your absence. For Grizzly Bear, a band whose reputation was forged by both the music blog-industrial complex of the mid-2000s as well as their exploratory affection for restless rumination, that four year hibernation quickly metastasized into rumors of disbandment.…

Jeff Daniels the actor makes way for Jeff Daniels the musician


Serious and seriouser

From a contentious novelist-turned-regretful family man, to an insufferable ever-placating news anchor, to a lovingly dim-witted dog groomer, Jeff Daniels the actor is a man of many roles. But it is perhaps that of the singer-songwriter, arts advocate, husband, and father residing in Chelsea, Mich. that requires the most agility.…

Ferndale Radio stands on the shoulders of 20 years of protests, pirate radio


On Friday, a group of radio nerds will see a dream realized and make Ferndale history when Ferndale Radio begins broadcasting live from the Rust Belt Market on 100.7 FM. Ferndale Radio, or WFCB, is a Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station, a noncommercial service that can operate at a maximum power of 100 watts, providing coverage of roughly three miles in any direction.…