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Ann Arbor MEA President Brit
We were pleased to welcome Ann Arbor, Michigan Educational Association President Brit Satchwell on to ROJS Radio, Sunday, January 29th @ 11:00 AM EST.
Mr. Satchwell shared in-depth discussion how state cuts to Michigan Public Schools has impacted education in the classroom and ramifications of Public Act #4-the Emergency Manager law have had to state education. ROJS News readers to listen to this groundbreaking interview available at the link below.
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Other topics covered on today’s podcast included Co-Host Autumn S. “Rant of the Day” against Microsoft’s X-Box product and Michigan GOP Legislature proposal to suspend Michigan Drivers Licenses over three parking tickets.
We also discussed the New Hampshire’s Republicans controlled state legislator sponsoring legislation to limit police actions in the cases of victims of domestic assault cases and a sad story out of Arkansas where a Democratic Candidate for Congress had his family child’s cat murdered with the word “Liberal” wrote upon the decreased animal body.
Our Saturday, January 28th podcast covered a story shared by local news station WXYZ.com of a single mother named “Linda”, who have to panhandle off the I-94 freeway in Belleville, Michigan to provide food and shelter for her family.
“Linda” spoke to WXYZ.com on Friday, January 27th, how cuts to Michigan’s Department of Human Services cash assistance program in November 2011 for single mothers and their children, affect families weren’t funds on drugs or other unnecessary life needs.
“I don’t want to be out on these streets. I don’t want to stay on nobody’s bench with my daughter. I need to just stand strong to keep a roof over her head and food in her stomach. I don’t matter. I’m here to do for my child,” said Linda to WXYZ-Channel 7.
“I’m struggling. I’m struggling to make it with my daughter. So, I’m a little embarrassed, but I keep pushing because I wanted a child. I just wanted a child. I don’t do drugs,” says Linda. “I’m just trying to keep a roof over me and my daughter’s head.”
Local Ypsilanti business owner Billy Salamy of Budget Towing has partnered with Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Duane Zook, to take donations for “Linda” in hope that she will not have to panhandle on the freeway area, with her young 6 year-old daughter, if her personal situation doesn’t improve.
“She doesn’t have any trace that I recognize for anyone that I recognize as having contact with drugs or alcohol. He says the resources to help her get back on her feet are limited and lacking,”said Trooper Zook to WXYZ reporter Juile Banovic. “She seems to have a very good heart… and is doing the right thing, trying to do the right thing by her and her family, her daughter.”
Budget Towing is coordinating an donations drive for “Linda”, which was mention on our ROJS Radio podcast Saturday, January 28th. Interested parties can contact Budget Towing for immediate donations for Linda at 734-485-2055.
Also, ROJS Radio has spoken with Mr. Salamy on his philanthropy efforts within the Southeastern Michigan community and plan on a future interview with him on our ROJS Radio Podcast, discussing how small businesses are assisting residents struggling in our states difficult economic climate.
ROJS Radio is a groundbreaking podcast based out of Ann Arbor & Battle Creek, Michigan covering Michigan and National Politics, job search, breaking news, unemployment and more Host Monica R-W is an owner/writer for the popular ROJS News website, an experienced grassroots and elected local political leader. Co-Host Autumn S. is a Michigan political and LGBT activist.
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