WSV’s Aundrea Sayrie writes, “I don’t want to see another hashtag. I want to see the dismantling of White Supremacy. It is a monster that is coming for you if you are a person of color, a woman, young, old, poor, or a member of a dispensable marginalized group. Shock, thoughts and prayers… it’s a useless cycle. We need real reform.”
WSV columnist Torrey Brown writes about a recent shopping experience that left him feeling like “less than a person.”
The third chapter of Charles Thomas‘ 2017 murder mystery novel “Headcase.” Readers be advised this chapter features graphic content.
Watershed Voice’s Aundrea Sayrie writes, “Never abandon personal discernment. Not even within the spiritual sect. A person’s title doesn’t always align with their heart posture. Gaslighting can happen in church too. So if you have to leave an environment because it is causing you trauma, leave. Leave the trauma, leave the person(s), leave a trail (by reporting it), but don’t leave God.”
“Gilligan’s Island: The Musical,” based on the popular 1960s TV show comedy featuring seven shipwrecked castaways, will be performed in the Glen Oaks Nora Hagen Theatre May 13-15.
This episode features a wide range of topics including:
Moon Knight Episode 6
What would your lightsaber be like?
Where is the best place to hide cigarettes?
The new Obi Wan Kenobi Trailer
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Help! My boyfriend won’t stop digging a tunnel.
Mattea Roach’s Jeopardy! run
New Doctor Who
New Umbrella Academy
Another The Batman
Stranger Things 4
What is your favorite video game?
The second chapter of Charles Thomas‘ 2017 murder mystery novel “Headcase.”
Watershed Voice’s Aundrea Sayrie writes, “Mother’ships’ come in all forms. Grandmothers, aunties, teachers, first ladies, etc. So even if your situation doesn’t look traditional or ideal, hopefully you can still celebrate a special woman in your life. And if it’s been a while, and won’t cause you stress…call your mother.”
Spoiler: Disney made Steph cry.
Listen to the debut episode of NerdPop Radio, a pop-culture talk show with a heavy dose of nerdom, featuring Michael “Hogey” Hogoboom, Levi Nerad, and Madalyn Williams.
The year is 2007, Jack is psychiatrically stable and living in his own apartment, finally starting to put his life back together five years after his first psychotic break. Jack was forced to drop out of college after struggling with his mental illness. He became angry, hateful, and bitter. But 2007 seems like it might be the year that Jack turns the corner into recovery. However, when Jack finds a dead body and becomes the prime suspect in a murder, it isn’t just his recovery that’s put at risk. It’s his life.
Ron Bieber writes, “Every year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injuries or illnesses on the job that are entirely preventable. Being safe at work is a fundamental right — and under OSHA, employers must provide workplaces free from hazards.”
St. Joseph County Commissioner Kathy Pangle announces her intent to seek reelection.
WSV’s Aundrea Sayrie celebrates the work of Shel Silverstein, and laments the banning of books at the expense of art and expression. “At times art is shocking, sometimes commemorative, sometimes controversial, still other times uncomfortable. That is the point of art.”
The bipartisan $5 billion Building Michigan Together Plan is a major first step in addressing the state’s housing crisis. The funding, mostly from Michigan’s federal American Rescue Plan Act money, addresses a number of housing needs in underserved communities and both urban and rural areas.
“Central Michigan University has long been known for giving low-income, middle-class and first-generation college students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree and lead a fruitful life. But the Mt. Pleasant university, like many other higher-education institutions across the country, is facing hard times.”
Julie Cassidy writes, “Michigan has suffered from a crisis-level shortage of affordable homes for years and housing programs have been underfunded for decades, but our policy choices in this brief moment will have an impact for generations. By focusing these unprecedented federal resources and our political will on safer, accessible, and inclusive housing for people with disabilities and older adults, we will ensure that all individuals and families are valued.”
WSV’s Amy East details a week spent in northern Georgia, where she helped a friend and fellow archaeologist dig along the Etowah River at an 1,800-year-old site called Rice Farm.