By Steve Neavling
Veteran politician, lawyer and activist George Cushingberry Jr. is the latest exciting addition to 910AM the Superstation’s revamped lineup that focuses on breaking news, insightful analysis and exclusive interviews in metro Detroit.
The 64-year-old civil rights activist, who just finished his first and only term on the Detroit City Council, will host the daily show from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
Joining him in the studio will be his co-host and former top council aide Richard Clement, a passionate defender of legalized marijuana and the host of the popular TapDetroit podcast, “Free the Weed,” which airs on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On the council, Cushingerry represented District 2 in northwest Detroit and served as president pro tem and chairman of the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee from 2014 to 2017. His time on the council will enable the Democrat to share a unique, inside perspective of city government.
At 21, Cushingberry became the youngest person elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1975 and served the fourth district until 1982, earning a reputation as a fearless, passionate and unapologetic defender of equality.
After leaving the state House, Cushingberry served for 16 years on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.
In 2005, Cushingberry returned to the state House of Representatives, serving the eighth district until 2010.
Cushingberry is a 1971 graduate of Cass Tech High School and later earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science, urban politics, policy and administration from Wayne State University. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and specialized in family law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and criminal defense.
Cushingberry also hosted a weekly radio show, “Northwest Unity Prospector Reveals,” on WDRJ 1440AM.
Tune in to Cushingberry’s inaugural 910AM show Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 910AM’s website, the new Superstation app or the radio.