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Michigan Science Center brings traveling ‘Above & Beyond’ aviation exhibit to Detroit

The Michigan Science Center in Detroit was recently named a top science museum in the county by USA TODAY readers. The center’s newest traveling exhibit, Above & Beyond, takes visitors through an aviation and outer space experience. One Detroit contributor Sarah Zientarski talked with Michigan Science Center President & CEO Christian Greer about the exhibit and other interactive experiences there.

Detroit People’s Food Co-op opening broadens access to healthy foods in the city’s North End

A new Black-led, cooperatively owned grocery store has opened in Detroit’s North End neighborhood. The Detroit People’s Food Co-op, a $21 million project, started welcoming shoppers on May 1. BridgeDetroit reporter Jena Brooker and One Detroit’s Jonathan Shead examine the impact the food co-op will have on healthy food access and economic development in the city.

Detroit Association of Black Organizations launches free Community Empowerment Speaker Series

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has launched a Community Empowerment Speaker Series with the aim to enlighten and energize Detroit residents. The free series features well-known speakers discussing critical issues that impact the Black community. Host Stephen Henderson talks with DABO CEO Rev. Horace Sheffield III about the series and getting out the vote in November.

President Joe Biden to deliver keynote at Detroit NAACP’s Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

The Detroit Branch NAACP’s 69th annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner features President Joe Biden as the keynote speaker, marking only the second time a sitting U.S. President has given the keynote. Detroit NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony talks about the importance of having President Biden deliver the keynote and outlines some of the vital issues in the Black community.

Tiff Massey’s ‘7 Mile + Livernois’ exhibit celebrates Black Detroiters’ style and culture

A new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts pays homage to Black Detroiters’ style and culture. “7 Mile + Livernois,” was created by Detroit artist Tiff Massey, a metalsmith and sculptor. It's the largest exhibition by a Detroit artist at the museum. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Massey about why she named the exhibit after the Detroit neighborhood where she grew up.

Flint marks 10 years since water crisis: Mayor Neeley reflects on the progress, challenges

It has been a decade since the Flint water crisis. The public health disaster exposed tens of thousands of residents in the predominantly African American city to perilously high levels of lead contamination. Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley talks about the city’s current water quality, how residents are doing, and the challenges that are still present.

Black church provides sanctuary, support for youth facing mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The "Black Church in Detroit" series examines the church's role in providing a safe place and support for young people struggling with mental health challenges. We'll talk about the reasons for the growing rates of depression, loneliness, anxiety and suicides among young African Americans and how the church can lead the way in promoting mental wellness.

Michigan veterans commemorate Memorial Day with reflection and remembrance

Memorial Day holds deep personal significance for Michigan’s veterans, as it serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by their fellow servicemen and women. Three veterans talk about the importance of the Memorial Day holiday and how they individually commemorate it.

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Detroit style pizza, Rosie White, Michigan Science Center, One Detroit Weekend | Full Episode

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota explores Detroit style pizza’s origins and place in the culinary world. Eight-year-old Rosie White gains national attention from her viral social media videos of African American icons. Contributor Sarah Zientarski talks with Michigan Science Center CEO Christian Greer about its “Above & Beyond” exhibit. Plus, check out upcoming events on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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‘7 Mile + Livernois’ DIA exhibit, DABO Community Empowerment Speaker Series | American Black Journal

The exhibit “Tiff Massey: 7 Mile + Livernois” at the Detroit Institute of Arts pays homage to Black Detroiters’ style and culture. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Massey about the sculptures she created to celebrate Black Detroiters. Plus, Detroit Association of Black Organizations’ CEO Rev. Horace Sheffield III shares details about a free Community Empowerment Speaker Series.

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Artificial intelligence’s impact on the workforce: A conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network

Artificial intelligence has entered the workforce, but the full implications on the labor market are yet to be seen. Early signs point to white collar jobs being the most impacted, according to a conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network. Workforce Intelligence Network Senior Economic Research Analyst Kevin Cranick talks with One Detroit Producer Will Glover about generative AI in the workforce.

‘The Chinese Lady,’ play about first Chinese woman in America, premieres in Michigan

A fourteen-year-old Chinese girl came to America 190 years ago – said to be the first female Chinese immigrant to set foot here during the 1800s. Now a play, “The Chinese Lady” at the Tipping Point Theatre through March 3, recounts the remarkable life of Afong Moy and her Chinese servant Atung. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits a dress rehearsal of the show and talks with the cast.

Addressing the critical needs of caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month 

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B's Julie Lowenthal talks about the importance of support services and resources for family caregivers and the myriad challenges they face while caring for their loved ones. Plus, Lowenthal explores possible legislative policies that would ease the burdens faced by family caregivers.

An evening with Kara Swisher and Mary Barra | Wallace House Center for Journalists

The University of Michigan Wallace House Center for Journalists hosts a conversation with award-winning journalist and author Kara Swisher as part of its continuing series: “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press.” Swisher talks about her new memoir "The Burn Book: A Tech Love Story" and explores the dynamic interplay of legacy companies, innovation, strategic bets on the future, and tech’s potential to solve problems with General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

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