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One Detroit contributors discuss ripple effects following alleged embezzlement from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Nearly $40 million has allegedly been stolen from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The nonprofit’s former chief financial officer, William Smith, has been accused of stealing from the organization and faces charges of bank and wire fraud. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, Nolan Finley and Zoe Clark discuss what’s at stake for the community and conservancy in the wake of the scandal.

4th Annual Obsidian Theatre Festival in Detroit highlights Black stories and storytellers

The 4th annual Obsidian Theatre Festival returns to Detroit from June 27-30, bringing a diverse array of original plays, a musical, and a cabaret to various downtown locations. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with festival organizer John Sloan III, CEO & Artistic Director of GhostLight Creative Productions, about this year's festival and the additional activities taking place this month.

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.

One Detroit contributors discuss ripple effects following alleged embezzlement from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Nearly $40 million has allegedly been stolen from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The nonprofit’s former chief financial officer, William Smith, has been accused of stealing from the organization and faces charges of bank and wire fraud. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, Nolan Finley and Zoe Clark discuss what’s at stake for the community and conservancy in the wake of the scandal.

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.

Detroit piano prodigy BLKBOK bridges classical and contemporary to create his unique sound

Identified as a piano prodigy by the age of eight, Charles Wilson III, known professionally as BLKBOK, has carved a unique path in the music world. For Black Music Month, BLKBOK talks with guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes about how he blends classical and contemporary music, the significance of his name, his parents' influence, and Detroit's impact on his career.

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.

From Detroit to Jackson to Flint, Coney dogs have their own unique origin stories

The origin of Detroit’s Coney Island hot dogs goes back more than 100 years, thanks to some Greek immigrants who ventured from Coney Island New York to Detroit and started selling them here. However, Coney Island hot dogs from Flint and Jackson have a different origin. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota shares the history behind Michigan’s coney dogs.

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Detroit Riverfront Conservancy scandal, Gigi’s gay bar, Newlab, Weekend events | One Detroit

One Detroit contributors Zoe Clark, Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley discuss the fallout from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy embezzlement scandal. For Pride Month, we’ll share the history of Detroit’s oldest gay-owned gay bar, Gigi’s. Producer Will Glover talks with Newlab CEO Cam Lawrence about efforts to bolster technology and innovation in Detroit. Plus, some upcoming events this weekend.

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Detroit piano prodigy BLKBOK, 4th annual Obsidian Theatre Festival | American Black Journal

For Black Music Month, guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with Detroit piano prodigy and composer, BLKBOK, whose real name is Charles Wilson III, about creating neoclassical music. Plus, Gallant-Stokes gets details about the 4th annual Obsidian Theatre Festival in Detroit from June 27-30, which features original plays from Black storytellers, a musical, and cabaret performances.

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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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