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Hundreds in attendance at 17th annual Silence the Violence march to end gun violence

At the 17th annual Silence the Violence march, families and supporters come together to honor loved ones lost to gun violence and advance efforts to eradicate gun violence. This year’s event included Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, Detroit Police Chief James White and others. Contributor Daijah Moss talks with attendees and hears from Church of the Messiah Pastor Barry Randolph.

Pewabic: One of the nation’s oldest pottery and ceramics factories

Over in Detroit’s East Village, a neighborhood down by the river on the city’s east side, you’ll find a working piece of machinery that’s been operating since the time of Henry Ford’s Model T. The Pewabic Pottery ceramics factory has been running its antiquated clay mixing machine since 1912. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits Pewabic to learn about its history and how it’s still going strong today.

African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza for 41st annual celebration of African diaspora

The 41st annual African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza July 12-14 to celebrate and showcase the culture, arts, and community spirit of the African diaspora. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Yolanda Jack, Manager of Community Engagement at The Wright Museum, about the festival’s growth, how it celebrates the African diaspora, and what attendees can expect at this year’s festival.

University of Michigan becomes first college to create AI tools for campus, students

The University of Michigan has become the first major university in the nation to create its own artificial intelligence tools and make it available to its campus community. One Detroit producer Will Glover talks with two University of Michigan faculty and student Shantasia King about the AI tools and their impact in the classroom.

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.


Detroit egg rolls, Downtown Boxing Gym, Detroit People’s Food Co-op, One Detroit Weekend | One Detroit

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota explores the history of Asian corned beef egg rolls, a dish that’s Truly Detroit. Students are learning to cook in the Downtown Boxing Gym’s new commercial kitchen. The impact the Detroit People’s Food Co-op has on healthy food access and economic development in Detroit. Plus, check out some upcoming weekend events and activities on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Forgotten Harvest CEO Adrian Lewis, ‘Making Amends: The Quest for Reparations’ | American Black Journal

Meet Forgotten Harvest’s new CEO, Adrian Lewis. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Lewis about how the food rescue organization is helping to feed families and seniors over the summer, its new facility and its client choice market. Plus, learn about Detroit’s reparations efforts from “American Black Journal” and BridgeDetroit’s virtual town hall, "Making Amends: The Quest for Reparations."

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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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