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Soldier Shortage: Youth Obesity, Academic Outcomes, Labor Deficits Affecting U.S. Army Recruitment

Issues of increasing childhood obesity rates, a decline in educational outcomes, and shortages across the national labor market have caused sharp decreases in the number of new soldiers the U.S. Army has recruited and onboarded. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks with senior producer Bill Kubota about the impact of low military recruitment numbers, as well as the military's investments to attract more youth to serve. Plus, Kubota hears what community stakeholders took away from the conversation.

Soldier Shortage: Youth Obesity, Academic Outcomes, Labor Deficits Affecting U.S. Army Recruitment

Issues of increasing childhood obesity rates, a decline in educational outcomes, and shortages across the national labor market have caused sharp decreases in the number of new soldiers the U.S. Army has recruited and onboarded. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks with senior producer Bill Kubota about the impact of low military recruitment numbers, as well as the military's investments to attract more youth to serve. Plus, Kubota hears what community stakeholders took away from the conversation.

City of Detroit Seeks Residents’ Input On $200 Million Joe Louis Greenway Plans

The City of Detroit has launched a two-year planning study that allows residents to weigh in on the impact of the proposed $200 million Joe Louis Greenway project. Producer Will Glover talks to BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to learn more about what feedback city officials might receive on the greenway.

City of Detroit Seeks Residents’ Input On $200 Million Joe Louis Greenway Plans

The City of Detroit has launched a two-year planning study that allows residents to weigh in on the impact of the proposed $200 million Joe Louis Greenway project. Producer Will Glover talks to BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to learn more about what feedback city officials might receive on the greenway.

‘Life in Bloom’ Host J Schwanke Teaches the Art of Making Flower Arrangements

What does it take to create beautiful flower arrangements year-round in Michigan? "Life in Bloom" host J Schwanke invites WRCJ radio host and producer Cecelia Sharpe into his Grand Rapids home for a lesson on flower arranging. Together, they create a two-sided flower arrangement, discuss some common obstacles to flower health, and talk about how viewers can build their own at home.

‘Life in Bloom’ Host J Schwanke Teaches the Art of Making Flower Arrangements

What does it take to create beautiful flower arrangements year-round in Michigan? "Life in Bloom" host J Schwanke invites WRCJ radio host and producer Cecelia Sharpe into his Grand Rapids home for a lesson on flower arranging. Together, they create a two-sided flower arrangement, discuss some common obstacles to flower health, and talk about how viewers can build their own at home.

Always Online: Weighing the Effects of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health 

From Twitter to Instagram and now TikTok, social media use by teens is widespread. What impact is it having on their mental health? One Detroit summer intern Zion Williams talks with three of her high school friends, as well as mental health experts across Michigan, about how social media can effect teens' developing minds and how parents can monitor their children's wellbeing and online habits.

GIVEAWAY: Detroit Jazz Festival 2022 Poster and Two VIP Passes

American Black Journal and The Detroit Jazz Festival have partnered to provide some lucky viewers with a chance to win an official Detroit Jazz Festival 2022 poster and the grand prize winner will also receive a pair of VIP passes for Monday, Sept. 5. 

ONE DETROIT EPISODES

10/06/22: One Detroit – Army Recruitment Shortage, Joe Louis Greenway, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks about the Army’s soldier shortage and possible solutions. The City of Detroit has announced a two-year planning study seeking residents’ feedback on the Joe Louis Greenway project. A conversation with “Making Black America” producer and director Stacey Holman. Plus, Ozzie Rivera reflects on his lifelong passion for Puerto Rican music and culture.

American Black Journal EPISODES

10/04/22: American Black Journal – Making Black America Documentary, Black Fraternities and Sororities

Host Stephen Henderson talks with “Making Black America” documentary producer and director, Stacey Holman, about the creation of Black organizations and social networks and how Black people have remained resilient and joyful even amid struggles. Plus, excerpts from Detroit Public TV and WDET-FM's “Making Black Detroit” Town Hall on the importance of Detroit’s Black fraternities and sororities.

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IS/LAND Premieres ‘Invisible Embrace’ Inspired by Japanese Internment Camp Survivors’ Stories

An archive of oral history interviews with Japanese internment camp survivors has inspired Detroit Asian American artists collective IS/LAND to create "Invisible Embrace," a performance that provides audiences a space and experience to share, learn and reflect on the experiences of Japanese internment camp survivors. One Detroit Arts & Culture producer Sarah Smith talks with IS/LAND's Amber Kao.

4/07/22: COVID313 – Special Education, Mental Health, COVID-19 Case Update

The COVID313 Town Hall takes a look at the social, emotional, behavioral and educational impacts of COVID-19 on special education students. Then, the Detroit Health Department gives an update on COVID-19 case rates, new variants and vaccines. Plus, the town hall talks about the pandemic's affect on workers' mental health.

Mariners Inn Uses Art Therapies to Help Men Struggling With Homelessness, Substance Abuse

At Mariners Inn, a treatment center and shelter for men dealing with homelessness and substance abuse issues, the organization's clients find more than help. They find therapy and healing. Detroit Performs visits Mariners Inn for a look at the range of art and creative therapies they offer that help their clients work through life's issues and fight for a second chance.

9/27/22: American Black Journal – The Black Church in Detroit | Seminary Education and the Future of Ministry

"American Black Journal" continues its series on "The Black Church in Detroit" with a look at the state of seminary education and the future of ministry in Detroit. Host Stephen Henderson talks with seminary leaders and students about the importance of seminary education, the challenges of leading an urban-centered ministry, and how seminaries must stay relevant in today's changing landscape.

Making Black Detroit: The Importance of The Divine Nine, Black Greek Letter Organizations

Detroit Public Television and WDET-FM host the “Making Black Detroit” Town Hall. The LEE Group's President & CEO Mark S. Lee moderates a discussion with The Divine Nine fraternities and sororities about the history, contributions and future of the Black Greek Letter Organizations in Detroit. The town hall was hosted in part with PBS’ “Making Black America” documentary.

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    The City of Detroit has launched a two-year planning study that allows residents to weigh in on the impact of the proposed $200 million Joe Louis Greenway project. Producer Will Glover talks to BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to learn more about what feedback city officials might receive on the greenway.[Read Now]
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