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2024 Mackinac Policy Conference focuses on ‘Bridging the Future Together’ with collaboration across divides

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference is set to take place next week, May 28-31, bringing together business, policy and community leaders to discuss Michigan’s biggest issues. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Future Together.” One Detroit contributor Zoe Clark talks with Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah and this year’s conference chair Suzanne Shank.

The Wright Museum opens ‘Double ID’ exhibit from TV actress, art collector CCH Pounder

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has opened "Double ID," a new art exhibit featuring 54 works from the private collection of acclaimed actress CCH Pounder. Running through Oct. 20, the exhibit delves into the representation of Black men through the lens of W.E.B. Du Bois' theory of "double consciousness.” Stephen Henderson talks with Pounder about the works in her exhibit.

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.

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.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion names new co-executive director, announces name change

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion has announced longtime community organizer and author Yusef Bunchy Shakur as the nonprofit’s new co-executive director. The nonprofit also plans to change its name to the Michigan Roundtable for Just Communities to better reflect the nonprofit’s mission. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Shakur about his new appointment and the name change.

Outdoor Adventure Center brings Michigan’s nature and recreation to Detroit

Virtual kayaking, snowmobiling, ATVing and more can be found at The Outdoor Adventure Center, which is run by the Department of Natural Resources. The center aims to entertain and educate its visitors by bringing Michigan’s outdoor activities to its indoor facility. Contributor Sarah Zientarski talks with Assistant Director Missy Sharp about what visitors can experience at the center.

The history of corned beef egg rolls, an iconic dish originating in Detroit

Asian corned beef egg rolls could soon become an iconic Detroit dish much like Detroit-style pizza and the city’s famous coney dogs. One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota explores the history of the dish that has evolved into a deep-fried multicultural array of different food presentations across the Motor City – a story that’s Truly Detroit.

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2024 Mackinac Policy Conference, AI in the workforce, Memorial Day, One Detroit Weekend | One Detroit

Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah and conference chair Suzanne Shank preview the 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference. Workforce Intelligence Network Senior Economic Research Analyst Kevin Cranick talks about AI’s impact on Michigan’s workforce. Local veterans share what Memorial Day means to them and how they honor it. Plus, upcoming events on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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‘Double ID’ exhibit at The Wright, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion | American Black Journal

Acclaimed actress CCH Pounder visits Detroit to talk about her personal art collection on display at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Pounder about her “Double ID” exhibit. Plus, a Detroit nonprofit gets a new name and its first Black leader. Henderson talks with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion’s new Co-Executive Director, Yusef Bunchy Shakur.

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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.

Detroit Family Caregivers’ Project creates caregiving ministries in local Black churches

For National Minority Health Month, American Black Journal’s “Black Church in Detroit” series looks at caregiving ministries and the efforts of the Black church to provide resources, referrals and respite for family caregivers. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Dr. Marilyn French Hubbard, project manager for the Detroit Family Caregivers' Project, and Rev. Dr. Georgia Hill, pastor of LifeChurch Riverside.

‘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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