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The urban outdoors: Belle Isle Nature Center re-opens following $2.5 million renovation

The Belle Isle Nature Center has re-opened its doors following a $2.5 million renovation to the public facility. The updated space aims to reflect the vibrant intersection between Detroit's urban core and the natural ecosystem that lives within it. One Detroit producer Daijah Moss took a visit to the newly renovated nature center to learn more about the new exhibits and which ones returned.

Detroit’s home repair crisis: The impact of disinvestment in Detroit’s neighborhoods

Stephen Henderson hosts a roundtable discussion exploring the impact home repair needs are having on residents and neighborhoods. He talks with city officials, the Eastside Community Network, and a BridgeDetroit reporter about the city's home repair program, Renew Detroit, and the negative impacts that homes in disrepair have on property values and generational wealth.

One Detroit Town Hall | A Comprehensive Conversation With DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti

What does the future hold for Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) under Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti's leadership? Dr. Vitti joins One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson for a wide-ranging conversation at the School at Marygrove about the district's COVID-19 recovery, increased absenteeism, new investments in school buildings, and other advancements coming in the district's future.

Absentee or In-person: Michigan voters react to key issues, races in the midterm election

Where do Michigan voters stand on key issues ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm election? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota teamed up with Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Chief Paul Egan to talk with voters from across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about who they'll cast their ballots for and where they land on the key issues like absentee voting, the economy and abortion.

‘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.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Partners with Kadima Mental Health Services to Offer Music Therapy 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has partnered with Kadima, a mental health services center, to teach group music classes where clients learn beginner and intermediate music skills, and their favorite songs. One Detroit Arts & Culture Producer Sarah Smith takes viewers behind the scenes of the center's music therapy classes with the DSO for a look at the benefits of music therapy. 


11/24/22: One Detroit – Best Of: Detroit Creatives Part 2

Detroit artist Anthony Lee unveils a new commemorative Vincent Chin mural in Detroit’s former Chinatown district. Kresge Arts in Detroit pairs local filmmakers with this year’s featured artists for the KAF21 film series. Detroit tattoo artist Lorri Thomas talks about getting her start with ink and her Ladies of Ink tour. Plus, jazz violinist Leslie DeShazor’s Quintet closes out the show with a performance from the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe.

American Black Journal EPISODES

11/22/22: American Black Journal – DEI workplace efforts, Ebiara Fund for minority developers

Two years after the murder of George Floyd, where do diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) commitments from businesses stand today? "American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson explores the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Plus, Henderson gets details on the new Ebiara Fund to help eliminate systemic barriers for emerging minority real estate developers in Detroit.

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The JOBS Project with Detroit Action | Future of Work Town Hall

Life after prison can be difficult for returning citizens, especially as they attempt to return to the workforce after incarceration. What employment barriers to returning citizens face, and what programs and support are available for them to find jobs? One Detroit's Future of Work Host Will Glover talks with Detroit Action Executive Director Branden Snyder about how The JOBS Project is lending a hand.

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.

10/25/22: American Black Journal – The Black church’s role in Black politics

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, "The Black Church in Detroit” series examines the political power of the Black church. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony and Rev. Charles E. Williams II about the church's role in getting people to vote, its influence on key issues like voter suppression, representation in Congress, and prominent political leaders who came from the Black church.

Artist Mario Moore’s ‘Midnight and Canaan’ exhibit explores forgotten stories of the Underground Railroad

Detroit artist Mario Moore has a new exhibit, “Midnight and Canaan,” which explores the forgotten stories and figures involved in Detroit’s Underground Railroad. The exhibit was inspired by the story of a young enslaved couple and stories of how Detroit’s Underground Railroad connects to Detroit's African American population today. One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Moore to hear more about his latest exhibit at the David Klein Gallery.

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