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Contributors discuss divide in Michigan GOP leadership, uncommitted Democratic primary votes

With a split in leadership in the Michigan Republican party and 13% of people voting uncommitted in the Democratic primary, there’s turmoil among Michigan Democrats and Republicans ahead of the 2024 presidential election. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley discuss the divide in Michigan’s Republican party, the uncommitted vote in the Democratic primary and the impact on the 2024 presidential election.

Toronto transplant and Integral CEO Ashok Sivanand shares why Detroit became home for him and his business

Toronto transplant and Integral CEO Ashok Sivanand has chosen to call Detroit home. One Detroit contributor Zoe Clark sat down with Sivanand at the Detroit Policy Conference to talk about what drew him to work in the city and make Detroit his home. Sivanand talks with Clark about the sense of community he found in Detroit and the opportunities to grow as a member of the community.

University of Detroit Mercy launches STAR Center training facility for nursing students

A new research and training facility at the University of Detroit Mercy, the STAR Center, has opened to elevate the training of local nursing students. The 5,000-square-foot facility also serves as a hub for research and innovations. One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss visited the STAR Center and learn about its potential to enhance students' readiness for the medical field.

Detroit City Council member calls for moratorium on new dollar stores after excessive blight

Overgrown weeds, empty bottles and discarded bags littered property around a Detroit Family Dollar store. This type of blight isn’t unusual for a number of the dollar stores across the city. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with BridgeDetroit reporter Jena Brooker about the blight issues at dollar stores around the city, as well as steps city officials are taking.

FDA approves two groundbreaking new gene therapy treatments for sickle cell disease

Host Stephen Henderson examines the groundbreaking new gene therapies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment option for sickle cell disease. Dr. Melissa Creary, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, sits down with Henderson to talk about the pros, cons and possible barriers of the new gene-editing therapy.

Two-day tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared the arts’ impact on civil rights

Wayne State University’s annual tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns this year with a two-day event showcasing the impact of Detroit’s arts, culture and music on the civil rights movement. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with Wayne State’s Director of Community Affairs Stacie Clayton and the event's special guest Santita Jackson.

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Detroit girl goes viral, Opera tenor George Shirley, Michigan politics, Weekend events | One Detroit

Eight-year-old Detroiter Rosie White goes viral with her video impressions of Black icons and historical figures. African American trailblazer George Shirley reflects on his career in opera and as a music educator. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley discuss how Michigan’s primary results may impact the presidential election. Plus, upcoming events on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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University of Detroit Mercy launches STAR Center training facility for nursing students

A new research and training facility at the University of Detroit Mercy, the STAR Center, has opened to elevate the training of local nursing students. The 5,000-square-foot facility also serves as a hub for research and innovations. One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss visited the STAR Center and learn about its potential to enhance students' readiness for the medical field.

‘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.

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