Author: AnnMarie Chamberlain

AAPI Story Series | Couple Finds Love Through Communication, Education and Cultural Differences

Within 24 hours of meeting at a conference, Lily Mendoza and Jim Perkinson knew they had found their life partner. Since getting married in 2004, they have built a rich and full life together as activists and educators who challenge their students to think more deeply about race relations and to share their personal stories while navigating the complexities of their relationship

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AAPI Story Series | 30-Year Friendship Deepens After the Death of George Floyd

For One Detroit and WDET’s AAPI Story Series, Taiwanese and Chinese American Chien-An Yuan and his friend John Eaton share their reactions to the George Floyd murder and reflect on their shared and divergent experiences growing up in their homogenous Ohio suburb. Plus, the two discuss how their friendship has grown deeper over the last three decades.

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  • News Wrap: Intense storms slam Houston and other parts of the Gulf Coast

    In our news wrap Friday, Houston and other parts of the Gulf Coast are dealing with the aftermath of intense storms, the Israeli military says troops in Gaza found the bodies of three people killed by Hamas at the Nova music festival on Oct. 7, Russia carried out multiple strikes on Ukrainian territory and employees at two Mercedes facilities in Alabama voted against joining the UAW.

  • What's behind the historic stock market highs and how it relates to the overall economy

    This has been a big week for the stock market. The Dow Jones, the much broader S&P 500 and the NASDAQ all reached record highs with the Dow crossing the 40,000 threshold for the first time. The markets have rallied back from the recent lows of 2022 and the Dow is about 40 percent higher than when the pandemic started. Geoff Bennett discussed more with Roben Farzad of Full Disclosure.

  • What led Texas governor to pardoning man convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pardoned a man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester in the summer of 2020. Daniel Perry was serving a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of Garrett Foster, an armed white man who was attending a racial justice protest with his Black fiancee. Abbott had faced pressure to issue the pardon from conservative media figures. Stephanie Sy reports.