One Detroit’s Bill Kubota gets the inside scoop from reporters and author Gerald Van Dusen about the Birwood wall, a wall with a particularly racially-charged past, and what it means to Detroiters eight decades later as its still standing.Read More
Author: AnnMarie Chamberlain
Jan 13, 2022
As the United States and Michigan continue to face some of the highest COVID-19 case counts with the Omicron variant since the start of the pandemic, the long-term effects of the virus for many who have already contracted it is still relatively unknown. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota connects with experts from Henry Ford Health System, The University of Michigan, and the Detroit Medical Center, along with patients still trying to shake the illness themselves, about the ways people’s bodies are still being ailed by COVID-19.Read More
Jan 3, 2022
One Detroit’s Christy McDonald checks in with Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey about the organizations 30 years of growth, and upcoming celebration. We take a look inside the TRIPTYCH: Stronger Together exhibit at the Irwin House Gallery in Detroit, and talk with the artists’ about the meanings behind their work. Plus, hear how Detroit’s punk scene got started in the late 70s with some help from Detroit punk band Cinecyde.Read More
Dec 30, 2021
One Detroit’s Bill Kubota takes a tour of Meijer’s new Rivertown Market in Detroit, and talks with a few of the local producers featured there. Anchor Christy McDonald talks with teachers about the ongoing shortages and other impacts to their classrooms from the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, associate producer Will Glover gets the scoop from BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman about why Detroit is seeing a rise in gun owners.Read More
Nov 30, 2021
By Tyronda James & Adria R. Walker Minority Reporter & Democrat and Chronicle This story...Read More
Nov 29, 2021
By Deanna Dewberry “This story was produced through the New York & Michigan Solutions...Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Overtaxed Detroiters expect to be repaidby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Despite rising home prices and stabilizing taxable property values, Detroiters who lost homes to tax foreclosure – or who have struggled to pay – say they still want reparations for past overassesments.
- Here’s what police plan to do about surge in Detroit sexual assaultsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit saw a surge in sexual assault cases during the pandemic, and police expect the number to continue to increase as they ask more survivors to come forward. Police are also allocating more resources to the Special Victims Units and improving outreach to the community, but some say more needs to be done.
- New Detroit City Council members outline their prioritiesby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit voters flipped the City Council in November, placing six new members on the nine-person council. Every member took an oath to serve the people of Detroit for the next four years, but what can Detroiters actually expect, based on the councilmembers’ actions so far?
- Detroit’s youth soccer league is back and bigger than everby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
The City of Detroit is looking for coaches and youth to join their spring soccer league. Registration for players began this week.
- Black, Brown women lead Detroit’s child care industry. They need investors.by Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit’s child care industry is in crisis. There aren’t enough providers to meet the needs of Detroit families who could help ease the city’s labor shortage. But is help on the way?
- A look at Justice Stephen Breyer's career and opinions on the bench
New reports Wednesday indicate Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, raising questions about his replacement. President Joe Biden said he will wait for Breyer's formal announcement. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cited the president's past words, indicating a desire to appoint America's first Black woman to the court. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it's too soon to comment.
- News Wrap: U.N. sounds alarm over Afghan economy, says country has become a 'frozen hell'
In our news wrap Wednesday, the secretary general of the United Nations sounded a dire warning about Afghanistan. The Federal Reserve is ready to ratchet up interest rates in a bid to beat back inflation. The city of San Jose, California, has adopted the nation's first law to make gun owners carry liability insurance.
- The Fed aims to clamp down on inflation with rate hikes. Will it work?
The Federal Reserve is shifting its approach to the economy and monetary policy. It's a major change after holding interest rates at near zero levels. Given the pandemic, it's not without its own risks. But the Fed chairman said the state of the economy required changing course. Lisa Desjardins begins the report, with more from Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal.