Author: AnnMarie Chamberlain

Ray Gray, One of Michigan’s Longest-Serving Inmates, is Free

It was May 25, 2021 when Ray Gray finally walked out of Muskegon Correctional Facility a free man, 48 years after he was sentenced for a murder conviction, though his family, friends and supporters still argue he’s innocent. Gray agreed to a no contest plea to end his nearly half-century behind bars. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota caught up with Gray to talk about his time in prison during the pandemic, how he’s re-adjusting to the outside world, and how he and others continue to fight for justice and his innocence. 

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COVID Long-Haulers: The People Still Suffering from the Virus

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.

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1/03/22: One Detroit – Interlochen Arts, TRIPTYCH Exhibit, Cinecyde,

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.

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12/30/21: One Detroit – Rivertown Market, Teacher Shortages, Detroiters Carrying Guns

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.

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  • Conservative Supreme Court majority strikes down ban on bump stocks

    The Supreme Court handed down a ruling with major implications for firearm regulations. In a 6-3 decision, the conservative majority found that the government exceeded its authority when it banned bump stocks. The gun accessory allows users to re-engage the trigger continuously, dramatically increasing the rate of fire. Amna Nawaz discussed more with News Hour Supreme Court analyst Marcia Coyle.

  • News Wrap: South Florida cleans up from flooding while bracing for more rain

    In our news wrap Friday, South Florida is hoping for a break from the rain after several days of downpours led to flash flooding, NATO defense ministers approved a plan to provide long-term aid and military training to Ukraine, Muslims started their annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Catholic Bishops apologized to Native American communities for their role in a history of trauma.

  • Phoenix police routinely used excessive force and violated civil rights, DOJ says

    A sweeping new report from the Justice Department reveals a pattern of racism and excessive force at the Phoenix Police Department. The three-year probe followed a series of high-profile incidents of misconduct and one of the highest rates of officer-involved shootings in the country. Amna Nawaz discussed more with Taylor Seely of the Arizona Republic.