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Author: Cheryl Jones

Media Release 5/30/18 – DPTV launches “One Detroit”

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) announces today plans for a new weekly program reflecting the organization’s commitment to in-depth, contextual news coverage, rooted in greater Detroit. One Detroit will tell the authentic stories of our diverse communities during this pivotal period in the city’s history.

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Mackinac Policy Conference Preview | MiWeek Clip

Christy caught up with Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah and 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Chair Ray Telang to find out more about this year’s conference themes.  The MiWeek team discuss the policy conference pillars and agenda.

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Christy talks Detroit Design with Olga Stella | MiWeek Clip

Detroit is the only city in the U.S. designated a Unesco City of Design. How does design make a difference for the people living in Detroit, and how does it influence economic growth? MiWeek’s Christy McDonald spoke with Design Core Detroit’s Olga Stella to find out.

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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.