Detroit radio fans likely know the name Dick Purtan, the Detroit radio legend and community philanthropist known for his whimsical mix of radio satire, one-liners and deadpan jokes, but do you know how the Detroit radio legend made his way to the Motor City? A new episode of Detroit Public Television’s “Detroit Remember When” documentary series looks at Purtan’s road to notoriety in Detroit.Read More
Author: Jonathan Shead
Sep 22, 2022
From Twitter to Instagram and now TikTok, social media use by teens is widespread. What impact is it having on their mental health? One Detroit summer intern Zion Williams talks with three of her high school friends, as well as mental health experts across Michigan, about how social media can effect teens’ developing minds and how parents can monitor their children’s wellbeing and online habits.Read More
9/22/22: One Detroit – Detroit Public Theatre, Michigan’s Holocaust History, Teen Mental Health, Women in the Workforce
Sep 22, 2022
The Detroit Public Theatre moves to a new, permanent location. One Detroit intern Zion Williams examines the effects of social media on teens’ mental health. Detroit Public TV and the Zekelman Holocaust Center explore a Michigan perspective of the Holocaust with Jewish and interfaith community leaders. Plus, a look at how Michigan’s childcare challenges have impacted women in the workforce.Read More
Michigan’s Childcare Challenges Have Displaced Women From the Workforce. Will New Legislation Help Them Return?
Sep 22, 2022
All across Michigan, a shortage of childcare availability and rising childcare costs have persisted, and women in the workforce have been disproportionately affected. One Detroit’s Future of Work virtual town hall, “Women in the Workforce,” explores the decline of women in the workforce, the impact of childcare, and new legislation that may help them return to work.Read More
Sep 22, 2022
Following a three-year, $5 million capital campaign, the Detroit Public Theatre has moved into a new home in Detroit, which features a 200-seat black box theatre, a welcoming lobby, bar, drama bookshop and library, rehearsal studio, and more. One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with the theatre’s co-founders and co-artistic directors about the move and performances coming up.Read More
9/20/22: American Black Journal – Detroit Black Film Festival, Black Reading Month, Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts Tribute
Sep 20, 2022
The 3rd annual Detroit Black Film Festival returns Sept. 21, featuring 86 films by Black independent filmmakers. September is Black Reading Month encourages people to read books, magazines and journals by Black writers. Plus, a tribute to renowned Detroit artist Aaron Ibn Pori Potts, who passed away at age 80.Read More
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Black liquor companies face barriers in access to capital, navigating an industry dominated by white men, and learning the legal aspects of distribution.
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BridgeDetroit’s Bryce Huffman took the Mack Avenue bus along with District 4 Councilwoman Latisha Johnson to get rider feedback on DDOT’s biggest challenges.
- Starting pay for Detroit police officers to rise by $10K under tentative dealby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s police force set to get significant raises, boost in starting pay under a set of tentative contracts headed to union members.
- Here’s what Detroit’s police chief is doing in the neighborhoodsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Police Chief James White is walking a mile in city communities each week. Listen to find out where and why.
- Detroit has plenty of land. Do residents have equal access?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Discussions are ramping up over strategies to best serve Detroit and ensure long-time residents have a stake in ownership, vision for vacant land.
- Solid U.S. hiring in September could mean more big Fed hikes
America's employers slowed their hiring in September but still added 263,000 jobs, a solid figure that will likely keep the Federal Reserve on pace to keep raising interest rates aggressively to fight persistently high inflation. Hiring fell from 315,000 in August, marking the weakest gain since April 2021.
- Death toll rises to 11 after Russian missiles hit Ukrainian city apartments
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- South Korea, U.S. warships start new drills after North Korea missile launch
The nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has begun a new round of naval drills with South Korean warships.