Author: Jonathan Shead

Detroit Symphony Orchestra partners with Kadima Mental Health Services to offer music therapy 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has partnered with Kadima, a mental health services center, to teach group music classes where clients learn beginner and intermediate music skills, and their favorite songs. One Detroit Arts & Culture Producer Sarah Smith takes viewers behind the scenes of the center’s music therapy classes with the DSO for a look at the benefits of music therapy. 

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10/10/22: One Detroit Arts & Culture – Detroit Bass Day, Kadima Music Therapy, African World Festival

Bassists gather at the Motown Museum for the 9th annual Detroit Bass Day to play the iconic bass line from “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” The Detroit Symphony Orchestra pairs up with the Kadima Center to offer music therapy classes that heal the soul. And, the 39th annual African World Festival returns to the location where it started: Hart Plaza. Plus, a preview of Detroit Performs season 12 with a performance by JunesFlow.

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One Detroit Town Hall | A Comprehensive Conversation With DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti

What does the future hold for Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) under Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s leadership? Dr. Vitti joins One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson for a wide-ranging conversation at the School at Marygrove about the district’s COVID-19 recovery, increased absenteeism, new investments in school buildings, and other advancements coming in the district’s future.

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Soldier Shortage: Youth obesity, academic outcomes, labor deficits affecting U.S. Army recruitment

Issues of increasing childhood obesity rates, a decline in educational outcomes, and shortages across the national labor market have caused sharp decreases in the number of new soldiers the U.S. Army has recruited and onboarded. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks with senior producer Bill Kubota about the impact of low military recruitment numbers, as well as the military’s investments to attract more youth to serve. Plus, Kubota hears what community stakeholders took away from the conversation.

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10/06/22: One Detroit – Army Recruitment Shortage, Joe Louis Greenway, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks about the Army’s soldier shortage and possible solutions. The City of Detroit has announced a two-year planning study seeking residents’ feedback on the Joe Louis Greenway project. A conversation with “Making Black America” producer and director Stacey Holman. Plus, Ozzie Rivera reflects on his lifelong passion for Puerto Rican music and culture.

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