Author: Lea Vigi

1/24/22: One Detroit – Albert Kahn, Heidelberg Project, Pandemic Performances, African Drumming

Transport back in time to before Detroit was known as the motor city to learn about the lasting legacy architect Albert Kahn left in Detroit after crafting the Highland Park Ford plant, the Fisher Building and more. Then, One Detroit’s Will Glover catches up with the Heidelberg Project, a three-decade long arts project in east Detroit, to hear how the organization continues to fare during COVID. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter shares how performances have changed since the pandemic began, and the importance of art in the human experience. Plus, we end the episode with a special Detroit Performs: Live From Maygrove performance of “Could You Love Me” by local folk artist Matt Watroba.

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The Highway Toll on People of Color

One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, takes a look at why Detroit’s highways are a relic of structural racism, what that means, and what we can do to reckon with the past

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12/23/21: One Detroit – Wigilia, Mochitsuki, Northern Lights Photography

As we enter into the holiday season, the One Detroit team takes a look at holiday traditions from around the globe including Wigilia, a Polish Christmas Eve dinner celebration, and Mochitsuki, a New Year’s celebration involving pounding rice into round cakes. Plus viewers will get a glimpse into the northern lights along Lake Superior and learn why Michigan is one of the best places in the lower 48 states to view them.

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