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Author: Lea Vigi

Michigan Attorney General race on PBS Newshour

One Detroit contributed to PBS NewsHour Wednesday, Oct. 31 on the Attorney General’s race in Michigan. The office of State Attorney General is playing an increasingly important  role in national politics. 

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One Detroit Clip: Vernor Businesses

Nolan Finley goes on a walking tour of the many thriving ethnic small businesses along Vernor Highway in Dearborn for a look at how many Arab American immigrants are going after the American Dream.

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Michigan Senatorial Debate Oct. 15

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and businessman John James will debate on Oct. 15 at a Detroit Economic Club meeting. Detroit Public Television will live stream the debate at dptv.org/onedetroit Monday, October 15th at 12:35pm ET.

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Michigan Gubernatorial Debate – Whitmer, Schuette

With less than a month until voters go to the polls, Michigan gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette will debate tonight, October 12, at 7pm ET at WOOD TV8’s Grand Rapids studio. Watch it now on-demand.

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  • GOP gears up for a speedy confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

    President Trump officially announced Amy Coney Barrett as his SCOTUS nominee on Saturday. With just 38 days left for the election, the confirmation process is expected to be short and fast. Jami Floyd, legal analyst and senior editor of WNYC's new law and justice unit, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the political and legal impact of this Barrett's nomination.

  • In rural Massachusetts, racial injustice persists despite big BLM turnout

    This summer, thousands of residents showed up for the Black Lives Matter protests in Great Barrington, Massachusetts -- a small town of less than 7,000 people. NewsHour Weekend's Zachary Green, who grew up there, reports on how Black people in the progressive town are still facing racial discrimination.

  • Will Gulf Coast hurricane season impact this year's vote?

    Climate justice organization 350.0rg is hosting an online forum on Wednesday called "Stronger than Storms," where leaders from U.S. communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis will share their experiences. One organization participating in the forum is the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy based out of Sidell, Louisiana. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with the center's founder, climate activist and Obama Foundation Fellow, Colette Pichon Battle, about civic engagement in the face of hurricane season.