The annual Mackinac Policy Conference returns May 31–June 3, 2022, bringing together business, community and policy leaders to collaborate on some of the biggest issues facing Michigan.Read More
Author: Madison Wood
Detroit Mayor Duggan to Highlight Upcoming Vincent Chin 40th Event and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Apr 29, 2022
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joins Asian American community leaders for a news conference to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to announce plans for the Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication in Detroit’s historic Chinatown.Read More
Apr 14, 2022
A special conversation with journalist Elena Milashina, video journalist/filmmaker Simon Ostrovsky, and professor of history/political science at U-M Ronald Suny, regarding the conflict in Ukraine.Read More
Policy Talks @ Ford School | ‘Protecting Democracy: Common Ground for the Greater Good’ with Reps Debbie Dingell and Liz Cheney
Apr 3, 2022
Join us for a special conversation with U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Liz Cheney (R-WY), “Common Ground for the Greater Good” with Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr to discuss the role of public service and collaboration beyond party lines to protect democracy under threat.Read More
Mar 24, 2022
Detroit Public Schools Community District Assistant Superintendent Alycia Meriweather updates parents and families on the districts conversations around virtual versus in-person learning for its students. Dr. Eric McGrath, MD of Infectious Disease and Prevention at Wayne Pediatrics, Inc. shares more information about the COVID-19 Omicron variant that continues to spread rapidly, Plus, special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters, who shares what he’s been working on in Washington D.C. in regards to the nation’s federal response to COVID-19.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Electric buses start rolling in Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The four buses are expected to be used on DDOT routes throughout the city and won’t result in higher fares for riders.
- Lawsuit could revoke measures to create equity in recreational pot marketby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s recreational marijuana ordinance was shaped to carve out ownership in the pot market for Black and Brown residents but a new lawsuit could unravel that effort.
- Detroiters say housing, public transit options in short supply at first BridgeDetroit town hallby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit and Detroit is Different held the first of eight community town halls to gather input from residents about the issues they face in northwest Detroit. The information will be used to shape reporting.
- Asphalt plant still can’t be built in Detroit because of pollution worriesby Jena Brooker and Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Grandmont-Rosedale residents came together to oppose an asphalt plant in their residential community – again.
- Detroit cops to deploy more cameras to ID vehiclesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The technology will enable crime center analysts to search by geographic area and by the make, model and body style of vehicles as well as the presence of racks or bumper stickers and vehicle history.
- News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5
In our news wrap Monday, Pfizer says three small doses of its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5, the U.S. surgeon general warned of burnout and staffing shortages among health care workers, the first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes during the conflict in Ukraine was sentenced to life in prison, and the number of refugees globally crossed the 100-million mark.
- Biden vows to intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan
President Biden's statement that the U.S. would defend Taiwan from an attack from China triggered a sharp response from Beijing. It also raises questions about whether this is changing U.S. policy and making a new commitment to Taiwan. Ivan Kanapathy, director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia on the National Security Council staff during the Trump administration, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss.
- 2022 Arkansas Primary Election Results
Arkansas' election results and maps for the 2022 midterm primary elections