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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Detroit Public TV and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy are partnering on a series of four crucial discussions with key newsmakers, news reporters and public officials on issues relating to the vote.

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Roxane Gay Reading & Discussion

The Marygrove Conservancy proudly presented feminist cultural critic Roxane Gay as the thirty-second guest in the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

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Freep Film Festival Goes Virtual, Dec 2-6

From Dec. 2-6, the Freep Film Festival is hosting online screenings of movies about Detroit hardcore punk, NFL cheerleaders, restaurant workers, Flint rap and the controversy over facial-recognition technology.

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WATCH NOW – Racism: The Real Public Health Crisis

Systemic racism has led to lead poisoning, air pollution and other factors risking the health of people of color. A recent virtual event focused on this crucial issue, featuring a presentation by Dr. Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health.

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John Lewis Remembered

Keeping the community curious, engaged, and connected, the entire University of Michigan Penny Stamps Speaker Series video archive is now available to stream on Detroit Public Television.

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Stars line up for Artists Relief Telethon

Join Mitch Albom and Rochelle Riley 4/30 at 7pm ET as they host the Artists Relief Telethon featuring Big Sean, Jeff Daniels, Morgan Fairchild, Alonzo Bodden and Hill Harper, among other Detroit-lovers who will honor local artists.

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Have You Seen Her?

Church of the Messiah and Let’s Have Girl Talk Mentoring Program teamed up to take a stand against the predators, educate the community and protect our children with an event entitled, “When Sex Sells: The Truth about Human Trafficking.”

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Wallace House Presents “The 1619 Project”

With The 1619 Project, The New York Times is prompting conversation and debate about the legacy of slavery and its influence over American society and culture. Wallace House Presents the project’s creator, New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, in conversation with Rochelle Riley January 28.

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WATCH NOW: 2020 Michigan Economic Outlook

The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with Grant Thornton Chief Economist, Diane Swonk, and Jeff Donofrio, Director of Michigan’s Labor and Economic Opportunity Department. It will be streamed live from the MotorCity Casino Hotel by Detroit Public TV on Tuesday, January 7 from 12:30-1:30pm ET.

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One Detroit: Our commitment to you

In One Detroit – Detroit Public TV’s news and public affairs operation — we have created a new model for covering the city, which we believe is unlike the approach of any other news organization in Detroit – or perhaps any other city. We don’t merely report the news; we reveal life as its 4 million residents know it, through intensive and ongoing community engagement.

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College Behind Bars airing on Detroit Public TV Nov 25-26

A four-part documentary film series, executive produced by Ken Burns, tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States.

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Watch Now: Championing the American Middle Class

The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with CEO and President of Flex-N-Gate, Shahid Khan. It will be streamed live from the Masonic Temple by Detroit Public TV on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30pm ET.

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From PBS NewsHour: Healing Flint

After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies.

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DEC – Congressional Representative Update

The Detroit Economic Club presented a conversation with the Honorable Debbie Dingell and the Honorable Fred Upton streamed live from the TCF Center by Detroit Public TV on Wednesday, October 2.

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DEC: A Conversation with Vice President Pence

The Detroit Economic Club presented a conversation with Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence streamed live from MotorCity Casino Hotel by Detroit Public TV on Monday, August 19.

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The Marching Orders

The Islandview community sets an ambitious goal to usher in gun safety through collaboration, partnerships and policy.

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Silence the Violence

A special One Detroit report on efforts in the eastside Detroit Islandview neighborhood to put an end to crime and violence in the city, which includes a weekend march called “Silence the Violence.”

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Southwest Detroit Residents React to ICE Raids

At a recent community meeting in the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, the One Detroit team, along with our partners at CDAD (Community Development Advocates of Detroit), got to hear about the real issues the Southwest Detroit community is facing. Watch this excerpt of their conversation as they respond to the Trump administration’s proposed ICE raids on immigrant communities.

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