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Artificial intelligence’s impact on the workforce: A conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network

Artificial intelligence has entered the workforce, but the full implications on the labor market are yet to be seen. Early signs point to white collar jobs being the most impacted, according to a conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network. Workforce Intelligence Network Senior Economic Research Analyst Kevin Cranick talks with One Detroit Producer Will Glover about generative AI in the workforce.

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2024 Mackinac Policy Conference focuses on ‘Bridging the Future Together’ with collaboration across divides

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference is set to take place next week, May 28-31, bringing together business, policy and community leaders to discuss Michigan’s biggest issues. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Future Together.” One Detroit contributor Zoe Clark talks with Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah and this year’s conference chair Suzanne Shank.

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Detroit Public TV changes name to Detroit PBS, plans to return headquarters to the city

One Detroit Producer Will Glover talks with Detroit PBS President and CEO Rich Homberg and Detroit PBS CFO/COO Ollette Boyd about the excitement surrounding the TV station’s new name and new location in Detroit. They share their vision for the new headquarters and discuss plans to expand programming, foster partnerships with local organizations, and provide resources to underserved communities.

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62nd Annual Barristers’ Ball returns to Detroit, celebrates the legacy of Motown music

The Wolverine Bar Association hosts its 62nd annual Barristers’ Ball, a cornerstone event in Detroit’s African American legal community. This year’s theme is “Motown: Back Down Memory Lane.” Wolverine Bar Association President Diane Hutcherson and State Bar of Michigan Diversity Director Gregory Conyers talk with host Stephen Henderson about the event and diversity in the legal profession.

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Toronto transplant and Integral CEO Ashok Sivanand shares why Detroit became home for him and his business

Toronto transplant and Integral CEO Ashok Sivanand has chosen to call Detroit home. One Detroit contributor Zoe Clark sat down with Sivanand at the Detroit Policy Conference to talk about what drew him to work in the city and make Detroit his home. Sivanand talks with Clark about the sense of community he found in Detroit and the opportunities to grow as a member of the community.

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United Way for Southeastern Michigan awards latest round of Racial Equity Fund grants

United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) President & CEO Dr. Darienne Hudson shares details with guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes about the latest round of Racial Equity Fund recipients. The grants total $1 million and were awarded to BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations to help them address racial inequities in the region. Plus, they talk about the expansion of the fund into Washtenaw County.

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Black Box: a family-operated coffee shop and art gallery in Dearborn

Nestled on the vibrant corner of Monroe and Village Drive in Dearborn, Black Box Coffee stands as a testament to Michigan’s entrepreneurial spirit. The Alcodray family, who created Black Box, talk about the origin of the coffee shop and entrepreneurship in Michigan. Plus, they share steps for entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a small business.

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Detroit Economic Club hosts the 2024 Michigan Economic Outlook

Attracting businesses, talented workers and population are high priorities for Michigan, and the national competition is fierce. Join the Detroit Economic Club’s panel of speakers as they collectively discuss their attraction plans and provide their outlook on Michigan’s 2024 economy. Results of the 12th annual Michigan Economic Outlook Survey will also be shared.

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Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation fundraises to support Hurricane Fiona relief in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September, Southwest Detroit residents quickly came together at the weekly Fantazma Market, hosted by the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, to raise funds for disaster relief. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan took a visit to Fantazma Market’s Salsa Bachata night for an inside look at the weekly market turned fundraiser for Puerto Rico.

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Centrepolis Accelerator: Michigan’s only manufactured product incubator

What will it take to create a bright future for Michigan’s workforce and economy? One Detroit producer Will Glover sits down with Centrepolis Accelerator, Michigan’s only manufacturing product incubator, Executive Director and Founder Dan Radomski to learn more about the accelerator’s impact on Michigan’s business environment and economy.

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From newscasts to podcasts: Are consumers’ media diets changing?

As traditional media outlets like local newspapers and television stations make way for newer forms of news consumption through podcasts, online coverage and citizen reporters who document public meetings, are consumers’ media diets changing with the digital age? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota examines how journalists and news outlets are adapting to an evolving media diet.

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Detroit Chapter NABJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Yearlong Slate of Events

The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces a yearlong slate of events to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Guest Host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with anniversary co-chair and Chalkbeat Editor-in-Chief Nicole Avery Nichols about the events planned, NABJ’s history, and a scholarship program for youth.

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Keeping Commitments? The State of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Efforts in the Workplace

“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with The LEE Group President Mark S. Lee and Nikki Pardo, from Global Alliance Solutions, for a candid conversation on the state of DEI efforts in the workplace at corporations across America and the status of new Chief Diversity Officer positions that were created. Plus, Henderson examines the amount of resources that have been allocated to DEI efforts and how they compare to the commitments made two years prior.

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Michigan Redesigned: Developing Careers, Investments in the State’s Design Industry

Future of Work host Will Glover learns about the design jobs currently available in Michigan, the investments Michigan needs to create and build a design network that generates new jobs, and how to attract stakeholders, like garment manufacturers, reputable galleries and media partners, to Michigan to help bolster the state’s budding design industry from a panel of design industry experts.

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BridgeDetroit | People’s Food Co-op Rewrites Economics in Detroit Grocery Battle

The Detroit People’s Food Co-op will be part of the larger Detroit Food Commons, a Black-led community development complex on Woodward Avenue expected to include an incubator kitchen for culinary artists and food entrepreneurs, a West African and Detroit-centric healthy foods cafe and will have space for community meetings, events, lectures, films, and performances.

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2/14/2022: One Detroit – Fiddler on the Roof, Charles H. Wright, Velvet Peanut Butter & Aaron Lewys

The University of Michigan, University Musical School and The Philadelphia Orchestra team up to bring a unique ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ concert performance to the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Then, explore the life and legacy of Dr. Charles H. Wright, founder of the Museum of African American History. Plus, from “Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City,” viewers take a nostalgic trip back to learn about the rise and fall of the Velvet Peanut Butter company. In closing, singer/songwriter Aaron Lewys performs his song “Stop Wasting My Time” for Detroit Performs: Live From Marygrove.

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Future of Work | Have Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Progressed in the Workplace?

One Detroit contributor and American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson checks in with marketing consultant Mark S. Lee, president of The Lee Group, MI LLC, on where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are in the workplace. They explore the progress that’s been made in regards to DEI efforts and what’s still lacking nearly two years after the topic re-emerged into the mainstream, after George Floyd’s death.

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Art for Life’s Sake: Discussing Art’s Importance During the Pandemic with Deborah Rutter

Arts Engine Host and professor of Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Aaron Dworkin sits down with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter to talk about the ways the John F. Kennedy Center has pivoted, with its Couch Concerts and Arms Across America livestreams, to still provide artistic programming during the pandemic. Rutter shares her suggestions for how artists can continue to promote themselves and their work during tumultuous times, as well as her opinions on the responsibility of arts organizations to foster relationships with diverse audiences in their local community.

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Small businesses coping with challenges ahead of new year

Small Businesses across Michigan are facing challenges on many fronts. From navigating COVID-19 to inflation and workplace changes, some small businesses are struggling to survive. One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley talks with Michigan Small Business Association President Brian Calley about what these businesses are doing to cope with the challenges.

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A Breakthrough for Local Foods? Meijer’s Rivertown Market Goes Local

Grocery store shelf space can be tough to come by for local and regional food producers. Meijer’s latest Rivertown Market has made the search for food entrepreneurs easier by dedicating shelf space for their local products. Offering local food and produce may be the next big trend for grocery stores, but the question remains: how can these local food producers scale up, build their brand, and deliver to more stores? Bill Kubota checks in with these Detroit entrepreneurs and meets a few more.

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One Detroit: Hygrade Deli Extended Interview

Hygrade Deli on Michigan Avenue has been a staple of Corktown for many years. The current owner, Stuart Litt, sat down with Nolan Finley to speak on the historic highs and lows of owning a business in the city.

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Nikki, Ginger and the Tea

Nikki’s Ginger Tea is on the move as products line the shelves in Royal Oak at the new Meijer Woodward Corner Marketplace.

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2/2/20: American Black Journal – ACE Petroleum / Urban Alliance-Detroit

Stephen talks with the African-American businessman who made history by signing a multi-million dollar contract with the City of Detroit to provide fuel for the city’s fleet of vehicles. And, a national non-profit organization is putting young people to work and helping them learn how to become self-sufficient.

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PizzaPlex

A special One Detroit report on PizzaPlex in Southwest Detroit — a restaurant that serves up a unique business model along with its authentically certified Naples style pizza.

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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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12/29/19: American Black Journal – ABJ Roundtable

Our special roundtable guests take on some of the stories in 2019 that had a significant impact on African Americans. We’ll talk about President Trump’s impeachment, the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements, and the digital divide.

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A snapshot of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act

In November of 2018, a majority of Michiganders voted for the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, which allows for the use, cultivation, and sale of Marijuana products statewide. The act went into effect on December, 1st, 2019, much sooner than expected.
To find out the answers to the most common questions people have about this new marijuana regulation, One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, talked with Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Executive Director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, Andrew Brisbo.

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How the Homewreckers hit Detroit

Who benefited from the foreclosure crisis? Reveal reporter, Aaron Glantz, wanted to know. The details are in Glantz’s book, “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream”. He sat down for an interview with Sarah Alvarez of Outlier Media, who’s been covering the foreclosure crisis in Detroit.

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Better Made Potato Chips

One Detroit takes a look at the history of Better Made potato chips in this excerpt from Detroit Public TV’s “Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City” documentary.

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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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10/13/19: American Black Journal – Livernois Avenue Construction / Cliff Russell Tribute Dinner

Small business owners on Livernois Avenue in Detroit have been struggling to keep their doors open as they wait out a major streetscape construction project. Stephen talks with two business owners and City of Detroit executive Arthur Jemison about the impact and what the city is doing to assist the businesses. Plus, the late journalist and former Detroit Black Journal host Cliff Russell is being honored at a tribute dinner given by the Black Historic Sites Committee of the Detroit Historical Society. We’ll hear from Cliff’s family members and the hosts of the event.

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9/8/19: American Black Journal – The 1619 Project / Entertainment Social Justice

On the next American Black Journal, The New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” takes a comprehensive look at the start of slavery in America 400 years ago. Stephen talks with two of the initiative’s contributors about how the controversial project reframes U.S. history around the arrival of the first African slave ship in August of 1619.

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8/29/19: One Detroit – Livernois Construction / Water Levels / Women DJ’s

A One Detroit report focuses on the massive streetscape construction project that is hurting businesses along Livernois, the Avenue of Fashion. Plus, Christy talks with the co-owner of Baker’s Keyboard Lounge about how the construction is impacting his business and what the City of Detroit is doing in response to Livernois Avenue business owners’ concerns.

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