Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a discussion between contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley about the trajectory of Michigan’s politics in 2022. One Detroit’s Will Glover gets an update on the Michigan Redistricting Commission’s new maps. Producer Bill Kubota looks at the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on patients still ailing from the virus months after contracting it, and the medical research being done. Plus, a celebration of Christy’s work at DPTV for the past 10 years.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- New Detroit City Council members outline their prioritiesby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit voters flipped the City Council in November, placing six new members on the nine-person council. Every member took an oath to serve the people of Detroit for the next four years, but what can Detroiters actually expect, based on the councilmembers’ actions so far?
- Detroit’s youth soccer league is back and bigger than everby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
The City of Detroit is looking for coaches and youth to join their spring soccer league. Registration for players began this week.
- Black, Brown women lead Detroit’s child care industry. They need investors.by Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit’s child care industry is in crisis. There aren’t enough providers to meet the needs of Detroit families who could help ease the city’s labor shortage. But is help on the way?
- How do Detroiters REALLY feel about bike lanes?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
When bike lanes were installed in Detroit, reviews were mixed. More than five years later, residents have a new set of concerns and critiques.
- What to expect from Detroit’s new reparations taskforceby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit voters approved the creation of a reparations taskforce in November. BridgeDetroit spoke with longtime community development expert and reparations supporter Lauren Hood to learn what the taskforce will mean for Detroiters.
- Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?
Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs.
- News Wrap: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, three other Trump allies
In our news wrap Tuesday, a congressional committee subpoenaed former Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani in the Jan. 6 investigation. A federal judge approved a debt restructuring plan that ends Puerto Rico's struggle to emerge from bankruptcy. Warnings flew back and forth between Russia and NATO powers over Ukraine. Verizon and AT&T agreed to delay activating 5G cell towers near major U.S. airports.
- It's time to rethink America's pandemic strategy, experts say. Here's what they recommend
COVID-19 cases are surging in many parts of the country with nearly 800,000 new cases a day. Hospitalizations and deaths are up significantly compared to two weeks ago. There are close to 140,000 people currently admitted to a hospital with confirmed COVID, and the country is reporting more than 1,700 deaths a day. We look into growing calls to alter the country's pandemic response strategy.