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Category: Election

Detroit residents asked to weigh in on new election district maps proposed by redistricting commission

Detroit residents are being asked to weigh in on proposed new election district maps. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings Feb. 21 and 22 in Detroit for residents to provide input on the redrawing of boundaries for seven Michigan House districts. One Detroit contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson discussed the redistricting process.

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Confusion at the polls: ProPublica reporters research solutions to fixing America’s voting system

One in five American adults struggles to read and write at an elementary level, so when it comes to citizens’ ability to register to vote and read a ballot, how do those with low literacy skills fare in the process? One Detroit producer WIll Glover sits down with ProPublica reporters Annie Waldman and Aliyya Swaby who recently explored the confusion and complexity behind America’s election process, how it impacts voters and what states can do to make the process more accessible.

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Absentee or in person: Michigan voters react to key issues, races in the midterm election

Where do Michigan voters stand on key issues ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm election? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota teamed up with Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Chief Paul Egan to talk with voters from across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about who they’ll cast their ballots for and where they land on the key issues like absentee voting, the economy and abortion.

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Behind the ballot box: Detroit election inspectors receive training ahead of 2022 midterms

New plans for how Detroit will verify votes during the Aug. 2 primary election will include more stringent protocols on the number of challengers present as election inspectors count and verify ballots. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota teams up with the Detroit Free Press for a visit to one of Detroit’s election inspector trainings for a look at what goes on behind the scenes of elections and what election workers are required to know to preserve the democratic process.

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Fred Upton Shares His Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley sat down with United States  Congressman Fred Upton to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. Upton shares an eyewitness account of the insurrection, expresses his thoughts about the state of our democracy, and discusses whether he thinks the Capitol riot has affected our democracy’s trajectory.

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Brenda Lawrence Shares her Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson sat down with United States Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. She also shares her thoughts on the divisive protests at the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, and how the two events are connected.

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Where Does Democracy Stand One Year After an Insurrection?

One Detroit Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a roundtable discussion with contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley on the state of our nation’s democracy. Plus, Stephen and Nolan speak with Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Congressman Fred Upton, respectively, about being at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. The congress members address the attacks, express their feelings about the state of our democracy, and discuss how the attacks have affected our democracy’s trajectory.

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Recounting Election Night 2020: Trouble at TCF Center

It was an unprecedented scene in American history. As news coverage across the nation turned its focus to the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, weary poll workers counted votes under stress while angry protestors pounded on the glass windows of the city’s major convention center. Detroit Free Press reporters and video journalists take us inside the TCF Center on election night to provide unparalleled coverage of our democracy on the verge of chaos.

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Election Aftermath: An Analysis of Misinformation, Media Trust and our Democracy

One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sits down with Detroit Free Press Vice President and editor Peter Bhatia as well as University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy Dean Michael Barr to discuss the rampant spread of misinformation around the 2020 election, the attacks to our democracy we saw at the TCF Center and U.S. Capitol, and the importance of having trustworthy media and more citizen involvement to sustain a healthy democracy.

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Fixing the Districts

One Detroit finds out how we’ll lose a seat in Congress this next election cycle and how district lines might be redrawn.

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Michigan Senate Race: Down to the Wire

One Detroit contributors, Stephen Henderson from American Black Journal, and Nolan Finley from The Detroit News talk about the Gary Peters / John James Michigan Senate race.

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Black Voices Change Lives

Stephen Henderson talks with the President of the Detroit NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony, about the importance of this year’s election to the African American community.

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Know your voting rights

Still have questions about voting in-person or via absentee ballot? One Detroit talks with ACLU Voting Rights Strategist, Sharon Dolente, and Heaster Wheeler, Asst. Secretary of State for MI, about what voters should know about making their ballot count in the November 3rd 2020 Election.

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Restoring Civility to Our Campaign Conversations

One Detroit contributors, Nolan Finley of The Detroit News and Stephen Henderson of “American Black Journal” talk about what civility really means when it comes to discussions about politics in an intensely polarized time.

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Headlines and The Michigan Primary: An in-depth look

Christy, Nolan and Stephen talk about the potential impact of the Coronavirus here in Michigan and across the country. Plus they an in-depth look at the Michigan Primary results and the presidential race that’s shaping up for November.

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Michigan 2020

Nolan and Stephen offer their predictions on some of the biggest issues in Michigan in 2020, including the Governor’s efforts to get funding to fix the state’s roads and this year’s Census count.

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Election 2020: Macomb County

One Detroit kicks off Detroit Public Television’s Election 2020 coverage with a special report from our first community conversation in the city of Warren. Plus, Christy, Stephen and Nolan talk about the significance of Macomb County in next year’s election and what we can expect to happen in Michigan leading up to the March primary.

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One on One with David Coulter

Christy meets up with new Oakland County Executive David Coulter at one of his town halls to talk about his priorities for the county, the legacy left by the late L. Brooks Patterson, and perceptions of Oakland County.

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8/1/19: One Detroit – Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit

Stephen and Nolan are joined by two in-studio roundtable guests: Kim Trent of the WSU Board of Governors and Compass Strategies and Howard Edelson of The Edelson Group. They discuss the Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit — the winners and losers, the topics, and the impact on Detroit and Michigan.

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NAACP Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum

Several of the 2020 presidential candidates give African American voters their solutions to critical issues affecting communities of color. We’ll have a report from the candidates’ forum at the NAACP National Convention in Detroit.

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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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6/13/19: One Detroit – Headlines / Hydroponics / Census 2020

Christy, Nolan and Stephen talk about some of the week’s biggest headlines, including the Detroit Police Department’s handling of a disruption by a neo-Nazi group during the Motor City Pride LGBTQ weekend celebration. The team also discusses the controversy over the possible closing of Benton Harbor’s only high school, which would send 700 students to neighboring districts.

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DEC: A Conversation with Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, streamed live from the MotorCity Casino Hotel by Detroit Public TV on Monday, June 10 at 12:30pm ET.

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5/5/19: American Black Journal – Judge Damon Keith / African American Art / Focus: HOPE

We’ll remember federal judge and civil rights champion, the Hon. Damon Keith, when he sat down with Stephen in 2014 for a rare one-on-one interview. Plus, internationally acclaimed artist Charles Bibbs talks about his unique work and the impact of African American art. And, Focus: HOPE is recruiting Detroiters for its free job training program. We’ll find out what it takes to enroll and the types of job opportunities it can lead to.

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Crusader for Justice: Judge Damon Keith

Detroit’s own civil rights icon, federal judge Damon Keith, passed away this weekend. He was 96. One Detroit contributor, Stephen Henderson sat down with Judge Damon Keith in 2014 for an in-depth interview on his career, his life, and his biography, “Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith”.

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3/14/19: One Detroit – Juan Gonzalez DACA Update / Governor’s Education Budget / Detroit Charter Commission / Marlowe Johnson

In this follow-up One Detroit report, we meet up again with Juan Gonzalez, a DACA recipient and vocal advocate for a permanent plan that would allow “dreamers” to remain in the United States. Juan talks about the uncertainty he has faced over the past year as the immigration issue and the DACA status of thousands continue to be debated in Congress.

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In Tribute to Rep. John Dingell

We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Rep. John Dingell, who served his community and his country faithfully for nearly 60 years.
He was the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history and one of its most powerful chairs, who helped to draft and enact some of the most important legislation in the past century.

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Michigan Inauguration 2019

Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in as Michigan’s 49th governor on January 1, 2019. Detroit Public Television provided a live feed of the swearing in ceremony from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Rick Snyder: The Exit Interview

Friday, November 9, from 12:10-1pm ET, watch live Governor Rick Snyder’s remarks as he prepares to step down as Michigan’s Governor in an Exit Interview with the Detroit Economic Club at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

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One Detroit | Arab American Voters

One Detroit associate producer, Will Glover, sat down with Hassan Khalifeh from the Arab American News at the Qahwah house in Dearborn to talk about the thoughts and feelings of Arab American voters as the mid-term approaches

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11/4/18: American Black Journal – Wayne State University 150th Anniversary / Disability Network/ Goodwill of Greater Detroit

On the next American Black Journal, Detroit’s Wayne State University is celebrating a major milestone as it welcomes a huge, new financial gift from a married couple who are former WSU students. Plus, people with disabilities, senior citizens and veterans work to make sure political candidates hear their concerns this election year. And, the CEO of Goodwill Industries talks with Stephen about how his organization is preparing Detroiters for the workforce.

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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 | Women Candidates

In this election cycle, 10 women are running for the 14 congressional seats in Michigan. In this One Detroit report, Christy McDonald takes a look at the difference women are making in races around the state.

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The Detroit Journalism Cooperative Interviews Gretchen Whitmer

This week, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Gretchen Whitmer, for an in-depth, hour long interview with a panel of its reporters from WDET 101.9FM, Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Magazine, Michigan Radio, and Detroit Public Television.

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One Detroit | Public Charge Rule

A proposed change to the “public charge” rule in the Department of Homeland Security has immigration advocates concerned about its impact on legal immigrants and their families. Christy gets the perspective of an advocacy and community engagement expert from ACCESS, a non-profit created to assist the Arab immigrant population.

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The Detroit Journalism Cooperative Interviews Bill Schuette

Recently, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down with Republican candidate, Attorney General Bill Schuette, for an in-depth, hour long interview with a panel of its reporters from WDET, Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Magazine, Michigan Radio, and Detroit Public Television. The DJC reporters asked AG Schuette about his stances on issues including, but not limited to education, the economy, the environment, and social issues.

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Secretary of State Candidate Debate – Off the Record

Watch Off the Record’s live debate with Secretary of State candidates Democrat Jocelyn Benson and Republican Mary Treder Lang. 

Moderated by Off the Record anchor and producer Tim Skubick and will follow a no-rules format, with no opening statement and a one-minute closing statement.

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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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Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives Panel

The panel looked at two initiatives on the November 2018 ballot: the Voters Not Politicians initiative to reform redistricting (Proposal 2), and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voting and registration opportunities.

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