Category: Mackinac Policy Conference
6/01/23: One Detroit Special Episode – The 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference: Key conversations from the island
Jun 2, 2023
One Detroit shares key conversations from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference and explores how this year’s theme, “The Power of &,” can move Michigan forward through partnership and collaborative efforts. This episode features Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Mark Cuban, Bill Ford, Richard Florida, Dr. Nikolai Vitti and more.Read More
May 24, 2023
The annual Mackinac Policy Conference returns May 30–June 1, 2023, bringing together business, community and policy leaders to collaborate on some of the biggest issues facing Michigan.Read More
Jun 24, 2022
“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson moderates conversation at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James White about violence, crime and policing in Detroit.Read More
Jun 10, 2022
Some of Michigan’s top business leaders gathered together to answer these questions about making Michigan more competitive and how exactly the state should do it at the Detroit Regional Chambers 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference.Read More
Jun 1, 2022
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said he did not know a towing contractor was working with the FBI as a confidential informant when he shared the FBI informant’s identity with city officials.Read More
Dec 10, 2021
Christy McDonald, the longtime anchor and managing editor of “One Detroit,” has announced her intention to leave that position in mid-January, in order to devote more time to expanding her career pursuits. McDonald created and transformed “One Detroit” into a leading model of local journalism, shot mainly on location and deeply rooted in the diverse communities of Metro Detroit.Read More
May 28, 2020
The Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Public TV shared some of the most memorable Mackinac Policy Conference moments.Read More
News From Around Detroit
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Artwork from current and former inmates is on display through Sunday in the Free Your Mind: Art and Incarceration in Michigan exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- With a new director coming soon, what’s the state of DDOT?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
- Metro Detroit students start new school year with familiar challenges, fresh solutionsby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The 2023-24 year marks the fourth full school year since the pandemic started, and offers the state’s public schools an opportunity to recalibrate academic recovery programs, tackle mental health issues, and address longstanding problems.
- New school year and new challenges on the first day of school in metro Detroitby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Orlando Bailey and Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
As the new school year begins in Detroit Public Schools Community District and others across Michigan, students face familiar challenges — with the promise of fresh solutions.
- Eastside Community Network regroups after center rammed by pickup truckby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Benjamin Noah Weinstein, a 42-year-old white Detroiter, is charged with six felonies in connection with the Aug. 19 incident that damaged the longtime community center with a predominately Black membership
- Kevin McCarthy is out as speaker of the House. What happens next?
The House of Representatives has entered uncharted territory after a last-ditch, right-wing effort to remove fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the speakership succeeded.
- What led to the collapse of McCarthy's speakership and what's next for the House
For the first time in this nation's history, the House of Representatives formally ousted its speaker. A handful of hard-right Republicans and every Democrat voted together to remove the gavel from Speaker Kevin McCarthy's hand. The move came nine months to the day since McCarthy lost his first vote to become speaker. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.
- News Wrap: Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to federal gun charges
In our news wrap Tuesday, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he lied about drug use when he bought a handgun in 2018, a state judge in New York imposed a limited gag order on former President Trump at his civil trial for alleged business fraud and President Biden sought to reassure allied leaders today about the U.S. commitment to Ukraine.