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Category: MiWeek

7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence

MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.

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7/19/18: Mich. Gubernatorial Primary / Howe Bridge / Islandview

Today the Detroit Journalism Cooperative posted interviews of the candidates. Check out the full interviews at MiWeek.org.
The MiWeek team discusses last-minute sparring and political attacks. Plus, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gordie Howe International Bridge took place this week, the MiWeek talks about the economic impact for Detroit and Windsor. And a special report from the Detroit neighborhood of Islandview– visit The Commons coffee shop and laundry mat.

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D.L.I.V.E. | Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday

D.L.I.V.E., a program at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital aimed at reducing gun violence in the city, gets national exposure in the L.A. Times. We take a look at a One Detroit report on the D.L.I.V.E. program, which stands for: DETROIT LIFE IS VALUABLE EVERYDAY.

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7/12/18: SCOTUS discussion / Anti-gerrymandering campaign / Auto Show

Trump makes his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court in wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, an anti-gerrymandering activists rally outside Deloitte’s Detroit office, the Detroit Auto Show is reportedly moving to June from January in 2020, plus, a program at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital aimed at reducing gun violence in the city, gets national exposure in the L.A. Times. Episode 709

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7/5/18: Role of Media in Elections

The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.

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6/14/18: The Future of Detroit’s Riverfront

Nolan and Stephen talk with Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Chair Matt Cullen about the Detroit Riverfront — the creation of the RiverWalk, what’s new, its economic impact on the city, how it falls into the bigger development picture in Detroit, and how it helps the perception of the city.

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6/7/18: State Legislative Agenda / Primary Polling / MeToo Movement / Detroit Design

Three leaders in the state legislature spoke with Stephen Henderson on his WDET radio show during the Mackinac Policy Conference. In this excerpt, they talk about pending legislation that will protect abuse survivors in light of the Larry Nassar MSU case and a bill that would force Michigan Medicaid recipients to work. And Nolan Finley caught up with Detroit News pollster Richard Czuba at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Mackinac Policy Conference Preview | MiWeek Clip

Christy caught up with Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah and 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Chair Ray Telang to find out more about this year’s conference themes.  The MiWeek team discuss the policy conference pillars and agenda.

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Christy talks Detroit Design with Olga Stella | MiWeek Clip

Detroit is the only city in the U.S. designated a Unesco City of Design. How does design make a difference for the people living in Detroit, and how does it influence economic growth? MiWeek’s Christy McDonald spoke with Design Core Detroit’s Olga Stella to find out.

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5/10/18: Regional Transit Plan / Design Core Detroit / Headlines

A One Detroit report looks at a new regional transit plan that is drawing both skepticism and support in southeast Michigan. The MiWeek team debates the plan’s pros and cons and talk about how some state lawmakers are pushing for communities to be able to opt out of the plan. Plus, Christy talks with Olga Stella, the head of Design Core Detroit, about the role of design industries in the city’s economy. Episode 702

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3/15/18: Michigan Divided / Carl Levin / Great Lakes

How divided are we in Michigan? A new documentary takes a hard look at where we stand. Nolan goes one on one with former senator Carl Levin about politics in DC. A bad interview with education secretary Betsy DeVos puts Michigan schools in the national spotlight. Keeping track of who is taking water out of the great lakes. Episode 646

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1/25/18: MSU & Nassar Case / State of the State

It’s all about Michigan this week- the state’s growth, priorities, and potential. Nolan goes one on one with Governor Snyder; and the missteps at Michigan State University during the Nassar case that led to a national uproar. So what’s next? Ep 639

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1/18/18: Auto Show / Jorge Garcia

The North American International Auto Show this week, plus Senator Gary Peters joins us. And the deportation story from Michigan that has caused a national outrage. Episode 638

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12/14/17: Alabama Senate Race / MSU & Sexual Abuse Case

The results of the Alabama senate race send a message to Michigan republicans. Plus, the growing pressure on Michigan State University over the Nasser sexual assault case. Also, coming up, a One Detroit in depth look at the new ordinance trying to protect the health of people who live in southwest Detroit. Episode 633

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12/7/17: Conyers Retirement / Bedrock Groundbreaking

Congressman John Conyers ends his historic career amid sexual harassment allegations, and the fierce jockeying for his job is on. Plus, a change in the Detroit skyline is on the way. And a One Detroit special report on the most polluted zip code in the state. Episode 632

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10/26/17: Detroit Mayoral Debate Analysis

Incumbent mayor Mike Duggan and challenger state senator Coleman Young II debated Wednesday night. This was Young’s chance with TV airtime to take swings at Duggan and make the case to voters that he has better solutions to fighting crime, neighborhood development, and service expansion. Episode 626

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