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Caregivers on the Front Lines
These stories are produced through the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of news organizations and universities, including Detroit Public TV’s One Detroit, dedicated to reporting about successful responses to social problems. The collaborative’s first series, Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Lines, focuses on potential solutions to challenges facing individuals who take care of adults.
News From Around Detroit
- Why Detroit needs Juan Martinez’s whimsical art more than everby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Juan Martinez’s metal creations aim to spark random joy among strangers in Detroit.
- The toughest anti-gun movement in Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
No guns, just gloves: How a Detroiter is using boxing to combat gun violence.
- How cutting trees can raise Detroiters’ wagesby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
To create the first cohort of its kind in Detroit, DTE energy partnered with the City of Detroit and local nonprofit Focus: HOPE for a six-week job-training program for metro Detroiters who want good-paying careers as tree-trimmers. We spoke with the only Black woman to graduate from the first cohort about why she is getting into this new line of work.
- Detroiters eligible for free laptops, reduced internet billsby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
The City of Detroit has partnered with nonprofit Focus: HOPE and human-I-T to give 1,000 used laptops to low-income Detroiters in hopes of decreasing the city’s digital divide. Though a step in the right direction, the city’s Director of Digital Inclusion says more needs to be done to grant Detroiters access to the internet.
- Detroiters urged to weigh in on helping end gerrymanderingby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Michigan is expected to lose one congressional seat, so participation in redistricting meetings is “critical” for Detroiters to ensure they get adequate funding and representation.
- Understanding the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the fight for reconciliation
In Washington, President Joe Biden's push for a sweeping infrastructure bill took a giant step forward Thursday after months of arduous negotiations on the president's top legislative priority. After much back-and-forth with members of Congress, Biden announced bipartisan agreement on a $953 billion plan. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the agreement.
- Psaki defends new infrastructure deal: 'Compromise is not a dirty word'
President Joe Biden's infrastructure deal announced Thursday is a $953 billion plan that is the product of months of negotiation with Congress. But for many on the left, the bill does not go as far as they had hoped to tackle the country's infrastructure issues. For a view of the making of this deal from inside the West Wing, Judy Woodruff speaks with White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
- Bipartisan infrastructure deal shows 'America's leadership is back,' Sen. Warner says
President Joe Biden's infrastructure deal announced Thursday is a $953 billion plan that is the product of months of negotiation with Congress, including Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. Warner was one of 21 senators to negotiate the bipartisan plan announced Thursday, and was also at the day's White House meeting with the president. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the deal.