Host Stephen Henderson continues “The Black Church in Detroit” series with a look at the church’s support system for incarcerated men, women and their families. He hears more about the religious services being offered by the prison and jail ministries. Plus, American Black Journal producer AJ Walker visits a Detroit church that’s helping exonerated prisoners re-enter society after spending decades behind bars.Read More
Category: Community Update
Arts Engine Host and professor of Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Aaron Dworkin sits down with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter to talk about the ways the John F. Kennedy Center has pivoted, with its Couch Concerts and Arms Across America livestreams, to still provide artistic programming during the pandemic. Rutter shares her suggestions for how artists can continue to promote themselves and their work during tumultuous times, as well as her opinions on the responsibility of arts organizations to foster relationships with diverse audiences in their local community.Read More
Transport back in time to before Detroit was known as the motor city to learn about the lasting legacy architect Albert Kahn left in Detroit after crafting the Highland Park Ford plant, the Fisher Building and more. Then, One Detroit’s Will Glover catches up with the Heidelberg Project, a three-decade long arts project in east Detroit, to hear how the organization continues to fare during COVID. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter shares how performances have changed since the pandemic began, and the importance of art in the human experience. Plus, we end the episode with a special Detroit Performs: Live From Maygrove performance of “Could You Love Me” by local folk artist Matt Watroba.Read More
Will Glover talks with Heidelberg Project president Jenenne Whitfield about how it has grown into an internationally recognized destination for community engaging art installations.Read More
This week, One Detroit examines the diverse history of Michigan’s largest city, Detroit. Learn more about the storied history of the city’s boxing scene, and what makes Detroit boxers knockouts in the ring. Then, One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits the historic Birwood Wall, a Detroit wall with a racist past, and explores how it offers hope and healing today. Plus, a look into Detroit’s highways and the damage they’ve caused to Black communities over the years.Read More
The One Detroit Arts & Culture team is excited to announce and welcome the weekly show’s new anchor Satori Shakoor. Shakoor’s first episode airs January 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television. Shakoor joins the One Detroit team after the departure of former Managing Editor and anchor Christy McDonald, who’s final One Detroit Episode aired on January 17, 2022. McDonald stepped down from One Detroit in order to devote more time to expanding her career pursuits.Read More
The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy’s latest roundtable discussion seeks to explore the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s new congressional and legislative maps and examine the state’s new process for drafting voting districts. Hosted in conjunction with the University of Michigan Ford School’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the webinar discusses how Michigan’s new citizen-led model compares to other states’ process across the nation, and roundtable guests posit whether Michigan’s new model could inspire reform in those states too.Read More
This week on One Detroit, Arts & Culture: One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Detroit contemporary artist Tylonn Sawyer about a new Northwest Detroit mixed-use development being named in his honor. Then, the team checks in with silverpoint artist Mario Moore about his new exhibition at the David Klein Gallery. Plus, a book of Michigan photography, and we saw thank you to One Detroit Managing Editor and anchor Christy McDonald on her last episode.Read More
DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti spoke at Thursday’s COVID313 virtual town hall about his decision to keep the schools closed for in-person instruction until January 24. He said it was based on a 7-day infection rate in the city of well over 30 percent. The district will base a return to in-person learning when that rate drops below 20 percent.Read More
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
As we kick off the first few weeks of 2022, Michigan politics have already brought forth some interesting changes. Looking ahead, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sits down with contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley for a roundtable discussion to talk about what might be coming next in Michigan politics this year.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Overtaxed Detroiters expect to be repaidby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Despite rising home prices and stabilizing taxable property values, Detroiters who lost homes to tax foreclosure – or who have struggled to pay – say they still want reparations for past overassesments.
- Here’s what police plan to do about surge in Detroit sexual assaultsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit saw a surge in sexual assault cases during the pandemic, and police expect the number to continue to increase as they ask more survivors to come forward. Police are also allocating more resources to the Special Victims Units and improving outreach to the community, but some say more needs to be done.
- 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?
- A look at Justice Stephen Breyer's career and opinions on the bench
New reports Wednesday indicate Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, raising questions about his replacement. President Joe Biden said he will wait for Breyer's formal announcement. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cited the president's past words, indicating a desire to appoint America's first Black woman to the court. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said it's too soon to comment.
- News Wrap: U.N. sounds alarm over Afghan economy, says country has become a 'frozen hell'
In our news wrap Wednesday, the secretary general of the United Nations sounded a dire warning about Afghanistan. The Federal Reserve is ready to ratchet up interest rates in a bid to beat back inflation. The city of San Jose, California, has adopted the nation's first law to make gun owners carry liability insurance.
- The Fed aims to clamp down on inflation with rate hikes. Will it work?
The Federal Reserve is shifting its approach to the economy and monetary policy. It's a major change after holding interest rates at near zero levels. Given the pandemic, it's not without its own risks. But the Fed chairman said the state of the economy required changing course. Lisa Desjardins begins the report, with more from Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal.