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Category: Community Update

WATCH NOW – Racism: The Real Public Health Crisis

Systemic racism has led to lead poisoning, air pollution and other factors risking the health of people of color. A recent virtual event focused on this crucial issue, featuring a presentation by Dr. Michelle Williams, dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health.

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Sundown towns: Then and now

One Detroit talked with BridgeDetroit’s Bryce Huffman, about his recent report on how many Detroit suburbs are wrestling with their legacy of being sundown towns that carried out anti-black policies.

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Policing, the community & schools

Stephen Henderson talked with Misha Stallworth, Detroit Public Schools board member, and Sherry McRill, President and CEO of Northeast Integrated Health, about strategies to support the police and the public.

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Detroit, a pandemic and the census

Victoria Kovari is leading the charge on the 2020 Detroit Census and talks to One Detroit about the challenges of getting more people to participate in the middle of a pandemic.

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Clawson: One city under a pandemic

In the wake of the pandemic – how does a town cope? One Detroit looks at the challenges for retailers in the city of Clawson, nestled between Royal Oak and Troy in southeast Oakland County.

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  • Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

    Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world's first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported.

  • Fauci says despite upcoming election, science will not be politicized

    The United States has reported its highest daily death toll from COVID-19 since mid-May, with nearly 1,500 lives lost Wednesday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the lag between rising cases and deaths, how schools can decide if it's safe for in-person learning and why he feels confident about a vaccine.

  • Trump administration looks to ease showerhead water flow rules

    Wednesday's proposal would alter how a 1992 energy conservation law is interpreted, allowing showerheads with multiple nozzles to spray far more water. Officials say it is about consumer choice. Conservation and consumer experts call the proposal silly, unnecessary and wasteful.