Category: Community Update

4th Annual Obsidian Theatre Festival in Detroit highlights Black stories and storytellers

The 4th annual Obsidian Theatre Festival returns to Detroit from June 27-30, bringing a diverse array of original plays, a musical, and a cabaret to various downtown locations. Guest host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with festival organizer John Sloan III, CEO & Artistic Director of GhostLight Creative Productions, about this year’s festival and the additional activities taking place this month.

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One Detroit Weekend: June 14, 2024

Juneteenth is coming up Wednesday, June 19 and Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Celebrate with the Juneteenth Family Reunion or a round of mini golf at Cranbrook Art Museum. Plus, summer festival season continues in the region with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and the Michigan Taco Fiesta. See what else is coming up this weekend and beyond on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Michigan Science Center brings traveling ‘Above & Beyond’ aviation exhibit to Detroit

The Michigan Science Center in Detroit was recently named a top science museum in the county by USA TODAY readers. The center’s newest traveling exhibit, Above & Beyond, takes visitors through an aviation and outer space experience. One Detroit contributor Sarah Zientarski talked with Michigan Science Center President & CEO Christian Greer about the exhibit and other interactive experiences there.

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One Detroit Weekend: June 7, 2024

June is Pride Month, and the Motor City Pride Festival is coming up this weekend in Hart Plaza. You can also meet some of Detroit’s past and present sports stars at the Detroit Sports Spectacular. Plus, there are a handful of summer festivals to check out including the Motor City Irish Fest, Gulyas Festival and Vintage Fest. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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‘America’s Test Kitchen’ Food Stylist Elle Simone Scott brings “Food Gifts” cookbook tour to Detroit

Renowned chef and food stylist Elle Simone Scott, the executive editor of PBS’ “America’s Test Kitchen,” has released a new cookbook, “Food Gifts: 150+ Irresistible Recipes for Crafting Personalized Presents,” and she’s bringing it on tour to Detroit. One Detroit’s Jonathan Shead talks with Scott about the inspiration behind her new cookbook, access to healthy foods, and how food brings people and communities together.

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One Detroit Weekend: May 31, 2024

The season of summer festivals and markets in and around Detroit is starting up this week with the Palmer Park Art Fair and the Greenmead Summer Flea Market. You can also commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month or head to the Detroit Grand Prix. Contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ shares other events to check out this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Black church provides sanctuary, support for youth facing mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The “Black Church in Detroit” series examines the church’s role in providing a safe place and support for young people struggling with mental health challenges. We’ll talk about the reasons for the growing rates of depression, loneliness, anxiety and suicides among young African Americans and how the church can lead the way in promoting mental wellness.

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  • Millions face record-breaking temperatures amid dangerous heat wave

    Tens of millions of Americans are baking in a dangerous heat wave. The powerful heat dome is forecast to keep temperatures well above normal across much of the country through the weekend. Across the globe, hundreds died in Saudi Arabia where temperatures reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Mecca. Geoff Bennett discussed more with Jeff Goodell, author of "The Heat Will Kill You First."

  • News Wrap: First named storm of Atlantic hurricane season brewing in Gulf of Mexico

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the first named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, relatives of the victims of two Boeing 737 Max crashes asked the Justice Department to criminally charge the plane-maker and a Russian court sentenced an American soldier to nearly four years in prison for stealing and making threats of murder.

  • Putin signs pact with North Korea that could increase weapons for Russia's war in Ukraine

    Russia and North Korea have taken a step toward improving relations. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un pledged to help each other's defense and security and to fight off sanctions. Stephanie Sy discussed more with Robert Gallucci. He was the State Department's lead negotiator with North Korea in 1994 when the North agreed to freeze its nuclear program in exchange for economic benefits.