What role did Michigan and its most popular figures play in America’s response to the Holocaust? Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” is generating conversation about America’s response to the Holocaust. WDET reporter Eli Newman moderates a conversation with experts from the metro Detroit Jewish and interfaith communities about Michigan’s perspective on the Holocaust and the anti-semitism that still exists today.Read More
What does it take to create beautiful flower arrangements year-round in Michigan? “Life in Bloom” host J Schwanke invites WRCJ radio host and producer Cecelia Sharpe into his Grand Rapids home for a lesson on flower arranging. Together, they create a two-sided flower arrangement, discuss some common obstacles to flower health, and talk about how viewers can build their own at home.Read More
Detroit radio fans likely know the name Dick Purtan, the Detroit radio legend and community philanthropist known for his whimsical mix of radio satire, one-liners and deadpan jokes, but do you know how the Detroit radio legend made his way to the Motor City? A new episode of Detroit Public Television’s “Detroit Remember When” documentary series looks at Purtan’s road to notoriety in Detroit.Read More
From Twitter to Instagram and now TikTok, social media use by teens is widespread. What impact is it having on their mental health? One Detroit summer intern Zion Williams talks with three of her high school friends, as well as mental health experts across Michigan, about how social media can effect teens’ developing minds and how parents can monitor their children’s wellbeing and online habits.Read More
Michigan’s Childcare Challenges Have Displaced Women From the Workforce. Will New Legislation Help Them Return?
All across Michigan, a shortage of childcare availability and rising childcare costs have persisted, and women in the workforce have been disproportionately affected. One Detroit’s Future of Work virtual town hall, “Women in the Workforce,” explores the decline of women in the workforce, the impact of childcare, and new legislation that may help them return to work.Read More
Following a three-year, $5 million capital campaign, the Detroit Public Theatre has moved into a new home in Detroit, which features a 200-seat black box theatre, a welcoming lobby, bar, drama bookshop and library, rehearsal studio, and more. One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with the theatre’s co-founders and co-artistic directors about the move and performances coming up.Read More
September is Black Reading Month Co-Founder Malik Yakini joins “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson to talk about the 43rd anniversary of the annual observance, why people should read Black writers, improving literacy rates, and how African Americans can understand their history and culture through stories written by Black authors.Read More
3rd Annual Detroit Black Film Festival to Feature 86 Films By Black Filmmakers, Motown Productions Special Screening
The 3rd annual Detroit Black Film Festival returns to the city Sept. 21-25, featuring 86 films by Black independent filmmakers. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with the film festival co-founders about what’s on tap for the five-day event and a special opening night screening of “Lady Sings the Blues.”Read More
9/19/22: One Detroit – Dance Theatre of Harlem, Wearable Artist Virgil Taylor, Architect Minoru Yamasaki
One Detroit’s AJ Walkers met up with the Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Motown Museum to check out a preview of their upcoming ‘Higher Ground’ performance, which pays tribute to Stevie Wonder’s music. Then, Metalwork artist Virgil Taylor takes viewers inside his art studio to show some of the latest wearable art pieces and the ancient inspiration behind his works. Plus, hear more about Detroit’s architectural history and the impacts architect Minoru Yamasaki left with his designs in the Motor City.Read More
An archive of oral history interviews with Japanese internment camp survivors has inspired Detroit Asian American artists collective IS/LAND to create “Invisible Embrace,” a performance that provides audiences a space and experience to share, learn and reflect on the experiences of Japanese internment camp survivors. One Detroit Arts & Culture producer Sarah Smith talks with IS/LAND’s Amber Kao.Read More
9/12/22: One Detroit Arts & Culture – IS/LAND’s ‘Invisible Embrace,’ Detroit Month of Design, Ballet Folklorico de Detroit, Armando Vega
IS/LAND premieres a new performance titled “Invisible Embrace,” based on Japanese internment camp survivors’ stories. Satori Shakoor hears what’s on tap for the 12th annual Detroit Month of Design festival. Plus, a local dance troupe, Ballet Folklorico de Detroit, keeps the Mexican tradition of folkloric dance alive in Southwest Detroit. And, Armando Vega’s salsa band performs.Read More
For Hispanic Heritage Month, One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss takes a trip to Southwest Detroit to learn more about Ballet Folklorico de Detroit, a local dance troupe whose mission is to keep the Mexican traditions of folkloric dance alive for a new generation of Mexican Americans living in Southwest Detroit.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Here’s what Detroit’s police chief is doing in the neighborhoodsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Police Chief James White is walking a mile in city communities each week. Listen to find out where and why.
- Detroit has plenty of land. Do residents have equal access?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Discussions are ramping up over strategies to best serve Detroit and ensure long-time residents have a stake in ownership, vision for vacant land.
- Detroit leaders urge action on gun violence to ‘bring relief to our babies’by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit has seen nine mass shootings this year alone and heightened frustrations among residents fearful of public spaces or leaving their homes.
- Nonprofit develops award for Black leaders advancing racial justiceby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Three “trailblazers” in Michigan will be honored, with the top prize being $10,000 in grant money. Two other awardees will get $2,500.
- Detroit embarks on new planning study for Joe Louis Greenwayby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Two-year study to evaluate economic impact, land use and policies to beautify future and existing developments along the greenway route.
- WATCH LIVE: Biden delivers remarks at first U.S.-Pacific Island country summit
The White House has unveiled a Pacific strategy designed to bolster U.S. engagement with more than a dozen island nations on issues including climate change and maritime security.
- UK's Prime Minister Liz Truss defends economic plan that sent pound tumbling
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has defended her economic plan that roiled financial markets, saying she's willing to make "difficult decisions" to get the economy growing.
- Conservative activist Virginia Thomas appears for interview with Jan. 6 panel
Conservative activist Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has appeared for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.