Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

One Detroit offers exclusive daily interviews and updates on how the community is responding and how to keep your family safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

Systemic Racism Roundtable

Systemic Racism Roundtable

Christy, Stephen and Nolan discuss systemic racism, the impact of the police brutality protests that are still occurring nationwide, and the increase in violence in some cities.

Black Lives Matter Detroit: “Our House Is on Fire”

Black Lives Matter Detroit: “Our House Is on Fire”

One Detroit spent some time this week with Black Lives Matter Detroit’s John Sloan III, talking about a full page ad that appeared in the Detroit Free Press over the July Fourth weekend listing demands to change policing and more.

Carmen Williams: Single Mom and COVID-19 Survivor

Carmen Williams: Single Mom and COVID-19 Survivor

After Carmen Williams, a single mom in Southwest Detroit tested positive for COVID-19, doctors told her to go home and self-quarantine from her young kids all while living under the same roof.

Fighting fatbergs

Fighting fatbergs

In 2019, a 19-ton glob of garbage and waste clogged a southeast Michigan sewer. Called a “fatberg,” the blockage was made of fats, oils and greases bound together mainly by disposable wipes.

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 14

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 14

With infection rates rising in other places, how big will the second COVID-19 wave hit here? Dr. Oveta Fuller of the University of Michigan Medical School has some thoughts on that and how well those filtration units work in the many offices that have reopened.

Mental health and the student mind

Mental health and the student mind

Christy McDonald talks with Karen Anthony, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant for Oakland Schools, and Sirrita Darby, Director of Detroit Heals Detroit about the toll the abrupt school change has taken on student mental health.

Traverse City, the perfect summer horror movie location

Traverse City, the perfect summer horror movie location

The Pierce Brothers—from Royal Oak, now based in L.A.—talked to One Detroit’s Chris Jordan about channeling their Michigan roots into the film, and what it has been like to see their labor of love become the first five-week #1 film since Black Panther.

Flower Power: The Plant Palette of Lisa Waud

Flower Power: The Plant Palette of Lisa Waud

One Detroit takes a look at the creative garden of botanical artist, Lisa Waud, whose installations include large-scale, immersive works utilizing living plants and cut flowers.

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 13

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 13

COVID313 Town Hall Education Update: Online Learning This Fall What about parents that fear for their children returning to class? David Hecker of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and Ralph Bland of New Paradigm for Education Charter Schools believe...

A Roundtable on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

A Roundtable on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

Stephen Henderson talks with Karen Dumas (Communications Strategist) Brandon Brice (“Straight Talk” host, 910 AM Superstation), Kerry Leon Jackson (The Urban Conservative) and Greg Bowens (PR & Political Strategist) for an in-depth discussion of the local, national and global protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 12

COVID-313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Week 12

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist speaks his mind in the latest COVID313 Town Hall June 11, 2020 - In the midst of a pandemic and protests over the killing of George Floyd Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist had a frank discussion in this week's virtual town...

Lending support to the Black community

Lending support to the Black community

One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Charity Dean, Director of Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity for the City of Detroit about where people can start to lend support to the black community.

Where will metro Detroit’s dining scene be in 6 months?

Where will metro Detroit’s dining scene be in 6 months?

Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic, Mark Kurlyandchik, talks with Christy about how COVID-19 has brought out everyone’s inner home cook, the fate of fine dining, and the precautions restaurants are undertaking in light of reopening.

How design businesses help during a pandemic

How design businesses help during a pandemic

Christy McDonald talks with Design Core Detroit Executive Director, Olga Stella about the creativity that is emerging right now and the innovation that is coming out of the pandemic.

Salad days for an indoor farm

Salad days for an indoor farm

Planted Detroit was growing greens and micro-greens for higher end restaurants a couple months ago. That market faded away quickly but the hydroponic farmers ‘pivoted’ into another business – making salads and bringing them directly to customers.

Introducing BridgeDetroit

Introducing BridgeDetroit

Stephen Henderson introduces his new project, BridgeDetroit, a nonprofit community news, information and engagement media service.

Small businesses prep for reopening

Small businesses prep for reopening

Christy talks with Brian Calley, current President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, about the measures small businesses must take to reopen.

Chef Godwin gets real about re-opening

Chef Godwin gets real about re-opening

One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with YumVillage owner and head chef Godwin Ihentuge about what the real challenges for small businesses to open are.

David Turnley on capturing life during COVID-19

David Turnley on capturing life during COVID-19

David Turnley is considered by many to be one of the best documentary photographers working today. He talks with Christy McDonald about asking his photography students to document life during COVID-19.

How kids are putting on their own virtual opera

How kids are putting on their own virtual opera

Suzanne Acton, Director, Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, talks with WRCJ’s Peter Whorf about the upcoming virtual opera the children’s chorus has put together.

Dr. Jeffrey Guina on How to Maintain Mental Health

Dr. Jeffrey Guina on How to Maintain Mental Health

Christy McDonald talks to Chief Medical Officer of Easterseals Michigan Dr. Jeffrey Guina about the work they’re doing to help with heightened levels of loneliness, substance abuse, suicide and more.

Pandemic in Detroit: A Podcast History

Pandemic in Detroit: A Podcast History

Tim Kiska tells the story about what happened here in his Detroit History Podcast, Special Edition: Detroit’s Response to the 1918 Spanish Flu.

Helping Detroit Seniors Survive the Pandemic

Helping Detroit Seniors Survive the Pandemic

Christy McDonald checks in with Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s CEO, Ron Taylor, and clinical director, Sylvia Brown, about meeting seniors’ need during the pandemic.

Automation Alley: Was COVID-19 a Wake-Up Call?

Automation Alley: Was COVID-19 a Wake-Up Call?

Automation Alley CEO, Tom Kelly, tells One Detroit’s Bill Kubota, that the coronavirus crisis just might be the wake-up call needed to redirect manufacturing into a new era.

Mental Health in the Black Community

Mental Health in the Black Community

Stephen Henderson spoke with Willie Brooks of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and Hodari Brown, a military veteran diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression about ways to cope during the crisis.

“Birthday Candles” Broadway Premiere Blown Out by COVID-19

“Birthday Candles” Broadway Premiere Blown Out by COVID-19

Christy McDonald spoke with the Detroit Public Theatre’s producers, the director and playwright about the first play the company commissioned, “Birthday Candles,” whose Broadway debut this month was delayed by the health crisis.

The Sixth Stage of Grief with David Kessler

The Sixth Stage of Grief with David Kessler

David Kessler, Author of “Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief” talks with Christy McDonald about understanding and identifying feelings of grief during the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders.

Ramadan During COVID-19

Ramadan During COVID-19

Dima El-Gamal from the Muslim Unity Center and Imam Mustapha Elturk speak with Christy McDonald about the significance of the holy month of Ramadan to the Muslim community and how the community is addressing the challenges of social distancing.

Telehealth: Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Here to Stay?

How do you treat people when you have to stay at home? One Detroit’s Bill Kubota looks at how telehealth is working in Detroit and around Michigan.

Rochelle Riley on the Future of Detroit Arts

Rochelle Riley on the Future of Detroit Arts

Arts and Culture Director for the City of Detroit Rochelle Riley talks with Christy McDonald about the current state of artists, their global reputation, and future in Detroit.

Asian Americans Under Fire

Asian Americans Under Fire

Databases are being compiled of reported racism against Asian Americans related to the pandemic, and among those keeping an eye on the situation in Metro Detroit are attorney Roland Hwang and Richard Mui with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Michigan.

Gov Gretchen Whitmer COVID-19 Update

Gov Gretchen Whitmer COVID-19 Update

Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke with One Detroit’s Christy McDonald about the important factors at play when it comes to re-opening Michigan, the state’s needs when it comes to testing supplies, as well as budget concerns.

Rev. Horace Sheffield, COVID-19 Survivor

Rev. Horace Sheffield, COVID-19 Survivor

Nolan Finley & Detroit Regional Chamber President & CEO Sandy Baruah talk about what it will take to “reopen” the Michigan economy in a safe and responsible way.

Sandy Baruah on Reopening the Economy

Sandy Baruah on Reopening the Economy

Nolan Finley & Detroit Regional Chamber President & CEO Sandy Baruah talk about what it will take to “reopen” the Michigan economy in a safe and responsible way.

The Symphony Abides

The Symphony Abides

Christy McDonald talks to Dearborn Symphony conductor Steven Jarvi and President Sandy Butler about how they cope as their 58th season has just stopped in its tracks.

Detroit artist Jessica Care Moore

Detroit artist Jessica Care Moore

Detroit artist Jessica Care Moore gives Christy McDonald an update on how she’s doing in quarantine and how the arts community has been affected by the shut-down.

Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty

Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty

Nolan Finley talks with Eric Larson, CEO of Larson Realty about the challenges of “re-opening” the economy in Detroit and across the country.

Michael Harriot, Senior Writer at The Root

Michael Harriot, Senior Writer at The Root

One Detroit Associate Producer talks with The Root Senior Writer Michael Harriot about how the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing how social & economic disparities particularly among Black & Brown Americans impact the country as a whole.

COVID-19 and News Fatigue

COVID-19 and News Fatigue

One Detroit’s Christy McDonald talks with researcher Alisa Shearer about data out of the Pew Research Center about news fatigue and COVID-19 coverage.

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