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.

NEW: Michigan food banks in the pandemic

NEW: Michigan food banks in the pandemic

Christy McDonald talks with Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, Dr. Phillip Knight, about the difference between food insecurity now vs pre-COVID.

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.

Dave Coulter, Oakland County Executive

Dave Coulter, Oakland County Executive

Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, talks with Christy McDonald about mapping the rise in cases of COVID-19, the opening of a field hospital in Novi and more.

Biomedical Engineer Barry Belmont

Biomedical Engineer Barry Belmont

Nolan Finley talks to Biomedical engineer Barry Belmont from the University of Michigan about concerns surrounding the mass rapid production of ventilators

Deb Polich, Arts Alliance CEO

Deb Polich, Arts Alliance CEO

Christy McDonald talks with Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about the economic impact of the arts during COVID-19.

Radio Host Brandon Brice

Radio Host Brandon Brice

Nolan Finley spoke with Brandon Brice, “Straight Talk” Host, 910 AM Superstation, about the challenges the city of Detroit faces when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook Live Gender Reveal

Facebook Live Gender Reveal

Justin and Amber Edwards, Detroiters living in Texas, turned to Facebook Live for a gender reveal party to share the surprise with family and friends during this time of social-distancing.

COVID-19 Roundtable

COVID-19 Roundtable

Christy, Nolan and Stephen talk about the many changes brought on by COVID-19 and the impact on Detroit, considered a hotspot for the virus.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12th District) talks with Nolan Finley, about what her constituents are telling her in the midst of the pandemic.

Kevin Leeser with Operation Face Shield

Kevin Leeser with Operation Face Shield

Christy McDonald speaks with Kevin Leeser, an RN with Operation Face Shield Ann Arbor that’s using 3D printing to make face shields for healthcare workers.

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest, speaks with One Detroit’s Christy McDonald about the food insecurities facing the Metro Detroit area.

COVID-19 Pandemic & Xenophobia

COVID-19 Pandemic & Xenophobia

Instances of hate crimes and anti-Asian sentiment are on the rise in the U.S., as repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak escalate. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald speaks with Roland Hwang, and Richard Mui to learn more.

Dr. Erin Hunter, Clinical Psychologist Interview

Dr. Erin Hunter, Clinical Psychologist Interview

Christy McDonald interviews Dr. Erin Hunter, Clinical Psychologist and Interim-Director for the Center for the Child and Family, the University of Michigan about how families are handling the COVID pandemic. 

Old School Deli Update

Old School Deli Update

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota talked to Steve Morse, owner of the Old School Deli in Roseville, for an update on the business during the pandemic.

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