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12/02/21: One Detroit – Social Safety Nets / Interlochen Arts / Struggling Small Businesses / Men of Change

12/02/21: One Detroit – Social Safety Nets / Interlochen Arts / Struggling Small Businesses / Men of Change

On this episode of One Detroit: Will Glover explores how COVID-19 has impact social safety net programs and those living in poverty. Christy McDonalds learns about Interlochen’s 30 years of evolution and expansion. Contributor Nolan Finley hears how small businesses across the state are coping with various challenges. Plus, a look into two initiatives that are helping foster positive conversations about Black men.

Small Businesses Coping with Challenges Ahead of New Year

Small Businesses Coping with Challenges Ahead of New Year

Small Businesses across Michigan are facing challenges on many fronts. From navigating COVID-19 to inflation and workplace changes, some small businesses are struggling to survive. One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley talks with Michigan Small Business Association President Brian Calley about what these businesses are doing to cope with the challenges.

Museum Exhibit, Barbershop Challenge Promotes Positive Conversations About Black Men

Museum Exhibit, Barbershop Challenge Promotes Positive Conversations About Black Men

Two renowned Detroit institutions, the Charles H. Wright Museum and Ford Motor Company, are helping change the narrative around Black men. Through the museum’s traveling exhibit “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” and Ford’s Men of Courage initiative, the Detroit Barbershop Challenge was born, and it’s helping foster positive conversations about Black Men in the community.

BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

In this country’s origin story, Black Americans were largely restricted from owning guns. Yet, in Detroit today, citizens are increasingly turning to gun ownership for a sense of protection and — sometimes — because of a constitutional right to carry. Residents have become self-reliant and are looking to arm others with gun safety lessons and information about the responsibility of ownership.

Teachers Talk: How Educators Are Grappling with Shortages, Demands

Teachers Talk: How Educators Are Grappling with Shortages, Demands

Teaching has always been a challenging job, but today’s educators are leaving the profession in droves. With fewer educators on deck, districts have been forced to make decisions that have an impact on children’s education. As teachers grapple with some of the most challenging years of their career, providing for children’s academic, social and emotional needs, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sat down with two local teachers to get educated on the challenges they continue to face.

A Breakthrough for Local Foods? Meijer’s Rivertown Market Goes Local

A Breakthrough for Local Foods? Meijer’s Rivertown Market Goes Local

Grocery store shelf space can be tough to come by for local and regional food producers. Meijer’s latest Rivertown Market has made the search for food entrepreneurs easier by dedicating shelf space for their local products. Offering local food and produce may be the next big trend for grocery stores, but the question remains: how can these local food producers scale up, build their brand, and deliver to more stores? Bill Kubota checks in with these Detroit entrepreneurs and meets a few more.

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