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Acclaimed Actor CCH Pounder Discusses Inspiration for Art Exhibit ‘Queen’

Acclaimed Actor CCH Pounder Discusses Inspiration for Art Exhibit ‘Queen’

Award-winning actor Carol Christine Hilaria (CCH) Pounder is known for her roles in TV and movies, but did you know she’s also an avid art collector. Her curated exhibit titled “Queen,” a mixed-media exhibit displaying paintings, sculptures and more showcasing Black womanhood, beauty and empowerment, was featured at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum. During the exhibit, One Detroit’s Will Glover caught up with CCH to talk about the culmination of her 45 year career as an actor, the inspiration for collecting the artwork in her exhibit, and the growth of Black representation in public art spaces. 

Art for Life’s Sake: Discussing Art’s Importance During the Pandemic with Deborah Rutter

Art for Life’s Sake: Discussing Art’s Importance During the Pandemic with Deborah Rutter

Arts Engine Host and professor of Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan Aaron Dworkin sits down with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Deborah Rutter to talk about the ways the John F. Kennedy Center has pivoted, with its Couch Concerts and Arms Across America livestreams, to still provide artistic programming during the pandemic. Rutter shares her suggestions for how artists can continue to promote themselves and their work during tumultuous times, as well as her opinions on the responsibility of arts organizations to foster relationships with diverse audiences in their local community.

Remembering the Legacy Architect Albert Kahn Left in Detroit

Remembering the Legacy Architect Albert Kahn Left in Detroit

Whether it was the Highland Park Ford plant in 1910 or the Fisher Building in 1928, architect Albert Kahn revolutionized the architecture industry with his large, sweeping designs with lots of open space and his use of ornate artistry like sculptures and bronze work. Detroit Experience Factory Founder and Executive Director Jeanette Pierce, Michigan Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Director Gregory Wittkopp, and President and CEO of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Alan Cobb discuss the lasting legacy Kahn left in the motor city.

Satori Shakoor Joins One Detroit As New Arts & Culture Host

Satori Shakoor Joins One Detroit As New Arts & Culture Host

The One Detroit Arts & Culture team is excited to announce and welcome the weekly show’s new anchor Satori Shakoor. Shakoor’s first episode airs January 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television. Shakoor joins the One Detroit team after the departure of former Managing Editor and anchor Christy McDonald, who’s final One Detroit Episode aired on January 17, 2022. McDonald stepped down from One Detroit in order to devote more time to expanding her career pursuits.

The Highway Toll on People of Color

The Highway Toll on People of Color

One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, takes a look at why Detroit’s highways are a relic of structural racism, what that means, and what we can do to reckon with the past

BridgeDetroit | 35% of Michigan Kids Under 5 Qualify For Child Care Subsidies. Only 5% Use Them.

BridgeDetroit | 35% of Michigan Kids Under 5 Qualify For Child Care Subsidies. Only 5% Use Them.

Roughly one-third of children in Michigan under age 5 qualified for child care subsidies, but only 5% received those credits. Meanwhile, an estimated 44% of Michiganders live in “child care deserts” — places with a lack of licensed child care providers. The report finds significant gaps in need versus access to programs that provide food help, offset costs for child care and cash assistance among eligible families.

Michigan Redistricting Roundtable: Evaluating the State’s New Maps, Process

Michigan Redistricting Roundtable: Evaluating the State’s New Maps, Process

The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy’s latest roundtable discussion seeks to explore the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s new congressional and legislative maps and examine the state’s new process for drafting voting districts. Hosted in conjunction with the University of Michigan Ford School’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the webinar discusses how Michigan’s new citizen-led model compares to other states’ process across the nation, and roundtable guests posit whether Michigan’s new model could inspire reform in those states too.

DPSCD Superintendent Extends Virtual Learning in District Through January 24

DPSCD Superintendent Extends Virtual Learning in District Through January 24

DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti spoke at Thursday’s COVID313 virtual town hall about his decision to keep the schools closed for in-person instruction until January 24. He said it was based on a 7-day infection rate in the city of well over 30 percent. The district will base a return to in-person learning when that rate drops below 20 percent.

1/13/22: One Detroit – 2022 Politics, Redistricting Update, COVID Long-Haulers, Thank You Christy

1/13/22: One Detroit – 2022 Politics, Redistricting Update, COVID Long-Haulers, Thank You Christy

Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a discussion between contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley about the trajectory of Michigan’s politics in 2022. One Detroit’s Will Glover gets an update on the Michigan Redistricting Commission’s new maps. Producer Bill Kubota looks at the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on patients still ailing from the virus months after contracting it, and the medical research being done. Plus, a celebration of Christy’s work at DPTV for the past 10 years.

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