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Antisemitism Now and Then: Michigan’s Response to the Holocaust and Rising Antisemitism Today

Antisemitism Now and Then: Michigan’s Response to the Holocaust and Rising Antisemitism Today

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.

‘Life in Bloom’ Host J Schwanke Teaches the Art of Making Flower Arrangements

‘Life in Bloom’ Host J Schwanke Teaches the Art of Making Flower Arrangements

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.

Detroit Public Theatre Moves into New Home Near Midtown, Cass Corridor

Detroit Public Theatre Moves into New Home Near Midtown, Cass Corridor

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.

IS/LAND Premieres ‘Invisible Embrace’ Inspired by Japanese Internment Camp Survivors’ Stories

IS/LAND Premieres ‘Invisible Embrace’ Inspired by Japanese Internment Camp Survivors’ Stories

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.

12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Shines Light on City’s Past, Present and Future Design Talent

12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Shines Light on City’s Past, Present and Future Design Talent

As the 12th annual Detroit Month of Design gets underway, One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Design Core Detroit Co-Executive Director Kiana Wenzel for a conversation about the 80 different events, like Eastern Market After Dark, on tap for this year’s festival, ranging from exhibitions, installations, artist talks, tours and workshops. The festival is held Sept. 1-30.

Biden Administration Announces Student Loan Debt Forgiveness For Millions. How Will Michigan Borrowers Be Affected?

Biden Administration Announces Student Loan Debt Forgiveness For Millions. How Will Michigan Borrowers Be Affected?

Some of Michigan’s nearly 1.4 million student loan borrowers are rejoicing after the Biden administration announced a proposed plan to cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt for millions across the nation. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with BridgeDetroit reporter Isabel Lohman about Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan and how it’ll impact Michigan’s economy and individual borrowers.

Detroit Chapter NABJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Yearlong Slate of Events

Detroit Chapter NABJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Yearlong Slate of Events

The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces a yearlong slate of events to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Guest Host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with anniversary co-chair and Chalkbeat Editor-in-Chief Nicole Avery Nichols about the events planned, NABJ’s history, and a scholarship program for youth.

African World Festival Celebrates 39th Anniversary With Return to Detroit’s Hart Plaza

African World Festival Celebrates 39th Anniversary With Return to Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s 39th annual African World Festival celebrates its 39th anniversary with a return to the location where the festival got started: Detroit’s Hart Plaza. One Detroit contributing producer AJ Walker takes viewers to Hart Plaza on Detroit’s riverfront for a look at how the 39th annual African World Festival played out in 2022.

Detroit’s Citywide Community Service Event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Returns August 6

Detroit’s Citywide Community Service Event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Returns August 6

Detroit’s massive, annual community service event, known as “ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day,” returns August 6, 2022. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith about the improvement projects, resource fairs, concerts and art festivals on tap for this year’s event. Plus, a a major collaboration with the Detroit Public School Community District is announced.

Detroit’s Concert of Colors Returns In-Person for 30th Anniversary World Music Festival

Detroit’s Concert of Colors Returns In-Person for 30th Anniversary World Music Festival

Concert of Colors, Detroit’s annual world music festival, returns to stages across Detroit this year, July 16-24, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival. Ahead of the festival, One Detroit speaks with founder Ismael Ahmed and others involved about the festival’s track record of fostering diversity through world music in Detroit.

African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s signature summer event, the African World Festival, returns this year to downtown Detroit July 15-17, but this year the festival will be held at a new location: Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson about this year’s activities and what attendees can expect from the family-friendly festival.

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