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30 Year Friendship Paves Way for Common Chords Nonprofit

30 Year Friendship Paves Way for Common Chords Nonprofit

When Reverand Robert Jones Sr. and Matt Watroba, a former teacher, connected 30 years ago, they found something special when they began creating music. Audiences reacted positively to their camaraderie on stage, which led the two to create the Common Chords nonprofit. One Detroit producer Sarah Smith met up with Jones Sr. and Watroba at the reverand’s church, Sweet Kingdom Baptist in Detroit, to hear more about Common Chord’s mission and vision for the organization’s future.

DDC Dances Keeps Moving 40 Years After Start

DDC Dances Keeps Moving 40 Years After Start

Forty years after four Detroit dancers set out to create a professional contemporary dance studio in the city, DDC Dances studio has continued to move and groove through the decades. Owned and operated by founding member Barb Selinger, DDC Dances still succeeds at choreographing beautiful, deep performances. One Detroit producer Sarah Smith caught up with DDC Dances members while they practiced for their upcoming show, “Stomping Ground,” a reflective dance that will touch on topics like mental health, climate change and more.

Pizza by the Square: Digging into Detroit Style Pizza’s Origins

Pizza by the Square: Digging into Detroit Style Pizza’s Origins

Tonight, we dig deep into the origins of the city’s iconic Detroit style pizza and learn why it tastes so good. Plus, where does all the cheese go, and they used what as pans in the past? Find out all these answers and more as One Detroit’s Bill Kubota discusses the history of Detroit style pizza with Buddy’s and Cloverleaf Pizza, as part of the Detroit Public TV’s documentary series Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City.

Fred Upton Shares His Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

Fred Upton Shares His Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley sat down with United States  Congressman Fred Upton to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. Upton shares an eyewitness account of the insurrection, expresses his thoughts about the state of our democracy, and discusses whether he thinks the Capitol riot has affected our democracy’s trajectory.

Brenda Lawrence Shares her Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

Brenda Lawrence Shares her Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson sat down with United States Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. She also shares her thoughts on the divisive protests at the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, and how the two events are connected.

Where Does Democracy Stand One Year After an Insurrection?

Where Does Democracy Stand One Year After an Insurrection?

One Detroit Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a roundtable discussion with contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley on the state of our nation’s democracy. Plus, Stephen and Nolan speak with Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence and Congressman Fred Upton, respectively, about being at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. The congress members address the attacks, express their feelings about the state of our democracy, and discuss how the attacks have affected our democracy’s trajectory.

Recounting Election Night 2020: Trouble at TCF Center

Recounting Election Night 2020: Trouble at TCF Center

It was an unprecedented scene in American history. As news coverage across the nation turned its focus to the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, weary poll workers counted votes under stress while angry protestors pounded on the glass windows of the city’s major convention center. Detroit Free Press reporters and video journalists take us inside the TCF Center on election night to provide unparalleled coverage of our democracy on the verge of chaos.

Election Aftermath: An Analysis of Misinformation, Media Trust and our Democracy

Election Aftermath: An Analysis of Misinformation, Media Trust and our Democracy

One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sits down with Detroit Free Press Vice President and editor Peter Bhatia as well as University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy Dean Michael Barr to discuss the rampant spread of misinformation around the 2020 election, the attacks to our democracy we saw at the TCF Center and U.S. Capitol, and the importance of having trustworthy media and more citizen involvement to sustain a healthy democracy.

BridgeDetroit | Michigan Black Lawmakers to Sue Redistricting Commission Over New Maps

BridgeDetroit | Michigan Black Lawmakers to Sue Redistricting Commission Over New Maps

A contingent of 15 Detroit Black lawmakers and leaders announced Monday they will sue the Michigan redistricting commission over recently approved state legislative and congressional maps. In a media event in Detroit, the lawmakers — including six incumbents and two former state representatives — argued the maps dilute the power of Black residents in the city of Detroit and violate the Voting Rights Act, the 1965 law designed to allow minorities to elect candidates of their choosing.

12/30/21: One Detroit – Rivertown Market, Teacher Shortages, Detroiters Carrying Guns

12/30/21: One Detroit – Rivertown Market, Teacher Shortages, Detroiters Carrying Guns

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota takes a tour of Meijer’s new Rivertown Market in Detroit, and talks with a few of the local producers featured there. Anchor Christy McDonald talks with teachers about the ongoing shortages and other impacts to their classrooms from the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, associate producer Will Glover gets the scoop from BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman about why Detroit is seeing a rise in gun owners.

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