Original Air Date: 4/29/2021

This Week on One Detroit:

A City of Champions

Head back in time to when Detroit was officially named the city of champions. In 1935-36, the Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all came out on top in one magical sports season, and boxer Joe Louis was on the rise. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota has more on how one Detroit sports season gave rise to Detroit’s dominance as one of the greatest sports towns out there.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Vaccine Access & Vaccine Hesitation

Vaccine supply in Michigan has increased, but vaccinations are slowing in Michigan. In Detroit, vaccination rates are at about 26%, lower than the state average. Christy McDonald talks with Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist about the challenges of vaccine hesitancy and access in the city of Detroit.

Derek Chauvin Verdict & Police Reform

A powerful & thought-provoking conversation about police reform & racism following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. On American Black Journal, Stephen Henderson talks w/ Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren, BLM Detroit Co-Leader John Sloan III, and U-M Assistant Professor/Psychologist Dr. Riana Anderson about the impact of the verdict & where the nation goes from here.


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