This Week on One Detroit:

How Expensive is Being Broke? 

How expensive is being broke? As COVID-19 has put social safety net programs to the test and exacerbated a long-standing wealth gap, more Americans are struggling to support themselves financially. One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Circles USA, an organization working to lift people out of poverty, as well as those experiencing the added costs of low wages themselves to learn how better pay can push some farther away from getting the financial assistance they need.

Interlochen Celebrates 30 Years of Growth, Diversity 

Growth, diversity and community. The Interlochen Center for the Arts hosts performances from more than a dozen students to celebrate the completion of a 30-year campus master plan that has transformed the school from a summer music organization to a year-round multidisciplinary global arts and education institution. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald discusses the organization’s evolution with Interlochen President Trey Devey.

Small Businesses Coping with Challenges Ahead of New Year 

Owning a small business can be tough. Tack on the challenges of navigating COVID-19, inflation, and changes in the workplace – some small businesses are struggling to survive. One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley talks with Michigan Small Business Association President Brian Calley to hear how small businesses across the state are coping with these challenges as they prepare for the new year.

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 Barbershop Challenge, both organizations are promoting positive conversations about Black Men in the community and moving the needle forward.


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