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5/17/22: American Black Journal – Mental Health Awareness Month, COVID in Michigan

5/17/22: American Black Journal – Mental Health Awareness Month, COVID in Michigan

For mental health awareness month, “American Black Journal” looks at the pandemic’s impact on mental health services and other existing barriers to mental health access, education and awareness in the Black community. Plus, from mask mandates to vaccines and positive case rates, where does MIchigan stand in the fight against COVID-19 today?

5/16/22: One Detroit – Ukraine Benefit Concert, Bassist Marion Hayden, AAPI Story Series, TeMaTe Dance Performance

5/16/22: One Detroit – Ukraine Benefit Concert, Bassist Marion Hayden, AAPI Story Series, TeMaTe Dance Performance

This week, One Detroit Arts & Culture Producer Sarah Smith talks with two Russian University of Michigan music students about organizing a benefit concert for Ukraine. WRCJ host Cecelia Sharpe talks with Detroit jazz bassist Marion Hayden. We revisit our AAPI Story Series, where two friends’ conversations about race deepen after the death of George Floyd. Plus, the TeMaTe dance group brings afro-rooted traditions to the Marygrove Theatre stage.

5/12/22: One Detroit – Overturning Roe v. Wade, Patrick Lyoya & Police Reform, AAPI Story Series

5/12/22: One Detroit – Overturning Roe v. Wade, Patrick Lyoya & Police Reform, AAPI Story Series

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota talks with University of Michigan Law Professor Barbara McQuade about the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court on the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade. Then, contributor Stephen Henderson leads a roundtable talking about the death of Patrick Lyoya and police reform. Plus, for AAPI Heritage Month, a look back at One Detroit and WDET’s AAPI Story Series with Chien-An and Jon.

Could Roe v. Wade Be Overturned This Year? The Ramifications We May See in Michigan

Could Roe v. Wade Be Overturned This Year? The Ramifications We May See in Michigan

One Detroit Senior Producer connects with University of Michigan Law Professor Michigan Barbara McQuade about a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that suggests the court’s majority favors overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision that granted the federal protection of abortion rights and what overturning the decision could mean for Michigan’s abortion laws.

AAPI Story Series | 30-Year Friendship Deepens After the Death of George Floyd

AAPI Story Series | 30-Year Friendship Deepens After the Death of George Floyd

For One Detroit and WDET’s AAPI Story Series, Taiwanese and Chinese American Chien-An Yuan and his friend John Eaton share their reactions to the George Floyd murder and reflect on their shared and divergent experiences growing up in their homogenous Ohio suburb. Plus, the two discuss how their friendship has grown deeper over the last three decades.

5/10/22: American Black Journal – Bookstock Returns, MOCAD Spring Exhibit, Aaron Lewys Performs

5/10/22: American Black Journal – Bookstock Returns, MOCAD Spring Exhibit, Aaron Lewys Performs

This week, “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson hears about the return of Bookstock, the Detroit-area’s largest used book and media sale, from the charitable event’s organizers and beneficiaries. Producer Eden Sabolboro explores a new spring MOCAD exhibit and the works of Detroit artist Sterling Toles. Plus, singer Aaron Lewys performs his original song “Stop Wasting My Time.”

5/05/22: One Detroit – Vincent Chin Anniversary, AAPI Heritage Month, Fisher Body Plant, Chucho Valdes

5/05/22: One Detroit – Vincent Chin Anniversary, AAPI Heritage Month, Fisher Body Plant, Chucho Valdes

The City of Detroit announces plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder. One Detroit celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with a look back at its AAPI Story Series. BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey learns more about a $134-million proposed redevelopment to the Fisher Body Plant. Plus, acclaimed Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés joins WRCJ’s Linda Yohn for a conversation about the 2022 Detroit Jazz Festival.

City of Detroit, Community Partners Announce Four-Day Event to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Murder

City of Detroit, Community Partners Announce Four-Day Event to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Vincent Chin Murder

One Detroit’s Bill Kubota takes viewers to Detroit’s former Chinatown on Cass Avenue for an announcement from the City of Detroit, Detroit Public Television and other community partners about the four-day Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication. Leaders recount the tragic history of Vincent Chin’s murder and the importance of the event as the AAPI community continues to fight for equality.

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