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Soldier Shortage: Youth Obesity, Academic Outcomes, Labor Deficits Affecting U.S. Army Recruitment

Soldier Shortage: Youth Obesity, Academic Outcomes, Labor Deficits Affecting U.S. Army Recruitment

Issues of increasing childhood obesity rates, a decline in educational outcomes, and shortages across the national labor market have caused sharp decreases in the number of new soldiers the U.S. Army has recruited and onboarded. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks with senior producer Bill Kubota about the impact of low military recruitment numbers, as well as the military’s investments to attract more youth to serve. Plus, Kubota hears what community stakeholders took away from the conversation.

City of Detroit Seeks Residents’ Input On $200 Million Joe Louis Greenway Plans

City of Detroit Seeks Residents’ Input On $200 Million Joe Louis Greenway Plans

The City of Detroit has launched a two-year planning study that allows residents to weigh in on the impact of the proposed $200 million Joe Louis Greenway project. Producer Will Glover talks to BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to learn more about what feedback city officials might receive on the greenway.

10/06/22: One Detroit – Army Recruitment Shortage, Joe Louis Greenway, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’

10/06/22: One Detroit – Army Recruitment Shortage, Joe Louis Greenway, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville talks about the Army’s soldier shortage and possible solutions. The City of Detroit has announced a two-year planning study seeking residents’ feedback on the Joe Louis Greenway project. A conversation with “Making Black America” producer and director Stacey Holman. Plus, Ozzie Rivera reflects on his lifelong passion for Puerto Rican music and culture.

10/04/22: American Black Journal – Making Black America Documentary, Black Fraternities and Sororities

10/04/22: American Black Journal – Making Black America Documentary, Black Fraternities and Sororities

Host Stephen Henderson talks with “Making Black America” documentary producer and director, Stacey Holman, about the creation of Black organizations and social networks and how Black people have remained resilient and joyful even amid struggles. Plus, excerpts from Detroit Public TV and WDET-FM’s “Making Black Detroit” Town Hall on the importance of Detroit’s Black fraternities and sororities.

10/03/22: One Detroit Arts & Culture – Concert of Colors, Common Chords, Body Artist Sandra Epps, Monique Ella Rose

10/03/22: One Detroit Arts & Culture – Concert of Colors, Common Chords, Body Artist Sandra Epps, Monique Ella Rose

This week, One Detroit reports on Concert of Colors’ 2022 return to in-person performances for the 30th anniversary of Detroit’s annual world music festival. Two friends turn a 30-year friendship into a music nonprofit with the goal to bridge the gap between diverse communities. Then, body painter Sandra Epps shares how she began her craft and the transformative nature it can take on a model’s body. Plus, a performance from Monique Ella Rose from “Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove.”

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.

9/27/22: American Black Journal – The Black Church in Detroit | Seminary Education and the Future of Ministry

9/27/22: American Black Journal – The Black Church in Detroit | Seminary Education and the Future of Ministry

“American Black Journal” continues its series on “The Black Church in Detroit” with a look at the state of seminary education and the future of ministry in Detroit. Host Stephen Henderson talks with seminary leaders and students about the importance of seminary education, the challenges of leading an urban-centered ministry, and how seminaries must stay relevant in today’s changing landscape.

‘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 Remember When’ Documentary Details Radio Legend Dick Purtan’s Rise to Notoriety in Detroit

‘Detroit Remember When’ Documentary Details Radio Legend Dick Purtan’s Rise to Notoriety in Detroit

Detroit radio fans likely know the name Dick Purtan, the Detroit radio legend and community philanthropist known for his whimsical mix of radio satire, one-liners and deadpan jokes, but do you know how the Detroit radio legend made his way to the Motor City? A new episode of Detroit Public Television’s “Detroit Remember When” documentary series looks at Purtan’s road to notoriety in Detroit.

Always Online: Weighing the Effects of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health 

Always Online: Weighing the Effects of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health 

From Twitter to Instagram and now TikTok, social media use by teens is widespread. What impact is it having on their mental health? One Detroit summer intern Zion Williams talks with three of her high school friends, as well as mental health experts across Michigan, about how social media can effect teens’ developing minds and how parents can monitor their children’s wellbeing and online habits.

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