Christy McDonald talks with Detroit Blues & R&B singer Thornetta Davis about working during the pandemic, her career working with artists such as Etta James, to Gladys Knight, to Bob Seger and the recent song with Jeff Daniels “I Am America” featured in a Georgia Senate Election Ad.
February 21, 2019
January 13, 2020
News From Around Detroit
- The Parade Co.'s plans to renovate, redevelop Brodhead Armory move forwardby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The project appeared to be in jeopardy last month after The Parade Co. President and CEO Tony Michaels made an abrupt exit from a planning meeting.
- House again backs bipartisan push to include governor, lawmakers under open records actby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
House lawmakers believe increased attention and pressure will ensure the Senate takes up these bills this legislative session.
- Detroit COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 50+ with chronic medical conditions, hits 100,000th dose givenby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Detroiters 50+ with chronic medical conditions can get COVID-19 appointment at TCF Center or Senior Saturdays clinics. City hits 100,000th dose given mark.
- Day 2: Defense to counter framing of 3 Whitmer kidnap plot suspectsby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The first day of the hearing, saw the men face off with the lead agent who led to their arrest.
- Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in futureby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
State says Detroit declined 6,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. City says it had enough, will take shots in future for new vaccine site.
- House passes George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund the police' clash
Some Republicans argue that the proposed legislation would slash police force budgets. It doesn't do that. The bill will have a more difficult path in the Senate.
- News Wrap: Capitol Police ask the National Guard to remain deployed for two more months
In our news wrap Thursday, Capitol Police asked for National Guard troops to remain deployed there for two more months, U.S. Senate begins debate on President Biden's COVID relief package, the U.S is now vaccinating more than 2 million people per day, protests continue in Myanmar a day after security forces killed 38 people, and U.S. jobless claims climbed higher last week.
- Sen. John Thune on COVID relief: 'this is a big, wasteful, bloated bill'
As the U.S. Senate moves toward floor debate on this next round of stimulus, we get the perspective of South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss some of the components of the legislation and other debates in Congress, including unemployment insurance, state and local aid, and the federal minimum wage.