11/15/15: A Conversation with Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones

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An in-depth conversation with Detroit’s new Fire Commissioner Eric Jones. We talk with him about what he sees as the most urgent needs for firefighters and emergency medical technicians, and get his thoughts on how to improve the Department. Episode 4407.

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11/29/15: WSU President / Warrendale Community

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We talk with the President of Wayne State University about the historic gift from the Ilitch Family and the new program that’s providing opportunities for low-income students. Plus, we conclude our series on Detroit neighborhoods with a look at the Warrendale Community. Episode 4409.

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9/27/15: My Brother’s Keeper in Detroit / Detroit Neighborhoods

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Detroit’s efforts to support boys and young men of color in the community takes another step forward. We talk about the action plan to connect young men to Detroit’s new economy. Plus, we’ll get the latest on the city of Detroit’s strategies to stabilize and improve neighborhoods. We also take a special look at the city’s historic Conant Gardens area. Episode 4343.

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12/4/16: The Carr Center 25th Anniversary / Hope Starts Here: Detroit's Early Childhood Partnership

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A creative hub of African American cultural arts in the heart of Detroit celebrates a milestone anniversary and the appointment of jazz great Geri Allen as its artistic director. Plus, a citywide call to action to strengthen early childhood services in Detroit, led by two national foundations. Episode 4509.

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Uniting for Flint Kids / Russell Simmons on Flint / Gary Simmons Public Art Installation

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Hip hop mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons talks about the devastating impact of the lead-contaminated water on Flint residents and what he's doing to continue to draw attention to the crisis. Episode 4502.

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10/9/16: National Museum of African American History / DPS Foundation

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We talk about America's newest cultural attraction, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Plus, the DPS Foundation honors champions of education, while raising money for students. Episode 4501.

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9/11/16: Hot Topics Roundtable / Dave Bing Future Leader Award Winner

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Our panel tackles some of the topics impacting the Black community: Donald Trump’s visit to a Black church in Detroit, NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, and the firestorm created by actor/director Nate Parker’s rape case 17 years ago.

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8/28/16: 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival comes to downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We get the details on this year's world-class lineup of performers. Episode 4447.

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A Day of Heart / Welcome to Osborn

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A new effort to prevent heart disease and stroke in the African-American community uses inspirational talks and music to raise awareness. Plus, an art project transforms the Osborn neighborhood.

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7/10/16: ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day / Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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We find out more about the 10th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. Plus, ballroom dancers raise funds and awareness for mental illness in the Black community. Ep 4440.

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6/5/16: Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan / Major General Gwendolyn Bingham

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N. Charles Anderson joins us to discuss The Urban League of Detroit’s special milestone anniversary. We’ll also meet Major General Gwendolyn Bingham - a woman who broke numerous gender barriers in the U.S. Army. Episode 4425.

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5/29/16: Ed Welburn / Michigan Veterans Foundation

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We talk with one of the highest ranking African-Americans in the auto industry. Plus, the Michigan Veterans Foundation breaks ground on new facility. Ep 4434.

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5/22/16: Detroit Fly-In / Tuskegee Airmen

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We go on the road at Detroit City Airport for a special look at careers in aviation. Plus, members of the Tuskegee Airmen stop by to share their history-making stories. Episode 4433.

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5/15/16: Ford Freedom Award / Work It Out

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The year's Ford Freedom Award honors the contributions of African-American men of courage; a Detroit program uses a different approach to prevent obesity in children. Episode 4432.

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5/1/16: Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott / Bookstock

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Local Black history maker Martha Scott; details on metro Detroit's largest used book and media sale. Episode 4430.

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