6/11/17: ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day / "Boys Turning 13"

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ARISE Detroit! gets ready for its 11th annual Neighborhoods Day when thousands of people take part in activities across the city. Episode 4534.

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6/18/17: “The Jackie Wilson Story” / Transition to Success

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On the next American Black Journal: A new book tells the true life story of Detroit-born recording artist Jackie Wilson, as told through the eyes of his two adult children. Episode 4535.

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8/27/17: 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest free jazz festival takes over downtown Detroit over the Labor Day weekend. We'll find out what's new, who's performing, and how the popular event benefits Detroit. Episode 4544.

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10/1/17: Motown Mansion / Diversity & Venture Capital

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One of Detroit's most famous private residences is having an estate sale and global auction. Plus, we discuss the efforts to increase minority leadership in start-ups and early stage companies. Episode 4548.

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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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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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2/10/13: Rare Photo Exhibit / Sphinx Organization

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We discuss a unique photo exhibition on the University of Michigan campus and, the Sphinx organization gets ready for its annual competition for talented young black and latino classical string musicians. Episode 4148.

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8/30/15: Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world’s largest free jazz festival takes over Hart Plaza and Campus Martius over the Labor Day weekend. We devote our entire program to this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival, discussing the world-class lineup and the impact the Festival has on Detroit’s economy. Plus, we’re treated to an in-studio performance to honor the late Marcus Belgrave. Episode 4339.

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8/16/15: Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary / Chene Park 30th Anniversary

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Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act, the struggle continues to make sure all African-Americans and Latinos have the right to vote. We talk about the new laws that are restricting access to the polls. Plus, it’s the entertainment venue that changed Detroit’s riverfront and was the vision of Mayor Coleman Young. We take a look at Chene Park, 30 years later. Episode 4337.

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February 15, 2015: First Black Female Judge on Wayne County Circuit Court / Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

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We talk with the first African-American female judge of the Wayne County Circuit Court about her history-making election to the court. Kim Trent shares important moments in Detroit’s black history. Plus, LaNesha DeBardelaben, Paul A. Rogers, and Thornetta Davis join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History. Episode 4317.

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10/26/14: Motown the Musical

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It’s the music that took the world by storm, and now Detroit’s Motown sound is being celebrated on stage in “Motown the Musical.” Episode 4305.

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8/24/14: 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The world's largest, free jazz festival is turning 35 years old this year - and they're celebrating with us! Episode 4236.

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6/22/14: Celebrating Black Music Month with Regina Carter

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Native Detroiter and jazz violinist, Regina Carter, joins us to discuss her career and sample her new album, "Southern Comfort." Plus, Kim Coleman takes a look back at African-American life in Detroit.

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5/4/14: The NBA and Racism / The Sphinx Organization and Inclusion

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We talk with two Detroit sports journalists about the fallout from the racist remarks made by L.A. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Plus, Sphinx Organization founder, Aaron Dworkin, joins us to talk about his efforts to get more diversity in classical music. Episode 4224.

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2/2/14: Detroit's Entertainment Roots

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The nation's first black-owned TV station; Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Little Willie John.

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