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1/21/16: Flint Water Crisis / DPS Crisis

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The MiWeek team takes a look at Governor Snyder’s latest actions to address the Flint water and Detroit Public Schools crises. Plus, Christy McDonald introduces Detroit Public Television’s new “One Detroit” initiative. Episode 441.

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1/14/16: New Health Threat / DPS Next Steps / Auto Show

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Governor Snyder calls in the National Guard to assist with the distribution of bottled water and other resources to Flint residents, as the situation continues to develop and attract national and international attention. The MiWeek team takes a look at the latest action and where this story is headed.

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1/7/16: Flint Water Emergency / Gun Control / DPS Debt / Headlines

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Governor Snyder has declared Flint’s water crisis a state of emergency. Plus, he apologized over the holidays and the head of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality resigned. But is that enough? The MiWeek team debates whether more action – even a federal investigation – is warranted.

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Kick off Education Week with Detroit Public TV

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The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college.

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Regional Transit Plan Rejection Brings Back Recent Memories

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Goodwill toward Detroit seemed to be at all time high. Media outlets around the world clamor for Detroit content. Mike Duggan was one of very few mayors invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Prodigal former Detroiters like MSNBC’s Ron Fournier are moving back to help write the comeback story.

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Detroit Journalism Cooperative focuses on solutions-based storytelling

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The setup couldn’t have been more telling. Reporters from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC) were lined up on one side of the room. Twenty feet away, Ford Foundation grantees representing citizen advocates, community organizers, and civic leaders from neighborhoods across Detroit, gazed back.

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From Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit Free Press

Time to play the long game with Detroit schools

There are thankless tasks. And then there's running Detroit's public schools.

Take a pause on Detroit superintendent search

Detroit's new school board has an unnecessarily tight timeline to find a superintendent.

From Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News

Abraham: La Lanterna continues Da Edoardo tradition

The first La Lanterna was across the park from the new one

Niyo: While Tigers’ bats rumble, ’pen causes quivers

Not even a 13-run lead, which the Tigers had starting the seventh inning Tuesday, is safe when relievers enter picture.

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