Host Christy McDonald and contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley discuss gun violence, gay marriage and the recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. They highlight points such as the rising crime rate, expectations from the impending Supreme Court decision and the negative symbolism associated with the confederate flag.Read More
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has one of the toughest jobs around. He inherited a huge deficit and quickly tried to make cuts to keep the county out of bankruptcy, or under emergency management. Now, Evans wants help from the state. We discuss what this means for the budget and county services.Read More
Summer is almost here and one of the most anticipated family events in Detroit takes place in just a couple of weeks: The annual fireworks celebration. But there is controversy surrounding the curfew. Tonight the MiWeek team examines why expanding the curfew for kids beyond the fireworks is a concern for some parents and community groups.Read More
As parents cheer wildly, kids across the state are getting ready to go back to school after Labor Day. But what kind of education are they getting here in Michigan and how does it compare to other state? Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and weekly contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson devote the entire show to education. Plus, an in-depth conversation w/ State Supt. Brian WhistonRead More
As Detroit Public Schools closes out the fiscal year with a $238 million deficit, national education experts have been visiting the City at the invitation of Excellent Schools Detroit. Christy interviews ESD CEO Dan Varner about the visits and what advice the school reformers are providing for improving education in Detroit.Read More
Join Christy McDonald for a live broadcast with analysis and behind-the-scenes information from the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. With a focus on Talent, Urban Revitalization, and Cohesion, it's three days of the most important issues facing Michigan, and the next best thing to being there!Read More
From Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit Free Press
It’s the only way to take some of the air out of the escalating politicization of the judicial branch.
With a reckless pen, Donald Trump scribbles numbers onto paper, and trashes austerity in favor of outright brutality.
From Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News
CEOs may have given the new administration and Republican-controlled Congress more credit than they deserve