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10/12/14: Death of a King: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley

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Television and radio host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss his new book, “Death of a King.” Episode 4303.

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10/5/14: The HistoryMakers / Journey to Success Program

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We meet three Detroiters who are being celebrated as African-American HistoryMakers. Plus, a local organization helps youth succeed in schools and in their chosen careers. Also, Ken Coleman presents a new segment of “On This Day Detroit.” Epiosde 4302.

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9/28/14: Domestic Violence & The NFL / Focus: HOPE’s 40th Annual Walk

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Our guests evaluate how the NFL has handled recent domestic violence cases, and share things we can do to help break the cycle of abuse; local non-profit Focus: HOPE challenges metro Detroiters to “Walk the Walk." Plus, Ken Coleman takes a look at some important moments in Detroit's black history. Episode 4301.

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9/14/14: Mental Health & the Black Community / Detroit Rescue Mission

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We discuss mental illness; the Detroit Rescue Mission celebrates a major milestone; and Ken Coleman shares Detroit black history. Episode 4238.

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8/31/14: Lessons Learned from Ferguson

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An in-depth look at the aftermath, issues, and questions surrounding the death of Michael Brown, and unarmed black teenager, at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Episode 4237.

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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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8/3/14: Housing Discrimination / Sunrise on the Detroit River

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We discuss discrimination in the housing market, and a local judge showcases Detroit's beauty. Episode 4235.

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7/27/14: M-1 Rail Streetcar Project / Life Remodeled Cody Project

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Construction for the M-1 Rail Streetcar Project to begin soon; Non-profit group, "Life Remodeled" renews hope at Cody High School; Ken Coleman looks back Detroit black history. Episode 4234.

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7/20/14: Childhood Development / The Success of White Construction

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A look at the state of childhood development in Michigan; the challenges and successes of a local entrepreneur; "On This Day Detroit" with Ken Coleman.

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7/13/14: National Underground Railroad Conference / Bridging Lost Gaps

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The National Underground Railroad Conference comes to Detroit for the first time; young Detroiter inspires other black males to get a college education; Ken Coleman shares this week's black history moments.

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7/6/14: 1964 Freedom Summer / ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

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We talk with two local men who took participated in the historic 1964 Freedom Summer Project; thousands of Detroiters prepare to show their community pride; and Ken Coleman looks back at some important black history moments.

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6/29/14: Detroit Blight Removal / Grace Lee Boggs

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We take a look at recommendations of the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force. Plus, a first look at the new PBS documentary inspired by Detroit activist, Grace Lee Boggs.

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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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6/15/14: Fatherhood and Mentorship / Finding a Committed Mate

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In honor of Father's Day, we take a look at fatherhood, mentorship, and developing healthy relationships. Episode 4228.

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5/25/14: Brown vs. Board of Education / "Belle"

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We discuss equal educational opportunities for blacks with Detroit NAACP President, Rev. Wendell Anthony. Plus, we discuss the groundbreaking movie, "Belle." Episode 4227.

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