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One Detroit Clip: Vernor Businesses

Nolan Finley goes on a walking tour of the many thriving ethnic small businesses along Vernor Highway in Dearborn for a look at how many Arab American immigrants are going after the American Dream.

American Black Journal | Stephen Henderson talks with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg has amassed an impressive resume which includes, film, television, internet projects, and charitable work in the community. He sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson to discuss Redemption of a Dogg, his latest creative venture into the world of musical theatre.

Michigan Senatorial Debate Oct. 15 WATCH LIVE

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and businessman John James will debate on Oct. 15 at a Detroit Economic Club meeting. Detroit Public Television will live stream the debate at dptv.org/onedetroit Monday, October 15th at 12:35pm ET.

10/11/18: Warren Housing Insecurity / Governor’s Debate / Islandview Housing / WRCJ’S Chris Felcyn

Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty And Profit In The American City, revealed the city of Warren has one of the highest rates of court-ordered evictions in the nation. In this report from a WDET-FM community book discussion in Warren, Stephen talks with the audience about the reasons — and answers — for housing insecurity and poverty in Macomb County and the region.

10/14/18: REDEMPTION OF A DOGG / LITERARY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM (DIA / WRIGHT MUSEUM)

Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg talks with Stephen about his theatrical debut in the stage play, “Redemption of a Dogg,” which features some of his greatest hits. Plus, they talk about Snoop’s 25-year musical career and how the industry has changed. Plus, award-winning author and poet Quincy Troupe stops by to talk about being the featured Literary Artist-in-Residence in a program led by the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

One Detroit | CEO of Goodwill Industries, Dan Varner

Detroit’s urgent need for skilled workers is one of the challenges being met by the Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. Stephen sits down with Dan Varner, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries, to discuss the organization’s main focus — workforce development — and the population they serve. They also reflect on how Varner’s previous work in education policy has shaped his focus in his current position.

One Detroit | Community Partner Feedback

The One Detroit team first met Pastor Barry Randolph during a community meeting facilitated by CDAD (Community Development Advocates of Detroit) at the Church of the Messiah in Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood where community members talked about issues critical to revitalization and development of the neighborhood.

The Detroit Journalism Cooperative Interviews Bill Schuette

Recently, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative sat down with Republican candidate, Attorney General Bill Schuette, for an in-depth, hour long interview with a panel of its reporters from WDET, Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Magazine, Michigan Radio, and Detroit Public Television. The DJC reporters asked AG Schuette about his stances on issues including, but not limited to education, the economy, the environment, and social issues.

10/7/18: FOCUS: HOPE “MARCH FOR HOPE” / DPS FOUNDATION “CHAMPIONS OF EDUCATION”

Stephen talks with the new CEO of Focus: HOPE, as the non-profit gets ready for its 44th annual March for HOPE. Thousands will march later this month in celebration of unity and the commitment to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice.  Plus, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is honoring the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Educators of the Year at its annual Champions of Education fundraiser. The president of the DPS Foundation shares the details.

10/4/18: Pre-Fab Construction / Goodwill Industries / The Commons / Sarida Scott

Nolan talks with real estate developer Eric Larson about the pre-fab technology being used in the construction of The Corner, an apartment and retail complex Larson is building at the historic corner of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit. The two talk about the pre-fab construction process, its efficiency, and how it offers an option to build with fewer skilled workers.

Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives Panel

The panel looked at two initiatives on the November 2018 ballot: the Voters Not Politicians initiative to reform redistricting (Proposal 2), and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voting and registration opportunities.

In Memoriam: Chris Felcyn

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected death on September 28th of our colleague and friend, WRCJ’s midday host Chris Felcyn. Public viewing for Chris will be held 3p – 9p Thursday, 10/4 and Friday, 10/5, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000...

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