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Roadshow: Are the Kids All Right? The Well-Being of Children

The team from Detroit Public TV’s “One Detroit” and “American Black Journal” presented a live Solutions Roadshow – “The Well-being of the Child: Are the Kids All Right?” – at City Covenant Church in the Brightmoor neighborhood.

4/14/19: American Black Journal – Every School Day Counts Detroit / The Black Knight

The Every School Day Counts Detroit campaign is part of a national initiative to combat chronic student absences, which tend to peak after spring break. The campaign includes a citywide student-to-student “challenge” demonstrating reasons to be engaged and present at school. Plus, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and her father Clifford talk with Stephen about Clifford’s new autobigraphy detailing the segregation and other struggles he experienced at West Point and in the Army.

4/11/19: One Detroit – Dana Nessel / Abner Hines

Christy sits down for a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel about her first three months in office. They talk about several of Nessel’s priorities including the Line 5 controversy, the investigation into the Catholic Church, prosecuting hate crimes, and her plans for Flint.

DEC: A Conversation with Jim Hackett

The Detroit Economic Club presented a conversation with Jim Hackett, president and chief executive officer at Ford Motor Company, streamed live from Ford Field by Detroit Public TV on Tuesday, April 9 at 11am ET.

The View from Islandview: An Angel in the Kitchen

On a Sunday in March, Angel’s Kitchen held its grand opening in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of the Messiah. Angel is a master in the kitchen, who had hoped one day to be able to start her own culinary enterprise – and to also compete on “MasterChef Junior” under the tutelage of Gordon Ramsay.

3/31/19: American Black Journal – Detroit Mortgages / Black Chefs

On the next American Black Journal, a Detroit Free Press analysis of mortgage data shows a small number of Blacks are getting mortgages in Detroit. We’ll talk about the racial disparities in lending and the state of the mortgage market in the city. Plus, two local African-American chefs join Stephen to talk about the impact of Detroit’s burgeoning restaurant scene on Black-owned restaurants.

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