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  • The importance of African-American led institutions | Equity in Detroit corporations

    “Making Black America,” hosted by history professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is a new series on PBS. As part of the series, Detroit Public Television and WDET have teamed up to host a free town hall on September 27 covering the history and future of Black fraternities and sororities and their connection to Detroit. Event moderator Mark S. Lee joins the show to discuss the importance of African-American led institutions, the series, and the upcoming event. Then, Bishop Edgar Vann, senior pastor of Second Ebenezer Church stops by to discuss the nonprofit Detroit Equity Inc., which seeks to address equity in corporations that operate out of Detroit.

  • Why some Republican border-state governors are shipping migrants to other states

    Caitlin Dickerson, Staff writer at The Atlantic, Ruby Robinson, managing attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, and Linus Chan, director of the Detainee Rights Clinic and law professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, join the show to discuss why some Republican border-state governors are shipping migrants to other states, including the legality and ramifications of the practice.

  • Michigan’s Proposal 1: The case for increasing term limits and financial disclosures for state law makers

    Josh Pugh, senior director of public affairs for Truscott Rossman, and Jason Cabel Roe, principal for Roe Strategic, join the show to discuss Proposal 1, including how it seeks to increase term limits and financial disclosures for state lawmakers, and why they believe it will benefit the state.

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