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American Black Journal: COVID-19 Vaccines / Dave Bing

Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, talks candidly with Stephen about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the restrictions placed on businesses to reduce the risks, the importance of the impending vaccines, and when life could possibly return to normal. Plus, Stephen talks with NBA legend and former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about his new autobiography, “Attacking the Rim,” which chronicles his multifaceted careers as a pro basketball player, business owner, big city mayor, and mentor to African American youth.

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American Black Journal: AARP Michigan / Highways and Racism / Alex Way

The head of AARP Michigan, Paula Cunningham, talks with Stephen about the creation of a 4-year health and wealth policy agenda focusing on African American women ages 50 and older. The objective is to get federal and local elected officials to listen to Black women’s voices and issues here in Michigan. Plus, One Detroit Associate Producer Will Glover reports on the connection between race and the construction of highways in Detroit and across the country. And, we’ll check in with Detroit violinist and singer Alex Way, a 2018 Kresge Artist Fellow who has performed with internationally acclaimed musicians.

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American Black Journal: 2020 Election Roundtable

We convene our special roundtable guests for a frank conversation about the upcoming election. The group of political and communications specialists and radio personalities talk about the Presidential campaigns, getting out the African American vote, and the high-profile U.S. Senate race in Michigan between Gary Peters and John James.