Small Businesses Prep for Reopening: This week, Gov. Whitmer announced that restaurants, restaurants, and retail will be allowed to partially reopen in counties located in the Traverse City area and the UP. Christy talks with Brian Calley, former Lt. Governor and current President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, about the measures these businesses will need to take into consideration.
Orlando’s got a new gig at BridgeDetroit! His new boss, Stephen Henderson and his colleague Catherine Kelly came on to tell us all about the newest journalism and engagement organization in town!
By simply gathering at the same time, Southwest’s Vinewood Street becomes an emotional refuge amid a deadly crisis.
BridgeDetroit asked three photographers to document their observation of the coronavirus’ impact on Detroit. Here is Keenan Hastings’ account, the first in a BridgeDetroit three-part series.
What happened when Black Americans took up arms in protest? Associate Producer Will Glover talks to Senior Writer from The Root Michael Harriot to find out how Black and Brown Americans feel after the Ahmaud Arbery murder and more.
Stephen Henderson speaks with Ma Haru Executive Chef Phil Jones about COVID-19’s impact on the restaurant industry and food supply system. Shahida Mausi, operator of The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, talks about how independent music venues and promoters across the country are banding together to survive the pandemic. And, a musical performance by The Vince Chandler Collective.
The author’s grandfather, Antonio Martinez, met the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Depression-era Detroit.
The play, Birthday Candles, had its world-premiere at the Detroit Public Theatre, and was set to open on Broadway this month. Plus, WRCJ’s Peter Whorf interviews Matthew VanBesien about how UMS’s season has been affected by the crisis and much more!
Christy, Stephen, and Nolan debate about essential vs. non-essential businesses in Michigan, plus Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.
Stephen talks with Tonya Allen, president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, about distance learning for students and the educational resources that local non-profits are providing. Plus, Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Jr. of Triumph Church