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Donna & Orlando
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This week, Denzel McCampbell joins us to talk about his candidacy for Detroit City Clerk. He tells us about his vision for the role and how he plans to completely overhaul engagement and education should he win the election on November 2nd.
Here are the stories we included in our Hot Takes segment! As always, thanks for listening!
‘THE SCENE’ REUNION CELEBRATES DETROIT’S DANCE HISTORYSHAHIDA MAUSI, OWNER OF THE RIGHT PRODUCTIONS, CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN BUSINESSDETROIT COUNCILMAN ANDRE SPIVEY PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY BRIBERY CHARGE FOR HELP WITH TOWINGMICHIGAN REPUBLICANS AIM TO RESTRICT SCHOOL DISCUSSION OF SYSTEMIC RACISM
Donna and funny man Darryl Earl sit down to discuss his work prior to joining ECN to Direct the Stoudamire Wellness Hub, his career as a professional comedian, and most importantly, upcoming plans for the Stoudamire Wellness Hub, so named after Eastside legend Marlowe Stoudamire.
Orlando Bailey on vacation this week and winner of the Spirit of Detroit award
Darnell Adams for his appointment as Director of Detroit Community Initiatives for the Gilbert Family Foundation (sorry, Darnell for not getting the name of the foundation right).
Teachers and other school personnel.
ECN Staff and Volunteers planning our Homecoming Weekend
Michael K. Williams, an icon and humanitarian whose untimely death moved millions
Hot Takes with Olivia Lewis & Louis Aguilar
09/02/21 • 69 min
BridgeDetroit reporters Olivia Lewis and Louis Aguilar joined Donna and Orlando for a discussion of stories they authored last week after the 2020 Census results found that the population in Detroit is still on the decline.
Louis wrote a timeline of major events within the last decade that could help put in perspective why population in Detroit continues to decline.
Olivia wrote a story that amplified some Black Detroiters resolve to stay in Detroit despite inequitable growth in neighborhoods and the heart of the city.
Orlando and Donna also introduced a new segment entitled, "Hot Takes"
Listen in and let us know what you think.
While Orlando was traveling for business, Donna sat down with Sonya Mays, President and CEO of Develop Detroit and Treasurer of Detroit School Board, on Tuesday August 24th, the day BEFORE the FBI searches were announced, to discuss some provocative thoughts about ways to improve political integrity in Detroit.
We also discuss Sonya's work history, community development, bankruptcy, emergency managment and Detroit Public Schools.
Donna is back from her bae-cation!!!
Khalilah Burt Gaston joins Donna and Orlando to talk about the Residents First Fund that grants dollars to grassroots organizations and resident-led projects doing the important work of creating and sustaining thriving communities in Detroit.
In the process of recording this episode, we found out that native Detroiter, television and radio personality, activist and political consultant, Steve Hood passed away. Donna honored her childhood friend.
Fresh Off The Press Story
CENSUS CHANGES MAY SPELL TROUBLE FOR MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS AS REDISTRICTING STARTS
Detroit's Black Bottom with Jamon Jordan
08/11/21 • 61 min
What's up, fam! Donna is still on vacation so Orlando is hosting solo this week! He goes one on one with Detroit Griot and Historian Jamon Jordan. A new historical marker has been erected that acknowledges the old Black Bottom neighborhood in what is now Lafayette Park. Jamon gives us a historical account of Black Bottom and how the process he and others went through to acknowledge the now razed Black Bottom.
FRESH OFF THE PRESS STORIES:
MORE POLICE PRESENCE WON'T SAVE COMMUNITIES. DEFUNDING POLICE WILL.BREAKING DOWN THE REASONS WHY DETROIT VOTERS DIDN'T SHOW UP
Black Audacity with Lauren Hood & Bucky Willis
08/04/21 • 67 min
Back with another one! Donna is out on a much deserved vacation and Chase Cantrell is seating in the cohost seat!
Architectural Designer Bucky Willis and Afro-Urbanist Lauren Hood join us for a conversation about amplifying audacious ideas from Black folks, designing Black futures and unlearning degradation. The crew also touched on the need for meaningful intersections with artists and community development.
Listen and share with a friend!
Fresh Off The Press Articles:
MICHIGAN’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS MAY GET WORSE, AS EVICTION MORATORIUM ENDSWAYNE STATE TO REQUIRE COVID VACCINATION, REIMPOSING MASK MANDATEOther References per Bucky's comments:
RESEARCHERS STUDYING REPORTED MENSTRUAL CHANGES AFTER COVID-19 VACCINATION
On Tuesday, July 27th, the Detroit City Council approved Mayor Duggan's appointment of Antoine Bryant as the city's newest Planning and Development Director.
Antoine came through to speak with Donna and Orlando for his first interview after since his confirmation. He hails all the way from Houston, Texas by way of Brooklyn, New York with a wide cadre of experiences. He brings academic acclaim and scholarship from the University of Texas and Cornell University. He serves on many national boards and affinity groups including the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Our friend, Chase Cantrell paid us a visit to get in on the fun.
No question was off limits.
Flooding and infrastructure in the city of Detroit is once again taking center stage in today’s conversation. More specifically, Donna and Orlando are asking the question of who should bear the brunt of repairs and recovery from the recent flash flooding Detroit has been experiencing and who should be paying for the prevention efforts to stop this from happening?
Russ Bellant joined the hosts for the conversation. Russ is a Detroiter and a former engineer for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
FRESH OFF THE PRESS STORIES
AN EX-DETROIT POLICE CHIEF’S POLITICAL HOPES - AND PENDING LAWSUITSABANDONED 100-YEAR-OLD DETROIT HOME ABOUT TO GET NEW TENANTS: WHO IS MOVING IN
We went to the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference last week where we had the opportunity to interview three dynamic conference speakers!
Dr. Andre Perry, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute and Author of "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities
Dwan Dandridge, Founder & CEO of Black Leaders Detroit
Angelique Power, President/CEO of the Skillman Foundation
Thank you WDET for your amazing partnership!