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Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Corvino List

John Corvino, the 'Gay Moralist' of Detroit

John Corvino is a professor of philosophy at Wayne State University and a marriage equality advocate who's willing to debate the most vocal opponents of gay marriage publicly. 

Date Night List

It's date night! In search of the quintessential Detroit date spot

Ready to impress your boo with your knowledge of the coolest date spots in Detroit? We've got a few recommendations -- on and off the radar -- to get you started.

Passenger List

Passenger breathes art, new life into a long-vacant Detroit space

After years of vacancy and neglect, an old Capitol Park building where tobacco products were once manufactured is getting new life as Passenger, a nonprofit space for supporting the city’s art, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Powering the Mitten: As coal plants shut down, where will our electricity come from?

Michigan's aging coal-fired power plants are reaching the end of their life, and new regulations are accelerating timelines for their retirement. So how will Michiganders power their laptops, devices, homes, and businesses in the future?

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Doing business differently: IdeaLab returns Nov. 14

Over the last five years, IdeaLab has showcased dozens of Detroiters on the vanguard of community and economic development, and this year's Nov. 14 event is no exception.

Marsha Music List

Original hipster: Marsha Music, cultural icon and griot of Detroit

Over the next few weeks, we'll check in with original hipsters who have helped make Detroit cool for the young upstarts claiming Detroit cred. Up first, Marsha Music, a local icon and a self-described "griot, storyteller, and talker."

Co-working List

Detroit's co-working spaces lure freelancers and startups with amenities and community

As different co-working spaces spring up and mature around Detroit, freelancers and startups are no longer relegated to coffee shops and home offices.

The Albert List

As a senior housing crisis develops in Detroit, advocates are offering solutions

The development boom happening in downtown and Midtown Detroit comes at a cost for some of the city's most vulnerable residents, senior citizens. Senior housing advocates, however, are exploring solutions to this crisis.

AntonioList

Fighting for community benefits in Delray through art and activism

Antonio Cosme is a budding community organizer and activist who's working to ensure that his southwest Detroit neighborhood benefits from the construction of a new international crossing.

M1List

Along Woodward, residents and business owners have mixed feelings about M-1 Rail construction

Photographer Nick Hagen and writer Matthew Lewis walked the length of the M-1 Rail streetcar route to find out how construction is affecting small businesses and residents.

Michigan Beer

The Detroit Fall Beer Festival and the future of craft beer in the city

On Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, 75 breweries from around the state will be serving over 600 beers in Eastern Market at the 6th annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival. In advance of the festival, we talked to Scott Graham of the Michigan Brewers Guild about the future of Detroit's beer scene.

smart city list

What makes a city 'smart,' anyway?

In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart? Here are some thoughts in the wake of the recent Meeting of the Minds conference in Detroit.

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Why Detroit's improv comedy scene is no joke

Detroit is not exactly NYC, Chicago, or L.A., but the local improv scene, which has produced national talents like Keegan-Michael Key, is thriving thanks to dedicated performers and theaters like Planet Ant and Go Comedy!.

Jewish Detroit list

Young, diverse, and full of moxie, Detroit's Jewish community is making a comeback

Not long ago, speaking about a resurgent Jewish community in Detroit would have had folks thinking you were a few candles short of a full menorah. Today, however, that community is growing thanks to an influx of young people and a few key institutions.
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