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Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis

You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same. 

Mike Medow, Morgan Willis, and Jenny Lee of Allied Media Projects

Becoming the media: Allied Media Conference celebrates 10 years in Detroit

This year marks an important milestone for Allied Media Conference, a nationally-significant conference that that utilizes media and technology to advance social justice. 10 years ago, AMC relocated to Detroit, a move that ushered in significant changes.

United Sound Systems

Giving United Sound, Detroit's other landmark music studio, its due

It may not have the name recognition of Motown, but the United Sound Systems Recording Studios, the oldest operating independent recording studios in the country, are just as important.

The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City ends season by painting huge mural on Crowell Community Center

On Friday, August 14, the forecast called for rain, but that didn't stop 1,200 people from showing up at the Crowell Community Center in northwest Detroit to put in an honest day's work as a part of Summer in the City's annual Finale Friday.
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