Flashpoint 9/23/18: Detroit councilwoman's new initiatives; Remembering David Dichiera; TEDx Detroit

Today's edition of Flashpoint

DETROIT - Here is what you missed on Sunday's edition of Flashpoint:

In Detroit this week, City Council member Mary Sheffield announced a series of initiatives she is calling the "People's Bills." They target water rates, affordable housing, even parking tickets. But can a city just out of bankruptcy afford any of it? Sheffield joined Flashpoint to discuss the initiatives. 

TEDx Detroit takes place on Wednesday, promising positive ideas for the world from Detroit. We spoke with Charlie Wollborg, executive director and curator of TEDx Detroit, and John Dunivant, artist and co-founder of Theatre Bizarre, about the upcoming event.

We also remembered the life of Detroit Opera House founder David Dichiera, who died of cancer this week. Our last Flashpoint conversation with Dichiera came last year, just after he received a star-studded sendoff at the Detroit Opera House.  

As usual, his focus was on the city he loved. We revisited that conversation with Dichiera. 

Segment 1:

  • Mary Sheffield, president pro tem, Detroit City Council

Segment 2: 

  • Charlie Wollborg, executive director and curator, TEDx Detroit
  • John Dunivant, artist and co-founder, Theatre Bizarre 

Segment 3:

  • Remembering Detroit Opera House founder David Dichiera 


Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

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