Flashpoint 12/6/20: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist discusses findings of study on COVID and minorities
DETROIT – The second surge of the coronavirus is leaving many asking for help from lawmakers in Washington. Garlin Gilchrist which this week released findings on a new study of the virus. Gilchrist was on Flashpoint Sunday and discussed findings of the study. Segment OneMichigan Democratic congresswoman, Elissa SlotkinSegment TwoMichigan Republican congressman, Paul MitchellSegment ThreeLt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist
Flashpoint 11/29/20: New Ford CEO talks taking over amid global health crisis, major industry shift
DETROIT – For many, the coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time -- separating loved ones from one another, causing job loss and health scares. For Detroiter Jim Farley, the pandemic has also signaled a significant change in his life: replacing Jim Hackett as CEO of Ford Motor Company. On Sunday, we talked with Farley about what it means for him to take over as CEO in the middle of a worldwide health crisis and a seismic shift in the mobility world. We also talked with leaders of local food banks and how they’re faring amid the pandemic, which has caused food insecurity for many Metro Detroit families. Segment OneNew Ford Motor Company CEO Jim FarleySegment TwoKirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Gerry Brisson, President and CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank
Jim Hackett to retire, COO Jim Farley to take over as president, CEO of Ford
DETROIT Jim Hackett is retiring as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, and current COO Jim Farley will take his place, the company announced Tuesday. Jim Hackett has laid the foundation for a really vibrant future and we have made tremendous progress in the past three years. I am very grateful to Jim Hackett for all he has done to modernize Ford and prepare us to compete and win in the future, said Bill Ford, Fords executive chairman. My goal when I took on the CEO role was to prepare Ford to win in the future, Hackett said. He is also a change agent with a deep understanding of how to lead Ford in this new era defined by smart vehicles in a smart world.