Cost of Ambassador Bridge shutdown is growing for automakers, workers
Many people might not know they use the “just-in-time” production method these days, which means they have to stop building when the parts run out. That method is what’s happening, and the Anderson Economic Group is estimating $51 million in lost wages so far this week because of the blockade.
Warren City Council says Mayor Jim Fouts’ ally posed as concerned citizen during public comment
WARREN, Mich. – The Warren City Council is investigating the appointment of an employee by Mayor Jim Fouts. Audio from a Warren City Council meeting last fall shows a man who said his name is William Benson join public comment. Warren City Council said he was not a concerned citizen. A shadow employee at City Hall,” Warren City Council Member Pat Green said. The Warren City Council continues targeted attacks on city employees with another press release against former Warren employee Jamie Roe.
Local congressional staffer making an impact in Washington
I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to do,” said Curtis Doster Jr., chief of staff for Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigan’s 15th Congressional District. Lawrence added that is uncommon to have a Black man in that position. “Some of the members of the Black Caucus, they don’t have Black chiefs of staff and so it’s the statement that a Black man can do this job, a Black man is doing this job,” she said. READ MORE:‘Black Art Library’ exhibit at MOCAD celebrates work of artists through booksCity of Detroit showcases artists as kickoff to Black History MonthTell us: What does Black History Month mean to you? Unmasking the invisible men of the comic book worldAd‘We just want equity and equality and appreciation’: The history behind Black History Month
Political violence expert from Oakland University weighs in on insurrection, tensions
DETROIT – These next few days will undoubtedly be tense for many people who are struggling to make sense of seismic shifts in the political landscape. A political violence expert from Oakland University sat down with Local 4. Dr. Peter Trumbore has spent his career learning and understanding the underpinnings of political violence around the globe. He believes we all have a role in keeping democracy safe during these fragile and dangerous moments. House votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrectionThe U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week.
Michigan Legislature passes bills allowing college athletes to earn compensation from use of name, image
LANSING, Mich. – Considering Michigan boasts the nation’s largest football stadium and fills it when the coronavirus isn’t lurking -- college football is huge in the state. The Michigan Legislature passed a couple of bills that would allow for paying college athletes. The bill prohibits sports organizations from preventing a student-athlete from receiving compensation from the use of their name, image or likeness. He said he believes the new bills surrounding the use of the name, image and likeness will help student-athletes like Edwards. Michigan Sen. Adam Hollier is a former college athlete who championed the legislation because the NCAA has dragged its feet and penalized student-athletes wrongfully for many years.
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
Flashpoint 11/22/20: Michigan Congressional delegation weighs in on state vote battle
DETROIT – A new round of shutdowns goes into effect in Michigan and all over the country as America faces a COVID shrouded Thanksgiving. And the fight over the Michigan vote makes a controversial and volatile stop in Detroit. A Congressional delegation in addition to other guests weighed in on both issues during Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint. Segment OneMichigan Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Michigan Democratic Congressman Andy Levin and Republican Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClainSegment TwoStephen Henderson, host of WDET’s Detroit Today show and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit NewsSegment ThreeFlashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.
Flashpoint 11/15/20: Michigan healthcare and education leaders discuss future as COVID cases surge
DETROIT – While you were voting coronavirus cases surged just as many feared they would. Michigan witnessed its highest single daily case count on Friday. Meanwhile, the state is overwhelmed as hospitals and schools try to adjust to the concerning situation fast. Guests on Sunday’s episode which included Michigan education and healthcare leaders discussed the future as cases continue surging. MHA represents all the community hospitals in Michigan.
Flashpoint 11/8/20: Election fight continues with allegations of chicanery stretching into Detroit
DETROIT – While Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the White House race, many Republicans are raising concern over the voting ballot process and calling for investigations. The fight appears poised to go on with allegations of chicanery that stretch right into Detroit’s downtown convention hall. Is there any end in sight for an election that drew more American voters than ever before? Segment OneChris Thomas, senior Detroit election directorSegment TwoChad Livengood, senior editor, Crain’s Detroit Business; Attorney Dennis Cowan; Zoe Clark, program director of Michigan Radio and Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE. Segment ThreeFlashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.
Flashpoint 11/1/20: As Election Day stands on the horizon, are our systems ready?
DETROIT – Election Day stands on the horizon. Are our systems ready or will this year keep its reputation for chaos intact? Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discussed the possibility of Election Day results today. The move highlights challenges for the press in the most volatile election of our time. Guests in segment two discussed the newspaper’s decision not to endorse a candidate and the role of the press this election.
Flashpoint 10/25/20: With governor’s powers deflated, is Michigan ready for second coronavirus wave?
DETROIT – COVID-19 fatigue collides with new realities as the daily case totals spike. With the governor’s powers deflated by the Michigan Supreme Court, is the state ready for a surge in coronavirus cases? And Election Day is a little more than a week away, but so many votes have already been cast. There were conversations on these topics with guests during Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint. Segment oneWayne State University President, Dr. M. Roy Wilson; Dr. Preeti Malani, Chief Health Officer and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan and Dr. Juan Marquez, Washtenaw County medical directorSegment twoVoter education expert, Vince Keenan
Watch: Interviews with US Senate candidates Gary Peters and John James
DETROIT – Michigan’s knock-down drag-out US Senate race is contentious, tight and all over the airwaves. On Sunday’s special hour-long episode of Flashpoint both candidates in the race, incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican candidate John James discussed their positions on critical issues. The interviews were done individually and covered a wide range of issues. Plus, one million Michiganders have already voted more than two weeks before election day. Segment oneRepublican candidate John JamesSegment TwoDemocratic Sen. Gary PetersSegment ThreeFlashpoint guests Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s show Detroit Today; Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News; Jill Alper of Alper Strategies and Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research and Communications weigh in on US Senate race and upcoming elections.
Flashpoint 10/4/20: Voter suppression efforts, Beaumont merger plan falls apart and Michigan changes protocols for nursing homes
As that news spread this week, the State of Michigan worked on changing its protocols for nursing homes during the pandemic. Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services talked about the topic Sunday on Flashpoint. Voter suppression efforts in Michigan have led to felony charges against two right wing operatives. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joined Flashpoint again and weighed in on the issue. Veteran journalist Eric Starkman has been writing about the merger for Deadline Detroit and discussed it.
Watch: Michigan's 8th Congressional District candidates Slotkin, Junge debate
DETROIT – From health care, racial justice to trade policies voters in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District have a lot to consider in one of the state’s most competitive races. On Sunday morning candidates in the race, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge debated each other live on Flashpoint. Segments one and twoCandidates in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge. RELATED HEADLINES
Flashpoint 9/27/20: Candidates in race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District debate
DETROIT – From health care, racial justice to trade policies voters in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District have a lot to consider in one of the state’s most competitive races. On Sunday morning candidates in the race, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge debated each other live on Flashpoint. RELATED HEADLINESSegments one and twoCandidates in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge.
Flashpoint 9/20/20: What Bahrain and UAE normalizing relations with Israel means to Palestinian cause
DETROIT – The pandemic, racial unrest and election season have overwhelmed some news from the Middle East. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have formally opened normalized relations with Israel. President Donald Trump sees the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement as a new dawn in the Middle East. Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, made an appearance on Flashpoint Sunday and talked about what those who vote by mail should know ahead of time. Segment OneMichigan Secretary of State Jocelyn BensonSegment TwoDr. Yael Aronoff, associate professor of international relations at James Madison College and Saeed Khan, senior lecturer of near east and Asian studies and director of global studies at Wayne State University.
Flashpoint 9/13/20: Reflecting on the latest hot political week in Michigan
All rights reserved)DETROIT – It has been a very hot political week in Michigan. Both President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden, campaigned in the state. And Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is turning to voters to keep clearing out dilapidated houses in Detroit because the federal money for it has run out. Watch preview of episodeSegment OnePollster from the Glengarrif Group, Richard Czuba; Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley and host of WDET’s show Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson. Segment ThreeFlashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.
Watch live: Trump holds news conference at White House
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Watch live: White House holds press briefing
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