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MiWeek: A Special Live Event at Detroit Mercy

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May 04, 2016

MiWeek, Detroit Public Television’s (DPTV) weekly leadership and public affairs program broadcast live on Thursday, May 5, from the McNichols Campus of University of Detroit Mercy. The show featured interviews and in-depth panel conversations about the future of Detroit’s neighborhoods, newcomers versus long-time residents; inclusiveness; the cultural corridor compared to the economic corridor; and entrepreneurship.

The event was led by the MiWeek team of award-winning journalists Christy McDonald, Free Press Editorial Page Editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Henderson and Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley.

Special guests included: Dr. Antoine Garibaldi, President, University of Detroit Mercy; Dan Pitera, Executive Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture; Rhonda Word Morris, owner of Lucki’s Cheesecake; Lauren Hood of Live6 Alliance; Kim Tandy, City of Detroit District 2 Manager and Gaston Nash, College Core Block Club Co-founder.

“As part of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, I am thrilled to be a part of MiWeek because this program is happening at a critical point in time,” said Dan Pitera, professor of architecture and DCDC director. “There is a renewed interest in the north Livernois Avenue area, home of the University of Detroit Mercy. More than ever it is very important to blend great existing community work with new ideas; build locally grown businesses while attracting new ones and celebrating existing residents while welcoming newcomers.

The show was taped in front of a live audience and broadcast on DPTV-Channel 56. See the video footage online. It was followed by a half-hour online only conversation starting at 8:30 p.m. The MiWeek Roadshow was made possible thanks to funding from the MASCO Foundation.

More than 1,800 households tuned in to watch the segment and more than 250 viewed the livestream footage. The program has been viewed more than 400 times on demand since it first aired.

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