September 12, 2016

ABC News brought its original livestream series "Strait Talk with Matt & LZ" to University of Detroit Mercy in front of a live audience on Monday, Sept. 19 in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building for an open discussion about the biggest issues facing America this election cycle.

ABC News Political Contributors Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson, both Detroit natives, were joined by Digital Host Amna Nawaz and ABC News Chief Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl as they spoke with business leaders and community activists from the Motor City on key issues ranging from politics, race relations and law enforcement to religion and the economy.

Guests included:

  • Jessica Care Moore | Poet, Detroit Advocate
  • Ron Fournier | Associate Publisher, Crain’s Business Detroit
  • Peter Cummings | Real Estate Developer
  • Angie Reyes | Executive Director, Detroit Hispanic Development Corp
  • Yusef Shakur | Neighborhood Activist
  • Khaled Beydoun | Associate Professor, University of Detroit Mercy Law
  • Fatina Abdrabboh | Director, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn
  • Chuck Stokes | Editorial & Public Affairs Director, WXYZ-TV
  • Ashley McGuire | Senior Fellow, The Catholic Association

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