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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Collecting Instruments for Kids Throughout October

The goal is to collect 2,500 new and used instruments through the orchestra’s new nonprofit Detroit Harmony, a citywide collaborative effort between the DSO and other arts nonprofits, schools, community organizations and civic leaders. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is collecting musical instruments this month to give to kids in Detroit.
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Craig Fahle Leaves Deadline Detroit for Public Relations Job

Craig Fahle, who hosted podcasts and a weekly politics show on Deadline Detroit, has left to take a job with the Detroit firm, Van Dyke Horn, Michigan's largest minority-owned public relations agency. Fahle, 54, came to Deadline Detroit in late 2018 and hosted podcasts on issues of the day and...
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University of Detroit Mercy President Reflects on His Tenure as He Plans to Step Down in 2022

Dr. Antoine Garibaldi says he tried to expand the endowment from private funders specifically to increase enrollment for first-generation students. After more than a decade as president of University of Detroit Mercy, Dr. Antoine Garibaldi has decided to step down from his post at the end of the academic year. After taking a sabbatical, he will return to the university as a tenured professor in educational psychology.
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Audio/Engineer Producer II

Detroit Public Radio, WDET is looking to hire an experienced Audio/Engineer Producer II to join the team of one of the most compelling daily public radio talk shows in America, Qualified candidates can apply through jobs.wayne.edu by searching posting 045825. POSITION PURPOSE Produce and engineer recorded material and live music...
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Detroit Public Radio, WDET is looking to hire an experienced Audio/Engineer Producer II to join the team of one of the most compelling daily public radio talk shows in America, Qualified candidates can apply through jobs.wayne.edu by searching posting 045824. JOB PURPOSE Develop and produce professional journalism content for radio...
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Teenager Killed by Undercover Police Was Unarmed, New Lawsuit Alleges

The Detroit Police Department said Michael Adams III produced a gun while fleeing, causing officers to use fatal force. A new lawsuit filed by Adams’ family says the undercover police officer did not identify themself and Adams was shot in the back. The family of a Detroit teenager killed by...
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Rep. Andy Levin Says Democrats Will Pass Build Back Better and Infrastructure Legislation

As President Biden visits Michigan to promote his infrastructure bill, Levin says he’s a firm “no” until there’s a vote on the larger $3.5 trillion budget bill. President Biden is visiting Michigan on Tuesday to promote his bipartisan infrastructure bill and the larger “Build Back Better” package, which represents a major effort at climate and economic reform.
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NASCAR Is Unlikely to Become Racially Tolerant, Says Author of The Book “Racing While Black”

Author Lenny Miller says, for a long time, he and his father invested more personal money into their racing team than their sponsors, General Motors. It was just last year that Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time Black racer, helped get the Confederate flag banned at the company’s three series. Lenny Miller, author of the book “Racing While Black,” describes his family’s experience with NASCAR, and explains why racism is still a large part of the culture of motor sports.
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Growing Up with Grief with Nolan Colter

Nolan Colter shares how losing his mother at age 11 caused him to get into trouble and shield himself emotionally through middle and high school. He then recalls the profound changes that came for him after supporting a friend in grief. The Science of Grief, produced by WDET and Science...
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Whitmer to Veto Restrictions on Local Government COVID-19 Orders

Gov. Whitmer will veto language in the budget bill that would punish local health departments that issue mask orders or restrictions. Press Secretary Bobby Leddy says the provision is both unenforceable and unconstitutional. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will veto language in a budget bill that would punish local health departments that...
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State Budget Deal Leaves Billions Unspent in Pandemic Year

Gov. Whitmer says she “can’t explain” why state lawmakers continue to refuse to allocate $10 billion in federal aid and state revenue. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers have agreed to a budget deal after months of negotiations. The GOP-controlled state Legislature gave the budget bills final passage last week. They are now on the governor’s desk.
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INN appoints new chief of growth programs

Courtney Hurtt will lead INN’s nationwide initiatives to accelerate the growth of nonprofit news organizations. Through INN, these newsrooms now make up one of the largest news reporting networks in the country, with a membership of more than 350 independent, nonprofit news outlets. More than 2,800 registrants participate in INN’s growth programs each year, developing new business models that strengthen the financial sustainability of news and expand Americans’ access to high quality reporting.
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WDET Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award for COVID Diaries

Since 1971, the Radio Television Digital News Association has been recognizing achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. This year, the RTNDA has awarded WDET and Documenting Detroit with its national award for Excellence in Innovation for the COVID Diaries project. Created in the wake of the coronavirus...
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