Street Beat: Detroit's Comeback
This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to organizations involved in rebuilding and reenergizing Detroit. First, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategy for Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, discusses new job training programs. Then, Mike Rafferty, vice president of small-business development for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and Mikiah Westbrook, owner of Brix, a small business that was funded by the Motor City Match program, explain how the Motor City Match program works. Next, Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director of Detroit Future City, talks about the impact they’re having on Detroit. Finally, Michael O’Callaghan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Metro Conventions and Visitor Bureau, discusses the increase in tourism to the city.
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Street Beat: Empowering Young WomenIn recognition of Women’s History Month, Street Beat host Lisa Germani reaches out to four organizations helping young women overcome obstacles in their lives. First, Jo-Anne Woodard, Chief Operating Officer at Don Bosco Hall, discusses their educational, leadership and support services to female delinquent youth. Then, Yatesha Robinson, Director of Social Work and Middle School Programming from Girls Group, explains how they support and encourage low income teens to continue their high school education. Then, Chrysantha Norwood, the Metro Detroit Organizer for GirlTrek: the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women, talks about her group’s mission and outreach. Finally, Cynthera McNeill from S.A.V.E.T.H.EM. (Stomping Away Various Epidemics by Teaching Health Education and Mentoring) joins us to share information about the upcoming Youth Step Show and Resource Fair that is fighting preventative diseases in teens.
Street Beat: Detroit's ComebackThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks to organizations involved in rebuilding and reenergizing Detroit. First, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategy for Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, discusses new job training programs. Then, Mike Rafferty, vice president of small-business development for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and Mikiah Westbrook, owner of Brix, a small business that was funded by the Motor City Match program, explain how the Motor City Match program works. Next, Anika Goss-Foster, Executive Director of Detroit Future City, talks about the impact they’re having on Detroit. Finally, Michael O’Callaghan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Metro Conventions and Visitor Bureau, discusses the increase in tourism to the city.
Street Beat: Animal CareThis week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at what local organizations are doing to help care for and treat wild and domestic animals around Michigan. First, Scott Carter, Chief Life Sciences Officer for the Detroit Zoological Society and Julie Geisinger, their Fundraising Events Manager, explain the zoo’s conservation efforts. Then, Diane Miller, The Chief Program Officer for the Detroit Zoological Society, explains how The Berman Academy for Humane Education helps people help animals through different programs and activities. Next, Carter learns about The Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals Farm from Board Chairman Bob Harvie and Marilyn Groves Royle, the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of SASHA and long-time volunteer. Finally, Anna Chrisman, The Public Relations Coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, talks about animal adoption and pet rescue.

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