Street Beat: Improving The Environment
Spring is finally coming to Michigan so this week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at the environment. First, Michelle Bakun, the Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality discusses environmental contamination. Then, Monsignor Daniel Trapp, pastor of St. Augustine/St. Monica, talks about the vineyard that is growing grapes in downtown Detroit. Next, Kathleen Klein, Community Relations Representative for Waste Management, discusses the importance of recycling. Finally, Ray Rustem, the Youth Council Advisor for the Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Program explains how students can become part of their Youth Conservation Council.
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Street Beat: Hunger And HomelessnessThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to various organizations about programs that aid the hungry. First, Lighthouse of Oakland County Food Pantry Manager, James McQueen and John Lyman, Waterford Regional Fire Chief and this year’s Grand Marshal; discuss the programs at Lighthouse and their upcoming Hunger Walk. Then, Sara Gold, the Director of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan’s Healthy Kids Initiative, explains the Meet Up and Eat Up program designed to help low income children during the summer months to have access to food. Then, Hand Up Detroit is a unique collaboration among Detroit homeless and housing service agencies. Hand Up Detroit Coordinator, Abby Adair, and former SOS shelter client, Rick Schmidt, explain the program. Finally, Neal Rubin, the Honorary Chair of Bookstock, talks about the annual fundraising event and the programs it supports.
Street Beat: Improving Lives Through MentorshipThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson will highlight several organizations that help minorities improve their lives and living situations. First, Carol Goss discusses the Warrior Women Against Poverty, a movement of African American Women committed to improving the lives of Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) women and children living in poverty through mentoring, advocacy and supportive friendship. Joining her will be LaTonia Walker from COTS or Brenda Brown, one of the mentees. Then, Kathryn Tanner, Executive Director for Mercy Education Project, explains how this organization is helping boost academic success for low-income girls and women. Next, Michallene Thacker-Mann, the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for City Year Detroit; and Richel’la Washam, Impact Manager at Clark Preparatory Academy, City Year Detroit; talk about the AmeriCorps volunteers who work 10 hour days every day in seven target Detroit public schools to help educationally challenged students beat the odds that are stacked against them. Finally, Lynne Golodner, the founder of One Earth Writing, explains how this organization brings teens together across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing workshops designed to build a more accepting, open and cohesive world.
Street Beat: Improving The EnvironmentSpring is finally coming to Michigan so this week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at the environment. First, Michelle Bakun, the Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality discusses environmental contamination. Then, Monsignor Daniel Trapp, pastor of St. Augustine/St. Monica, talks about the vineyard that is growing grapes in downtown Detroit. Next, Kathleen Klein, Community Relations Representative for Waste Management, discusses the importance of recycling. Finally, Ray Rustem, the Youth Council Advisor for the Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Program explains how students can become part of their Youth Conservation Council.
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Street Beat: Hunger And HomelessnessThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to various organizations about programs that aid the hungry. First, Lighthouse of Oakland County Food Pantry Manager, James McQueen and John Lyman, Waterford Regional Fire Chief and this year’s Grand Marshal; discuss the programs at Lighthouse and their upcoming Hunger Walk. Then, Sara Gold, the Director of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan’s Healthy Kids Initiative, explains the Meet Up and Eat Up program designed to help low income children during the summer months to have access to food. Then, Hand Up Detroit is a unique collaboration among Detroit homeless and housing service agencies. Hand Up Detroit Coordinator, Abby Adair, and former SOS shelter client, Rick Schmidt, explain the program. Finally, Neal Rubin, the Honorary Chair of Bookstock, talks about the annual fundraising event and the programs it supports.
Street Beat: Improving Lives Through MentorshipThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson will highlight several organizations that help minorities improve their lives and living situations. First, Carol Goss discusses the Warrior Women Against Poverty, a movement of African American Women committed to improving the lives of Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) women and children living in poverty through mentoring, advocacy and supportive friendship. Joining her will be LaTonia Walker from COTS or Brenda Brown, one of the mentees. Then, Kathryn Tanner, Executive Director for Mercy Education Project, explains how this organization is helping boost academic success for low-income girls and women. Next, Michallene Thacker-Mann, the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for City Year Detroit; and Richel’la Washam, Impact Manager at Clark Preparatory Academy, City Year Detroit; talk about the AmeriCorps volunteers who work 10 hour days every day in seven target Detroit public schools to help educationally challenged students beat the odds that are stacked against them. Finally, Lynne Golodner, the founder of One Earth Writing, explains how this organization brings teens together across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing workshops designed to build a more accepting, open and cohesive world.
Street Beat: Improving The EnvironmentSpring is finally coming to Michigan so this week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at the environment. First, Michelle Bakun, the Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality discusses environmental contamination. Then, Monsignor Daniel Trapp, pastor of St. Augustine/St. Monica, talks about the vineyard that is growing grapes in downtown Detroit. Next, Kathleen Klein, Community Relations Representative for Waste Management, discusses the importance of recycling. Finally, Ray Rustem, the Youth Council Advisor for the Natural Resources Commission Youth Conservation Program explains how students can become part of their Youth Conservation Council.

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