Street Beat: Drug Free Kids
This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter talks with representatives from several organizations involved in the fight against drugs. First, Marcia Lee Taylor, the president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, talks about the rising problem with pharmaceutical drug abuse. Then, Kirtana Choragudi, the National Student of the Year for SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions, explains what that group is doing to keep campuses drug free. Next, Frank W and Paul G explain how Narcotics Anonymous can help someone kick drug addiction. Finally, attorney Jeffrey Hank with MILegalize 2018 explains the reasons behind the push to legalize marijuana.
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Street Beat: Drug Free KidsThis week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter talks with representatives from several organizations involved in the fight against drugs. First, Marcia Lee Taylor, the president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, talks about the rising problem with pharmaceutical drug abuse. Then, Kirtana Choragudi, the National Student of the Year for SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions, explains what that group is doing to keep campuses drug free. Next, Frank W and Paul G explain how Narcotics Anonymous can help someone kick drug addiction. Finally, attorney Jeffrey Hank with MILegalize 2018 explains the reasons behind the push to legalize marijuana.
Street Beat: Black History MonthThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson looks at Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. First, Makupson interviews Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson and Frederick Henry, Sr. about what they faced as Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. Then, Karen Hudson-Samuels, the WGPR-TV 62 News Director and Joe Spencer, the Programming Director, discuss the importance of the first black-owned and operated television station in the nation. Finally, Focus HOPE CEO, Jason Lee, explains how the organization was started and what it is doing now for the community.
Street Beat: THAW, Fair Housing Center, And Detroit Rescue Mission MinistriesThis week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone looks at organizations helping people with shelter issues. First Saunteel Jenkins, the CEO of THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund, explains how her organization is helping people pay high energy bills. Then, Margaret L. M. Brown, the Executive Director of The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit, explains the problem of discrimination in housing. Next, Dr. Chad Audi, President and CEO of The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, explains the shelter and services his group provides to help homeless men.

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