Street Beat: Sexual Assault and Crime
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone talks with individuals and organizations dealing with sexual assault and crime. First, Barbara Niess-May, the Executive Director of SafeHouse Center, explains how the Center helps victims of domestic abuse. Then Candace Dorsey, Police Officer/Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, discusses ways to protect yourself from assault. Next, Beth Adcock and Janine Washburn, program specialists for MI-VINE’s Crime Victim Services, explain the state’s program’s to help crime victims. In the final segment, Stone changes directions and talks with Phyllis Loudermill, Founder and CEO of HerCo, and Tom Combs, the Administrator of the Prisoner Reentry Division from the Michigan Department of Corrections, about a new program that helps train former inmates for jobs once they have been released from prison.
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Street Beat: Qline, MoGo And Transportation IssuesThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani examines the changing transportation scene in the Metro Detroit area. First, Sommer Woods, the VP of External Relations of QLINE Detroit, talks about the one of the newest additions to Detroit’s transit options. Then, the bike rental service MoGo Detroit is a fun, flexible and convenient way to get around the city. It’s Executive Director, Lisa Nuszkowski, and Adriel Thornton, the Marketing & Community Outreach Manager, explain how the program works. Next, Carmine Palombo, Deputy Executive Director of SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments), talks about the transportation issues facing the area from aging infrastructure and sink holes to bike paths, boats, and more.
Street Beat: Detroit 67 ProjectThis week on Street Beat, host April Moss learns about the Detroit 67 project sponsored by the Detroit Historical Society which takes an in depth look at the Detroit Riot from 1967. Kalisha Davis, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, and Billy Winkel, Curatorial Assistant from the Detroit Historical Society, explain the details. Then, Charles Farrell, the Director of Public Programs from The Wright Museum, discusses their projects that are connected to the Detroit 67 Project. Finally, David Wolber, a director with the Matrix Theatre, discusses their presentation of “Dream Deferred – Detroit,” a play created from the personal accounts about the ’67 rebellion.
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