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.
Street Beat: Sexual Assault and CrimeApril 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.
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.

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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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