Street Beat: In The News
This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson looks at some of the topics that have dominated newscasts the past few months. First, Rev. Faith Fowler, Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services, explains their newest program which builds solar charging units for Puerto Rico. Then Suzanne Coates, the CEO of Turning Point, discusses sexual harassment and what women can do to prevent it or stand up against it. Next, Tracy Chirikas, the Development Manager for the Alliance of Coalitions for Health Communities, discusses opioid addiction and other medical concerns. Finally, Rebecca Karam, the Principle Investigator for the MAP Project (Muslims for American Progress), dispels some of the myths about Muslims that have led to prejudice and hate crimes.
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Semi Trucks Line Up Under Bridge To Prevent SuicideThe Michigan State Police organized a row of 13 semi truck drivers to remain in place under the bridge to shorten the distance the man would fall if he were to jump. Matt Yurus reports.
Rochester Hills Celebrates Earth DayThe CW50 Street Team attended the Earth Day celebration in Rochester! Municipal Park was filled with many booths informing and encouraging people to become more aware of their surroundings.
Michigan School Closed After Confederate Truck GatheringsOfficials say a potential threat has forced the closure of a central Michigan high school where students parked their pickup trucks adorned with Confederate flags outside for two days. Matt Yurus reports.

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