Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Michigan's Association of Chinese AmericansElinor Ho, President of Association of Chinese Americans, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her journey to the United States, the ACA's role in the Chinese American community in Michigan, and the bridges that link Asian American community to other communities across the country.
The History Behind Southwest Detroit's 'Blessing of the Lowriders'Founder of the Blessing of the Lowriders, Victor Villalobos, and Co-Founder of Inside Southwest Detroit, Erik Paul Howard, join Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the history behind the blessing and what people can expect from the event this year.
Local Southwest Detroit Muralist Tells the Stories of History along Mexicantown's Buildings, WallsMuralist Elton Monroy Durán joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his murals, the inspiration behind them, and his journey from Mexico to Detroit and what led him to remain in the city.
Southwest Detroit's Cinco de Mayo Parade Makes Its Return After Two-Year Virtual FormatRaymond Lozano, President of Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the return of the Cinco de Mayo parade and what people can expect from the festival this year.
Zayna Bakes' Cuffin - The Perfect Marriage between a Cookie and a MuffinZayna Salloum, Founder of Zayna Bakes and creator of the cuffin, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about how she came up with the creation of the cuffin, as well as her roots in Arab American culture and how she uses her family's heritage in her baking.
The Origins of National Arab American Heritage Month, Ties to DetroitWarren David, President of Arab America, and Amal David, Director of Community Engagement for Arab America, join Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss their ties to Detroit and campaign to get Arab American Heritage Month nationally recognized.
Filmmaker Rola Nashef Finds Inspiration for Films within Arab American CommunityFilmmaker Rola Nashef joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her use of authentic storytelling to depict Arab America in media. She also discusses dispelling the misconceptions of Arab Americans.
Arab American National Museum Shares History, Culture, Dispels MisconceptionsDiana Abouali, Director of The Arab American National Museum, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the purpose of the museum, as well as an overview of the history of Arab Americans.
Meadow Brook Theatre Guild's Luncheon on the Aisle Event Returns for Its 39th YearMarie Hochstein, member of the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the importance of the guild to the community, as well as what its upcoming events feature.
Local Detroiter Changing the Way We Use Social Media with New Platform InpathyZiarekenya Smith, Founder of Inpathy, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his new app and how it is different from the social platforms we use today.
Two Cancer Survivors Team Up to Make One of Their Stories into a Feature FilmThree-time cancer survivor Rob Atteberry and cancer survivor Paris Jones, CEO of Paris Films, join Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about their own stories battling cancer, and the development of Rob's story into a screenplay.
The Diatribe Reclaims Space in Grand Rapids Neighborhoods for Community Art ProjectsMarcel "Fable" Price, Executive Director of The Diatribe, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss this year's 49507 Project, as well as the various youth programming The Diatribe offers.
Longtime CBS Producer Mark Gross Discusses New Sitcom 'How We Roll'Mark Gross, Executive Producer of CBS How We Roll, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about creating the show and how he developed the real-life journey of Professional Bowler Tom Smallwood into a sitcom.
CBS 'How We Roll' Star Pete Holmes Talks Taking on the Roll of a Professional Bowler in New SitcomActor/Stand-Up Comedian Pete Holmes joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about starring in a sitcom, learning how to bowl, and playing a character based on a real person.
Autoworker Turned Professional Bowler - Michigander's Career Change Made into CBS Sitcom 'How We Roll'Tom Smallwood, Professional PBA Bowler, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about his journey from autoworker to professional bowler, and his feelings on his story being turned into a CBS sitcom.