Mike Duggan elected the next mayor of the city of Detroit. Check out all the results from yesterday’s election.
This week on MiWeek, the panel devotes the entire show to interviewing Detroit’s mayoral candidates. What are the candidates’ plans for the City? How will they move past the pending bankruptcy? Tune in to learn more about these candidates and their policies. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WTVS-Detroit Public Television.
What’s YOUR agenda for Michigan?
Do you want to bend the ears of Michigan’s political candidates? Join the Center for Michigan and Detroit Public Television for a community conversation to set YOUR agenda for Michigan in 2014 and beyond!
Three large community conversations will be held in Southeast Michigan starting November 20th at Wayne County Community College. These discussions are free to the public and light refreshments will be provided. In each conversation, participants will be asked to share their priorities for addressing our state’s most pressing issues, including:
- Michigan’s economy & prosperity
- Quality of life issues
- Taxes & Government Spending
These discussions will be facilitated by MiWeek’s Christy McDonald. The ideas shared in these conversations will become part of a citizens’ agenda that the Center for Michigan will amplify to candidates running for governor and state legislature! For more information about community conversations and to download the issue guide that each participant will receive visit TheCenterForMichigan.net.
Tuesday, January 28th evening 6-7:30pm at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus – Map
Thursday, March 6th from 5-7pm at Macomb Community College’s South Campus
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Detroit, Mich. (October 3, 2013) – Detroit Public Television (DPTV)’s MiVote project, in an effort to empower the City of Detroit’s citizens in Detroit’s first Council by district election in nearly 100 years, has produced eight debates featuring all 18 candidates for City Council.
Recorded at DPTV’s Midtown Studios on the campus of Wayne State University, the 20 minute debates are posted on the MiVote.org website for public viewing. Segments from the debates will appear in Detroit Public Television programs American Black Journal and MiWeek leading up to the November 5th election. Journalists Vickie Thomas of WWJ Radio (950 AM) and Jerome Vaughn of WDET Radio (101.9 FM) moderated the sessions.
DPTV is making all of this content available to any news organization or community public affairs website that would like to display them, at no cost. Links will also be posted on multiple social media accounts, to ensure as much public access as possible.
“This latest MiVote initiative is designed to continue our commitment to use the power of public media to keep voters informed and help them solve the most important issues facing our community,” said Rich Homberg, President and General Manager of DPTV. “This year perhaps more than ever before, with the City facing bankruptcy and a new process for electing a Council, we hope more citizens will access these debates to help make decisions on Election Day.”
MiVote.org focuses on ongoing community engagement on the issues that are most important to the future of Michigan. The site features discussion by citizens and government leaders, exchanging ideas and identifying priorities.
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Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. Information is available at dptv.org.
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In an effort to empower the citizens of Detroit in the City’s first Council by district election in nearly 100 years, MiVote has produced eight debates featuring all 18 candidates for City Council.
With the City facing bankruptcy and a new process for electing City Council members, it is important that voters make an informed decision on Election Day. This MiVote initiative was designed to be a resource for voters in Detroit by providing information on the candidates running in their district and the major issues facing the community.
Journalists Vickie Thomas of WWJ Radio (950 AM) and Jerome Vaughn of WDET Radio (101.9 FM) moderate the sessions. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.
Mike Duggan is a product of the late Ed McNamara’s political machine, the same one that gave us Jennifer Granholm. He has a tough-guy image. And plenty of supporters say that’s what the city needs at the moment.
Benny Napoleon has government chops, as well. He has run the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s office. He’s already talking about running against the “fat cats” whom, he says, will ignore the city’s neighborhoods.
This isn’t going to be pretty. But the real issues facing this city and this region are about to be placed on the table and debated—at length, and in the most stark way imaginable.
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