In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.
Visit Detroit PAL on the web.
Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel HessProduced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Michigan is unfortunately, among the top states for high fire fatalities every year. Fire safety must be an everyday vigilant practice in every home throughout the State of Michigan. The Bureau of Fire Services mission is to provide protection of persons and property from exposure to the dangers of fire through inspection and fire prevention and to serve the training needs of over 30,000 fire fighters in the state of Michigan.
Visit the Bureau of Fire Services on the web.
Interview recorded on May 25th, 2017. Hosted by Laurel Hess.
The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade, now known as America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, was founded in 1924. For more than 75 years, The Parade has been a one-of-a-kind spectacle of fantasy, holiday spirit and community enthusiasm. The Parade has grown to include more than 75 parade units, including floats, balloons and marching bands in procession.
America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is Detroit's most visible civic event, a positive demonstration of the best this community has to offer to its people and the greater American community. Exceptional curbside attendance as well as extensive “live” radio and television coverage, on a regional and national level, combine to create unparalleled marketing and promotional exposure for the City of Detroit.
Tony Michaels of The Parade Company joins host Laurel Hess to talk about being a part of Detroit's transformation.
Interview recorded November 16th, 2017. Hosted by Laurel Hess.
A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan's excellent quality-of-life and to Michigan's economy.
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding.
Chad Swan-Bagero of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairsjoins host Laurel Hess to talk about the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and its impact on Michigan communities.
Interview recorded October 26th, 2017.