DETROIT (WWJ) – The people and programs seeking to transform city neighborhoods were the focus of “Detroit Rising” — a one-hour radio special on WWJ Newsradio 950 in collaboration with ARISE Detroit!
Moderated by WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas, the show featured leaders of five community organizations working across the city: Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit!; Alice Thompson, CEO of Black Family Development; Linda Smith, president of U-SNAP-Back and a co-chair of the federal blight task force; Kirk Mayes, executive director of the Brightmoor Alliance, and Kathy Wendler, president of the Southwest Detroit Business Association.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
“We have seen a combination of people from different areas come to the business community, the foundation community … out of the White House, all these are under new leadership – hopefully all these can converge and this will be like a perfect storm of change for Detroit that we can create,” said Keith.
Listen to the podcast from Monday, Dec. 30.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time