Detroit Discussions: A Detroit Center Podcast Series

Detroit Discussions brings the concept of mutually enriching University and Detroit communities through education and the exchange of culture to digital audio world. Since 2012, Marketing and Communications Manager Mike Morland has facilitated entertaining, insightful and educational conversations surrounding the topics of music, culture, current events, government and history.

Detroit Discussions continues to build on this solid foundation with access and insight to highly respected professionals from the local and national levels. Wherever you are, Detroit Discussions are just a click away.

In this concluding podcast of Detroit Techno: MUsic That Influenced the World, Tom Newman of the Detroit Techno Foundation reflects on the event at the Detroit Center, the Movement festival and the future of the Detroit Techno Foundation. (production music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod-incompetech.com).

L'Renee is an international R&B recording artist and alumnus of Detroit Renaissance High School and Kentucky State University. She won the 2010 Detroit edition of the Andre Harell Superstar Soul Search and was a finalist in the 2010 Budweiser Superfest Singing Contest. Since 2005, she has released seven studio albums, including: Special Song (2005), 2nd Chances (2006), Merry Christmas (2007), Jazz (2008), Europe (2009), Nathan R's "Grown Up Conversations"(2009) and Karaoke (2010). L’Renee has performed all across the country and has graced the stage with some of music’s biggest names, including New Edition and Mary J. Blige. The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland (Communications Director, U-M Detroit Center).

Kate Monaghan is a singer and songwriter who was born and raised in Michigan. Her first EP, Fade, was released in October 2011 and is in the midst of recording her first full-length album.  Fade has been well received garnering local and syndicated airplay. Kate rew up immersed in the music of the 1960s and 1970s and continues to find inspiration in Blues, Folk, Rock and Americana. The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland (Communications Director, U-M Detroit Center).

From the event, Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced The World, part four of this four part series concludes with the panelists thoughts and an audience Question and Answer session. Moderated by Tom Newman (Detroit Techno Foundation), panelists include: Juan Atkins, Daneil Bell and Brenden Gillen.

From the event, Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced The World, part three of this four part series analyzes the third phase of Techno (1992-1996) through coversation and audio clips. Moderated by Tom Newman (Detroit Techno Foundation), panelists include: Juan Atkins, Daneil Bell and Brenden Gillen.

From the event, Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced The World, part two of this four part series analyzes the second phase of Techno (1987-1991) through coversation and audio clips. Moderated by Tom Newman (Detroit Techno Foundation), panelists include: Juan Atkins, Daneil Bell and Brenden Gillen.

From the event, Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced The World, part one of this four part series analyzes the beginning of Techno (1981-1986) through coversation and audio clips. Moderated by Tom Newman (Detroit Techno Foundation), panelists include: Juan Atkins, Daneil Bell and Brenden Gillen.

In the latest episode of the U-M Detroit Center podcast series, Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with Detroit Free Press journalist Chastity Pratt Dawsey to discuss her experience as the moderator of the Detroiter Hall of Fame, her career in journalism and her impact covering the Detroit Public Schools. (music courtesy of: Kevin MacLeod/incompetech.com)

In the latest edition of the U-M Detroit Center podcast series, Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with Detroiter Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Bob Shiller.

From his early days growing up in Detroit to his distinguished career, Dr. Shiller talks about how the University of Michigan helped pave the way for a career in economics. Additionally, Dr. Shiller provides insight into the economic climate of the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.

(music courtesy of: Kevin MacLeod/incompetech.com)

The Semester in Detroit Speaker Series, Right to Work (for What?) Part 5 features more of the question and answer session with the audience and panel speakers and the closing statements by the moderator.

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