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.

The Semester in Detroit Speaker Series, Right to Work (for What?) Part 4 features a question and answer session with the audience and panel speakers.

The Semester in Detroit Speaker Series, Right to Work (for What?) Part 3 features speaker Chris Michalakis (Metro Detroit AFL CIO President).

The Semester in Detroit Speaker Series, Right to Work (for What?) Part 2 features speaker Anca Vlasopolis (Wayne State University Chief Union Negotiator).

The Semester in Detroit Speaker Series, Right to Work (for What?) Part 1 features an introduction by moderator by Lolita Hernandez and speaker, General Gordon Baker (Labor Activist).

In the latest edition of the University of Michigan Detroit Center podcast (recorded March 14, 2013), Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with It’s Black, It’s White, It’s Funny, stars, Black Pedro and Johnny Walker. This live comedy show served as part of the University-wide theme semester, Understanding Race. The comedy performance was followed by an audience discussion of the topics that were evoked during the show. It’s Black, It’s White; It’s Funny features the comedic duo of Black Pedro and Johnny Walker, two of America’s brightest, up-and-coming comedians. Through a series of stand up routines and comedy sketches, Pedro and Walker use the art of humor to address commonly avoided racial issues in our society.*Comments by the comedians do not represent/are not an endorsement by the University of Michigan*

The University of Michigan Detroit Center celebrates it's 3rd Annual Sounds of the Season (12-07-2012) with the Detroit School of Arts String Quintet, under the direction of Mr. Sean R. Smith.

The University of Michigan Detroit Center celebrates it's 3rd Annual Sounds of the Season (12-07-2012) with the Advanced Choir of Southfield-Lathrup High School under the direction of Mr. Jeffrey Martin.

The Legislative Collaborative is a quarterly political forum sponsored by the Michigan State University and University of Michigan Detroit Centers. In this edition of our podcast, U-M Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with Detroit native and U.S. Senator Carl Levin. Topics include the significance of participating in Detroit events; the importance of youth in politics; strategies his office has used to assist the city; advice for those interested in a career in public service and the significance of maintaining a Detroit-based University Center.

 

The U-M Detroit Center Concert of Colors preview show concludes its interview series with musician, Nixon Omollo from the band, Umojah International. Learn about the band, Omollo's journey to the United States and his music career; and find out what "Umojah" really means.

Umojah International will be performing on the U-M/MSU Outdoor stage, Sunday July 15 at 4 p.m.

The Concert of Colors preview show continues with poet and musician, Keir Jackson.  Learn about the inspiration behind Keir's music career and how he came to perform for the likes of Jennifer Granholm and Bill Cosby. Keir Jackson will be performing on the U-M/MSU Outdoor stage, Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m.

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