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  • Rising tensions at the negotiating table between the United Auto Workers and the Detroit 3, a Detroit boutique promoting sustainable fashion, northern Michigan's hay shortage, and a new play from the Michigan Irish Repertory Theatre.
  • New state legislation from a busy session, preservation and propagation of ancient trees, and a new one-woman show about menopause.
  • Today, where does DTE and Consumers Energy spend its political money? Then, how the Flint Repertory Theatre is doing three years after COVID shut it down. To end the show, one of Michigan’s most prominent poets discussed his winning one of the most prestigious awards in poetry.
  • Two Michigan State University professors, Tina M. Newhauser and Alexis Black, wrote a new book called “Supporting Staged Intimacy: A Practical Guide for Theatre Creatives, Managers and Crew.”
  • Detroit City Council approved more tax incentives for the District Detroit project. A Ypsilanti school teacher and poet talked about her new book of poems for children. How companies are looking to address shortage of skilled laborers. Finally, a discussion with two theater intimacy coordinators.
  • Detroit Opera's artistic director Yuval Sharon discusses everything you never imagined opera could be. Join us as we hear about a performance with VR headsets and green screens, a reverse-order operatic classic, and more.
  • In the 1950s, a thriving Black neighborhood in Detroit was demolished under the guise of urban renewal. More than 60 years later, the new musical Hastings Street sets out to tell the story of the Black Bottom neighborhood and its people.
  • A discussion about police presence at pride month parades. Then, details about a new theatrical project about unhoused people. Followed by a conversation about the state of money in high profile political primaries. We end the week with a little cocktail mixology.
  • In 1914, Elsie Roxborough was born into a wealthy, Black family in Detroit. But when she died in 1949, her death certificate listed her as white. Her life was rich, curious and at times, troubled, all while attempting a sort of high-wire-act of living multiple lives, between cities and names and races.
  • Octavia Butler's 1993 book, Parable of the Sower draws readers into a 2024 America ripped apart by poverty, corporate greed, and climate calamity — as a teenage girl leads a rag-tag group of followers through a scary world. Two of Butler's most famous fans, Toshi Reagon and her mother Bernice Johnson Reagon have adapted Parable of the Sower into an opera, premiering in Michigan this weekend.