Saving Lives: We Can’t Wait Any Longer

In this DPTV documentary, host Cynthia Canty talks to school administrators and other educators about their approaches to suicide prevention, the programs and practices that have proven effective and what resources they need to ensure the mental health and well-being of their students.

Featured are leading experts and advocates in the field:

  • Dr. Brian Ahmedani, Chair of the Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission
  • Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent of Detroit Public School Community District
  • Seth Hoopingarner, Principal of Ishpeming Middle and High School
  • JoJo Klinger, a parent who lost a son to suicide and has been active in the cause of suicide prevention ever since
  • Dr. Jackie Sanderlin, an author and educator, who has worked to reduce trauma and teen suicide, particularly in urban schools
  • Patrick Watson, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools

This crucial conversation is part of a yearlong campaign by Detroit Public Television, Kevin’s Song and The Children’s Foundation.

Watch live HERE

Carr Center Father’s Day Online Concert

Join us Sunday, June 21st at 1pm for the first-ever Carr Center online concert!

Rodney Whitaker is considered one of the foremost double bass players in the United States. A student and master of the Duke Ellington songbook, Rodney will pay his respects to the one and only Duke Ellington. The concert will feature interpretations of such Ellington classics a Take the A Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo and of course, Come Sunday. 

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Charles H. Wright Museum Presents

Streamed live every Wednesday at 8pm ET

Throughout the years, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has hosted numerous performers, speakers, authors and dignitaries from across the African diaspora as part of its efforts to explore, understand and celebrate the rich cultural legacy of African Americans.

Now, The Wright Museum is partnering with Detroit Public TV to help you experience some of these incredible moments online. Every Wednesday at 8pm ET, watch the “Charles H. Wright Museum Presents” livestream series offering a look at inspiring lectures and performances from the museum’s archives.

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Reflect on Memorable Mackinac Policy Conference Moments

As Michigan’s business, government, and civic leaders continue to work remotely under Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, many are missing the tradition of the annual Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. For the past 39 years, statewide leaders have spent three days each spring discussing Michigan’s critical issues, and in many cases, putting solutions into motion.

For individuals used to attending or tuning in to the Conference the week of Memorial Day, the Chamber and Detroit Public Television will spend Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 sharing some of the most memorable #MPCMoments.

WATCH LIVE HERE

HighScope: Elevating Early Childhood Education LIVE

With policymakers paying increased attention to the importance of early education for all young children, HighScope and Detroit Public TV are partnering in this important livestream event. The virtual conversation between HighScope’s Chief Research Innovation Officer Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, and Stacey Abrams, political leader and New York Times bestselling author, will be moderated by Chastity Pratt, a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

WATCH LIVE at 10:30am ET on Wednesday, May 13th