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.


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

COVID313 Virtual Town Hall

Each Thursday at noon, join the COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students for a Virtual Townhall focused on supporting parents, students, and families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Blessed Solanus Casey’s Journey to Sainthood

Blessed Solanus Casey's Journey to Sainthood

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Delve deep into who the man in the habit was and what his Sainthood means to the Motor City and, now, as he is revered among the holiest of icons in the Catholic Church, to the world.

How does a humble boy from Irish Immigrant parents rise to the rare and distinguished honor of beatification? Who was Bernard Casey growing up? What decisions did he make in his life that set him on a path to become one of the few humans to walk the earth as a saint and to end up as a beacon of hope and prayers for those who believe?

Emmy awarded producer-director Keith Famie, along with the crew at Visionalist Entertainment Productions, dedicated their time and technical expertise to tell the story of Blessed Solanus Casey’s journey to sainthood.


Jewish Heritage Night

Sunday March 15, from 7-10pm ET, Detroit Public TV presents an evening showcasing Jewish history throughout the world and the contributions of the Jewish community to southeast Michigan.

Detroit Remember When: The Jewish Community

From Detroit Public Television and award-winning producers Sue Marx and Allyson Rockwell comes this 50-minute retrospective documentary about Jewish life in Detroit. The film traces the roots of Jews in Detroit from the 1700’s with the arrival of the first Jewish fur trader in Detroit and culminates in the importance of Jewish leadership in the political, civil rights, arts, cultural and educational life of the region today. Told through interviews, archival footage, home movies and historic photographs, the film will bring back warm memories of cherished traditions for those who grew up in Detroit’s large, close-knit community. The film also features entertaining interviews and archival footage of Detroit leaders like Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Sander Levin, Joe Nederlander, Max Fisher and many more in this entertaining and enriching documentary for Jews and non-Jews alike. Learn More >