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Discussion in Detroit to focus on kids & breaking the cycle of violence

Michigan Radio’s popular “Issues & Ale” discussion series will visit the Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant in midtown Detroit on Monday,  July 28th at 6:00 pm to discuss the issue of kids growing up in violence.  Many kids growing up in urban areas and poverty face high levels of crime and violence. What impact does crime have on their mental and psychological development and are there programs that really work in addressing the problem?

Michigan Radio is partnering with the Detroit Free Press for this special Issues & Ale discussion. All Things Considered host Jennifer White will emcee this live event that will look at possible solutions to the problem. Planned panelists taking part in the event will include Erik Howard, founder of Detroit’s The Alley Project; Jim Henry from Western Michigan University’s Children's Trauma Assessment Center; and Carl Taylor, a nationally prominent urban scholar from Detroit and a sociology professor at Michigan State University.  

“Issues & Ale: Kids & Breaking the Cycle of Violence” will take place on Monday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 West Canfield (between Cass and 2nd Ave), Detroit, 48201. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend and join in the discussion with their questions and comments.

Michigan Radio will also broadcast a special live call-in show on this topic on Thursday, July 31 from 3:00-4:00pm. Michigan Radio's Jenn White will also host this special radio program and take questions from listeners during the show.

Steve is Michigan Public's Marketing Director. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, car donation program and community & media partnerships.