A Podcast on what makes one want to be in the city of Detroit. Join our host Katie Lehman as she interviews students, scholars, innovators, and leaders from across the city to learn how they came to live, work, and love in Detroit.
In the latest episode of Distinctly Detroit, host Katie Lehman interviews Oliver Ragsdale Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of the Arts League of Michigan and the Carr Center. His main focus over the years has been for the organization to provide world class arts programming and educational opportunities to the Detroit community. Additionally, Oliver is a highly prolific producer and musician. Over the span of his 45 year career, he has presented and/or produced literally hundreds of arts and culture performances and exhibitions. Join us for a lively conversation about Oliver’s career as well as arts and culture in Detroit.
Host Katie Lehman interviews Justin Erickson, the Program Manager for the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project. Justin is the direct liaison between small businesses and Detroit partners, and U-M faculty and students involved with DNEP. He holds a Master of Arts from The Fletcher School at Tufts University specializing in international law and economic development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Join us for episode two of Distinctly Detroit as host Katie Lehman interviews Allandra Bulger, Executive Director of Co.act Detroit. Allandra is a lifelong Detroiter, with five generations of her family all living within the city of Detroit. Prior to launching Co.act Detroit, Allandra has an illustrious career with nonprofits in the city. Listen this week to hear her talk about the landscape of Detroit and how her work helps nonprofits around the city.
Join host Katie Lehman as she interviews Dr. Riana Anderson of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. Dr. Anderson was born and raised in Detroit, MI and has returned after living, studying, and working across the country. She is the developer and director of the EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race) intervention and loves to translate her work for a variety of audiences, particularly those whom she serves in the community. Join us as we talk about her work and life in Detroit.