America is a country with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, all living in one sometimes messy democracy. How cities approach their mix of residents can have major repercussions, especially when the issues involve race relations and religious differences. On the most recent Prosperity Agenda radio show, we talk to several people involved in finding ways to make diversity work for our urban areas and statewide. We’ll hear from guest co-host and Detroit News columnist, Bankole Thompson, Christine Sauvé from the Welcoming Michigan Project, James Butler from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and manager of Buena Vista Charter Township, Dexter Mitchell.
The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR since 2010. The hour-long radio program is hosted by me, Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the League. The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The League’s next show airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the PlacePlans program here as well as on this blog.