She’s an Emmy Award-Winning Meteorologist who was Born & Raised in Metro Detroit. You can Catch her 4Warn Weather Forecasts Weekday Mornings at Noon. A Special Conversation with Meteorologist, Ashlee Baracy
Q: When did you decide to be a meteorologist?AB: I was working at Local 4 as a traffic reporter when I realized that I could blend my love for math and science with the broadcasting field. I was in my late-20s and already earned a Master of Science degree and decided to go back to school online through Mississippi State to work towards a certification in Broadcast Meteorology. I would report traffic for the early morning show and go home and hit the books ..
A Special Conversation With Sky Foundation Founder, Sheila Sky Kasselman
After being diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer in 2007. She underwent chemotherapy, radiation and a complete Whipple surgery. Six months into recovery she began her mission to raise awareness and fund early detection research for pancreatic cancer. Q: So, for those in our audience not familiar with the Sky Foundation, can you tell us how it all started along with your mission?SSK: I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2007. At the t..
Meet The Founder & CEO of Detroit’s Premier Bridal Shop, Pink Poodle Dress Lounge, Raeshawn Bumphers
Q: So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your business, Pink Poodle Dress Lounge.RB: I am the Founder and CEO of Pink Poodle Dress Lounge (PPDL). PPDL is Detroit’s Premier Bridal Shop and Dress Boutique. I am a Native Detroiter that required to have my business located in Detroit’s urban neighborhood with the desire to become an inspiration to the young girls in the community.Q: How did you come up wit..
She Shares Her Transition From The Corporate World To Serial Entrepreneur! An Exclusive Interview with COO of Anteel Tequila, Nayana Ferguson
Q: For those in our audience not familiar with Anteel Tequila, why don’t you tell us how it started? NF: As with any great story, it is a long one, but it truly began with the question “Why Not?” My husband and I have been in Corporate America for a long time, being moved from one area to another and, in some cases, being moved out of a company. Tired of that corporate structure having control over our lives and future, I asked my husband, “if he could do ..
Her Expertise Lies At The Intersection Of Race, Mental Illness, And Criminal Justice. A Special Interview With University Detroit Mercy School Assistant Professor Of Law, Leslie E. Scott
Q: When did you realize you would rather teach instead of practice at a law firm?LS: I can’t say that I would rather teach than practice. I enjoyed practicing indigent criminal defense for nearly seven years before becoming a professor and miss that kind of “in the trenches” work very much. There’s perhaps nothing more rewarding than winning a dismissal or bail argument, a “not guilty” verdict or a substantial sentencing reduction for the individual client..
She is a Nationally Recognized Expert in Sentencing Law & Procedure. An Exclusive Interview With Jelani Jefferson Exum Dean and Philip J. McElroy Professor of Law, At The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Q: Can you share with our audience your thoughts when you knew you were to be the first Black Dean at Detroit Mercy Law? JJ: First, I should say that I am extremely honored to be the first Black dean at Detroit Mercy Law. And I am thankful for the path that was forged by our outgoing dean, Phyllis Crocker, who was the first woman to hold this position. Women and people of color are often left out of these sorts of leadership roles because our unique contri..