Episode Guide

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Rural

Episode 20: Rural

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released May 28, 2015

Learn how to bring investment to a small town. See how others found surprising opportunities in Michigan’s rural areas.


Financial Empowerment

Episode 19: Financial Empowerment

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released April 30, 2015

It’s your money – keep it! This episode teaches you what you can do and where you can go to make sure you are in control of the money you earn.


Blight Be Gone

Episode 18: Blight Be Gone

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released December 5, 2014

Witness drastic change in places that were abandoned and deteriorating. Get ideas on how to transform vacant spaces.


MHCDF

Episode 17: Small Business

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released August 22, 2014

Designed for entrepreneurs, this episode covers starting a business, business incubators, locavesting, lending, patenting, DDA resources and the Microenterprise Network of Michigan.


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Episode 16: Food & Farm

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released July 28, 2014

Get a sample of fresh food scenes in Michigan that are solving challenges like food access, health and nutrition, and food and farm business success.


MHCDF

Episode 15: MHCDF

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released May 27, 2014

If Michigan is going to be a comeback state, we need to create communities we want to live in. See revitalization made possible by the Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund.


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Episode 14: Shelter

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released December 18, 2013

What happens when a family suddenly needs a new place to live? These stories of struggle and success show the difference emergency shelter and different types of housing are making in Michigan.


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Episode 13: 21st Century Libraries

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released September 12, 2013

Experience Michigan libraries in a new light: listen to live music, find a job, start a business, learn video production, prepare for the GED and leave the building and go out into the community.


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Episode 12: Historic Preservation

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released July 12, 2013

Travel Michigan to see some of the most stunning historic buildings in the state at different stages of construction, everything from small homes on Lansing’s Eastside to elaborate architecture in Coldwater.


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Episode 11: Small Business & Tech

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released February 12, 2013

Visit small Michigan businesses from every part of the state that have adopted online technology into their daily routines. Get good ideas on how to improve or start a business.


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Episode 10: A Place to Call Home

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released February 4, 2013

Discover historic homes in Detroit rescued from the foreclosure crisis, completely handicap accessible apartments in the UP and brand new townhomes providing a place to live for people who need it the most.


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Episode 9: AmeriCorps

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released September 17, 2012

See how AmeriCorps members make a difference to communities across Michigan. Interested in becoming a member or having an AmeriCorps member help your organization? Vist americorps.gov.


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Episode 8: Sustainable State

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released September 13, 2012

Find out about activities happening across Michigan that are putting the state into the smart future. Features include a solar brewery, nonprofit ReStores and the state’s largest wind farm.


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Episode 7: Michigan $aves

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released June 29, 2012

Find out about ways people are making and saving money, and opportunities to get financial education in Michigan like through VITA sites, Show Me The Money Day, and free tax preparation.


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Episode 6: Good State of Health

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released April 9, 2012

Check out different healthy places in the state and meet people redefining what is means to be healthy in Michigan.


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Episode 5: Land Banks Renewing Michigan

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released December 14, 2011

Find out what a land bank is and the many ways they can take abandoned or foreclosed property and turn it into something positive.


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Episode 4: Michigan Places

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released November 11, 2011

This episode features cool places and downtowns in Michigan and makes sense of the term “placemaking.”


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Episode 3: Michigan on the Move

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released October 3, 2011

Take different kinds of transportation around the mitten, including Metro Detroit’s bus system, fall color bicycle paths in Northern Michigan, a light rail visualization and more.


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Episode 2: Michigan Arts & Culture

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released August 23, 2011

Explore arts around Michigan, including sculptures in Hastings, theater in Detroit, live-work spaces in Grand Rapids, and festivals in Lansing.


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Episode 1: Michigan Fresh

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released July 18, 2011

How fresh can your food get? See how people are changing the way we think about food in Michigan. This episode explores gardening, local food and cooking.


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Episode 0: This is Michigan

Episode Breakdown | Watch Now | Released June 7, 2011

The one hour Bright Side pilot episode only available online. Dog sled racing in Calumet, Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, historical museums in Lansing and more.


Updated on May 28, 2015.