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Meet CuriosiD - a series for the inquisitive. Our news team works with listeners like you to find answers to great questions about Detroit and the region. Are you curious about the Detroit region or the people who live here?
 
StoryCorps seeks to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. StoryCorps Detroit features interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth when it stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. Sascha Raiyn is the host. Laura Herberg is the executive producer. StoryCorps Detroit is a production of WDET 101.9 FM and supported by the Detroit Historical Society.
 
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In this hour with Stephen Henderson, a discussion about how local, community-focused news organizations have adapted their outreach during the pandemic. Plus, Henderson continues his discussions with writers with The Atlantic magazine series Inheritance about race and history in the United States. This time Caleb Gayle hos the Tulsa Race Massacre o…
 
Is James Craig, Detroit’s Police Chief, going to run to be the next governor of the state of Michigan? He certainly suggested he’d like to be when he retired from policing this week. In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with a Democratic and a Republican political consultant about what Craig’s entry in the race would mean. Plus, author and lingui…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Jelani Jefferson Exum, an expert in policing and race who has been named the new dean of the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School. Then, historian and author Niall Ferguson joins the show to talk about his new book which takes an historical look at how societies survive catastrophes like the COVID-19 pan…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence about South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, his comments about racism in America, and his relationship with other Black members of Congress. Then, Detroit City Councilmember Raquel Castaneda Lopez and Richard Mack, a member of the Detroit Charter commission talks about the commission…
 
In this hour, Stephen Henderson talks about a new report by Brookings that looks specifically at the racial disparities that have made the COVID-19 pandemic so much worse here in Detroit. Michael Rafferty and Dr. Rashawn Ray weigh in and then Dr. Ray sticks around to talk about America's legacy of racism following comments about that legacy from Se…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Former U.S. Attorney Barb McQuade about a new effort underway statewide to help communities reform policing. Then Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed will join to talk about her latest piece in The Atlantic, as part of the magazine’s Inheritance series. Reed’s piece explores the presence of Africans in A…
 
This hour Stephen Henderson takes a look at what the pandemic has meant for the world of home renovations, home sales, and renovation prices. That’s good for some folks, but hardship for others. Henderson speaks with a housing researcher about what this means for the future, a longtime local contractor and hears about the socio-economic implication…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence about the Congressional Black Caucus Mass Vaccination week, the police reform bill and Sen. Tim Scott’s assertion that America is not a racist country. Plus, Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business on why he thinks it’s time to overhaul or repeal Michigan's 45-year-old bott…
 
In this hour, Stephen Henderson talks with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack about a new effort to develop a strategic plan for the state judiciary that will be key to ensuring planned reforms actually work for citizens. Plus, a conversation about policing with a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force abou…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Jon Eguia, a redistricting expert at Michigan State University, where he’s a professor of economics and political science and Kurt Metzger, local demographer with 45 years of experience in Detroit, about the implications of the new census figures in Michigan's redistricting. Plus, author and Duke Law Profe…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson talks about vaccine hesitancy, which has emerged as a major challenge to finally beating the coronavirus pandemic. Henderson talks with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about what may need to be done in cities like Detroit, where nearly three quarters of the population is still not vaccinated - and senior editor at The Atlantic Dan…
 
In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business today about a threat to the home health care industry that’s buried in Michigan’s 2019 auto insurance reform package. Will lawmakers act before it’s too late? Plus, Michelle Krebs of Autotrader joins to talk about the coming electric vehicle boom, with Detroit au…
 
In this hour, some big news for WDET's need for a new transmitter. Stephen Henderson speaks with the Kresge Foundation's Wendy Lewis Jackson about how that organization is stepping in to help the station. Plus, it's World Book Day. Henderson speaks with award winning authors Ross Gay and Azar Nafisi ahead of their virtual appearances at the Midwest…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Wayne State University president M. Roy Wilson about the university’s vaccine requirement amid the COVID-19 surge, and about his letter to the campus community after the Derek Chauvin verdict. And then a member of President Biden’s new Environmental Justice Advisory Council, Dr. Kyle Whyte, about environme…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson talks about justice in the context of the verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. How likely is this to inspire the massive re-think of policing that’s so overdue? And what message does this send to officers whose quick, violent responses to people of color have been so lethal? He is joined by…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson recognizes 4/20-- a date of great significance to pot smokers around the nation. We’ll catch up with two people involved in the growing cannabis industry, to hear how legalization is developing here in Michigan. Then Stephen talks with Laurie Halse Anderson, who’ll be the inaugural guest author at this year’s Midwest …
 
In this hour, Stephen Henderson talks about a group that hasn’t received very much attention when it comes to distributing vaccinations: the homeless. He discusses why vaccination is important for this population and where efforts are currently, to get as many homeless people vaccinated as possible. Plus, a discussion about the nation’s wilderness …
 
When the pandemic ends, and life goes back to normal, whatever that is - will there be things that developed over the past year that you’ll miss? Things you will be nostalgic for? In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Devon Powers, an author and professor, who has given a lot of thought to the things we will long for after the pandemic ends.…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Dr. Frank McGeorge, of Henry Ford Health System and WDIV local 4, about the latest with the COVID vaccines and with the local surge in cases. Then, journalist and author Desiree Cooper joins to talk about transformation during the pandemic.By WDET 101.9FM
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Monica Andrade of ACLU of Michigan about a new report that suggests we’re seeing the same racial profiling here along the northern border that is so familiar along the border with Mexico. Plus, Shikha Dalmia of The Week joins to talk about President Biden’s difficult choices as he tries to craft a more hum…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson talks about the Derek Chauvin trial. First with a look at the strategy and procedure of the trial with Barb McQuade, Law Professor at the University of Michigan and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and then CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson joins as well.…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson looks at a new study that suggests deaths at nursing homes during the pandemic were not significantly increased by Gov. Whitmer’s policies, which are still at the center of a heated debate. Plus, a conversation the writer behind a recent op-ed about the use of emergency management in America, and how short it falls of…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Jeanna Smialek about President Biden's recently unveiled $2 trillion American Jobs Plan. Plus, President of the Detroit Jazz Festival Chris Collins joins the show to talk about this year's festival.By WDET 101.9FM
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson talks with Adam Lauring about the COVID variants that we are dealing with here in Michigan. Plus, Jim Freeman, one of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys and author joins the show to talk about his forthcoming book, "Rich Thanks to Racism: How the Ultra-Wealthy Profit From Racial Injustice."…
 
In this hour a look at the impact of adding a whopping 916,000 jobs to the US economy last month with MSU economist Charles Ballard. Plus, Kirk Pinho of Crain's Detroit Business on how Detroit companies are thinking about office space for a post pandemic working world.By WDET 101.9FM
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson talks with WDET's own Ann Delisi about the new show The Don Was Motor City Playlist which is coming to WDET April 16th. Plus, Olga Khazan of The Atlantic on her recent piece about coping with burnout and how alleviating burnout needs to start with your work environment.…
 
In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Senator Debbie Stabenow about her work to support behavioral health clinics, Louis Aguilar of Bridge Detroit talks about Dan Gilbert's massive new investment plan for Detroit neighborhoods and Dr. Paul KIlgore stops by for an update on COVID-19, which is back on the rise in Michigan.…
 
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