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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.
 
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?
 
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Craig's guest is Tom Watkins, former Director of the Michigan Department of Mental Healh under former Governor Jim Blanchard. He also served as the director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority. The two discuss bills being considered by the Republican leadership in the Michigan Senate that would shift responsibility for men…
 
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…
 
Craig's guest is Vickie Thomas, who worked for WWJ Newsradio 950 for 30 years, and was a Detroit media fixture until last week. She chronicled the changes in the city, and saw generations of reporters come and go. After three decades at WWJ, she started asking: "What else is there?" Then she got a call from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who convinced …
 
Join host Craig Fahle and his panel as they discuss the news of the week. This week, we'll dive into the inner workings of the Republican Party, as they work to purge Liz Cheney from leadership; Mitch McConnell's pledge to work against the Biden administration; vaccine paranoia and our quest for herd immunity; the ongoing election "audit" in Arizon…
 
The Whitmer administration is still handling a number of massive lawsuits that it inherited from former Governor Rick Snyder’s administration. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Gongwer Executive Editor and Publisher Zach Gorchow about what’s at stake with those lawsuits and how the governor and attorney general are handling them.…
 
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…
 
Craig's guest is Bill Shea, reporter for The Athletic. Bill has covered the business side of sports for many years, previously with Crain's Detroit Business, and now with The Athletic. Recently, his work has focused on the spiking interest in so called NFT's (non-fungible tokens) and how this new crypto currency based digital art and collectibles m…
 
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…
 
Join Craig and his panel as they break down the big stories of the week, including President Biden's address to Congress, and the Republican response; Rudy Giuliani's visit from the FBI; fights over COVID relief funding and rules in Lansing; Bobby Ferguson's early release from Prison, and more. Don't forget, there will also be the nominees for "sch…
 
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…
 
Craig's guest is longtime Michigan Capitol journalist John Lindstrom, former publisher of Gongwer News Service. They discuss Michigan's referendum law, and how it allows a small percentage of voters and oversized say on state policy, and how it sometimes circumvents the will of the voters.By Craig Fahle / Deadline Detroit
 
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…
 
Craig's guest is Darci McConnell, longtime communications professional and journalist, who was appointed to the Grosse Pointe Park City Council in November of 2020. She is now seeking a full term on the council in this year's election. McConnell's appointment made history last year as she is the first African-American to ever hold a position on the…
 
Join Craig and his pundits of the round table as they break down the big stories of the week. This week, they discuss the aftermath of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, and other recent cases of violence involving police; the ongoing fight against Covid -19, and the political fight that goes along with it; Detroit gets ready for a big electio…
 
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…
 
State lawmakers and advocates are renewing efforts to get rid of the sales tax on menstrual products in Michigan. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about what makes this new push different than in years past. And they speak with 'Make Meaning' podcast host Lynne Golodner about what's happening here and abroad to end 'period poverty,' a…
 
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 …
 
Craig's guest is Dr. Charlie Bloom, Chief Medical Officer for Health Alliance Plan of Michigan. The two discuss the elevated stress levels many of us are feeling in the wake of the Pandemic, and strategies for recognizing and managing that stress.By Craig Fahle / Deadline Detroit
 
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 …
 
2021 has been a difficult year to navigate so far for American auto companies. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Detroit News Washington Correspondent Riley Beggin about how the auto industry is dealing with parts shortages and a toxic political environment.By WDET 101.9FM
 
Craig and his panel will break down the big stories of the week, including the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, accused of murdering George Floyd; another police shooting in Minnesota has the community protesting; President Biden pledges to withdraw from Afghanistan after 20 years; COVID marches on in Michigan; and of course, nominees for "schmuck o…
 
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.…
 
Craig's guest is Jason Smith of the Michigan Center for Youth Justice. His organization has played a key role in advocating for some major changes to the Michigan juvenile justice system, such as the "Raise the age" bills, record expungement for juveniles, and improving conditions for those in youth facilities, especially after the death of 16 year…
 
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
 
Craig's guest today is Former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern district of Michigan, Barb McQuade. She currently serves as a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Law, and is a contributor for MSNBC. She also is a cohost of a new podcast, #Sisters In Law. On the show, they discuss the changes at the top of the Justice Department, the commu…
 
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…
 
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