Author archive for WDET

  • DJC Poll: Education one of top concerns for region

    By Sandra Svoboda | WDET Black and white residents in southeast Michigan are split when it comes to their...

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  • Lester Spence On Neoliberalism’s Effect on Black Politics

    Stephen Henderson | WDET The oft-repeated Ronald Reagan mantra “government isn’t the solution, government is the problem” continues to...

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  • Liette Gidlow, associate professor of history at Wayne State University

    Liette Gidlow: The call to confront issues of race and poverty has not been answered

    This year, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative is looking back to look forward. The five non-profit media partners are taking...

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  • The problems poverty are bigger than the programs and policies designed to solve them

    By Sandra Svoboda | WDET When the Kerner Commission Report came out in 1968 to explain the wave of...

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  • What fixes poverty?

    Despite governmental and non-profit efforts to fix poverty, high rates still exist. As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative...

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  • Interview: The Timeline of Poverty

    Understanding Detroit’s poverty and employment rates is enhanced by looking to the past and by visiting one of the...

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  • Welfare Reform Legislation May Be Having Unintended Impact: Homeless Families

    Advocates for the homeless say it appears that legislation passed in 2011 may be having unintended consequences. The law...

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  • Income Inequality in Michigan: Biggest Gap is Not In Metro Detroit

    The top one percent of the nation’s earners make more than 25 times that of the bottom 99 percent....

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  • What Is Detroit’s Business Community Doing to Address Poverty?

    As part of our work with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, WDET is reporting on the issues the Kerner Commission...

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  • Documentary Producer Talks Growing Up In Detroit

      A documentary film crew is driving around the country in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce for a film called...

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