Author archive for WDET

  • 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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  • Focus Hope CEO Talks Tackling Poverty in Detroit

    FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It’s focused on racial healing...

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  • A Detroit Police Department timeline

    Timeline by Bill McGraw, Bridge Magazine, and Melissa Mason, WDET.

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  • How Do Michiganders View their Relationships with Law Enforcement as Local Police Forces Dwindles?

    http://detroitjournalism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DT_POLICING_5-17-16.mp3 By Stephen Henderson | WDET Over the past decades, cities in Michigan have disinvested in police like no...

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  • What Does It Mean to Have Power?

      As part of WDET’s series examining the 1967 Kerner Report with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative this year, Detroit Today...

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  • African-American Political Power in Michigan [CHARTS]

    In the wake of violence in Newark and Detroit during July 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson charged his Commission...

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  • 1967 and the Arab-American Community

    By WDET Programming Staff As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative project “The Intersection,” WDET’s Sandra Svoboda hosted a...

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  • Melba Boyd

    A Detroiter Tells Her Story

    By WDET Programming Staff During Detroit’s most infamous summer, Melba Boyd was a newly graduated Detroit Pershing High School...

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  • Did a 50-year-old report change much about Detroit?

    By WDET Programming Staff Nearly 50 years after a police raid at 12th and Clairmount streets ignited violence and...

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