Author archive for WDET

  • Should We Segregate Students Based on Academic Ability?

    “You don’t learn to talk across difference if you are with people who are all just like you.”

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  • ‘It Touches You…It’s Traumatic’—The Effects of Eviction and Housing Insecurity on Kids

    Bridge Magazine reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey opens up about her own childhood evictions in raw conversation on Detroit Today.

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  • Author Anna Clark Talks New Book on Flint, ‘The Poisoned City’

    “Lives are really on the line.”

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  • Chemical Bank Makes Detroit Its New Corporate Home

    The Michigan-based bank will build its new corporate headquarters at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Elizabeth Street in downtown…

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  • Policy Meets the People: Introducing the Issue of Gerrymandering

    increasingly, many political experts and researchers say, we know long before the polls close — or even open — what…

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  • Immigrants Might Save Michigan From Losing Another Congressional Seat

    Michigan’s influence in Washington is already waning. The 2020 census could lead to even less representation.

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  • Macomb and Wayne County Executives Face Off Over Transit Impasse

    “We’re not going to support putting it on the ballot,” says Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

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  • Detroit Superintendent Vitti: Schools Will Be Stable in Five Years

    How has the first year gone for Vitti and the kids of Detroit’s public schools?

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  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • Detroit Exits Most State Oversight

    After three years of balanced Detroit budgets, the Financial Review Commission votes to suspend oversight.

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