Author archive for WDET

  • 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 puts…

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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. That’s…

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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 found…

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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 “Promised…

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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 and…

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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 other…

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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 Host…

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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 on…

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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 conversation…

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