The Intersection

  • Sirena and Ricky visit their father (middle) in prison

    When parents go to prison

    By Laura Herberg | WDET Sirena, a 13-year-old from a Detroit suburb, has one word for what it’s like having…

  • VIDEO: DJC Survey Poll finds differing options on race.

    Attitudes about race have been improving in southeast Michigan, but there are still wide gaps on some issues between white…

  • AUDIO: African Americans wrongfully convicted at higher rates

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio & Sandra Svoboda | WDET In 1967, many American cities were rocked by civil…

  • A conversation with Professor Peter Hammer

    By Keith A. Owens | Michigan Chronicle Professor Hammer has been on the faculty at Wayne State University Law School since 2003, and currently…

  • DJC Poll: Blacks, whites differ in opinions of treatment in local courts

    By Gabrielle Settles | WDET Black and white residents of southeast Michigan differ in their perceptions of how people of…

  • Crime

    Three prison reform ideas drawing bipartisan support

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine The prison reform movement in Michigan – and across much of the nation –…

  • The War on Crime, not crime itself, fueled Detroit’s post-1967 decline

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine Heather Ann Thompson has been in the news recently because of the success of…

  • Saige Jones will be attending Detroit Prep for Kindergarten this year.

    AUDIO: How Detroit Parents Pick Schools

    WDET Are families finding education options that will keep them in the city?   For Detroit parents, the decision making about…

  • MiWeek Roadshow on Education

    Video: MiWeek Roadshow: Education and Our Schools

      MiWeek’s team went on the road on Thursday, September 22nd to Cass Technical High School for MiWeek Roadshow: Education and Our…

  • African-centered schools in Detroit

    WDET Earlier this year some Detroit children headed to a makeshift school when their parents were fed up with the…