Today on the Craig Fahle Show: a discussion with State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak, House District 26) about the legislation that would create universal background checks for arms purchasers; Jim Wallis discusses his new book, On God's Side, and the importance of common good within our communities...and more!
How is technology impacting local volunteers and students? Craig hears from tutor Nancy Baron, VP, Learning Manager at Comerica Bank and volunteer organizer Patricia A. McCann, VP National Civic Dan Weisberg, about a new virtual program that allows professionals to make a difference from their desk.
Bestselling author Jim Wallis discusses his new book, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good. Wallis has recently served on the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is the current chair of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum.
An Australian Alternative Rock festival is coming to America and it's coming here first. Learn more from Adam Schneider of The Palace about the music, why it's coming to Meadow Brook Theater in Metro Detroit and what bands you can experience if you go.
Would you support stricter background checks for gun purchases made in Michigan? State Rep. Jim Townsend (D - Royal Oak, House District 26) discusses a main gun control bill that would create universal background checks and is expected to be introduced on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr declared the city "insolvent" in his initial report released Monday, May 13, 2013. Craig speaks with Detroit News Lansing Bureau Reporter Chad Livengood about the future of the city's finances.
Today on the Craig Fahle Show: the discussion on school closings continues with MNPR reporter Rick Pluta and Congressman Dan Kildee on the future of Pontiac and Buena Vista schools; Callers weigh-in on what makes a good neighbor; Alexis Wiley of Fox 2, Zlati Meyer of The Detroit Free Press, and Laura Weber Davis hash out the week's news on Friday Follies...and more!
Singer, songwriter and cellist Ian Cooke joins Craig for an in-studio performance.
WDET producer and reporter Laura Weber Davis recommends an alterna-weekend for the homebody who values comfort food, On Demand television, and a good glass of wine, at a reasonable price.
Today on the weekly lighting news round-up Craig is joined by Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press, Alexis Wiley of Fox 2, and WDET's own Laura Weber Davis.
Dan Protess, producer of the new PBS special "10 Buildings That Changed America", discusses how the Highland Park Ford Plant revolutionized industrial architecture.
What makes a neighborhood safe? Where is the line between privacy and being a nosy neighbor? The shocking news story out of Cleveland made us think about how well we know our neighbors, and what neighborhoods can do to ensure the safety of our youth. What activities promote neighborliness where you live? Are block parties the answer? Neighborhood watch programs? Door to door campaigns of some sort? Share what are you doing to make your neighborhood safe...
Congressman Dan Kildee and Craig discuss whether Buena Vista school closing and Pontiac Schools financial distress will call attention to the larger problem of funding in education, educational inequality, and more.
What's next for Michigan's cash-strapped school districts? Buena Vista school district closed with weeks left in the academic year, and Pontiac schools may be next.
Today on The Craig Fahle Show: Craig, callers, and former state Superintendent of Schools Tom Watkins discuss the latest school district facing problems in Michigan. DSO assistant conductor Teddy Abrams tells Craig how to get to Carnegie Hall. Maya Angelou discusses her latest work. Guests David Hecker and Gary Klotz weigh in on the right to work debate. Opera singer Latonya Moore who plays a principle role in Aida at the Detroit Opera House sings live. Craig wraps up with his weekly discussion with Bankole Thompson
Bankole Thompson joins Craig to discuss the latest in Detroit news.
LaTonia Moore, lead in Aida, showing at the Detroit Opera House joins Craig for an wonderful in-studio performance.
Craig speaks with Maya Angelou about her latest autobiography _ Mom & Me & Mom_
David Hecker, President of American Federation of Teachers in Michigan and Gary Klotz an employment attorney with Butzel Long, weigh in on the effects of Right to Work on the labor community.
For the first time in 17 years the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall. Craig speaks with Assisstant Conductor Teddy Abrams about the DSO's trip.
Craig and former State Superintendent of Schools Tom Watkins discuss the Buena Vista School District's continued cancellation of classes as they fight for funding.
WDET is looking for school-aged kids who love music and love to talk about it.
Today on the Craig Fahle show: Callers weigh-in on fracking on Michigan, Skillman Foundation COO Tonya Allen discusses a new plan to prepare Detroit students for college, and Curt Guyette of the Metro Times shares details of his conversation with Ken Cockerel Jr. on the future of City Hall.
The Metro Times News Editor Curt Guyette sits down with Craig Fahle to discuss his recent interview with former mayor and city councilman Ken Cockrel Jr.
The MSU Community Music School Executive Director, Rhonda Buckley speaks with WDET's J. Carlisle Larsen about the With 1 Note campaign. With 1 Note is a new public service campaign funded by the Ford Foundation and the Kresge Foundation aiming to increase music education in our youth. They discuss the campaign and its plan to market regional music lessons.
Defense Attorneys Mark Geragos and Pat Harris discuss their new book, Mistrial.
The Skillman Foundation has introduced a new strategic plan and president of the Foundation, Tonya Allen joins Craig to talk about it. They discuss how the new plan focuses on high school graduation rates in Detroit and how the Foundation is preparing Detroit children for college, and their future career.
Troy residents elected Incumbent Interim Mayor Dane Slater to be the new mayor of Troy through 2015 on Tuesday, May 8, 2013. Craig speaks with Mayor Slater about the future of Troy.
Are fracking and drilling going to threaten Michigan's waterways? Craig asks Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, who has been holding town hall meetings to ask residents their feeling on fracking and other issues.
Former President of Shell Oil Company and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, John Hofmeister speaks on what sustainable energy can provide for the economy. Hofmeister speaks with Craig on how sustainable energy will increase productivity and prosperity.
The podcast for Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Two teachers, of five chosen by Metro Parent's Top Teacher feature, talk about their education experiences.
Craig is joined by Bob Emerson, former State Budget Director, former State Senator, and current lobbyist at McAlvey, Merchant and Associates, to discuss some of the issues surrounding Michigan's budget. Plus listeners call in with their concerns about how the legislature spends our tax dollars.
Craig sits down with Saeed Khan, Lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, to discuss the growing tensions between Syria and Israel and what the recent attacks could mean for Syria's on-going civil war.
Michigan Department of Transportation officials have asked lawmakers to begin allowing hazardous materials to cross the Ambassador Bridge. Nick Schroeck, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit, speaks with Craig about the issues surrounding the potential admitting of hazardous materials to cross the bridge.
The retiring DPS Emergency Manager, Roy Roberts visits The Craig Fahle Show today. Craig will be taking calls while discussing what direction the district is headed in with Roberts.