The Crain's Detroit Business segment returns this time Kirk Penho with news on the Detroit Public Lighting Authority.
Some experts state that Detroit's old infrastructure could struggle to adapt to climate change and extreme weather.
The Urban Land Institute has just released for the first time ever a compilation of data that looks at the real estate trends throughout Michigan. President of ASTI Environmental and Chair of the UM|ULI Real Estate Forum for Urban Land Institute Michigan Tom Wackerman joins Craig to discuss the revelations of that data and explain what these findings mean to the business community.
Bucking national trends and the local economy, the Detroit Opera House is drawing more diverse crowds than ever before.
The Monday Morning Quarterbacks return with Woody Woodriffe, Pat Batcheller and Craig Fahle.
MDOT's plans to widen I-94 between I-96 and Conner Avenue has some environmental groups screaming foul play. Nick Schroeck, Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center visits the show to discuss the impact the expansion project will have on the community.
Best Selling Author and Comedian Baratunde Thurston is in the Craig Fahle Studio today to talk about the 2013 Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum
Despite what we may say to ourselves or to others about equality of races or sexes, our brains make unacknowledged evaluations about people from other backgrounds. That's part of the research and findings done by Yale University Professor of Philosophy, Tamar Gendler. She says those unconscious evaluations create consequences that maybe contrary to what we actually believe. Gendler recently lectured at Wayne State University and WDET's Amy Miller sat down with her to discuss her work and the surprising findings of a a study where people were shown pictures of people of various races.
Before Motown, Detroit became a hub for fresh, new music. Author Mark Kurlansky describes Detroit's early music scene.
Host Craig Fahle speaks with authors about their books published this year. Topics range from Hezbollah to Haiti, JFK to Detroit.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote the hugely popular novel Eat,Pray,Love. The book eventually became a movie and has been Gilbert's most significant work for her fans. But now Gilbert has a new novel set in the early and mid-1800's. Gilbert tells WDET's Amy Miller that this book stems from her love of botany.
Author Matthew Levitt, is the the author of a new book titled “Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.”
Jonathan Katz, author of “The Big Truck That Went By: How The World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster” joins Craig to discuss how the Philippines may benefit from mistakes made in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
Washington Post journalist and author Dan Balz describes how America's Decision 2012 became Collision 2012 during the recent presidential election.
Dr. C.T. Vivian is one of 16 Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week, along with Bill Clinton and Oprah. He joins Craig for a conversation about his life and work. Amy speaks with Dr. Cindy Otto about how dogs are being trained to detect certain kinds of cancer. Martina speaks with one of the worlds most well known sommeliers about holiday wines. And we speak with The Love Doctor about how to find love the second (or third....) time around.
TV and the internet are full of ads for dating websites. Some statistics say as many as 50-percent of all relationships now begin on-line. It has become a very popular place for people who are looking for love after divorce or losing their spouse. Dr. Terry Orbuch is a marriage and family therapist and professor at Oakland University. She has published dozens of articles and written five books. She has a new PBS show called “The Love Doctor”. WDET’s Amy Miller spoke with her about how people find love the second time around….
Working dogs are generally thought of in their historic roles of herding animals, use in security or being trained as assist dogs but new research is showing that dogs may also be invaluable in helping detect certain types of cancer. Dr. Cindy Otto is a reachers at University of Pennsylvania Working Dog Center. She spoke with WDET’s Amy Miller about this growing field of research
Robert Johnson, President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, talks with Craig about the impact that Detroit bankruptcy has on the region and the state.
People work their whole lives to save up money for retirement, but one out of every twenty elder that is supposed to be enjoying their golden years is now facing the challenge of dealing with financial exploitation.
Dr. C.T. Vivian is one of 16 Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week, along with Bill Clinton and Oprah. The 89-year-old civil rights veteran began his non-violent social justice work in the 1940s. Vivian is a minister, an author, and a close friend and ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He participated in Freedom Rides and sit-ins across the country. On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian will deliver the keynote address at Central United Methodist Church’s 9th Annual Peace & Justice Banquet at the Marriott Hotel inside of the Renaissance Center. He joins Craig to discuss his life and life's work.
Ever wonder what wines work best with an American or Ethnic Thanksgiving meal? Wine expert, Madeline Triffon sat down with WDET’s Martina Guzman to talk about what wines go best with a Middle Eastern, Indian or traditional American Holiday meal.