The mission of the Troy Historic Village is to let residents know about the city's history.
The mission of the Troy Historic Village is to let residents know about the city's history.
Troy resident John Kulesz--co-founder of the ‘Recall Janice Daniels’ campaign--speaks with WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen about the effort.
Even though the department has suffered from budget cuts, Police Chief Gary Mayer says support from the community and better use of data are making a difference when it comes to crimefighing.
WSU Professor Saeed Khan and civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar join Craig to discuss the relationship between indigenous Muslims and immigrant Muslims in advance of Craig's Panel Discussion Friday (June 29) at the 2nd Annual Diversity Forum: Strength Through Diversity in Dearborn.
Craig is joined in studio by Wayne State Lecturer, Soraya (Layla) Saatchi, Lecturer on Islamic History, Saeed Khan and Ann Doyle, Auburn Hills City Councilwoman and author of the new book on women's leadership: POWERING UP! to discuss diversity and the roles of Muslim women in America.
When the WDET newsroom decided to take a look at Troy this week, the idea was to go out into the community and meet people where they live. Over the past year & half – through our “Crossing the Lines” coverage – we have been holding evening community forums with about 50 or so people coming out, having conversations with our staff and then reporting back. But, since summer is in full swing, people are on vacations, etc. we thought it made more sense to go small and drink some coffee. Why not? It is summer, after all, and if the coffee is too hot you can get it iced, nowadays.
WDET's Rob St. Mary is going on a community coffee shop tour and he's starting in Troy!
Come join him!
WDET and the Chaldean News partnered last night to co-host a cultural community meeting at the Shanandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield. The meeting was part of WDET's ongoing "Crossing the Lines" project -- looking at the various ways Metro Detroit comes together and divides itself. Craig is joined by members of the Chaldean community to discuss the meeting and some of the important topics that were covered.
Residents, business leaders and community activists in Troy: what issues and ideas are on your mind?
Help shape our coverage by sharing your knowledge and insights.
While the City of Detroit remains the focus of many anti-crime efforts, suburban communities have their own worries. Ferndale officials say they’re holding their own against criminals.
Bridging 8 Mile will host reimagining commuinity meetings this weekend in Detroit and Royal Oak.
With Detroit city officials looking to eliminate City Airport's budget, WDET checks in with the people in the neighborhood to find out what they hope the fate of the site will be.
This Southeast Michigan Drive In has beat the odds and stayed open. WDET spent a weekend finding out what it's like today.
WDET's Pat Batcheller has a conversation with Dearborn Heights mayor.
The Saint Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center began its work as an orphanage in Detroit nearly 170 years ago. Its new focus is working to improve literacy among children and adults in Metro Detroit.
During a conversation with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn for our “Crossing The Lines” series, O’Reilly began talking about his father – John O’Reilly - who also served as Mayor of Dearborn.
Urban Science's Shannon Muldowney and Matt Bejin join Craig to discuss their company's move to offer an incentive program to live in Detroit.
WDET's Rob St. Mary joins Craig to talk about the community meeting WDET held at the Compas Center in Southwest Detroit.
Craig recaps WDET's community meeting in Delray on February 15 with WDET's Rob St. Mary.
Young Leaders Initiative Director Carl Gladstone joins Craig to talk about Motown Mission, along with Elise Newcomer and Stefan Sims, two students who've participated in the ministry's Detroit-based work-project and activity program.
A new project, called Detroit4Detroit, is launching in the city. It's part of the national organization, Citizen Effect. Detroit4Detroit is a movement of 150 passionate citizens, each committed to leading the fundraising for a community project in Detroit. They are looking for people who are ready to have a direct impact on the city, they have the tools and support for you to bring your friends, family and social network together for the Detroit cause you believe in. Craig speaks with the project's Eric Moss and Nicole Schneidman.
Reverend Richard Gleason was one of many freedom riders, peacefully protesting in the 1960s to expand the application of civil rights to all Americans. He speaks to Craig about what that time was like for him.
Michele Norris spoke at Inforum's November 2011 luncheon is speaking in Ann Arbor today in honor of MLK Day, Craig revisits the luncheon interview with Norris, in which they discuss her project, "The Race Card."
A panel of experts including Kurt Metzger of Data-Driven Detroit, Vince Keenan of Publius.org, and Robin Boyle of Wayne State University join Craig to discuss the results of our "Come Live in the D" participants and the results of WDET's "What Would It Take To Get You To Move To The City Of Detroit" survey.
Today, Craig welcomes Brad Dixon to the show. Dixon was the first man to partake in the Live Midtown incentive program when he bought a two-bedroom loft near the Fisher Building.
Craig speaks with WDET General Manager, Mikel Ellcessor about the results of the "Crossing the Lines" survey. Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh also weighs in on the results.
In our on-going conversation about why you should live in Detroit, Craig welcomes the Villages Detroit Community Development Corporation Directors Board President Kirsten Ussery, and the organization's executive director, Brian Hurttienne. They deliver their "elevator speech" on what the city has for you.
Craig hosts a panel of Detroit Public Schools principals to discuss successful programs throughout the school district. Panelists include Detroit International Academy Principal Beverly Hibbler, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies Principal Todd Losie, Mann Elementary School Principal Gwendolyn Frencher, and Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Principal Sharon Lee.
Listeners call-in during the second half of the segment.
In our on-going conversation about what draws people to live in the city, Craig speaks with the Editor of Curbed Detroit, Sarah Cox about why she thinks the city has desirable real estate.
At WDET, we've been asking different community-leaders to give listeners a brief spiel for making Motown their home. Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation Director Tom Goddeeris, and neighborhood residents, Renee Kent and Joe Kvoriak, join Craig in-studio to share their reasons why people should live in Detroit.
In our ongoing series about what makes Detroit great, Shirley Stancato of New Detroit, speaks with Craig about why you should live in the city.
Lori Robinson, Senior Editor of BLAC Magazine, previews the upcoming Model D panel about gentrification.
Slows Bar BQ Restauranteur Phil Cooley is back in our studio. He joins Craig to pitch the reasons why he thinks people should move to Detroit.
Who is a Detroiter? Several bloggers answered that question recently and raised a lot of eyebrows. As Part of WDET's Crossing the Lines project, Craig sat down with four people who have a deep connection to the city, to discuss this controversial topic.
We're putting all assumptions aside and asking YOU to help us get an accurate read on where people really stand. Please do us a favor and fill out this quick survey.
On yesterday's show, Craig hosted Rabbi Jason Miller as well as TeamDetroit Chief Creative Officer Toby Barlow to discuss what constitutes being a Detroiter.
Today, Craig digs into the long-term issues--business, community, development and more--that have brought the city to its current stage. He hosts filmmaker, Oren Goldenberg, and creator of a Detroit-based pickled-food business, Blair Nosan. This conversation is part of WDET's ongoing series "Crossing The Lines," which examines the things that unite us and the things that divide us in Southeast Michigan.
Craig is joined by Rabbi Jason Miller, TeamDetroit Chief Creative Officer Toby Barlow and Model D Managing Editor Walter Wasacz to discuss articles all three wrote about who can be included under the title of Detroiter.
How do we get out of the same-old-conversation rut in talking about Detroit? Who would you like to get in the same room for a conversation about moving beyond the 8-mile divide? Craig takes listeners' calls.
The city of Southfield holds itself up as a community where people from around the region…come together to live, shop and conduct business.
Skidmore Studio moves back to the City of Detroit for the first time in more than 50 years. Craig talks to the creative studio's current president and CEO, Tim Smith, about what this move means for the company and city.
WDET's Rob St. Mary joins Craig to discuss the station's community meeting in Grosse Pointe last night.
WDET’s Noah Ovshinsky sat down with the Grosse Pointe Park Director of Public Safety David Hiller to talk about consolidation.
WDET's Rob St. Mary joins Craig to talk about the open-forum community meeting the station is hosting tonight at the the Grosse Pointe Woods Branch Library. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 pm. The library is located at 20680 Mack (at Vernier).
Craig talks to author, Gregory Fournier, about his new book, "Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel."
Craig is joined by New Detroit President & CEO Shirley Stancato to discuss the recently-held Youth Leadership Summit on Race 2011. She brings with her, participants from this year's summit, Universal Academy's Hanan Yahya, Seaholm High's Stephanie McNutt, and Renaissance High's Calvon Sheridan.
New Detroit, in partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn, recently hosted a one-day youth leadership summit on race. Students from more than 75 metro Detroit high schools attended the event on the university’s campus. Craig Fahle speaks with several students and New Detroit Coalition President and CEO Shirley Stancato about what students took away from the event.
Cathy Champion is the Chair of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. The organization was created six years ago to help each of the five Grosse Pointes work together to strengthen their business community.
NPR's Michele Norris and our own Craig Fahle had an inspiring discussion on "The Race Card Project" this past Thursday, November 10th at an event presented by Inforum Michigan. Can you describe your thoughts/feelings on race in 6 words? Give it a try.
A new policy could impact thousand of Michigan families currently receiving food stamp assistance. For roughly a decade Michigan has determined food assistance eligibility based only on income. The new policy will include a review of financial assets. Those with assets of more than $5,000 in bank accounts or some types of property would no longer be eligible for food assistance. Automobiles with a value of more than $15,000 and second homes (depending on the value) would also count.
WDET's Nichole Christian is joined on The Craig Fahle Show by Akua Budu-Watkins, one of the nine members of the new Metro Detroit Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Racial Inequality. Budu-Watkins,a outreach director for US Senator Debbie Stabenow, is one of two Detroit residents named to the commission. Budu-Watkins also oversaw Detroit's neighborhood city halls under Mayor Dennis Archer.
Michele Norris, Detroit tomorrow for an Inforum luncheon and she will be discussing her project, "The Race Card." At 10am Wednesday, Norris talks with WDET's Craig Fahle on who will moderate the discussion at the luncheon. We ask you to take part in the project below by describing your feelings or thoughts about race in America today in 6 words.
As part of our ongoing series, "Crossing the Lines", Craig takes listener calls to discuss the role of where people live and how it shapes their perceptions.
WDET's Rob St. Mary joins Craig for a recap of the previous evening's community meeting in Southfield.
Former Director of the NAACP, Arthur Johnson has died at the age of 85. In 2009 WDET's Craig Fahle spoke, at length, with Johnson about his life, his view of the world as it is today, and his legacy.
Chris Rutherford and James Willer of the WARM Training Center in Southwest Detroit talk with Nichole Christian, on The Craig Fahle Show, about the economic and social returns of choosing deconstruction over demolition. Rutherford and Willer say Detroit has 60,000 reasons to give their idea a listen.
News Director Jerome Vaughn sat down with Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence this week to talk about the challenges the city faces...regional cooperation...and the role of diversity in Metro Detroit. She also reflected on the changes she’s seen in 10 years as mayor of Southfield.
Wednesday evening, WDET will hold a listening session at the Southfield Public Library to talk to people in the neighborhood about their community. If you are a Southfield resident, please join us.
Last week, WDET’s Rob St. Mary spent some time with former Mayor and current Southfield city councilman Donald Fracassi who has been involved in Southfield government for 42 years, about 30 of them as mayor, from the early 1970s to 2001. Fracassi, who has lived in Southfield over 50 years, says great changes happened very quickly but without some of the growing pains other areas have felt.
Upcoming events aim to bridge the perceived divide between the city proper and the suburbs as well as the people who live in these communities.
Michigan Moveable Peace walk shows that “another world is possible" at events around Michigan.
What the Islamic observance means for Detroit businesses and business owners.
NSO President Sheilah Clay will speak with us today about the fifth annual RiverRun and Walk.
30 Mosques in 30 States is Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq’s Ramadan road trip across the United States. Craig catches up with them on the final day of Ramadan and their final state; New York.
Students associated with YOUTH VOICE plan to march against violence on Thursday.
Home schooling used to be illegal in Michigan. Now there are kids K-12 being home schooled all over the state. Craig is joined in-studio by two moms who home school from two different approaches.
WDET's Jerome Vaughn and Rob St. Mary join Craig in-studio to discuss, "Crossing the Lines," WDET's station initiative to cover stories on people and movements that are shaking things up around Metro Detroit, crossing difficult barriers, and working in new ways to positively make change in the region.
Bridging the long-standing divide between Detroit and its suburbs often requires providing something of a lure. That’s the thinking at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where officials say Detroiters and suburbanites have mingled of their own accord for decades. Now the DIA is extending that cooperative spirit beyond the museum’s confines as well.
Award-winning independent fashion designer Adriana Pavon talks with Nichole Christian on the Craig Fahle Show about the new Detroit Fashion Collective. DFC is a new incubation and showroom space that will pair designers with the resources and opportunities to manufacture in Detroit.
The promise of joining people divided by race or geography in Metro Detroit has already become reality in one place – the regional bus system. Those traveling to-or-from Detroit using public transit are by necessity linked together physically as travelers. But the trick for some riders is to join with fellow passengers in their hearts and minds...
ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Day happens again this weekend, when volunteers and community organizations come together to clean up the city. WDET reporter Nichole Christian talks to one of the organizers to tell us more about the event that is bringing communities together.
WDET's Nichole Christian talks with the owners of The Sunday Dinner Company, a new downtown restaurant that boasts a menu of southern comfort food and a staff of ex-convicts and senior citizens.
Jewish and African-American community leaders from around the nation are meeting in Detroit this week to talk about how to they can work together to fight poverty. Larry Schooler is a Jewish leader from Austin, Texas who took part in a similar event in Alabama. He spoke to WDET’s Rob St. Mary about the experience and what the activists can expect during the four-day event in Detroit.
As the city gears up for the Detroit Design Festival, eight days of events aimed at celebrating and attracting entrepreneurial creatives, WDET's Nichole Christian talks with Chandra Moore, a California-born young architect who sees bringing innovative design to urban communities as a way to combat despair in Detroit and other cities.
LaToniya Jones, a math instructor and developmental education department chair at Baker College, talks with WDET's Nichole Christian, on the Craig Fahle Show, about her personal crusade for a more mathematically literate community.
Carmen N'Namdi, retired founder of the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit, talks with WDET's Nichole Christian on The Craig Fahle show about why she believes current education reforms lack real-world relevance for students and society.
Jerry Lindman, Director of Lawrence Technological University's Center for Nonprofit Management, talks with Nichole Christian on the Craig Fahle Show about Detroit's growing nonprofit sector and the challenges of transforming grassroots missions into sustainable models of success. Quincy Jones, Executive Director of the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, joins Lindman on the show.
Dzanc Books, a Westland based independent publishing company, is hoping a new online writing workshop series can help preserve and grow Detroit's literary culture. Dzanc's Anna Clark talks about the new launch with WDET's Nichole Christian on the Craig Fahle show.
A new national three-day conference, called reImagining Work, pulls into Detroit, October 28th, to take on a tough and timely question: How do communities live and thrive amid "a dying postindustrial economy?'' Conference speaker and veteran community organizer, Frank Joyce previews the weekend and some of the ideas on tap with WDET's Nichole Christian on the Craig Fahle Show.
Detroit Charter Commissioner Ken Coleman talks with Nichole Christian on The Craig Fahle Show about the myths and the facts surrounding proposed revisions to the city's charter. Proposal C goes before Detroit voters Nov. 8th.
WDET is unveiling its “Crossing the Lines” series this morning. It’s an in-depth exploration of what unites us and divides us as people and as a region.
Throughout the year, we’ve been mapping the region’s beliefs, behaviors, and the language codes people use to unite and divide.
We’ve focused on issues of inclusion, exclusion, geographical boundaries and efforts to bridge those boundaries.
Our goal is to bring new perspectives and a more inclusive range of voices and views to discussing those issues that limit the region’s potential.
Detroit’s image has long been an issue that divides the region’s residents.
As part of our "Crossing The Lines" series, WDET’s Rob St. Mary has created a sound collage of media references and perceptions of Detroit over the past 50 years.
Southeast Michigan has long been known as one of the most segregated regions in the nation. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the school systems that dot Metro Detroit. But there is a school in Detroit that turns this idea on its head…attracting students from more than 30 communities.