Culture City with Travis Wright

  • Friday 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

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WDET's Culture City, hosted by Travis Wright, exposes Detroit's prolific output of arts, culture and entertainment happenings. On Fridays afternoons at 1 PM, you'll hear performances from local and national talent, interviews with creative characters working in low and high brow visual art, theatre, film and literature, as well as conversations about comedy, culinary arts, and sports. Culture City curates your weekend calendar and leaves you with a free mp3 to download each week. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Apr 09

    Re-Shoring Industrial Sewing: The Makers Coalition Brings Manufacturing Back to Michigan

    by: Travis Wright

    The Detroit Garment Group Guild is growing the state's industrial sewing economy. Founder Karen Busecmi tells WDET’s Travis Wright that the Coalition was created to address a need in the automotive sector and beyond.


  • Apr 08

    The Broody Moods of Protomartyr: The Band Talks About Their Sound and City

    by: Travis Wright

    On their latest record, “Under Color of Official Right,” Detroit’s Protomartyr create an abrasive yet more nuanced brand of punk rock. Their signature sound -- brooding and wild -- has twisted the ears of fans and critics around the world. Guitarist Greg Ahee and singer Joe Casey spoke about the band with WDET’s Travis Wright.


  • Apr 07

    Distilling Controversy: Meet the Women Who Partnered With Global Pros to Make Vodka in Mexicantown

    by: Travis Wright

    Following a national trend, a handful of distilleries have opened around the region in the past few years. One of the next to launch will be Our / Detroit Vodka, which is financially backed by Pernod Ricard and plans to open this summer in southwest Detroit. The corporate affiliation has drawn some flack. But the founders say it’s unwarranted.


  • Apr 04

    Remembering Frankie Knuckles: The Founders of Techno on The Godfather of House

    by: Travis Wright

    The music world lost an icon when the "Godfather of House," DJ Frankie Knuckles, died this week due to complications with diabetes. Born Francis Nicholls, he was 59. Detroit native Kevin Saunderson is one of the founders of techno music and was a contemporary of Frankie Knuckles. WDET’s Travis Wright asked him to measure the impact Knuckles had on electronic music.


  • Apr 04

    Handmade Booze: Distilling True Spirits in Corktown

    by: Travis Wright

    Dave Pickerell was the master distiller and vice president of operations at world renowned whisky producer, Maker’s Mark, for 14 years. He’s back in Detroit this weekend to lead a series of workshops on making spirits at Two James. Pickerell tells WDET’s Travis Wright why he left Maker’s Mark to become a trusted adviser in the craft spirits world.


  • Apr 04

    WDET STAR: Puzzle Piece Theatre's Sweet Serenade

    by: Travis Wright

    Founded by recent Michigan transplant D.B. Schroeder, the Warren-based Puzzle Piece Theatre troupe is one of the newest in the region. Its latest play, "Small Hours Serenade" was written by associate artistic director and actor Laura Heikkinen. WDET's Travis Wright asked her whether she considers herself more of an actor or a playwright.


  • Apr 04

    Malcolm X Daughter Pens Children's Book About Father's Youth

    by: Martina Guzmán

    A new children’s book called Malcolm Little, The Boy Who Would Grow Up to Be Malcolm X has just been published. The book was written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm’s daughter.


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