Bankole Thompson sits down with a panel of experts to discuss the importance of local politics and how absentee ballots and voter turnout in the primaries and in non-Presidential elections determine more than we realize.
WDET's own Jon Moshier joins Laura to preview his annual Modern Music Halloween special.
Bridge Magazine's David Zeman on Michigan's latest political ads just ahead of next week's Midterm elections.
Laura examines our cultural fascination with zombies, from its historical origins in Haiti to the social factors that contribute to our creepy love affair with the undead.
The Detroit Bureau's Paul Eisenstein on the latest auto recall involving exploding airbags.
WDET's Amy Miller takes a look at a website that’s using a quiz to match voters with the political party most closely aligned with their beliefs --and no, it’s not Buzzfeed.
Laura and Saeed discuss conflict resolution in the Arab world as it relates to political and ideological disputes.
Laura and Saeed discuss the state of Canada’s Homeland Security following last week’s attack on the nation’s Parliament.
Small business in Detroit gets a boost from a new program called Detroit Microloan Collaborative. Crain's Detroit Business reporter Amy Haimerl speaks with Laura about the $5 million campaign.
In our continuing series of conversations with Mayors from around Southeast Michigan, today we look at the city of Rochester.
Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines to discuss the biggest news stories in Detroit and around the world.
WDET’s Amy Miller speaks with the guest speaker for WSU Eugene Perrin Leture Series, Dr. Andrew Kanter; and director of The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Dr. Fred Pearson, about the importance of social responsibility as it applies to a sustainable future on this planet.
Host Bankole Thompson explores the relationship between capitalism and democracy. Do they work well together or are they too closely connected?
Laura is joined by education experts to look at the challenges facing Michigan schools and what we can do to improve education across the state.
Laura speaks with Michigan Public Radio Network's Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta about strengthened automobile legislation affecting Tesla auto manufacturers and consumers.
Detroit is going to scrap its own copper wiring, and the court’s expert witness Martha Kopacz takes the stand today. WDET's Sandra Svoboda has the latest on the bankruptcy trial.
Laura and Saeed discuss whether or not the GOP’s Detroit headquarters could have an impact on next month’s elections.
Laura and Saeed take a look at the pro-democracy movement happening in Hong Kong, and why the call for political change is creating social unrest in the territory, and spurring a larger conversation about the power of protest.
The Great Lakes water levels are rising. It's unusual for this time of year, so Laura and Saeed speak with environmental experts to find out why.
Laura speaks with Crain's Detroit Business reporter Amy Haimerl about the future of Detroit finances and business.
Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines to discuss the stories making news in recent weeks.
A panel discussion about the issues surrounding literacy among DPS and other public high school students.
A live opera performance in the WDET studios from Baritone Jeff Byrnes and Accompanist Jean Schneider to preview the Michigan Opera Theatre's premiere of "Elektra."
MiWeek's Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson join Laura to discuss last week's Gubernatorial Town Hall debate and the stories making headlines this week.