Take a Glimpse Into the Lives of Corktown Residents

Seven short stories from the Detroit Free Press’s John Carlisle are a snapshot of a neighborhood in transition.

It’s no secret that Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood will soon undergo a profound economic transformation.

Ford Motor Company’s renovation of the long-neglected Michigan Central Station is forcing those who live in the area to consider what their living prospects will be in a significantly different neighborhood than they’ve previously known. 

Free Press reporter John Carlisle spent months talking with Corktown residents and has taken a completely different journalistic approach

Listen to CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire chat with him about what makes this series on Corktown different from the rest you may have seen in the media this year.

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.