Author: Martina Guzman

Martina Guzmán is WDET’s community reporter. Before coming to WDET, Martina worked as an independent marketing and Public Relations consultant for television, live music events, film festivals, magazines and political candidates. Recently she directed documentary, The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato, which aired on Detroit Public Television. Martina has been recognized as Best Individual Reporter by the Associated Press of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Journalism School at Columbia University. Martina is committed to bringing the voice of marginalized communities to WDET listeners. 

The First Arab American National Museum Celebrates Ten Years of Culture

In 2005, members of the Arab community in the United States came together with one goal: to open the first museum dedicated to Arab American culture in the country.  Ten years later, the Arab American National Museum celebrates its anniversary as the only Smithsonian affiliate in Southeast Michigan.  The institution boasts several exhibitions that tour nationally.   WDET’s Martina Guzman..

BURQ OFF! One Woman, 21 Characters, A Burqa and A Bikini.

Burq Off, an acclaimed one-woman show about growing up in a conservative Muslim home comes to the Arab American National Museum this week.  “Burq Off” is written and performed by Nadia Manzoor.  Through impersonations and comedy Manzoor tells her personal story of shifting back and forth between the conservative values in her home and the family and more secular values in..

Mexican Folk Dancing Makes a Comeback

Folkloric dance has been has long been a part of maintaining Mexican culture in Southwest Detroit. A few years ago some worried that the art form was disappearing. But lately there seems to be a revival of a dance style that teaches youth about Mexican culture.     In the basement of St. Gabriele’s Church in..

Charles H. Wright Celebrates 50!

The Charles H- Wright Museum of African American History is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. Throughout the last five decades the museum of has had groundbreaking programs such as, Without Sanctuary, an exhibit about lynchings in the American South, and, Visions Of Our 44th President, the Wright Museum's first national traveling exhibit. LaNesha De-Bar-delaben is the Vice President of Community..