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, a former Morning Edition host at WDET, and a former host, audio and video producer, and reporter for Arizona Public Media.

She’s reported on stories as diverse as the decriminalization and therapeutic research of psychedelic substances, how Motown mourned the sudden death of musician Michael Jackson, the economic and environmental impact of mineral mining in Wyoming, how anomalous phenomena and research into UAPs has affected the lives of some people in the Southwest, and the impact of President Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election night in Detroit.

Amanda is also a creative writer, artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader. Amanda was raised in a mythical Great Lakes forest by Bryan Ferry and a prehistoric wolf, on a strict diet of gummy bears and early electronic music.

Pro-Palestinian protesters set up encampment on Wayne State University’s campus

The first pro-Palestinian encampment has begun on Wayne State University's campus in Detroit. A group of about 200 protestors gathered...

New report highlights ongoing pollution by Tyson Foods to US waterways

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest poultry producers, has released over 370 million pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways...

Federal officials warn of possible threats targeting Pride celebrations

Federal agencies are warning that the LGBTQ community may be targeted during next month’s Pride celebrations. In a public notice...

Belle Isle slide set to reopen this summer following safety improvements

The popular giant slide on Belle Isle is set to reopen this summer following necessary safety improvements after potential injuries...

CuriosiD: Is the medicinal magic of Vernors a myth or reality?

WDET’s CuriosiD series answers your questions about everything Detroit. Subscribe to CuriosiD on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, NPR.org or wherever you get your podcasts. In this episode of CuriosiD,...

Kellogg’s facing backlash, boycott this month following controversial comment from CEO

Kellogg's Company could face a national boycott beginning this week after comments made by its CEO caused a huge backlash...

Renowned Michigan activist, poet John Sinclair dies at 82

John Sinclair, a central figure in Detroit's 1960s and '70s counterculture and political activism movements, died Tuesday morning at the...

Deadline approaching for proposals to save historic Belle Isle Boathouse

Preservationists are fighting to save the historic Belle Isle Boathouse in Detroit. The 40,000-square-foot building, constructed by the Detroit Boat...

Detroit influencers weigh impact of TikTok ban as lawmakers explore security concerns

As debate over the potential ban of TikTok continues, U.S. lawmakers and the Biden administration are examining new legislative approaches...

Nonprofit launches new tool to connect disabled Michigan residents with public transit options

Michigan residents with disabilities now have a new option for finding public transit statewide. Nonprofit advocacy group Disability Rights Michigan...

Nominations sought for Detroit’s poet laureate and composer laureate

The city of Detroit is currently seeking nominations for a new poet laureate, and — for the first time —...

Dearborn launches city-wide air quality monitoring program

Dearborn officials announced the launch of a city-wide air quality monitoring program this week. In partnership with Michigan-based startup JustAir,...