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.

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