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.

Detroit Restaurant Week Returns

Detroit Restaurant Week returns this Friday. Twenty-six restaurants from Southwest and Downtown to West Village and Palmer Park are involved...

The Legacy of Detroit Music Legend James Jamerson

Motown legend James Jamerson would have celebrated his 81st birthday on January 29. Listen in as CultureShift correspondent Ryan Patrick Hooper...

Dive Into these Gorgeous Designs of the Iconic Chevrolet Corvette

Dozens of rare and incredible examples of automotive design are currently on display at Detroit's Scarab Club. Listen to curator Robert...

Drake’s, Le Dog, The Pretzel Bell, and Dozens More Iconic Ann Arbor Restaurants in New Book

A new book from Arcadia Publishing explores the history of some of Ann Arbor’s most iconic restaurants. WDET’s Amanda LeClaire spoke...

Behind the Scenes of Framed By WDET: Hummus Heartland

Marvin Shaouni/ Framed by WDET 101.9 FM Hummus Heartland is a collection of stories about Detroit’s ubiquitous Middle Eastern food culture....

Learn All About Absinthe At One Of Detroit’s Most Popular Craft Cocktail Bars

On Saturday, January 14, the team at The Sugar House will introduce patrons to the myths and mysteries of the...

Detroit’s Culinary History Comes Alive in New Book

There's been an incredible resurgence of interest in Detroit’s dining scene in recent years, but the city’s culinary history is...

CultureSource Calendar For the Holiday Break

The folks at the non-profit CultureSource are committed to helping boost support for local arts and culture organizations. Find out about...

The Fiery End of the Largest Luxury Ship to Sail the Great Lakes

This week is the little known anniversary of the burning of the Greater Detroit.  It was the largest luxury passenger ship to...

Where To Shop Locally This Holiday Season

The folks at the non-profit organization CultureSource are committed to boosting local arts and cultural events in the metro region. For...

Not Quite In the Holiday Spirit Yet? Get There At One of These Concerts

The folks at the non- profit CultureSource are committed to helping boost local arts and culture events in the region. Listen to...

The National Theatre’s Facade Will Be Saved In New Downtown Development Plan

The historic National Theatre in downtown Detroit will undergo major changes if a plan by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Financial is...