"America has been made great again and again through immigrants, by immigrants," says Hayg Oshagan. Jake Neher/WDET The U.S. Supreme Court recently split on whether President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms could survive. The 4-4 split meant the executive actions no longer stand and families could be split up and subjected to deportations. It’s the latest in a..
Flickr Creative Commons Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has become notorious on the campaign trail for a ubiquitous -- if not ill-fitting -- red baseball cap reading “Make America Great Again.” It’s a campaign slogan that’s become synonymous with his desire to build a following among disenfranchised Americans. But who is he appealing to with..
Jake Neher/WDET This week Detroit Today has been looking at the effects of the Affordable Care Act since it was signed into law in 2010. To cap off the week's discussions, host Stephen Henderson speaks with an insurance provider in the region and a hospital administrator about whether Obamacare has made providing care easier or more difficult. "The Affordable..
wjgomes FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It's focused on racial healing and economic opportunity in Southeast Michigan. And over the last 50 years, it's played a vital role in moving the community forward and helping people who are trapped in poverty. As part of our work..
“What we see [in Grand Rapids] is I think what’s being seen around the country, which is poverty changing zip codes,” says Grand Rapids Urban League CEO Joe Jones. Michigan.gov The top one percent of the nation’s earners make more than 25 times that of the bottom 99 percent. That’s an average yearly income of about $1..
WDET Detroit Police Chief James Craig addresses Monday's city hall security breach and discusses community policing with Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today. Craig addressed the security breach by saying that there was a "total absence of communication." He explained that, "Clearly the suspect got out of the location...I'd rather err on the side of safety... While it was a disruption it was a..
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/ Public Domain The head of Michigan's primary civil liberties advocacy group, ACLU of Michigan, says business leaders and lawmakers should be planning to spend a lot of time at a policy conference on Mackinac Island this week discussing the future for Flint. Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, says infrastructure..
Courtesy of the City of Detroit “My first night as a Detroit police officer… I was on the midnight shift and I was the only African American on that midnight shift. And no one spoke to me… I can’t say on the radio [what my assigned partner that night] said, but he swore and he..
Dorret, Flickr As part of WDET’s series examining the 1967 Kerner Report with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative this year, Detroit Today Host Stephen Henderson speaks about power and what it means to be powerful or powerless. Guest Marc Kruman, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University..