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Make America Great Again? Like When?

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..

Chief James Craig Talks City Hall Evacuation and Policing in Detroit

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..

The Intersection: What Does It Mean to Have Power?

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..