Author: David Leins

David Leins is a Podcast Coordinator and Producer at WDET. He also oversees the StoryMakers program. Leins joined WDET after working at the Arab American National Museum. Before that, he produced freelance journalism pieces in Detroit and and the Palestinian territories for Middle East Eye News. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in anthropology and a minor in Arabic.

When he isn't making radio and podcasts, David is probably spending his free time outside on a hike, marvelling at the trees and birds.

Tracked and Traced: How thousands of American Muslims ended up on the terrorist watch list

 Listen and subscribe to Tracked and Traced: Apple Podcast — Spotify — NPR — Stitcher — Google Podcasts After the 9/11 terror attacks, American Muslims were subjected to surveillance, suspicion and put on the terrorist watchlist — a database shared by law enforcement agencies for suspected and known terrorists — leading to fear and paranoia of Islam and Muslims. Fatima Salman first..

Growing Up with Grief with Nolan Colter

The Science of Grief, produced by WDET and Science Gallery Detroit, explores the stories, science and solutions around grief and mental health, making space for young adults to share their stories, but also lead the conversation. Never miss an episode. Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcast -- Spotify -- NPR -- Stitcher -- Google Podcasts -- TuneIn Nolan Colter was..

Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia with Savanah Rayyan

The Science of Grief, produced by WDET and Science Gallery Detroit, explores the stories, science and solutions around grief and mental health, making space for young adults to share their stories, but also lead the conversation. Never miss an episode. Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcast -- Spotify -- NPR -- Stitcher -- Google Podcasts -- TuneIn Savanah Rayyan was..

Navigating Gender Transitions and the Importance of Forgiveness with Alex Nitsche

The Science of Grief, produced by WDET and Science Gallery Detroit, explores the stories, science and solutions around grief and mental health, making space for young adults to share their stories, but also lead the conversation. Never miss an episode. Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcast -- Spotify -- NPR -- Stitcher -- Google Podcasts -- TuneIn Alex Nitsche used..

Challenging the Stigma Around Suicide with Felicia Frabis

The Science of Grief, produced by WDET and Science Gallery Detroit, explores the stories, science and solutions around grief and mental health, making space for young adults to share their stories, but also lead the conversation. Content Warning: This episode talks about suicide. Never miss an episode. Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcast --..

Detroit Kitchen Terminal Supports Food Workers in Detroit

Subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts: Apple Podcast — Spotify — Google Play — Stitcher — TuneIn — NPR When the pandemic caused restaurants to close their doors, thousands of food workers were suddenly out of work. Desiré Vincent Levy, co-founder of Detroit Kitchen Terminal, saw the dire circumstances hospitality workers faced and acted quickly. Pivoting from the organization’s training and development focus, she began..