Author: Tia Graham

Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a degree in broadcast journalism. She is a native Detroiter and began her news career at WDET. Tia also fills-in for various host positions like Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

If she is not working, she is usually with family. She loves to listen to music and workout. Her favorite hobby is napping.

 

Chevy Teams Up With Empowerment Plan to Give Away Coats to the Homeless

The nonprofit The Empowerment Plan has teamed up with Chevrolet to deliver more than 500 coats to the homeless in eight cities across the Midwest and Northeast, including two stops in Michigan. The “Spread the Warmth” project will visit Detroit; Rochester, New York; New York City; Boston; Louisville; Chicago; Grand Rapids and Washington, D.C., through March 7.  “So I think for us,..

DTE Energy Foundation Donates Over $300,000 to Wayne State’s Center for Latino and Latin-American Studies

The DTE Energy Foundation, through its partnership with the non-profit Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), has donated $330,000 to Wayne State University's Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (LAS). The money will fund scholarships for underrepresented students who are a part of MiHC and students pursuing Latino Studies at Wayne State.  "We're excited because this fund will..

I-375 Improvement Project in Detroit Seeks Public Feedback

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is looking for public input regarding the I-375 project in Detroit. The project, which has a timeline extending through 2027, will convert the current highway system into a boulevard.  An official 45 day period opened up on the environmental assessment portion of the I-375 project in January. According to the Federal..

Michigan State University Launches Online Database Chronicling North-Atlantic Slave Trade

The North-Atlantic Slave Trade has made it nearly impossible for millions of people to identify their lineage and ancestors. A new program through Michigan State University aims to change that. In December, the university launched enslaved.org, a searchable database that contains millions of records representing enslaved Africans and their descendants.  "Enslaved.org is it has the capacity to..