WDET and NPR Present Motor City Drive

Presented by NPR

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May 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Carr Center
311 E Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI View on map
$21 (Student Pricing: $16)

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Join the conversation online tonight at 7 p.m. The live audio from this event and twitter chat with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn and J. Carlisle Larsen will be made available at wdet.org. Share your thoughts and questions using #MotorCityDrive.


The Creative Forces and People Fueling Detroit’s Future

NPR In collaboration with WDET, Martin brings together some of the city’s most innovative chefs, performers, artists and craftsmen at The Carr Center for a live, on-stage conversation that explores the many challenges and triumphs they’ve encountered while striving to redefine life in Detroit.

A complimentary wine and chocolate reception will directly follow the event provided by Lafayette Market Catering. All attendees are invited to join Michel Martin and the guest panelist for conversation and refreshments on the first floor of the Carr Center.


Meet the Panelists

Martin will be joined by Travis Wright, host and executive producer of WDET’s Culture City, and June M. Thomas, Centennial Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan to lead a conversation with a panel of guests:

  •  jessica Care moore, Executive Producer of Black Women Rock!
  • Detroit Unleaded’ filmmaker Rola Nashef
  • Fashion designer Charketa Glover
  • Shakespeare in Detroit theater director Samantha White
  • Aaron Cozadd, executive chef for Union Joints restaurant group
  • Artist and urban farmer Kate Daughdrill
  • Shinola’s marketing director, Bridget Russo
  • Techno music pioneer Juan Atkins.


The audience will also be treated to performances by the gospel choir Larry Callahan & Selected of God, recognized for their performance in the Chrysler 200 Superbowl XLV commercial. 

Join the conversation, @NPRMichel and #MotorCityDrive.


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