Meet CuriosiD - a series for the inquisitive. Our news team works with listeners like you to find answers to great questions about Detroit and the region.
Are you curious about the Detroit region or the people who live here?
In 2020, there will be some big issues that shape the conversation in our political discourse and around our dinner tables. Detroit Today‘s Stephen Henderson unpacks the terms and policies associated with some of the big topics that will be coming up.
With: Stephen Henderson
The 2020 U.S. Census is upon us, and Michigan is gearing up to make sure every resident is counted.
But it’s more than just population — the Census determines representation and federal funding too.
With: Pat Batcheller Laura Herberg
WDET is reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots with stories and photos from people in the community who lived through this historic event.
With: WDET News
WDET is partnering with City Bureau and CitizenDetroit on a civic journalism project to increase awareness and coverage of public meetings in Detroit. Detroit Documenters trains and pays highly engaged citizens to participate in the newsgathering process and contribute to a new public record for the city. Learn more and sign up at Documenters.org
With: WDET Marketing & Engagement Team
The DJC is a partnership of six media outlets focused on telling critical stories of Detroit and creating engagement opportunities on-air, online and in the community. View the partners work at detroitjournalism.org.
Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.
WDET’s Detroit StoryMakers initiative empowers local storytellers in bringing Detroit’s stories to life. Support for this initiative comes from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and through matching gifts from station donors.
A series of traveling audio-visual exhibitions that integrate photography and audio storytelling to present the stories of ethnic and cultural communities throughout the Detroit region. Produced by WDET 101.9 FM.
This project is supported by individual contributions, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and our series sponsors.
With voices, data, news, and experiences, WDET is answering the question “How’s Detroit Doing?” Find a collection of responses at howsdetroitdoing.org. If you have a question about how Detroit’s doing, ask it here.
Support for WDET’s work with The Detroit Journalism Cooperative comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.
Longtime music journalist Jeff Milo has been documenting the Detroit and Michigan scene for more than a decade. Each week, he shares a new music discovery from the Detroit-area music scene.
With: Jeff Milo
The Michigan Public Radio Network is a consortium of 10 licensed public broadcasters with 31 transmitters serving nearly 900,000 listeners statewide. MPRN stations are committed to sharing resources to get news and information to public radio listeners all across Michigan.
Each week, WDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you.
With: Jake Neher Cheyna Roth
Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Next Chapter Detroit provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement and is presented by WDET, Detroit’s Public Radio Station.
Presented by WDET in partnership with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.
Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.
The Policy Meets The People – MI Voice, MI Vote series gives metro Detroiters an opportunity to find out how key legislation, laws and policies created in Lansing affect their daily lives.
Each week, WDET creative producer and longtime Detroit musician, Sam Beaubien, digs through the archives to bring you a song you might not have heard before, but are sure to love! Catch it live Monday and Thursday on CultureShift.
With: Sam Beaubien
Giving people of all backgrounds the opportunity to record meaningful conversations, StoryCorps seeks to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. StoryCorps Detroit showcases interviews that were recorded when the MobileBooth stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. Those conversations are podcast here.
With: WDET Staff
CultureShift’s Summer Field Trip takes you out of the studio and around town to highlight some of the coolest spots in the region.
Marketing, advertising, and branding insights for organizations large or small. Business growth and customer engagement best practices and strategies for social media, digital, traditional media, event and more.
Currently reading: “What The Eyes Don’t See: The Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” by Dr. Mona-Hanna Attisha. Read the book and engage with us online, on the radio and at events throughout the region.
Station news, announcements and more from your WDET team.