Series

2018 Elections in Michigan

On November 6, Michigan voters will decide who will be the state’s new governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Some state House and Senate seats are up for grabs, and numerous initiatives are expected on ballots.

WDET is committed to providing honest, fair, inclusive coverage of Michigan’s 2018 elections. Join us now and all the way to the voting booth to be an informed voter.

 

2016 Elections: Issues & Candidates

You take voting seriously, and so do we.

Find WDET’s coverage of the 2016 presidential and Congressional races as well as state legislative offices.

Brave New Voices

In 2013, the Detroit youth poetry slam team headed to Brave New Voices (BNV), the international youth poetry slam festival, held in Chicago, IL. Team members are participants in InsideOut Literary Arts Project’s Citywide Poets after-school program and have spent years of work preparing for this opportunity.

CuriosiD

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? Ask your question >>

Detroit ‘67: A Reflection

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

Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later Series

For a month, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative journalists will explore the impact of the city’s bankruptcy case, including its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications.

Audiences are invited to a free, community event where they can hear directly from key figures in the case and ask questions. The 6 to 8 p.m. program on Wednesday, Dec. 9 will be at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium. Learn more.


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.

 

  

Detroit by the Numbers

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by 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.

  

 

 

With: Sandra Svoboda

Detroit Documenters Project

This fall, City Bureau will pilot a Documenters project in Detroit, in collaboration with WDET and Citizen Detroit. The project will include free public trainings in a range of journalistic skills reframed for the public, including social media reporting, mobile photography and on-site notetaking. In August, City Bureau, WDET and Citizen Detroit will host a Public Newsroom workshop open to all Detroit residents. This free and public event will introduce the Documenters program, retrace its history in Chicago and lay out plans for a Detroit launch in 2018. The Public Newsroom will also preview City Bureau’s latest web tool — Documenters.org — which will collect, standardize and share public meetings in Detroit in a single location, and allow Documenters to log-in, claim assignments and submit documentation for a new public record.

With: WDET Marketing & Engagement Team

Detroit Journalism Cooperative

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.

  

 

Detroit’s Historic School Board Race - A Multimedia Collaboration

This story is a collaboration among reporters Jennifer Dixon, Kristi Tanner, John Wisely and Ann Zaniewski of the Detroit Free Press; M.L. Elrick and Patricia Montemurri of Fox2 Detroit; Chastity Pratt Dawsey of Bridge Magazine and Sascha Raiyn of WDET Detroit Public Radio.

Free Press web team members Patrick Byrne and Jamie Smith used information compiled by the reporters to create the online database that accompanies this story.

Each candidate was given six weeks to respond to a questionnaire and asked to submit a résumé and a current photograph. Not all candidates responded to those requests. Some refused to be interviewed.

Framed by WDET 101.9 FM

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.

 

     

Gimme Some Truth

Can you spot fake news in the real world?  Do you want to be better than a Google search at finding relevant, accurate, timely information?

WDET is teaming up with local libraries to help you separate fact from fiction in the information you see, hear and read every day. Join us for an event!

Click HERE for more information.


Support for this work, part of WDET’s collaborations with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

 

Where we’re going:

With: Sandra Svoboda

How’s Detroit Doing?

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.

  

 

Inheriting Detroit

An ongoing series that looks at all aspects of life in Detroit through the eyes of the city’s young people.

Michigan Public Radio Network

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.

MichMash

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

 

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.

 

  

 

On The Ground

This story is a part of a partnership between WDET and ModelD/Metromode’s On The Ground series, which focuses on deep, embedded reporting in neighborhoods and cities throughout the region to bring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make their communities better. Find more stories in the partnership here.

Policy Meets the People: MI Voice, MI Vote

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.

StoryCorps Detroit

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

WDET’s Parks Project

All summer long in 2015, WDET reported on how parks are impacting Detroiters and how Detroiters impacted the parks.

We asked you to be a part of this work by being the eyes and ears of your local parks. We asked you to help us find out what is going on in the parks in your city and your neighborhood. Were parks being maintained? Who were using the park, and what was happening there? Is it safe?

Detroit Park Watch is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project ccomes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

 

  

We Are ‘DET

Station news, announcements and more from your WDET team.