2020’s federal, state and local elections are unprecedented in many ways, most significantly the expected surge in absentee voting in Michigan due to the coronavirus pandemic. 101.9 WDET is committed to offering trusted, accurate information on voting, ballot access and key issues.
The Artist Next Door illuminates and celebrates Detroit area artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds and disciplines to enhance awareness and understanding of our communities and cultures.
Supported by the Michigan Council on Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Ryan Patrick Hooper
“Because We Care” is a new series from 101.9 WDET focused on caregiving in metro Detroit. Because We Care is supported by Tight Knit, an initiative of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.
On Between Takes you will hear stories from iconic musicians in Detroit’s legendary music scene.
101.9 WDET, Detroit’s NPR Station, is committed to providing accurate, up-to-date information on coronavirus, and it’s related illness COVID-19, in Michigan.
Crossing the Lines is an exploration of what unites us and divides us as people and as a region.
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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?
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.
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
Nargis Hakim Rahman
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.
Ed Love is a musical institution. Generations of Detroiters know Ed as the voice who guided us through almost 60 years of “Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program”, playing the classics and introducing us to new music each week on WDET-FM.
Now, into his sixth decade of radio, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music.
In 2020, Ed Love reached 60 years on the air. Check out tributes and accolades for his six decades of radio.
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?”
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.
WDET’s award-winning original series In The Groove talks with creatives from all walks of life to reflect on the soundtracks of their lives — the first record they bought with their own money to what’s on their playlist today.
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.
Election results for Michigan local, state and federal elections. Bookmark this page for election results.
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.
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.
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.
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: “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Read the book and engage with us online, on the radio and at events throughout the region.
Enter to win free concert tickets and more! Find full contest rules here.
Station news, announcements and more from your WDET team.