Crossing the Lines

Exploring what unites us and divides us as people and as a region. 

The goal of Crossing the Lines is to tell stories that show the diversity of people and perspectives that make up Metro Detroit by collaborating directly with residents of the cities and neighborhoods that we’re examining.

This community-first journalism aims to engage with listeners by finding them where they live and work, by talking to them about their concerns in their community and listening — really listening — to what they have to say.

Communities visited since the series began in 2011 include Canton, Center Line, Southfield, Windsor and several Detroit neighborhoods. WDET is examining Detroit’s Live6 neighborhoods in 2023.

Take a look at areas we’ve covered previously:


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