Created Equal

Exploring the strings of inequality that run through the American experience.

Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson, Created Equal explores the strings of inequality that run through the American experience.  Each episode explores the question: How did we arrive at this moment in history?

Season Three of the podcast Created Equal explores “Writers on Race: From Ralph Ellison to Colson Whitehead,” and features some of the most important voices in literature as well as the national conversation on racial inequities. 

The conversations were conducted on the radio program, Detroit Today, in the WDET studios on Wayne State University’s campus throughout the pandemic and civil unrest of 2020. Each episode consists of a conversation between Henderson and one writer exploring the role of their work in the conversation about race in America. 

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Created Equal Season 3 is supported by the Michigan School of Psychology



Host: Stephen Henderson
Stephen Henderson nationally respected Detroit journalist. Henderson is the host of WDET’s daily talk show, Detroit Today. Stephen is also the host of Detroit Public Television’s American Black Journal and co-host of their weekly public affairs program MI Week. He was the Managing Director of Opinion and Community Engagement at The Detroit Free Press and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year in 2014. He was also previously an editor for the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and Lexington Herald-Leader, and spent five years covering the U.S. Supreme Court for Knight Ridder Newspapers.
Executive Producer: Joan Cherry Isabella
Producers: Jake Neher, Annamarie Sysling, Clare Brennan
Audio Engineers: Rowan Niemisto
Senior Editor and Musical Composer: Sam Beaubien
Digital Distribution: Tony Brown
Digital Editor: Meta Stange

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