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Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community leaders and issues that define our region. Detroit Today brings you fresh and perceptive views and brings you into the conversation each day.

Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community leaders and issues that define our region. Detroit Today brings you fresh and perceptive views and brings you into the conversation each day.

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Detroit, MI

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Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community leaders and issues that define our region. Detroit Today brings you fresh and perceptive views and brings you into the conversation each day.

Language:

English


Episodes

Systemic Racism, Protests and Cultural Reckoning Amid COVID-19

6/1/2020
Henderson and others explore this moment of rising racial and social tension around the country based in systemic racism and police brutality amid a global pandemic.

Duration:00:51:03

Masks, Minneapolis Showcase America's Mixed Notions of Freedom

5/29/2020
Liberty for whom? Protests in recent months over stay-home orders and police brutality in the African American community are stark examples of the American struggle to define freedom and protected rights.

Duration:00:51:29

Wayne County Jail Facing Lawsuit Over Coronavirus Response

5/28/2020
Reports of unsafe conditions inside facilities have advocates and attorneys calling for increased jail releases.

Duration:00:16:31

Survey Finds 48% Unemployment Rate in Detroit

5/28/2020
A newly released survey by the University of Michigan shows sky-high jobless rates in the city of Detroit, exceeding the rest of the state.

Duration:00:17:27

Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Food Security Bill During Pandemic

5/28/2020
The closure of restaurants across the country has disrupted the nation's supply chain, as food banks see an increase in demand.

Duration:00:16:55

White Backlash to Pandemic Is Rooted in American History

5/27/2020
American progress can be inhibited when people of good faith "live in fear of setting off backlashes," says one writer.

Duration:00:24:32

David Frum On How the Tea Party Led to Donald Trump

5/27/2020
How the evolution of the Republican party and redistricting led to the Trump presidency.

Duration:00:26:31

Michigan Infrastructure Needs An Upgrade. Midland Flooding Proves It.

5/26/2020
Lack of regulation and high maintenance costs proves to be a lethal combination for Michigan's aging dams.

Duration:00:10:59

New Year for Michigan Schools Could Mean Smaller Class Sizes, More Tech

5/26/2020
"Without schools, the economy cannot recover," says Gerald Hill, superintendent of West Bloomfield Public Schools.

Duration:00:39:12

Jocelyn Benson on Trump Attacks: "I'm Not Going to Play Games, We Don't Have Time for That"

5/22/2020
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson discusses her decision to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters for the August primary and November general election.

Duration:00:21:57

Pandemic Shows Rapid Change Is Possible When We're United, Says Author Charles Eisenstein

5/22/2020
"For the first time... the whole planet is thinking about the same thing. It’s no longer possible to think your health is disconnected to my health."

Duration:00:29:07

This Detroit Print Shop's Story Shows How Black Businesses Rely on Each Other

5/21/2020
An African American-owned legacy print shop saw difficulties and triumphs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:12:12

How to Support Everyone's Mental Health Needs During COVID-19

5/21/2020
"The key thing is to be able to listen carefully and not assume what it is they are dealing with," says Dr. Alan Krohn on managing mental health during COVID-19.

Duration:00:19:44

Midland Flooding: What Went Wrong

5/21/2020
Heavy rainfall, regulatory failures and aging infrastructure all played a part in Midland dam breach.

Duration:00:18:17

BridgeDetroit, Local News Startup, Wants You to Set the Agenda

5/20/2020
BridgeDetroit aims to fill information gaps by engaging Detroiters on issues that matter most urgently to them.

Duration:00:11:31

Pandemic Worsens Detroit's Housing Crisis, Affecting Tenants and Landlords

5/20/2020
New research shows Detroit was already experiencing widespread housing insecurity, the pandemic is set to make matters worse.

Duration:00:39:31

A Bioethicist's Response to Trump Claiming to Take Hydroxychloroquine

5/19/2020
Arthur Caplan is a bioethicist with NYU's School of Medicine who says federal scientists should resign to protest the administration's dismissiveness and denialism.

Duration:00:25:08

Electoral Map Has Realigned for First Time Since 1992, Says Former Clinton Advisor

5/19/2020
The path to victory has changed for both Democrats and Republicans, what does that mean for the 2020 presidential race?

Duration:00:24:49

Gun Shops, Armed Protestors Take on Controversial Role During COVID-19

5/18/2020
"COVID-19 is a perfect storm to galvanize this movement," says Frank Smyth, author of "The NRA: The Unauthorized History."

Duration:00:50:57

Deceased Detroit Today Caller Tom Wilson's Final Thoughts On the 2020 Election

5/15/2020
The late Tom Wilson, longtime Detroit Today caller from Northwest Detroit, offers one last comment posthumously in a documentary on Al Jazeera English.

Duration:00:12:14