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Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Cancelled Israel Trip Sparks Questions On Diplomacy, Bigotry

8/16/2019
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is not going to Israel after a tumultuous back-and-forth with the country's leadership — and President Trump. An Oakland University political science professor joins Detroit Today to discuss.

Duration:00:16:42

The Kanye West-Taylor Swift VMA Meltdown Still Shapes Pop Culture Today

8/16/2019
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Washington Post reporter Emily Yahr looks at how the moment shaped American pop culture for the last decade.

Duration:00:26:40

Ann Delisi Previews Essential Conversation with NPR's Don Gonyea

8/16/2019
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WDET Essential Music Host Ann Delisi talks with Detroit Today's Stephen Henderson about her upcoming Essential Conversation with Don Gonyea.

Duration:00:07:53

Michigan Man's Death in Iraq Ignites Backlash Against Trump Immigration Policies

8/15/2019
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Jimmy Aldaoud, 41, suffered from mental illness and diabetes, and could not get the insulin he needed in Iraq. One reporter says his death was "predictable" given the circumstances.

Duration:00:37:00

"Flint Fights Back" Looks at State of Democracy, Environmental Justice After Water Crisis

8/15/2019
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Dr. Benjamin Pauli on how the crisis over democracy that was emergency management fueled the resistance to the Flint Water Crisis and forced officials to pay attention.

Duration:00:14:15

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million Every Year. Thousands Are Americans.

8/14/2019
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Author Beth Gardiner joins host Stephen Henderson to talk about the importance of clean air for the health of humans and our planet.

Duration:00:07:22

Where Democratic Presidential Candidates Stand on Climate Change

8/14/2019
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Detroit Today digs into where and how key candidates are approaching an issue that has come to the forefront for the 2020 presidential elections.

Duration:00:19:21

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says Recent ICE Raids, Deportations "Racialized, Hate-Filled, Un-American"

8/14/2019
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Tlaib joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk immigration, The Squad, and more.

Duration:00:24:47

Wayne State Looks to 'Reboot' Urban Pediatrics Program

8/13/2019
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Dr. Herman Gray is leading the new department, Wayne Pediatrics, with an effort to address disparities faced by urban kids.

Duration:00:18:45

We Need to Rethink How Women of Color Receive Health Care

8/13/2019
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Condescension from medical professionals is just the start of the problems. And disparity in treatment shows up in results.

Duration:00:32:34

Jefferson Ave. Blocks Campus Martius from the Riverfront. Let's Bury It.

8/12/2019
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Detroit Free Press Business Columnist John Gallagher makes the case for burying a highway that he says no city planner would create today.

Duration:00:13:24

Is Your Local Road Ready for a Bike Lane?

8/12/2019
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Experts say "road diets" are proven ways to improve safety and make communities more livable. But not everyone is happy about the effort to slim down our streets.

Duration:00:37:51

How Detroit Debuted Toni Morrison's Opera in 2005

8/9/2019
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Host Stephen Henderson reflects on the life and legacy of Toni Morrison and the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Duration:00:32:14

Listen to a Sample of Detroit Jazz Festival's Historic Archives

8/9/2019
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Host Stephen Henderson speaks with the President of the Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Duration:00:10:34

On the Ground in El Paso: "We're coming out of our mourning, and now we're angry."

8/9/2019
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The demeanor in El Paso has changed over the week as residents have begun to find a voice for their dismay.

Duration:00:08:12

Journalist Anna Clark On the Lessons to Learn from Flint

8/8/2019
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"It was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life," says Clark about researching and writing her book "The Poisoned City."

Duration:00:50:59

The Impact of President Trump's Speeches on Violence and Hate

8/7/2019
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Detroit Today Host Stephen Henderson digs into the deeper implications of what Trump says and doesn't say during his speeches, and how that impacts his base.

Duration:00:21:12

When Being "American" Becomes Divisive

8/7/2019
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One professor tells Detroit Today that we’re losing part of our national identity, at least in part because many of those who think of themselves as American now use that term to divide themselves from others.

Duration:00:21:06

Is Detroit Part of The Midwest? A Tweet Sparks Furor

8/7/2019
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Washington Post Correspondent Philip Bump weighs in on the racial and social implications of the tweet that set off a big online debate last week.

Duration:00:08:42

Media, Guns and Violence: El Paso, Dayton and the Conversations We Need to Have

8/6/2019
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"How much longer must we continue on this cycle until real change is implemented to prevent this epidemic of mass murders?"

Duration:00:51:01