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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

“Framing Britney Spears” Sparks Conversations Around Misogyny in Entertainment

3/5/2021
Jessica Bennett of The New York Times says female stars of the early 2000s were created and destroyed by men running the tabloid media landscape.

Duration:00:27:27

Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti Blasts GOP Lawmakers for Holding Back Funding

3/5/2021
Detroit students return to classrooms next week as legislators at the state Capitol deny districts funding to make school reopenings safer.

Duration:00:23:39

We Get A Lot Wrong When We Talk About Poverty

3/4/2021
Washington University's Mark Rank examines the misconceptions that many of us have about how people end up in poverty.

Duration:00:51:52

The Argument for Considering Wealth, Not Income, When Forgiving Student Loans

3/3/2021
Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution says generational wealth is what really influences student loans.

Duration:00:26:41

A Vaccine For Kids Is Next COVID-19 Priority

3/3/2021
Although children tend to have less severe cases of the coronavirus, experts say it's still important that young people receive a vaccine when it becomes available.

Duration:00:23:41

What You Need to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

3/2/2021
A Henry Ford Health System physician explains the newest approved coronavirus vaccine and clears up misconceptions.

Duration:00:29:24

Rep. Andy Levin on COVID-19 Relief, Equality Act and Ending the Filibuster

3/2/2021
Congressman Levin outlines the major benefits for Americans in the passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill and his thoughts on other pending legislation and issues in Washington.

Duration:00:21:30

Many Michigan Students, Teachers Return to Classrooms This Week

3/1/2021
State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice discusses risk levels for in-person instruction, standardized tests, and more.

Duration:00:38:32

Wayne State University Astrophysicist On Why NASA's Mars Rover Fascinates Us

3/1/2021
Astrophysicist Edward Cackett says there are many exciting firsts in store with the arrival of NASA's Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.

Duration:00:12:16

What an 1870 Race Riot Tells Us About White Supremacy in America Today

2/26/2021
As part of Detroit Today's exploration of The Atlantic's 'Inheritance,' writer Adam Harris discusses the riots that took place in Eutaw, Alabama in 1870.

Duration:00:27:43

Congressman Dan Kildee Talks PFAS Task Force, COVID Relief and Equality Act

2/26/2021
Rep. Kildee says Congressional work on PFAS contamination can finally make some real progress under the new Biden administration.

Duration:00:23:33

Poet and Attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts Talks About His Journey "From Jail to Yale"

2/25/2021
Betts says books helped him discover what was possible for his life. He will give a performance entitled "Felon: An American Washi Tale" as part of a Wayne State University virtual event Thursday at 7 p.m.

Duration:00:13:44

What To Do If QAnon Conspiracies Are Creating Conflict In Your Family

2/25/2021
The proliferation of misinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread embrace of conspiracy theories.

Duration:00:36:41

Pandemic Journaling Project Captures the Complex Story of Life Amid COVID-19

2/24/2021
The co-founders of the Pandemic Journaling Project discuss the deeper value of archiving our collective feelings around this unprecedented time.

Duration:00:27:37

U.S. Reaches 500,000 COVID Deaths, Toll Will Continue To Rise Despite Vaccine Rollout

2/24/2021
Dr. Paul Kilgore of Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System says that masking and distancing will continue to shape life for the foreseeable future.

Duration:00:22:53

Two Detroit Restaurant Owners Share Why They Support a $15 Minimum Wage

2/23/2021
Detroit business owners Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie and Godwin Ihentuge of Yum Village explain how paying employees above minimum wage benefits employees and employers alike.

Duration:00:33:50

State Sen. Jeff Irwin Discusses COVID Relief Delay and Renewable Energy

2/23/2021
Irwin says the delay in COVID relief funding caused by Republicans in the state House and Senate is hurting Michigan residents.

Duration:00:16:11

New Digital Democratic Processes Could Hinder Activists From Speaking Out When It Matters Most

2/22/2021
Brian Stone of the Yemeni American News explains that new digital platforms like Zoom are making it easier to control who gets to speak during city council meetings in Dearborn.

Duration:00:15:35

Organizational Psychologist's New Book Explores Power of Rethinking What We Think We Know

2/22/2021
Adam Grant's newest book, "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know," examines the importance of questioning our opinions and embracing humility.

Duration:00:34:59

2020 Election Conspiracy Theories Echo Centuries-Old Resistance to Black Voting

2/19/2021
The Atlantic's Vann R. Newkirk II talks about the struggles Black Americans endured on the path to the passage of Voting Rights Act.

Duration:00:52:02