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Friday, June 29, 2012
StoryCorps Arrives July 9th - Make Your Reservation! & More via @wdet
StoryCorps Arrives July 9th - Make Your Reservation!
All of us at WDET are excited to be partnering with StoryCorps to welcome their Mobile Booth to Detroit and Dearborn! Join us the morning of July 9th at the Carr Center in Detroit's Paradise Valley for our Opening Day celebration. Special guests will include: Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour and Detroit jazz legend Marcus Belgrave.
Click here to make a reservation to tell your story or interview a loved one. With your permission, your interview will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress!
Craig Fahle's Essay On Health Care
"...For those politicians that have been so outspoken against this attempt at a fix... what's your idea? It is time to put up or shut up. It's easy to be against something... but it's long past time to tell us what you are actually FOR. I'd hate to think you haven't figured that out yet." - Craig Fahle
Minutes before the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision, Craig Fahle shared his essay on Health Care. Listen to it here, then hear what other listeners had to say on the matter and share your own point of view.
We're giving you twice the Modern Music every Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight AND you can hear now both Modern Music & New Soul Sunday anytime, from any device via SoundCloud!
Books For Kids Brings Smiles To Kids Faces
Hundreds of books made their way home with excited kids and their parents at our first Books for Kids event in Eastpointe! More than 2,000 books, made possible by WDET donors, will be part of the 5th Annual Back to School Backpack Giveawayon July 7th.
WDET Member Corner
"I really enjoy the enthusiasm and heart that permeates through the speakers when I listen to WDET/NPR, from your stories, to your radio personalities and just informative programming. It brings me much joy and deep gratitude to know institutions, like WDET, exist in our city, institutions that understand the struggles and socio-economic dynamics prevalent in the city but stay by getting involved with the local community." - Mike, WDET Sustaining Member
Thank you Mike, for noticing the level of commitment and give-back WDET has for our community. WDET and YOU, it's a win-win partnership. Become a member today.
In Case You Missed It: Midday Highlights
Image courtesy ofMarcus Samuelsson Marcus Samuelsson stopped by Fresh Air to talk about his new book 'Yes, Chef'. Is linking illegal? -Q Jian talks to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales about his petition to stop the extradition of U.K student Richard O'Dwyer, a 24 year-old student in the U.K. facing extradition to the U.S. on charges of piracy.
Q airs M-Th at 2pm. Women Having It All: A Feminist Fantasy? - Tell Me More The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on a new article that's reignited the debate about whether women can have it all.
Tell Me More airs M-Th at Noon & M-Th at 9pm
Do you trust your bank? - World Have Your Say An investigation looked into claims that traders manipulated the interest rate at which banks lend to each other. A number of other big-name banks are believed to be under investigation - and the UK's finance minister George Osborne has raised the possibility of criminal charges against guilty bankers. World Have Your Say airs M-Th at 1pm. Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming A Top Chef - Fresh Air The James Beard award-winning chef was the youngest ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. His new memoir, Yes, Chef, explains what it takes to be a master chef - and describes his journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to some of America's finest restaurants.
Fresh Air airs M-Th at 3pm.
Losing confidence in our public schools? + 30th anniversary of Chinese-American Vincent Chin's Death - The Craig Fahle Show According to a recent survey, Americans like the schools that our children attend but we have no faith in the public school system as a whole. Plus, this week marks the 30th anniversary of the 1982 death of Chinese-American Vincent Chin, who died after being bludgeoned by two white Chrysler autoworkers in Detroit.