Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson 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. Join us by using the hashtag #DetroitToday on Twitter.A production of WDET Detroit 101.9 FM.
Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

From WDET 101.9 FM

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. Join us by using the hashtag #DetroitToday on Twitter.A production of WDET Detroit 101.9 FM.

Most Recent Episodes

Dr. Hasan Jeffries; Free Black Women's Library

In this hour Stephen Henderson examines the phrase Critical Race Theory, which is being attacked in Republican-led legislatures across the country, and mischaracterized as a blueprint for teaching kids to hate white people, and America. Dr. Hasan Jeffries weighs in. Plus, Ola Akinmowo and Katelyn Durst-Rivas talk about the Free Black Women's Library ahead of an event that's taking place this weekend at The Tuxedo Project.

MI Redistricting Commission Meets At TCF Center in Detroit; Author and Professor David Potter

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with two people involved in the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission just as they are holding hearings here in Detroit to find out what citizen priorities look like for our decennial political line drawing. We'll hear about their process, and what we should expect from the new maps that will be unveiled later this year. Then, the author of a new book about periods of profound disruption in western history.

MI Redistricting Commission Meets At TCF Center in Detroit; Author and Professor David Potter

Biden and Putin Meet; Author Hannibal B Johnson on Tulsa Race Massacre

In this hour Jake Neher speaks with Aaron Retish of Wayne State University about the implications of Biden's first meeting with Putin. Plus attorney and author Hannibal B Johnson talks with Neher about his book on the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 ahead of a virtual talk he's giving at Wayne State University.

Budget For Michigan Schools Still Stuck in Lansing; Auto Historian and Author Kenneth Whyte

In this hour guest host Jake Neher takes a look at why the Republican-led state Legislature is missing deadline after deadline to fund Michigan's public schools. Neher talks with Robert McCann, the leader of one of the largest school groups in Michigan about what it means for districts and their ability to plan financially. Plus, author Kenneth Whyte on his new book "The Sack of Detroit: General Motors and the End of American Enterprise."

Budget For Michigan Schools Still Stuck in Lansing; Auto Historian and Author Kenneth Whyte

MI SOS on Branch Office Changes; The Future of Highways and American Cities

In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson about changes coming to branch offices throughout the state. Plus, Nadja Popovich and Robin Boyle join for a conversation about the role of aging highways in American cities and what it could mean for the future of urban landscapes if some aging highways were removed altogether.

MI SOS on Branch Office Changes; The Future of Highways and American Cities

University of Michigan's Yost Arena Renaming; How Colleges Are Rethinking Historical Iconography

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with John U Bacon and Hilary Green about the news about the Yost Arena and other troubling stories coming out about the school's athletics department and a look at what Green is doing at the University of Alabama around recontextualizing that university's markers around slavery and Jim Crow.

University of Michigan's Yost Arena Renaming; How Colleges Are Rethinking Historical Iconography

Michigan Journalist Detained In Myanmar; Edward-Isaac Dovere on Democratic Party

In this hour Congressman Andy Levin and Bryan Fenster talk about Michigan journalist Danny Fenster who has been detained in Myanmar for the last two weeks. Plus political writer and author Edward-Isaac Dovere on his new book which explores the post-Obama recalibration and rebirth of the Democratic Party.

Michigan Journalist Detained In Myanmar; Edward-Isaac Dovere on Democratic Party

Antisemetic Hate Spikes After Israeli-Palestinian Violence

In this hour Stephen speaks with Rabbi Asher Lopatin. Rabbi Sandra Lawson and Carolyn Normandin of the Michigan Anti Defamation League.

Dr. Carol Anderson On Racist Roots of 2nd Amendment

In this hour of Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson speaks with Carol Anderson, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of the new book "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America"

Labor Economist on Why Hiring Is Hard Right Now; Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

In this hour, Stephen Henderson talks with labor economist Aaron Sojourner about the hiring climate and what a shortage of workers could mean for our economy. Plus, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell on Israel, Palestine and what's going on in Washington, D.C.

Labor Economist on Why Hiring Is Hard Right Now; Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

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