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

How broken is our system of government in America?

University of Michigan constitutional law professor and history expert Richard Primus joins the show to discuss the current state of our democracy, the public loss of confidence in the US Supreme Court, and what is required to make constitutional governance work.

Detroit City Councilwoman discuss agenda for her first term; University of Detroit-Mercy's...

Gabriela Santiago-Romero, Detroit City Councilwoman for District 6, joins the show to discuss her policy agenda for her first term and subjects concerning the city including housing, alternative income and property tax structures, reparations, universal basic income and infrastructure. Then, outgoing University of Detroit-Mercy president Antoine Garibaldi stops by to discuss higher education, lessons in leadership, and what he is most proud of accomplishing during his tenure.

Detroit City Councilwoman discuss agenda for her first term; University of Detroit-Mercy's...

The story behind America's current battle with Inflation

Economist Charlie Ballard joins Stephen to discuss how supply chain issues related to the war in Ukraine and COVID-19, combined with previous economic policy, led to America's current battle with inflation and what we can expect moving forward.

The end of Roe in America & what that means

Nick Austin fills in to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, the impact of the decision, and what it means for legal challenges moving forward with constitutional law expert and Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy law school, Jelani Jefferson Exum.

12 questions to ask yourself before you go

Rabbi Steve Leder joins Stephen to talk about his new book, which dives into the questions we should be asking ourselves - and the answers we should be writing down - before we die.

Food access and equity in Detroit; New fund supporting minority developers in Detroit

Co-founder and executive director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Malik Yakini stops by to discuss food access, justice and equity in Detroit, along with the goals of the Detroit Peoples' Food Coop, a community owned grocery being built in Detroit. Then CEO & Chief Strategist of URGE Imprint Rod Hardamon joins the show to discuss the new $11 million Ebiara fund created to help combat the challenges that minority developers face accessing capital, securing talent, and growing their businesses.

Food access and equity in Detroit; New fund supporting minority developers in Detroit

Child poverty in America and what we can do to fix it

Bryce Covert stops by to discuss her recent essay in the New York Times, "We Pay to Keep the Old Out of Poverty. Why Won't We Do the Same for the Young?" Then, Patrick Cooney, assistant director of policy at Michigan Poverty solutions, joins the show to discuss child poverty in Michigan and proposed solutions to fix the problem.

Inclusivity in Detroit's restaurant scene; Gentrification and the real problem facing cities

Detroit Free Press dining and restaurant critic Lyndsay Green stops by to discuss Detroit's restaurant scene, and how it can be more inclusive; then Jerusalem Demsas, staff writer at The Atlantic, stops by to discuss her recent piece, "The Real Villain in the Gentrification Story" and what we can do to fix the issue.

Inclusivity in Detroit's restaurant scene; Gentrification and the real problem facing cities

What Juneteenth is — and what its federal holiday status says about us

History professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries joins Stephen to discuss Juneteenth, the history behind the celebration, and why its recognition as a federal holiday is a modest, yet meaningful step toward progress.

What Juneteenth is — and what its federal holiday status says about us

1990's America: its meaning and how we remember it

Bestselling author Chuck Klosterman joins Nick Austin to discuss his new book, "The Nineties," for a sprawling conversation about the decade, its cultural impact, and how it is remembered.