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

Auto Insurance Reform and Analyzing 2020 Presidential Race

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Chad Livengood of Crain's Detroit Business about the new auto insurance reform being rolled out and The Atlantic's Adam Serwer discusses how and why Trump's 2016 rhetoric isn't making the same impact now as it did during his first presidential run.

SCOTUS Abortion Decision, Qualified Immunity and Congresswoman Dingell

In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the SCOTUS decision on Louisiana's abortion bill, Law Professor Eve Brensike Primus and community activist Baba Baxter Jones talk about qualified immunity in relation to police reform and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks about the 2020 election and the atmosphere in Washington DC.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Gov. Whitmer, Senator Stabenow

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Mayor Mike Duggan about new auto insurance options for Detroiters, and then speaks with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and rounds out the hour with a conversation with Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Facial Recognition Software Is Inherently Biased

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Robert Williams, a man who was wrongly arrested by Detroit Police earlier this year due to facial recognition software that misidentified him as a shoplifter from an incident that occurred in 2018. Plus, perspectives on this issue from reporter Bryce Huffman, ACLU Staff Attorney Phil Mayor and Citizen Detroit CEO Sheila Cockrel. Plus, a story about Malice Green from WDET's Ryan Patrick Hooper .

WDET Book Club Pick and MI SOS Benson

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Janet Webster Jones of Source Booksellers about WDET's 2020 Book Club Pick Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson joins the show to discuss a variety of issues

What's Happening With Michigan Schools This Fall?

In this hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Elizabeth Moje, Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and Amber Arellano, founding executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest.

Economic Policy Expert Heather McGhee on Why Racism Hurts All Of Us

In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with Heather McGhee, an American political commentator, political strategist and currently a distinguished senior fellow and former president of Demos, a non-profit progressive U.S. think tank.

Heather Ann Thompson and MI Supreme Court Chief Justice

In this hour Stephen Henderson discusses criminal justice reform with author and professor Heather Ann Thompson. Plus, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack weighs in on courts reopening in the state.

SCOTUS Decision On DACA and Why Juneteenth Holiday Matters

In this hour, Stephen Henderson speaks with Justice For Our Neighbors Michigan staff attorney Migladys Bermudez and DACA recipient and law school student Juan Gonzalez-Martinez about the Supreme Court's DACA decision. Plus, Chase Cantrell, Detroit-based attorney, on his new Juneteenth tradition for Black men.

Author and Sociologist Alex Vitale on End of Policing

This hour Stephen Henderson speaks with Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and Author of 'The End of Policing.'

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