MorningSide 48224 What happens when community members lead the conversation about their community?MorningSide 48224, a community-led podcast, will endeavor to find out. Instead of unearthing city stories from a distance, Imani Mixon, a Detroit-based and embraced journalist who grew up in MorningSide, will be embedded in the community working closely with residents to produce their own stories about their own experiences.From city councilmen to school children, this is an open invitation for MorningSide residents to step out, talk back, and speak into their future.
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What happens when community members lead the conversation about their community?MorningSide 48224, a community-led podcast, will endeavor to find out. Instead of unearthing city stories from a distance, Imani Mixon, a Detroit-based and embraced journalist who grew up in MorningSide, will be embedded in the community working closely with residents to produce their own stories about their own experiences.From city councilmen to school children, this is an open invitation for MorningSide residents to step out, talk back, and speak into their future.

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Fight for the Bando

My name is Matthew Green. I am from the eastside of Detroit. When I say I know the inner city. I mean that I know the inner city! I am 24 years old. I am old enough to have a mature mind-state about things, but young enough to connect with the youth.

Public Safety, Personal Experiences

I'm Scotty Boman. I was born and raised in Detroit and have been a resident of the MorningSide community in the 48224 for 15 years. As a child, I lived just across the street from what is now MorningSide on East Outer Drive, and I attended church and Boy Scout meetings at what was then Christ United Methodist Church. I remember viewing feature films at the Alger. I have fond memories of building model boats and cars at the Cannon Recreation Center that was adjoining Finney High School. East

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I grew up in Detroit during the '80s, a period of recession and white flight. As industry left, our community went from being a stable middle-class neighborhood to one that was falling apart at the seams. Cultural centers disappeared and money for education and other city services evaporated.

Mr. Earl's neighborhood

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MorningSide 48224, part 2. Slide, Ride or Die

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MorningSide 48224 teams up with Out of the Blocks to share voices from MorningSide.

In this special episode, MorningSide 48224 teams up with WYPR's Out of the Blocks to share voices from MorningSide. On the east side of Detroit, the streets of MorningSide are lined with stately, brick Tudor-style houses. But today, one in four of those houses is abandoned, boarded up, gutted, or burned out. The foreclosure crisis of 2008 hit MorningSide like a tidal wave, and the neighborhood is struggling to sprout again from the rubble. There's a lot of buzz about a new Renaissance in

MorningSide 48224 teams up with Out of the Blocks to share voices from MorningSide.

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Residents take the mic in new MorningSide podcast

There are a few basic steps journalists take when reporting. Pick a newsworthy topic. Track down the facts. And then talk to people out in the community what they think about it. But what if you flipped that script? What if, instead of asking the

Step up to the mic with MorningSide 48224

This year, Michigan Radio is trying something new. Instead of sending a reporter in to tell stories about MorningSide, we're inviting the MorningSide community to tell their own stories. From family histories to local happenings, we want to highlight narratives that feel true and honest to the people who experience the neighborhood every day.

MorningSide 48224: A community podcast

What happens when community members lead the conversation about their community? MorningSide 48224, a community-led podcast, will endeavor to find out. Instead of unearthing city stories from a distance, Imani Mixon , a Detroit-based and embraced journalist who grew up in MorningSide, will be embedded in the community working closely with residents to produce their own stories about their own experiences. From city councilmen to school children, this is an open invitation for MorningSide

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