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StoryCorps Detroit

WDET 101.9FM

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StoryCorps Detroit

StoryCorps Detroit

WDET 101.9FM

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StoryCorps seeks to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. StoryCorps Detroit features interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth when it stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. Sascha Raiyn is the host. Laura Herberg is the executive producer. StoryCorps Detroit is a production of WDET 101.9 FM and supported by the Detroit Historical Society.

Latest Episodes

How I Became Muslim

Lehman Robinson converted to Islam when he was a teenager working at a secular Michigan summer camp. In this episode of StoryCorps Detroit, he tells his roommate what prompted him to do so.

6 MIN2018 AUG 16
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How I Became Muslim

"Someone I Could Be Myself With"

Musician Spencer Barefield and his wife, artist Barbara Barefield, first met in the 1970s at a jazz club in the Cass Corridor neighborhood.

8 MIN2018 AUG 9
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"Someone I Could Be Myself With"

Is this Detroit Institution Under-Rated?

This week's StoryCorps Detroit interviewees talk up their favorite Detroit gem.

8 MIN2018 AUG 2
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Is this Detroit Institution Under-Rated?

How is the Force Today?

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Director Salvador Salort-Pons interviews his friend and colleague, Security Guard Roderick Walker.

8 MIN2018 JUL 25
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How is the Force Today?

Drawing Monsters on the Hudson Building

In the mid-1990s, a Detroit artist brightened up the boarded-over display windows of the Hudson Building with chalk drawings of monsters. His renderings were on the iconic structure when it was blown up.

6 MIN2018 JUL 18
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Drawing Monsters on the Hudson Building

What Happens When a Father is Deported?

A mother and daughter from Detroit discuss how the deportation of their family's patriarch still affects them almost 15 years later.

6 MIN2018 JUL 11
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What Happens When a Father is Deported?

Not Ready to Die

Detroiter Roy Sims was diagnosed with a serious heart condition that doctors told him would be his demise. “It got to the point where I was placed under hospice care. That itself is quite difficult, because the idea there is to accept death, your imminent death.” recalls Sims.

6 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Not Ready to Die

"I Work Like a Woman"

Detroiter Carlena Murdy tells her daughter Holly Gist-Richer about being one of the first machine repairwomen at a Detroit auto-parts factory in the 1970s.

9 MIN2018 JUN 27
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"I Work Like a Woman"

"The city is like one big house"

One new Detroiter tells of the dramatic welcome gift she received from a woman in her 90s, now her "best friend" here.

8 MIN2017 AUG 24
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"The city is like one big house"

A Tale of Two Paper's Opinions

Two Detroit editorial page editors tell each other how their backgrounds influenced their opposing opinions.

13 MIN2017 AUG 17
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A Tale of Two Paper's Opinions

Latest Episodes

How I Became Muslim

Lehman Robinson converted to Islam when he was a teenager working at a secular Michigan summer camp. In this episode of StoryCorps Detroit, he tells his roommate what prompted him to do so.

6 MIN2018 AUG 16
Comments
How I Became Muslim

"Someone I Could Be Myself With"

Musician Spencer Barefield and his wife, artist Barbara Barefield, first met in the 1970s at a jazz club in the Cass Corridor neighborhood.

8 MIN2018 AUG 9
Comments
"Someone I Could Be Myself With"

Is this Detroit Institution Under-Rated?

This week's StoryCorps Detroit interviewees talk up their favorite Detroit gem.

8 MIN2018 AUG 2
Comments
Is this Detroit Institution Under-Rated?

How is the Force Today?

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Director Salvador Salort-Pons interviews his friend and colleague, Security Guard Roderick Walker.

8 MIN2018 JUL 25
Comments
How is the Force Today?

Drawing Monsters on the Hudson Building

In the mid-1990s, a Detroit artist brightened up the boarded-over display windows of the Hudson Building with chalk drawings of monsters. His renderings were on the iconic structure when it was blown up.

6 MIN2018 JUL 18
Comments
Drawing Monsters on the Hudson Building

What Happens When a Father is Deported?

A mother and daughter from Detroit discuss how the deportation of their family's patriarch still affects them almost 15 years later.

6 MIN2018 JUL 11
Comments
What Happens When a Father is Deported?

Not Ready to Die

Detroiter Roy Sims was diagnosed with a serious heart condition that doctors told him would be his demise. “It got to the point where I was placed under hospice care. That itself is quite difficult, because the idea there is to accept death, your imminent death.” recalls Sims.

6 MIN2018 JUL 4
Comments
Not Ready to Die

"I Work Like a Woman"

Detroiter Carlena Murdy tells her daughter Holly Gist-Richer about being one of the first machine repairwomen at a Detroit auto-parts factory in the 1970s.

9 MIN2018 JUN 27
Comments
"I Work Like a Woman"

"The city is like one big house"

One new Detroiter tells of the dramatic welcome gift she received from a woman in her 90s, now her "best friend" here.

8 MIN2017 AUG 24
Comments
"The city is like one big house"

A Tale of Two Paper's Opinions

Two Detroit editorial page editors tell each other how their backgrounds influenced their opposing opinions.

13 MIN2017 AUG 17
Comments
A Tale of Two Paper's Opinions
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