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StoryCorps Detroit

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.

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What the Kids Are Saying About 1967

What happened in July 1967 in Detroit from the perspective of kids, then and now.

16mins

19 Jul 2017

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House, Techno, Raves and Voguing

How electronic dance music provides space for the LGBT community and others seeking a safe place to express themselves.

13mins

9 Aug 2017

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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.

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11 Jul 2018

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"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.

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27 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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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.

6mins

4 Jul 2018

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"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.

8mins

23 Aug 2017

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A Tale of Two Paper's Opinions

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

13mins

16 Aug 2017

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Yellowman

These two people held hands before they ever exchanged words.

10mins

2 Aug 2017

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"It seems like fewer of us make it now."

A Detroiter who lived not far from 12th and Clairmount in 1967 recalls fire, bullet holes and giving pop to soldiers.

12mins

26 Jul 2017

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Poetry and Parenting

An intimate look at renowned poet jessica Care moore's relationship with her son, King.

16mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #10