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Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Films Galore

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 08.17.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

The cultural calendar in Detroit moves so fast these days, it seems a long time already that I enjoyed the Cinetopia Film Festival here in town. But it was only one week ago!

Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.22.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong.

Brave New Voices, Detroit to Chicago and the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

August 7, 2013: The first thing that I heard on my car radio this morning was our public radio station WDET sounding the call to support Detroit's Br...

Rush Limbaugh Has His Facts Wrong About Detroit

Posted 08.02.2013 | Detroit

Rush Limbaugh may have some strong opinions about Detroit (hint: they're not positive), but that doesn't mean he's getting all his facts right. He's n...

Detroit's Public Radio Station Goes Mobile

Posted 04.11.2013 | Detroit

Love "The Craig Fahle Show," but never seem to be in the car at 10 a.m.? Now, you can carry around WDET, Detroit's public radio station, in your pocke...

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Detroit's Food Economy?

WDET | Posted 04.04.2013 | Detroit

How well do you know Detroit's Food Economy? Take our short quiz to find out, then share it with a friend. Question 1: More than half of De...

Benny Napoleon Explains Controversial Palmer Park Comments On WDET

WDET | Posted 01.03.2013 | Detroit

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is under fire from some after making comments about Palmer Park not really being "Detroit". Napoleon has not filed...

Bing: Huge Cuts On The Way For City Employees

Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

As Gov. Rick Snyder waits for city leaders' rebuttal to a proposed consent agreement, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is keeping his own version of a proposal...