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WDET 101.9FM Detroit’s NPR Station. Your connection to news, music, conversation. WDET is Detroit's most active promoter of local music, a significant voice for arts and culture and one of the few remaining providers of local news.
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We're a proud affiliate of NPR, airing and contributing to popular national programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. As a non-profit institution, WDET is committed to enhancing life in Detroit. We share the truth of what our listeners live each day, providing platforms for Detroiters to connect and tell their stories while serving as a megaphone for voices that often go unheard. Our award-winning journalists deliver facts and diverse perspectives that encourage listeners to make up their own minds. We're committed to ethical journalism and follow the Public Media Code of Integrity, Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics, and the NPR Ethics Guidelines.

We're a proud affiliate of NPR, airing and contributing to popular national programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. As a non-profit institution, WDET is committed to enhancing life in Detroit. We share the truth of what our listeners live each day, providing platforms for Detroiters to connect and tell their stories while serving as a megaphone for voices that often go unheard. Our award-winning journalists deliver facts and diverse perspectives that encourage listeners to make up their own minds. We're committed to ethical journalism and follow the Public Media Code of Integrity, Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics, and the NPR Ethics Guidelines.

Mission: WDET is the authentic voice of Detroit. We serve an engaged, diverse and curious audience through trusted news, inclusive conversations and cultural experiences that empower our community to move forward.

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11/06/2020
11/06/2020

Sturgeon - one of the oldest and largest fish living in the Great Lakes. Genetically they're prehistoric - they're also endangered.

Ever seen one?

You can in this watch party where we see how sturgeon spawn, learn where they live, and find out where you can pet one.

Mike Bouchard will serve his sixth term as Oakland County Sheriff.
11/06/2020
Mike Bouchard Wins Oakland County Sheriff Race

Mike Bouchard will serve his sixth term as Oakland County Sheriff.

The Republican incumbent will serve his sixth four-year term on the job after defeating Democratic challenger Vincent Gregory.

“At the end of the day, Biden grew his base a little more than Trump. And structurally, probably not a lot has changed… ...
11/06/2020
Michigan's Election Results and Aftermath Show a State Divided

“At the end of the day, Biden grew his base a little more than Trump. And structurally, probably not a lot has changed… It’s still going to be a divided country."

"It's one thing to defeat [Trump]. Its another thing to defeat what he stands for," says Ron Fournier of the Truscott Rossman PR firm.

Many of the protesters said they showed up in hopes of becoming Republican challengers, but they were not being allowed ...
11/05/2020
Republicans Self-Identified as Poll Challengers Protest at Detroit's TCF Center

Many of the protesters said they showed up in hopes of becoming Republican challengers, but they were not being allowed in. Election staff said they were not letting in Republican or Democratic challengers because they had reached capacity.

Trump supporters gathered in front of the vote counting center, chanting "stop the vote." Counter protesters gathered shortly thereafter chanting "count every vote."

BREAKING: The Associated Press has called Michigan for Joe Biden. Michigan's 16 Electoral College push Biden to 264 tota...
11/04/2020
BREAKING: Joe Biden Wins Michigan

BREAKING: The Associated Press has called Michigan for Joe Biden. Michigan's 16 Electoral College push Biden to 264 total votes, six short of the 270 needed to win the White House.

Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, pushing him him to 264 Electoral College votes, six short of the 270 needed to win the White House

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the counting of ballots in Michigan. The suit demands better acces...
11/04/2020
Trump Sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; Asks for Wisconsin Recount

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the counting of ballots in Michigan. The suit demands better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, according to the campaign.

Suits in both states are demanding better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, the campaign says.

Follow along on-air and online for live updates and results from WDET:
11/04/2020
Michigan Live Election Results 2020

Follow along on-air and online for live updates and results from WDET:

View live results for Michigan's 2020 presidential and congressional races as well as local races in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties.

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances Americans won’t know the winner of the 2020 presidential race on electi...
11/04/2020
How and When We'll Know the 2020 Election Results

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances Americans won’t know the winner of the 2020 presidential race on election night, but that doesn’t mean the results will be flawed or fraudulent.

WDET remains committed to sharing accurate information and will not declare winners in statewide and national races until The Associated Press does. Learn more about how races are called and when results are expected.

It’s Election Day 2020 and after a long and contentious campaign, tensions are running high. Though this election cycle ...
11/04/2020
A Look at the Most Contentious Presidential Elections in History

It’s Election Day 2020 and after a long and contentious campaign, tensions are running high. Though this election cycle is certainly unprecedented, it isn’t the first contentious election in America’s history. What can we learn from previous fraught elections and how the country endured after them?

In these tense times, looking to the past may provide important insight into the endurance of American democracy.

“Be patient, listen to election officials and be skeptical about any rumors flying around about elections being rigged,”...
11/03/2020
Leading Cybersecurity Expert Applauds Michigan Election Security Measures

“Be patient, listen to election officials and be skeptical about any rumors flying around about elections being rigged,” says Alex Halderman, co-chair of the Michigan Election Security Advisory Commission.

"Good election results take time," says Alex Halderman, co-chair of the Michigan Election Security Advisory Commission.

For many people with disabilities, the ability to cast an absentee ballot this year, especially with the threat of coron...
11/03/2020
Voters With Disabilities Can Change It All

For many people with disabilities, the ability to cast an absentee ballot this year, especially with the threat of coronavirus, relieved some longstanding anxieties about accessibility.

Experts estimate that there are there are 38 million potential voters with disabilities in the U.S., including more than 1 million in Michigan, but there has been low turnout amongst disabled voters. Local activists are trying to change that.

Election Day is here. Here's what you should know if you're planning on voting in person.
11/03/2020

Election Day is here. Here's what you should know if you're planning on voting in person.

When it comes to election polling, who and what are we supposed to believe, especially since 2016 went so differently th...
11/03/2020
Longtime Michigan Pollsters Weigh In On What They've Learned Since 2016

When it comes to election polling, who and what are we supposed to believe, especially since 2016 went so differently than what the pollsters had predicted?

Stephen Henderson and two experts delve into an area of politics that's become increasingly controversial since 2016: Election polling.

Voting in person tomorrow, but have some last-minute questions? Check out our voting guides for the information you need...
11/03/2020

Voting in person tomorrow, but have some last-minute questions? Check out our voting guides for the information you need to know:

Local Issues on Your Ballot ➡️ https://buff.ly/35jXpbQ
State and Local Candidates on Your Ballot ➡️ https://buff.ly/3850LTe

Between staffing shortages, inadequate training for volunteers, and mistakes that affected the ability for votes to be r...
11/02/2020
Detroit Election Officials Take Steps to Resolve Issues that Plagued the Primary

Between staffing shortages, inadequate training for volunteers, and mistakes that affected the ability for votes to be recounted, Detroit’s August primary election did not go smoothly. City and state election officials are taking steps to ensure the same errors aren’t being made on November 3rd.

In August, 72% of the city's absentee ballot precincts were out of balance, making them ineligible to be recounted. Election officials are taking steps to ensure that does not happen in the presidential election.

As a swing state, Michigan could be a very attractive target for cyber threats during the election, but election officia...
11/02/2020
Cybersecurity Experts Cautiously Optimistic About Michigan Election Security

As a swing state, Michigan could be a very attractive target for cyber threats during the election, but election officials have take steps to prepare for that possibility.

On MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth explore the biggest threats to Michigan's elections systems and what the state is doing to prevent attacks.

Producing a hit record is just another day at the office for McKinley Jackson.
11/02/2020
Between Takes: When You Know It's a Hit

Producing a hit record is just another day at the office for McKinley Jackson.

In Episode 008 of Between Takes, record producer and arranger McKinley Jackson to describes what it’s like working on a hit record.

Frustration, injustice, and politics make for unstable chemistry. With this combustible mix, only time will tell whether...
11/02/2020
The Combustible Mix of White Rage, Racial Injustice and the Election

Frustration, injustice, and politics make for unstable chemistry. With this combustible mix, only time will tell whether this election will be the first step towards healing or the spark that sets it ablaze.

A rise in anger and awareness over the police killings of Black men combined with an upsurge in the participation of militia groups have already led to confrontations and violence. What will happen after the election?

“Orchestrating Change” chronicles two years in the life of a first-of-its-kind orchestra made for musicians with mental ...
11/02/2020
Musicians With Mental Illness Strike a Chord in New Documentary

“Orchestrating Change” chronicles two years in the life of a first-of-its-kind orchestra made for musicians with mental illness and the people who support them.

The documentary "Orchestrating Change" follows two years in the life of an orchestra for musicians with mental illness -- and doesn't shy away from showing the realities of living with bipolar disorder.

Trees can combat warming and flooding events, both of which climate experts expect to be the biggest facets of climate c...
11/01/2020
Detroit Needs Trees to Combat Effects of Climate Change

Trees can combat warming and flooding events, both of which climate experts expect to be the biggest facets of climate change we're likely to see in Michigan.

Trees are an important piece of city infrastructure, says writer Brian Allnutt, especially as climate change progresses throughout the Midwest.

The chair of the Macomb County Democratic Black Caucus joined Detroit Today to talk about how Black voters in Macomb are...
10/31/2020
Meet the Man Working to Turn Out Black Voters in Macomb County

The chair of the Macomb County Democratic Black Caucus joined Detroit Today to talk about how Black voters in Macomb are feeling about the election:

Although many people don't think of Black voters and candidates when they think of Macomb County, they are playing an increasingly large role, according to Joel Rutherford, chair of the Macomb County Democratic Black Caucus.

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#DetroitToday It terrifies me to know that there are millions of people in our country who essentially live in that different reality Stephen mentioned in the beginning of the show. It makes me feel crazy, like Truman show crazy. It will eventually break down the walls and make me start questioning everything I believe in! How can one man incite this craziness? How do we remove his power?
If Democrats wanted to steal an election, would McConnell have won? Graham? Or is that just a red herring?
What you guys just did during that incoherent word salad of a speech was just a beautiful thing. Please keep doing that live fact checking. ✊🏽👊🏽
So hard to listen to news updates with all the continued mispronuoncations and flubs.
Are you aware of Republican challengers barnstorming and challenging the count at the Detroit Counting Center? Can someone look into this situation? Is it legitimate? I think this is a story.
For debbie Dingell on Detroit today can we come together with trump in office?
Following up on last night's Politics Zoom. The AB Counting Boards are the ballgame for the right.
We've been getting a poor signal from DET to our digital radio. Today it's especially static-y. Anyone else having this problem?
Please ask Jocelyn Benson if Michigan has removed the cellular modems from voting machines as experts say they are vulnerable to hacking.
how do you sign up for the andiamo class being discussed on culture shift?
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Amazing Stephen Henderson was very powerful with the truth this morning!