Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Remembering Adam Yauch + Welcoming StoryCorps & Radiolab to Detroit via @wdet

Remembering Adam Yauch

It's a sad day for music. Adam Yauch of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys passed away today at 47. Soundcheck carved time out of today's show to remember the rapper known as MCA and Ann Delisi will pay tribute to him on Saturday's Essential Music.

Share your Beastie Boys memories with us and other listeners
here and join us in listening to
The Beastie Boys: The Fresh Air Interview.

Be a philanthropist for a day.

Help us give away $50k.

We're giving away $50,000 in promotion to Detroit4Detroit partners leading up to their Crank Up The Cause event and YOU get to decide which local non-profit gets free airtime! Be a philanthropist today and vote for the cause of your choice here.

Radiolab Comes To Detroit

Radiolab now has a new home in our schedule and someone from WDET is suuuuper excited about it. Find out who here and tune in to new episodes from the 10th season each Friday at 1:00pm!

The Takeaway Visits Detroit

Takeaway host Celeste Headlee anchors the show from our studio.

Things around WDET were busier than usual this week as national talk show The Takeaway broadcast live from our Detroit studios.  Check out some of the Detroit-oriented stories and conversations that they featured on the show!

The Takeaway airs each weekday from 8am-10pm on WDET!

We Have Questions. You Have Answers.

We're asking a new question every day. Reply to the Question of the Day at wdet.org, then tune in at 5:45pm to hear if YOUR response made it on air!

In Case You Missed It: Midday Highlights

Photo Credit: Martin Schoeller/HBO

Tell Me More Turned 5 This Week
Over the past five years,Tell Me More has produced more than 1,300 hours of programming that have piqued the interests of even the youngest listeners. To celebrate the show's fifth anniversary, host Michel Martin talked to actual 5 year olds about the best part of being 5 and what it feels like to take off your training wheels.

Tell Me More airs M-Th at Noon & M-Th at 9pm

A Week Of Dance Crazes on Soundcheck
From the Twist to the Dougie, this week's Soundcheck took a look at various dance crazes throughout musical histories and genera. Plus, former Stooges' bassist Mike Watt joined the show.

Soundcheck airs M-F at 2pm.

Sissy Spacek & Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Fresh Air
The two actresses open up to Terry Gross about current projects and memorable encounters. Sissy shares her favorite memories from the sets of Carrie and The Coal Miners Daughter while Julia discusses her new gig on Veep and her first time meeting meeting Seinfield co-creator Larry David on SNL.

Fresh Air airs M-Th at 3pm.

Sponsor Spotlight

StoryCorps Coming To Detroit!

We're excited to announce that we're partnering with StoryCorps to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in Detroit! Their MobileBooth will be heading our way in July. Learn more about this unique opportunity and how you can be a part of it here. To get alerted of opportunities to get involved with this project, send an email to feedback@wdet.org!

The Detroit Moth StorySLAM 

This month's Detroit Moth StorySLAM was on the theme "Mothers" and Vanessa Shields' story stole the show. Check out our event photos and be sure to join us next month for stories on the theme "

Upcoming WDET Events

Free Comic Book Day
May 5th | 11am - 8pm
Green Brain Comics

Our friends at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn are hosting Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. Not only are they giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their store, but they're also giving a portion of the proceeds to WDET and have a few other great community giveback programs rolled in. Learn more about this family friendly event here.

Ann Delisi's Essential Music
Listening Party

May 15th | 7pm - 9pm
The Majestic Cafe

Join us at The Majestic Cafe for an evening of new music sampling and a featured performance by Kate Monaghan! All music lovers welcomed and best of all  - it's free! Submit your song ideas here and get ready to discover some new favorites!

News Worth Repeating

The state will close a seven-mile stretch of I-96 between Telegraph and Newburgh. That's the bad news. The good news is that it won't happen for two more years. The state hasn't finalized all the details yet--such as the detour--and officials want input from residents and businesses who will be affected by it.

Help For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

General Motors Releases Its Quarterly Numbers

MDOT Gives Early Warning About I-96 Closure

Hope For Diabetics With Coronary Artery Disease?

Michigan Receives $19 Million Grant to Update Community Health Centers

Deadline Detroit Launches

Automakers Report Mixed April Sales

Terror Group Still Threat Without Bin Laden

Residents Wait For Detroit Bridge Decision 

Biz Buds: Gilbert & Marchionne Make Moves

Detroit Adjusts Bus Schedule

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