Friday, June 29, 2012

youth author SPOTLITE: Jabril Muhammad - child author "My Future is Bright Because" VIA @jillblackwell

SOS Communications & Truth Book Store
Children’s Book Festival
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 4pm – 6pm
North Land Mall - 21500 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI
(248) 557-4824 / (313) 868-0000

Celebrate the joy of reading, the power of the written word
and the magic of story telling.
Meet children’s book authors from the metro area.
Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and much more.


Jabril Muhammad – child author “My Future is Bright Because”
Jackie Taylor –“Super Phonics for Superstar Readers”
Katrina Carmichael – “"Daddy, Why Do You Hurt Mommy?"

Pro-Literacy Detroit -
SOS Communications and Graphics-

Story Reading: Theo Broughton, - author “If I Were An Apron”
Entertainment by: YaTafari
For more information call 313.868.0000
Promoted by Detroit Faces & Places and My Girlfriends' Business
Interested in promoting your event, book, product, service or non-profit?
Give us a call at (248) 956-0868 or email us at
and let us help you put your places and your faces on the map!

StoryCorps Arrives July 9th - Make Your Reservation! & More via @wdet

StoryCorps Arrives July 9th - Make Your Reservation!

All of us at WDET are excited to be partnering with StoryCorps to welcome their Mobile Booth to Detroit and Dearborn! Join us the morning of July 9th at the Carr Center in Detroit's Paradise Valley for our Opening Day celebration.  Special guests will include: Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour and Detroit jazz legend Marcus Belgrave.

here to make a reservation to tell your story or interview a loved one.  With your permission, your interview will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress!

Craig Fahle's Essay On Health Care

"...For those politicians that have been so outspoken against this attempt at a fix... what's your idea? It is time to put up or shut up. It's easy to be against something... but it's long past time to tell us what you are actually FOR. I'd hate to think you haven't figured that out yet." - Craig Fahle

Minutes before the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision, Craig Fahle shared his essay on Health Care.  Listen to it 
here, then hear what other listeners had to say on the matter and share your own point of view.

More Coverage on the Affordable Care Act:

Michigan Democrat Says House Should Not Hold New Health Care Debate

Ex-Congressman, Key Vote In Health Care Reform, Lauds Supreme Court Ruling

Detroit Democrat Applauds Health Care Ruling

Michigan GOP Chair Says Health Care Ruling Firing-Up Republican Base

The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

Sample Our New Sunday Music On SoundCloud

WDET Sundays are sounding new and FUN. Take a listen below and hear it for yourself!

The Progressive Underground with Chris Campbell

Progressive Underground airs Sunday 8 pm - 11 pm

he Sunday Sessions - Featuring DJ Nina Morena

The Sunday Sessions air Sunday 11 pm - 12 am


We're giving you twice the Modern Music every Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight AND you can hear now both Modern Music & New Soul Sunday anytime, from any device via SoundCloud! 

Books For Kids Brings Smiles To Kids Faces

Hundreds of books made their way home with excited kids and their parents at our first Books for Kids event in Eastpointe! More than 2,000 books, made possible by WDET donors, will be part of the 5th Annual Back to School 
Backpack Giveawayon July 7th.

WDET Member Corner

"I really enjoy the enthusiasm and heart that permeates through the speakers when I listen to WDET/NPR, from your stories, to your radio personalities and just informative programming. It brings me much joy and deep gratitude to know institutions, like WDET, exist in our city, institutions that understand the struggles and socio-economic dynamics prevalent in the city but stay by getting involved with the local community."  
- Mike, WDET Sustaining Member

Thank you Mike, for noticing the level of commitment and give-back WDET has for our community. WDET and YOU, it's a win-win partnership. 
Become a member today .

In Case You Missed It: Midday Highlights

Image courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson stopped by Fresh Air to talk about his new book 'Yes, Chef'.

Is linking illegal?
 - Q

talks to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales about his petition to stop the extradition of U.K student Richard O'Dwyer, a 24 year-old student in the U.K. facing extradition to the U.S. on charges of piracy. 

Q airs M-Th at 2pm.
Women Having It All: A Feminist Fantasy?
 - Tell Me More 
The Beauty Shop ladies 
weigh in on a new article that's reignited the debate about whether women can have it all.

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

Do you trust your bank? - World Have Your Say 
An investigation looked into claims that traders manipulated the interest rate at which banks lend to each other. A number of other big-name banks are believed to be
 under investigation - and the UK's finance minister George Osborne has raised the possibility of criminal charges against guilty bankers.

World Have Your Say airs M-Th at 1pm. 

Marcus Samuelsson: On Becoming A Top Chef - Fresh Air 
The James Beard award-winning chef was the youngest ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. His new memoir, Yes, Chef, explains what it takes to be a master chef - and 
describes his journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to some of America's finest restaurants.

Fresh Air airs M-Th at 3pm.

Losing confidence in our public schools? + 30th anniversary of Chinese-American Vincent Chin's Death - The Craig Fahle Show
According to a 
recent survey, Americans like the schools that our children attend but we have no faith in the public school system as a whole. Plus, this week marks the 30th anniversary of the 1982 death of Chinese-American Vincent Chin, who died after being bludgeoned by two white Chrysler autoworkers in Detroit.

The Craig Fahle Show airs M-F at 10am.

Last Call. #socialmediaday #smday #Detroit via @pamperry


Are YOU Ready to get your 
Social Media Swag on? 
Social Media Day is Saturday, June 30th!

So, what is Social Media Day? Two years ago, Mashable (the CNN of Social Media News) declared June 30th Social Media Day!
Hundreds of cities and even countries across the globe have joined in the celebration by having educational events, meetups and tweetups!

And we have planned a special Social Media & Video Creation Laptop Workshop for: Authors/Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Ministry Leaders, Coaches and Non-Profit Professionals


Saturday, June 30th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farmington Hills Community Library
2737 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Would You Like to Learn How to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business or Brand Your Ministry Easily Using Low-Cost or No-Cost Social Media and Video Marketing?

If so this is for you. Learn hands-on Social Media Marketing & how it can help Your Business.

During this 3 hour interactive workshop you will:

  • Discover which Social Networks produce the best results for small business owners, authors, speakers and ministry leaders and why.
  • Learn why Social Media is a worthwhile endeavor especially if you are in the "people" business and want to build your brand
  • Know the top 3 Secrets to Success to creating online videos (even with your mobile device)
  • Learn quick, easy techniques that will generate leads and build your email list
  • Leave with custom next-steps for integrating Social Media into your marketing mix; only do what's fun and works for you!

And Special Guest: Clara Wilkerson, Emmy award-winning producer from Washington DC!



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Paddling Michigan's Hidden Beauty 

Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn More Here. 

Writers Live with Bill Vlasic 

Author of The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers
Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn More Here. 

Photoshop Elements: An Introduction
Tuesday, July 17, 24 & 31 at 7:00 p.m.
$15.00  Register Here 


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Pizza and Pages
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12
Tween/Teen Craft Luminaria Party
Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Grades 3-6 and Grades 7-12.
Register and Learn More Here.

Media Night @ the Library  

Grades 7-12

Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.


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Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds  

Performed by nationally storyteller Roan Judd
Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.
All ages

Learn More Here  

Stellar Speller Spelling Bee 

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Grades K-3 or Grades 4-6  
Register and Learn More Here 

PaleoJoe presents Dinosaurs, Dragons and Dreams

Monday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 4 and up  
Register and Learn More Here 

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