Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unlocking More Music + StoryCorps Arrives In Detroit

You're The Key To Unlocking More Music

Your gift of support to WDET's Digital Music Campaign will make more music content accessible to listeners like you - at whatever time is convenient - without sacrificing the daily news, shows and programs that are the cornerstone of WDET's weekday format. 

Learn more and listen to some of the treasures from the WDET vault have already been unlocked here.  

StoryCorps Reservations Filling Up Fast

StoryCorps arrived in Detroit this week and reservations have been filling up fast!  Learn more their visit in this video and make a free reservation to share and preserve the stories and memories of a loved one today.  

The StoryCorps MobileBooth will be at The Carr Center in Detroit through August 8th and at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn on August 10th and 11th.

In Case You Missed It: Midday Highlights

Anja Niedringhaus/AP

Afghan army soldiers will be responsible for protecting Kabul and holding critical cities and roads together after the planned 2014 American troop withdrawal.

Should Cities Sell Ads To Fund Public Services?
 - Q

Jian Gomeeshi talked to Baltimore City Councillor William Welch about new rules that allow the city to 
sell ads on fire trucks, and public space activist Elizabeth Ben-Ishai about the commercialization trend.

Q airs M-Th at 2pm.

Who Pays When Teens Are Out Of Work?
Tell Me More 
Most American adults are enjoying higher family incomes than their parents did, but that may be temporary. Reports show that
 teenagers across the country are having a hard time finding a summer job, and the long-term consequences for American society could be severe..

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

Is London ready for the Olympics? - World Have Your Say 
At the time of writing, there are 16 days, 7 hours and 21 minutes left until the London Games begin. World Have Your Say takes a look at
 some of the stories picking up a lot of conversation as the big day approaches.

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

After Troops Leave, What Happens To Afghanistan? -Fresh Air 
This past weekend brought news of more violence in Afghanistan. Seven Western troops, five Afghan police officers and at least 18 civilians were killed in Afghanistan.The 
ongoing violence and lawlessness raises concerns after the planned U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014.

Fresh Air airs M-Th at 3pm.

Why Do Women Love "Fifty Shades of Grey"? ANDFresh Beginnings with End of Life Trends  - The Craig Fahle Show

Guest Host Rochelle Riley discusses why women are going crazy for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" series by E.L. James. 
She talks with two friends about their love for the books and takes calls from listeners. Plus, David Techner, Director of the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, joins guest host Arthur Horwitz to discuss new end-of-life trends.

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

The Craig Fahle Party

The Coneydog is The Craig Fahle Party a mascot, Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is our official campaign song and a new motto was decided last week:Think More. Shout Less.

Now we're challenging you to 
rewrite the lyrics to any song you choose and The Craig Fahle Party Karaoke Singers will sing some of the most creative on-target versions on the air the first week of August.

News Worth Repeating

It's been almost a decade since Detroit artist 
Niagara has hosted a new show of work in her hometown. Her latest show "War Paint" opens at Re:View Contemporary Gallery in Midtown Detroit, Saturday night.

Niagara Does Battle with "War Paint"

Judge Rejects Detroit Head Attorney -- Again

A Recap of the All-Star Game

Detroit Teachers Union Could Challenge Contract In Court

The 30th Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day

ACLU Sues State of Michigan, Highland Park Officials over Student Literacy

Summer in the City 2012

Bomb Threat Closes Detroit Windsor Tunnel

An Update on the 11th District Special Elections

Sponsor Spotlight

Play Music Head With Us

Next Sunday

Music Head returns on July 21st and with you're help - we'll give away $100,000 in promotional airtime to 9 local youth-based nonprofits that were nominated by WDET listeners!  See who our Music Heads will be playing for here, then start submittingsummer-themed songs to kick off each half-hour of the show. 

Music Head is Presented By: 
Global Productivity Solutions

With Sponsorship From: 
Optik Birmingham 
Astrein's Creative Jewelers

Sunday Music Highlights

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

The Sunday Sessions - 
Featuring DJ Ohkang

The Sunday Sessions air 
Sunday 11 pm - 12 am


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

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! 

Here's a look at some of the questions we asked this week: 

What should be done to curb dog fighting?

Should the Wayne County officials have their lifetime health benefits stripped?

Would you contribute to an election campaign?

What is your favorite annual summer music festival in Detroit?

Who's the best storyteller you know?

Upcoming Events

Ann Delisi's Essential Music 
Listening Party

Tuesday, July 17th
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
The Majestic Cafe
Join us at The Majestic Cafe for an evening of food and music sampling featuring a free live performance by String of Ponies! Get ready to discover some new favorites!

Concert of Colors
Saturday & Sunday
July 14th & 15th
Midtown Detroit
Music from around the world, including the indigenous music of the Motor City, is the major focus of the Concert of Colors, but not the only focus. The festival also offers ethnic food and merchandise vendors and a children's area featuring free family activities.
WDET 101.9FM Detroit  •  4600 Cass Avenue   •  Detroit, MI 48201

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