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Podcast for MyMediaDiary.com, a blog of creative writing jump-started by media. Produced by Kevin Walsh, Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Podcast for MyMediaDiary.com, a blog of creative writing jump-started by media. Produced by Kevin Walsh, Royal Oak, Michigan.

    Following the Money:  Twenty Years of Charter School Finances in Arizona 

    Following the Money:  Twenty Years of Charter School Finances in Arizona 

    Kevin Walsh hosts David Wells, Ph.D, co-founder of the non-partisan research group The Grand Canyon Institute who co-authored with Curtis Cardine Following the Money:  Twenty Years of Charter School Finances in Arizona the first of three reports which reveals that up to 77 percent of Arizona’s charter school holders use their state taxpayer funds for potentially questionable financial transactions.

    • 33 min
    Detroit Blues Society

    Detroit Blues Society

    Join Digging Detroit host Pete Kalinski from Royal Oak's Boo's Music Bistro inside Mr. B's Restaurant as he welcomes two of the city's foremost fans and promoters of Detroit's legendary blues legacy--President of the Detroit Blues Society, Steve Soviak and Vice President Tom McNab.
    It's first meeting in 1985 began a multi-decade of transformations to increase public interest in the Society. Large-scale events included a number of indoor and outdoor concerts and school workshops. Increased membership and a more organized approach allowed the Society to embark on special projects. Educational programs became more formalized and in 1996 the Scarab Club Educational/Blues Heritage Series began. Each event featured a theme based on some aspect of the Detroit blues tradition.
    Pete, Steve and Tom discuss the non-profit's innovations including Blues in the Schools and the Blues Challenge as the group continues to dedicate itself to the preservation, education, and advancement of the blues tradition as it relates to the Metro-Detroit area. It has as its primary goals to promote a wider appreciation for the blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society.
    More at Digging Detroit!
    Host:  Pete Kalinski
    Guests:  Steve Soviak, Tom McNab
    Engineer/Producer:  Kevin Walsh, MMD Productions
    Recorded:   April 28, 2016 at Boo’s Music Bistro (inside Mr. B’s in Royal Oak)

    • 58 min
    Archivist Round 2 with Digging Detroit

    Archivist Round 2 with Digging Detroit

    Tune in to our latest podcast, another Archivist's Roundup as we visit with four archivists and historians about Detroit's rich and varied Jewish history. The archivists share how they collect and preserve the stories of Detroit's Jewish community and also how they help connect today's generation with their heritage.

    Host:  Pete Kalinski

    Guests:  Aimee Ergas -Collections Archivist for Jewish Detroit at the Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University; Robbie Terman - Director, Leonard N. Simmons Jewish Community Archives; Wendy Rose Bice - Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan; Jann Durecki - Archivist, The Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives at Temple Beth El

     

     

    • 58 min
    Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 2 of 2

    Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 2 of 2

    In this second of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro–each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history–ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

    Check out more, including Part 1 at www.DiggingDetroit.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 1 of 2

    Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 1 of 2

    In this first of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro--each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history--ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

    • 54 min
    Detroit in WWII - Author Gregory Sumner

    Detroit in WWII - Author Gregory Sumner

    A look inside the "Arsenal of Democracy" as Professor Gregory Sumner of University of Detroit Mercy joins Digging Detroit's Thomas J. Reed Jr. and Detroit History Tours' Bailey Sisoy Isgro at Detroit's historic Abick's Bar.   Sumner previews his upcoming book-signing, Detroit in WWII, at Abick's on November 10, 2015.

    Thanks to our Abick's host, Eric and Kit, we visit with Prof. Sumner in the cigar room--formerly a barber shop.  Amazing eats was provided once again by Andy Surowiec of Smokin' Pole BBQ!

    Topics include:


    Advantages of being an Hoosier looking in at Detroit
    Coming out of isolationism with the $1 men and patriotism of Joe Louis and  Edsel Ford
    Warren Tanks and Willow Run--designed by the son of a German rabbi
    Soldier Hank Greenberg's home run--"hitting one against Hitler"
    The third shift--and loosening of conventions for women and children
    Female pay disparity greater now than in WWII
    Racial tensions and the Detroit wartime riot
    Detroit expressways created for WWII but ironically accelerating white flight--and who stayed.



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