Episodes: 5 Columns

Season 4 – Finale: Jeff Montgomery, Detroit’s Fierce LGBTQ+ Rights Activist

Jeff Montgomery was a born activist who played an important role in saving Orchestra Hall. When a hate crime...

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Season 4 – Episode 6: No-No Boy and the Japanese-American Migration to Detroit

Barely two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order #9066. Some 120,000 Japanese...

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Season 4 – Episode 5: Vernors, The Nectar of the Gods

James Vernor invented his ginger ale in downtown Detroit just after the Civil War. More than 15 decades later,...

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Season 4 – Episode 3: The Haunting of The Whitney

Waiter, is there a ghost in my soup? The Whitney, one of Detroit’s great restaurants, began life as a...

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Special Edition- The Polio Outbreak

With a terrible virus sweeping the nation, the word “vaccine” dominated headlines for months. Not COVID-19, but polio. Not...

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Season 3 – Episode 07: The Politics of Fear

In 1952, famed historian David Maraniss’s father, Elliott Maraniss, was fired by the Detroit Times, the city’s Hearst daily...

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