Workers from a bankrupt window factory in Chicago have opened their own employee-owned cooperative. We look back at how it started: the 2008 worker lock-in of the Republic Windows and Doors factory.
Two months before his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Great March to Freedom in Detroit.
Tio Hardiman, director of Ceasefire Illinois, says violence is down in the past months and he credits intensive one-on-one mediation.
: Ameena Matthews grew up in the center of one of Chicago's deadliest gangs, and was shot. She now makes a living stepping into violent situations, and trying to stop them.
When Kimberly Wasserman learned that health problems and death were tied to the smokestacks in her Chicago neighborhood, she started going door to door and got them shut down.
Producer Zak Rosen talks with auto worker Gloria Lowe and others in Detroit about the new culture they see emerging and how they are shaping it.
Story producer Phoebe Judge speaks with photographer Kevin Bauman, a Detroit native, about his recent project, 100 Abandoned Houses.
Al Clawson is a home forecloser, and has worked on some of the more than 200,000 homes in Michigan which have slipped into foreclosure in the past 18 months.
Two stories from our friends at StoryCorps. One family migrates to Detroit in the 1940's. And a single mother raises 6 children and her son asks her how she did it.
The Michigan State Legislature passed a 48-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits - we hear from Kathy Dygas who lives near Detroit and was affected by the change.
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