DETROIT — 101.9FM WDET, Wayne State University’s public radio station, has released a new limited edition podcast of true and touching stories shared by Metro Detroiters during StoryCorps’s recent visit to the area.
From the challenges and triumphs of the immigrant experience to finding love when you least expect it, these stories show us the connective power of storytelling and further the mission of StoryCorps and WDET.
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, sharing, and preserving the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. More than 150 stories were collected during its MobileBooth visit to Metro Detroit this summer.
To connect people worldwide to the rich, dynamic lives of Metro Detroiters, WDET has created five limited edition podcasts highlighting themes of love, family, family history, success, and growth. Notable people featured in the “Stories from Detroit” podcasts include Wayne State University president and former Ford Motor Co. executive Allan Gilmour, Detroit jazz legend Marcus Belgrave and local hip-hop producer and Detroit Dog Rescue founder Daniel “Hush” Carlisle.
“Stories from Detroit” is available now on iTunes, SoundCloud and the WDET Web site at www.wdet.org/storiesfromdetroit.
101.9FM WDET would like to thank our community partners, the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn and the Carr Center in Detroit’s Harmonie Park/Paradise Valley district, for hosting the StoryCoprs MobileBooth and making the storytelling event an amazing success. WDET would also like to thank our StoryCorps sponsors – Oakwood Health Care System, Hodges Subaru and Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. All featured stories were edited & aired with the permission of the participants. The StoryCorps interviews will also be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress with permission of the storytellers.