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Fr. Steven J. Kelly (credit: Roberta Jasina/WWJ)

Pray For The Tigers At Special Service Tonight

“Bless you boys” … literally.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

‘I Wear Your Grandad’s Clothes’: Thrift Shopping Thrives

A song about thrift shopping is a huge hit — but what’s the reaction from the people who operate thrift stores?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

Dace Chumita installs flags on a sign in front of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. Monday 12 April 1999 was last opening day at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Tiger Stadium Lettering Goes On Display At Historical Museum

Just as the team stands one win away from a spot in the World Series, the Detroit Historical Society has obtained the original lettering from Tiger Stadium.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2012

Sofiya Baskin (WWJ Photo/Roberta Jasina)

Exclusive: Girlfriend Opens Up About Tucker Cipriano

Accused killer Tucker Cipriano is not a monster. He is not a murderer. He is not insane. That’s according to Cipriano’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Sofiya Baskin, talking exclusively to WWJ’s Roberta Jasina.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2012

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New Tattoo Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Diabetics may soon be lining up for a special new tattoo that does “tricks.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

Ruth Mossock Johnston displays a morel mushroom. (WWJ Photo/Roberta Jasina)

Morels. Mmmmm…

It’s morel mushroom season. And that little fungus among us — is valuable.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2012

D'Andre Lane (Booking photo)

Prosecutor: Father Killed, Abused Bianca Jones

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says 2-year-old Bianca Jones of Detroit is dead, and her father D’Andre Lane is guilty of abusing and murdering her late last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2012

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Weight Loss Woes: What’s The Secret?

What’s the secret to quick (and healthy) weight loss? Is there a secret? WWJ’s Roberta Jasina spoke with Dr. Scott Laker, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2012

Being Happy At Work Is Not Enough

University of Michigan scientists say being happy at work is nice, but something else is better:  thriving is better. Researchers say employees who are THRIVING are excited about their work.  Passionate.  Productive. They want to excel.  Succeed.  And […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2012

Remembering Viola Liuzzo

A special memorial service is being held at noon Saturday at the crypt of Viola Liuzzo at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Liuzzo was a white Wayne State University student who was murdered by the […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

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Calvin Johnson’s Cool And Controversial Car Commercial

YouTube is getting thousands of hits from people wanting another look at that new Acura TV ad featuring Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2012


Wow! ‘Pretty Tough Broad’ Retires After 65 Years With Company

How has she survived the office politics, the bosses, the gossip, and the typewriter-computer-revolution over the last 65 years? She admits she’s “a pretty tough broad.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Are you taking a dangerous prescription drug? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have identified a list of drugs that pose a high risk to patients, especially seniors. Starting in January, many insurers will not […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2011

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“Hanoi Jane” Has Grown Up

Some American Vietnam War Veterans can’t stand Jane Fonda.  They do not forgive her for visiting North Vietnam during the war in the 1970s, and calling American soldiers “War Criminals.” That was horrible. But that was 40 years ago […]


Meeting Dr. Richard Dawkins at Oakland University

I love my job. I get to interview great people.  One-on-one.  I get to ask them whatever I want. This week, I went to Oakland University, and attended a lecture by world-famous biologist, and confrontational […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2011

The Underwear Bomber Case—Behind the Scenes

After I got off work at WWJ on Wednesday, I decided to take a ride down to U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit to sit in on jury selection in the trial of the accused “Underwear Bomber,” Umar Farouk […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2011


Detroit Toy Stories

Starting this weekend, the Detroit Historical Museum is taking the wraps off a new exhibit called “Detroit Toy Stories.” It’s full of all the stuff kids around here have been playing with for years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2011

Secrets That Hurt

 Do you have a secret that would break someone’s heart? (I know that I do.) Author Frank Warren says he believes every person does. Warren says if we could just remember this, there would be a […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2011

A memorial wall near Ground Zero is filled with written homages to those that died in the attack of Sept. 11, 2001. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

9-11 In The WWJ Newsroom

When I think of September 11, 2001 I feel sick to my stomach. I feel sad. And angry. And deeply depressed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2011

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Romeo, Oh Romeo!

It’s going to be warm and fuzzy this weekend in Romeo.  It’s the 80th annual Romeo Peach Festival–featuring carnival rides, several parades, a beautiful craft show,  a car show, classic car parade, cool contests for kids […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011


Parkour Plus! Free-Running Contest Comes to Detroit

Who are those people in downtown Detroit, deliberately running up walls and jumping off roofs?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2011

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Remembering Local Heroes At The Dream Cruise

They will be honoring local heroes at this year’s Dream Cruise.


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“Call of Duty” Contest

Calling all “Call of Duty” fanatics. Check out the “Black Ops” contest in Troy this weekend!

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2011


Nuremberg And The Nazis

“There is a lesson in what happened in Nazi Germany for today.” A controversial film that was created by the U.S. Government more than 60 years ago, (and then consequently suppressed by the U.S. Government for years) is making its Detroit debut.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2011

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Your Chance to Blast Off

The sky is NOT the limit in this contest!

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2011


Take Roberta Jasina’s News Quiz!

Have you been listening? Test your WWJ news knowledge with Roberta Jasina’s News Quiz. Sign in to answer a new question each day, and earn points for a chance to win prizes!

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011

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Heaven Right Here in Pontiac

If you love antiques, historic homes and flowers, Pontiac is the place to be on Saturday (July 16.)

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2011

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Innovation You: A Guide to Re-inventing Yourself

Are you feeling depressed, burned out, or kicked around by the economy?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

Complaint Call

People love listening to the news. They like TALKING about the news. They even like complaining about the news. And I think that’s great. I love the fact that what we do at WWJ  sparks […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011

New Michigan Study on Big-Salary Baseball Players

A new study by the University of Michigan says Major League Baseball clubs that spend a lot of cash on “superstars” make higher profits but win fewer games.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011

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