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‘Genes For Good’ Facebook App Lets Users Get In Touch With Their DNA

Participants can choose to do the profile only, but those who provide a saliva sample will get information on ancestry and their genetic profile.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

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Michigan Seeks Ideas To Revive Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne

Michigan has hired a New York City firm to look at ways to revive Historic Fort Wayne, a long underused 96-acre site along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2015

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Michigan Officials Approve 7 New Historical Markers

Locations include: housing for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on Mackinac Island and first African American church on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2014

At Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church/Mother of Divine Mercy parish. (credit: Facebook/Detroit Mass Mob)

‘Mass Mob’ Movement Invites Thousands To Visit Detroit’s Historic Churches

The “Mass Mob” movement started in Buffalo, New York two years ago — an effort to breath new life into some forgotten inner city churches.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Northern Michigan B&B Offers Guests 1910 Farm Experience

“People have come disconnected from where their food comes from, from the way life used to be lived; and here you can have this real, authentic experience,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2014

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) speaks a news conference on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. John Conyers Honored For Donation Of ‘Historic’ Personal Papers

The papers include his work on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the establishment of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2014

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Museum To Show Off 19th-Century Undergarments

Whaley Historic House Museum on Saturdays will showcase “Shh! Let’s Talk About Those Unmentionables.”

07/14/2014

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$1 Million Grant To Boost ‘Untold Stories’ Project

The Michigan History Foundation has been awarded $1 million to help gather personal stories about race in Michigan and examine related issues through museum exhibits, programs and educational materials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2014

Teacher Reinstated After ‘Black Face’ Lesson In African American History

Alan Barron showed a video to his eighth grade history class about how white entertainers used to wear black face to imitate blacks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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