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(credit: Friends of the Alger Theater via Facebook)

Group Launches Campaign To Reopen Historic East Side Detroit Theater

“…With some of the recent development going on in Detroit, the east side is often ignored.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2015

The S.S. Columbia. (credit: SS Columbia Project)

All Aboard! Boblo Boat Memories Wanted For History Film

The group is producing a video oral history of the old steam during its time on the Detroit River — and your story could be a part of it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

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Detroit Nonprofit Working To Save City’s Jazz History

Once a great jazz venue, the Graystone Ballroom, hosted popular artists like Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2015

The original Meijer store. (credit: Meijer Inc.)

Location Of Original Meijer ‘Thrifty Acres’ Gets Michigan Historical Marker

A Michigan historical marker now stands at the original site of the store from Midwest retailer Meijer that pioneered the idea of a shopping supercenter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

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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

(credit: michigan.gov)

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

(Photo courtesy Susan Odom)

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

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