Joe Donovan

Snyder Says Prop 1 Defeat Means 'Best Tool' To Help Cities Is Gone "As a practical matter it does make it more difficult for the eight communities that are in emergency, we were on a very positive path, hopefully to start transitioning (them out of it.)"
Detroit History: The Imperiled UAW's 1937 Best Friend As the Flint GM sit down strike neared its moment of truth 75 years ago, coal miners' union founder John L. Lewis filled the leadership vacuum at the top of the UAW.
Detroit History: As Genuine As A $3 BillGold and silver coins were scarce during Michigan's early statehood days, so local banks were allowed to print paper money to lubricate the wheels of commerce.
Detroit History: "Mind-Rotting Repulsive Filth!"... that's how some local Pillars of Society described the crime comic books many Detroit kids loved to read 60 years ago.
Detroit History: From Indy 500 Champion To Detroit AutomakerThe man who invented the rear view mirror built a popular car at his factory on Michigan Avenue until the economic crash following World War I.
Detroit History: Segregation's Ticket To Ride One hundred fifteen years ago, the infamous "Plessy vs. Ferguson" Supreme Court decision made "Separate But Equal" an excuse for generations of racial injustice, thanks to one Detroiter's judicial manifesto.
Detroit History: 'Your Serve, Chairman Mao!'Forty years ago, the world gasped when a Detroit auto executive, moonlighting as head of the U.S. Table Tennis Association, crossed the Bamboo Curtain.
Detroit History: They Lit Up Our Lives!One hundred twenty-five years ago, Detroit rode the cutting edge of technology when the "Edison Illuminating Company" was formed.
Joe Donovan's Detroit History: Tigers Baseball Is Born!The Tigers' first game ever foreshadowed the wild swings of the next 110 years, maddening blunders followed by never-say-die heroics.
Before The Tigers' Birth, The Wolverines Made Detroit A Big League CityWWJ's Joe Donovan takes a look back in his Detroit History report.
Gov. Snyder Live On WWJ: "It's Time To Go To Work"Monday marks the first workday for the 48th governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder.
Joe Donovan's Detroit History- A Vet's Day Salute To A War And Football Hero 11/10
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