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  • Feb 16

    Affirmations Names its New Executive Director

    by: J. Carlisle Larsen

    Affirmations—the LGBT community center in Ferndale—is getting a new Executive Director. WDET's J. Carlisle Larsen has more.


  • Jan 26

    Detroit Proposes Discount For Auction Homes, Struggles With Mortgages

    by: Quinn Klinefelter

    Detroit officials are proposing to give current and retired city workers 50 percent off of the price of a home bought at a Land Bank auction. But Mayor Mike Duggan adds that many home buyers in Detroit have had trouble securing mortgages.


  • Jul 29

    On the Ballot: SMART Asks Voters for a Millage Increase

    by: J. Carlisle Larsen

    When voters head to the polls on August 5th, residents of Southeast Michigan will not only be asked to vote for candidates, but on a number of ballot proposals as well. One of those measures is a millage increase for the SMART bus system. WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen has more.


  • Jun 20

    Balancing Act: Building a Manhattan in The Oakland Art Novelty Company

    by: Travis Wright

    On a recent afternoon at The Oakland, bartender Shane McGrath broke down the process of making a perfect Manhattan for WDET’s Travis Wright.


  • Oct 23

    The Need for Mead-Hour Magazine  - The Craig Fahle Show

    Mead is coming to Ferndale and Hour Magazine is here to talk about it to the CFS.


  • Aug 08

    Detroit Is One Big Improv

    by: Travis Wright

    In its third year, the Detroit Improv festival has expanded performances and workshops throughout downtown Ferndale. PJ Jacokes owns Go Comedy and helps produce the festival. He tells WDET’s Travis Wright that Detroiters know about improv than they might think.


  • Mar 28

    Affirmations Reflects on SCOTUS, Gay Marriage

    by: Travis Wright

    The U.S. Supreme court heard arguments on same-sex marriage this week, including arguments for repealing the Defense of Marriage Act from 1996. David Garcia is director of Affirmations, a LGBT center in metro Detroit. He tells WDET's Travis Wright that evidence suggests support for gay marriage is growing across the country, and that the Supreme Court hearings mark an unprecedented moment for the gay community nationwide.


  • Oct 19

    Comedian Aisha Tyler Comes Calling - The Craig Fahle Show

    Comedian Aisha Tyler of FX's "Archer," CBS's "The Talk" and a slew of other projects talks to Craig about finding time for humor in her busy schedule. She headlines a show at Ferndale's Magic Bag Friday, October 19.


  • Sep 13

    Co-Creators of Ferndale's DIY Street Fair Talk Arts, Crafts and Community Outreach - The Craig Fahle Show

    Co-Creators of the DIY Street Fair Chris and Krista Johnston join Craig to discuss their unique event taking place in Ferndale this weekend.


  • Aug 22

    Theatre Bizarre "Summoning" a Second Year at the Masonic Temple

    by: Rob St. Mary

    Detroit’s underground carnival is heading back to the Masonic Temple this fall. John Dunivant is co-creator and the artist-designer of Theatre Bizarre. The design of this year’s edition of, what organizers call, “The Greatest Masquerade on Earth” picks up where last year’s ended.

    Dunivant spoke recently to WDET’s Rob St. Mary about this year's event "The Summoning", the design, working with the Masonic Temple, lessons learned from last year's event and the current state of Theatre Bizarre's "grounds".


  • Jul 20

    Ferndale Gains "Found Sound"

    by: Rob St. Mary

    Record stores have become harder to find in Metro Detroit over the past few years. The local chain Harmony House no longer exists and neither do long-standing indie shops like Record Time and Car City Records. But, a few new places have opened recently like UHF in Royal Oak. And, now, another new record store with a heavy emphasis on vinyl is opening in Ferndale on Saturday. It’s called Found Sound. Ray Hayosh and Chris Butterfield are former record store employees who manage Found Sound. They spoke to WDET’s Rob St. Mary.


  • Feb 16

    Tattoo Artists See Boom in Interest, Art

    by: Rob St. Mary

    A group show featuring the art of several cutting edge tattoo artists will start its month long run Saturday at the 323 East Gallery in Royal Oak. The show is called “Clean as a Whistle” and features the work of seven artists who work at Signature Tattoo in Ferndale and Big Top Tattoo in Utica. Dan Rick and Mark Heggie are co-owners and artists at both tattoo shops. They spoke to WDET’s Rob St. Mary.


  • Nov 28

    Listen Up! A Skype with Brooke Gladstone of "On the Media" - WDET's Raw Feed

    On Friday night November 11th about 40 people gathered at Detroit Comics in Ferndale for chance to ask questions of "On the Media" host Brooke Gladstone about her new non-fiction graphic novel, "The Influencing Machine".

    You can listen in here!


  • Oct 31

    Ferndale Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

    by: Rob St. Mary

    The Ferndale Film Festival is returning for another year. The celebration of independent film – local and international – runs Wednesday through Sunday at some new locations… even beyond the Ferndale city limits. WDET’s Rob St. Mary spoke to organizers Suzanne Janik and Bill Urich about this year’s event.


  • Sep 13

    David Parks Celebrates the Gordon Parks Legacy - The Craig Fahle Show

    David Parks celebrates the life and works of father Gordon Parks at the Gordon Parks Film Festival.


  • Jul 12

    Ferndale: Good Neighbors, Cool Neighbors - The Craig Fahle Show

    Ferndale Patch Editor Terry Parris Jr. guest hosts and gives a glimpse of how enterprising individuals are pushing Ferndale forward.


  • Jun 06

    Grants Available for Ferndale Non-Profits

    by: Rob St. Mary

    The deadline for non-profit groups to apply for grants to improve the Ferndale Community is Friday.