Video Trivia from Local Celebs – Get Reading for January 30th Trivia Detroit Soiree #2!

Below are some of the celebrity questions from Trivia Detroit Soiree #1 last July at Abick’s Bar.  Granted, they’re toughies and we promised to make them not SO challenging on January 30th.  But thanks to the familiar faces and voices below who made the night so special!  Register right here for Round 2 on January 30th […]

From Detroit to the Bulge: Priceless Snapshots of One Soldier’s Journey Across Europe

Originally posted in Kevin Walsh’s blog, MyMediaDiary. Before he was selected in WWII’s first draft for 18 year-olds, Detroit’s Lawrence Dupuis didn’t know the value of being color-blind.  “They would take me up in the aircraft and I could detect where the landscape had been disturbed and camouflage was laid down.” His cartooning skills were even put […]

New Episode 14: Rails to Tales – Detroit’s Inner Circle Greenway

Why did they cut the Dequindre Cut?  What came first, Ford’s Highland Park plant or the railroad over Woodward?  Are there really old railroad rails under those bumps on the road? Great questions!  Join Digging Detroit and special guest host Gatini Tinsley of the Oakland Press as she spends an afternoon with Todd Scott, the leader of the […]

New Podcast “Detroit in World War II” with Author Greg Sumner at Historic Abicks Bar

A look inside the “Arsenal of Democracy” as Professor Gregory Sumner of University of Detroit Mercy joins Digging Detroit’s Thomas J. Reed Jr. and Detroit History Tours‘ Bailey Sisoy Isgro at Detroit’s historic Abick’s Bar.   Sumner previews his upcoming book-signing, Detroit in WWII, at Abick’s on November 10, 2015.   (Order yours on Amazon.)     Thanks to our Abick’s […]

WGPR-TV 40th Anniversary: Dr. Banks’ Vision to Transform Detroit’s Media, Message and Messengers

**Updated on January 18, 2016 to include video highlight of Michigan Historical Marker dedication with Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan.** 40 years ago, on September 29th, the nation’s first African American-owned television station was launched in Detroit by Dr. William V. Banks.  Host Pete Kalinski is joined in WGPR TV’s original studio by former host/producer and current executive […]

New Podcast: Archivists Roundtable at Historic Abick’s Bar in Detroit

What to keep, what to throw away? The eternal question for the archivist. Some of Michigan’s top historical archivists join us for a roundtable discussion at historic Abick’s Bar on their unusual world–sometimes spent in dusty shelves and digging through dark basements and mysterious attics–but often waiting for you at the reference desk. They’ll share some familiar […]

Episode 10 – The Assassination of Jerry Buckley, Detroit’s Voice of the People

On the 85th anniversary of the assassination of famous Detroit radio voice Jerry Buckley, Digging Detroit is proud to release its 10th episode: The Assassination of Jerry Buckley – Detroit’s Voice of the People.  Author of The Purples (Amazon), Warren Berger and Professor Thomas Klug of Margrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies  join host Pete Kalinski as […]