New! Episode 17: Birthplace of the Model T – The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

In 1904, Henry Ford purchased three acres beside a railroad line off Woodward and moved his new car company from Mack to Piquette Avenue. Join Digging Detroit with special guest Tom Genova and come explore the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, rescued from demolition and transformed into an amazing collection of priceless cars and fascinating […]

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 […]

New Episode 7: The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection at the Detroit Public Library

  Digging Detroit tours the incredible Ernie Harwell Sports Collection at the Detroit Public Library with curator Mark Bowden. In 1966, Hall of Fame radio announcer Ernie Harwell donated over 7,000 sports photos to the library and began the massive collection of sports memorabilia that also includes equipment, sports cards, clippings, broadcasting equipment and even […]

New Episode of Digging Detroit! Inside Detroit’s Music Vault at the DPL

In Episode 3, Digging Detroit’s Thomas J. Reed, Jr. joins curator Romie Minor as they explore the fabulous treasures inside the Detroit Public Library’s E. Azalia Hackley Collection (link). The collection and its corresponding concert started in 1943 by Detroit musicians and artists to honor the legacy of Ms. Hackley, a former Detroit Public School teacher who went on to […]

Digging Detroit: Episode 1 – Inside a Speakeasy – Tommy’s Detroit Bar & Grill

Read about the making of Episode 1 on Huffington Post In our first episode from October 2014, “Tommy’s,” Digging Detroit takes a look at a 170-year-old building that has served spaghetti, soldiers and gangsters. Take a look inside a speakeasy with its generous host, Tom Burelle. On March 30, 2015, Channel 4’s News also ran […]