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 Student-Documentary: Paris Burton on Restoring Theaters, Revitalizing Neighborhoods in Detroit

Updated June 14, 2015:  Digging Detroit is excited to support the next generation of storytellers.  Below is a student documentary and journey with producer Paris Burton, a new graduate from University Liggett.  We also take an exciting look at the school’s unique senior year Academic Research Program.   (See press release on Paris and her collaboration with Digging Detroit.) […]

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 […]

Tiger Stadium: What Makes a Ballpark

Updated post from Kevin’s blog, MyMediaDiary from April 2013. I’ve often wondered about the emotional hitching post that is a ballpark.  And when anyone says “ballpark” we all know that it’s not referring to any other sports field besides baseball’s. I only live a few miles from five little league fields that I spent five summers of […]

New Podcast: GM’s “Google Years” of the 1950s and 1960s with Ken Pickering

Ken Pickering, GM’s retired Executive Director, Engineering and Design Services, joins Digging Detroit’s Kevin Walsh and Pete Kalinski to discuss his career in the exciting years of design in the 1950s and beyond. Moving from western Pennsylvania to WWII to GM Hard work combined with some great breaks Harley Earl & Bill Mitchell How long a car […]

Episode 5: Detroit’s Nain Rouge

  The legend of Detroit’s ominous red dwarf goes back over 300 years, to Cadillac’s ill-advised decision to abuse the little guy while foolishly ignore a fortune teller. In Episode #5, Digging Detroit explores the legend of the little guy as he has morphed quite a bit from the mischievous house-elf of Normandy who might […]