WKNR Contact News featured on Michigan Radio documentary

In the summer of 1967 chaos broke out in the streets of Detroit. After five days of violence 43 were dead, thousands were injured and over 4000 people had been arrested. WKNR Contact News covered it all and chronicled the events in an album of news highlights released early in 1968. This summer, forty years later, Michigan Radio takes an in-depth look at the deadliest riot of the 1960s. Why did the riots begin? What fueled them? And, have we ever really recovered? Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots will explore how the riots affected people, neighborhoods and even music. And will address questions such as: Whether it was truly a riot? Or, a rebellion? Is the white-flight that we see today in Detroit a consequence of the riots? Did the riots cripple the relationship between the state of Michigan and Detroit? And, could rioting happen again? In addition to Michigan Radio reporters, WKNR’s News Director Philip Nye contributes context to the story, along with Contact News air checks from the center of the storm. The program begins Tuesday evening, July 17th at 9:00 PM with an encore July 23rd at 3:00 PM. For more information, visit MichiganRadio.org

Jul 15th, 2007 | Posted in Keener
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