The One and Only Wolverine
February 1st, 2018
You’d think the Wolverine State would have wolverines. But they hadn’t been seen in Michigan for a century or more. When one of those animals suddenly shows up, a science teacher risks his own precarious health to track…
The Jingle King Takes A Bow
January 25th, 2018
If you’ve watched TV anytime over the last four decades, you’ve heard the music of Dan Yessian.
However, the accomplished commercial jingle writer always wanted to write something more substantial - music whi…
My Disastrous Family Reunion
January 18th, 2018
Mark Hawkins grew up in Michigan. The family who gave him up for adoption lives in the heart of Appalachia. 38 years after he was adopted, Hawkins’ biological family invited Mark to their neck of the woods. It was a gath…
Square Dancing in the Amazon
January 4th, 2018
In 1928, Henry Ford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, established Fordlandia.
Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American jungle, extract its resources, and mold i…
Someone’s in the Kitchen with Thai Food
December 28th, 2017
What happens when you claim a word that’s not yours, and proceed to build a beloved brand out of it? A deliciously complicated tale of food, language, race and identity set in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Detroit.<…
The Terrible Tragedy of Daniel Dodge
December 21st, 2017
He was filthy rich. She was dirt poor. His dad helped put the world on wheels. Her dad was a mail boat captain. But they were in love, and didn’t really care what their families thought.
Tragedy ensued on the…
Sparky and Nixon
December 21st, 2017
Every now and then, TV treats us to a strange pairing of people. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting a cooking show. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Christmas carols. You think, what are they doing together, yet fi…
December 15th, 2017
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