Days in Detroit

Detroit features prominently in America's story: once the innovative center of the seemingly unstoppable car industry, the city has seen its fortunes shift significantly in the last thirty years. Many who regard Detroit solely as a town down on its luck and struggling to survive are missing out on a community that prides themselves on their artistic and creative endeavors, team spirit and resilience. In the week after a controversial documentary painted a picture of Detroit that many residents found offensively bleak, we decided to dig a little deeper, send long-time Detroit resident Celeste Headlee to host from WDET for a few days, and ask residents about their impression of their city.