This week on Street Beat, in recognition of Black History Month we explore Detroit’s connection to the Underground Railroad.

Street Beat: Underground RailroadStreet Beat: Underground Railroad

Then, Host Amyre Makupson discovers the history behind the first black-owned television station, WGPR-TV from Karen Hudson Samuels, the Executive Director of the WGPR TV Historical Society, and Joe Spencer, the Former Program Manager at WGPR and President of the WGPR-TV Historical Society.

Street Beat: WGPR-TVStreet Beat: WGPR-TV

Next, Detroit Playwright/Director Dara Harper discusses her one-woman show, “Passing,” that looks at the issue of race.

Street Beat: "Passing"Street Beat: “Passing

Finally, Detroit artist Marcus Glenn talks about creating a logo for the 2014 Grammy Awards and working as an artist. Check out Marcus’ website here.

Street Beat: Marcus GlennStreet Beat: Marcus Glenn


Drug addiction has torn apart lives and families. Next week on Street Beat we’ll focus on what’s being done in your community to combat this very serious issue and where people can go who need to seek help. If you or someone you know is battling drug addiction tune into Street Beat this Saturday at 8:30am on CW50.

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