Street Beat


Street Beat goes behind the headlines to focus on community issues and stories of interest to Metro Detroit presented in an upbeat mix of in-studio interviews and pre-produced packages by a crew of local people dedicated to improving our city. Contact Street Beat via email.

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Street Beat: Fathers And Mentors

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani learns about the importance of male role models in a young child’s life.


Larry Gudith (credit: Kristy Stanford/CW50)

Street Beat: Child Abuse

This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone looks at what local organizations are doing to stop child abuse.


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Myths about Sickle Cell Awareness

CW50 Intern Kristy Stanford talks with Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, CEO and Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – Michigan Chapter (SCDAAMI), and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson about Sickle Cell Disease.


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Street Beat: Crime Prevention

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson talks about crime and crime prevention with author Shaka Senghor.


Author Shenandoah Chefalo talks about her book “Garbage Bag Suitcase” and her experiences in the foster care system with Street Beat host, Lisa Germani.  (credit: Kristy Stanford / CW50)

Street Beat: Foster Care

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at some of the different programs that benefit children in foster care.


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Street Beat: Bullying

This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks into the issue of bullying.


Maggie Varney on right with host Karen Carter(credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Komen Race/Cancer

This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter gets the details on the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure and talks to several organizations who support those with cancer.


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Street Beat: Non-Profit Events

This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone learns about upcoming events supporting non-profit organizations. The Pink Fund provides breast cancer patients with financial support to help meet basic needs.


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Street Beat: Hunger

This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at the issue of hunger in metro Detroit.


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Street Beat: Severe Weather Safety

This week on Street Beat host Karen Carter takes a look at severe weather and the things people need to do to stay safe.


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