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.

Watch Street Beat Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

Street Beat host Amyre Makupson talks to Karen Delhey, who is representing The Ann Arbor Art Fair, and artist Tim Gralewski about what is new at the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair. (credit: Sydney Alexandra Bowden / CW50)

Street Beat: Ann Arbor Art Fair, Metro Detroit Youth Day

Amyre Makupson checks in with Karen Delhey and Tim Gralewski of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ed Deeb with Metro Detroit Youth Day, Charles D. Small, with Don Bosco Hall on Willie Horton’s Batting for Kids and John Hollingsworth and Cecelia Sharpe with the Art of Resilience event.


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Street Beat: Re-entry Aid To Ex-offenders

On Saturday, July 4th, Street Beat host Amyre Makupson finds out about programs that help ex-offenders stay on the right side of the law.


Pamela Moore and Kellee Miller from the Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. explain to Street Beat host Rob Stone what it takes to be a good employee. (credit: Sydney Bowden/CW50)

Street Beat: Training The Workforce & Entrepreneurs

On Saturday, June 27th, Street Beat host Rob Stone learns about the need to have a well-trained workforce as well as a well-trained corps of entrepreneurs.


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Street Beat: Father’s Day, Mentoring

On Saturday, June 20 Paul Prange hosts a special Father’s Day edition of Street Beat and learns about fatherhood initiatives, mentoring programs and men’s health.


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Street Beat: Hunger And Nutrition

On Saturday, June 13 host Amyre Makupson finds out about ways to be sure that Detroiters are getting enough food and the right kind of nutrition.


Maggie Desantis and Orlando Bailey from the Eastside Community Network talk with Street Beat host Lisa Germani about plans for rebuilding their community. (credit: Brandon Patton/CW50)

Street Beat: Rebranding Detroit Neighborhoods

On Saturday, June 6 host Lisa Germani looks at four Detroit neighborhoods that are rebuilding, rebranding, or have remained strong and stable.


Joe Kelly from the Michigan Department of State talks about motorcycle safety with Street Beat host Karen Carter. (credit: Brandon Patton/CW50)

Street Beat: Summer Fun, Summer Safety

On Saturday, May 30, host Karen Carter looks forward to a summer filled with fun activities and learns how to stay safe while enjoying them.


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Street Beat: Honoring Our Veterans

Observing Memorial Day, Rob Stone welcomes guests who work on the front lines of veterans issues.


Jim McGuire from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B talks about our aging baby boomer generation with Lisa Germani, Street Beat host.

Street Beat: Elder Issues — Aging Gracefully

On Saturday, May 16, host Lisa Germani looks at meeting the needs of aging baby boomers.


Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure Chair Katrina Studvent and Dr. Michele Cote, Ph.D from Karmanos Cancer Institute talk about the May 16, 2015 race with Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Brandon Patton/CW50)

Street Beat: Komen Race And Cancer

On Saturday, May 9, host Amyre Makupson looks at organizations helping those with cancer.