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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Fran Parsons & Gail Kaye (credit: CW50)

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.


Rich Pollman (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

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.


Tim Richey (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Improving Detroit At Home And At Work

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at some of the programs improving living and working conditions in Detroit.


Tom Watkins (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Mental Health Issues

This week on Street Beat host Paul Prange, learns about mental health issues with Tom Watkins, Dennis Liegghio, Karen Laing and Karan Bates-Gasior.


Barbara Jean Patton & Dr. Monica Lee-Griffith  (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Health Care Through The Years

Barbara Jean Patton, a member of the Detroit Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs and Dr. Monica Lee-Griffith, Director of Obstetrics at Henry Ford Health System about the annual Community Baby Shower for high risk girls.


Henry Wells III and Marianna McCoy  (credit: CW50)

Street Beat: Education Programs Enriching The Lives Of Students

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at education programs that enrich the lives of students.


Dr. Sharon Bihlmeyer St. Joseph Cancer Clinics (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Health Concerns — Cancer, Maternity Care, Fitness, Brain Injury

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson looks at health issues that concern many Michiganders.


Kim Kovelle, Metro Parent Magazine (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Easy As Pie Fundraising

Lisa Germani talks kids and families with Kim Kovelle of Metro Parent Magazine, Jennifer Burke of the MESP, Amy Good of Alternatives for Girls, Champion Role Model Award recipient Janet McAuliffe and Linda Petty from Elizabeth Jeans Pie Kits.


Jo Anne Mondowney Executive Director Detroit Public Library (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Simplicity Parenting

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson covers a number of topics, from how to make parenting a lot simpler to how a generous donor is helping Focus: HOPE make a big difference in the community.


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