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.

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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.


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Street Beat: Mother’s Day — Family Concerns

On Saturday, May 2, host Karen Carter honors and celebrates mothers today. First, she meets Jessica Byrd, the founder of The Mom’s Club, who helps young mothers be the best moms they can be. Then, […]


Street Beat Host Rob Stone talks with Lori Blaker of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women and Sanctum House founder Edee Franklin about human trafficking. (credit: Brandon Patton/CW50)

Street Beat: Human Trafficking, Citizen Diplomacy, Bookstock

Rob Stone learns about the problem of human trafficking from Jane White, Director and Founder of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, and Lori Blaker, Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women.


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Street Beat: Earth Day, Rain And Weather

Karen Carter celebrates Earth Day by discussing conservation and ecological topics with area experts.


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