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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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Melissa Covell of Child Safe and Tammy Gabourie from the Judson Center discuss foster care children with Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Street Beat: Foster Care

Lisa Germani looks at the need for more foster families.


Kristian Hurley from the American Heart Assn and Dr. Earlexia Norwood from Henry Ford Health System discuss stroke in African Americans with Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Matt Christopherson/CW50)

Street Beat: Heart Health

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Street Beat host Amyre Makupson takes an in depth look at heart health. First, Kristian Hurley, the Multi-Cultural Initiatives Regional Director for the American Heart Association, and Dr. Earlexia Norwood […]



Female Race Car Driver Living her Dream

In the male-dominated world of race car driving, Clarity Newhouse is taking a turn and living her dream racing around the track. This local female race car driver spends weekends zooming around at Flat Rock […]


Attorney Mike Morse and Marcus Davenport, the Principal of Edison Elementary School, discuss Morris’ backpack giveaway for over 22,000 elementary students in Detroit Public Schools with Street Beat host Karen Carter. (credit: Ken Bryant Jr./CW50)

Street Beat: Back To School

Street Beat host Karen Carter finds out what parents need to know to get their children ready to go back to school.


Nicole Urban, the Program Manager from Macomb County Community Services Agency’s Office of Senior Services, and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson discuss how to keep seniors active and involved. (credit: Ken Bryant Jr./CW50)

Street Beat: Active Aging

Amyre Makupson meets people who are inspiring active aging.



Local Broadcast Legend Shares Advice For Young Journalists

With an outstanding career in broadcast news, this award-winning journalist is no stranger to the camera. Amyre Makupson is a well know Detroit broadcaster. Throughout her 27-year career, Makupson had the chance to get to know so many people and report on many stories about the city of Detroit.


Street Beat host Karen Carter talks about the issue of post-traumatic stress syndrome in law enforcement with Dr. David Rosenberg, the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, and Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.  (credit: Kenneth Bryant, Jr. /CW50)

Street Beat: Breaking Barriers to Employment

Street Beat host Karen Carter talks about breaking barriers to employment.


Ron Scott, founder of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, and Sam Jones, a member of Peace Zones For Life, talk to Street Beat host Amyre Makupson about preventing violence in the city. (credit: CW50)

Street Beat: Racism And Youth Violence

Street Beat host Amyre Makupson is joined by Detroit area experts to discuss racism and youth violence and how it can be prevented.


From left to right Tom Constand, Dr. Charles Seigerman, Naveed Syed, Dr. Carmen McIntyre, Andrea Cole, Street Beat host Lisa Germani (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Street Beat: Mental Illness and Brain Injury

Host Lisa Germani learns about mental health issues from Flinn Foundation Executive Director and CEO Andrea Cole.


Street Beat host Karen Carter talks to Brent Wirth and Helena Kelly of Easter Seals Michigan about LUNA, a program that helps children with trauma. (credit: Ken Bryant/CW50)

Street Beat: Easter Seals, North Star Reach And Big Brothers Big Sisters

Street Beat host Karen Carter finds out about non-profit groups who are “all about the kids.”


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