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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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.”


Street Beat host Karen Carter finds out about organizations that help people with housing issues Ryan Hertz, the President and CEO of South Oakland Shelter, and Rita Fields, a former client and current board member of S.O.S. explain what the shelter does to help the  homeless.  
(credit: Sydney Bowden/CW50)

Street Beat: Housing Issues

On Saturday, July 18th, Street Beat host Karen Carter finds out about organizations that help people with housing issues.


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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