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.

Deb Davis (& Seymour)
Community Outreach Manager (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Life Changing Hero Dogs

Street Beat host Karen Carter looks at a variety of dogs that have been trained in special ways to be heroes and life changing companions.


Richard Hathaway & Eric Sabree (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Detroit is bracing for a flood of tax foreclosures. Get expert advice on what will help homeowners avoid losing their homes.


Kim Trent & Darci McConnell (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Detroit Rape Kits Tested

Host Lisa Germani talks with Kim Trent, the president of the African American 490 Challenge of Enough SAID and Darci Mc Connell, President & CEO of Mc Connell Communications about the thousands of untested rape kits found in a Detroit Police Department storage unit.


Alyse Wesorick, & Kevin Kelco (credit: Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: 2016 NAIAS Charity Preview

It’s the largest single night fundraiser in the world and Host Karen Carter discusses how local charities are benefiting from the Charity Preview of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.


Dawud Walid, Osama Siblani, Nabih Ayad and Lisa Germani (credit:  Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Islamophobia In Detroit

Host Lisa Germani looks at Islamophobia and the effect it’s having on Metro Detroit.


Jim Tuman National Youth Speaker (credit:  Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat: Jimmy’s Kids, swAg, The HIV Pill And WGPR

Amyre Makupson, talks with 74 year old Jim Tuman about his Jimmy’s Kids program that mentors youth and helps them feel, safe, valued and loved. It also helps prevent teenage suicide.


Uda Shallop, Widow
Evan Mountain, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bloomfield Hills (credit:  Derek Fawaz/CW50)

Street Beat Preview: Dealing With Personal Loss, Organ Donation, ‘Bianca: Who Did This To You?’

Street Beat host, Amyre Makupson, looks at how Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Hills is helping widows heal from the hurt of losing a loved one.



Street Beat: Rob Stone Dancing With The Stars

Street Beat host Rob Stone takes a closer look at the Millennial generation and some the challenges they’re facing this election year.


Marty Bieganowski
CAP, Inc.  –Child Abuse Prevention, Inc. (credit: CW50)

Street Beat: Overlooked Concerns

Street Beat host Amyre Makupson looks at four concerns that often get overlooked, child abuse, plant based nutrition, homes for autistic children and harmful posts on the Internet.


Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw (credit: CW50)

Street Beat: Homeland Security

Street Beat host Karen Carter looks at homeland security and the role it’s playing to keep us safe. Street Beat guests are Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw and Theodore Quisenberry, manager of the Oakland County Homeland Security Division.


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