Craig Fahle

Host of WDET's Detroit Today

Craig Fahle appears in the following:

America: War Weary & Wary of Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

President Barack Obama has invited a national debate over American intervention in Syria. To get a sense of how Americans across the nation feel, The Takeaway welcomes three guests for a roundtable discussion: Ben Philpott, host of Agenda Texas for KUT in Austin; Craig Fahle, host of The Craig Fahle Show on WDET in Detroit; and Ben Allen, a reporter for KOSU Radio in Oklahoma City.

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Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, But City Residents Remain Resilient

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that the city of Detroit would be filing for bankruptcy today. This bankruptcy petition would seek to protect the Motor City from creditors who are owed over $18 billion dollars. While the city government may be going bankrupt, Detroit residents are picking up the slack. The Takeaway talks with Craig Fahle, Host of WDET's the Craig Fahle Show and Amy Peterson, a Detroit resident who won a local competition that supports creative local projects aimed at social change.

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Summer Of '93: The Detroit Music Scene, 20 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Craig Fahle of WDET reflects on Detroit's music scene 20 years ago. Plus, he describes what it's like to work in a Detroit record store in the early '90s.


Summer Of '93: Detroit's Music Scene; !!! In The Studio; More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Soundcheck continues its look back 20 years ago with music writer Maura Johnston, who shares a few of her favorite album picks from the summer of 1993 including alternative rock albums by Smashing Pumpkins and PJ Harvey. And !!! performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

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The State of the Union in Seattle, Detroit, and Phoenix

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We continue now with our on-the-ground look at the state of something other than the union President Obama will talk about tonight in his State of the Union Speech. Austin Jenkins, is a statehouse reporter for the Northwest News Network and KUOW in Seattle. Craig Fahle is the host of the The Craig Fahle Show at WDET in Detroit. And Peter O'Dowd is the news director for Fronteras and KJZZ in Phoenix.

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Convention Night Call-In: DNC Wednesday

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Each evening during the conventions, Brian Lehrer hosts a convention call-in from 7-8pm, from WNYC in New York and around the country on the "(Mostly) Swing-State Radio Network". Get analysis of the convention, previews of that evening's speeches, and a chance to talk with public radio listeners in swing states around the country.

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Detroit Mayor Hospitalized as City Nears Bankruptcy

Monday, March 26, 2012

The auto industry may be on its way back, but Detroit is close to bankruptcy. But as the city's fate hangs in the balance, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is recovering from major surgery, and is out of commission for at least several days. Joining us for more on Detroit is Craig Fahle, host of The Craig Fahle Show on WDET.

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How US Cities are Reacting to the Debt Crisis

Monday, August 01, 2011

The nation's debt crisis has all eyes on the politicians on Capitol Hill. But we wanted to know how the debt crisis is playing out in different cities across the country — what local fears and concerns are, and what people have to say about what's happening in the District of Columbia. We headed to Denver, Colo., Detroit, Mich., and Miami, Fla. to hear what people have to say about the current debt crisis.

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Changing the Narrative: What's the Best Way to Represent Detroit?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


What are current outside perceptions of Detroit, and what can residents realistically do to alter these? Is it in the city’s interest to project an image of Detroit as a “blank canvas” or a place of “endless possibility"? Or is it preferable to present the city as a major metropolitan area with traditional opportunities, despite apparent problems? 

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The Rise of Extremism in the US

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The FBI arrested nine members of a group called Hutaree this past weekend. According to officials, the group planned to wage an all-out war to bring down the U.S. government.  Authorities said Hutaree's initial plan was to kill a law enforcement official and then plant IEDs to kill more officials who attended the funeral. If you're thinking this is a militant Islamist group, you're dead wrong: Hutaree is a Christian militia group based in Michigan. Hutaree's philosophy, stated on their website, reads, in part, that they are "preparing for the end time battles."

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Deep Cuts: School Program Cuts in Michigan

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hundreds gathered at Michigan’s state capitol in Lansing, Mich., yesterday to protest budget cuts to school programs. To help explain what's going on right now in Michigan, we're joined by Craig Fahle from WDET in Detroit, where he hosts the talk show “Detroit Today.” Also with us is Casey Christensen, a first-grade teacher in Roseville, Mich. It's part of our week-long series on the impact of state budget cuts.

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FBI Reaches Out to Imams After Deadly Detroit Raid

Friday, October 30, 2009

The FBI is reaching out to local imams and community leaders in Detroit after the leader of a radical Islamic group was killed in an FBI raid late Wednesday night. We discuss local reactions and the charges filed against others targeted in the raid with Craig Fahle, host of WDET's Detroit Today, and Victor Begg, chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan.

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Motor City Hosts a Health Care Town Hall

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WDET hosted a town hall meeting in Detroit yesterday to discuss (what else?) health care reform. Craig Fahle, host of WDET's Detroit Today, moderated the meeting; he joins us with a recap of a refreshingly civil and informative discussion.