Weekly recap: New ethnic categories added to US Census; the pros and cons of land contracts and more
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1d ago
Today on "Created Equal," we share highlights from this week's episodes, including new race and ethnicity categories added to the U.S. Census; the pros and cons of buying a home on a land contract in Detroit; UAW organizing efforts in the South and more ..read more
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Will the UAW break the southern anti-union stronghold?
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by WDET
1d ago
Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. are voting whether to join the United Auto Workers union. If they vote to organize, the UAW will have made a significant step forward by unionizing workers in the south — something they’ve failed to accomplish twice before. Senior fellow at The Century Foundation Steven Greenhouse and Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez join the show to discuss the vote and what the autoworkers will likely do ..read more
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The pros and cons of buying a home on a land contract in Detroit
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by WDET
1d ago
Predatory land contracts targeted low-income Detroiters following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report published in the journal "Housing Policy Debate." The report's co-author, Josh Akers, joins Stephen Henderson to discuss ..read more
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Implications of the new 'MENA' category on the US Census
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by WDET
4d ago
Until now, Americans whose heritage is in the Middle East and North Africa have long been considered “white” by the U.S. Census. But beginning in 2030, they will have their own ethnic category. Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab American Institute, joins "Created Equal" to discuss the change and what it means to Americans in those communities ..read more
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Is the new ‘Hispanic or Latino’ census category good enough?  
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by WDET
4d ago
A new Hispanic or Latino category with six additional options to specify ethnicity was approved for the next census form by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA, joins "Created Equal" to discuss the new category, immigration and what it all could mean ..read more
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Kids need free play more than ever
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by WDET
1w ago
Active kids live better lives, so why is youth sports participation so low? Tom Farrey of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program and Dave Egner, President and CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation join to talk about the path forward for increasing free play ..read more
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Lawsuit claims local government buildings violate disability rights 
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by WDET
1w ago
A federal class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit, Wayne County, the state of Michigan and the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority is alleging that several government buildings lack accessibility for those with disabilities. Today on the show, we speak with Michael Bartnik, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the case, and Outlier Media reporter Laura Herberg, who recently profiled one of the plaintiffs ..read more
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What Beyoncé and Cowboy Carter tell us about the segregation of country music in America
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by WDET
1w ago
When Beyoncé released "Cowboy Carter" last month, the 22-song country album surprised and delighted music fans across genres, including pop, hip-hop and country. But what was so shocking about Beyoncé doing a country album in the first place? And what can we learn from the collective surprise and at times, indignation, that she would produce a country album? Music historian and journalist Dan Charnas joins the show to discuss ..read more
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Can tech regulation solve mental health issues? 
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by WDET
1w ago
Congress members in February collected enough signatures in the U.S. Senate to pass a bipartisan bill that would regulate social media use for kids, arguing the platforms could be bad for teen’s mental health. Danah Boyd, a Microsoft researcher and visiting professor at Georgetown, believes technology is not the real problem and that regulating social media could do more harm than good. Boyd joins "Created Equal" to explore how society has responded throughout history to new technologies and discuss why she believes the real problem isn’t our phone screens.    ..read more
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Weekly recap: Maternity care deserts; the complexity of migrant smuggling and more
Created Equal
by WDET
1w ago
Today on "Created Equal," we share highlights from this week's episodes, including a look into maternity care deserts and the loss of health care access for women; a new book from anthropologist Jason De León exploring the complicated practice of migrant smuggling; Detroit’s credit bump and more ..read more
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