As part of the continued and much needed conversation about the state of Detroit 50 years following the 1967 uprising, Eli Newman with WDET invited me to share my research with him for a short segment on the city’s thriving though largely invisible informal economy.  I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of my experiences I’ve had with dozens of men and women and families and small businesses over the past three years in one of Detroit’s neighborhoods. This dialogue continues to bring attention to neighborhoods that continue to struggle both economically and socially.

The link can be found here.