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Join Digging Detroit host Pete Kalinski from Royal Oak's Boo's Music Bistro inside Mr. B's Restaurant as he welcomes two of the city's foremost fans and promoters of Detroit's legendary blues legacy--President of the Detroit Blues Society, Steve Soviak and Vice President Tom McNab.

It's first meeting in 1985 began a multi-decade of transformations to increase public interest in the Society. Large-scale events included a number of indoor and outdoor concerts and school workshops. Increased membership and a more organized approach allowed the Society to embark on special projects. Educational programs became more formalized and in 1996 the Scarab Club Educational/Blues Heritage Series began. Each event featured a theme based on some aspect of the Detroit blues tradition.

Pete, Steve and Tom discuss the non-profit's innovations including Blues in the Schools and the Blues Challenge as the group continues to dedicate itself to the preservation, education, and advancement of the blues tradition as it relates to the Metro-Detroit area. It has as its primary goals to promote a wider appreciation for the blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society.

More at Digging Detroit!

Host:  Pete Kalinski

Guests:  Steve Soviak, Tom McNab

Engineer/Producer:  Kevin Walsh, MMD Productions

Recorded:   April 28, 2016 at Boo’s Music Bistro (inside Mr. B’s in Royal Oak)

Direct download: MMD_Detroit_Blues_Society_July2016.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Tune in to our latest podcast, another Archivist's Roundup as we visit with four archivists and historians about Detroit's rich and varied Jewish history. The archivists share how they collect and preserve the stories of Detroit's Jewish community and also how they help connect today's generation with their heritage.

Host:  Pete Kalinski

Guests:  Aimee Ergas -Collections Archivist for Jewish Detroit at the Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State UniversityRobbie Terman - Director, Leonard N. Simmons Jewish Community Archives; Wendy Rose Bice - Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan; Jann Durecki - Archivist, The Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives at Temple Beth El

 

 

Direct download: MMD_ArchivistRoundup2_DiggingDetroit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

In this second of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro–each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history–ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

Check out more, including Part 1 at www.DiggingDetroit.com

Direct download: MMD_DiggingDetroit_MichiganHistoricalWomen_PartB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

In this first of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro--each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history--ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

Direct download: MMD_DiggingDetroit_MichiganHistoricalWomen_PartA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

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