Activist Peter Werbe to hold livestream events to promote his new book, 'Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel'
click to enlarge Leni SinclairPeter Werbe, left, along with Deana Clamage and Leon Linderman, looking out windows of the Detroit Committee to End the War in Vietnam broken by Breakthrough, a right-wing, violent group. This week's Metro Times cover story is an excerpt from, a new book by Peter Werbe set in the tumultuous summer of 1967 thatsenior editor Michael Jackman called "a people's history and radical folklore of Detroit. "Werbe would know, as a longtime Detroit political activist, a retired WRIF talk show host, and member of themagazine editorial group. Tickets are free or $20 with a copy of the book.Werbe will also speak with journalist Harvey Ovshinsky at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 in an online panel hosted by The Book Beat . Tickets are free.is available now from Black & Red Booksmetrotimes.com
Celebrate MLK Day by reading up on his writings
Source Booksellers in the Midtown district of Detroit is here to help you celebrate MLK Day with book suggestions for the young and old. Jason Carr got the chance to chat with the store’s owner, Janet Jones, and her daughter Alyson Jones-Turner about their reading recommendations. The first book they recommended to anyone looking to celebrate MLK Day was Strength To Love, a collection of his writings. They also got the chance to talk about the store’s virtual storytelling program, where young readers can tune in online to have stories read to them. To celebrate the holiday today, the group read Malcolm Mitchell’s book, My Favorite Book In The Whole Wide World.
Flashpoint 5/17/20: Local business owners weigh in on reopening Michigans economy
Published: May 15, 2020, 10:16 am Updated: May 17, 2020, 11:53 amDETROIT The coronavirus battle becomes a stoplight -- what do you see? What kind of testing do we need to get a real read on where the virus is? Segment One:Joshua Petrie, research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Segment Two:Peacock Room and Frida owner Rachel Lutz; Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers and Bill Golden, owner of Golden Shoes. Segment Three:Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this weeks episode.