The Death of Detroit’s Electric Streetcars

Detroit streetcar

Craig Farrand, Zondits guest, 8/23/2022 Before there were personal electric vehicles (EVs) there were electric streetcars. In Detroit, the first electric streetcars went into service in 1886 — 10 years before Henry Ford took his first trial run in a small, four-wheeled vehicle he called a “Quadricycle,” and long before Detroit became the “Motor City” … Read more

Redefining Earth Day for All Socio-Economic Groups

Earth Day

The recognition of April 22nd as “Earth Day” does not resonate with the vast majority of metro Detroiters. That’s because it seems like a day dedicated to suburban recycle bins and counterculture energy activists, neither of which reflect the everyday struggles of low-income families across the region.