July 25, 2018

Need help learning more about who’s running for governor?

WDET-FM, Detroit public radio and a community service of Wayne State University, is part of an innovative reporting project to help voters make up their minds about the governor’s candidates.

As a member of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, a consortium of non-profit media supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, WDET participated with five other news outlets in hour-long interviews with the Democratic and Republican candidates. (Bill Schuette chose not to participate.)

Reporters asked a wide range of questions about education, the Great Lakes, government transparency, roads, transit, infrastructure, immigration, tax policy and more. Detroit Public Television hosted the taping and edited the interviews.

All of the work, including videos and transcripts, is available at wdet.org/elections or here, and WDET will continue to post work until the Aug. 7 primary.