By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker
Few journalists and news organizations are willing to tackle the complex issues of race and poverty in a city trying to rebrand itself as the “New Detroit.”
One of the rare exceptions is Bankole Thompson, a Detroit News columnist and radio host, who has dedicated his journalism career to raising vital questions about society’s role in addressing injustices, diversity and government malfeasance.
Beginning Friday at noon, the veteran journalist will begin hosting his popular “Redline with Bankole Thompson” on Detroit Superstation 910AM. Thompson just wrapped up a year of hosting his popular show on WDET, where he featured engaging guests for a roundtable discussion about issues largely ignored by the local media.
I will be on the show at 12:45 p.m.
Redline will air every week from noon to 2 p.m. on 910 AM.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.