Today@Wayne Podcast - Sharing the news from Wayne State with the world

Broadcast from the heart of Detroit, the Today@Wayne Podcast presents insightful interviews with Wayne State University administrators, faculty, staff and other experts about the news, research and issues that most impact our campus, our city and our country. Hosted by Darrell Dawsey, the podcast airs weekly.

In this episode:

In this installment, the T@W Podcast sits with Wayne State law professor Peter J. Hammer, also the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, to discuss the threat to voting rights — especially for African-Americans and other voters of color — posed by the increasing amount of voter restriction legislation in Michigan and nationally.

Episode notes:

One of the leading voices on the economic and social issues impacting Detroit, Peter Hammer joins the Today@Wayne Podcast for a powerful discussion about the growing number of voter restriction bills popping up around the country, including in Michigan, and the threat they pose to the future of voting rights for the most disenfranchised Americans.


Peter J. Hammer was named the A. Alfred Taubman Endowed Chair at Wayne State University Law School in fall 2018. Hammer has taught at Wayne Law since 2003 and is the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The Keith Center is dedicated to promoting the educational, economic and political empowerment of under-represented communities in urban areas and to ensuring that the phrase "equal justice under law" applies to all members of society.

Additional resources:

Peter Hammer’s biography

Information about the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights


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Wayne State University, in alliance with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, is part of Michigan’s University Research Corridor, responsible for $2.15 billion in research and development spending in fiscal year 2015. The URC is one of the nation’s top research clusters and the engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region, increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.

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