“Big up to everybody in Detroit that’s making an impact or trying to make an impact, even the ones we don’t see.”– Larry Austin 


From the sidewalk to the local grocery store everyday people in Detroit create opportunities for us to witness the extraordinary transformation in our societies built by those who just do… accolades, titles & awards don't drive these people… their vision is a society where service is the norm and creating space for others to thrive is the only reward that counts. 

Featuring the voices of: Matthew Naimi, Michele Marie Oberholtzer, Efe Bes, Bernita Williams Bradley, Dr. Truman Hudson, Mark Wallace, Noura Ballout & Larry Austin. 

All sound recordings were created in the City of Detroit during the production of the limited edition book i.Detroit – a Human Atlas of an American City, available here. ISBN 978-1-9163668-0-0. 


The Intersections podcast honors the lives and voices of the 100 Detroiters, listed below, who were nominated by their peers to be included in i.Detroit, whose trust, love and participation created this work.


Dedicated to Detroit artist and visionary Charles McGee (1924 – 2021)

Producer: LaToya Cross

Narrator: jessica Care moore

Music: Marcus Elliot, Efe Bes & Brian Eno

Funding President: Rip Rapson

Funding Partner: Wendy Jackson

Executive Producer: Mark Davidoff 

Recordings in Detroit: Joe Briggs–Price

Sound Design: Sarah Myles

Podcast Director: Matt Hill

Design Director: Jim Sutherland

Human Atlas Producer: Camila Pastorelli 

Human Atlas Creator:  Marcus Lyon

Support for Intersections and the Human Atlas comes from The Kresge Foundation – working to expand opportunities in America’s Cities through grantmaking and social investing. For more information go to kresge.org


The 100 i.Detroiters are:  Dannah Wilson, Hanan Ali Yahya, Viranel Clerard, Zina Davis, Rashida Tlaib, Ambra Redrick, Natasha T. Miller, Aurelio G. Dorris-Bey, Khali Sweeney, Dwan Dandridge, ShaCha Geronimo ,Veronika Scott, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, Pashon Murray, Aaron Foley, Michele Oberholtzer, LaKeisha Florence, Mark Wallace, Scott Hocking, Chris Lambert, Chazz Miller, Misha Stallworth, Noah Stephens, Tiffany Brown, Bernita Williams-Bradley, Marcus Elliot, Larry Austin, Matthew Naimi, Chase L. Cantrell, Shamayim ‘SHU’ Harris, Zsa Zsa Hubbard, Shannon Smith, Amy Good, Lauren Hood, Kirk Mayes, John J. George, James Feagin, Pamela Esshaki, Satori Shakoor, Cheryl P. Johnson, Efe Bes, Mikel Bresee, Dr. Truman Hudson Jr., Marsha Battle Philpot / Marsha Music, Monica Lewis-Patrick, Jamon Jordan, Larry ‘Gabe’ Gabriel, Gary Wozniak, jessica Care moore, Pamela Good, Maria Anita Salinas, Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Rivera, Alice Thompson, Carlos Nielbock, Dan Carmody, Anthony Benavides, Suzy Villarreal-Garza, Omar Hernandez, Martin Manna, Virgil ‘Al’ Taylor, Denise Smith, Jerry Hebron, Rev. Larry L. Simmons, George N'Namdi, Carmen N'Namdi, Penny Bailer, Nora Chapa Mendoza, Crystal Bernard, Phillis Judkins, Martin Herman, Shirley Burch, Charles McGee, Lisa Johanon, Abdul ‘Duke’ Kareem Fakir, Lashinda Stair, Giizhigad / Christy Bieber, Adnan Charara, Rochelle Riley, Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, Elijah Craft, Derrick May, Terrence West, Noura Ballout, Cornelius A. Wilson, Fatou–Seydi S. Sarr, Shanel Adams, Arielle Johnson, Mary A. ‘Lisa’ Franklin, Jason Wilson, Shaffwan Ahmed, Eric L. Miller, Deborah Love-Peel, Sandra Turner-Handy, James W. Ribbron, Bryan C. Barnhill II, David Massenberg Sr., Consuela Francesca Barber–Lopez, Char'ly Renee Snow, Mayowa ‘Lisa’ Reynolds / Mama Mayowa & Olivia Janise Danielle Wheat.


© Marcus Lyon 2023


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