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Bo Schembechler in 1985
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Bo Schembechler's son says he was sexually abused by U of M serial predator Dr. Robert Anderson

The son of the legendary late University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler says he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson.

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In the summer of 1967 chaos broke out in the streets of Detroit. After five days of violence 43 were dead, thousands were injured and over 4000 people had been arrested.

This summer – forty years later – Michigan Radio takes an in-depth look at the deadliest riot of the 1960's. Why did the riots begin? What fueled them? And, have we ever really recovered?

Our documentary, "Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots" explores how the riots affected people, neighborhoods and even music. It explores questions such as: Whether it was truly a riot? Or, a rebellion? Is the "white-flight" that we see today in Detroit a consequence of the riots? Did the riots cripple the relationship between the state of Michigan and Detroit?

We also hear from Michigan Radio reporters as well as first-hand accounts of what it was like to be in Detroit during the riot.


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We want to hear from you. What’s getting you through this year? And what does that sound like?


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