Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Whole Foods in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-whole-foods-detroit <p>This morning, ground was broken for a new Whole Foods Market in Detroit -- and plenty of people are excited about it.</p><p>Detroit is commonly said to be&nbsp;underserved in terms of supermarkets, and has even been called a &ldquo;food&nbsp;desert,&rdquo; because of its perceived lack of stores selling things like fresh local produce.&nbsp; Whole Foods bills itself as the world&rsquo;s largest natural&nbsp;and organic food chain, and they&rsquo;ve never had a store in the&nbsp;city.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:02:41 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7456 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Whole Foods in Detroit Detroit's Chaldean community fears for Middle East Christians http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-chaldean-community-fears-middle-east-christians <p>The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Arab Spring revolutions have meant <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1224/As-Christmas-arrives-crisis-for-Mideast-Christians">a year of anxiety for Metro Detroit&rsquo;s Arab Christian community</a>.</p><p>Most members of that community are Chaldean, mostly Iraqi Catholics. Southeast Michigan is home to the largest Chaldean population outside Iraq.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 02:01:28 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5607 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's Chaldean community fears for Middle East Christians