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Today we talk with the author of “Detroit Tiki: A History of Polynesian Palaces and Tropical Cocktails.” The Motor City has a big history in the genre, and we get into it ahead of the release of Renee Tadey's new book on Arcadia Press. Consider buying or pre-ordering from your local bookseller. Here's an Amazon link if that's your jam: https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Tiki-Polynesian-Tropical-Cocktails/dp/1467145327/ref=asc_df_1467145327/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564687260077&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7517853044401258978&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016921&hvtargid=pla-1595485745000&psc=1 Also, if this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts. We're sharing what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit each and every weekday.
On the heels of $824 million in state incentives being handed out today for battery plants in Michigan, I figured it was the right time to share my recent conversation with John Mozena. He heads up the Center for Economic Accountability, and is a watchdog around the tax and other incentives handed out by governments locally, statewide, and across the United States. In his view, they don't make that much difference where a business locates but do tend to make politicians look good at the public's expense. But the price of an effective argument is a solution. And that solution might just be investing in the things that actually make our cities and states attractive to live in and stay, instead of band-aiding issues by tossing money out the door. Whether you agree with John or not, I think this episode will make you put your thinking cap on. It reminded me that there are plenty of ways people of good intention but with different ideas can work together to make things better. Of course, if you have feedback - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot com or voicemail 313-789-3211. Of course, we're powered by our supporters. It really does make a huge difference in keeping this content free for everyone. One time support: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit Become a Patreon member: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit Or get in touch at the email above to sponsor our email and newsletter. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
Fletcher Sharpe runs down the latest signings, and we discuss possible rivals and expectations of Detroit City FC as the clock counts down to the regular season. Of course, if you have feedback - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot com or voicemail 313-789-3211. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts. You can support us in three ways that make a huge difference: For a one-time or occasional thing buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit Thanks to our awesome members: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit Or you can get in touch at the email above to sponsor our podcast and newsletter.
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Big show today. Chase Cantrell from Building Community Value is on. 01:21 - First, we talk about his project at Prairie and Six Mile (McNichols), including a new brewery and more. Chase also penned a very interesting piece in The Dig about what faces embody Detroit development: https://mailchi.mp/outliermedia.org/high-costs-for-small-scale-rehabbers-in-detroit 07:42 Landlords are selling their properties in Detroit in a pretty big way as they leave the city. A recent article says that listings are up 24% in the city of Detroit, where the rest of the region that's not the case. We discuss this trend that Chase has seen for awhile. Background reading: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-estate/home-listings-detroit-are-landlords-decide-sell 10:00 Will this shift mean that we need more affordable housing as renters may lose their homes? Key in the city is that more than half of single family homes are rentals. 10:28 Chase thinks Detroit needs a single family housing strategy 12:02 Could this help with the regional housing shortage when it comes to homes to buy? 14:46 The Detroit Land Bank has changed leadership. Also, it would be very difficult to unwind the Land Bank 16:02 Chase highlights some transparency problems 16:47 What might happen next 18:19 Are there reforms that could be made? 21:10 We discuss the new Lee Plaza deal 26:48 Ex Detroit city councilman Andre Spivey has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting bribes We have a new thing. We've heard the feedback some would like support us on a one-time or occasional basis, as well as our Patreon membership program. So we started this: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit Of course, if you have feedback - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot com or voicemail 313-789-3211. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
On today's show, three sports-related discussions with Fletcher Sharpe. 00:14 - We run down the USL signings for Detroit City FC since we last talked. Abdoulaye Diop, Pato Botello-Faz, Maxi Rodriguez and Rhys Williams. 08:42 - Bol Bol turns out to be a trade that goes back as he failed a health check by the Pistons, and we learn that Bol is going to have foot surgery knocking him out for the rest of the season. 11:18 - And finally, something fun. Should there have been a Tigers/Lions stadium built on the Detroit riverfront just west of Cobo? There's a difference in opinions. Dome or no dome? Here's a link to the renderings from 50 years ago. https://twitter.com/DetTiger50/status/1481402506861285381 A reminder that Fletcher is scheduled to appear on the Wrong Side of the Pond soccer podcast this week: https://wrongsideofthepond.com/ Of course, if you have feedback - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot com or voicemail 313-789-3211. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
For our fun Friday episode, Jason LaValla isn't standing still with the success of Casamara Club. Turns out leisure soda is a thing and people are looking for tasty, non-alcholic drinks to try. Whether they're subbing out booze once in a while, or for good, but still want to have an interesting thing to drink to discuss and enjoy. Casamara Club is rolling out two new flavors: Fora and Isla. Fora is a red drink, with Strawberry and other notes. Isla is a complex and mild ginger drink. https://www.casamaraclub.com/ Although we're neighbors, this is first time since the pandemic we've caught up with Jason on the air. If you remember that episode — well, you're one of our very long time listeners. And thank you. Of course, if you have feedback - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot com or voicemail 313-789-3211. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
Devon O'Reilly joins the podcast for his weekly segment, a day early — with Hot Toddys in hand. On your Daily Detroit: 01:41 - Woodward in Ferndale and Pleasant ridge is narrowing to make the area more people-friendly. It's set off a ton of discussion online, but we foreshadowed this move last week. Crossing Woodward as a pedestrian is like crossing as many lanes as a freeway at Nine mile. But some people don't want to add 30 seconds to their commute. Background: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2022/01/12/dream-cruise-birthplace-woodward-lose-lanes-bikes-walkers/9177803002/ 06:36 - The Under Armour store in downtown Detroit is closing. We talk about why Devon's not too worried about it; Jer spills some tea on a lead he has that retail on Woodward may get a new tenant. What kind? 09:06 - Roast is closing permanently. We discuss the impact of the restaurant, but also how diners may have moved forward. Great Lakes Coffee in Midtown Detroit is closed temporarily due to COVID after employees went to the media to talk about how management is handling the situation. 11:19 - SuperCrisp is opening on Cass just south of Woodward on the Wayne State campus. This could be a great fit as it's Japanese-American fast casual. The menu looks tasty. 12:58 - Eastern Market is getting a gourmet grocery story and Jewish deli 13:52 - The Detroit Historial Museum and the Charles H. Wright are gearing up for millage campaigns if a new law passes. But what's notable about mentioning this early? They don't plan to include Macomb County. Jer sees a growing rift between Macomb and the duo of Oakland and Wayne, and a way forward to get things done since Macomb as a whole doesn't always seem interested in playing ball. Not only did those organizations see it in their patron and supporter data, but we see it in ours. Background reading on the original story: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/nonprofit/detroit-historical-wright-museums-plan-seek-operating-millage-wayne-oakland-counties 16:39 The Robocop statue is done! It left the artist's facility and you can go to Instagram to see the pictures. But unanswered.. where should it go? We throw out a couple ideas. What are yours? dailydetroit - at- gmail - dot - com. Or leave a voicemail. 313-789-3211 Here are photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CYpCCaxvNYk/ If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
Today we talk about the winners of the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the year. Ford showed well, and so did vehicles that are about value for money. Plus, the NAIAS (or the Detroit auto show) has a new date in mid-September. What could be done to make this auto show even more of an experience? Maybe a festival? Me and Eric Trytko come up with ideas. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you download podcasts.
Fletcher Sharpe gives his takes on DCFC's signings of Stephen Carroll, Connor Rutz, and it's the end of the line for Roddy Green as part of the rouge and gold. The Pistons sign Bol Bol. And we get into the changes the Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) deals will bring for college football and some Harbaugh speculation. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you download shows. And if you have ideas for a bad (but amazing) local tv commercial idea for us, get in touch.
You might know Dylan Lemay as that talented ice cream guy with more than 11 million followers on TikTok. But did you know he's from right here in Metro Detroit, and is about to take a big step forward with a new thing? On your Daily Detroit, we're catching Dylan's story and maybe some delicious tips and treats along the way. If this is your first time meeting the show, don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you download shows.
Episode 900! W00t! As we do on our Friday episodes, we open talking about our cocktail for the show. Jer has the Showshoe Grog, and Devon has a quintessentially Detroit drink, the Hummer (he prefers London Chop over the Bayview version; Jer disagrees). 03:42 We discuss the new Detroit Police Department stats for 2021. Some of it is a bit encouraging, especially around speeding and drifitng. 08:54 An opinionated discussion on the heels of learning that the Woodward Loop around Downtown Pontiac is going to be deleted. Here's the original article from earlier this week: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2022/01/02/state-unwind-woodward-loop-pontiac-leaders-say-strangles-city/9057673002/ 13:10 Jer went out to Michigan's first BonChon in Farmington Hills. What were his throughts? 15:56 Slow's gets Doordash in Westland and surrounding area. We talk about ghost kitchens, and that leads us into..... (original story: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/dining/2022/01/06/slows-offers-delivery-service-west-side-suburbs-via-doordash/9118079002/) 17:27 Devon introduces us to Noah's Smokehouse in West Dearborn. No pork, but everything else. Looks tasty. Thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Reminder, we have a newsletter: https://dailydetroit.substack.com/ Thanks for listening! Next week on the show: Dylan Lemay, the ice cream TikTok star. Plus, we'll get into a new program for drinking water quality. And, the first two regular season opponents of Detroit City FC have been announced. Fletcher Sharpe will be on duty to help sort through what's ahead.
Eric Trytko joins us to run down some automotive news. The Silverado EV has been revealed. He has some initial thoughts, plus we talk about GM's electric lineup. Chrysler / Stellantis reveal the Airflow concept. Harkening back to a name from the 1930s, the vehicle is trying to make a splash in EV. And, will American car buyers go for a more European style of buying a car? Meaning, would you be willing to wait a few weeks to get exactly what you want, instead of driving off the dealer lot the same day?
On today's show: 00:43 Peter Szatmary from Lake Superior State University joins us to talk about their annual banished words list. Do you use some of these? I know I do: https://www.lssu.edu/traditions/banishedwords/ 11:00 Thanks to Fusion Marketing for sponsoring today's episode of Daily Detroit. https://tryfusionmarketing.com/ 11:30 Congressional district changes mean that lots of incumbents need to find new places to run, or will have to primary. Rashida Tlaib is going to run in a far less progressive 12th District that now includes Livonia and Westland; Shri Thanedar is looking at running in the 12th that's more moderate with the addition of the Grosse Pointes and lots of downriver; Plus, an Oakland County fight between two Democratic incumbents. And Brenda Lawrence just isn't gonna run in 2022. 13:20 A related issue is the question of state and other districts in Detroit and how they were drawn. A lawsuit has been filed by some Detroit elected officials and others that the new districts don't represent the city well. But some aren't buying that argument. Crossing political lines over 8 Mile is always going to be controversial in this region, and so is the trend of African Americans leaving the city to the suburbs, changing demographics everywhere. 16:12 COVID-19 cases are astronomical in Michigan. The city of Detroit is ramping up testing, and we share how to make an appointment. 17:04 A couple stories about Detroit City Council. There's a new president, Mary Sheffield; and pro tem, James Tate. Plus, some listeners have been finding some council agendas and supporting documents missing. Well, that's because the council changed vendors and at the end of the term the service was switched off in favor of a new one. We have details on the rollout, when, and if you're going to be able to access older docs online. Thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Also check out our newsletter: https://dailydetroit.substack.com/
Today: COVID infections soar in the city and region. Detroit's test positivity rate is now 40%, and cases regionally are higher than they've ever been. Shianne Nocerini shares about restaurant news around town including a new name for a popular Birmingham restaurant; a new CB2 is coming to the region; HopCat is opening back up in Royal Oak; and a number of restaurants in the city are closed temporarily for time off or remodeling. Be sure to call ahead or check the social media of your favorite place before you go. hanks to our newest member, Kevin. You can join him at http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Also our newsletter is https://dailydetroit.substack.com/
Today we finish our local bowl coverage. Whether it's looking at Central Michigan University's success, MSU's win or U of M's hard loss, Fletcher Sharpe has you covered. We get into some other topics like setting the expectations on where the Big Ten is competitively vs. the SEC; and the concept of some fans feeling like they own players. Then, Detroit City FC. They're the only USL Championship team to not make some signing news up to now, and they need to get moving ahead of the season starting in March. Plus, we get into the changes to the USL Championship schedule that mean more teams from out west - and some old rivalries - will come back to town. If you have Detroit City FC questions for Fletcher in the offseason, get in touch - dailydetroit at gmail dot com. Thanks to our Patreon members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Our full team comes back tomorrow, and we're looking forward to it. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter for top stories and headlines in your inbox: https://dailydetroit.substack.com/
On a bonus show, Fletcher Sharpe wraps up the Quick Lane Bowl we were at on Monday plus previews the Central Michigan's move to the Arizona Bowl; MSU; and Michigan's College Football Playoff game against Georgia. This is a bonus because this is only the second time all of Michigan's top division football schools have been in bowl games. Kind of notable and worth talking about. We'll be back on the air with regular shows and sending out regular newsletters next week. If you didn't know we have a newsletter, go here: https://dailydetroit.substack.com/ Thank you for support and see you in 2022!
Big show for you today. MDHSS says avoid emergency rooms unless it's life-threatening. We very quickly discuss. Devon tried three new places this week. The Statler, The Lobster Pot, and Dave's Hot Chicken. What were his thoughts? Then we both talk about our trending predictions, such as they are, for dining and going out in 2022. And, we share our favorite restaurants that we end up going to more than we write or talk about on the show. Whether we have good memories with them, or, as it's the holidays, give us a taste of home.
Today's show is in three parts: First, Rene Palileo from the Ford Foundation joins us to talk about a new autonomous shuttle that's doing food delivery for seniors in Detroit. Second, Fletcher Sharpe is in to talk about Omicron and the impact on sports. It clearly is better at breakthrough infections, and that's having an impact on games. Plus, the province of Ontario is going to half-capacity at venues and the rest of Canada is expected to follow suit. Could we see that here? Third, we do an in-depth preview of Saturday's Lending Tree Bowl between the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the Liberty Flames. Because why not celebrate Michigan team's success, especially those so close in Ypsilanti.
Our conversation today is with Robert McCann, he's the Executive Director of the K-12 Alliance of Michigan, serving many public school districts in Metro Detroit. Yes, the city of Detroit gets a lot of attention, but the reality is the entire region and state are facing some serious headwinds when it comes to schools and education. And any parent knows that the last year and a half has been anything but ordinary. Some of the topics we hit on: What's ahead for 2022? Why are we in the spot we're in, with teachers and staff in short supply? What impact, and opportunity, does the COVID-19 pandemic present education in Michigan? What decisions were made to get here? And then, of course, some possible solutions including how you can get involved to make change. The K-12 Alliance online: https://www.k12michigan.org/ Report referenced in the conversation: https://www.fundmischools.org/ Did you know we have a newsletter? Per listener request, we're sending it out more often. Check it out here, it's free to sign up: https://dailydetroit.substack.com/
Today's show is mostly focused on development and covers four things: The University of Michigan has announced their plans for their Detroit Innovation Center. We discuss. Also in Maize and Blue news, the Rackham Memorial Education center is getting a facelift, an under appreciated architectural jewel (at least on the outside). It'll mean the university consolidates their footprint. The Lexus Velodrome has deflated. And finally, Linda Little who heads up the Neighborhood Service Organizations joins us to talk about their new healthy housing center that's going in to support homeless people who need a place to recover after a hospital visit or procedure. Devon O'Reilly joined us for a special Monday pod since he had to dip out on Friday. He'll be back on Friday, too.
Khary Frazier is the founder of the (now) non-profit community group Detroit is Different and he's our feature conversation today. Started in 2014 and based on Clements street on Detroit's West Side, Detroit is Different - and Khary, the engine behind it - has been on the ground making things happen. This year he had a successful “A Lot of Studio” project, but as anyone who has actually done things knows, the groundwork for success was laid over a long time. Whether it's in media, local agriculture, or myriad other ways, Khary is not only bringing the community together, but showing one way grassroots projects can take hold. More: https://detroitisdifferent.com/
There has been a lot of investment energy around hotels, meeting spaces, restaurants, convention facilities and more in Detroit before the pandemic hit. So as we're still in it and emerge from it, what are the trends we're seeing in business and leisure travel? Will we need to adjust our plans? Morning Consult Travel and leisure analyst Lindsay Roeschke joins me to talk about two recent surveys and what's ahead. More reading: https://morningconsult.com/2021/11/18/business-travel-return-normal-pandemic/ https://morningconsult.com/2021/12/02/holiday-travel-spending/
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation just announced a huge infusion of resources in Detroit's arts and culture scene. $200 million, and endowments to ensure 11 organizations future - as well as opportunities for smaller organizations. Our feature conversation is with Justin Remington from The Remington Group joins me to help sort it all out. What it means and why it matters. Then some stories to know around town: An update on *waves arms at all the Oakland County schools that closed today* Michigan's getting another COVID-19 response team and there's new data on vaccinated vs. unvaccinated in hospitals. And finally, the beautifully simple and retro Water Winter Wonderland license plate is back. Thanks to our supporters on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
Today: The 15-year old suspect in the Oxford High School shooting is named and charged. There are also more details about what happened before and during the terrible incident Tuesday. Author Kristin Meekhof joins us to talk about how to deal with trauma and warning signs with kids, as well as some tips for yourself. You can find out more about her here: https://www.kristinmeekhof.com/ Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index gives Detroit and Ferndale high marks, along with a couple other Michigan cities. But some local municipalities don't do as well. And the Winterblast is not happening in the city of Detroit in 2022. But it might happen somewhere else in southeast Michigan next year. If you don't already, don't forget to follow us on your podcast app of choice. Thanks to our supporters on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
Today's show is shorter than most, but I figured with the topic we needed to cover the main thing and then a couple quick things around town. The shooting that has as of this recording left three teenagers dead, 8 wounded (including a teacher) has rocked Southeast Michigan. And when the alleged shooter is 15 years old? Oof. But here are the details we know as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. We'll have different angles going forward, but I thought I'd focus on this and not put too much next to it. Also, I hit on a couple quick stories around town before I let you go.
Today's show is a quick, but busy one. We start with three stories around town as the State Fair Transit Center was approved by Detroit City Council; COVID cases are up and the Defense Department is sending help; and Jefferson Chalmers was declared a flood plain by FEMA. Then Shianne Nocerini shares some of her favorite picks for holiday shopping. We'll do a special edition of the newsletter next week with these picks and more. And finally, we try some Christmas Tree ice cream. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. No show tomorrow. We're thankful for you, our listeners and our members at http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
Big show of local Detroit sports with Fletcher Sharpe. - The Bleeder at Little Caesars, as LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart get suspensions. - Bill Maher says the Lions should lose the Thanksgiving game. Is he right? Would be a message to send to the Ford ownership to get the ship together? - Fletcher outlines his thoughts on Mel Tucker's monster possible contract. Is the beginning of MSU's run at being the elite football school in Michigan and eventually challenging Ohio State? - Detroit City FC beat the Michigan Stars 3-2 in the final match of the season. - The USL Championship (the league Detroit City FC is in) has signed a deal to be in a video game, eFootball by Konami. Might we be able to play at a digital Keyworth? - The USFL returns. We discuss the possibilities and the improvements we'd like to make to the Michigan Panthers logo. Just one thing.
There's a lot of talk about toxicity and division. You can see it when you log onto social media, or turn on certain stations. You'll see a sour-faced television presenter or hear a loud radio host who is here to convince you that some group, that “they” - whoever “they” are - are the reason things are bad. But the template for that came from Southeast Michigan, starting in the late 1920s and running through the 1930s. If you listen to recordings of Father Coughlin - known as the radio priest with the full name of Charles Edward Coughlin - you'll hear the echoes of the discord we have today. He led a church at 12 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak; and broadcasted from the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building, syndicating anti-semitism throughout the nation. Coughlin supported the policies of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and other, let's just say, not great people. He questioned the value of free elections. He shared and endorsed fraudulent texts that outlined a conspiracy for Jews to take over the world. He even had a militia in New York that followed his orders. And here's the kicker. He was so popular the Royal Oak post office was built to support all of his fan mail. In order to move forward, we need to know our past. So meet Andrew Lapin who has made a whole podcast called "Radioactive," a multi-part series that dives into the story and how Father Coughlin manipulated radio for his own ends. Be sure to check it out here: https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/radioactive Plus, a couple things to know around town.
Today's show has two big stories, focused on the city of Detroit. The City has a new food truck ordinance. Detroit has lacked guidelines in this area for about a decade, limiting that industry. Cities around the world have been using this as a way to grow not only entrepreneurship but access to food in underserved areas of town. District six Councilmember Raquel Casteñeda Lopez - the author of the ordinance - joins us to talk about it. And second: It looks like that plan to save the historic Dairy Cattle Building at the State Fairgrounds and turn it into a transit center is in real jeopardy. I'll talk to Detroit's chief operating officer Hakim Berry about what the administration plans next, whichever way city council votes Tuesday on the proposal. I'll also talk to consultant for D4 and preservation supporter Francis Grunow about what's in the deal and the compromise it took to get here.
We hit a ton of local topics today, with some focus on sports as we do when @saintfdw is in the studio. COVID is surging in Metro Detroit. It's now impacting hospitals, and Michigan's low vaccination rate means an even long push for healthcare professionals. Not to mention impacts to the Red Wings and the NFL is tightening protocols. Jared Goff might be off this Sunday with an injury. Detroit City FC has its last NISA match vs. the Michigan Stars. Predictions, plus a listener question. And finally, we learn about Fletcher's love of Krispy Krunchy Chicken and the wild story of how he found out about it. Thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit And if you don't already, be sure to follow us on your favorite podcast app and not miss another show.
Today's feature conversation is with longtime journalist and inspiration for the Ron Burgundy character in "Anchorman," Mort Crim. In his most recent book, "Anchorman: A journalist's search for truth." Crim takes readers through a lifetime of journeys and stories that will resonate you no matter your profession or calling in life. Mort Crim talks with Jer about the book, media today, how we could build trust to bridge divides, and of course, why he chose Detroit. You can order a signed copy of the book here: https://mortcrimspeaks.com/product/anchored-a-journalists-search-for-truth-autographed/ Plus, a couple stories to know around town: Journalist Danny Fenster, who was imprisoned in Myanmar, is returning home I-75 work is done for the season, much to the relief of drivers
It's official. Le Rouge is part of the USL Championship. So what does that mean? What are some of the details of the deal? Keyworth? And of course, fans have questions about the product on the field. That and more is broken down by Fletcher Sharpe. Programming note: To honor our Veterans and to honor our promise to ourselves to take breaks on Federal Holidays, no episode tomorrow. See you on Friday.
Today's feature conversation with Shianne previews Decked Out Detroit, the holiday market in Cadillac Square. More: https://deckedoutdetroit.com/ Plus - plans move forward for a new transit center at the State Fairground; Rashida Tlaib will have a Democratic primary challenger in Shri Thanadar; and breaking is the news Detroit City FC will move to the USL Championship. More on that in tomorrow's show.
Big rumors broke today about Detroit City FC leaving NISA and possibly going to the USL Championship. This could have major implications for the team and the region as stepping up will bring in more fans, more revenue, more TV coverage and change up who they're playing after eight titles. Fletcher Sharpe (@saintfdw on Twitter) joins me to do some bold speculation ahead of possible news later this week.
So what's next after the Detroit municipal election? Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan won 3 out of every 4 votes for office. Does the bar go higher on him? What about the brand-new council, with mostly new faces and a more progressive viewpoint? What are the things the city needs to tackle in the next four years? Chase Cantrell of Building Community Value joins me to unpack it all. You can follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/detroitspirit Thanks to our members on Patreon who make this podcast possible: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
Andre Ash from the Michigan Chronicle is my featured conversation today. Andre is an important part of the black-owned Chronicle's expansion into online content, and he - along with his colleagues at the Chronicle - provides an important voice in Detroit. We had a wide-ranging conversation on the future of media, what's ahead, what the Chronicle is up to, and more. Plus, there are stories around town. - Detroit's Devil's Night isn't a thing anymore after a streak of under 10 fires per night for a number of years - Oakwood Bakery is shuttering after 109 years - A report of a Jollibee, a Filipino fast food joint, coming to the region: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/restaurants/michigans-first-jollibee-planned-sterling-heights We have an announcement for something on Saturday going out to our members later tonight. Be sure to join us at http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit for more.
Happy Halloween! It's a fun Friday episode. Devon and Jer talk about themed cocktails for the weekend; Day of the Dead Ofrendas in Southwest Detroit; a couple of fun things from our listener survey; and our favorite Halloween costumes and candies. Be sure to get to the game on Saturday for Le Rouge if you're interested. DCFC could clinch the title with a win! Look for the Daily jacket. p.s. - Thanks to listener James for setting us straight on some NISA stuff. It is much appreciated.
There are three ballot proposals - E, R, and S. One deals with Entheogenic plants; another, to create a reparations task force, and finally, allow for voters to have initiatives that include a financial appropriation (money) to make them happen. To unpack what they actually do, Eric Lupher from the non-partisan Citizens Research Council joins us. Also, they have a report on the three initiatives here: https://crcmich.org/publications/detroit-ballot-proposals-entheogenic-plants-reparations-task-force-and-expanded-initiative-powers
There's a lot on today's show: Operation Northern Hook snares two Detroit Police officers accusing them of accepting bribes. One of them that's the focus of the corruption investigation was in charge of investigating corruption in the department and city employees. Oof. James Oliver Coffee opens in Corktown. David Shock joins us for a few minutes. The Black Star Initiative is connected soccer with the Detroit community. Detroit City FC's TJ Winfrey joins us to talk about the innovative program starting right here. For more information: https://www.blackstarsoccer.com/ And finally, by listener request (and we weren't going to do this but the inbox has spoken), Fletcher Sharpe tries the Honolulu Blue by Coppercraft and shares his thoughts. Will the brand show better than when we did our canned cocktail taste-off?
On today's show: Detroit City FC is on the brink of winning the regular season. We recap the Stumptown AC match and preview the California United Strikers match. Look for us at Keyworth! Also, Jer went to hist first in-person MLS game, the Columbus Crew v NY Red Bulls. What was it like? Plus... Fletcher calls Red Wings' Bertuzzi goofy for not getting his vaccination and being the last NHL player not to get it. The Detroit Lions don't need to fire Campbell but someone needs to lose a job if we do in fact go 0-17. And the Detroit Pistons have some promise. Follow Fletcher @saintfdw on Twitter - and thanks for listening!