WWJ's All Local

Follow WWJ's All Local
Share on
Copy link to clipboard

WWJ's All Local is a 3x a day short podcast that blends metro Detroit breaking news and features, including pop culture, lifestyle stories, and “need to know” items from the local community.

RADIO.COM


    • Sep 27, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 6m AVG DURATION
    • 942 EPISODES


    More podcasts from RADIO.COM

    Search for episodes from WWJ's All Local with a specific topic:

    Latest episodes from WWJ's All Local

    A floating piece of history: Walk through the Boblo Boat gives glimpses of Detroit's past and future

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 11:15


    For almost 100 years, the Boblo Boats were the gateway to a day of fun at the amusement park. Over time, the S.S. Columbia and S.S. Ste. Claire became as popular as Boblo Island itself. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark walks through one of the historic vessels -- a place where Detroit's past and future meet -- and looks into what the future holds for the beloved Boblo Boat. (PHOTO: Zach Clark/WWJ)

    Experts say it's strong enough to rip the fabric of space and time: The country's most powerful laser is about to be put to use in Ann Arbor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 10:44


    Lasers can do all kinds of cool stuff, think about LASIK eye surgery. But now, scientists on the campus of the University of Michigan are about to unveil a wildly powerful laser. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores where science fiction and reality meet. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Crossing the street shouldn't be deadly, but it is. What is being done to make pedestrians safer in Metro Detroit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 11:23


    Pedestrian crashes, like vehicle crashes overall, are on the rise. Detroit has one of the biggest problems with pedestrian traffic crashes but they aren't alone in Metro Detroit. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark finds out what, if anything, is being done to keep you safe. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    The government wants to make changes to your car: Is installing alcohol detection devices in every vehicle the answer to preventing drunken driving deaths?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 10:28


    Drinking and driving incidents are back on the rise in Michigan and across the country. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores a solution proposed by Congress: modifying your car to detect drinking and driving.  (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    There are 20,000,000,000,000,000 ants on the planet, outnumbering humans 2.5 million to 1. What does that mean for us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 11:05


    A study released by scientists on Tuesday estimates that there are 20 quadrillion ants on the planet. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark gets to the bottom of how ants have basically taken over the world. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    An extremely rare, white "Spirit Bear" spotted in Michigan is one in a million. But how exactly did it get its name?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 10:58


    An Upper Peninsula trail camera captured what is known as a 'Spirit Bear' last weekend. The bear is so rare, it's thought to be one-in-a-million. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns that the spirit bear is special far beyond its coloration. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Overdose deaths continue to be a huge problem in Metro Detroit. What can be done to combat the crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 10:44


    It is an issue that the United States can't figure out how to solve: rising drug overdoses.  Here in Michigan, overdose deaths continue to climb. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark investigates what's driving drug abuse and what can be done to stop Americans from dying. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    As Dearborn weighs banning several books from their school library, who should decide what is and isn't appropriate?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 10:26


    Who should be in charge of what books are available for check out at a public library? What about at a school library? In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark takes a look at how the conversation of banning books is dividing Michigan communities.(PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Flying cars have landed in Detroit. Will the auto show of the future be auto-less?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 11:03


    The North American International Auto Show is really just a look into the future -- how does the car of the future work and what does it look like? In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark discovers the future of the auto show might be auto-less.  (PHOTO: Zach Clark/WWJ)

    Commercial auto thefts are up in Metro Detroit. Are the automakers at fault?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 11:26


    On Tuesday, over a dozen brand new cars were stolen from two Metro Detroit assembly plants. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark learns that experts are wondering why the automakers aren't doing more on their own to secure the vehicles. (PHOTO: Charlie Langton/WWJ)

    Michigan is the 3rd largest grower of apples in the US, which means cider (and donuts) for everyone!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 11:02


    Fall means a few things here in Metro Detroit -- changing leaves, cooler weather and, of course, cider and donuts. But why? Why do Michiganders love cider and donuts so much? On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark went to an over 200-year old orchard to figure it out. (PHOTO: Zach Clark/WWJ)

    An Oakland County man allegedly murdered his wife and seriously injured their daughter. Was he driven to violence by internet conspiracy theories?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 11:05


    The Oakland County Sheriff believes 53-year-old Igor Lanis shot and killed his wife and their dog and seriously injured one of their daughters. Another daughter says her father had been more agitated since 2020, after falling into internet conspiracy theories. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark identifies why conspiracy theories work and why the spell is so hard to break. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Detroit was the last stop on the Underground Railroad: the secret network that aided thousands on their journey to freedom. How did that help shape the city into what it is today?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 10:24


    During the time of the Underground Railroad, Detroit was given the codename Midnight. While the Underground Railroad is long gone, on a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores the lasting mark abolitionists left on the City of Detroit. (PHOTO: Kimberly P. Mitchell/USA TODAY NETWORK)

    A decades old Michigan murder mystery has been solved... But was it solved ethically?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 10:49


    West Michigan native Stacey Lyn-Chahorski was just 19 when she was killed back in 1988. But she wasn't identified until this past March and her suspected killer was identified earlier this week. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores the ethics surrounding the technology used to solve this case (PHOTO: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

    Cedar Point has closed the Top Thrill Dragster. Was the iconic roller coaster dangerous?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 10:32


    About 3 million visitors flood Cedar Point annually to enjoy over a dozen roller coasters, like the 400-foot tall Top Thrill Dragster. But, this week — following a serious accident in 2021 — park officials announced announced they would retire and "reimagine" the ride. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores the legacy of the record breaking coaster.(PHOTO: Cedar Fair Entertainment Company)

    Detroit City Council's idea for visible restaurant grades gets an 'F' from many local owners. Should all restaurants be required to post health department reviews?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 11:12


    Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson has proposed an ordinance that would require restaurants to post color-coded grades from the city health department. But many restaurant groups are pushing back on the idea. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark looks for a solution to this Detroit issue. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    For Boblo Island visitors, the boat ride was as important as the amusement park itself. What is it about the Boblo Boat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 9:54


    For almost 100 years, the Boblo Island Amusement Park was a beacon of entertainment in Detroit. Thirty years after the Boblo Boats stopped service, the steamships still hold a special place in the hearts of many. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark pinpoints the power of the nostalgia behind these historic vessels. (PHOTO: John Collier/Detroit Free Press)

    It's just about time for fall colors in Michigan -- Here is what leaf-peepers need to know

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 10:32


    As we trade shorts for sweatshirts, Michiganders turn their attention to the fall foliage. And while summertime dominates state tourism, the fall is a multi-billion dollar industry. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark maximizes the fall viewing experience across Michigan. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Pete Lucido vs. Mark Hackel -- Is this the (expensive) battle Macomb County voters want?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 10:24


    For about a year, there has been a battle brewing in Macomb County: Executive Mark Hackel, a Democrat and Republican Prosecutor Pete Lucido have been at odds since November. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark looks at the potential damage done by this power struggle. (HACKEL PHOTO: Kirthmon F. Dozier/USA Today Network; LUCIDO PHOTO: Detroit Free Press)

    A quarter-million Metro Detroiters are in the dark, and some will be for days. Why can't DTE keep the power on?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 10:23


    A line of severe storms pounded Southeast Michigan Monday evening, knocking out power to 260,000 DTE Energy customers across the region. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark tries to find out what's behind these blackouts plaguing Metro Detroit. (PHOTO: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

    Did Macomb County win the "fight over the soul of the Michigan GOP"? Depends on who you ask

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 9:59


    Michigan Republicans gathered in Lansing over the weekend to nominate their candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. But, a coup attempt months ago inside the Macomb County Republican Party months ago threw Saturday into chaos. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores Macomb County's place in the statewide Republican party. (PHOTO: Junfu Han/USA Today Network)

    Nothing says ‘Welcome to Detroit' like an 80-foot tire. What's the story behind the Motor City icon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 8:57


    There are few feelings like the feeling of being "home". For millions of Metro Detroiters, the Uniroyal Tire on I-94 in Allen Park is a beacon, welcoming them back from Detroit Metro Airport. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark and Annie Scaramuzzino, unearth the origin story behind the legendary landmark (PHOTO: Terrance Vallis/WWJ)

    Dodge is discontinuing the popular Charger and Challenger to go electric. Have EVs finally surpassed gas powered cars?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 10:03


    Last week, Dodge announced it was discontinuing the Charger and Challenger in 2023, a short time later showing off a concept car for an all electric Charger. Dodge is just the latest in a wave of car companies investing more in EVs. On today's Daily J, experts and consumers tell Brian Fisher how far electric cars have come, and how they compare to their gas-fueled counterparts. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/ Getty)

    NASA has one thing on their agenda as they ready a return to the moon: Colonization. And MSU is playing a key role

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 10:45


    It's been 50 years since humans set foot on the moon. But NASA is now on the verge of resuming their lunar program with the Artemis I mission, with help from local scientists. In a new Daily J, experts tell WWJ's Zach Clark that the colonization of the moon is a foregone conclusion. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    As summertime ends, anxiety mounts for parents and kids with 1M+ Michigan students returning to school

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 10:33


    As the days get a little cooler and the nights a little shorter, over a million kids across Michigan will soon return to the classroom. The beginning of school can be a tough time for both kids and parents alike. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark has survival tips to help start the year off on the right foot. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Is the Giant Slide at Belle Isle a nostalgic treasure or harbinger of doom? Why can't it be both?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 10:17


    The giant slide on Belle Isle in Detroit went viral over the weekend -- but for all of the wrong reasons. Dozens of videos showing adults and children bouncing down the slide made for chaotic viewing. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark takes a painful ride down memory lane in the Motor City. (PHOTO: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

    Next time you cross a bridge in Michigan, think about this: Only 35 percent are in good condition. Yikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 10:57


    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer famously campaigned on a promise to 'Fix the Damn Roads.' But what about the bridges? Michigan has over 11,000 bridges, but less than 4,000 are considered to be in 'good' condition. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark discovers the state is well behind in bridge maintenance, and trying to play catch-up is a big challenge. (PHOTO: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

    Does a legal high lead to high crime rates? The answer might surprise you

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 10:53


    Recreational marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2018. Across the country, there have been concerns that the legalization of marijuana would lead to increased crime rates. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark finds out that never happened. But the damage has been done. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    You've heard about the shortage of nurses? Well, experts say it doesn't exist, it's a myth. But there's still a huge problem.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 9:12


    During the pandemic, nurses were on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. That fight highlighted a problem: nurses are burning out and as a result, they are leaving the field in droves. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark busts a myth about a nursing shortage and explores how to bring back the 1 million that have left the industry. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Is that a dinosaur?! Construction workers fixing Michigan roads stumbled upon a time machine. What can we learn about ourselves from this 10,000 year old skeleton?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 10:02


    Last Thursday, road workers outside of Grand Rapids stumbled across a set of bones that ended up being a mostly-complete mastodon skeleton. As WWJ's Zach Clark discovers, the find is relatively common. (PHOTO: Gretchen Whitmer/Twitter)

    Who is to blame after about a million Metro Detroiters were forced to boil water after a 10-foot pipe burst?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 11:00


    A primary water main run by the Great Lakes Water Authority broke Saturday morning, forcing 935,000 residents to boil water. While that number has dropped a lot -- there are still well over 130,000 people who have to boil water indefinitely. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark takes a look at what went wrong, and where to point the finger. 

    For 150+ years, Detroiters have been drinking Vernors for enjoyment and even to improve their health. What makes it so iconic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 10:52


    Detroiters have been enjoying Vernors ginger ale for over 150 years -- the pop has become iconic in the region. For the first time decades, Vernors is rolling out a new flavor. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark drinks in over a century of history while looking to the future. (PHOTO: Zach Clark / WWJ)

    Planning on having kids? Almost 2 million Michiganders say 'no thank you'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 9:37


    A new survey conducted by Michigan State University shows that 1-in-5 Michiganders are choosing to NOT have children. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark discovers what's behind that decision.

    From a symbol of despair to a beacon of hope -- How has Michigan Central Station defined Detroit over the last century?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 10:26


    Michigan Central Station is one of Detroit's most visible landmarks, partially because it became a symbol for the city's failure. With what some say is a renaissance underway in the Motor City, the train station is again on its way to being a beacon of hope. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark covers the checkered past of the Corktown landmark. (Photo: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ) 

    There have been 70+ drownings on the Great Lakes this year, and experts disagree on how to fix it

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 10:26


    We've seen a rash of drownings in Michigan lately. Some of the most recent: a boyfriend and girlfriend drowned in Lake Michigan near South Haven and a man jumped into the St. Clair River to never be seen again. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark looks at what's behind the danger and what can be done to prevent future tragedy. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    "Is that a cougar?!" Despite sightings on the rise, the big cat remains elusive in Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 10:04


    Confirmed cougar sightings in Michigan are pretty rare but that doesn't stop people from speculating. A Macomb County video of what the poster thought was a cougar went viral last week. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores why, despite not having a breeding population, cougar sightings are on the rise in Michigan. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Is now the time to raise Michigan's minimum wage? The fight for $12 an hour rages

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 11:05


    In 2018, Michigan voters approved a minimum wage hike to $12 an hour, but that law was modified by state legislators before it could take effect as intended. Now a Michigan judge has called the legislators' actions unconstitutional, putting the state back on track for $12 an hour. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark examines the impact the hike will have. (PHOTO: Joe Raedle / Getty)

    Michigan is 41% water. How much of it is contaminated by dangerous chemicals?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 11:23


    On Tuesday, a Wixom company released thousands of gallons of water containing a known cancer-causing chemical, which ended up in the Huron River. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark finds out just how dangerous the chemicals are and why they keep ending up in our water. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Can newcomer Tudor Dixon topple Gretchen Whitmer to become Michigan's next governor? Here's what to know about the GOP primary winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 10:08


    Tudor Dixon beat out four other candidates on Tuesday night to win the republican nomination for Governor in Michigan. Where does Dixon stand against Gretchen Whitmer? In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark dives into who Dixon is and what she'll have to do to win in November. (PHOTO: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)

    Child marriage, with no age restriction, is still legal in Michigan. Is it time for that to change?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 11:03


    In the state of Michigan, with permission from one parent and the signature of a judge, a person of any age can get married. Thanks to a 125-year old law, Michigan has no age limit for marriage. None. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark talks to the lawmakers that are trying to change that. Turns out, it's not as easy as you'd think. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    Police say problem of kids with guns is "out of control" in Detroit. What can be done to stop the violence?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 10:43


    There were 24 nonfatal shootings and 7 homicides in Detroit over the weekend. And amid the rash of summer violence are many cases involving children with guns. What can be done about it? In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark looks at a possible fix that may surprise you. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

    "Michigan drivers suck!" — Vehicle fatalities are on the rise. Is it time to change the speed limit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 9:54


    In 2021, there were over 1,300 deaths on Michigan roadways, or about four every day. The main culprit? Speeding, according to police. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores what can be done to slow down drivers in Metro Detroit. (Photo: Michigan State Police)

    Claim WWJ's All Local

    In order to claim this podcast we'll send an email to with a verification link. Simply click the link and you will be able to edit tags, request a refresh, and other features to take control of your podcast page!

    Claim Cancel