The Daily Detroit Happy Hour

The Daily Detroit Happy Hour

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Exploring Detroit One Interesting Person At A Time
The Future Of Automotive & Mobility In Metro Detroit And Michigan With Glenn Stevens of MichAuto
Nov 16 • 30 min
What’s the future for Detroit & Michigan’s all-important automotive sector? This week Sven Gustafson’s guest across the table is Glenn Stevens, the Executive Director of MichAuto and we do a deep dive ahead of the MichAuto Summit on December 5…
The Godmother Of House Music, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
Oct 27 • 36 min
What is the difference between Techno and House? What is some of the history behind these iconic, Detroit made sounds? Who is the first female black DJ to spin this stuff on the radio? Answers to those questions and more are from Sven Gustafson’s…
The Witch Of Delray: Talking Detroit Murder Mysteries And History With Author Karen Dybis
Oct 17 • 33 min
Today, we step back to Detroit in the 1930s at a bar that was open (well, as an ice cream shop during the prohibition part) to talk to Karen Dybis. She’s an author of a few books, but her latest promises from what we’ve seen to be a great read. “The…
Giving Metro Detroit’s Hispanic Community A Voice: Meet The New Detroit Hispanic Media Group
Sep 30 • 34 min
Detroit has an active and growing Hispanic population, and they have their own Spanish-language and localized media in print and on the radio. For today’s show, Sven Gustafson sat down with people from The Detroit Hispanic Media group….
Open Streets Detroit And A MoGo Bike Share Update With Lisa Nuszkowski
Sep 25 • 27 min
More and more in Detroit, bikes and streets for pedestrians are a thing. With Open Streets Detroit coming up on October 1 — a festival where 3.5 miles of Michigan Avenue and Vernor will be closed to all vehicle traffic and turn into a giant street…
“The Race Is Over,” Moroun Will Build His Bridge To Canada First With Dave Battagello, Windsor Star
Sep 13 • 24 min
This edition of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour is very timely as Sven Gustafson is talking to veteran reporter Dave Battagello of the Windsor Star about the bridge projects to Canada, the border crossing, and how it affects thousands of people and…
“You’re There To Serve People” - Jonathan Merritt On Running A Cafe And Being A Pastor
Sep 3 • 30 min
Narrow Way Cafe is one of the newest additions to Livernois Avenue in Detroit. But, this isn’t a podcast about coffee. In today’s episode hosted by Sven Gustafson, we touch on the cafe - but the real secret to success in Detroit is service. And who knows…
All Things Beards, Shaving And Haircuts With Chad And Ryan Of Detroit Barbers
Aug 18 • 27 min
This is a fun one. Sven Gustafson headed over to the brand new Detroit Barbers location in Corktown to have a chat with Chad Buchanan, who owns the shop with his wife, as well as one of their star barbers, Ryan Ray. We hit on the recent popularity of…
At The Movies With Paula And Tim Guthat Of Cinema Detroit
Aug 8 • 39 min
Greater Downtown Detroit’s only seven day a week movie theatre is Cinema Detroit, and Sven stopped by this week to chat movies with the owners, Paula and Tim Guthat. We talk about a variety of films, the just released “Detroit” movie, film incentives, and…
Starting A Micro Charter School In Detroit With Drew Schantz Of Venture School
Jul 31 • 36 min
Drew Schantz is the founder of Venture School, a nonprofit charter looking to get their doors open in the fall of next year. It’s concept is a “micro charter” so-called because there will be 35 students or so in each grade level. Thanks to Bamboo Detroit…
What’s Next For Downtown Detroit? A Conversation With Eric Larson Of The Downtown Detroit Partnership
Jul 25 • 53 min
On this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, we caught up with Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, for an update on what’s happening in downtown Detroit, how it’s evolved over time and what the future could look like for the rapidly…
The History Of Henry The Hatter And Its Future With Paul Wasserman
Jul 16 • 26 min
Henry the Hatter is one of the most beloved establishments in all of Metro Detroit. The clientele of the oldest hat shop in the United States, owned by Paul Wasserman, is a who’s who of musicians, politicians, and even a president. For this…
A Real Conversation About Entrepreneurship In Detroit With Ned Staebler, CEO Of Techtown
Jul 9 • 29 min
Ned Staebler is the kind of guy who will tell it to you how it sees it, and in this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast, Sven met up with him at Techtown where he is CEO to get a beat on what’s actually happening in Detroit’s…
Social Media Day Detroit with Nikki Little, Robert Courtney and Mike McClure
Jul 6 • 26 min
Social media is becoming the center of modern communications, especially when it comes to brands and media outlets. Sven & the some of the Daily Detroit team attended Social Media Day Detroit in Greektown this year, where there were educational…
It Takes A Yum Village To Help Make Detroit’s Food Scene Happen With Godwin Ihentuge
Jun 27 • 28 min
Detroit’s culinary scene has been getting a lot of ink as of late. But there’s a lot of facets to this story. Sure, the food has to be good. But starting a restaurant or food truck is a lot more difficult than many might think. How do you make sure…
The potential of Detroit’s east side with Josh Elling of Jefferson East
Jun 20 • 30 min
One of the most interesting stories in Detroit is that of the lower east side of the city. The area running from Lafayette Park all the way to Jefferson Chalmers and the Grosse Pointe border has amazing history, a sense of community, as well as…
Detroit Could Be Better Than Silicon Valley - Tom Lawrence
Jun 13 • 27 min
Could Detroit be a little better than Silicon Valley? This guy thinks so. This week Sven Gustafson sat down with Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Technology Services at the Urban Bean Coffee Shop in downtown Detroit. In a wide-ranging conversation with…
Slow Roll! The best Monday night you’ll ever have with Jason Hall and Kelsey Hubbell
Jun 7 • 31 min
Detroit is best by bike. Slow Roll has taken Detroit and the nation by storm - or, well, by bike. The ride that attracts 3,000-5,000 people per week and winds through Detroit’s neighborhoods and by our landmarks has become a phenomenon. Now…
The State of Biking and Greenways in Detroit with Todd Scott
May 30 • 32 min
Detroit is in many ways becoming more and more of a biking city, along with other modes of transportation than just cars. Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, joins our host Sven Gustafson at the legendary Locker Room…
Airbnb in Detroit Real Talk with Nelson T. Sanders Jr. and Tommie Robbins
May 11 • 35 min
Airbnb in Detroit has become quite the thing, with a multi-million dollar economic impact for residents and their newest service, trips, where you can have an experienced Detroiter guide you through a variety of city experiences. Our host Sven…
The Smell of Detroit Success: Kevin and Jane of Sfumato Fragrances
May 3 • 30 min
Detroit’s a city where locally made products can do really well and become a thing. One of those is Sfumato Fragrances, created by the Corktown-based husband and wife duo of Kevin Peterson and Jane Larson. They’re already at work on their new…
A Pastor And A Rabbi Working Together To Bring A Historic Temple Back To Life
Apr 25 • 15 min
This week on the podcast our guests are Pastor Aramis Hinds of the Breakers Covenant Church International and Rabbi Ariana Silverman of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. They’re working to raise funds to renovate the historic…
Who Is IT in the D, Don’t Be That Guy and New Job Training in Flint
Apr 20 • 40 min
Dave Phillips and Bob Waltenspiel are two of the folks behind IT in the D, the networking group / podcast / now helping with job training in Michigan. Our host Sven Gustafson sat down and talked with them about their newest project and how…
Buying A $500 House In Detroit With Author Drew Philp
Apr 13 • 30 min
For $500, you could buy a house in Detroit. Or so how the story goes. Today our guest is Drew Philp, author, writer and house rehabber who joined us for a great conversation at Queens bar in Downtown Detroit about his new book, released by…
The Next Chapter For Storyteller Robin Schwartz
Apr 4 • 25 min
If you’ve been around Metro Detroit, the way you probably know Robin Schwartz is through her years on the air at Fox 2 News. A storyteller at heart, she’s embarked on a new chapter of her career after a stint working for Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock…
Detroit As A Travel Destination Is A Thing Now With Dan Fuoco of Visit Detroit
Mar 31 • 31 min
Maybe the Motor City wasn’t front of mind as a travel destination, but more and more it’s turning out to be one. Our host Sven sat down with the Interactive Marketing Manager for Visit Detroit, Dan Fuoco, to talk about how exactly do you market…
8 Mile: What’s really happening along one of Detroit’s famous roads with Cindy Thomas of the 8 Mile Boulevard Association
Mar 10 • 34 min
There’s a lot of myth around Detroit’s 8 Mile. From being featured in Eminem’s movie of the same name, to being a “border street” between the city and suburbs, there’s more nuance and more going on than people might assume along the 27 mile stretch…
Covering Detroit’s Schools With Erin Einhorn and Julie Topping From Chalkbeat Detroit
Feb 21 • 28 min
“If they don’t fix the schools, the rest will be meaningless.” It’s a powerful quote from within this podcast about the state of Detroit’s schools and the state of the city’s revitalization. But resources from traditional newsrooms are…
How Data Is Helping Drive Detroit’s Comeback with Garlin Gilchrist II
Feb 7 • 27 min
What role does openly available, good data play in the comeback of a city? What are the ways good data can actually spread between administrations and become institutionally useful? This might sound boring at first, but it turns out to be a really…
Calvin Moore - Seven Point Two Tours, Leading Questions And More
Feb 3 • 34 min
This week Sven sits down with Calvin Moore, the owner of Seven Point Two tours and host of the podcast “Leading Questions with Calvin Moore.” Calvin has an interesting perspective in that some of his work is showing Detroit to non-Detroiters looking…
Changing the lives of children at the Downtown Boxing Gym with Khali Sweeney
Dec 18, 2016 • 22 min
For this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, Sven interviews Khali Sweeney of the Downtown Boxing Gym. But there’s way more than boxing happening at this former book bindery. The lives of kids are changing not just by hitting the ring,…
Adopting fatherhood and parenting in the city of Detroit
Oct 23, 2016 • 25 min
David Lingholm of the “Adopting Fatherhood” blog at Secreto