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Healing Politics with Abdul El-Sayed
Aug 6 • 17 min
We’re in the middle of a pandemic. But in many ways, it just exposed the weaknesses within the system we already have. My feature conversation is with Abdul El-Sayed. His views on politics, health, and our nation are a fresh take on what the…
Michigan Primary Election Result Rundown, And Dr. Paul On Why More Schools Are Going Virtual
Aug 5 • 27 min
On today’s show, we run down some of the big headlines from the Primary Election on Tuesday, including freshman U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Democratic primary challenge, the Oakland County Executive race and some notable results from the prosecutor…
Macomb County’s Terrible Cake, Matt Stafford Has Coronavirus & Mass Evictions Loom
Aug 4 • 20 min
Today on your Primary Election Day edition of your Daily Detroit, don’t forget to get out and exercise your freedom to vote, because Democracy hinges on it and also on robust participation. See, the scoundrels don’t want you to vote. It helps them…
Iggy Pop, Detroit Soccer and Crowdfunding with Bill Shea of The Athletic
Aug 3 • 10 min
Bill Shea of the Athletic joins us to talk about his piece in the Athletic covering the crowdfunding campaign Detroit City FC is doing, why they’re doing it and how legendary Detroit musician Iggy Pop is getting behind the cause. Bill Shea on…
Inside Metro Detroit’s Newest Adult-Use Recreational Marijuana Dispensary: Not Your Father’s Head Shop
Jul 31 • 12 min
, a Michigan-based cannabis retailer, has opened its newest location in Hazel Park, brightening a forlorn stretch of John R with a gleaming, state-of-the-art weed store that frankly wouldn’t look out of place at Somerset Collection or any other…
Sonari Glinton Talks Bring Back Bronco And Its Detroit Connection
Jul 30 • 18 min
The Ford Bronco is back - and it turns out there are some really interesting stories behind it. Former NPR reporter and audio storyteller Sonari Glinton joins us to talk about “Bring Back Bronco.” That’s our feature conversation Then, I catch up…
The Unemployment Cliff Hits; PPP Bridge To Nowhere; Plus Detroit City FC News
Jul 29 • 18 min
Today’s show is in two parts. We’ll talk about the unemployment cliff and the PPP bridge to nowhere with Laura Khalil. Then, a Detroit City FC update on the men’s and women’s teams with Fletcher Sharpe. Reminder: Support us for best news and…
I-375 Rebuild On Ice, Blake’s Cider Kerfuffle & Sterling Heights Wants Space Command HQ
Jul 28 • 15 min
We’ve reported several times about the state’s plan to rebuild Interstate 375 as a grade-level boulevard complete with bike lanes, sidewalks, streetscaping and new buildable real estate. Now, the plan has been inexplicably iced to at…
Hamtramck Schools Want A Bond, Existing Home Sales Rebounding
Jul 27 • 15 min
Hamtramck is the most population-dense - and possibly the most ethnically diverse - city in Michigan. But in its history has never passed a bond to support their schools. Hamtramck Public Schools Superintendent Jaleelah Ahmed joins me to talk about…
7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Jul 24 • 17 min
Welp. Operation LeGend, the Trump administration’s name for sending federal troops to cities to impose law and order that aren’t asking for any help, will come to Detroit after all. Sometime in the next three weeks, the latest news has it, heavily…
Detroit Leaders Don’t Want Federal Troops, Fiat Chrysler & Waymo Are BFFs, And The Jordan Jumpman Logo On Pistons Jerseys?
Jul 23 • 26 min
Earlier this week, we told you about how President Trump casually mentioned the idea of sending in federal troops to cities including Detroit (“all run by liberal Democrats,” he sniffed), like he has done to quell protests in Portland, Ore. Yeah,…
Tips For Businesses Navigating The Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis
Jul 22 • 17 min
Laura Khalil. She’s an experienced business coach and speaker who’s worked with brands big and small. Plus, she’s the host of the Brave By Design podcast. You can that find here: She has some no-nonsense advice to help get through this ongoing…
Federal Agents To Detroit? Councilman Charged; COVID Update; GM Electric Pickup; Recycling in Oakland County
Jul 21 • 15 min
On today’s show: A daily Coronavirus status update and the Governor says we’re at a “turning point.” President Donald Trump says that Federal officers may be coming to Detroit and other “liberal Democrat” cities. This could be really bad. Detroit City…
The Quicken IPO, Explained
Jul 20 • 25 min
Today’s episode dives into Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans - or Rocket Companies, as they’re going to be called moving forward - filing for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Our guest expert is Erik Gordon, a professor at…
Michigan Hard Seltzers Face Off In Fizz Fight 2020
Jul 17 • 33 min
Today’s show is a break from the serious content as of late to enjoy some Michigan-made hard seltzers. After all, while we’re socially distancing, we might want something to drink in our backyards. You don’t have to imbibe White Claw for low-carb,…
Coranvirus Cases Up, Stellantis, Doing Good In Hamtramck and DCFC Women’s Soccer Kicks Off
Jul 16 • 21 min
On today’s show: Coronavirus is back with a vengeance, and the governor says we’re at a turning point with the pandemic in Michigan. Even Tom Izzo is in the Mask Up Michigan game. Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group of France announced a new name for the…
Ford Rolls Out A Reimagined Bronco, A Fiscal Fight In Warren And How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Windsor
Jul 15 • 22 min
Ford finally unveiled the Bronco Family of three, new off-road SUVs on Monday, resuscitating the Bronco nameplate after more than 20 years in the wilderness via a . Here’s how Greg Migliore, editor-in-chief of , described it to us: “It…
Matty Moroun’s Legacy, Program Supports Undocumented Immigrants During Coronavirus, Plus Things To Know
Jul 14 • 24 min
Big news in Detroit business as Manuel “Matty” Moroun, the self-made Arab-American billionaire trucking magnate and Ambassador Bridge owner, has died at the age of 93. Moroun leaves behind a complicated legacy in Detroit, rising from the son of…
Coronavirus Is Tied To Everything: New Mask Order, Road Funding, Sports And A New Test From Beaumont
Jul 10 • 27 min
We usually like to send you off on your merry weekend with lighthearted fare, but unfortunately, the coronavirus has roared back, and it literally touches everything about modern life. But the good news is, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not use her…
Unpacking Michigan’s Confusing Auto Insurance Changes w/ Todd Berg
Jul 9 • 26 min
We’ve talked about auto insurance reform in Michigan a few times on this show. I can remember back to a beautiful day on the porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac a little over a year ago, when I was with Governor Gretchen Whitmer and our legislative…
The End Of Sports Talk WDFN Plus Chipotle To Open In Ferndale And Portillo’s Coming To Sterling Heights
Jul 8 • 26 min
Daily Detroit has learned that Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-casual chain known for its burritos and bowls, is planning to open a new location on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale this fall. A spokeswoman tells us the new store will open at 23123…
7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit Plus Sven’s Thumb Thoughts
Jul 7 • 19 min
Coronavirus Updates (and Detroit City Hall opens for some in-person services) Bronco launches Lincoln Continental fades away A Detroit City Council Staffer is dead in an apparent murder-suicide A group erects a billboard outside of Livonia to call out…
Jobs Market May Not Be Improving, Detroit Kite Festival, Detroit City FC Plus Should Pro Sports Play?
Jul 6 • 18 min
On today’s show: We track the state’s official COVID-19 numbers, plus highlight a new tool to look at the situation by county across the nation from the Harvard Global Health Institute. This will help us understand things better as Michigan is a…
Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered, With Dr. Paul Thomas. Plus, How You Doin’ Out There?
Jul 3 • 30 min
Welcome to the holiday weekend, everybody. This is certainly a strange one, with coronavirus numbers once again on the upswing in Michigan and across much of the country, adding a complicated wrinkle to what is normally one of the busiest travel…
Indoor Bars Closed, Suburban Leaders Sue Nextdoor, Pingree Pivots And Grows
Jul 2 • 29 min
On today’s Daily Detroit: Indoor bars across the lower half of Michigan have been ordered closed because of the coronavirus uptick. Plus: A conversation with Jarrett Schlaff, co-founder of Pingree Detroit. Their worker-owned business has some big…
Coronavirus News, New Rain Garden, Motown Museum Reopening
Jul 1 • 19 min
On today’s show: A Coronavirus update, with new numbers and school start guidelines. A University of Michigan study says 1/3rd of parents will keep their kids home when the school year starts. Slaveholding former Michigan Governor and Senator Lewis…
Dream Cruise Canceled, Truck-A-Palooza, Plus Vacationing During A Pandemic
Jun 30 • 25 min
Hello Detroit. I’m back from Michigan’s vacation wonderland and here to report about the efforts that many vacationers appear not to be taking to safeguard themselves and others against the coronavirus. Based on my experience, I’d recommend…
Tasting And Talking Anteel Tequila
Jun 26 • 21 min
When we can, it’s important to take a break. To have something fun, to help us get away mentally from what’s going on. So today, a tasting of Anteel, a Detroit-based Tequila brand - then a conversation with their co-founder, Don Ferguson.
Local Coronavirus News, To-Go Drinks Make Progress, How Losing H1Bs Impacts Metro Detroit
Jun 25 • 27 min
Three segments today: First, local Coronavirus news. Cases are up, gyms are angry they can’t open, the DIA is reopening, a local drive-in movie theater takes top spot in the nation, and the city of Detroit is going to crack down on n’er do wells when…
Rivian Leaving Michigan Is A Wakeup Call Plus Pistons And Lions w/ Fletcher Sharpe
Jun 24 • 17 min
Today’s show is in two parts. First, electric automaker Rivian is moving their future operations to Irvine California. This is a big blow to investment and future jobs in our state and region. Jer breaks down the story and talks about why we need to…
What’s The Most “American-Made” Car? Lions Change Owners, Dr. Paul On Staying Vigilant For The Coronavirus
Jun 23 • 14 min
On today’s show: Martha Firestone Ford steps aside as owner of the Detroit Lions, daughter Sheila Ford Hamp takes over. Gyms are reopening Friday, despite what the Governor would want. What are the most American made car brands and automakers? The…
5 Local Stories Plus One Of Detroit’s Oldest Houses Is Moving Across The City
Jun 22 • 16 min
For Monday: Local news around town including the latest Coronavirus numbers according to the state. Plus: The New York Times reports that Detroit was a center of Federal aerial surveillance during the protests. More: You now need a pass to get into…
Big Ideas For Changes In Policing With Former DPD Chief Ike McKinnon
Jun 19 • 25 min
Our Friday conversation is with former Detroit Police Chief, former Detroit deputy mayor and educator Isiah “Ike” McKinnon. He served decades in the community he loves and has big ideas for what we could do to reimagine what a police department is….
Local News, Man About Town Devon O’Reilly, Mackinac Island Cornavirus Update
Jun 18 • 29 min
Today: Local headlines from an embattled police Chief in Shelby Township, to Coronavirus updates, Greektown Casino is laying off hundreds, and Oakman Boulevard in the city is getting new green infrastructure. Then we check in with our man about town,…
Bronco Coming Back, Places Reopening Around Town And Listener Statue Suggestions
Jun 17 • 21 min
On today’s show: The Bronco returns with a curious launch date. OJ Simpson’s birthday. We talk about a number of places around town opening or reopening. The new Milwaukee Caffe walk up window. Tree Runner Adventure Park (and should there be a zip…
A Metro Detroiter Is Jailed In Russia, Detroit’s Columbus Statue Comes Down Plus 4 Things To Know
Jun 16 • 16 min
On today’s show: A landmark ruling for LGBTQ civil rights started right here in Metro Detroit. It has big implications, but Michigan state law still has huge holes that don’t protect gay and transgender people. A metro Detroiter is being imprisoned…
This Michigan City Plans To Go Carbon Neutral By 2030
Jun 15 • 15 min
We don’t cover Ann Arbor all that often on Daily Detroit, but we can’t deny that a lot of interesting things come out of Tree Town. Case in point: The City Council recently approved a plan, years in the making, to make the entire city of 120,000…
8 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit For June 12, 2020
Jun 12 • 19 min
Welcome to an Al Fresco Friday edition of your Daily Detroit! Very socially distanced and outdoors, but for the first time in weeks, Jer and Sven are in the same place on the air. On today’s show: Three key things to know as Detroit reopens, from…
The Future Of Events In A Coronavirus World, Police Controversies In Warren and Sterling Heights, Road Repairs Could Come To A Halt
Jun 11 • 25 min
On today’s podcast: Dashcam and viral video footage show the arrest of an Amazon delivery driver in Warren. Advocates say it was over the line; Police say don’t call it a “bad cop” scenario. There’s a Federal lawsuit against the city of Sterling…
A Doctor Discusses The Hazards Of Tear Gas, Pepper Spray And ‘Rubber’ Bullets, Plus 3 Things To Know
Jun 10 • 15 min
Friend of the Daily Detroit podcast Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health joins Jer on today’s show to talk all about the health and medical risks of tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets, which it turns out mostly aren’t made of rubber. It’s a…
A Trump MAGA Boat Parade Is Coming To Detroit, And Ferndale Hosts Its Own Protest
Jun 9 • 20 min
Donald Trump turns 74 on Sunday, and local supporters of the president plan a boat parade in celebration. No, that’s not a joke. Meanwhile, I report on a big Black Lives Matter march that took place in Ferndale over the weekend….
Should We Abolish Cash Bail? w/ The Detroit Justice Center and The Bail Project
Jun 8 • 19 min
You might have heard of the Detroit Justice Center and The Bail Project on social media the last week or so. But what do they do? It turns out, quite a lot. Eric Williams and Erin Keith join us to talk about the changes on the ground their…
Haircuts Are Coming Back Plus 12 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Jun 5 • 17 min
On today’s show: Haircuts are coming back, and a bunch of stuff is reopening in northern Michigan Michigan’s Coronavirus numbers are trending in the right direction The Chief of Police in Shelby Township is in trouble for saying terrible things…
9 Local Headlines Plus Detroit Unemployment Surges, HopCat Files For Bankruptcy
Jun 4 • 20 min
On today’s show, we bring you the latest news about ongoing protests in the city and region, and we discuss the ramifications of new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say unemployment in Detroit proper is at 51% right now, third worst in…
Police De-Escalation Training Center Opening At WSU, Detroit Popcorn Controversy And More
Jun 3 • 34 min
Our feature stories include a conversation with Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt on a new de-escalation training center here in Detroit, plus Eater’s Brenna Houck tells us about a popcorn company that’s gotten burned thanks to some comments…
Michigan Bars, Restaurants To Re-Open, Plus Detroit Protests With City Councilman James Tate
Jun 2 • 25 min
Some good news mixed with all the heaviness of late. On Monday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she was rescinding her Safer At Home order and moving the state to Phase 4 of its reopening plan. That will allow bars and restaurants to reopen at half…
Our Racist Past Echoes in Today’s News (w/ Historian Ken Coleman)
Jun 1 • 13 min
Today’s episode is a step toward providing context and history around the events of the weekend that captured the attention of the nation and Detroit. Historian Ken Coleman joins us to talk about the long history of racial strife in Detroit that goes…
$3B State Hole, How Hotels Are Changing, Mid-Market Businesses Facing Headwinds
May 29 • 25 min
Today’s show is in three acts. First, we’ll update you on some quick stories to know around Metro Detroit and the state. There’s a $3B estimated revenue hole in Michigan. A lot of people hope the Feds step in to help, but Jer’s not too sure…
Will Hertz’s Bankruptcy Hurt The Detroit 3? Hopcat Closes In Royal Oak, Ford’s (Literally) Hot New Option
May 28 • 24 min
On today’s show, we dive into the news about the bankruptcy filing at car-rental giant Hertz. Analyst Michelle Krebs joins Sven to talk about the impact to the auto industry. And Jer speaks with Eater Detroit editor Brenna Houck about HopCat shutting…
Whitmer’s Boatgate, Kwame’s Not Getting Out Plus 7 Things To Know
May 27 • 14 min
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may have urged Michigan residents not to head Up North for the Memorial Day weekend. But the owner of a dock company says the governor’s husband asked to put his boat in the water last week before the holiday weekend,…
To-Go Cocktails Proposal Makes Progress, Bike Share Ridership Steady
May 26 • 16 min
On today’s show: A proposal has gained steam to allow to-go cocktails and booze from bars in Michigan, as well as has legislative sponsors. Advocate and distiller Robyn Cleveland joins Jer to talk about it, what’s next and what you can do if…
On Drive Ins, Detroit Area Population Estimates, And Michigan Opening Up A Little
May 22 • 21 min
On today’s show: Michigan is opening up a little ahead of the holiday weekend. What are the details? Updated unemployment and Coronavirus numbers. The city of Detroit’s population has been estimated by the U.S. Census to keep dropping - but the region…
Michigan’s Dam Problems, New Poll Shows Massive Support For Whitmer, Fireworks Has New Date
May 21 • 22 min
Well, just as Michigan slowly recovers from what everyone hopes is the worst effects of the global pandemic, devastating floods hit mid-Michigan. We bring you up to speed on that and Sven talks about the intense dam-building spree the country went…
11 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
May 20 • 17 min
We bring you up to date on the latest numbers from the state and city of Detroit. We talk about the challenges businesses up north will face opening for memorial day weekend Voting by mail will be a thing this november Poop as a harbinger of a…
Local Stories For 5-19-20
May 19 • 23 min
On today’s show: The northern part of Michigan is beginning to reopen on Friday, while Metro Detroit is still seeing a percentage increase in COVID-positive tests. Are the flu and coronavirus comparable? The data points to a definite no. We’ll talk…
What The Future Of Restaurants Might Look Like With Eater’s Brenna Houck
May 18 • 24 min
In previous episodes, we looked at how the Coronavirus could impact Education in ways beyond social distancing. And then Sven did a deep-dive into live music and venues. Today, restaurants and bars. Eater’s Brenna Houck joins me to talk about the…
The Impact Of Coronavirus On Musicians And Venues
May 15 • 27 min
Today’s show is a deep-dive into the impact of the Coronavirus on the music industry, musicians, and venues. First, Sven Gustafson sets the table on what’s going on. Then two feature conversations: Dan McGowan, the Managing Partner of Crofoot…
5 Things To Know Plus Michigan Schools In Danger Of Major Teacher Layoffs, District Closures
May 14 • 28 min
On today’s show: 1:02 An update on where we stand on the Coronavirus statewide 6:05 The City of Detroit is greatly expanding testing, finding out some trends and will offer testing to barber shops, salons and dentists when they open 11:05 A protest is…
5 Things To Know Plus River Rouge Cleanup And What We’re All Missing During Quarantine
May 13 • 25 min
Welcome to your Wednesday Hump Day edition of your Daily Detroit. Today we’re tackling: Metro Times is about violent threats made against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on several private Facebook groups. It comes as an armed rally is once…
Balancing Life And Business With Better Life Bags Founder Rebecca Smith
May 12 • 15 min
One of the things the Coronavirus pandemic has meant is that people have had to innovate and adapt to a quickly changing world. With the aim of keeping people employed, one of those founders and companies doing that is Better Life Bags, based in the…
How The Reaction To Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic Compares To One A Century Ago
May 11 • 23 min
What can the past teach us about what we’re dealing with today? Our conversation today is with Tim Kiska from the They recently put out a great special episode talking about the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic and how it hit Detroit. History may…
Local Detroit Stories For 5/8/20 Plus We’re Staying Home ‘til May 28
May 8 • 13 min
16 Things To Know Around Detroit In Just 10 Minutes
May 7 • 10 min
On today’s show, there is more Coronavirus news to update you on, plus other stories: Detroit is getting a better hold on the virus thanks to testing. But, the disease is spreading west, MLive has a great interactive map to show how counties near…
How This Local Business Is Figuring Out How To Rise Again w/ Jackie Victor, Avalon Breads
May 6 • 16 min
One of Detroit’s most well-known and well-loved local businesses is Avalon International Breads. So for episode 500 of the podcast is my conversation with owner and co-founder Jackie Victor. The bread in their ovens, like the business, is slowly…
Local News For 5/5/20 Plus A Belle Isle Flooding Update w/ Brian Allnutt
May 5 • 11 min
On today’s show, a bunch of Coronavirus quick updates, plus: Beaumont Wayne is reopening The Sterling Heights PD wants Segways Leila in downtown Detroit gets a nod from GQ as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. And, Brian Allnutt from Planet…
Chef James Rigato Of Mabel Gray On How To Navigate The Coming Meat Shortage
May 4 • 20 min
You may have heard that our food system is in dire straits, with shortages of chicken, beef and pork looming because due to the coronavirus. And that President Trump has gotten involved. On today’s show, we break down what that’s all…
Armed Gunmen In The Capitol, Order Closing Venues Extended, Plus Our Local Takeout Recommendations
May 1 • 17 min
On today’s show: Armed gunmen protest in the statehouse in Lansing. Sven Gustafson talks about it. Governor Whitmer has extended her order closing a number of places of public accommodation until May 28. This includes places like theaters, bars and…
Ford Posts A Big Loss And Construction Workers Will Soon Resume Work
Apr 30 • 12 min
On today’s show, some coronavirus-related automotive news for you. Ford posted a hefty, $2 billion loss for the first quarter, blaming it on the coronavirus and related production shutdowns. It also said the second quarter will be far worse, when it…
Dearborn & Oakland County Turn Focus To Economic Aid, Detroit City FC Spring Season Is Canceled
Apr 29 • 18 min
Today on your Daily Detroit, a three-parter. We interview Fletcher Sharpe for a rundown about Detroit City FC’s spring season being canceled and the status of the women’s team, which is supposed to launch its inaugural season this spring. Then,…
How This Detroit Bar Owner Dealt With The World Turning Upside Down
Apr 28 • 17 min
What’s a bar to do when you launched a couple of years ago, you feel like you’ve got a handle on running the place — but then the world turns upside down? Innovate and hold on for the ride, if you can. To talk about how to do that, our guest on…
Congresswoman Haley Stevens On The Paycheck Protection Program And Michigan
Apr 27 • 17 min
The Paycheck Protection Program, providing forgivable, federally backed loans to businesses to keep people employed - opened for applications today with a new round of funding - $310 billion. That’s on top of $350 billion issued two weeks ago. And…
Tips For Parents Trying To Balance Everything During Coronavirus
Apr 24 • 20 min
While we’re all under a stay at home order, it can be a real challenge to deal with work life, home life, kids and all of that. So we got some tips to help you handle it from Karen Liska. She works at Detroit Labs and is a coach at HoneySpace in…
10 Local Headlines
Apr 23 • 10 min
On today’s show: Coronavirus Crisis confirmed numbers update There are new state unemployment numbers The Detroit Public Schools are getting more than 50,000 tablets for distance learning. Detroit summer programming will be closed, but parks will…
All Of Michigan Is At Risk Of Coronavirus, Not Just Metro Detroit
Apr 22 • 19 min
Some think Coronavirus and COVID-19 is a “Detroit” or “Southeast Michigan” problem. But with a lack of access to health care, an older population, and risk factors like tobacco use and poverty, rural and outstate Michigan could get devastated by…
HuffPost’s Jonathan Cohn On Detroit’s Coronavirus Crisis
Apr 21 • 26 min
There are so many stories coming out of Detroit around the Coranvirus pandemic. And those stories at HuffPost are being written by local voices. To discuss what they found and what’s happening on the ground, talks about the work the reporting team…
Millenials Hit Economically Harder During Michigan Coronavirus Shutdown
Apr 20 • 16 min
On today’s show, some top-line updates from the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit, plus, we break down a big poll released by the Detroit Regional Chamber about the statewide economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis. Among other…
BONUS: Cocktail Recommendations And How Listeners Are Coping With The Pandemic
Apr 19 • 33 min
A bonus weekend episode that’s around the virtual bonfire. We talk about our favorite cocktails we’re drinking and share stories of how our listeners say they’re coping with the Coronavirus crisis.
A Run With Sven: For Better Or Worse, The Coronavirus Will Change Us
Apr 17 • 10 min
Lace up your New Balances and go on a run with Sven Gustafson as he talks about the ways the Coronavirus may change us as a society - and the ways it already has. Then Jer will run down some top-line things you should know around town. Here’s Sven’s…
Why 5G And Other Conspiracy Theories Spread With Tom Lawrence
Apr 16 • 20 min
Whether it’s conspiracy theories like those around 5g, or the willful refusal to believe objective facts when it comes to the pandemic, today we talk about confirmation bias and how folks try to assemble meaning to things. This happens often when…
Top Local Stories For 4/15/20: As Demonstrators Protest Whitmer’s Stay-At-Home Order In Lansing, California And New York Send Ventilators To Michigan
Apr 15 • 13 min
Today we’ve got an all-headlines edition of your Daily Detroit. We run down the latest numbers on confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths from the state, and we discuss the “Operation Gridlock” protest organized by the Michigan Conservative…
Why Those Auto Insurance Coronavirus Rebates Aren’t All That
Apr 14 • 14 min
Perhaps you’ve heard that, because people are driving so much less and accident claims have plummeted during the coronavirus lockdown, your benevolent automobile insurance carrier is planning to give you a big wet kiss in the form of a refund. Well,…
To-Go Booze In Michigan? Ford, 3M Team Up Plus Coronavirus Updates
Apr 13 • 17 min
Today’s show is in three parts. 1) Coronavirus updates. The latest numbers, with some hopeful signs the curve may be starting to flatten. A quarter of Michigan’s workforce has filed for unemployment, and $350 million distributed. There are bodies…
Michigan’s Coronavirus Response w/ Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II
Apr 11 • 15 min
On today’s podcast, we have an in-depth conversation with Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II around Michigan and the Coronavirus. We talk about a wide variety of topics with the Lt. Governor: Lt. Governor Gilchrist is leading a new…
Headlines 4/10/20: Gig-Economy Unemployment Benefits Start Next Week
Apr 10 • 17 min
Well, so much for a possible reprieve in the coronavirus spread in Michigan. The state on Friday reported 205 deaths in the last 24 hours, an increase of 43%. There were 1,279 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, good news for the Uber drivers,…
How A Detroit Church Is Fighting Back Against The Coronavirus
Apr 9 • 16 min
After bouncing around this town for a couple of decades, I can tell you that if you cover Detroit and ignore the faith community, well, you’re not covering Detroit. Regardless of the denomination or belief system, they are ties that bind much of our…
Headlines, 4/8/20: Do New Numbers Offer Glimmer Of Hope In Dismal Season Of Coronvirus?
Apr 8 • 15 min
On today’s show, we bring you a slew of short updates on the coronavirus situation in and around Detroit. The state on Wednesday reported 1,376 new confirmed cases and 114 deaths, bringing the overall total to 20,346 confirmed cases and 959 deaths….
Coronavirus Is A Bonanza For News Traffic, But Not Its Bottom Line
Apr 7 • 25 min
If you’re listening to this podcast, you’re listening to local media. And the Coronavirus pandemic has brought to the front something that you may not realize. Most Americans — according to a 2019 Gallup poll — not only think that their local…
Headlines: 4/6/20
Apr 6 • 11 min
On today’s show for Monday, April 6, 2020: Detroit Tiger legend Al Kaline has passed away, at the age of 85. The cause of death was not confirmed at the time of recording. Michigan’s confirmed Coronavirus cases continue to rise. Statewide there…
Minsk, Belarus: Detroit’s Sister City Living Under Russia’s Shadow
Apr 3 • 22 min
Today we have a special narrative edition of the show for you. We take you out of your coronavirus confines to Minsk, the capital of Belarus in far eastern Europe. It’s where I recently traveled to talk about Daily Detroit and podcasting at the…
The Story Behind The “That Woman From Michigan” Shirt, Plus What To Know Around Detroit
Apr 2 • 12 min
On today’s show: The latest news locally around the Coronavirus, including when we might see an apex to cases, schools closed for the year, dismal unemployment numbers and people doing some good. Plus, if you’ve been online and followed national…
Detroit Coronavirus News, Auto Sales Down, Ford Making Respirators
Apr 1 • 14 min
On today’s show: Sven and Jer talk about falling sales for the auto industry (including Ford, FCA and GM) and how Ford is making respirators out of repurposed car parts. Also: The most recent official Coronavirus case numbers. Michigan cases…
Local Stories Plus An Economist Puts Coronavirus Unemployment Claims In Historical Perspective
Mar 31 • 22 min
It’s Tuesday, in the decent chance you need a reminder of what day it is today, and we’ve got another full episode worth of coronavirus updates. I also speak with Anson Smuts, a senior economist at O’Keefe, a Bloomfield Hills business…
Detroit Coronavirus News, No Auto Show This Year, Lullabies From Detroit
Mar 30 • 21 min
On today’s show for Monday, March 30, 2020: As of this recording the state numbers for confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state is 6,498 with 184 deaths. The city of Detroit is a major center, with Oakland county’s deaths doubling overnight. Field…
Tips To Help Your Small Business Make It Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
Mar 28 • 19 min
On today’s show: Matt Roling from Wayne State’s Office of Business Innovation joins us to talk about tips to help make sure your business stays afloat or pivots to adapt to the Coronavirus today and the new reality afterward. Plus, we do some…
Detroit Police Chief James Craig Has Coronavirus, And Ventilators Get Political AF
Mar 27 • 15 min
The coronavirus pandemic is intensifying in Michigan on multiple fronts. The state reported a jump of 801 new cases, Detroit Police Chief James Craig has now tested positive for COVID-19, and Ford and GM spent much of Friday on the firing lines of…
8 Local Coronavirus Updates, Detroit’s Building A Dam, Plus Recess At Home Tips
Mar 26 • 14 min
On today’s show: Guest Angela Rogensues from Playworks Michigan joins us to talk about play-at-home tips while you’re cooped up. Also: A ton of local Coronavirus-related updates, including the passing of a law enforcement officers and the possible…
Checking In On Michigan’s Food Supplies, Detroit To Start Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing And More
Mar 25 • 30 min
On today’s show: We update the top-line Coronavirus case numbers across the state. Drive-thru testing is going to start Friday at the State Fairground in Detroit. We have the details on this bold program to test between 40 and 50 people an hour. A…
What We’re Learning About Coronavirus From Infected Patients, According To A Beaumont Doctor
Mar 24 • 27 min
Dr. Joel Fishbain, an infectious disease specialist with Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, joins the show today and tells us about what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus. Fishbain tells Daily Detroit that he was initially…
How A Bus Company Started Making Hand Sanitizer, What The Governor’s Stay-At-Home Coronavirus Order Means
Mar 23 • 26 min
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday issued a stay-at-home order to all Michigan residents, ordering non-essential businesses and workplaces closed and outlawing all public or private gatherings between people who aren’t part of the same household. It…
Detroit Area COVID-19 Updates Plus Tips To Get Through This Mentally w/ Dr. Joel Young
Mar 22 • 14 min
We’re doing seven days a week through the COVID-19 crisis. Our featured guest is . He’s a psychiatrist and has tips on how to get through all this mentally. But first: - An update on COVID-19 confirmed cases, that now numbers more than 1,000 in…
Local COVID-19 Updates And Things To Know In Metro Detroit
Mar 21 • 21 min
A socially-distanced version of your Daily Detroit, from Detroit and Sven’s basement in Ferndale. First, top-line numbers around COVID-19 in Michigan. There are now 787 cases. Our guest is Charyn Hain. She’s here to help make sense of a recent memo…
Board Game Recommendations For When You’re Cooped Up Plus DPD Hit Hard By COVID-19
Mar 20 • 21 min
There are now 549 confirmed cases, according to the state of Michigan at 3 p.m. Friday. That’s up 215 cases since yesterday. Detroit’s Police Department is suffering a wave of possible COVID-19 cases. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued…
Learning About Birding Plus COVID-19 Updates
Mar 19 • 17 min
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases here in Michigan is now up to 336, with at least three deaths. More labs have come on board to help work through all of the tests coming in. We have more information on the U.S./Canada border closing that…
Ford, FCA and GM Shut Down The Line Plus Local COVID-19 Updates
Mar 18 • 16 min
On today’s show: The number of COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in Michigan is up to 146, and the first death in the state occurred. 4 out of 5 deaths so far are those 65 and older, according to a new CDC report. GM, Ford and FCA shut the line down over…
Local Brewery Tries To Persevere In Corona Crisis Plus News Updates
Mar 17 • 25 min
On today’s show, more on what’s happening with this extraordinary and still-unfolding situation involving the Coronavirus. The Detroit Department of Transportation had to shut down bus service Tuesday. The good news is service returns at 3am….
Governor Closes Bars, Plus How Does The COVID-19 Shutdown Impact Schools?
Mar 16 • 23 min
On today’s show: Michigan’s bars have been shut down to help blunt the spread of the Coronavirus, along with sit-down service at restaurants and a host of other places. We dive in. Unemployment benefits have been extended to cover more workers….
Detroit’s New Plan To Preserve Affordable Housing Plus 4 Things To Know Around Town
Mar 13 • 12 min
On today’s episode of the Daily Detroit Podcast for Friday, March 13, 2020. More closures tied to the Coronavirus response, from all of the schools in the state to cultural institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts. John Hertel, the general…
How Is COVID-19 Worse Than The Flu? With Dr. Paul Thomas
Mar 12 • 13 min
Our guest on the show today is Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health. We deep dive into why there is so much attention and effort being paid to COVID-19 and this Coronavirus compared to other diseases out there in the past. Also, we talk about what we can…
COVID-19 Is Here, Amazon Four Star Opens, Michigan Primary And DIA Results Breakdown
Mar 11 • 20 min
On today’s episode of your Daily Detroit for Wednesday, March 11, 2020: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that two cases of Covid-19 had been identified in the State of Michigan. We have updated information as of this recording. …
The Coronavirus Is Coming To Michigan. Here Are Some Practical Tips.
Mar 10 • 26 min
Michigan still has no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as we record this. But it’s inevitable it will come to our state. And frankly, there’s good information out there around it. But there’s lots of noise and not a ton of…
Detroit Turning On Water To Prevent Spread Of COVID-19, New Sneaker Concept Opening On Livernois
Mar 9 • 10 min
On today’s show: The city of Detroit, DWSD and the State of Michigan have a new plan to turn on the water for Detroiters that’s been shut off or prevent shutoffs to help keep COVID-19, or the Novel Coronavirus, at bay. We have details. A new poll…
Fun Things To Do In March Plus Restaurant Openings And Closings Around Metro Detroit
Mar 6 • 42 min
The weekend is here and that means the fun lane is open here at Daily Detroit. Joining Jer and Sven Gustafson in the studio is our “man about town,” who drinks and eats all the things, Devon O’Reilly. We’re going to hit on some of the fun…
Why Is Art Van Closing? Plus Who Does Trump Want To Face In November?
Mar 5 • 22 min
Today’s show is two-fer for topics. First, the big news in town is that Art Van is closing their company stores. We covered a bit on the site here, but joining us in studio to break it down is business and technology expert Laura Khalil. She’s the…
Regional Transit Plans Die On The Vine Plus Detroit City FC News
Mar 4 • 18 min
We’re gonna need a new hashtag to keep track of all these false starts on expanding transit in Detroit. Maybe #TransitFailDET? On today’s show, we dissect the latest blow to hopes that the Detroit region might finally be able to come to its senses…
Talking Eastpointe With Macomb County’s First African American Mayor, Monique Owens
Mar 3 • 19 min
Most people in our region live in the suburbs, and we’ve found many want to know about their — and their neighbors — communities. so today’s conversation is a continuation of our occasional series visiting the various cities that, well,…
James Lipton’s Detroit Roots, Ballot Help, And Bea’s To Open In Eastern Market
Mar 2 • 14 min
On today’s Daily Detroit podcast: A Detroiter known the world over, James Lipton, has died. We talk about his career and childhood home. A new law aims to help keep low income residents in their homes and avoid foreclosure. We get the…
Trying 7 Flavors Of Hudsonville’s Extra Indulgent Ice Cream
Feb 28 • 29 min
Happy Friday everyone! On today’s food-focused episode of Daily Detroit for Friday, February 28, 2020. Fort Street Galley is no more after today, after being open for only 14 months. Alley Taco in Midtown is , you can buy it for…
7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Feb 27 • 11 min
On today’s episode: A state representative is planning on personally delivering a letter to President Trump asking for him to free Kwame Kilpatrick. Shianne argues there are plenty more wronged people to free first than the former mayor. The city…
Detroit Gets Some James Beard Love, Rocket Fiber Sold Plus 3 Stories Around Town
Feb 26 • 20 min
On today’s episode of the podcast: Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City Address took place on Tuesday night. One of the big topics? Auto insurance. We’ve covered the topic a lot, here is our interview with Steve Gurston from Michigan Auto Law….
Paczki, Pot and Passenger Trains: A Daily Detroit Mardi Gras Edition
Feb 25 • 17 min
If you like listening to people eating telling stories over a box of paczki, this episode is for you. Because it’s Fat Tuesday, and that can only mean two things here in Detroit: jelly-filled paczki and drinking. We also discuss an…
Inside The Congregation Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Feb 24 • 14 min
On today’s episode of Daily Detroit for February 24, 2020 A new study shows that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among senior citizens both nationally and here in Michigan. Hate waiting in line at the Secretary of State? You can now…
Inside Philip Kafka’s Long-Game Vision for Detroit
Feb 21 • 29 min
Philip Kafka has made a big splash since arriving in Detroit during the last decade. He’s helped open two of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, Takoi and Magnet, and he’s the developer behind the Quonset hut development “True North,”…
Detroit Launches New Arts Fund, And A Lawsuit Targets Recreational Marijuana Licensing Delays
Feb 20 • 20 min
City officials today unveiled their sweeping vision to boost support for arts and culture with a multi-faceted plan that envisions it as a tool to attract talent and use the arts as a catalyst for economic growth. It will all be housed in the city’s…
Coffee Down Under Will Bring Australian Coffee To Detroit
Feb 19 • 14 min
Australian-style coffee in the Motor City? It’s going to become a thing. We talk about it with owner of the forthcoming Coffee Down Under going into Detroit’s Financial District, Tarun Kajeepeta. It’ll be located in the basement level of the same…
How Do You Make Good Grow In Detroit?
Feb 18 • 17 min
On today’s show, we look at a group making a garden grow on the east side of the city, ; as well as a non-profit that’s helping more than 100 organizations grow in Detroit, Our guests are Karen Chava Knox from Eden Gardens Block Club, and the CEO of…
The Tasty Motor City Sports Bar Burger Plus 5 Things To Know
Feb 17 • 12 min
On today’s podcast: General Motors is pulling out of three countries. Art Van Furniture may be for sale or file for bankruptcy protection. Eastern Market Seafood has been serving patrons for 45 years. It’s shuttering at the end of the month, one of…
Michael Zadoorian On His New Book, “The Narcissism Of Small Differences”
Feb 14 • 23 min
Ferndale Author Michael Zadoorian joins us to talk about his new book “The Narcissism of Small Differences,” that beyond being a good book also has lots of little nods to Metro Detroit. Pre-order here: “For anyone who’s ever asked themselves,…
Monica Wheat On Funding And Growing A Business In Underserved Communities
Feb 13 • 14 min
Ferndale Garage Project Problems plus 6 Things to Know in Metro Detroit
Feb 12 • 17 min
On today’s podcast, we discuss: Sven dove deep . He’s got an in-depth story and we talk about it. Detroit’s city council wants action on water shutoffs () The Motown Museum is out with a new rendering showing the scale of their $50 million…
On Electrification, Change in Autos w/ Glenn Stevens plus Bonstelle Theatre to get New Life
Feb 11 • 15 min
On today’s show: Our feature conversation is with Glenn Stevens. He’s the executive director of MICHAUTO, and an interesting voice to talk with Sven Gustafson about the future of electrification, where the auto industry is in Michigan, how companies…
The Fisher Building is getting a facelift plus 5 things to know around town
Feb 10 • 9 min
On today’s podcast: A new report from the University of Michigan is forecasting that the city of Detroit will have faster growth than the rest of Michigan. . The Sears at Middlebelt and Seven Mile in Livonia will be closing soon. There’s no…
Bus ridership up, “slumlords” are called out in Detroit suit plus Fletcher on Andre Drummond trade
Feb 7 • 18 min
On today’s show: SMART bus ridership is up, led by the growth of their FAST Service on Woodward, Michigan and Gratiot. Go figure, you do a frequent service that shows up on time and people use it? The city of Detroit is suing three major landlords who…
On Detroit’s workforce participation and skills gap with Jose Reyes
Feb 6 • 15 min
With a labor participation rate around 20 points less than that of a healthy city, Detroit has a talent gap and a skills gap. And this isn’t unique to the city. It’s impacting the region and the state, too. So how do we get people to work? What…
Kara Swisher On What’s Next For Autos, Tech And Metro Detroit
Feb 5 • 19 min
Our guest today is Kara Swisher, one of the foremost tech and business journalists in the country. Beyond her work at Vox and her column at the New York Times, she’s found success with her podcasts including Recode/ Decode and another she co-hosts,…
Pontiac Reconsiders The Woodward Loop Plus 7 Things To Know
Feb 4 • 15 min
Today we’re hitting pause on interviews to catch you up on some things happening around town. First up, Amazon has released a new video and some details about the battery-electric Prime delivery vans that Plymouth-based Rivian will build for it. The…
Building Up The Fitzgerald Neighborhood w/ David Alade Plus 4 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Feb 3 • 14 min
A mover and shaker is helping fund a campaign for equal rights for LGBTQ Michiganders Speaking of which, a new housing development will be built to support youth in that community () Beaumont Hospital is expanding in Grosse Pointe The Detroit People…
Trying Out Detroit’s Leisure Soda Casamara Club w/ Jason LaValla
Jan 31 • 35 min
Look, this has been a busy, long week. Lots of things happening. Serious conversations. Big issues. But today is not that. No, it’s the weekend so we kicked back, cracked open some Casamara Club and talked to Jason LaValla. What is Casamara Club?…
Let’s Get Nerdy On The Issues With Brad Williams, Detroit Regional Chamber
Jan 30 • 19 min
On today’s podcast: A deeper dive than we’ve done before on some issues across the state. Most polls focus on the horserace. Who’s up, and who’s down. , and get an idea of some possible solutions. Joining me and Sven Gustafson to talk about it…
On Cannabis w/ Anqunette Sarfoh Plus New Energy For Regional Cooperation Live From The Detroit Policy Conference
Jan 29 • 23 min
Today, we’re live from the Detroit Policy Conference at Motor City Soundboard. There are two main themes for today’s show: First, there’s a new energy for regional cooperation from Oakland County Executive David Coulter. He outlined his cooperative…
Oudolf Garden Update, BorgWarner Buys Delphi Plus 6 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Jan 28 • 19 min
On today’s show: Challenging weather conditions and high water levels continue to complicate plans for the highly anticipated Oudolf Garden Detroit project on Belle Isle. Auburn Hills-based auto supplier BorgWarner is buying Delphi Technologies in an…
GM Detroit Hamtramck Plant’s Next Electric Chapter, Poll Shows Little Support For New Road Funding, Plus 3 Things To Know
Jan 27 • 18 min
On today’s show: The GM Detroit Hamtramck plant has a new electric future. A new poll shows little support for new road funding taxes, a lot of support for expanding protections for LGBT housing and employment, and although many Michiganders want…
Downtown Detroit’s Development Paradoxes With Retail & Urban Design Expert Conrad Kickert
Jan 24 • 34 min
Today’s show is a long-form conversation with author Conrad Kickert. Backed up by research and global experience, he busts some myths about downtown Detroit and its history. He adds perspective from his career from world-class cities…
Why Atwater Brewery Sold Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Jan 23 • 14 min
The big beer news in town was that Atwater Brewery sold to a subsidiary of Molson Coors, Tenth and Blake. But why? And what’s next? To take a look behind the deal, a talk with Atwater owner Mark Rieth. That conversation is at 7 minutes in. We also…
What’s Next For Detroit? With Dennis Archer Jr.
Jan 22 • 14 min
The New Year is a great time to take inventory of what we’ve done and where we’re headed, and I like to talk to Dennis Archer Jr.,the CEO of Ignition Media Group and the president of Archer Corporate Services ahead of the Detroit Policy Conference…
Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants Plus 5 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Jan 21 • 16 min
On today’s show: Last week on this show we told you how a capitol reporter in Lansing alleged that state Senator Peter Lucido of Shelby Township made a sexist remark to her while she tried to interview him. Now, a fellow state senator of Lucido’s…
Your No Auto Show In January Autos Roundup With Eric Trytko
Jan 17 • 32 min
Today on your Daily Detroit, we’re talking all things autos. After all, it’s usually at this time of year when everyone’s in town for the North American International Auto Show. Although the big Detroit show is in the summer now, have no fear….
Michigan’s Long-Term Substitute Teacher Crisis Plus 6 Things To Know Around Town
Jan 16 • 15 min
On today’s show, Alexandra Schmidt from Bridge Magazine joins us to talk about a new report they released today, We run through the data and the responses with Schmidt, including: 50,000 kids are served by long-term, uncertified substitute teachers…
She’s 100% That Reporter
Jan 15 • 18 min
On today’s show, Michigan and Metro Detroit have been talking about the callout by Michigan Advance reporter Allison Donahue of State Senator Peter Lucido, after this exchange, “You should hang around! You could have a lot of fun with these boys,…
The Throwback Approach Of Third Man Records’ New Magazine, Maggot Brain
Jan 14 • 18 min
Detroit lays claim to a rich musical legacy going back decades, including Motown Records, a vibrant jazz scene, techno music and more than one generation of booty-shaking garage rock. But it’s been a while since it was home to an actual music…
Where Auto Plants Close, Opioid Deaths Rise
Jan 13 • 15 min
New research is out that ties economic issues can tie to health issues, specifically when it comes to auto plant closures. On today’s show, we speak to Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani from The University Of Pennsylvania. He joins Jer to talk about the…
10 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit Plus Food News
Jan 10 • 12 min
Happy Friday! On today’s show: The Detroit News has a new report out that says that many City of Detroit homeowners have been overcharged at least $3,700 a year in property taxes since 2010. . Could the Federal Government take over the United…
Candice Miller On The Green Ooze And How Our Drains Are Connected
Jan 9 • 19 min
On today’s show, we’re talking with Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller about that green ooze on I-696 and how it impacts neighbors, as well a questions about if sites in Metro Detroit haven’t been properly cleaned up, and,…
Telling The Story Of An Often Secret Condition, Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Jan 8 • 14 min
Today’s episode is about a condition that has stayed in the shadows, and a filmmaker looking to bring it into the light. Hidradenitis Suppurtiva Foundation - or HS for short - is one of the most severe conditions in dermatology, according to…
Auto Sales Continued A Tear in 2019, Plus Blake Griffin News And Recycling In Detroit
Jan 7 • 18 min
On today’s episode, we wrap up 2019 auto sales with Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Autotrader. The industry finished the year above 17 million cars and trucks for the fifth straight year, the first time it’s ever gone that long above that…
9 Things To Know Around Southeast Michigan
Jan 6 • 8 min
Here’s what to know and where to go around Southeast Michigan: An update on the green ooze that spilled onto I-696 just east of I-75 in Madison Heights Target is the target of thieves, with four stores getting hit in total in the region Vinsetta…
Should The Motor City Join The War On Cars?
Jan 3 • 16 min
Today’s episode is from the vault in April. The automobile is synonymous with Detroit. It is, after all, the Motor City. But what if there was a different way forward than a vehicle for every man, woman and even sometimes, child? What if instead of a…
Worker Owned Pingree Is Stitching Together Success In Detroit
Jan 2 • 20 min
On today’s episode, we hit the vault to re-tell a story originally aired in May. We’re taking a look at a company that’s making high-end leather goods right here in the city of Detroit, putting Detroiters and veterans to work. We’re…
Robocop Statue Update, Dilla’s Delights In Danger And Capitol Park Transformation
Dec 31, 2019 • 20 min
Happy New Year! On today’s show: Yes, it looks like we’re getting a Robocop statue in 2020. Here’s more: Dilla’s Delights is raising money to move and keep open: And, we visit one of your most listened to episodes, our mini documentary about the…
The Big Ridesharing Myth And How To Make The Bus Sexy
Dec 30, 2019 • 26 min
On today’s show, we re-release a conversation from July with Sarosh Irani. He’s a transit advocate and Wayne State student who came up with a plan that got national attention by shifting existing bus stops to serve more people. And then we dive into…
A Conversation With Cynthia Canty
Dec 27, 2019 • 37 min
Cynthia Canty has a long and storied career, and we were honored to have her as a guest in mid-July. Well, her retirement is now actually a thing, so figured it’d be a great time to re-share this conversation. It’s also audio editor Shianne’s favorite…
6 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Dec 26, 2019 • 6 min
Plymouth-based Rivian has a neat new trick to make it turn like a tank Allee Willis has died Not one, but two donut incidents in Detroit - and Detroit Police has a suspect Royal Oak delays the sale of recreational marijuana in their city Mt. Clemens…
2019 Christmas Special
Dec 24, 2019 • 45 min
We sit by the fire with the dog and talk all things Detroit - the year in review, the year ahead, some of our favorite stories and of course, well wishes and thanks for quite the year.
Cocktails, Conversation, And Real Cherries With Rick Paulger, GM Of Detroit’s Hammer & Nail
Dec 23, 2019 • 20 min
If you’re looking for a bar that mixes Detroit iconography with midcentury modern (along with a dash of west coast garnish) you’ve found it in Hammer & Nail. Located in the old Carpenter’s Union building on Woodward across from the Detroit…
Will Your Next Lunch Order Be Dropped Off By An Autonomous Vehicle? Plus 4 Things To Know Around Town
Dec 20, 2019 • 14 min
On your Daily Detroit for Friday, December 20, 2019: 46 people have been arrested in Warren as part of a major sting operation. The U.S. Steel plant on Zug Island is laying off more than 1,500 people. The Second Avenue bridge over I-94 in Midtown…
14 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit In 14 Minutes
Dec 19, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 400! W00t! On today’s show we do a big roundup of the things happening around town. Some highlights: There’s a new Trump Administration program that aims to fight violent crime in the city, called Operation Relentless Pursuit. However, in a…
Inside The Longboard By Jolly Pumpkin In Dearborn
Dec 18, 2019 • 12 min
You know, we spend a lot of time in the city. but more and more - mostly by popular demand - we’re venturing into the suburbs. It’s a running gag among my friends that once I cross 8 Mile or west of Wyoming or Telegraph, that I start to turn to…
Ford Invests $1.45B, Inside The New Rocket Fiber Pistons Studio, And Lowly Lions Talk
Dec 17, 2019 • 24 min
Today we’re discussing the news that Ford will invest $1.45 billion into plants in Wayne and Dearborn to build the new 2020 Bronco and the Ranger small pickup truck. Both are resuscitations of beloved automotive brands that went away for the past…
Your December Detroit Dining & Drinks Roundup
Dec 16, 2019 • 28 min
On today’s episode of Daily Detroit, we’re taking a look at the new and interesting things happening in Detroit’s dining and drinks scene. There’s been so much going on it’s hard to keep up, so join Devon, Sven and Randy to talk about…
Inside Brewery Faisan, A Belgian-Inspired Taproom In Detroit’s Islandview Neighborhood
Dec 13, 2019 • 20 min
There’s a new taproom and brewery in Detroit’s Islandview Neighborhood - Brewery FaisAn. The space - with tables made of reclaimed wood from the Packard Plant, a big roll-up door, and a wide selection of house-made beers - looks to be a place to have…
Goodbye Old Power Plant, Talking Recreational Marijuana In Michigan And More
Dec 12, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s show: The Conners Creek Power Plant (what’s left of it) is coming down Friday. Detroit City FC joins a pro league! Bobcat Bonnie’s is opening a new outpost for their local empire, at Partridge Creek mall Then we get into your weekend plans!…
Schools In Michigan Are In Big Trouble. Here Are Some Real Reasons Why.
Dec 11, 2019 • 17 min
From our state’s major teacher shortage to large numbers of long-term substitutes, to students not making it to school (let alone the political challenges in Lansing). Michigan’s education system is in real trouble. Students are falling farther…
Inside An Adorable Pop-Up Bookstore On Detroit’s East Side, 27th Letter Books
Dec 10, 2019 • 11 min
Jer here. I have a lot of personal connection to the east side of Detroit. My grandmother lived just blocks from where this new pop-up bookstore, 27th Letter Books, just opened. They’re the winners of the Hatch Detroit contest, and before their…
Longtime Royal Oak Baker Dies Plus 10 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
On today’s show: - “Sweeping” changes are coming to Detroit’s Animal Care and Control, including more people and money - Detroit’s darling watch and luxury goods maker, Shinola, is doing layoffs and outsourcing. Will we have to undergo a true…
State Of The Detroit Region Report Is A Big Check Engine Light
Dec 6, 2019 • 27 min
So what exactly is the state of our Detroit region as we head in 2020? It’s important to look at, as regardless of what angry people on the internet might think, our region is economically and culturally connected. Most metro Detroiters live in one…
Uranium Contaminated Land Falls Into The Detroit River Plus 6 Things To Know In Detroit
Dec 5, 2019 • 10 min
On today’s show: At some point over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a portion of the riverbank near Fort Wayne collapsed into the Detroit River. That riverbank is believed to contain material left over from the Manhattan Project. If you…
Inside The new Buddy’s Pizza In Downtown Detroit Plus Kid Rock Restaurant Leaves LCA
Dec 4, 2019 • 19 min
Detroit-based pizza purveyor Buddy’s is on the way to opening their second Detroit location and first downtown. So Sven and Jer stopped in to check it out, try some pizzas and chat with their new-ish CEO, Burton Heiss. Plus: The end of the licensing…
Previewing Noel Night, One Of Detroit’s Holiday Traditions
Dec 3, 2019 • 16 min
Now that we’re in December, we’re in the holiday season. And one of my favorite events in Detroit is Noel Night. Now in its 47th year, it has swung the doors of Midtown open to crowds and revelry, cheer and merriment. And this year, it promises to…
There Are Just Two Registered Foster Homes In Detroit Plus 7 Things To Know Around Town
Dec 2, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome back to the week! On today’s podcast: The UAW and Fiat Chrysler have a tentative deal, meaning 7,900 more jobs and an additional $4.5 billion in investment. The Palace of Auburn Hills is being demolished. Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack has died….
Sports! Lions Lag, Pistons Sputter
Nov 29, 2019 • 17 min
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! What’s the big thing that happens around town this weekend? Sports! So first Jer talks about the Lions 24-20 loss to the Bears and wonders if getting rid of Jim Caldwell was such a good idea, and if the curse of Bobby Lane…
Back From Belarus, Just In Time For Turkey Day
Nov 27, 2019 • 33 min
Greetings, comrades! I’m back from my week-long visit to Minsk, Belarus, halfway around the globe and a world away, as a guest of the good people at Press Club Belarus and the U.S. Embassy Minsk. It’s good to be back and rolling with the podcast….
Inside Viola’s New Detroit Cannabis Flagship Store
Nov 26, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s podcast, we visit the new Viola flagship cannabis retail operation near the old Boblo Boat docks. Viola, owned by NBA veteran Al Harrington, is a national cannabis company that’s going to invest up to $10 million in the space, with a…
Inside The New Dining And Drinking Spots At The Top Of The GM Rencen
Nov 24, 2019 • 11 min
Today’s episode is a first taste, if you will, of a new set of dining and drinking concepts that are to open today at the very top of Detroit’s most iconic building, the GM RENCEN. They’re called the High Bar, Hearth 71, and Highlands. There is…
Auto Insurance Reform May Be More Selfies Than Substance
Nov 22, 2019 • 25 min
Our guest on the podcast today is Steve Gursten. He’s the head of and has been named one of Michigan’s top lawyers by multiple publications. Today’s episode is a response to many listeners who are seeing their auto insurance rates go up in…
Detroit Officer Dies, H&M Opens Downtown
Nov 21, 2019 • 23 min
On today’s podcast: - We share details on what happened on Wyoming Street in Detroit that resulted in the death of Detroit officer Rasheen McClain. It’s the 239th in the department’s history. - UAW President Gary Jones resigns - General Motors is…
A Deep Dive Into The Denied $250 Million Detroit Demo Bond Proposal
Nov 20, 2019 • 20 min
On today’s show: Our feature conversation is a deep dive into the proposed $250 million demolition bond that was denied by Detroit City Council this week. What was it? Why did it fail? And what’s next? We chatted with Chase Cantrell from Building…
More Mass Transit Minus Macomb County? Plus The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Nov 19, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show for Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Two big stories. More mass transit may be moving ahead in Southeast Michigan - minus Macomb County. Shianne went to Royal Oak to learn more. And Greg Migliore of Autoblog joins me to talk about the…
10 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit Plus Sven Goes To Belarus
Nov 18, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show (yes, we’re moving to mornings! Finally!) - A film focusing in part on a Detroit automaker, “Ford V. Ferrari,” takes the top spot at the box office - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is in Israel - Gas price update from AAA -…
On Fatbergs And Contamination Soup
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
Michigan is the Great Lakes State. Detroit is literally named the city of the strait - our river. And one of the most important assets we have, and resources to protect, is our water and our environment. So when I heard Tracie Baker at TEDxDetroit…
Karpov’s Moving Refugee Exhibit, More Local Journalism Cuts
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
On today’s show: Internationally acclaimed photographer and Detroit resident Kenny Karpov joins us to talk about his upcoming photo exhibit, “Despite It All, We Never Learn.” T he photos take you on a journey with Karpov on a refugee boat in the…
3 Things That Aren’t Working In Detroit
Nov 12, 2019 • 24 min
Happy snowmageddon, Detroit! Hope you’re all staying nice and warm. On today’s episode, we dig out of the early and record-breaking November snowstorm and dig into a few of the things that aren’t working around town. Specifically, we…
Hamtramck On The Rise
Nov 11, 2019 • 22 min
It might surprise you that the 2.1 square miles of Hamtramck is the densest, as far as residents per square mile, of any in the state. With roots to before 1800, the city has seen a succession of immigrants. founded by French Canadian Commander Jean…
On Gordie Howe, Michigan, Cartoons And Life With Rob Paulsen
Nov 8, 2019 • 26 min
That’s the voice of Rob Paulsen. Born in Detroit, raised in Michigan and now with a voice known to millions, the singer and actor is the kind of person that can light up a room with just a few words. Whether it is as the voice of Pinky in Pinky and…
The Dark Side Of Online Dating Turned To Art With Sareytales
Nov 7, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show: We cover four things to know around town in our headlines, then we chat with the artist behind Sareytales. The pieces () will stop you in your tracks and shines a light on the dark side of online dating. Like what we’re doing?…
Local Election Highlights Plus Shout, A New Citizen Democracy Mobile App
Nov 6, 2019 • 21 min
Despite a steady trickle of leaked recordings of him , Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was re-elected to a fourth term on Tuesday. On today’s show, we talk about and what it says about Warren. Then, we highlight some other races from around the region…
Plum Health Moves, Expands Plus 5 Things To Know
Nov 5, 2019 • 12 min
On today’s show: An old train depot in Holly from 1886 gets a big preservation grant Two metro Detroit communities get top billing as places to retire An annual festival in Oakland County will be back at least through 2024 H&M in downtown Detroit…
Detroit’s Industries Are Being Disrupted. What’s Next? With Gregg Garrett
Nov 4, 2019 • 22 min
Gregg Garrett, our guest today, shares that four million jobs are going to be eliminated through autonomous vehicles from the U.S. economy. On the flip side, $7.8 trillion of value will be created. So how does not just our country, but our region that…
FCA/PSA Peugeot Merger, Bike Share In The Suburbs And More
Nov 1, 2019 • 20 min
We’ve made it to the weekend! On today’s show: We break down the proposed FCA/PSA Peugeot merger deal. A lawsuit involving a popular brewery, Founders, has been settled out of court The new Hotel Cambria is coming to Detroit in the old WWJ…
From Fail Jail To U of M Innovation Center In 8 Years
Oct 31, 2019 • 13 min
The big news this week in development in Detroit is the announcement of a new University of Michigan Innovation Center, bankrolled and supported by billionaires Stephen Ross and Dan Gilbert. The $300 million building on a $750 million campus will…
8 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Oct 29, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s show: Turns out the demolishing a theater might not be a requirement to get financing for a redevelopment project that has preservationists up in arms. Nancy Schlicting steps down from the Michigan State University board. Sven breaks it…
Lead Is In Metro Detroit’s Water. What’s Next? Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Oct 28, 2019 • 14 min
Lead in our drinking water has been in the news, with quite a few suburban communities learning they have levels of lead that require action. To help explain what’s actually happening, our guest on the show is Elin Betanzo. In August of 2015, Elin…
Breaking Down A Cringeworthy Founders Interview (And Week)
Oct 26, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode of the Daily Detroit podcast, we’re talking about the raging inferno of controversy that has engulfed Founders Brewing Company in Detroit. We quickly run down the latest developments following a racial discrimination lawsuit - and…
Why Voters Stick With Warren Mayor Jim Fouts With Vice’s Trevor Bach Plus What Know Around Detroit
Oct 24, 2019 • 17 min
On today’s show, a piece on Vice focusing on Warren, their mayor and his survival despite scandal has been making national rounds. We have the journalist who wrote it, Trevor Bach, on to talk about it. Also: - The theater portion of the historic…
6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Oct 23, 2019 • 7 min
On today’s show: - A big pledge from Wayne State to give free tuition to Detroit high school graduates - The largest periodic table in the world - Lead in the water concerns spread to Dearborn Heights - The Detroit Historic Museum is going to…
Deleted Emails Dog Duggan, Founders Brewing Controversy, Pistons Preview
Oct 22, 2019 • 19 min
On today’s show: - Findings of an Inspector General report don’t look good for Mayor Mike Duggan and Chief of Staff Alexis Wiley - Founders Brewing is finding itself at the center of controversy again, making national news with absurd testimony….
UAW/GM Tentative Agreement, Goodbye I-375 And More
Oct 20, 2019 • 22 min
On today’s show: - Sven helps us understand the UAW/GM Tentative Agreement nearly 50,000 striking GM workers are reviewing - It looks like by 2024 I-375 in downtown Detroit will become a boulevard. It’s the focus of our most recent piece on Detroit…
Reviewing Detroit Style Pizza In Atlanta Plus 4 Things To Know Around Detroit
Oct 17, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show: - Detroit City FC are NPSL Members Cup champions - One of Detroit’s larger employers, Strategic Staffing Solutions, to move to the Fisher Building - Ford is rolling out a charging network for their electric cars - The UAW plans…
What Donald Trump And Kim Kardashian Have In Common
Oct 16, 2019 • 21 min
Joining me on the podcast is chief New York Times television critic James Poniewozik. The Monroe, Michigan-born author has a new book out, “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.” So if you haven’t figured out…
Sportsball! Detroit Lions Robbed, DCFC Wins In NY
Oct 15, 2019 • 17 min
On today’s show: The Lions got robbed on Monday Night Football, but also could have made some key plays and the after of the effects of the game have made it all the way up to ownership meetings. Is the team cursed? Also, Detroit City FC has a…
What’s Next For Detroit’s Historic Woodbridge Neighborhood
Oct 14, 2019 • 14 min
On this edition of your Daily Detroit, we’re checking in on what’s new in the historic and beautiful Woodbridge neighborhood. it’s one of the city’s older neighborhoods, with people moving in starting in the 1870s. It’s named after William…
6 Things To Know Plus A Detroit City FC Update
Oct 11, 2019 • 14 min
- There are more details on the mysterious disappearance of a Detriot house owned by a State Representative - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit says it’s received a $5 million matching gift as part of its $15 million Future Fund capital…
TEDxDETROIT Returns With Ideas Worth Spreading For The 11th Year
Oct 9, 2019 • 12 min
Detroit is a city with a lot of ideas worth spreading. The 11th TEDxDetroit conference looks to highlight those and gather local luminaries from a variety of fields, along with some pretty powerful and superstar guests including Nicole Curtis from…
9 Things To Know Around Detroit
Oct 8, 2019 • 16 min
Hey Friends! Here’s what’s happening around town. - An update on day 22 of the GM/UAW Strike - Lead has been found in the water in the suburbs of Birmingham and White Lake - The Detroit Pistons open a shiny new practice facility - Another one of…
Who Should Get $100,000 For Their Business In Detroit?
Oct 7, 2019 • 19 min
Starting a business is hard, and even more challenging in a city like Detroit. But there is help out there. Today’s episode is your opportunity to hear from five different entrants to the Hatch Detroit contest. They’re the winners of a public…
Zingerman’s Tiny Weddings Plus 7 Things To Know Around Detroit
Oct 4, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s show, we hit on the headlines of the day from the GM/UAW Strike to new restaurant openings, plus talk to Nieron Hales from Zingerman’s Corman Farms about their innovative and affordable Tiny Weddings.
E-Bikes Are Rolling Into Detroit With Jason Hall
Oct 3, 2019 • 16 min
Jason Hall is a community advocate and bike enthusiast who you might know from those Apple TV ads awhile back showing off the famous group ride, Slow Roll. What you might not know is that after co-founding that event and non-profit, he’s on to some…
Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week To Showcase Authentic Latin Cuisine
Oct 2, 2019 • 14 min
Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week is October 4-13, 2019 and it brings 24 restaurants to the table highlight food from a variety of Latin countries and regions. Monica Casarez and Juan Carlos Dueweke Perez stopped by the studio to talk about this…
The ‘Best Crime Of 2019,’ Detroit City FC Launches A Women’s Team, Plus 3 Things To Know
Oct 1, 2019 • 20 min
Hello friends. Today we’re covering StateBudgetPalooza, in which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed all 16 budget bills sent at the 11th hour by Republicans, but only after making 147 line-item vetoes totaling nearly $1 billion, unleashing hilarity on the…
Fall Detroit Restaurant Openings And Closings
Sep 30, 2019 • 25 min
Man about town Devon O’Reilly joins us in the studio to talk about Detroit’s openings and closings. One of the notable openings? Smith And Co. And closings include a circus-themed bar no one understood in Grand Circus Park.
A Pedal Pub But With Sewing Machines And Soldering Irons Plus 7 Things To Know
Sep 27, 2019 • 18 min
The Detroit Tigers have the worst record in Major League Baseball, and we’re wistful of Tiger Stadium’s last pitch 20 years ago Electric car startup Bollinger Motors releases a pair of new vehicles, and they don’t use stamping so it’s very…
New Book ‘Cheers to Michigan’ Explores State’s Cocktail Culture, Booze Legacy
Sep 25, 2019 • 13 min
Lester Graham is a journalist at , where he hosts “The Environment Report” and the news magazine “Stateside.” Tammy Coxen is the host of , a series of food and drink tastings, classes and experiences in Ann Arbor. The two friends been doing a…
GM Strike, State Budget Impasse Could Tip Michigan Into A Recession
Sep 24, 2019 • 18 min
The United Auto Workers strike against GM over a lack of a new contract has dragged on into a second week. Meanwhile, the negotiations over the state budget are going down to the wire ahead of the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, and the…
40% Of Downtown Detroit Is Devoted To Storing Cars. This Group Says There’s A Better Way.
Sep 23, 2019 • 24 min
The Motor City is a nickname for our town that is known the world over. After all, we put the world on wheels. But what if the same industry that gave us economic strength also, in a way, took away the vitality of the city? says there is too…
Eastern Market Brewing Co. Buys Axle’s Livernois Tap, Plus 3 Things To Know
Sep 20, 2019 • 11 min
The now-defunct Axle Brewing said it hoped to find a like-minded brewer to take over their gleaming Livernois Tap when it announced it was in June, and it appears to have found one in Eastern Market Brewing Co., which announced it will take over the…
Smoke On The River Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Sep 19, 2019 • 12 min
On today’s show: Amazon is looking to build a new facility at the site of the old Silverdome. Also, Amazon is buying 100,000 electric delivery vans from local electric car startup Rivian. An adult club was shut down in Detroit. The city is getting a…
UAW’s Strike Against GM “Doesn’t Look Good For Anyone,” Analyst Says
Sep 17, 2019 • 17 min
Nearly 50,000 UAW workers have gone on strike at General Motors, the first time the union has gone on strike in 12 years, after the last four-year agreement expired without an agreement over a new one. The strike also comes at a time that federal…
Chris Gethard’s Beautiful / Anonymous Is Coming To Detroit
Sep 16, 2019 • 16 min
Today my guest is Chris Gethard. He’s the host of the podcast Beautiful / Anonymous, which tells beautiful stories from anonymous people in a most interesting way. Each week Gethard opens the phone line to one anonymous callet — and he can’t hang…
The Grand Hotel, Detroit City FC Wins Over Mexican Team Plus 100 Years Of The Waldorf School
Sep 13, 2019 • 25 min
It’s almost the weekend! On the show today: Sven Gustafson breaks down what he’s been able to track down up on Mackinac Island about the Grand Hotel’s sale to a private equity firm, and talks about his experience working on the island Fletcher…
Doing Development Differently By Putting The Neighborhood First
Sep 12, 2019 • 28 min
The nonprofit . has been working since the 1990s to redevelop Detroit’s hard-bitten Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood and business district, located on the far east end of Jefferson Avenue near the border with Grosse Pointe Park. Recently, the…
The Electric Rivian Rises, Why Does Wall Street Hate Ford And More
Sep 10, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s show, the first half is auto news and the back half a grab bag of other stuff: - A big investment round for Rivian (Sven’s story on Autoblog here: - Why does Wall Street hate Ford? We discuss. - The Dodge Ram pickup gets a top safety…
How An Old Post Office On Detroit’s East Side Found A New, Crafty Chapter
Sep 9, 2019 • 11 min
Over on Marlborough and Kercheval is an old post office from the 1940s that you might consider an unlikely spot for a Detroit retail and maker success story. After all, it’s a few blocks from Grosse Pointe and has a giant automotive plant between it…
Dave Coulier Is Coming Home Plus 7 Things To Know Around Detroit
Sep 6, 2019 • 13 min
A jam-packed show for you today. Comedian, Actor and Impersonator Dave Coulier is returning to his roots and moving back to Metro Detroit. KMart is closing all but three of their Michigan stores, A new salon called “Hair.” is opening…
Previewing The Vintage Market At Fort Wayne Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Sep 5, 2019 • 10 min
On today’s show: Michigan became the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. There’s a crackdown on drivers and pedestrians with the goal of lowering pedestrian deaths, with both the cities of Detroit and Warren ranking near the top of the list…
Is Detroit’s Subsidized Comeback Worth It?
Sep 4, 2019 • 22 min
Large projects like the new Fiat Chrysler America plant on Detroit’s east side that are part of Detroit’s comeback - and a lot of economic development in Michigan - almost always come with incentives given by the city and the state. But does the math…
East Jefferson, Tiny Homes Plus Detroit City FC
Aug 30, 2019 • 17 min
For your show for August 29, 2019: East Jefferson is getting a new master plan There’s a new app to pay for bus rides on DDOT and SMART and soon the QLINE More Tiny Homes are rising in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood thanks to Cass Community Services….
7.5 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Aug 27, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit for Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Here’s what to know today: Up in Marysville, a city council candidate that made national news resigned. Metro Detroit has the largest apartment construction spike in the country, with…
How Our Laws Make It So Americans Have To Drive
Aug 23, 2019 • 17 min
Today’s episode is all about cars — specifically, about how the law has paved the way for their dominance in our everyday lives and shaping the way we live in fundamental ways. Our guest is Gregory Shill, a Law Professor at the University of Iowa…
On Finding Meaning And Gratitude With Lynne Golodner
Aug 22, 2019 • 18 min
It’s late summer. Things slow down a bit. Think of this episode as a summer book at the beach before fall hits us with crisp breezes and hectic schedules. Today, we’re going to talk about having meaning in your everyday life. To chat about that is…
What Will Change In Oakland County Under New Executive David Coulter?
Aug 21, 2019 • 16 min
Oakland County is under new leadership — and Democratic control — after former Ferndale Mayor David Coulter was sworn in Friday as new county executive. Coulter will serve out the remainder of the term of . Coulter is a former…
Suspicious Looks In Royal Oak Raise Bigger Questions For Metro Detroit
Aug 15, 2019 • 16 min
Today’s episode hits on three topics. First, journalist Darren Nichols joins us to add context around a racially charged incident in Royal Oak that’s made national headlines. A white woman called police on a black man who looked suspicious. And…
Celebrate The 198th Birthday Of A Colonel Plus 4 Things To Know Around Detroit
Aug 14, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s show, we go to the Two Way Inn to talk about celebrating the 198th birthday this weekend of Colonel Philetus Norris. The civil war veteran who fought on the Union side built a place now known as one of the best dive bars in America - the…
Michigan, Field Test For Mass Deportations
Aug 13, 2019 • 25 min
The eyes of the nation have been on Metro Detroit, as this is where Chaldean Christian Jimmy Al-Daoud was picked up for deportation to Iraq. The 41 year old Oakland County man came to the United States legally as a baby, and as an adult, dealt with…
How To Help Detroit’s Public Schools With The DPS Foundation’s Pamela Moore
Aug 12, 2019 • 16 min
Our public school system in Detroit has a lot of needs. Not just for the district itself, but as a lot of families don’t have money, a lot of programs that kids in the suburbs just do? Well, they don’t in Detroit. Like travel and fees to robotics…
7 Things To Know Around Detroit
Aug 9, 2019 • 13 min
On today’s show for August 9th, 2019: Up in Royal Oak, there may be a new plan for the site of long-time Italian restaurant that recently closed. A local brewing magazine, MIBREW, is ceasing publication after a controversial photo spread. Electric…
The Next Chapter For Marygrove Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Aug 8, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s show: Wahlburgers opens in Royal Oak, Jeff Goldblum descends upon Detroit on a bicycle, Jack White is re-releasing some great stuff, there’s a cat film festival coming and Arts Beats and Eats releases their lineup. Also: Sister Mary Jane…
A Beer Battle Is Brewing In Michigan
Aug 7, 2019 • 24 min
There’s a beer battle brewing in Michigan. Our guest on the show is Dayne Barscht, Managing Director of Eastern Market Brewing to talk about it. They’re leading a petition drive to change state law to make it easier for small breweries in Michigan…
An Update On Detroit’s Largest Tree Farm With R.J. King
Aug 6, 2019 • 13 min
Today on the show, it’s Jer’s birthday! dBusiness Editor and Publisher R.J. King joins us at the Podcast Detroit studio to talk about Hantz Woodlands. Created with a lot of controversy during Detroit’s bankruptcy, the operation has, well, grown. RJ…
L. Brooks Patterson Was A Complicated Man Who Reflected A Conflicted Region
Aug 5, 2019 • 34 min
L. Brooks Patterson, who died Saturday at age 80 at his home in Independence Township, was one of the Detroit area’s most consequential and controversial figures in local politics. To some, he represents the ascendancy of an economic powerhouse, in…
The Past And Present Of Capitol Park, Downtown Detroit’s Transformation Poster Child
Aug 2, 2019 • 16 min
Detroit’s Capitol Park has a long, storied history. And it’s seen a lot of transformation the last five years. It also has a special place in my heart as it’s a place I traveled often as a kid. My first Hot Wheels set was bought in a store where Prime…
What Issues Will Resonate With Michigan Voters? With Matt Grossmann
Aug 1, 2019 • 19 min
Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and the rest of the CNN teevee crew have packed up their new Shinola gifts and “Detroit Vs. Everybody” T-shirts now that the Democratic presidential candidate debates are over. Aside from the economic bumps…
Who Won Day 1 Of The Democratic Debates In Detroit? It Isn’t Who You Might Think
Jul 31, 2019 • 18 min
This week on Daily Detroit, we’re dusting off our politics hats. The Democratic presidential debates are in town at the Fox Theater, after all, and Round 1 took place last night, with the second debate planned for Wednesday evening. Tuesday…
Q From The Impractical Jokers Plus Stories Around Detroit
Jul 30, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s Daily Detroit podcast: Brian “Q” Quinn from the TruTV show Impractical Jokers will join us on the line. He’s one of four that make up the comedy troupe The Tenderloins. They’re coming to DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 9th. []…
Peso, Bowlero, And Is There A Detroit Restaurant Bubble?
Jul 29, 2019 • 21 min
On today’s show we touch on: Is there a restaurant bubble? Praise for Peso Excitement over Bowlero, a retro bowling alley coming to Oakland County Grand Circus Park with Bourbon Who else around here deserves a nod?
Sheefy McFly Discusses A New Mural He’s Unveiling At Mo Pop
Jul 26, 2019 • 12 min
Happy Friday. On today’s show, Jer speaks with Detroit muralist Sheefy McFly — he’s the one who was on a Detroit viaduct. He’s got a new mural that will be unveiled this weekend at the Mo Pop music festival on Detroit’s…
A First Look At Elevated Neighborhood Pizza Joint The Bricks
Jul 25, 2019 • 13 min
Today we take a trip to the near eastside suburb of Grosse Pointe park. There’s a new pizza joint out that way called “The Bricks.” Me, Randy Walker and Shianne Nocerini checked out a preview of this elevated neighborhood spot and had plenty of…
Thieves Aren’t Stopping Recovery Park From Serving Detroit
Jul 24, 2019 • 14 min
Recovery Park works to re-build on vacant land, create jobs and help to revitalize a historic Detroit neighborhood. Unfortunately, they recently went through three thefts at their location on the east side of Detroit. But the community is rallying,…
Take A Silent Hike On The Detroit Riverfront
Jul 23, 2019 • 11 min
On the show today…. On August 6, 2019 there’s going to be a neat event on the Detroit riverfront. It’s called the “Silent Hike.” It’s an audiovisual experience with music, narration and nature. Our guest on the show today to talk about it…
Diving In On Ford Problems With The Freep, DCFC Makes Early Playoff Exit
Jul 22, 2019 • 16 min
Today’s show is a two-fer. First, we speak with Randy Essex of the Detroit Free Press. He tells us all about the paper’s investigation into how Ford Motor Company tried to hide defective transmissions in older models of the Focus and Fiesta small…
A Conversation With Retiring Detroit Radio Extraordinaire Cynthia Canty
Jul 19, 2019 • 37 min
Cynthia Canty is a veteran broadcaster who hosts the , a NPR affiliate that broadcasts in the Detroit area at 91.7 on the FM dial. She’s been on air a variety of places in Detroit. She spent years as part of Jim Harper’s legendary morning…
The Ilitches Own Even More Vacant Property Than We Realized — Plus Food, Fun & Detroit City FC Playoff Action
Jul 18, 2019 • 26 min
There’s been a ton of scrutiny, , about the Ilitch family’s failure to follow through on its promises to develop the District Detroit. Now, The Detroit News that the Ilitches also own 44 vacant lots and eight empty buildings…
Detroit’s Avenue Of Fashion Is In Danger With Jonathan Merritt
Jul 17, 2019 • 24 min
We previously told you about a project that would overhaul the Livernois streetscape, north of 6 Mile (McNichols) to 8 Mile. But it seems that things, at least for local businesses, aren’t going so well. Jonathan Merritt joins me on the show today…
Detroit’s The Most Stressed City In The US, Glassblowing Festival Is Coming And More
Jul 16, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s show, Jer talks with Jill Gonzalez an analyst from WalletHub about Detroit being the most stressed city in the United States. Then, Sven talks with Drew Kups from the about the upcoming glass show at the Russell Industrial Center…
An Update On Michigan’s Emerging Recreational Marijuana Economy
Jul 15, 2019 • 15 min
Today we’re talking about Michigan’s emerging recreational marijuana economy with Roberta King. She’s the founder and owner of Canna Communication, a communications firm focused on the cannabis sector. Plus, we bring you up to speed on: The…
Republicans Want To Borrow Teacher Pension Money To Fix Roads, And Detroit’s East Side Is Under Water
Jul 12, 2019 • 14 min
Happy Friday, friends! On today’s show, we run down the new proposal by Lansing Republicans to fix the damn roads in Michigan. They want to borrow $10 billion against teacher pensions. What could go wrong? Also, Jer tells us about his recent visit…
One Year In At The Detroit Shipping Company
Jul 11, 2019 • 17 min
The Detroit Shipping Company is a recent success on Peterboro, just west of Cass. The “shipping company” part, if you didn’t know, doesn’t refer to logistics and freight but to the 21 shipping containers that make up the two-story building. It’s…
9 Things To Know Around Detroit Plus Bread, Duck and Dumplings
Jul 10, 2019 • 17 min
We run down your headlines plus Randy Walker joins us to talk about Duck in Novi, Bread at Kroger and Dumplings downtown.
On Storytelling With Kevin Allison of RISK!
Jul 9, 2019 • 27 min
lives in a unique place in the podcasting world. If you’re not familiar, the show is a series of short stories by the known and unknown that are true and boldly told. What does that mean? It means the topics are very real. They’re sometimes…
Another District Detroit Development Deadline Missed Plus 7 Stories Around Town
Jul 8, 2019 • 21 min
Welcome back from the holiday weekend, comrades. Today’s show is Episode 300 of your Daily Detroit, and for that we thank you, our listeners. We also dive into two pieces of Ilitch-related news: First, that Olympia Development has missed a deadline…
Downtown Detroit Gets A Moet Champagne Vending Machine
Jul 3, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome to the final podcast before Independence Day! Here’s what we cover around town: Sven and Jer ruminate on the legacy of Lee Iacocca, who died at the age of 94. [] The state of Michigan has issued new emergency rules outlining requirements for…
How To Make The Bus Sexy
Jul 2, 2019 • 23 min
Can the bus be the “in” thing as far as getting around town? Tastes are changing around the country and here in Detroit. Many younger adults don’t feel the same attachment to the car as previous generations. Today our conversation is with Sarosh…
Can Detroit’s Revival Continue Even If The Population Keeps Dropping?
Jul 1, 2019 • 16 min
New Census estimates are out that show Detroit lost 1,526 residents between 2017 and 2018 to 672,622, yet the city’s tax revenues are up, thanks mostly to more people working in the city and paying the city income tax. So we ask: Can Detroit’s…
Momo Cha, Rooftops And More: Your Detroit Food And Bar Roundtable
Jun 28, 2019 • 30 min
It’s the weekend in summer! So we thought with the heat and sun we’d do a rundown of what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what’s closing around Detroit’s bar and restaurant scene. Joining Sven Gustafson is our regular man about town, Devon O’Reilly….
Taste Test: Norden Aquavit Is Detroit’s Newest And Only Scandinavian Spirit
Jun 27, 2019 • 17 min
Aquavit is a caraway-flavored spirit long popular in Scandinavia, where it originated (aquavit literally translates to “water of life”). Yet it’s never exactly been a liquor of choice here in the states. But here comes , a nearly year-old…
Wayne County Has A $3 Billion Road Funding Gap
Jun 26, 2019 • 17 min
We all want the roads in Michigan fixed. But the price? And paying more for it? That’s been a topic of hot debate among politicians and online commenters since Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her plan to raise the gas tax by 45 cents a gallon to…
Why This Startup Company Chose To Stay, Grow, And Hire In Detroit
Jun 25, 2019 • 14 min
What does it take to make a startup work in Detroit? Our conversation today is with Andrew Landau. Hiswas recently purchased by banking giant Capital One. They’re going to stay, grow and hire in Detroit, even after the acquisition. We also talk…
Detroit’s Transit Center Gets Swarmed By Bees
Jun 24, 2019 • 16 min
Over the weekend, an interesting thing happened. Detroit’s Rosa Parks Transit Center got swarmed by bees. A very alert Twitter user shared the story. This set in motion a rescue of the bees from Detroit Hives. The Detroit-based nonprofit not only…
New Book Tells Revealing Stories Of Riding With The Detroit Police
Jun 21, 2019 • 28 min
Over the last fifteen years, Michael Matthews rode along with officers of the Detroit Police Department. He had unrestricted access to the day to day life of the Motor City’s men in blue. His new book, “American Ruin: Life And Death On The Streets…
$250k Competition Launches For Ideas To Solve Detroit’s Mobility Problems
Jun 20, 2019 • 14 min
Ford — as part of the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) negotiated as part of the $740 million Michigan Central Station/Corktown project — launched a City:One in Detroit. It’s a competition for ideas to make it easier for Detroiters to get…
Detroit City FC is 7 Games Unbeaten, New Ford Info Center In Corktown Opens
Jun 19, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s episode, we check in with soccer journalist and The Outer Drive podcast co-host Fletcher Sharpe, who covers Detroit City FC. With five games remaining in the NPSL regular season, Le Rouge are now unbeaten in seven games and have held…
6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Jun 18, 2019 • 9 min
On today’s show for June 18, 2019: - The City of Detroit is one of 10 American cities to join a new national program to figure out how to help residents make more money and improve their economic status. - You’ve heard of Hell,…
Detroit-Area Renters Are Eager To Leave. Even For Cleveland
Jun 17, 2019 • 6 min
Cleveland. It’s a city that is often compared to Detroit, and not always for their positive attributes. And nothing against our Rust Belt cousin, but it turns out it’s one of the prime destinations for renters around metro Detroit who are looking…
Mortgages Are On The Rise In Detroit, But They’re Increasingly Going To White People As Black People Buy In The Burbs
Jun 14, 2019 • 19 min
Bridge Magazine has a out that finds that while mortgage activity in Detroit is steadily increasing after bottoming out during the Great Recession, the recovery isn’t mirroring Detroit’s population demographics. What’s more, there are still…
Macomb County May Seek Tax For New Jail Plus 7 Things To Know
Jun 13, 2019 • 13 min
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel wants to build a new jail, because the current one is a . On June 19, he plans to ask a special meeting of the county board of commissioners’ Records and Public Safety panel for approval of the $375 million…
Meet The Vice President Of Parking Who Is For More Mass Transit
Jun 12, 2019 • 14 min
The Motor City is synonymous with the car. It’s called, after all, the Motor City. But will the next chapter of Detroit be so car-focused? And how will those changes happen? Today’s episode of Daily Detroit is a conversation with Kevin Bopp, the…
A Garden By A World-Class Designer Is Coming To Belle Isle
Jun 11, 2019 • 26 min
Over on Belle Isle today, boosters broke ground on the Piet Oudolf garden, the unofficial name for the landscape installation planned for 2.5 acres at the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon. Oudolf is a legendary Dutch garden designer and author who’s…
Imaginative Detroit Square Project Would Transform Midtown’s Cultural Center
Jun 10, 2019 • 13 min
Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the Detroit Institute of Arts have announced the winner of its DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural Connections international design competition, first launched in 2017. Detroit Square is a proposal from an international…
A New Leaf For Oak Park As A Bikeable, Urbanist Suburb
Jun 8, 2019 • 23 min
Oak Park is a diverse inner-ring suburb of more than 29,000 people nestled between Ferndale, Detroit, Berkley and Southfield. It’s in a great location, minutes from a variety of job centers. It’s seeing a lot more action as nearby cities like…
Axle Brewing Falls Prey To Daunting Craft Beer Economics, Plus 7 Things To Know
Jun 7, 2019 • 19 min
Welcome to a bonus Friday edition of your Daily Detroit. Today, we discuss the sad news that Axle Brewing will shutter its Livernois Taproom June 30th, barely two years after it first opened. Dave Phillips, one-half of and the podcast,…
Fiat Chrysler Scuttles Renault Merger, Mexico Tariffs Loom Large For The Auto Industry
Jun 6, 2019 • 13 min
Welcome to a very Motor City-centric edition of your Daily Detroit. Today, we’re running down a pair of big stories from the auto industry, speaking with , vice president of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. First up: Fiat…
Tax Incentives And The Future Industries Of Detroit With DEGC President Kevin Johnson
Jun 5, 2019 • 25 min
Are tax incentives as a tool to lure large-scale corporate investment and jobs here to stay? That’s the question at the heart of this interview today with Kevin Johnson, the president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Development Corp. It’s…
What To Expect At The 2019 Arts, Beats & Eats Festival
Jun 4, 2019 • 12 min
Welcome to an al fresco edition of your Daily Detroit, recorded au natural in a park near downtown Royal Oak. We were there to cover a press event to discuss some of the things in store for , which returns for its 22nd edition with a new sponsor…
Parking Ticket Discounts For City Residents Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Jun 3, 2019 • 19 min
Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week of your Daily Detroit. Today, Jer talks about an eventful past week spent at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, filling us in on some of the things he came away with beyond just the headlines…
The Soul Of Eastern Market With Dan Carmody
May 30, 2019 • 16 min
Eastern Market is going through a lot of change. Shops are closing or moving. New land owners are moving in. Companies who have been in the market a long time need to expand. And at the center of it all is the Eastern Market Corporation (now the…
Everyone Wants To ‘Fix The Damn Roads’ But We Don’t Really Want To Pay For It
May 29, 2019 • 20 min
Just in time for the Mackinac Policy Conference, the Center for Michigan and its Bridge Magazine have a new report out all about Michigan’s abysmal roads. It’s titled . The report is the result of convening more than 3,200 residents across…
Your Springtime Detroit Bar And Restaurant Roundup
May 25, 2019 • 26 min
Spring is here! It’s the time of year where more people start to get out and about. Because of that, bar and restaurant concepts are starting to get into swing and get some attention. For today’s episode, our man about town Devon O’Reilly stops…
Should The Grand Prix Be On Belle Isle? This Group Says No
May 23, 2019 • 18 min
The Detroit Grand Prix is an annual event that brings nearly a hundred thousand people to the island, national television coverage and some charity dollars through their Grand Prixmere fundraiser. But there’s a group of concerned citizens and park…
Jefferson Chalmers Gets $5M From Penske, Scoop Comes To Detroit And More
May 22, 2019 • 18 min
Welcome to the Hump Day edition of your Daily Detroit, in which we run down the news that businessman Roger Penske is pouring $5 million into the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. It’s part of the city’s Strategic…
Behind The Effort To Save Legendary Detroit Jazz Hot Spot The Blue Bird Inn
May 21, 2019 • 27 min
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and, more recently, the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms are famed venues for jazz in Detroit. But another venue played a huge role in that scene for decades: the Blue Bird Inn. Located at 5021 Tireman on the…
Could Dan Gilbert Be The One Who Reforms No-Fault Auto Insurance in Michigan?
May 20, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome to a Car-a-Palooza edition of your Daily Detroit. Today, we dive into the news that Dan “Dantroit” Gilbert is to force the issue of reforming Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. If successful, it could allow Republican…
Previewing “Detroit: Engine Of America” With Author R.J. King
May 16, 2019 • 14 min
Detroit’s had a long journey since it was founded as a frontier outpost by the French. There’s been a lot of books about more recent Detroit history. Think 1900 forward. But not so many that look at the first years of Detroit, ones that were…
This Abandoned House Is Transforming Into A Model Of Affordable Green Sustainability
May 15, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s episode, we speak with Casper van Alfen and Joanna van der Leun of . That’s the organization founded by architecture students from the Netherlands that bought an abandoned home in Detroit for $1,000 and have been fixing it up with…
7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
May 14, 2019 • 11 min
Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing state legislative and congressional districts to favor one political party over another — is back in the news. Republican state lawmakers are proposing measures to weaken efforts to overhaul the process by…
The New Rooftop Monarch Club, Livonia May Get A New Microbrewery And More
May 13, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome back to the week! There’s a lot in our latest episode. Let’s dive in. - The Ilitch organization will receive another $74 million dollars in taxpayer subsidies for the District Detroit. - John Beilein is leaving his job as coach…
Meet Pingree Detroit, A Maker Of Leather Goods That Isn’t Shinola
May 11, 2019 • 21 min
Today we’re taking a look at a company that’s making high-end leather goods right here in the city of Detroit, putting Detroiters and veterans to work. We’re talking about Pingree Detroit, based just about a block away from the well-known…
First Impressions Of The Reimagined Como’s In Ferndale
May 9, 2019 • 10 min
Como’s, a longtime mainstay of downtown Ferndale, has been reimagined by Chef Zack Sklar. The chef is doing something really cool in elevating pizza and having some creative takes on some old favorites. But, really, how good is it out of the…
Farewell, Hated Livernois Median: One Of 7 Things To Know Around Detroit
May 8, 2019 • 19 min
Good Wednesday afternoon, and welcome to a super Detroit-y edition of your Daily Detroit. Today, we walked over to the Avenue of Fashion, where Mayor Mike Duggan came to speak about the streetscape redevelopment of a roughly 1-mile section of…
Detroit Bike City? This Ranking Says No, Plus 3 Things To Know Around Town
May 7, 2019 • 14 min
Detroit: A great bike city, or the best bike city? We dive into that superwonky argument in the wake of Detroit’s abysmal showing in PeopleForBike’s annual rankings of the . Detroit scored a lowly 1.6 out of 5 stars, the same as…
Another Greektown Shooting Plus 9 Things To Know Around Detroit
May 6, 2019 • 21 min
What is it with Greektown and the rise in shootings lately? We talk about that in the wake of another shooting late Sunday that injured two, though not critically. For years, the retail district was an example of safety and vibrancy in an otherwise…
Previewing Detroit City FC’s Big 2019 Season With Fletcher Sharpe
May 2, 2019 • 14 min
Between hiring a new head coach to replacing the turf surface at Keyworth, and preparing to embark on its first-ever season of professional soccer, 2019 promises to be the biggest, most important season yet for Detroit City FC, which plays its final…
Breaking Down HBO’s takedown of District Detroit plus the legacy of Judge Keith
May 1, 2019 • 15 min
The HBO show “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” last week turned its lens on the District Detroit, the Ilitch family’s mostly unrealized plan to redevelop 50 blocks as a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood between downtown and Midtown. Predictably, it…
Previewing The Detroit Music Awards With Howard Hertz
Apr 25, 2019 • 12 min
Today is a conversation with Howard Hertz, . The annual event has been a lynchpin of the Detroit music scene for years. Hertz is not only the president of the foundation that puts on the event, he’s an entertainment lawyer with a roster of clients…
Saving Detroit’s Neighborhood Memories And History With Karen Dybis
Apr 24, 2019 • 12 min
Because of disinvestment, changing demographics and the construction of the new bridge to Canada, the Detroit neighborhood of Delray is disappearing. Local author Karen Dybis is working to preserve that history. If she’s successful, she could create…
81 New Townhomes Coming To Lafayette Park Plus 6 Things To Know
Apr 23, 2019 • 11 min
Farmington Hills-based homebuilder Hunter Pasteur Homes says it plans to build 81 new housing units in Lafayette Park on five acres near St. Aubin and East Lafayette Street, right beside the Dequindre Cut. Called , the units will be a mix of…
Detroit’s Palmer Park Is Drawing Controversial Interest From Developers Plus 3 Things To Know Around Town
Apr 22, 2019 • 22 min
On your Daily Detroit for Monday, April 22, we dig into a proposal to as “Palmer Square,” a mixed-use development featuring luxury condominium towers, “experiential retail” and futuristic architecture. We recently aired an ,…
Yzerman Returns Reactions And Predictions With Walt Barnes Of In The Box
Apr 20, 2019 • 13 min
The news on Good Friday in Detroit was that Steve Yzerman is returning to the Detroit Red Wings as General Manager. As we do, we like to bring someone who’s really knowledgable and passionate about the sport we’re talking about when we cover it on the…
Meet Method, Developing 5 Buildings In Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction
Apr 18, 2019 • 14 min
There’s a new real estate development team in town and they have grand designs for a big chunk of property in Detroit’s historic Milwaukee Junction. Today we’re sharing with you that story. Who are they? And what are their plans for this…
One Regional Transit Fare Card Is Coming Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Apr 17, 2019 • 8 min
On our edition of the Daily Detroit podcast for April 17, 2019: Finally, at long last, there will be one united bus fare card in Metro Detroit. It’s going to be called DART and will work on both Detroit’s DDOT and the suburban system, SMART….
New Affordable Senior Housing Opens Across From Ransom Gillis House
Apr 16, 2019 • 6 min
Remember that beautiful old house on the TV show Rehab Addict? The one with Nicole Curtis? If you remember from that show, there was a lot of space around it. Open fields between it and some of the other fortunate old structures to survive. That’s…
Tim Robinson Of ‘Detroiters’ Has A New Show Plus 4 Things To Know
Apr 15, 2019 • 11 min
Tim Robinson, one half of the duo behind the recently canceled Comedy Central series “Detroiters,” has a new Netflix show coming out. “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” debuts April 23 — that’s a week from Tuesday — and will…
Northern Soul Lives On At The Motor City Soul Club With Dan Austin
Apr 11, 2019 • 23 min
In Detroit, we live surrounded by legends. The musical history of our city is deep, and it’s in multiple genres. Today’s guest is helping people keep dancing to this amazing music. Dan Austin is the voice behind the indispensable , a…
Should Detroit Join The War On Cars?
Apr 10, 2019 • 16 min
The car is synonymous with Detroit. It is, after all, the Motor City. You might even be listening to this in your car. But what if there was a different way forward than a vehicle for every man, woman and even sometimes, child? What if instead of a…
6 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit
Apr 9, 2019 • 11 min
This update edition of the Daily Detroit podcast for April 9, 2019 includes… The city of Detroit’s Office of the Inspector General is opening an investigation of the Mayor and city officials after a that says a charity got preference….
Patient Steals Ambulance In Detroit Plus 5 Things To Know
Apr 8, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to Monday, April 8, 2019. The weekend is over, that girl is totally not gonna call you, and your dreams are crushed. On today’s show, Consumers Energy has issued a report into why its Macomb County natural gas storage and compression…
The Future Of Detroit The Mobility City With Glenn Stevens
Apr 4, 2019 • 10 min
People’s preferences are changing. There very well may be a day in the not too distant future where a majority of people do not own their own cars. Younger generations seem to be more into the shared economy as opposed to having a love for the…
We Try Coney Pasties Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Apr 3, 2019 • 14 min
On today’s episode, hear firsthand what it’s like to bite into a coney pasty. That’s a pasty, the traditional U.P. pastry, filled with a Detroit-style coney that’s meant to dip into yellow mustard. They’re from in Redford Township…
Freep Film Festival Preview With The Story Of Creem Magazine Plus A Detroit Techno Documentary
Apr 2, 2019 • 40 min
The starts next week with a gala screening April 10 for “Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem Magazine” at the Fillmore Detroit. On today’s episode, we feature three great interviews to preview some of what’s on offer during the…
Your Guide To The Detroit Tigers’ 2019 Opening Day Both On And Off The Field
Apr 1, 2019 • 20 min
It’s April, and that means baseball season has arrived to help chase the final remnants of winter out of Detroit. The Tigers play their first home game of the season on Thursday when they host the Kansas City Royals, with first pitch scheduled for…
Auditing Secretive Fund A Good Starting Point To Fixing Michigan’s Broken Auto Insurance System, Expert Says
Mar 28, 2019 • 14 min
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state’s insurance regulator to audit the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association after it said on Wednesday it would raise its annual fee by 14.6 percent, or $28, to $220 for every insured vehicle in Michigan….
Come Dance On The Grave Of Detroit’s Trash Incinerator Plus 10 Things To Know Around Detroit
Mar 27, 2019 • 15 min
If you’ve ever event spent any time outdoors within a mile’s radius of it — say, in Midtown or Eastern Market — then you’ve no doubt smelled the sickly sweet odor of the Detroit trash incinerator. Well, no more. Detroit Renewable Energy, the…
Riverfront Property In Detroit To Become A Big Parking Lot Plus 5 Things To Know
Mar 26, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome to your Tuesday edition of Daily Detroit, where we deliver two pieces of big news: 1. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says he has stage four pancreatic cancer and won’t seek an eighth term in 2020. 2. DTE Energy says it expects…
Hotel-A-Palooza Comes To Detroit Plus 3 Things To Know
Mar 25, 2019 • 15 min
At least three boutique hotels are coming to Detroit, bringing a dose of luxury to still-gritty parts of the city. The Mid will take shape next to the old hammer-and-nail building on Woodward, while the West Elm Hotel will incorporate the old…
The Michigan Marijuana Business With Rush Hasan, The Reef
Mar 23, 2019 • 13 min
This is a bonus interview edition of your Daily Detroit and this episode is all about cannabis - a potcast, if you will. Marijuana is poised to become a big business opportunity here in Michigan, after voters overwhelmingly voted to grant full legal…
Inside The Beautiful Brakeman Beer Hall At The Shinola Hotel
Mar 21, 2019 • 12 min
The last piece of the new Shinola Hotel will open its doors Monday when starts pouring beers inside its new digs on the corner of John R and Farmer in downtown Detroit. It’s part of a new wedge-shaped building that took over a former surface…
Speed of the Game Podcast Coming, Coyotes In Detroit Plus 4 Other Things To Know
Mar 20, 2019 • 8 min
A den of coyotes has taken up residence near downtown Detroit — specifically, in that weird no-man’s-land site of the old Brewster housing projects where I-75, I-375 and the spur to Gratiot Avenue converge. The Michigan DNR says not to worry. But…
Detroit Has A Winery Plus 8 Things To Know Around Detroit
Mar 19, 2019 • 13 min
Welcome to Tuesday, March 19 and the final day of winter, YAY! On the show today, we run down the news that not only does Detroit have a homegrown winery, but aims to open a tasting room in the Stroh’s Ice Cream building on Gratiot near…
Your Chance To Rename The Golden Butthole Plus 9 Things To Know
Mar 18, 2019 • 17 min
It’s Monday, and your weekend warrior dreams have been dashed. Back to work, automatons! Oh, and the city of Sterling Heights would like the public to help rename (or name) the sculpture it calls the Golden Corridor Icon in the…
Residential Recycling Is Being Dumped In Landfills, Faces A Crisis
Mar 15, 2019 • 14 min
On a , I went on a brief side rant praising my local Meijer store for accepting plastic bags for recycling and had a minor freak-out over the looming global environmental crisis over our increasingly all-plastic everything. That caught the…
A Shipping Container Home In Ferndale Lists For $450k Plus The Measles Are Back
Mar 14, 2019 • 18 min
There’s a new house in a modest neighborhood of northeast Ferndale, made of shipping containers, that is . Is Ferndale about to become like Midtown Detroit? Oh, SNAP! Also on today’s show, we discuss the new measles case identified in Oakland…
How We Could Do Better With 313Day Plus 7 Things To Know Around Detroit
Mar 13, 2019 • 13 min
It’s March 13, or written another way, 3/13, or #313Day. It’s become quite a thing locally on social media. And it’s become, in Jer’s words, “a meme holiday.” Although it’s good to spread positivity, it could be a lot better. He’s got a…
Detroit Is Apparently Too Boring For NFL Free Agents Plus 6 Things To Know
Mar 12, 2019 • 14 min
“Weather and sex are huge factors.” That’s the, uh, money quote from a about the best and worst NFL cities as perceived by free agents. Detroit fares poorly, ranking in the bottom five for NFL cities, dinged for its dysfunctional…
Meet Detroit’s New Nature Center At Palmer Park With Jac Kyle
Mar 11, 2019 • 11 min
It’s been a looooooooooonnnnnng winter, comrades. So your intrepid Daily Detroit team was intrigued to see a new sign outside the former Palmer Park Golf Course HQ announcing that something called the Detroit Exploration and Nature Center was coming…
March Detroit Food & Restaurant Roundup
Mar 11, 2019 • 31 min
Though it’s still technically winter, it’s never too early to look ahead to springtime. And in Detroit, the pace of restaurant openings is continuing apace. On this episode, Daily Detroit’s Man About Town, Devon O’Reilly, joins us to rap about…
Detroit’s Coding And Development Job Skills Gap With TechElevator’s Anthony Hughes
Mar 7, 2019 • 10 min
Today we’re talking about the skills gap in Metro Detroit when it comes to coding and development. Our conversation today is with TechElevator’s CEO . His company has job training centers in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and are…
H&M Is Coming To Detroit Plus We’ll Serve You Soup At The Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Mar 6, 2019 • 18 min
Happy Hump Day, errrrybody. Today’s episode features a series of conversations. There’s big news for downtown Detroit’s emerging retail shopping scene, as fashionable Swedish retailer H&M is planning to open a store on Woodward Avenue this…
Whitmer Unveils Plan To Fix The Damn Roads, Plus A Local Makes The Voice
Mar 5, 2019 • 18 min
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today released her first proposed budget before a joint meeting of House and Senate appropriations committee members, and she’s targeting investments to three problem areas for Michigan: roads, K-12 schools and…
The Return Of WLLZ And District Detroit WTF?
Mar 4, 2019 • 22 min
On today’s show, we have some fun discussing the return of the WLLZ call letters to Detroit’s FM airwaves, and by listener request we talk about the elephant in the room, the so-called District Detroit, in the wake of the that ran over…
Meet Detroit’s Winter Beach
Mar 1, 2019 • 10 min
Yes, there’s a “beach” you’ll be able to visit in Detroit through the middle of April. The Beach Detroit is located in 1001 Woodward, and it’s a fanciful experience. Sven and Jer chat with Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture, the creative group…
What’s The Vision For Detroit In 2030?
Feb 28, 2019 • 12 min
We spent the day at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference. Though we’ll be sharing more of the interviews in their entirety in future episodes of the podcast, we asked six different leaders of different kinds what their vision…
5 Things To Know In Detroit Plus Dinner And A Chat At The Rattlesnake
Feb 27, 2019 • 26 min
We recorded today’s episode at , which is joining as a sponsor of your Daily Detroit. We have some more tasty more details on the new Buddy’s location in downtown Detroit. Elsewhere, we discuss Campbell Soup Company’s planned sale of…
New Jeep Plant And Buddy’s Pizza In Detroit, Plus 7 Other Things To Know
Feb 26, 2019 • 10 min
Another day, another truckbed-full of news in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler made arguably the biggest splash with its announcement that it plans to invest $4.5 billion in five Detroit-area plants and create nearly 6,500 jobs. Central to that is plans to…
Shinola At The Oscars, A New Detroit Bodega And 7 Things To Know
Feb 25, 2019 • 16 min
A Hollywood film director makes a giant splash at the Oscar Awards when he says Shinola is “saving Detroit” and the interweb asplodes. We talk about what that ridiculous, off-the-cuff comment means about the city and its nascent comeback….
Dennis Archer Jr. On Keeping Detroit’s Comeback Moving And The Detroit Policy Conference
Feb 22, 2019 • 11 min
On a bonus interview episode of Daily Detroit, our guest is Dennis Archer, Jr. He’s the owner of Ignition Media, proprietor of the successful Central Kitchen and Bar, and chair of the upcoming Detroit Policy Conference. We talk on a variety of topics…
$15 Million For Detroit Neighborhood Development, Michigan’s Standing In Trump Suit, Vocal Defense Workshop
Feb 21, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show, Chase Bank makes a $15 million commitment to neighborhood redevelopment efforts in Detroit. The money — $10 million in long-term, low-cost loans, and $5 million in philanthropy — will go through the city’s Strategic…
Why Albert Cobo’s Legacy Is A Racist One, With Detroit Historian Ken Coleman
Feb 20, 2019 • 20 min
Detroit’s Q*Bert-esque convention center has been named after former Mayor Albert Cobo since it opened in 1960. That’s set to change, with today’s announcement that the authority that runs Cobo awarded naming rights to Chemical Bank for $1.5…
Dick Purtan Returns To The Airwaves To Raise Money To Feed The Hungry Plus 6 Things To Know
Feb 19, 2019 • 11 min
On today’s show, Jer tags along with the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread truck, which delivers 3,800 meals each day to hungry Detroiters. He also speaks with former Detroit radio legend, Dick Purtan, about the upcoming Bed and Bread Club Radiothon,…
OpenTable’s Top 10 Southeast Michigan Restaurants For February, Plus 5 Stories Around Detroit
Feb 18, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s show, we break down the top 10 restaurants in Southeast Michigan as determined . Of note: None of them are in the city proper, while one’s in Flint and another is in Ann Arbor. Elsewhere, we catch up on the news that Amazon has…
Hope For Abandoned Lee Plaza Plus 7 Other Things To Know Around Detroit
Feb 14, 2019 • 20 min
The city of Detroit has announced plans to sell Lee Plaza, the hulking and abandoned former apartment tower on West Grand Boulevard near Linden, to a pair of developers for a cool $350,000. The Roxbury Group and Ethos Development Partners plan to…
The State Of Our State’s Transportation Plus 4 Things To Know Around Town
Feb 13, 2019 • 18 min
On today’s pod, we cover a bunch of transportation-related news. First up: Rivian, the electric vehicle startup we’ve covered in and , may get a big investment from Amazon and General Motors. We discuss how that could be a huge boost for…
I-75 Road Construction Announced Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit
Feb 12, 2019 • 9 min
Today on the podcast, an eight-and-a-half-mile section of I-75 that has been falling into third-world disrepair lately is set to see reconstruction soon. The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced details of the reconstruction project,…
Popular Places For Valentine’s Day Plus 8 More Things To Know
Feb 11, 2019 • 20 min
On today’s show, we cover the funeral arrangements for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who died Friday at age 92. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat, was the longest-serving member of the U.S. House, having served for 59 years when he stepped down at the…
Legendary Motown Funk Brother Paul Riser On Working With Stevie Wonder & How The Music Biz Has Changed
Feb 7, 2019 • 21 min
Paul Riser has played trombone, wrote songs and arranged music with some of the biggest names in popular music. As a member of the fabled “Funk Brothers,” the mostly anonymous house band for Motown Records during its heyday, he worked with the…
How Michigan Needs More Money For Roads Plus 6 Other Things To Know
Feb 6, 2019 • 12 min
Paul Ajegba, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s nominee to head the Michigan Department of Transportation, faced a grilling in a state Senate committee on Tuesday. And he let slip a rather interesting tidbit, saying that MDOT likely needs another $1.5 billion…
Cars, Bus Fares, Parking Rates And Bridges Plus 6 Things To Know
Feb 5, 2019 • 12 min
Busy show for you podcast listeners today. Ford is laying off 1,000 employees at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, but offering them positions in other Ford plants, with about half expected to take jobs at the Livonia Transmission plant. Meanwhile, GM is…
Detroit Restaurant Week And 7 Other Things To Know
Feb 4, 2019 • 17 min
It was an especially bad start to the week for many salaried employees at General Motors, as the automaker started handing out pink slip in a bid to eliminate 4,000 white-collar employees over the next two weeks. It’s part of to slash…
Cold Weather Problems, Gas Tax Hike Floated And Bridge’s Truth Tour
Jan 31, 2019 • 19 min
Well, it’s cold out. Anyone noticed? If you’re like us, you no doubt noticed the emergency push alert sent to your mobile device Wednesday night, asking you to dial back your thermostats as the temperatures outside were heading to record subzero…
Inside Rivian, Detroit’s Newest (And All-Electric) Automaker
Jan 31, 2019 • 15 min
You may have seen that Daily Detroit recently , the electric vehicle maker that caught the automotive world by surprise last fall when it unveiled its high-powered, battery-electric pickup truck and SUV. For today’s episode, we’re following…
Arctic Temps, PFAS And 4 Other Things To Know Around Detroit
Jan 29, 2019 • 12 min
A new polar vortex is bearing down on Michigan and the upper Midwest, forcing widespread school closures, forcing Wayne State University and Michigan State University to cancel classes and the Detroit Zoo to close. On today’s episode, we run down…
CBD Cocktails, Pretzel Crust Pizza Plus 6 Other Things To Know Around Detroit
Jan 28, 2019 • 10 min
Greetings, fellow snow-bound Detroiters. We didn’t let the weather interfere with our podcast plans today and delivered this show from the Royal Oak studio of . On today’s show, newly Detroit-based Chemical Bank is merging with…
Detroit’s Packard Plant Is On Wayne County’s 2019 Foreclosure List
Jan 25, 2019 • 14 min
A bonus pod this Friday, January 25, 2018. Despite its new owner’s promises to build a brewery, office space, a hotel and more, Detroit’s infamous Packard Plant is once again , according to notices published in the Detroit Legal News last…
Collapse Of The Packard Plant Bridge Spotlights The Plant’s Colorful Past And Uncertain Future
Jan 24, 2019 • 22 min
On Wednesday, the Packard Plant’s bridge collapsed onto East Grand Boulevard. On today’s show, we talk about that and what we know about why it happened. And we use it as a jumping-off point to discuss the plant’s colorful past and ambitious —…
New Report Indicts Michigan’s Inadequate School Funding, Plus DIA Campus To Be Redesigned
Jan 23, 2019 • 12 min
Greetings from Detroit, which today looks like a snowglobe-turned-dismal outdoor slushie amid a brief thaw. On today’s show, we discuss a new report from the Michigan State University College of Education that finds tht funding for Michigan’s…
MDOT Says I-75 Emergency Repairs Will Continue Until Spring, Detroit Property Values Rise
Jan 22, 2019 • 16 min
On today’s episode, we speak with Diane Cross, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, about the still-unfolding transportation apocalypse on northbound I-75 in Oakland County. There, potholes have proliferated since Monday,…
I-75 Is Crumbling Plus 11 Things To Know Around Detroit
Jan 21, 2019 • 17 min
We thought when we went into the office today, it’d be a short day. We were wrong. Here’s what to know around town: I-75 is crumbling. Both the Northbound and Southbound lanes have major emergency repairs underway. A highly dispiriting for Martin…
6 Things To Know Plus 3 Places To Go Around Detroit
Jan 17, 2019 • 8 min
Questions? Comments? Email us at Former Governor John Engler is indeed out as interim president of Michigan State University. Replacing him will be Satish Udpa. The United Auto Workers says it plans to stage a candlelight vigil outside the…
Why Engler Failed, Baker College Coming To Ferndale Plus 7 Other Things To Know
Jan 16, 2019 • 11 min
First, huge news from East Lansing, where former Gov. John Engler is expected to resign as interim president of Michigan State University in the wake of comments he made about victims of the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Engler, you’ll…
Your 2019 Detroit Auto Show Highlight Guide
Jan 15, 2019 • 18 min
For today’s Daily Detroit, we talk everything North American International Auto Show with our Sven Gustafson who spent a couple days on the floor at Cobo Center. Topics covered include the general feel of the show, plans for next year’s show that will…
4 Things To Know Around Detroit
Jan 14, 2019 • 8 min
A major water main break in Detroit is causing havoc for residents, nearly a hundred thousand downtown Detroit office workers…. and auto show attendees staying at hotels. Then, a local ice cream shop is getting a new flavor when it comes to their…
How The Mixed-Use ‘dot’ Parking Structure Will Change Downtown Ferndale
Jan 10, 2019 • 19 min
On today’s show we focus on everyone’s favorite suburb, Funky/Fabulous/Fashionable Ferndale. There, the city is preparing to break ground on a $28 million mixed-use parking structure adorably named “the dot” — short for “development…
What Caused The Massive $75M Sinkhole In Macomb County?
Jan 9, 2019 • 10 min
A single-family home, leaning to the one side, swallowed up by the ground on Christmas Eve. It’s a visual people won’t forget. And it made national news. Today on Daily Detroit, we’re digging into what officials now believe caused a major…
Some Big Bike And Trail Projects Are Coming In 2019, With Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways Coalition
Jan 8, 2019 • 20 min
Happy Tuesday, automatons! Today your Daily Detroit gets wonky and talks all about bike lanes and trail projects with Todd Scott of the Detroit Greenways Coalition. He put together an interesting (and lengthy!) . They include groundbreaking at…
Talking Detroit City FC’s New Coach W/ Fletcher Sharpe, Warren’s Rat Fight, And 5 Restaurant Openings and Closings
Jan 7, 2019 • 17 min
On today’s episode, we check in with soccer correspondent Fletcher Sharpe about Detroit City FC’s , and what it means for the club as it prepares for its first (semi) season of professional soccer. Elsewhere, I-696 has now been almost fully…
John Sinclair’s New Pot Hangout & 5 Things To Know Around Town
Jan 3, 2019 • 10 min
A ritual of regional togetherness is no more. The annual “Big Four” gathering of the Detroit Mayor and the three county executives from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb will not happen this year around the North American International Auto Show. The…
Your Detroit Headlines And Diving In On Lansing’s Lame Duck Results With Emily Lawler
Jan 2, 2019 • 20 min
Happy New Year! We’ve made it to season 2! On to the stories: Detroit Police James Craig . That’s down six from last year and the lowest number since 1966. But for now, we’re going to put an asterisk on this statistic. We talk about why. We…
The Best New Bars And Restaurants Of Detroit 2018
Dec 20, 2018 • 30 min
The end of the year is fast approaching, and Daily Detroit is starting to look back at this crazy year, which was an eventful one for the city. On today’s episode, our Man About Town, , joins us in the studio to discuss his favorite bars and…
Maker Of Coats For The Homeless Expands, 2 Historic Buildings Renovated On Eastside
Dec 19, 2018 • 12 min
The Empowerment Plan is a great nonprofit organization that provides jobs to homeless women making coats that double as sleeping bags and are distributed to other homeless people. The women, in turn, get a chance to find permanent housing and a new…
Detroit’s Metropolitan Building Gets New Life With Developer David Di Rita And Historian Dan Austin
Dec 18, 2018 • 24 min
Developers on Monday took the wraps off the redeveloped Metropolitan Building, which will re-open soon as the 110-room Element Hotel by Westin after four decades of abandonment. As Dan Austin of tells us, she’s a “real looker” of a building, with a…
Drag Queen Storytime Controversy, I-696 Update And Lincoln Brings Back Suicide Doors
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
It’s Monday, Dec. 17 in the mystical land known as Detroit. Here’s what you get when you listen to your beloved Daily Detroit podcast today: Lincoln has made good on its pledge to reintroduce suicide doors on the Continental luxury sedan. The 80th…
Ground Breaks On Dan Gilbert’s Monroe Block Development. We Discuss Its Past, Present and Exciting Future
Dec 13, 2018 • 14 min
The big news around Detroit today is the groundbreaking on the Monroe Block. That’s the two-block site adjacent to Campus Martius where Dan Gilbert and Bedrock plan an $830 million development to add 1.4 million square feet of housing, office, retail…
4 Things To Know, 1 Place To Go Plus Honoring Detroit’s Best Bars & Restaurants
Dec 12, 2018 • 10 min
On today’s show: In Michigan, drug overdoses kill more people than traffic and gun deaths combined. Nearly 2,700 people died from overdoses in 2017, and more than 1,900 of those deaths were because of opioids. But there’s a new coalition that’s been…
Comedy Central Axes ‘Detroiters,’ Doner Agency’s Actual CEO Weighs In
Dec 11, 2018 • 14 min
It’s a sad day for Detroiters who were fan of the TV show of the same name. Comedy Central today opted against bringing the buddy comedy “Detroiters” back for a third season, co-star Sam Richardson announced via Twitter. On today’s show, we wax…
$35M To Help Detroit Neighborhoods, Condado Tacos Coming To Royal Oak, Mosaic Founder Retires
Dec 10, 2018 • 20 min
Happy Monday, worker drones! On today’s show: Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund gets a $35 million infusion from seven companies in what’s said to be the largest corporate donation to Detroit neighborhoods, ever. The city will splash the…
The Weed Is Freed In Michigan Plus 6 Things To Know Around Detroit
Dec 6, 2018 • 9 min
On the show: Michigan is the first state in the midwest and the tenth nationally to legalize recreational marijuana. The ballot measure passed last month with almost 56 percent of the vote, and it became official law today. There are few key…
New Purpose Awards Aims To Highlight People Doing Good Work In Detroit
Dec 5, 2018 • 12 min
There are a lot of people doing good work in Detroit. Folks that put their shoulder to the wheel and are making things happen and making the community better. But often, those folks don’t get as much recognition. That’s why Ryan Landau and Re:Purpose,…
Michigan Central Depot Progress, Lame Duck Update & Lyft’s Most Popular Detroit Destinations
Dec 4, 2018 • 19 min
On today’s show: Jer was back at Michigan Central Station today and checked in on the progress of the restoration and renovation as phase one kicks off. The Michigan Legislature is taking up a set of controversial bills, most with the aim of blunting…
Jeep, Rivian Electric Cars And Sven’s L.A. Auto Show Wrap-Up
Dec 3, 2018 • 21 min
In a very special episode of the podcast recorded on Noel Night at the Podcast Detroit studios in the Detroit Shipping Company, we run down the Detroit contributions to the L.A. Auto Show and an electric car company that emerged from obscurity to…
A Block In Detroit’s North End Neighborhood Makes A Beautiful Transformation
Nov 30, 2018 • 7 min
Big fancy towers downtown get all the press, but today we take you to Detroit’s North End neighborhood and check out a revitalization project on John R between Kenilworth and Westminster. There was $100,000 of exterior work on the building they are in…
Esquire Highlights Two Area Restaurants, Winter Blast Expands, Bike Share Report And Hard Rock Cafe Closes
Nov 28, 2018 • 12 min
On today’s show, we talk about the news that Hard Rock closed. Also, the bike share service MoGo shared a new report of ridership and usage. The Winter Blast is expanding and has a new sponsor. Shianne has all the details. And, two Detroit area…
5 Things To Know In Detroit Plus Shianne’s Noel Night Guide
Nov 27, 2018 • 16 min
On today’s show: President Trump is taking aim at GM’s electric car incentives that were going to sunset anyway Ford’s incentives for their $740 million Corktown campus are approved Shield’s is opening in Midtown - The historic building that…
GM’s Monday Massacre And The Closing Of Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
Nov 26, 2018 • 27 min
General Motors dropped a bomb on Monday, saying it will likely close three assembly plants including Detroit-Hamtramck in a pre-emptive move to cut costs and headcount ahead of an expected downturn. The moves mean the elimination of as many as 14,000…
Detroit City FC Is Becoming A Pro Soccer Team. Here’s What’s Next With Fletcher Sharpe
Nov 21, 2018 • 17 min
Detroit will get a professional soccer team, but in a different way than many expected. No, Major League Soccer isn’t coming to Detroit — not yet anyway — despite the efforts of Dan Gilbert and Pistons owner Tom Gores. Instead, the popular…
Dan Gilbert’s Point Man Jared Fleisher On Reforming Auto Insurance In Michigan
Nov 20, 2018 • 19 min
Dan Gilbert made headlines this week when he issued an ultimatum to state lawmakers: Find a fix for Michigan’s broken no-fault auto insurance system by mid-2019 or I’ll bankroll an effort to put a proposal on the statewide ballot in 2020. On today’s…
Behind Downtown Royal Oak’s New Ad Campaign With Mark Lantz
Nov 19, 2018 • 18 min
There’s a lot of competition between Metro Detroit area downtowns lately. Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak and others are aiming for shoppers, diners and residents as urban centers and more dense living and shopping are now the hot thing not just here but…
First Look At The New Restaurant Besa, Most Instagrammable Places In Detroit For The Holidays And The Best Drinkware
Nov 15, 2018 • 27 min
, international man of intrigue, is . He joins us today for a week-ending episode devoted to the things that truly matter: Where to eat, what to drink and where are the best place around town to broadcast your every waking moment to the world on…
6 Things To Know In Detroit
Nov 14, 2018 • 9 min
Your show for November 14, 2018: Greektown Casino will be sold to Penn National. Dan Gilbert’s going to take the cash and invest in more Detroit properties. Two popular art pieces - one by Shepard Fairey, the other How & Nosm - on the side of a…
How To Successfully Crowdfund With Overworld Board Game Designer Nemo Rathwald
Nov 13, 2018 • 24 min
Today we do a deep dive into a corner of Detroit. One that’s making board games. Jer’s guest is Nemo Rathwald. He’s the designer and creator of the board game Overworld, a recently successfully funded and delivered Kickstarter project. …
4 Things To Know And 3 Places To Go In Detroit
Nov 12, 2018 • 21 min
Welcome to the work week, automatons! Here’s what to know: 1. We talk about the report Moody’s Investors Services released on Detroit, which essentially asks where’s the love (and money) for the neighborhoods. 2. Some development news: In Ferndale,…
Ford’s Sunny Madra Talks About Buying Spin, Karen Dybis Is Chronicling Detroit’s Delray And More
Nov 8, 2018 • 16 min
On November 8, 2018: Ford made news today by buying Spin, an e-scooter mobility company. Jer head to the Ford World Headquarters to talk with the VP of Ford X, Sunny Madra, about the purchase and what they plan to do with the service. And, it’s…
Michigan’s Blue Wave And Legal Marijuana, Explained
Nov 7, 2018 • 38 min
It was a big Election Day here in Michigan, where the much-discussed “blue wave” helped sweep Democrats — all of them women — into the top statewide elected offices. A fourth, Debbie Stabenow, survived a closer-than-expected battle to win…
I-696 Construction May Not Be Finished By Christmas, Election Day & More Detroit News
Nov 6, 2018 • 13 min
Happy Election Day, Detroit! On today’s show, we run down some news about long lines and voting machine hiccups across the region. Reports of long lines are widespread. Elsewhere, Amazon HQ2 is said to be headed to the New York City and…
Hotel Strike Ends, New DIA Asian Art Wing, Detroit-Style Pizza & More
Nov 5, 2018 • 10 min
Welcome to Monday, friends. Here’s your Daily Detroit for Nov. 5: The workers strike at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel is over, as the Unite Here union announces a settlement and a new contract. GM has rolled out e-bikes as part of its focus on…
New Pistons Threads, Madonna, Knight Foundation Invests In Art And Our Nov. 6 Picks
Nov 1, 2018 • 30 min
On today’s edition of your Daily Detroit podcast, the team goes deep on the major statewide races and ballot issues that will appear on next week’s Nov. 6 ballot. We’re not making newspaper-style “endorsements,” just breaking down each race and, yes,…
Detroit Says Goodbye Devil’s Night, GM Buyouts, Plus The New Hazel, Ravines & Downtown
Oct 31, 2018 • 14 min
This is your Daily Detroit for October 31, 2018. Happy Halloween! A few of the stories on today’s show. GM is offering buyouts to 18,000 workers. An update to the ongoing Michigan marijuana saga. Devil’s night is no longer a thing in Detroit….
Chef Godwin Talks About His New Restaurant, Matt Friedman On Ilitch Sports TV, Golden Tate Gone
Oct 30, 2018 • 26 min
This is your Daily Detroit recorded on October 30, 2018. On today’s show, more than 200 medical marijuana businesses face closure in Michigan. Golden Tate is no longer a Detroit Lion. Brenda Jones wants to be a congressperson for more than a few…
Mayor Mike Duggan, Richard Florida And More At CityLab Detroit
Oct 29, 2018 • 20 min
From the CityLab Detroit conference, this is your Daily Detroit podcast for October 29, 2018. We have four major components of our show today: First, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. He teased a new universal Pre-K program here at CityLab Detroit. Although…
IlitchVision? Pewabic Opens Expansion, Sanders And Kar’s Tie Up And News
Oct 25, 2018 • 15 min
Your Detroit stories: The Ilitch organization is talking about launching its own regional sports network (and we discuss other sportsy news, including soccer in Detroit). First reported here: and then everyone else in Detroit media got more…
Tasting Detroit’s Food With Pati Jinich, Scooters Expand Across City, Openings & News
Oct 24, 2018 • 26 min
This is your Daily Detroit for October 24, 2018 from the Podcast Detroit studios at the Detroit Shipping Company. If you’re anything like us, then you’re a huge fan of PBS, and you also love food. And if you check both of those boxes, then…
Strike Pushes Big Conference To Move, Substitute Teachers Left Out, Royal Oak Parking Woes And More
Oct 23, 2018 • 12 min
Your Daily Detroit podcast sharing what to know and where to go in Detroit recorded on October 23, 2018: The ongoing strike by workers at the Westin Book Cadillac has prompted organizers of the CityLab 2018 conference to relocate to the Marriott at…
Police Investigate Detroit Funeral Homes After Remains Found, Ford Taps Bryan Cranston For New Ads & New Life For An Old Detroit Mall
Oct 22, 2018 • 15 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit podcast recorded in the Paris of the Midwest on Monday Oct. 22: Two Detroit funeral homes are under investigation after police found the remains of fetuses and a dead infant. One of the businesses — Perry Funeral Home —…
Police To Get Raises, Greektown Changes, Body Positive Cycling Studio To Open
Oct 18, 2018 • 19 min
Our feature interview today is with Amy Latawiec. She’s the founder of a new body positive indoor cycling (or spin) studio on the east side of the city called Rebel Cycle Studio. More: Our stories: - Officers in the Detroit Police…
Detroit Riverfront Gets Huge Grant For Park, Michigan Leads Nation In Identity Theft Complaints & More
Oct 17, 2018 • 15 min
Your stories for October 17, 2018: - Detroit’s riverfront just took another major step forward. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is making a $50 million grant to redevelop West Riverfront Park. - Keeping with the theme, here’s a…
Mike Clark Dies, The High Cost Of Auto Insurance In Michigan w Steve Gursten & News
Oct 16, 2018 • 23 min
Big show for you today. Our feature interview is with Steve Gursten. He’s an auto law attorney and breaks down the breakdown in Michigan’s insurance system. After all, it’s the most expensive in the nation to get your car insured in this state.. and…
Checking In On Belle Isle With Michele Hodges Of The Belle Isle Conservancy
Oct 15, 2018 • 17 min
As we hit the fall season, we thought it appropriate to check in with Michele Hodges about Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle State Park. She heads the Belle Isle Conservancy, the non-profit devoted to supporting the park. The non-profit is working to keep…
Video Emerges Of White Defendant Shooting At Black Teen, Gilbert’s Skyscraper To Be Even Taller, Food And Booze Updates & Your News
Oct 11, 2018 • 11 min
Your show for October 11th, 2018: contradicts the claims of a white, former Detroit Fire Department lieutenant that he tripped and accidentally discharged a gunshot at a 14-year-old black student who had knocked on his door, seeking…
Tigers TV Broadcasters Out, Belle Isle Aquarium Grant, Solar-Powered Bus Stop & Your News
Oct 10, 2018 • 11 min
Your stories for October 10, 2018: Federal law enforcement officials rounded up more than 120 missing children in Michigan as part of a giant sweep for sex trafficking victims. - The Detroit Tigers will have a new team calling games from the…
How To Support Detroit Neighborhood Businesses, Water To Come Back On In Detroit Schools & Your News
Oct 9, 2018 • 16 min
This is your Daily Detroit podcast recorded on October 9, 2018. Our guest for the show is Detroit City Councilman James Tate, to talk about the upcoming “Cash Flash” in Detroit’s District 1. Your Detroit stories: - Detroit’s getting yet another…
Behind The Strike At The Book Cadillac Hotel, Flex-N-Gate Opens, Motorama Motel Price Update, Palmer Park & Your News
Oct 8, 2018 • 15 min
On the Daily Detroit Podcast today: - Flex N Gate opens on the east side of Detroit, hiring 50% Detroit residents into jobs. Looking for a job yourself? - We hit the streets to talk to folks on both sides at a strike at one of Detroit’s iconic…
Detroit City Councilman Indicted, Olayami Dabls Exhibition In Fisher Building, Your News
Oct 4, 2018 • 15 min
Our feature interview is with Detroit artist Olayami Dabls about his new exhibit in the Fisher Building lobby that examines the Civil Rights era. Everard Findlay, the exhibit’s curator, also joins Sven Gustafson. Your stories: The long and storied…
Investigating Detroit’s Bus Signage Problems, Buddy’s Pizza At The Zoo And News
Oct 3, 2018 • 12 min
- The rollout of Detroit’s new ConnecTen bus program has hit some bumps in the road. Signage held up with masking tape, confused riders, and the state of the State Fair Transit Center signage was a mess. Jer looked into it and the city now…
Your Detroit News, Grand Prix Update And Checking Out A New Corktown Development
Oct 2, 2018 • 15 min
Your stories: - A battle is intensifying between Mayor Mike Duggan, Attorney General Bill Schuette and lawyers representing automobile accident victims. - In a national story that impacts many people here in Metro Detroit, Amazon is raising…
Bike Lane Angst, Wine Can Be Shipped To Michigan, Bridge Details And News
Oct 1, 2018 • 14 min
Your stories: - President Trump is celebrating a deal over a revised North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico as returning the U.S. to a “manufacturing powerhouse.” - Monday was the first day of a new work requirement for…
Roadwork Resuming, High School Closing Mid-year, Detroit Police Taking Over Towing, International Podcast Day
Sep 27, 2018 • 15 min
- The weeks-long lockout of unionize road-construction workers and a group of contractors has come to a temporary end, meaning long-stalled road projects should finally recommence. - The school year is less than a month old, but parents and…
Cadillac Comes Back Home, Gilbert Could Buy Tigers And Your News From TedXDetroit
Sep 26, 2018 • 14 min
Detroit stories: Word comes today that the iconic Cadillac brand will again make the Detroit area its home after nearly four years in Manhattan. - Every single large-scale apartment development built in Detroit this year has been a luxury…
Your Daily Detroit For September 25, 2018
Sep 25, 2018 • 16 min
On the show: For our feature interview, U of M Ross School of Business Professor Emeritus Marina Whitman joins Sven Gustafson to talk about how tariffs will impact the auto industry and Michigan. Your Detroit News: - Road construction at a variety of…
Abandoned Lee Plaza Gets Windows, Yoga With Cats (Purrlates) And Your Detroit News
Sep 24, 2018 • 19 min
Recorded on September 24, 2018: After your headlines, Sven talks with Miranda Mayuiers about Purrlates at the Ferndale Catfe, the first cat cafe in Michigan. Detroit Stories: - A rookie Detroit police officer has been fired after an offensive…
Is There Such A Thing As A New Dive Bar? Plus Your Detroit News
Sep 20, 2018 • 20 min
Your Daily Detroit for September 20, 2018. Can there be such a thing as a “new” dive bar? For our feature conversation, Devon’s Detroit columnist Devon O’Reilly stops by to talk about Second Best… and house-made Zima. Apparently that’s a thing. Your…
Why Only Half Of Detroit’s Murders Are Solved With Washington Post Reporter Wes Lowery, Talking “The People’s Bills” With City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield
Sep 19, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit recorded on Wednesday, September 19th. This is a special two-part episode. First, Sven speaks with Washington Post reporter Wes Lowery about the paper’s investigative report about overwhelmed homicide detectives in…
Bob Seger To Stop Touring, Previewing TedXDetroit And Your News
Sep 18, 2018 • 20 min
Your Daily Detroit podcast for September 18, 2018: - Our feature interview is with Terry Bean and Shawn Lee, talking about TedXDetroit’s 10th anniversary event happening at the Masonic Temple. The conference focuses on ideas worth spreading. - What’s…
Diving In On The Gerrymandering Ballot Proposal, No Second Tower For A Downtown Hotel & News
Sep 17, 2018 • 19 min
This is your Daily Detroit recorded on Monday, September 17. After your headlines, Sven Gustafson will chat about the anti-Gerrymandering proposal on this November’s ballot with Jamie Lyons-Eddy of Voters Not Politicians. But first, let’s…
Eric Thomas Talks Detroit, StockX Gets $44M, City Household Incomes Up & Your News
Sep 13, 2018 • 17 min
You show for September 13th, 2018 from the floor of Digital Summit Detroit. Our feature interview is with Eric Thomas, the founder of Saga Marketing. He recently had a piece in the Financial Times and is locally famous for his LinkedIn blog post, “Why…
A Massive “Fatberg” And Your Detroit Headlines From The Floor Of Digital Summit Detroit
Sep 12, 2018 • 16 min
From the floor our Daily Detroit podcast for September 12, 2018 - Public works employees in Macomb County have removed a quivering, gelatinous mass from the sewer system that they have affectionately dubbed a “fatberg.” - Detroit Public…
Local True Crime Podcast “Already Gone” Hits 100 Episodes, Yzerman Returning To Detroit? And Your Detroit News
Sep 11, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit podcast for September 11, 2018. Our feature interview today at the end of the show is with Nina Innsted. Her True Crime podcast, “Already Gone,” hits 100 episodes this week and it’s about a murder that happened on the site…
Paying for Coneys with Credit Cards and your Detroit news
Sep 10, 2018 • 10 min
Welcome back to the work week! This is your Daily Detroit podcast for September 10, 2018. Here are your stories: - It might be the end of an era in Detroit. One of the legendary dueling coneys - Lafayette - will now let you pay for coneys with…
Tension in the Tigers booth, Greg Migliore of Autoblog talks cars and your Detroit news
Sep 6, 2018 • 21 min
This is your Daily Detroit podcast for September 6, 2018. Our feature conversation is with Greg Migliore of Autoblog, where we talk about Ford, Tesla, and what’s happening in the car business after our headlines. - Tigers fans were surprised on…
Minimum Wage And Sick Leave Ballot Proposals Get Grabbed By Legislature And News
Sep 5, 2018 • 10 min
Your Daily Detroit podcast for September 5, 2018: - In order to have more influence on the final law, the Michigan Senate passed two ballot initiatives Wednesday to raise the minimum wage and mandate employers provide sick leave for employees….
Detroit Area Roadwork Hits A Roadblock, Eastside Mural Demolished & News
Sep 4, 2018 • 10 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit podcast for September 4, 2018. - On our show last week before the Labor Day weekend we told you about a lockout dispute affecting members of a labor union that represents road and bridge construction workers. Now, that…
Your Daily Detroit, Labor Day Weekend Edition
Aug 31, 2018 • 9 min
This is your Daily Detroit recorded on August 31, 2018. - The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was scheduled to be laid to rest Friday. A little piece of news out of the funeral is that Chene Park is to be renamed in her honor. - Fellow…
Water Is Shutoff In Detroit Schools, This May Be The End For Zetterberg & Your News
Aug 29, 2018 • 9 min
Here’s your show for August 29, 2018. - The saga of dangerous water in Michigan’s urban centers continues, this time in Detroit schools. In an email sent out to teachers, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai…
Detroit Mayor Unveils New Buses & Logo, Texas Couple Leaves Kid Home Alone To See Show In Detroit, Your News
Aug 28, 2018 • 10 min
This is your show for Tuesday, August 28th. - You can say goodbye to the familiar Green and Yellow stripes on Detroit buses. In a parking lot on Gratiot outside of Mike’s Fresh Market, the city of Detroit today unveiled new buses, new…
Atwater Beach Breaks Ground, Norma G’s To Open & Your News
Aug 27, 2018 • 8 min
Your show for August 27, 2018: - Ground broke today near Chene Park on what promises to be - when it’s complete - one of Detroit’s hottest new public attractions. Sven Gustafson caught up with Mark Wallace of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to…
Duggan sues over high car insurance rates, lots of Detroit bus updates and your news
Aug 23, 2018 • 10 min
Your show for Thursday, August 23, 2018. - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and a group of Detroit-area residents have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law is unconstitutional and is unfairly expensive for drivers….
Detroit City FC Might Go Pro, Food News, Detroit’s Getting A Floating Bar Of Light
Aug 22, 2018 • 17 min
Our August 22, 2018 features an interview with Sean Mann, CEO of Detroit City FC. The season may be over, but there’s still a lot of activity with the organization, including efforts to go professional and to roll out their sports complex and bar on…
Lindell AC Documentary Is Coming To TV, Wayne State Developments & Your Detroit News
Aug 22, 2018 • 11 min
This is your Daily Detroit recorded on August 21, 2018. Our stories: - It’s been a tough year for Detroit police and first responders. There have been three deaths on the police force in the line of duty in 2018, and numerous incidents off-duty….
Meet The Hatch Detroit Finalists & Your News
Aug 20, 2018 • 16 min
This is your Daily Detroit for August 20, 2018. Your Detroit news: - Detroiter Garlin Gilchrist the second has been picked to be the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Sven and Jer discuss. - There has been some…
Remembering Aretha Franklin With Evrod Cassimy, Marsha Music, Dan Austin & Detroiters
Aug 17, 2018 • 31 min
Today, we devote the entire Daily Detroit podcast to Aretha Franklin. We talk to Detroiters you may know, and those you may not, about the Queen of soul. Guests include: Evrod Cassimy, a friend of Franklin and journalist at WDIV Local 4 TV. Marsha…
Trying Vegan Coney Dogs, Ford Is Spending Big Bucks In Corktown and Previewing Digital Summit Detroit
Aug 16, 2018 • 17 min
Show for August 15, 2018: - Ford expects to spend a lot of money to renovate the abandoned train station. - Measles cases are on the rise in Michigan. - Free showings of the film ‘Black Panther” at the Detroit Film Theater. - We try the new Vegan…
Lions roll out a new “Power Hour,” Is there an Auto bubble? And Michigan restaurant owners are optimistic
Aug 14, 2018 • 18 min
- Detroit Lions fans will be able to get their drink and eats on for cheaper. The team and its hospitality partner announced new all-day value pricing at Ford Field for game days. - Is there a car bubble brewing? Our next guest says that rising…
Aretha Franklin gravely ill, Ossian Sweet House update with Karen Dybis, plus your Detroit news
Aug 13, 2018 • 18 min
Here’s our show on August 13, 2018. - The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is said to be “gravely ill.” That’s according to multiple reports and family friend Evrod Cassimy, a WDIV anchor and reporter. - Legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack…
Grand Prix Will Be Back On Belle Isle, Amanda Lewan of Bamboo Detroit + Your News
Aug 11, 2018 • 15 min
Saturday, August 11, 2018 show: The Detroit Grand Prix is, in fact, returning to Belle Isle. That’s thanks to an agreement announced Friday between race organizers and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Speaking of cars.. I-696…
Brooks letter, Brenda Jones to Congress (maybe), SMART may recount and what to do this weekend in Detroit
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for August 9, 2018: Will she or won’t she? That’s the question facing Detroit city council president Brenda Jones who has the chance to be a U.S. Congressperson for a couple months. Bus service in Macomb County…
Explaining PFAS in Michigan with Garret Ellison of MLIVE, election results, and your Detroit stories
Aug 8, 2018 • 19 min
From the studios of Podcast Detroit in the Cass Corridor, this is your Daily Detroit News Byte recorded on Wednesday, August 8th. We have primary election results, headlines, and today’s deep dive is about P-FAS. The chemical, used in…
Gretchen Whitmer interview and your Detroit headlines
Aug 2, 2018 • 16 min
This is your August 2, 2018 show. Our feature interview today is with Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. As a note, we’ve now interviewed all three Democratic candidates and you can find their interviews in our podcast feed. - One of…
Savor Food and Wine Festival coming to the Detroit Zoo and your Detroit news
Aug 1, 2018 • 11 min
On our show recorded on August 1, 2018: - There’s a Savor Food and Wine Festival coming to the Detroit Zoo you’ll want to check out. HOUR Detroit’s Lauren Mohan joins us to talk about the event with all you can eat samples and tastings of beer and…
Thoughts On SMART Buses, Meet South Ferndale (Or “SoFe”) and Your Headlines
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
Next week is the primary election in Michigan, and many voters in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties will be weighing the issue of transit. And Sven and Jer weigh in with their opinions. Janitors that take care of some of Detroit’s most iconic…
First Taste Test Of The New Little Caesars 5 Meat Pizza And Your Detroit News
Jul 30, 2018 • 14 min
On your show recorded on July 30, 2018: Our feature? At the end of the show, about the 8:52 mark, at the “office” Nuri Gocay, Sven Gustafson, Shianne Nocerini and Jer Staes do a taste test of the new Little Caesars 5 Meat Pizza launched today. Also:…
Detroit City Lacrosse, Grand Prix On Belle Isle Update And News
Jul 28, 2018 • 15 min
Recorded on July 27, 2018: Our featured guest is Christianne Sims. She’s the founder of Detroit City Lacrosse, and she talks about the new program and how it’ll impact the youth of Detroit. Our headlines: - Signs are pointing to the Grand Prix…
Detroit Development-A-Palooza And Your Stories
Jul 26, 2018 • 11 min
We made it to 100 episodes of sharing what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Wheee! There are a few major development projects in downtown we break down, as well as rising rents. A woman who had a baby in the Macomb County Jail is suing as…
Detroit Native Phil Lewis of the Huffington Post + Your Headlines
Jul 24, 2018 • 20 min
Happy 317th Birthday, Detroit! We’re having an informal happy hour at our Detroit studio to celebrate 100 episodes Thursday. Link on our Facebook: Phil Lewis, Front Page editor of the Huffington Post, joins us to talk about Detroit, the…
Tour Belle Isle In A Sweet Model A — Plus Your Detroit News
Jul 23, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for July 23, 2018. Welcome back from the weekend. We hope that it was eventful and dry. Sven is off and in the woods, literally. He’ll be back later in the week. Let’s get on with today’s show. Detroit’s Auto…
New Police Boat, Ferndale & Hazel Park Development, Soccer News & Festivals This Weekend
Jul 19, 2018 • 23 min
This is your Daily Detroit for Thursday, June 19th, 2018. The Detroit Police Department has its first new patrol boat since 1986, and it’s named after fallen Detroit officer Kenneth “Shark” Steil. A vacant Detroit elementary school in the Old…
Detroit’s Bankruptcy 5 Years Later With Nathan Bomey, Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie Has A New Book And Detroit News
Jul 18, 2018 • 23 min
On the show recorded on July 18, 2018: It’s the fifth anniversary of the city of Detroit declaring bankruptcy, so we have a special episode. Nathan Bomey, author of “Detroit Resurrected,” a book on Detroit’s bankruptcy, reflects on the events five…
Detroit News, MoGo Gets Bigger and Thomas Leeper, Every Linear Mile
Jul 17, 2018 • 23 min
Blame it on the bollards: We’ve got bikes on the brain here today at Daily Detroit. A quick weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio, , also make us realize that we have it better than many other cities. Detroit’s bicycling infrastructure, nearly…
A Retractable Roof On Ford Field? Opening A Motorcycle Shop In Detroit & More
Jul 16, 2018 • 17 min
In today’s show recorded on July 16, 2018, we discuss: Ford Field’s future retractable roof? The future of the Belle Isle Grand Prix Detroit misses out on hosting the NCAA Final Four The Gordie Howe International Bridge groundbreaking Detroit’s…
New Cass-Henry Historic District With Eric Kehoe, MoGo Expansion, Red Bull Arts Detroit, Amazon Hiring
Jul 11, 2018 • 9 min
Today, we dive into the new Cass-Henry Historic District, and what it means for two Ilitch-owned buildings threatened with demolition, with Eric Kehoe of Preservation Detroit; MoGo will expand bike sharing to five suburbs and more Detroit…
Auto Show To June, Brandstatter Out, Campus Martius Improvements & Hatch Detroit
Jul 10, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte recorded on July 10, 2018. - Right under the deadline for finishing the show, we got word that the Detroit City Council has unanimously voted for a new Cass-Henry Historic District. - The Detroit auto show is…
Royal Oak Restaurant Rumble, This Week In Detroit City FC w/ Fletcher Sharpe
Jul 9, 2018 • 31 min
And we’re back from the summer holiday week… and right into a rumble among Royal Oak restaurants in regard to parking and the future of the city. We also dive into some recent closings (Fist of Curry) and openings (Detroit Shipping Company). …
Alan Mallach, Author Of “The Divided City,” Detroit City FC Wrap-Up & Lafayette Park Development
Jul 2, 2018 • 30 min
Alan Mallach is the author of “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.” He joins Sven to talk about Detroit’s nascent and unequal comeback. Fletcher Sharpe also bring us his weekly wrap-up of Detroit City FC and he talks World Cup. And…
Detroiter Wendell Brown Sentenced To Four Years In Chinese Jail, Auto News With Greg Migliore Of Autoblog & More
Jun 28, 2018 • 14 min
Wendell Brown, a Detroiter who went to King High School, loved football so much that he ended up going to China to teach the sport. Now he’s in jail over a controversial incident. #FreeWendellBrown Greg Migliore from Autoblog joins us to talk all…
Detroit’s Fitzgerald Neighborhood To See A New Chapter, 2018 RTA Plan Really Dead & News
Jun 27, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for June 27, 2018. - Some say Detroit’s comeback isn’t making it into the neighborhoods. So we went to the Fitzgerald neighborhood in Detroit today to check on a new development happening that not only has historic…
Self-Driving Shuttles Hit Detroit’s Streets, Open Streets Coming To Rouge Park & News
Jun 26, 2018 • 12 min
- Detroit is about to becoming the first urban core in America with independent, self-driving commercial vehicles on public streets - A Country Fresh dairy plant in the Detroit suburb of Livonia is closing its doors due to losing business from…
24-Hour Bus Service Improvements In City, Demo Day, This Week In Detroit City FC & More
Jun 25, 2018 • 22 min
This is your show for June 25, 2018: - The Detroit Department of Transportation plans a series of public meetings to share details and gather feedback about changes it plans to make to DDOT bus service starting in September. That’s when DDOT says it…
The Suburban Case For Regional Transit With Andy Meisner, Housing Prices Rising & More
Jun 21, 2018 • 25 min
June 21, 2018: There’s been a lot of talk about rising housing prices in downtown Detroit, but prices are rising in many areas of the state — especially southeastern Michigan. - Detroit’s Third Man Records is offering up a free vinyl record…
Morouns Are Back At The Bridge Fight, Previewing The Ford Fireworks & News
Jun 20, 2018 • 16 min
On our June 20, 2018 show: Hot on the heels of the big celebration for Michigan Central Station, Moroun-controlled entities are pushing for President Donald J. Trump to stop the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project with a TV ad aimed at the…
The Old Train Station In Detroit Will Roar Back To Life With Bill Ford Jr. & Others
Jun 19, 2018 • 21 min
Today’s Daily Detroit News Byte is all about the most visible sign of Detroit’s turnaround in the years, the fact that Michigan Central Station is coming back to life thanks to Ford Motor Company. On the show, we’re joined by a variety of guests. We…
Goodbye Ron Gurdjian Of Tom’s Tavern, This Week in DCFC, Dequindre Cut & More
Jun 18, 2018 • 18 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for June 18, 2018. - More details have been coming out over the weekend around Ford buying Michigan Central Station in Corktown. - The seating supplier Adient says it’s decided to scrap plans to move its…
Market Known For Selling Octopi To Red Wings Fans Will Close, Art Happenings In Detroit & News
Jun 14, 2018 • 14 min
Our stories for June 14, 2018: A SUPERIOR ENDING: If you want an Octopus for your next Red Wings game, you’re going to have to find another place for next season. Word is that Superior Fish Company on 11 mile in downtown Royal Oak is shuttering this…
New Soccer Complex In Detroit, HOUR Detroit Best Of Party & Local News
Jun 13, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Jun 13, 2018. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Oakland County of pushing discriminatory housing policies in how it divvies up federal housing money. - You know that…
City Modern In Brush Park, This Week In Detroit City FC And More
Jun 12, 2018 • 18 min
Our stories…. - Some of the things that many families would take for granted in another city just aren’t a thing in Detroit - even basics like a school bus. To help fix this, 10 of Detroit’s public schools and charter schools are…
Ford Buys Michigan Central Station, Dan Austin of Historic Detroit
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
It’s a real thing. Ford Motor Company has bought Michigan Central Station in Corktown. Long a symbol of Detroit’s decline, we’re going to find out soon - June 19, in fact - what exactly the property is going to be. But in the meantime, this is big…
FlashFoodBox Launches In Detroit, Como’s Bought & More News
Jun 7, 2018 • 18 min
- Members of Detroit City Council will debate a new proposal to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the city. - The Republican-controlled state House and Senate have adopted a citizen petition to pull the prevailing wage law off the books….
New Sports Medicine Institute To Open In Detroit, Todd Fenton Talks Rethink Royal Oak And Your News
Jun 6, 2018 • 23 min
- A New DMC Sports Medicine Institute To Open Next To Little Caesars Arena - Detroit To Get Another Movie Theater, This One With 9 Screens - Pay Gap Between Men And Women In Metro Detroit Among Worst In Nation - Fisher Building’s Food Truck Fridays To…
6/5/2018: Your Headlines & Why Transit Matters To Companies Considering Detroit With Bedrock’s Kevin Bopp
Jun 5, 2018 • 18 min
Our stories: Marijuana will be on the ballot in Michigan. Metro Detroit has the highest percentage of underwater mortgages in the country, says Zillow. Wells Fargo is pulling out of the Midwest. Food news, including the Sugar House is named the best bar…
This Week In Detroit City FC, Barley BBQ And Beats (And More)
Jun 4, 2018 • 17 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for June 4th, 2018. -Historic Albert Kahn Building bought -MGM Grand Detroit Is One Of The Most Valuable Pieces Of Land In America -Caesars Windsor Will Reopen Thursday -Gleaners Gets A Grant From The Morgan Stanley…
Jason Hall On Leaving Slow Roll, Democratic Candidate Shri Thanedar & More
May 31, 2018 • 27 min
From the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island at the Mackinac Policy Conference, this is your News Byte Podcast for May 31st, 2018. -Employers band together for transit -The one-time Purple Gang hangout, the Leland Hotel, will see new life as…
One On One With Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Opioids In Michigan & More
May 30, 2018 • 35 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 30th, 2018 Today we kick of a series of one on one interviews with Michigan Gubernatorial candidates from both parties. Today’s show has Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. More on that in a minute. - Detroit didn’t get an MLS…
Belle Isle Gets Too Crowded, This Week In Detroit City FC with Fletcher Sharpe & More
May 29, 2018 • 12 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 29th, 2018/ Here are your stories for today. - Mark Hackel says that the Regional Transit Authority proposal should be dead “forever.” - Belle Isle gets shut down on Memorial Day Weekend - Developments on the…
Ford Moves Into Corktown, Vivian Host Of Redbull Radio Previews Movement & More
May 24, 2018 • 27 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 25th, 2018 Here are your stories for today. - Detroit’s population continues to slide, according to the U.S. Census - Ford starts moving employees into Corktown where they’ve renovated a former hosiery factory…
Detroit’s Bond Rating Goes Up, Karen Dybis Checks Out The Downtown Spring Market, Majestic Renovation & More
May 23, 2018 • 12 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 24th, 2018 Here are your stories for today. - Detroit’s bond rating has been upgraded by Moody’s. We talk about how increased tax collections have improved Detroit’s financial picture and how incentives come into…
RTA Transit Plans Die A Suburban Death, A Possible Michigan Minimum Wage Hike & More
May 23, 2018 • 14 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 23rd, 2018. Here are your stories for today. - The plan for a four-county regional Transit Authority in southeastern Michigan are practically dead. And what’s the truth about Amazon’s HQ2 bid and regional…
New KAWS Statue Downtown, This Week In Detroit City FC & More
May 21, 2018 • 17 min
This is your News Byte Podcast for May 21st, 2018 Here are your stories for today. - A new statue by Brooklyn based artist KAWS is creating quite a stir - Lions coach Matt Patricia and the Lions will not be disciplined by the NFL - Cadillac Place will…
MSU Settlement, Detroit Vegan City, Sushi Disappointment, Bike To Work Day And More
May 16, 2018 • 11 min
From sunny northwest Detroit, this is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Here are your stories for today. - There’s a $500 million dollar settlement in between Michigan State University and victims of Larry Nassar - That house…
East Jefferson Bike Lanes, MoGo Rolls Out Adaptive Bikes, New Highland Park High School Plans & More
May 15, 2018 • 15 min
From the bustling heart of Midtown over a couple Faygo pops, this is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Tuesday, May 15th. Here are your stories for today. -East Jefferson is getting smaller for cars… and bigger for bikes - Detroit’s Bike sharing…
Michigan’s Drug Problem, This Week In Detroit City FC with Fletcher Sharpe & More
May 14, 2018 • 16 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Byte for Monday, May 14, 2018. - Michigan has one of the worst drug problems in the country. We begin to dive in on a complex issue that we’re going to cover more. - Cold water thrown on the idea of a…
Greg Migliore of Autoblog Talks Ford, Kresge Survey, Microsoft Opening & The Jamaican Pot
May 11, 2018 • 17 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Byte for Friday May 11th, 2018. - Sven has a conversation with Greg Migliore, the editor in chief of AutoBlog. We’re kicking off a new monthly segment talking auto industry news. Sven and Greg talk about how…
Detroit Buses & Lyft Partner Up, Road Repaving, Abdul El-Sayed’s MiFi Internet Plan & More
May 9, 2018 • 13 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Byte for Wednesday, May 9, 2018. - Three Michigan cities are among the top 10 most violent in America - Homelessness is down for a third year in three core cities - Ridesharing service Lyft and Detroit’s bus…
PGA Tour Coming To The Motor City, Growing Detroit’s Young Talent & More
May 8, 2018 • 16 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Byte for Tuesday, May 8, 2018. -Soon, you’ll be able to live on the old Tiger Stadium site -The PGA Tour is coming Detroit. Jer and I put on our finest plaid knickers and talk about it. -City Year and Gensler…
$130 Million For Detroit’s Neighborhoods, Bringing Back Detroit’s Cornices & More
May 7, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Byte for Monday, May 7, 2018. - Detroit Neighborhoods Could See $130 million in investment - The DMC and Wayne State physicians sign a 6-month extension - The Detroit Pistons Change horses and fire their coach…
DMC Cuts Ties With WSU Docs, The Auto Show Could Move & More
May 3, 2018 • 18 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. Here are your stories. Today’s episode was recorded in the historic London Chop House in downtown Detroit. - The Detroit Medical Center is cutting ties with Wayne State University…
A Streetcar With Much To Be Desired, Giant Star Wars Photo & More
May 1, 2018 • 13 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. Here are your stories. - New data shows struggles for the QLINE. We talk about the story and some of the mistakes made around the streetcar. - New Townhouses are coming to Corktown - May…
A Piece Of Detroit History Gets A Facelift & More
Apr 30, 2018 • 13 min
State Oversight Ends for Detroit, Historic Churches Getting Refurbs, New Downtown Developments, Greek Restaurant
LinkedIn In Old Sanders Building, Westin Hotel Renovation, Detroit City FC with Fletcher Sharpe & More
Apr 27, 2018 • 21 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Friday, April 27th. -LinkedIn moves into the old Sanders building downtown -Recreational marijuana is going to a statewide vote -A Southfield hotel gets a multimillion dollar renovation -Reconstruction of…
Getting Detroiters Into Jobs, Bike Lane Rollout Bumps w/ Todd Scott, The Platform Buys A Building & Riverdays
Apr 25, 2018 • 19 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Real estate outfit The Platform buys another big New Center building A school that aims to get Detroiters into jobs gets a million dollar donation We have details on the Riverdays…
The Grand Prix And Belle Isle w/ Bud Denker, MoGo Biking Classes, No Booze At Taco Bell & More
Apr 24, 2018 • 10 min
Also: Homes in metro Detroit are selling faster, Amazon Key In-Car delivery
Detroit: Become Human, The Largest Robotics Competition In The World Comes To Detroit, Daffodils & More
Apr 23, 2018 • 11 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Monday, April 23rd recorded in beautiful Grand Circus Park. A video game set in Detroit, “Detroit: Become Human” is about to launch. A playable demo comes out Tuesday. The largest robotics competition in the…
Detroit Earthquake, Chief Craig Car Cruise, Nathan Bomey’s New Book “After The Fact” & More
Apr 19, 2018 • 21 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Thursday, April 19th, 2018. An Earthquake Hit Metro Detroit Thursday We have new numbers for SMART’s FAST bus service. You too could car cruise with Detroit Police Chief James Craig Lyft is going green and…
Historic Affordable Housing Renovation Begins, Gordie Howe Bridge Update, GP Getting A Record Shop, Gleaners Million Meal Match
Apr 18, 2018 • 18 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. Affordable apartments for seniors are being renovated in two historic buildings downtown Officials say the new Gordie Howe International Bridge is on track to begin construction…
New Midtown Hotel, Northville Downs, TedXDetroit, Motor City Makeover, Diversity Training With Starbucks In The News, Carl Kasell Tribute
Apr 17, 2018 • 16 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. Northville Downs is becoming luxury apartments Luxury apartments are coming to Detroit’s University District. Shianne has the Daily Detroit exclusive. Yet another boutique…
Voice Of The Tigers Dan Dickerson, Why Did So Many Lose Power, Michigan Runner Wins Boston Marathon
Apr 16, 2018 • 14 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Monday, April 16th, 2018. Apologies for the show being out a little late, we were without power at the studios and internet at the house due to the storms. Here are our stories today. Let’s dive in. So why…
Moroun Wants Trump To Stop The Howe Bridge To Canada, I-696, Detroit Champions Week and Hope Closet
Apr 13, 2018 • 13 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Thursday, April 12th, 2018. Here are our stories today. Let’s dive in. The Moroun family asks Donald Trump to stop the Gordie Howe International Bridge I-696 work to begin Monday Love sports? Celebrate the…
The State Of Ferndale, Baltimore Station, and Secret Detroit Author Karen Dybis
Apr 11, 2018 • 16 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. Let’s dive in: Ferndale’s Police Chief Is Out, and the mayor delivers the state of the city. We break down what’s happening in the popular Detroit suburb New development updates…
Detroit’s West Riverfront Gets A Designer, East Jefferson Bike Lanes, Voyager Gets Top Honors & More
Apr 10, 2018 • 10 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Thursday, April 10th, 2018. Here’s what’s happening: Detroit’s West Riverfront Park will be reimagined Detroit’s public school district tests at the bottom of the barrel Bike lanes are coming to East…
Michael Bolton Loves Detroit, The Folk Cafe To Open, Masonic Temple Fixup & Jobs Report
Apr 9, 2018 • 17 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Monday, April 9th, 2018. Here’s what’s happening: A new movie about Detroit from Michael Bolton — yes, that Michael Bolton The Detroit Zoo announces new admission and membership prices The Masonic Temple…
Hubert Massey’s Monumental Mural, JoAnne Purtan, The Best Burger Joint & More
Apr 5, 2018 • 25 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Thursday, April 5th, 2018. Here’s what’s happening: -Michigan’s lone unicorn tech company, Duo Security, is opening a Detroit office -Macomb County has a new plan to band-aid pockmarked roads -The Hazel…
Exporting Detroit’s Products To The World, Zoo Poo, Brush Park, Buddy’s Pizza Rumors & More
Apr 3, 2018 • 12 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018: Brush Park could see another residential development The Fillmore will go quiet for renovations -Detroit’s Project Greenlight safety program expands to a school It’s getting more…
Affordable Home Prices, Pizza News, A Marvel Mortgage Cameo, Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes & More
Apr 2, 2018 • 19 min
-Wayne County is among the most affordable places in the nation to buy a home. -Detroit Bus Service changes are coming -Fuel economy standards may be changing -Detroiters line up for free pizza…. and the pizza bots are coming -A locally based company is…
Detroit Nonprofit Day, Warren Wants To Create A Downtown, Detroit Councilman Sued & More
Mar 31, 2018 • 13 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Saturday, March 31, 2018. -The suburb of Warren is trying to create a downtown -A Detroit councilman is being sued -Local furniture maker Floyd is opening up a retail shop in Eastern Market -The State of…
3/28/18: Detroit Man Exonerated After 45 Years In Prison, Vehicle Sales Up, Quicken Loans Demo Day, Weekend Events & The Internet Of Things
Mar 28, 2018 • 13 min
-A Detroit man wrongly spent 45 years in jail -Vehicle sales are up -We break down new data on parking rates in the city -Quicken Loans is going to award a million bucks to entrepreneurs -Stephen Clark comes out of a short retirement -Boxed Water…
3/27/18: Macomb County Clerk Is Out, Gov Talks Transit & Roads, Belle Isle Boat Launch? And More
Mar 27, 2018 • 10 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger removed by a judge Governor Rick Snyder talks transit, roads Belle Isle might get a boat launch Wayne State is expanding the Hilberry Theatre Ford has a…
3/24/18: Inside Amazon’s New Detroit Facility, BMW Pulls Out Of The Auto Show, Bike Lanes & More
Mar 24, 2018 • 12 min
We go inside the new Amazon Facility in Livonia with an in-depth narrative audio story BMW rolls out of the Detroit auto show Ferndale may get 97 new residences Royal Oak is getting more bike lanes The Detroit JazzFest is looking to bring concerts to…
3/21/18: State Fairgrounds May Become Mass Transit Hub & Office Development, New Life For Conner Plant, Happy Birthday Albert Kahn & More
Mar 21, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. The State Fairgrounds site is to be bought by the city and could become a regional transit hub and office development The Conner Assembly Plant will find new life as a museum and…
3/20/18: New Life For The Old Train Station? Eastern Market Micro-Grants, Dan Carmody, Macomb’s Terrible Roads & More
Mar 20, 2018 • 15 min
-Ford may breathe new life into the long-empty Michigan central station -Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer endorsement -Macomb County’s road situation is in dire straits -Eastern market is offering micro-grants -3 of Detroit’s Golf Courses…
3/15/18: There’s A New Mass Transit Plan, Castalia Cocktail Bar, NCAA Hitting Detroit & More
Mar 15, 2018 • 17 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Thursday, March 15th, 2018. Wayne County Exec Warren Evans has a new plan to improve regional transit March Madness comes to Detroit GM invests in autonomous vehicle production in Michigan Detroit businesses…
All Things Detroit, Affordable Housing, Golf Course Drama, Belle Isle Trail, Repurpose.co & More
Mar 14, 2018 • 12 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. Three of Detroit’s city-owned golf courses are closing A $250 million dollar fund has been set up for affordable housing I-94 on the east side of the city will be closed this…
Liquor Store Court Fight, MoGo May Expand Into The Suburbs, Lovers Only, New Crime Map, Peruvian Food, Raising Money For Homeless & More
Mar 10, 2018 • 14 min
Here are your stories for Saturday, March 10, 2018: Just how far should liquor stores be from each other? The state and small businesses fight it out in court The city of Detroit has a new interactive and easy to use crime map A familiar face goes…
Fail Jail Is Less Fail, DCFC Gets On TV, State Of The City Recap, Spring Markets Coming Downtown
Mar 7, 2018 • 17 min
Hey friends! This is you Daily Detroit for Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Our stories: -A new plan emerges for the fail jail -Detroit City FC will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit for the first time -Mexicantown in Detroit is getting support to grow its…
Food Truck On Belle Isle? The Detroit Welcome Center Could Close, Thieves May Force A Westside Church To Shutter, And A New Polar Bear
Mar 6, 2018 • 16 min
On the show: Ford is temporarily laying off 2,000 people The Detroit Zoo gets a new polar bear Detroit gets positive travel press in two ways Detroit’s Welcome Center May Close Le Petit Zinc is open, and the building that housed Antietam is for sale Belle…
Guns In Detroit Schools? The Auto Show Could Move, Packard Plant Life, Restaurant Incubator and More
Mar 2, 2018 • 15 min
This is your Daily Detroit for Friday, March 2, 2018. We had a really long day on Thursday covering the Detroit Policy Conference, so we were a little slow on getting this episode out - that’s why we brought it to you from the back of the struggle bus…
Big Sean And Emagine Building A Movie Theatre, 140+ More Detroit Cops, Pothole Ice Cream, New Factory Opens
Feb 27, 2018 • 9 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast for February 27, 2018. Our Detroit news stories today: Detroit has a new budget and that could mean more officers on the streets All of Detroit’s election day poll workers are to be re-tested A long time…
Detroit’s Campground Comes Back To Life, Shifts At Shinola, Stroh’s Beer, And David DeMuth, CEO of Doner
Feb 23, 2018 • 19 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for February 23, 2018. The show today was hosted by Jer Staes and Nuri Gocay. Your headlines: There are major Shakeups at Ford Motor Company - and a shift at Shinola. Stroh’s is going to have a new…
Detroit’s Food Trucks That Feed The Homeless, Cliff Russell, Sewage Overflows, Housing Markets and More
Feb 21, 2018 • 13 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit for February 21, 2018! Here’s our show: Water restrictions due to flooding Local restaurants and chefs get prestigious James Beard nominations Media legend Cliff Russell dies Pinball fundraiser for Architectural Salvage…
The Future Of Downtown Detroit, A New Detroit Zoo Nature Center, Rally’s Expansion And More
Feb 15, 2018 • 20 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for February 15, 2018! Here are your stories: Nearly 350,000 people in Michigan have had their Driver’s Licenses suspended and the Driver Responsibility Fees will be erased. The Detroit Zoo is going to…
Airbnb Controversy In Detroit (With City Council Audio)
Feb 9, 2018 • 9 min
Since the news was made public, leaders have been playing a game of hot potato saying it wasn’t them - but, we there’s more to the story. We dove into the topic and included audio of a council meeting that showed that city council members clearly knew…
Nigel Barker, Impossible Wahlburgers, MoGo Love, Detroit Pistons Value And More
Feb 7, 2018 • 10 min
Here’s what we’re covering today on your Daily Detroit News Byte. Prison food will no longer be privatized in the state of Michigan General Motors employees getting large bonus What are the Pistons worth? More than a billion dollars. Paczki Run!…
Martin Reboot, Project Greenlight, Metro Detroiters Working In Puerto Rico And More
Feb 1, 2018 • 12 min
Here’s what happening on your Daily Detroit News Byte for February 1, 2018. Greektown goes Project Greenlight Comcast takes over cable & internet services in Highland Park The Belle Isle Grand Prix might not come back to the island A new…
Neighborhood Business Expansion, The Woodward Avenue Action Association, MSU, Detroit Tigers Jerseys And More
Jan 27, 2018 • 11 min
This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Saturday, January 27th. Here areyour stories: MSU is continuing to fall deeper into scandal The Detroit Tigers have switched up their jersey look Comerica Park is going to stay Comerica Park $500,000 Condos…
400 Detroit Jobs, Burns Night, Antietam, The RenCen, And Detroit Rental Enforcement
Jan 22, 2018 • 10 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018! On the show: Enforcement of rental regulations is becoming more stringent in the city 400 jobs are coming thanks to Flex’N’Gate Three fun happenings: Boogie Fever reopens, Antietam…
No Amazon HQ2, School Funding Changes To Benefit Charters, Royal Oak City Buses, Belle Isle & Attracting Mobility Companies
Jan 19, 2018 • 16 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte for Friday, January 19. On the docket today: The State of Michigan is on the verge of changing public school funding to benefit charters Detroit didn’t get Amazon HQ2 (We have a full episode on the topic over on…
Refrigerator Diaries, Sexy Bathrooms, Eastern Market Windmills And More
Jan 13, 2018 • 13 min
Here’s what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Our rundown today: A new development called the City Club Apartments - CBD Detroit broke ground at the former site of the Statler Hotel 1,000 Properties are coming up for development in Highland…
Council Ethics, Crime Rate Down, Detroit’s A Travel Destination, A New Garden On Belle Isle & More
Jan 8, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit for January 8, 2018. Our main topics today: A Detroit City Councilmember is under scrutiny for ethics Detroit’s crime rate seems to be for the most part down Detroit’s a top travel destination Michigan’s population is up,…
Detroit Diner Discussion, Downtown Development, For The Love Of Sugar & More
Dec 26, 2017 • 17 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte for December 26, 2017. When we first put together a few episodes of this Daily Detroit show, we thought of it as an experiment. Would people listen? Is there a need? And overwhelmingly, there is. So, we’re…
New Bus From Detroit To Ann Arbor, Detroit Biz Wins Shark Tank, New Pistons Facility, Locally Sourced Food, Retail In Detroit
Oct 23, 2017 • 12 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte for October 23, 2017! Our headlines today: The University of Michigan has connected Detroit to Ann Arbor with a bus line that’s now open to the public Michigan-located restaurants win awards for locally sourced…
Detroit Headlines: 100,000 Mogo Rides, Eminem Movie Re-Opening, Ready Player One And More
Oct 20, 2017 • 9 min
Your news byte for October 20, 2017. Detroit’s bike share sees promising early results A Michigan company is a tech unicorn Eminem’s 8 Mile Movie will be back in theatres Two openings this weekend A groundbreaking of a park in Detroit An interview…
200 Detroit Jobs, The Best City In Michigan, Working To Increase College Graduation Rates, And Let’s Just Say With Amy Oprean
Oct 17, 2017 • 13 min
Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte! Our headlines: 200 New jobs in Detroit Which Detroit suburb is one of the best cities in America to live in? The Kresge Foundation Grants $450,000 To Increase College Graduation A new book that promises to be…
Bringing Detroit And Toledo Together Through DETxTOL
Oct 8, 2017 • 6 min
There’s a guy looking to build more connections between Detroit and Toledo than the Mudhens and the Tigers baseball teams. That guy is Mark Pannell, and his event series is called “DETxTOL.” Both places are experiencing a refocus on place-based…
Reflecting On Our “On The Table” Experiences Discussing Detroit
Oct 5, 2017 • 30 min
I know that a discussion about a discussion can be kind of meta, but the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan put together a very interesting series of conversations across the region about youth. “On The Table” is a project bringing 400…
Shakespeare In Detroit Gets A New Home As Part Of $27 Million New Riverfront Development With Sam White
Oct 4, 2017 • 3 min
One of the threads in the story of a new, $27 million development on the riverfront that will see the Stone Soap building getting new life is that Shakespeare in Detroit, a theatre company born out of Detroit’s neighborhoods, is getting a new…
Solutions Journalism And The HuffPost Listen To America Tour Visits Detroit with Jo Confino
Oct 3, 2017 • 12 min
The HuffPost, formerly known as the Huffington Post, was in Campus Martius in Detroit capturing stories from Detroiters as part of their Listen To America Tour. They’re visiting 25 cities across the heartland of the country to get a beat on what…
Why Coworking Works In Detroit And An Event Coming Up
Sep 26, 2017 • 6 min
After getting a lot of feedback, we’re trying a little something different where we focus on on story or theme per show, and then do more shows. Today we talked with Devon O’Reilly from the Detroit Regional Chamber about coworking in Detroit, why it…
Dispensaries Told To Close, New City Developments, And Booze With Your Vegan Food
Sep 13, 2017 • 4 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte for September 12, 2017. The state is telling medical marijuana dispensaries to close by Dec. 15. There are multiple developments in the city Royal Oak’s Inn Season Cafe is getting a liquor license after 36 years …
Autonomous Shuttles, Amazon, Historic Mansions, The Fastest Detroit ISP, Ferndale Real Estate
Sep 8, 2017 • 10 min
Our stories today: An autonomous shuttle is coming to downtown Detroit A historic Detroit mansion is getting a facelift, but there’s a mystery as to why. Detroit is ranked as the number one city in America for pizza fans. Detroit’s own ISP is the…
Hidden Cameras To Catch Illegal Dumpers, Matty Maroun Might Still Get A Bridge, Food News And What To Do This Weekend
Sep 6, 2017 • 8 min
Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte for September 6, 2017. Jer & Shianne’s top stories today: The city of Detroit unveiled to the public today their program to catch illegal dumpers with hidden cameras Matty Maroun might still get his bridge to…
QLINE Starts Charging, Little Caesars Ribbon Cutting, Rent In Detroit, And More
Sep 5, 2017 • 13 min
Welcome to the first official episode of the Daily Detroit News Byte, where we bring you what’s happening in the Motor City in entertaining podcast form. Today’s stories, brought to you by Jer and Shi: The QLINE starts charging, but is anyone riding?…
Dlectricity, Detroit’s Growing Venture Capital Scene, Beacon Park and more
Jul 18, 2017 • 8 min
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Finding meaningful work in Detroit with Ryan Landau of Re:Purpose
Mar 30, 2017 • 6 min
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people moving to or staying in the city is finding a job. Ryan Landau of Re:Purpose doesn’t only connect people to jobs, but the goal of his startup is to connect people to meaningful work. He’s an…
The tasty Good Cakes and Bakes of Detroit with April Anderson
Mar 28, 2017 • 4 min
Organic and vegan bakery on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, Good Cakes and Bakes, is making moves in the Detroit region. April Anderson is the entrepreneur behind the growing business, and we caught up with her at the Build Institute. If the baked goods…
Details on the City Modern Development in Detroit’s Brush park
Mar 28, 2017 • 6 min
What’s happening with the City Modern development in Detroit’s Brush Park? A historic neighborhood is being re-imagined by billionaire Dan Gilbert, Bedrock, and other development partners. How much will the units cost? What is the timeline? That…