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Your Daily Detroit shares what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. This all local news & entertainment show pushes Detroit's conversation forward. We cover development happenings, city and suburb news, policy, where to go eat and drink, events around town, the tech and entrepreneurial scene, and more depending on the day's news. All brought to you by the smart and engaging team at Daily Detroit.... Show More

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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 up first, no matter what — and he doesn’t know where the conversation will go.

Anything can and does happen, and a live show is coming to Hamtramck this weekend... Read more

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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 Sharpe joins us in studio to talk about Detroit City FC’s epic win over Mexican first division Club Atlas, and previews this weekend’s match against the Milwaukee Torr... Read more

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The nonprofit Jefferson East Inc. 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 organization and its for-profit real estate development arm East Jefferson Development Corp., held a wee... Read more

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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: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/10/rivian-350-million-investment-cox-automotive/

- Why does Wall Street hate Ford? We discuss.

- The... Read more

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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 and the hip West Village and Indian Village.

But the duo behind Mutual Adoration, Wayne Maki and Clare Fox, are making the 10,000 square foot craft, class, creation and... Read more

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A jam-packed show for you today.

Comedian, Actor and Impersonator Dave Coulier is returning to his roots and moving back to Metro Detroit. More at Hour here.

KMart is closing all but three of their Michigan stores,  Read more

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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 for fatalities.

A $50 million proposed project to revamp the Motown Museum in Detroit took a step closer to becoming reality yesterday,  Read more

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September 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 work? Does it make sense? The President of the Center for Economic Accountability, John Mozena, says no. 

One of the stunning statistics Mozena says is that th... Read more

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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. They're doing tours as a fundraiser this weekend: https://casscommunity.org/tinyhomes/ Read more

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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 half the units being in the city of Detroit.

$75,000 in high end Scotch as well as $150,000 in building damage was done in a liquor store caper involving a... Read more

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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 who grew up here in Metro Detroit.

Professor Shill recently wrote a piece in the Atlantic headlined, Read more

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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 Lynne Golodner. She’s the host of the Make Meaning podcast.

A former journalist, Lynne Golodner has dedicated her life to sharing stories about how people find meaning in... Read more

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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 longtime boss and Republican, L. Brooks Patterson, who died Aug. 4.

Coulter... Read more

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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 Royal Oak Police questioned him for 30 minutes outside of a popular restaurant, while a bystander broadcast the thing live on Facebook. We dive into previous incidents in Royal Oak and in De... Read more

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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 Two Way Inn - and more in a village called Norris. Now, it's the Nortown neighborhood of Detroit, and they're looking to take Philetus's old house and fix it up into something good for t... Read more

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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 health issues like diabetes and schizophrenia. He also had numerous problems with the law, which got him the attention of the Federal Government. A couple months after his deportation, J... Read more

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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 competitions, for instance. Often in the suburbs, parents pick that up. In Detroit, often, the families don’t have the money. Here’s some context. The median household income in the city o... Read more

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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 competitions, for instance. Often in the suburbs, parents pick that up. In Detroit, often, the families don’t have the money. Here’s some context. The median household income in the city o... Read more

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August 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 buses are coming to DDOT and SMART. Detroit bike share service MoGo is getting E-Bikes. A Pokemon-themed bar is coming to town. Shianne talks about her trip to the Lobster Pound up in Bir... Read more

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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 Herb stopped by the studio to talk about the future of the Marygrove campus after the closure of the college later this year. The plans are big and funded. Fletcher Sharpe and Sven break... Read more

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