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Your daily podcast covering what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Daily news, conversations and narrative audio stories that push Detroit's conversation forward.

    On Drive Ins, Detroit Area Population Estimates, And Michigan Opening Up A Little

    On Drive Ins, Detroit Area Population Estimates, And Michigan Opening Up A Little

    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 is flat while the rest of the nation is growing. Meanwhile, we're adding more infrastructure for the same amount of people and act surprised when it costs more per person.
    Hamtramck's Labor Day Festival is canceled for this year.
    Author and journalist Karen Dybis joins us to talk about Michigan's drive-in movie theaters and how some of them are opening up regardless. 
    Thanks to our members who make this show possible: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
     

    • 21 min
    Michigan's Dam Problems, New Poll Shows Massive Support For Whitmer, Fireworks Has New Date

    Michigan's Dam Problems, New Poll Shows Massive Support For Whitmer, Fireworks Has New Date

    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 through.
    We’ve got the latest coronavirus numbers from the state and city of Detroit.
    A new poll from the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Glengariff group looks at partisanship and the pandemic.
    Governor Whitmer has massive support among Democrats and Independents.
    But Republican men view the Coronavirus Crisis very differently than other Michiganders. It’s the only group that less than half say they are wearing facemasks; and the majority of middle-aged Republicans say the armed protestors in Lansing send the right message.
    We’ve got news on MOGO bike sharing in the suburbs
    We talk about the status of the Woodward Dream Cruise and the a planned wildcat cruise.
    Plus, details on the moved annual Detroit-Windsor Ford fireworks display.

    • 22 min
    11 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit

    11 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit

    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 coronavirus second wave
    Oakland County will offer $30 million in Federal aid to local governments
    Dan Gilbert wins a federal contract to oversee contact tracing
    We’ve got news about some business openings and closings and the annual Theater Bizarre halloween party - and we’ll see two livestream music festivals in detroit before the month is up.

    • 17 min
    Local Stories For 5-19-20

    Local Stories For 5-19-20

    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 about it. Background: https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/05/the-flu-has-killed-2200-michiganders-since-2000-coronavirus-topped-that-in-a-month.html
    Bottle deposits aren’t happening, and you’ve got a growing stack in your garage. What to do? Background: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/18/michigan-bottle-returns-open-closed/5194368002/
    Some auto industry updates, including factories reopening; plus Elon Musk can apparently do whatever he wants.
    And the DIA gift shop has seized the moment with new masks that resonate with us right now: https://diashop.org/face-masks/
    That and more on your Daily Detroit. 

    • 23 min
    What The Future Of Restaurants Might Look Like With Eater's Brenna Houck

    What The Future Of Restaurants Might Look Like With Eater's Brenna Houck

    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 latest from a big-picture perspective and what could be ahead for some of our favorite places to grab a bite. 
    Then, I’ll share a few things to know today:
    On Sunday, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the City of Detroit preliminarily reported no new COVID-19 deaths.
    The city of Detroit has hired a long-time local leader and administrator (and the first African-American state supreme court chief justice) - as Deputy mayor.
    Ferndale has canceled all their events through Labor Day, and a number of Woodward corridor cities are drafting a letter requesting the Woodward Dream Cruise cancel their 2020 event which is still on for mid-August.

    • 24 min
    The Impact Of Coronavirus On Musicians And Venues

    The Impact Of Coronavirus On Musicians And Venues

    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 Presents. He owns the Crofoot in downtown Pontiac and does promotions for a number of venues.
    Then, Steve Nawara, a longtime Detroit musician with credits that include the Detroit Cobras.

    • 27 min

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