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What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Timely conversations and local stories about a variety of topics including autos, bars and restaurants, business, Detroit City FC, development, local government, policy, technology, things to do, transit and more. All in about 20 minutes a day.

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What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Timely conversations and local stories about a variety of topics including autos, bars and restaurants, business, Detroit City FC, development, local government, policy, technology, things to do, transit and more. All in about 20 minutes a day.

    Transit's density problem in metro Detroit; Are rides at fairs going away?; Crash Detroit ends; Who wants Pepsi-roni?

    Transit's density problem in metro Detroit; Are rides at fairs going away?; Crash Detroit ends; Who wants Pepsi-roni?

    A judge has interceded in the debate on Auburn Hills leaving SMART for their own service, keeping them in service for now. But an election is looming; and there's an underlying issue with transit in metro Detroit. IT's population density and distance, as the sprawled region in many places is below the 3,000 people per square mile some studies say is needed to support regular bus service. This applies to other services, too. We discuss.
    3,000 per square mile supports bus service: https://kinder.rice.edu/2018/11/13/excerpt-many-cities-have-transit-how-many-have-good-transit
    (I didn't mention on the show, but I think I'm going to make a map of the actual population densities around here. It'll be surprising, I think).
    Plus, the St. Joan of Arc fair isn't bringing back rides, as the dollars don't make sense for the fundraiser. There are others following suit. Is this a trend, with increasing costs making the juice not worth the squeeze?
    The Crash Detroit street band festival is done. We share some memories, and hope some more things pop up. 
    And, local chain pizza joints will soon be carrying "Pepsi-roni," made by infusing the pepperoni with sugar free Pepsi Zero. Yay or nay? 
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    • 21 min
    POPnology brings R2-D2, ET, Hal 9000 and a Delorean to the Michigan Science Center (ft. Dr. Christian Greer)

    POPnology brings R2-D2, ET, Hal 9000 and a Delorean to the Michigan Science Center (ft. Dr. Christian Greer)

    The Michigan Science Center is bringing some great icons of pop culture and science fiction to Detroit's midtown for an exhibit, POPnology, you won't want to miss.
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    • 12 min
    91% Chance of playoffs for Detroit City; Miami + Atlanta previews; Remembering Pistons legend Bob Lanier

    91% Chance of playoffs for Detroit City; Miami + Atlanta previews; Remembering Pistons legend Bob Lanier

    Detroit City FC is proving to the entire USL Championship they're here to stay, and a new rating from USL Tactics puts them at a 91% chance of making the playoffs.
    https://twitter.com/USLTactics/status/1526148070186143744/photo/3
    We go over the win against Loudoun 4-2. Plus, we look ahead to a Wednesday road match against The Miami FC and then back home on Saturday against Atlanta United 2.
    Then Fletcher shares thoughts on the passing of the Pistons legend Bob Lanier.
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    On Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2
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    • 23 min
    Trying the new Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken; Hudson's tower talk; 1,000 episode party soon

    Trying the new Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken; Hudson's tower talk; 1,000 episode party soon

    What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Show notes to come.
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    • 25 min
    Going beyond the credit score to fund Black business (ft. Nimaj Driscoll)

    Going beyond the credit score to fund Black business (ft. Nimaj Driscoll)

    The reality is there's a lot of inequity in our American system.
    It's been there since our founding. Sure, improvements have been made, but we're nowhere near there yet. And you can see it in our region, too. 
    Short of a massive federal program to truly begin to level out the metaphorical playing field on a number of levels for African Americans and other groups, to help get wealth into communities, start businesses, and more — the work has to be done where it can.
    One of those areas is with access to loans. Nimaj Driscoll - a Detroit Native with CDC Small Business Finance, a nonprofit that's more flexible than a bank - joins me today to talk about a new program that doesn't involve traditional credit scoring to get Black entrepreneurs access to what they need to compete.
    And they're already at work in the community. More: https://cdcloans.com/activate-detroit/
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    • 14 min
    Plan to lower Detroit's high property taxes gains steam (ft. Nick Allen)

    Plan to lower Detroit's high property taxes gains steam (ft. Nick Allen)

    Long time listeners might remember the words split property taxes.
    The idea being - the city of Detroit's tax burden is only second only to New York City.
    But, I don't know if you've looked around. We don't have the household incomes, the commerce, or the number of people to support that.
    We were closer to that many decades ago. But no more.
    So the idea is to change the code to make it so land speculators and others would get punished, and those who are taking care of and improving their land get rewarded.
    Now that the city of Detroit has a better handle of its finances and we're not immediately after bankruptcy, maybe it's time for the city leaders to look to the future.
    What could we do different to truly become more resident-friendly and more competitive for businesses of all sizes? What if we could change the system so there were fewer foreclosures and more people stay in their homes?
    When we talked about this last, it was more theoretical.
    Now, there's a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and commissioned by some local big hitters in Invest Detroit and the Kresge Foundation. 
    That, if you're paying attention, is major local interest in the topic.
    Nick Allen, an author of the report, joins us to discuss it.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

MacOdis ,

Daily Detroit podcast full of good information

Daily Detroit’s great crew provides important information about the City of Detroit and the surrounding area.

The podcast discusses local news, history, what to do around town, local politics and much more.

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Informative & Insightful

Hey Chase Cantrell please do a podcast on real estate development in Detroit and other cities.

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Quick, informative and incisive

This podcast covers a little bit of everything going on around Detroit. The episodes are typically short, but not rushed or shallow.

A really good source for picking up news and happenings around Detroit.

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