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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.

    Coronavirus Is Tied To Everything: New Mask Order, Road Funding, Sports And A New Test From Beaumont

    Coronavirus Is Tied To Everything: New Mask Order, Road Funding, Sports And A New Test From Beaumont

    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 Thursday news conference to order a return to stay-at-home quarantine for Michigan. Yet. But she really, really wants you to wear a damn mask (our words not hers).
    So much so, there’s a new executive order.
    On today’s show, we discuss:
    The latest numbers and data from the state Whitmer’s news conference How the state will examine toll roads as a possible solution to the hold COVID will blow in our road-repair budget The latest on whether schools will reopen this fall How coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the wide world of sports — including that head-scratching comment from Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh — with contributor Fletcher Sharpe And a conversation with Beaumont researcher Laura Lamb, who’s part of a team that has developed a new COVID-19 test that can deliver accurate results in as little as 30 minutes Thanks for listening to Daily Detroit. If you like what you’re hearing, tell a friend about us, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or support us by becoming a Patreon member.

    • 27 min
    Unpacking Michigan's Confusing Auto Insurance Changes w/ Todd Berg

    Unpacking Michigan's Confusing Auto Insurance Changes w/ Todd Berg

    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 leaders who were hailing a deal that was supposed to save Michiganders money - which is a top concern among residents as we in Detroit and statewide pay the most for vehicle insurance in the nation.
    At the time, there was a lot of excitement by media pundits and politicians, mostly repeating talking points without really looking into the numbers. Lots of back-patting.
    Now that the reform has taken effect, it’s a confusing mess. What coverage should people get? You might pay less on your auto insurance, but more with health insurance.
    And the reforms for equity? Sure, insurance companies can't use zip codes, but they can use territories to define your rates. They can't use your credit score per se, but they can use your credit report.
    And depending on your specific situation, your choices are going to be different. 
    So Attorney Todd Berg of Michigan Auto Law joins me to unpack this. The firm has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the Best Law Firms in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs.

    • 26 min
    The End Of Sports Talk WDFN Plus Chipotle To Open In Ferndale And Portillo's Coming To Sterling Heights

    The End Of Sports Talk WDFN Plus Chipotle To Open In Ferndale And Portillo's Coming To Sterling Heights

    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 Woodward Ave., on the corner of Cambourne Street, in the site of a former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, which recently closed.
    Rumors about a new Chipotle had been swirling on a Facebook group, and Daily Detroit producer Shianne Nocerini recently took photos of the shuttered storefront that showed piles of construction materials lying on the floor with the name Chipotle written on them.
    Also, Chicago-based chain Portillo’s, known for their Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, is planning to open a new location on Hall Road in Sterling Heights in the second half of 2021. Portillo’s is a mostly Midwest-based chain, but it has opened locations in California, Florida and Arizona. This will be its first Michigan location.
    The two planned openings are a rare bit of good restaurant news during the coronavirus, when many restaurants have shuttered temporarily and some are closing their doors for good. Newport Beach, California-based Chipotle, in particular, has weathered the coronavirus pandemic well and attracted renewed interest from Wall Street investors, thanks to brisk business and a strong digital ordering system. Chipotle currently has 10 metro Detroit locations and is also reportedly eyeing a location on Detroit’s east side on the site of a vacant church.
    In our main conversation, we speak with Matt Friedman of Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications about the recent switch of sports-talk WDFN-AM to the Black Information Network. Friedman is a former broadcaster and close observer of media trends. He tells us the move is part of a broader trend of local radio stations going with more national content to save money.
    And of course, we update you on all the latest on COVID-19.

    • 26 min
    7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit Plus Sven's Thumb Thoughts

    7 Things To Know Around Metro Detroit Plus Sven's Thumb Thoughts

    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 police practices
    Republicans lose challenge to the new anti-gerrymandering laws
    Petition language approves to curtail Whitmer's executive power
    And Sven has thoughts about Michigan's thumb and how to inject some economic life into the area.

    • 19 min
    Jobs Market May Not Be Improving, Detroit Kite Festival, Detroit City FC Plus Should Pro Sports Play?

    Jobs Market May Not Be Improving, Detroit Kite Festival, Detroit City FC Plus Should Pro Sports Play?

    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 geographically large state. 
    Look up your county: https://globalepidemics.org/
    Karen Dybis stops by virtually to talk about the Detroit Kite Festival coming up, a great way to have some fun in a socially-distanced manner. https://detroitonthecheap.com/detroit-kite-festival-encourages-this-years-participants-to-socially-distance/
    And of course, we had to ask the author of a book about a drive-in movie theater about Walmart popping them up in parking lots.
    Karen's book: https://www.karendybis.com/ford-wyoming-drive-in
    Walmart drive-ins: https://twitter.com/Walmart/status/1278445015870640131?s=20
    Then Sven Gustafson and Fletcher Sharpe talk upcoming Detroit City FC men's and women's team news and talk about if we should even do pro sports with the pandemic. 
    Follow Sven: https://twitter.com/sveng
    Follow Fletcher: https://twitter.com/SaintFDW

    • 18 min
    Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered, With Dr. Paul Thomas. Plus, How You Doin’ Out There?

    Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered, With Dr. Paul Thomas. Plus, How You Doin’ Out There?

    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 weekends of the year.
    On today’s show, we make a house call to our friend Dr. Paul Thomas, founder of Plum Health Direct Primary Care in Detroit, for help answering your burning questions about COVID-19. We talk face masks, whether it’s safe to eat at restaurants or fly on airplanes, what to make of coronavirus liability waivers and more. And we’ll remind you that if you’ve got health-related questions about coronavirus, send ’em to us at dailydetroit@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to include them in future episodes with Dr. Paul. You can even send us audio of your question and we’ll try to work that audio into the show.
    Also, we talk the latest, dispiriting COVID-19 data from the state and how we’re holding up from a mental health perspective more than three months into this weird, horrible quarantine that unfortunately shows little sign of ending anytime soon.
    Thanks for listening to Daily Detroit. If you like what you’re hearing, tell a friend about us, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or support us by becoming a Patreon member. http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit
     

    • 30 min

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