What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit in about 20 minutes a day. Hosted by award-winning journalists highlighting the news, stories and people of Southeast Michigan.
Cheers to Brooklyn Street Local
There are a lot of openings and closings in the food and drink world to talk about.
First, cheers to Brooklyn Street Local. Nine plus years is a heck of a run, and they say in a heartfelt Facebook post that there are going to be new chapters ahead here for the pair from Toronto. https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynStreetLocal/posts/4409536882415444
-Detroit Axe is opening up in Corktown today. It's in a space they're calling the "Yard at Corktown." Are you an axe-throwing person, or no?
- The Mixing Board is opening in Little Caesars Arena, a Michigan-themed live music and restaurant venue; plus the Points Bet sports bar.
- The New York Times has praise for a place that Devon is somewhat embarrassed he hasn't been to, Al Tayeb.
- A local designer who also is an Afghan refugee is in Project Runway, it'll be something cool to watch. Full story: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/television/2021/10/14/project-runway-sabrina-spanta-afghanistan/6050286001/
Also, Victor Williams is the GOAT of skateboarding newscasters. The door is open, sir, if you ever wanna sit in on an episode. Well done. If you haven't seen the video: https://twitter.com/NewsWithVictor/status/1448488259710038018
How to help Afghan refugees resettle in Metro Detroit (ft. Kelli Dobner)
Our feature conversation with with Kelli Dobner of Samaritas. He organization is looking to raise funds to help 350 Afghan refugees in Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids get a footing while they restart their lives.
Also, I share a quick thing to know and two places to go.
- Bally Sports Detroit has renewed their deal to broadcast Tigers and Wings games. But can we please get a real streaming option?
- The Detroit Bourbon Fest is this weekend to support the Friends of Detroit River. https://detroitbourbonfest.com/
- And there's a new mural at Van Dyke and Mack you may wanna check out this weekend. It reimagines the Spirit of Detroit in a beautiful way. https://twitter.com/TheDailyDetroit/status/1448672244478185473
The details on Apple's new Developer Academy in Detroit (ft. Alisha Johnson)
Apple has opened a new iOS and App developer academy here in Detroit with the goal of bringing in a thousand students a year across their programs.
It's part of their Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, with the goal to help address systemic racism and expand opportunities for communities of color across the country.
To learn more, our feature conversation is with Apple's Alisha Johnson. She leads external engagement for Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives.
Here's a link to learn more and apply when slots become available: https://developeracademy.msu.edu/
HBCU to reopen in Detroit; Towing changes; DCFC's Black Star Initiative + more
It is a busy show today!
01:13 - The Pensole Lewis School of Business and Design will be Michigan's only HBCU. The school is the brainchild of Dr. D'Wayne Edwards and we caught up for a few minutes and tell the story of how this project that not only teaches design as a career, but offers free tuition, comes together.
08:18 - Towing has been a source of controversy and corruption in metro Detroit. The city has a new ordinance to try and curb the abuses and tilt things more in favor of residents.
09:47 - Things are not smelling like roses on Detroit's east side near the Stellantis plant.
10:37 - The city is in line to get a new Detroit Animal Care and Control facility, more than doubling the number of available kennels to 200.
11:26 - Fletcher Sharpe steps in to talk Detroit City FC's matchdays, the upcoming Black Star initiative to help build soccer in the Detroit community. He then has thoughts on Ben Wallace joining the Piston's front office and whether Grant Hill should have his number retired.
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Dearborn burgers, bars and what might be next; Affordable developments in Detroit; and welcome back Thanksgiving Day parade
Today, we start in Dearborn. We discuss the news that Miller's is for sale, and what tweaks might need to happen next. Plus, there's a new food hall opening up on Michigan Avenue near another development we talked about recently.
Devon ranks his top three Dearborn burgers, honoring a place that's gone and a place Jer hadn't heard of but needs to try.
Plus, a couple of affordable housing projects that are actually kinda neat are happening. One, the Cathedral Apartments that look like a UFO could land on them, and the other a three-story project that brings back to life an old neighborhood apartment building.
Finally, Devon waxes poetic about the return of the Thanksgiving Parade for in-person attendance.
Thanks for stopping by fun Friday! And thanks to our members on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit for supporting us.
Could auto insurance actually get cheaper in Detroit? Plus free Men's Health Event on Saturday
Today's show is in two parts.
First, someone from the insurance company side who's willing to come on air and talk in detail about insurance rates in Detroit and how they might come down.
Eric Poe heads up Cure auto insurance, a not-for-profit carrier that's entered the Detroit market and says they can signficantly reduce car insurance rates. I'm interested to see what you think when you kick the tires.
Plus, Dr. Michael Lutz from the MIU Men's Health initiative previews Saturday's free health screening fair for men at Ford Field.
A great dispatch from Detroit
As a Michigan native who moved for school a while back, I really enjoy this show as a way to connect to home. Entertaining and informative!
Please stick to your mission statement
I listen to this podcast b/c of your “sharing what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit” . leave the politics out of it. Steve Friess episode was VERY cringe worthy and I had to unsubscribe.
Independent local journalism
Never before has independent local coverage been so important. This podcast does it as well as large news organizations, and adds their own engaging style.