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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.

    Holistic Approaches to Poverty (ft. Ryan Hertz of Lighthouse Michigan)

    Holistic Approaches to Poverty (ft. Ryan Hertz of Lighthouse Michigan)

    Today on your Daily Detroit, we're chatting with Ryan Hertz, the head of Lighthouse Michigan.  Ryan tells us about the amazing work Lighthouse is doing for affordable housing and emergency services in Oakland County and beyond.
    We begin with how Lighthouse Michigan started. It's a combination of two old human service organizations. They aim to provide emergency shelter, food services, and affordable housing. Ryan talks about the big problems that cause homelessness and the new ways Lighthouse is using to solve them.
    Ryan also talks about the issues of affordability in cities like Pontiac, comparing it to what's happening in Detroit. He speaks about the growing number of households in Oakland County struggling to pay rent and the various strategies Lighthouse is using to make housing affordable.
    Ryan shares some interesting future projects, too. These include rebuilding apartment buildings in Pontiac, expanding their emergency shelter, and setting up a campus with a health clinic, job training programs, and a food pantry that respects the choices of its clients.
    Ryan stresses that working together is key to achieving these big goals. He highlights the need for everyone to help fight poverty and build fair communities. He suggests moving from a charity approach to a justice approach, which he believes will benefit the whole economy.
    Join us for this interesting chat about the future of affordable housing, community development, and the important role of teamwork in making lasting changes in southeast Michigan.
    This was recorded at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Thanks to our sponsor for this episode, your Metro Detroit Best Choice Roofing. Call 313-474-7031 for more information.
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    • 21 min
    Restaurants may need to show their cards // Royal Oak approves apartments // A new hat in the Detroit mayoral race?

    Restaurants may need to show their cards // Royal Oak approves apartments // A new hat in the Detroit mayoral race?

    Welcome to your Daily Detroit, your essential guide to what’s happening in Southeast Michigan. It’s Wednesday, June 12, 2024, and we’re broadcasting from our studio at TechTown.
    First off, a huge congratulations to Hajime Sato of Sozai in Clawson for winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef! It's fantastic to see a spot in the suburbs, like Clawson, getting recognition alongside Detroit. We also talk about the vibrant restaurant scene in Oak Park and the regional growth that lifts everyone.
    Next, we discuss Councilman Scott Benson’s renewed push for health inspection placards at Detroit restaurants. The proposed system would use a simple pass/fail color code (green for pass, red for fail) to indicate health inspection results. Despite some pushback from business groups, we argue that this measure is essential for public safety and transparency.
    We then shift our focus to Royal Oak, where a contentious meeting resulted in the approval of a 42-unit apartment development on an old bank site. Despite local opposition citing increased traffic and a desire to maintain a "rural feel," the need for more housing in Metro Detroit ultimately won out. We delve into the broader issue of NIMBYism and its impact on regional development.
    Lastly, we discuss the political landscape as Dennis Archer Jr. hints at a mayoral run if Mayor Mike Duggan doesn’t seek re-election. With his deep connections in both the business and local communities, Archer Jr. could be a formidable candidate. We explore what his potential candidacy means for the city and the challenges he might face.
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    • 20 min
    When a speedbump is a ramp, "Sub-Zero" Terrion Arnold, Visit Detroit x Burnley

    When a speedbump is a ramp, "Sub-Zero" Terrion Arnold, Visit Detroit x Burnley

    Hey all - welcome to Tuesday! Today, we're diving into a variety of topics.
    Starting with a local traffic and design issue that has been causing quite a stir. A listener highlighted a large speed bump on Lafayette near downtown Detroit that has been surprising many drivers. We discuss the implications of this speed bump, its design, and suggestions for making it more noticeable to ensure it serves its purpose without being a surprise ramp for drivers.
    Next, we shift gears to sports. Terrion Arnold has picked up the number zero on his jersey and earned the nickname "Sub Zero" from his teammates. We get into the the confidence this choice represents. We also discuss the cornerback competition during minicamp, including standout performances and ongoing questions about the Lions' roster.
    Tayshaun Prince, a Pistons legend, is being considered for the role of general manager of the franchise. We explore his journey from player to front office executive and the potential impact of his return to Detroit. His experience with the Memphis Grizzlies and his connection to the Pistons' culture make him a promising candidate.
    For soccer fans, Burnley Football Club is partnering with Visit Detroit, and you'll see their jerseys featuring Detroit's name during the soccer tournament in North Carolina. This collaboration celebrates the shared industrial heritage of Detroit and Burnley, and we discuss the potential cultural exchanges and joint events that could arise from this partnership.
    Lastly, we touch on Detroit City FC's recent 2-0 victory over Rhode Island, highlighting the return of Elvis Amoh to the field. Despite not scoring, his presence is a positive sign for the team's future. We also discuss the team's current standing in the Eastern Conference and the importance of securing a home playoff game.
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    • 19 min
    What will it take to grow Michigan? (ft. Hilary Doe)

    What will it take to grow Michigan? (ft. Hilary Doe)

    As long as we’ve done this show, growing Michigan, and getting it into gear to be competitive against the rest of the country has been a topic.
    Honestly, it sometimes feels like I'm screaming down into the void as someone who is usually pushing for things to be better.
    Because as much as we love our city, region and state, there's much to be proud of… There is work to do. There has been for years. After all, Michigan is second to last in the nation for attracting people from other states. Mix that with our well-documented brain drain? It hasn’t been a good recipe.
    So how do we wrestle with all of this? 
    Today’s conversation is from the Mackinac Policy Conference with a special guest, Hilary Doe, Michigan's Chief Growth Officer.
    Join us as we have an in-depth discussion about Michigan's population growth, talent attraction, and the future of the state.
    Key topics include:
    Population Growth and Talent Attraction: Hilary Doe shares insights from a new national poll targeting young talent in cities like Austin, Nashville, New York, and LA. Discover what factors are most important to young people when choosing a place to call home, with safety, community diversity, and walkability topping the list.
    Public Engagement: We talk about the public engagement efforts undertaken by Hilary's office, including conversations with thousands of Michiganders and national polling. Hear how these efforts are shaping policies and initiatives aimed at retaining and attracting young talent.
    Housing and Economic Realities: Dive into the critical issue of housing affordability and its impact on talent attraction. Hilary discusses the importance of down payment support and the need to address Michigan's rent burden to make the state more attractive to young professionals. It's not just about the cost of housing, but the cost as percentage of income. 
    Legislative Momentum and Pilot Programs: We talk about some of the policy recommendations from the "Growing Together Michigan" report and the legislative momentum they've gained. Hilary outlines the pilot programs being rolled out to address regional specificities in talent retention and attraction.
    Storytelling and Marketing Michigan: We get into the importance of storytelling in changing perceptions about Michigan. Hilary highlights the success of the "You Can in Michigan" campaign, which has already driven significant interest and won multiple awards.
    Balancing Long-term Goals with Immediate Actions: Hilary discusses the importance of incremental progress and the role of every Michigander in promoting the state. Discover the specific policies and initiatives that are set to make a difference in the short term.
    Don't miss this conversation about the future of Michigan, its challenges, and the exciting opportunities ahead. Tune in on this website, Apple Podcasts or Spotify to hear how Hilary Doe and her team are working to make Michigan a top destination for young talent.
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    • 20 min
    Michigan Central concert reaction // Inside Nuevo Soul // Why Mobility is important

    Michigan Central concert reaction // Inside Nuevo Soul // Why Mobility is important

     
    Welcome to your Daily Detroit, your go-to local podcast for everything happening in Southeast Michigan. It's in two parts. First, we dive into one of Detroit's most talked-about events - the concert at Michigan Central. Then we catch up with our regular Friday host, Devon O'Reilly to talk about a new restaurant in downtown Detroit and answer some questions about what "mobility" is.
    Concert Extravaganza: Norris Howard joins us to recap one of the best free concerts he's ever attended. From the energetic crowd to the stellar performances by Eminem, Big Sean, and Diana Ross, we break down what made this free concert a standout event. Norris shares his firsthand experience from the pit, highlighting the family reunion vibe and the sober, yet electrifying atmosphere. Detroit's Ultimate Talent Show: Jer and Norris discuss the significance of the Michigan Central concert's impressive turnout of 20,000 people, the fact it was a dry event and the potential for making this an annual Detroit family reunion. They also touch on the diverse lineup, from Diana Ross to a heartfelt tribute to J Dilla to a pyrotechnic-filled performance by Jack White and finishing off with Eminem. Are you into concerts? Devin O'Reilly talks about how he doesn't dlike for concerts and gets into his eclectic taste in music, from reggaeton to country, and the types of smaller, more intimate venues he prefers. New downtown Detroit restaurant: Devin introduces us to Nuevo Sol, a hidden downtown lunch spot offering a unique Mexican-Korean fusion menu. From birria tacos to Korean fried chicken, Devin raves about the food, the vibe, and the full cocktail bar. Check it out for a delightful dining experience. Michigan Central Insights: We revisit the Michigan Central Station transformation and the feedback we've received. In response to listener questions, Devon, who once held the title of Director of Mobility Initiatives, explains the importance of mobility in Detroit's future and how Michigan Central is poised to become a national hub for innovation in transportation and technology. Don't forget to leave five stars in your favorite podcast app and share the show with a friend.
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    • 29 min
    Inside Detroit's historic Indian Village (And tour it this weekend!)

    Inside Detroit's historic Indian Village (And tour it this weekend!)

    Today we’re diving into one of Detroit’s most historic and charming neighborhoods: Indian Village. Joining us in the studio at TechTown is Mark Reynolds, the chairperson of the 2024 Indian Village Home Tour. 
    Get ready for a fundiscussion about the allure, history, and future of Indian Village.
    Mark Reynolds' Journey to Indian Village: Discover what drew Mark to move from the suburbs to Indian Village and why he became so involved in the community. Historical Significance: Learn about the fascinating history of Indian Village, from its origins as a ribbon farm and horse racing track to its development into a high-end neighborhood with homes built by Detroit's elite. Stunning Architecture: Explore the unique and eclectic architecture of Indian Village, where few houses are the same, and hear about the meticulous efforts to preserve these historic homes. Community Spirit: Understand the strong sense of community that has helped Indian Village thrive, including the role of the Indian Village Association in maintaining the neighborhood's integrity. Future Prospects: Discuss the influx of new families into the neighborhood and what this means for the future of Indian Village. It's chaning quickly, as 20% of the neighborhood has turned over since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Indian Village Home Tour: Get all the details about the upcoming 48th Indian Village Home and Garden Tour, including how to get tickets, what to expect, and the unique homes and gardens featured this year. Join us for a walk through memory lane and a peek into the future of Indian Village.
    For more details on the Indian Village Home Tour, visit historicindianvillage.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church on the day of the tour.
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    • 19 min

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Consistently awesome coverage of Detroit and our area, great for visitors, too!

The NFL Draft, Mackinac Conference, and Michigan Central Station coverage have been so positive and impressive! Thank you for covering the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy scandal with emotion but sensibilities as well. Daily Detroit is so fantastic a resource for us lucky enough to live here and also for visitors. Thank you!

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