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Detroit and Southeast Michigan's premier business news and information.

    Planning an infrastructure future without flooded freeways, basements in metro Detroit

    Planning an infrastructure future without flooded freeways, basements in metro Detroit

    On this final episode of Detroit Rising for 2020, Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood talks with Suzanne Coffey, chief planning officer for the Great Lakes Water Authority, about GLWA's new 40-year master plan. The blueprint for underwater infrastructure includes plans for alleviating frequent flooding of metro Detroit's freeways.

    • 26 min
    Beyond the pandemic: Will new college scholarship program help frontline workers gain new skills for future jobs?

    Beyond the pandemic: Will new college scholarship program help frontline workers gain new skills for future jobs?

    This week on Detroit Rising, Henry Ford College President Russ Kavahluna talks about the state's new Futures for Frontliners college scholarship program that aims to help workers whose in-person work has essential during the pandemic climb the economic ladder. He also talks about how the Dearborn community college's operations are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic amid the ongoing shutdown of in-person instruction on campus.

    • 26 min
    Challenges ahead for distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Detroit, Michigan; a chat with the Oakland County attorney who runs the IVaccinate.org campaign

    Challenges ahead for distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Detroit, Michigan; a chat with the Oakland County attorney who runs the IVaccinate.org campaign

    Veronica McNally, an Oakland County attorney who founded the IVaccinate.org campaign, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the challenges ahead with distributing a COVID-19 vaccine and whether employers should mandate it for their workers.

    • 22 min
    Abdul El-Sayed talks public health infrastructure, Whitmer's handling of COVID-19 pandemic and his future in politics

    Abdul El-Sayed talks public health infrastructure, Whitmer's handling of COVID-19 pandemic and his future in politics

    Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, the former Detroit city health department director and 2018 Democratic candidate for governor, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the surging cases of COVID-19 and the need for investing in public health infrastructure and systems in Michigan. El-Sayed praised the work of his former gubernatorial opponent, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in her handling the of the pandemic. He also talked about his book, "Healing Politics," and what's next in his career as a political activist and commentator.

    • 29 min
    Eric Larson: Downtown Detroit retailers, restaurants struggling after seven months of pandemic downturn, steep decline in patrons and visitors

    Eric Larson: Downtown Detroit retailers, restaurants struggling after seven months of pandemic downturn, steep decline in patrons and visitors

    Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, speaks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the struggles and challenges retailers, restaurants and bars are facing in downtown Detroit with just one-fifth of the pre-pandemic downtown workforce to patronize their businesses.

    • 31 min
    Black women-owned staffing agency in Detroit sees growth opportunities in energy, aerospace and entertainment industries

    Black women-owned staffing agency in Detroit sees growth opportunities in energy, aerospace and entertainment industries

    Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood speaks with Kerry Buffington and Tammy L. Turner, co-founders of Kapstone Employment Services in Detroit, which specializes in recruiting diverse candidates for corporations.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

KTT313 ,

Can’t hear/understand what people are saying

Looks like I’m not the only one saying this, but the background music is very distracting and makes it hard to hear the speakers. Eliminate it and turn up the speaker microphone volumes. I’m interested in many of the topics but these issues make me not want to listen. It sounds like a continuous intro.

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Would be a 4 w/o background music!

Great topics, but at some point recently, they started adding annoying background music. It’s like one long intro. It makes listening and concentrating difficult.

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Good topics - annoying background music

Please tune down or eliminate the background music.
It was hard to concentrate on what was said with the constant music, especially as the voice level was very low.

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