21 episodes

It’s the people that make Rochester Hills, Michigan great. This podcast celebrates the ideas and perspectives, the creativity and passion, and the backgrounds and vocations of our people. It raises the awareness of the diversity of our neighbors, introduces us to new ways of thinking, and familiarizes us with those we didn't know, or didn’t know much about. It’s about investing time and getting to know people -- people who literally live right down the street.

Right Down the Street with Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Mayor Bryan K. Barnett

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

It’s the people that make Rochester Hills, Michigan great. This podcast celebrates the ideas and perspectives, the creativity and passion, and the backgrounds and vocations of our people. It raises the awareness of the diversity of our neighbors, introduces us to new ways of thinking, and familiarizes us with those we didn't know, or didn’t know much about. It’s about investing time and getting to know people -- people who literally live right down the street.

    Jenny Brown & Ziad Kassab

    Jenny Brown & Ziad Kassab

    Some people talk about diversity, equity and inclusion and other people just make it happen. Jenny Brown and Ziad Kassab are the latter.
    Jenny is the co-founder and CEO of Dutton Farm. She is on a mission to celebrate, educate and employ people with special needs. 
    Ziad is a serial entrepreneur who never stops finding ways to serve individuals and families living with physical and mental disabilities. Danny’s Miracle Angel Network and Lava Mountain Coffee Company are two of his many passion projects.
    Driven by a calling that is personal, Jenny and Ziad successfully break down barriers and provide opportunities to ensure people with disabilities enjoy a full and rewarding life.

    • 30 min
    Margaux Keusch, Corey Roediger and Dave Walker Talk Real Estate

    Margaux Keusch, Corey Roediger and Dave Walker Talk Real Estate

    Beautiful homes in friendly neighborhoods. Access to premier shopping, dining and services. These are all part of what makes Rochester Hills the pre-eminent place to live, work and raise your family. Dave Walker (Realtor with Brookview Realty), Corey Roediger (Mortgage Consultant with Hancock Mortgage) and Margaux Keusch (Senior Leasing Director for the Village of Rochester Hills) discuss the housing market, property values, the retail leasing climate, and why residents and businesses continue to invest in Rochester Hills.

    • 34 min
    Zena and Mena Nasiri

    Zena and Mena Nasiri

    Zena and Mena Nasiri share a passion for improving the world around them. Through their nonprofit organization, Girls of the Crescent, the Nasiri sisters collect books with female Muslim main characters and donate them to schools and libraries, supporting representation of our diverse population. Their initial desire to help other young girls in their community has transformed into a mission with a global reach. Zena and Mena have gained international attention for their extraordinary work and yet in many ways they are still ordinary siblings who live …right down the street.

    • 24 min
    Judge Julie Nicholson & Judge Nancy Carniak

    Judge Julie Nicholson & Judge Nancy Carniak

    Take a peek behind the courtroom curtain during this exclusive interview with the Honorable Julie Nicholson and the Honorable Nancy Carniak, both judges at the 52nd District Court - Division 3. Together they have 75 years of experience and insight into the criminal justice system. Judges Nicholson and Carniak discuss with Mayor Barnett their paths to the bench, unbelievable stories from COVID Zoom hearings, the infamous Crumbley case, and the power of community.

    • 34 min
    Mike Titus

    Mike Titus

    Can you guess what is the oldest continually running business in
    Rochester Hills? If the iconic red barn with lines out the door all
    season long came to mind, you correctly guessed Yates Cider Mill.
    Proud owner, Mike Titus, shares the history and speculates on the
    future of Rochester Hills’ beloved Yates Cider Mill.

    • 31 min
    Ron Sandison & Kristin Rohrbeck

    Ron Sandison & Kristin Rohrbeck

    “Celebrate Differences” is the theme of Autism Acceptance Month and also the driving force behind Right Down the Street. In this episode, Mayor Barnett is joined by two strong autism community advocates. Ron Sandison is a life-long Rochester Hills resident who was diagnosed with autism as a child and is now a published author and sought-after speaker on the topic. Kristin Rohrbeck is the Director of the Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES). Kristin shares from her research and Ron from his experience as they explore everything from diagnosis indicators to career readiness and the importance of family.

    This conversation was recorded on March 25, 2022 and released on April 1, 2022 in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month.

    • 31 min

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