Here’s our show on August 13, 2018.

– The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is said to be “gravely ill.” That’s according to multiple reports and family friend Evrod Cassimy, a WDIV anchor and reporter.

– Legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris had his number 47 retired over the weekend.

– The historic David Stott tower in Capitol Park will soon reopen as luxury housing and office space. According to the Freep, asking prices for the apartments could set a new record for price-per-square-foot in downtown Detroit.

– Karen Dybis (writer of these books) joins us on the show to share what’s happening to the historic Ossian Sweet House, and the story behind the important building.

– Sven was out of town last week, so we saved our discussion about the primary election and news of the week for when he came back from the woods.

– A legal analysis by Detroit’s Law Department says that City Council President Jones may be able to keep her local seat while serving for a time in the U.S. Congress.

– On the Detroit side of Mack between Outer Drive and Cadieux sits East English Village, a neighborhood built between the 1920s and 1950s. It’s a neighborhood that doesn’t always get much press attention. But maybe now it will.

– Sunoco stations across Detroit are being sued in Federal court. They’re accused of selling Viagra without a prescription as an “all-natural” male enhancement pill.

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