PODCAST: Auto Insurance Fight Intensifies, $15 Minimum Wage News, Corktown Development & More

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– A battle is intensifying between Mayor Mike Duggan, Attorney General Bill Schuette and lawyers representing automobile accident victims.

– In a national story that impacts many people here in Metro Detroit, Amazon is raising the minimum wage of all of its workers in the United States to $15.

– In a story that was developing as we recorded today’s show, former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed and expected future U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib were among at least 18 people arrested during a rally in Midtown Detroit this afternoon.

– Jemele Hill, a national journalist from Detroit, has found a new gig after leaving ESPN. She’s going to the Atlantic.

– The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle will see some changes in 2019. Most notably, access to the famous Scott Fountain will now be available for racegoers.

– For those out in the suburbs of Oakland county, here’s a fun thing to do on on Thursday evening. It’s called Ladies Night Out and it’s in downtown Milford.

– Lovers of cheese and chocolate will have a new place to satiate their cravings in Midtown. Mongers’ Provisions, a store by the folks who own Provisions in Ferndale, plans to open in November.

– Antique and bargain hunters will find collectibles and a variety of arts and crafts at the annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market, taking place next Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th at Historic Fort Wayne.

– Elton Park and a building that formerly housed Checker Cab are starting to take shape in Corktown. We toured the space and discuss what we saw.

Recorded on October 2, 2018.

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