Your Daily Detroit Podcast For October 3, 2018

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A signage box at the State Fair Transit Center in Detroit.

– The rollout of Detroit’s new ConnecTen bus program has hit some bumps in the road. Signage held up with masking tape, confused riders, and the state of the State Fair Transit Center signage was a mess. After talking to the city, they now promise action.

– In a piece of late-breaking news as we record this podcast, the Detroit News reports that a campaign staffer for City Councilman Gabe Leland was charged in federal court Wednesday with joining a conspiracy to bribe an unnamed politician with thousands of dollars in cash and other valuable items.

– Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is proposing to set up a state-run reinsurance program and raise the age to buy tobacco to 21 as part of her newly released health care plan.

– The current Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that runs, in part, under the Straits of Mackinac, will be shut down and the petroleum pipeline re-routed into a new protective, multi-use tunnel.

– Buddy’s Pizza… one of the pantheon of Detroit pizza parlors… is opening a location in the Detroit Zoo.

– Pop music star Alessia Cara is coming to town, but this event is for the musicians and those interested in the music industry. On Friday the Detroit Institute of Music Education will be hosting a discussion called “The Pains of Growing: A Discussion With Grammy Award-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara.”

The show was recorded on October 3, 2018.

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