– The long and storied history of Detroit politicians getting in trouble with the law gets another chapter today. Detroit city councilman Gabe Leland has been federally indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and two counts of bribery.
– The Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded performance-based grants for five business expansion projects in metro Detroit worth a combined $33.5 million in investment and 444 new jobs… including one for a company by Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson
– We have a beer roundup.Royal Oak-based Roak Brewing is planning to acquire Traverse City’s Right Brain Brewing Company. Up in Oxford, HomeGrown Brewing Company says it’s started a new canning line. Detroit’s own Atwater Brewery has release a new brown ale called First Brown ale. Brew Detroit is hosting a six-week indoor bocce ball tournament.
– This Sunday is the Southwest edition of Open Streets Detroit.
Our feature interview is with Detroit artist Olayami Dabls about his new exhibit in the Fisher Building lobby that examines the Civil Rights era. Everard Findlay, the exhibit’s curator, also joins Sven Gustafson.
This podcast was recorded on October 5, 2018.