In today’s episode of your Daily Detroit podcast:
- Federal law enforcement officials rounded up more than 120 missing children in Michigan as part of a giant sweep for sex trafficking victims.
- The Detroit Tigers will have a new team calling games from the broadcast booth next season. Unsurprisingly, Fox Sports Detroit opted not to renew the contracts of Mario Impemba and Rod Allen after long-simmering tensions between the longtime broadcasters simmered over last month in Chicago. Here’s a link to Lynn Henning’s Detroit News story about what is believed to have happened.
- The historic Belle Isle Aquarium gets a $1.7 million grant, adding to a string of recent good news for the island park.
- Ferndale gets a solar-powered, modern bus stop for the SMART FAST bus on Woodward near Nine Mile Road.
- There are two new events coming to the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon race weekend, which runs Oct. 19-21. More information and registration is here. Online registration runs through Oct. 15.
- Jer delivers an impassioned public service announcement about political ads on TV. Here’s where to find a sample ballot from your neck of the woods to review your choices ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
- Jack White sang the Polish version of “Happy Birthday” to his 88-year-old mom at a gig in Warsaw.
- We talk about some changes Berkley, Oak Park and Huntington Woods are working on to liven up a moribund industrial strip of 11 Mile Road.
- And remember that luxury development along the riverfront we told you about yesterday? Well here are some of the early conceptual renderings for it. It doesn’t look like Q-Bert at all, as it turns out.
This episode of the Daily Detroit podcast was recorded on Wednesday, October 10. Subscribe to one of America’s best local news podcasts here for free.