PODCAST: $35M To Help 7 Detroit Neighborhoods, Condado Tacos Coming To Royal Oak, Mosaic Founder Retires

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On today’s show:

Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund gets a $35 million infusion from seven companies in what’s said to be the largest corporate donation to Detroit neighborhoods, ever.

The city will splash the cash in seven new east- and westside neighborhoods to strengthen housing and commercial districts. It’s part of Mayor Duggan’s “20-minute neighborhoods” initiative, which aims to redevelop neighborhoods into places where residents can walk or bike to do their errands, get to transit and visit a park within 20 minutes.

Elsewhere, downtown Royal Oak is getting a new taco joint. Columbus, Ohio-based Condado Tacos aims to open next spring.

And last but not least, we speak with Rick Sperling, who has announced his retirement after what will be nearly 27 years leading Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit. Sperling talks about how the nonprofit arts and youth-development outfit has evolved from when he founded it in 1992 and what he’s most proud of.

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