PODCAST: Coronavirus News, Dearborn & Oakland County Turn Focus To Economic Aid, Detroit City FC Spring Season Is Canceled

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Today on your Daily Detroit, a three-parter. We interview Fletcher Sharpe for a rundown about Detroit City FC’s spring season being canceled and the status of the women’s team, which is supposed to launch its inaugural season this spring. Then, Cristina Sheppard-Decius of the East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities joins us to discuss a new small-business and sole-proprietor grant program being offered in the city. The window to apply for them opened Monday and closes at noon Friday. More information is here.

We also update you on the latest in coronavirus news, including the latest numbers from the state and what’s happening on the ground in hard-hit Detroit. Also:

  • Oakland County has formed a new task force focused on helping businesses stabilize and recover from the COVID-19 shutdown
  • Recipients of the Federal Family Education Loan Program student loans that were insured by the Michigan Guaranty Agency are getting a reprieve on missed payments until Sept. 30
  • The Suburban Collection is matching up to $10,000 in donations to FLAG Metro Detroit, which gives the money to local restaurants to make meals for frontline health care workers. You can learn more at flagmetrodetroit.org.

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Includes music by Incompetech – Son of a Rocket, Rollin At 5, and Loopster by Kevin MacLeod.

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