PODCAST: Matty Moroun’s Legacy, Program Supports Undocumented Immigrants During Coronavirus, Plus Things To Know

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Big news in Detroit business as Manuel “Matty” Moroun, the self-made Arab-American billionaire trucking magnate and Ambassador Bridge owner, has died at the age of 93. Moroun leaves behind a complicated legacy in Detroit, rising from the son of Lebanese immigrants to a man known for throwing around lavish campaign contributions to politicians, defying government orders and for his non-stewardship of properties like the Michigan Central Station through decades of blight and decay. We discuss his not-so-rosy legacy on Detroit.


  • Protests erupt in Detroit after police fatally shoot a 20-year-old man and misinformation about the incidents spreads on social media
  • Protestors shut down school buses in Detroit over coronavirus fears
  • We bring you the latest COVID-19 data from the state
  • The Clinton River Watershed Council has rolled out a new ecology-minded scavenger hunt (register here)
  • And Jer interviews Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez and Seydi Sarr, the founder and Executive Director of the African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs, about a $750,000 program to help undocumented immigrants affected by the coronavirus

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