Earlier this week, we told you about how President Trump casually mentioned the idea of sending in federal troops to cities including Detroit (“all run by liberal Democrats,” he sniffed), like he has done to quell protests in Portland, Ore. Yeah, well Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig have basically said thanks no thanks, we got it. “The Detroit Police Department has had the support of the Detroit community in making sure our City did not have a single store looted or a single fire started during the protests,” they said in a joint statement.
Also on today’s show, we discuss Fiat Chrysler’s expanded partnership with Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet Co. We also talk a bunch of Detroit demolition and development news.
Later, sports correspondent Fletcher Sharpe joins us to talk all manner of sportsball, including Detroit City FC’s women’s team, which lost its first match 3-1 over the weekend; we give help to a listener who wants to know about streaming options for DCFC matches; the hapless Lions; and the new Pistons alternate uniforms, which will feature Nike’s Jumpman logo. You know, the one featuring the likeness of Michael Jordan, their former archnemesis?