1100 Cars for people who need them; New Ford Ion Park; Flower Day details and more

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Today’s show features a conversation with Bob Schwartz of the Here to Help Foundation. They’ve provided or helped with 1,100 cars for working people in Wayne and Oakland counties.

More: https://www.heretohelpfoundation.org/activek/home

Plus, stories around town (with timestamps):

00:32 – Ford announced a new battery research and development facility called Ford Ion Park. It’ll be in Allen Park. 

01:41 – If a lawsuit is successful in getting an injunction, Detroit’s new medical marijuana licenses may be put on pause.

03:15 – COVID-19 updates including falling cases, vaccination rates, a new way the city of Detroit is teaming up with Pistons for a family vaccine day. Plus, our decision to switch from talking about a percentage for “herd immunity” to “community protection” going forward. 

05:30 – Flower Day has some changes this year. There will not be one day, but a “Flower Season.” More at https://easternmarket.org/public/

And the artist KayCeyKal, who did the poster and a section of it is our cover art today: https://www.instagram.com/kaceykal/

06:19 – Conversation with Bob Schwartz of the Here to Help Foundation. They’ve provided 1100 cars to people who have jobs but need better transportation. 

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