Podcasts – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:19:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Royal Oak Moves Forward On Its Plans For Its Own Bus System http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/22/royal-oak-moves-forward-plans-bus-system/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/22/royal-oak-moves-forward-plans-bus-system/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:19:29 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42197 Royal Oak, a city of nearly 60,000 people, is continuing to move forward with plans for its own bus system.

Dubbed “ROGO,” the system would be contracted with the suburban SMART bus system. It would entail 14 dedicated buses for the nearly 12 square mile city.

Service could start as early as next summer, if the City Commission accepts the recommendation by Royal Oak’s Transit Task Force. Voters would then be asked to approve funding in November.

A 1.25 mill tax levy would help fund the system that would cost about $4.4 million a year, with additional money coming from the state and federal government.

The buses would be shorter and smaller than the SMART buses that currently run in the city.

The task force says two thirds of Royal Oak residents said they would use public transit if it covered the entire city, was more frequent and connected to the region.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast: June 21, 2018 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/daily-detroit-news-byte-podcast-june-21-2018/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/daily-detroit-news-byte-podcast-june-21-2018/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:06:15 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42203

Here’s your show for June 21, 2018:

There’s been a lot of talk about rising housing prices in downtown Detroit, but prices are rising in many areas of the state — especially southeastern Michigan.

– Detroit’s Third Man Records is offering up a free vinyl record to customers who’ve donated to an aid group helping immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

– There’s a report out there that Michigan Central Station might get a movie theatre. And that movie theater might.. Just might… be put in by Big Sean and Emagine.

– Popps Emporium — A storefront gallery, tool lending library and community space on the border of Hamtramck and Detroit — is looking to crowdfunding to complete the project.

– There’s a new yoga studio opening on the east side of the city this weekend focused on hot yoga.

– Castalia cocktail bar will be throwing a Solstice Party on Saturday. Castalia is owned by the same husband and wife who own Sfumato Fragrances.

– For our feature interview, Jer sat down with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner. We talked about the suburban case for regional transit, anxiety that some suburban leaders have of Detroit’s comeback, attracting and keeping young talent in Metro Detroit and more up at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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PODCAST: The Suburban Case For Regional Transit With Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/podcast-suburban-case-regional-transit-andy-meisner-oakland-county-treasurer/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/podcast-suburban-case-regional-transit-andy-meisner-oakland-county-treasurer/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:03:27 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42201

For the Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast, I sat down with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner.

We talked about the suburban case for regional transit, anxiety that some suburban leaders have of Detroit’s comeback, and attracting and keeping young talent in Metro Detroit. 

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Listen: Previewing The Ford Fireworks On Monday Night With Tony Michaels Of The Parade Company http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/listen-previewing-ford-fireworks-monday-night-tony-michaels-parade-company/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/listen-previewing-ford-fireworks-monday-night-tony-michaels-parade-company/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:13:20 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42192

A tradition comes back to Detroit’s skies on Monday night. The Ford Fireworks are back for a 60th year.

Jeremiah chatted with Tony Michaels, the Parade Company’s CEO about this years show and what people can expect.

This year’s theme is “Come Alive in the D.”

“Detroit is doing so well on this great comeback trail. So many people are doing so many great things, that we thought it would be fitting to say come alive in the D,” said Michaels. “The show plan for the Ford Fireworks is one of the best that we’ve ever done. It’s going to be really exciting. It’s truly one of the finest in the Nation.” 

The Parade Company worked with Zambelli Fireworks to produce the show for this year.

Here is some important information about the Fireworks.

The show kicks off at 9:55 p.m. If you are planning on going down to watch the show in person, you’ll need to get there early. It gets packed. 

Hart Plaza opens at 2:00 p.m. You’ll want to get there early to get a good spot. 

Belle Isle will open at 2:00 p.m. Only 3,000 cars will be able to drive onto the island for the fireworks. Once it reaches capacity you will still be able to walk across the bridge to get on the island.

Mt. Elliott Park, Owens Park and Erma Henderson Park are also good spots to watch the fireworks.

For those of you who like to watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own home, you will be able to watch it on WDIV-Local 4. Live coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m.

You can find more information at the Parade Company’s website.

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NEWS BYTE PODCAST: Morouns Back At The Bridge Fight, Fireworks Preview W/ Tony Michaels & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/news-byte-podcast-morouns-back-bridge-fight-fireworks-preview-w-tony-michaels/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/21/news-byte-podcast-morouns-back-bridge-fight-fireworks-preview-w-tony-michaels/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:30:58 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42189

Here are your stories for your Daily Detroit News Byte on Wednesday, June 21, 2018.

Hot on the heels of the big celebration for Michigan Central Station, Moroun-controlled entities are pushing for President Donald J. Trump to stop the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project with a TV ad aimed at the President on “Fox and Friends.” We dive into the claims.

Royal Oak – a city of nearly 60,000 people – is continuing to move forward with plans for its own bus system.

Slows BBQ is getting into the pop-up hotdog stand business. On Wednesdays this summer, the popular BBQ joint is turning their patio on the side of their Corktown restaurant on Michigan Avenue into “Side Piece.”

The Comedy Central TV show ‘Detroiters” comes back for a second season Thursday night.

We preview the upcoming Ford Fireworks on Monday night with Parade Company CEO Tony Michaels.

And, we highlight the work of U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and her piece, “Poem For the Light in Michigan Central Station.”

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Tillamook Dairy’s Yum Buses To Bring Free Ice Cream To Detroit, Royal Oak Next Week http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/tillamook-dairys-yum-buses-coming-metro-detroit-next-week/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/tillamook-dairys-yum-buses-coming-metro-detroit-next-week/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:12:56 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42091

Oregon-based Tillamook Dairy is expanding in the midwest, so they’re hitting the road and it means Detroiters will have a shot at free ice cream. Here’s how.

The Tillamook Road Trip will feature Yum Buses. They’re retrofitted minibuses that will be making stops all around town from June 16 through July 1.

The Yum Bus will be passing out free ice cream and Tillamook Gear. You will be able to find them at some of the best places in town Le Petite Zinc, Lover’s Only, Founder’s Brewing Company, The Siren Hotel, and the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

You can find the complete schedule for the Tillamook Yum Bus here

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HUD Says Oakland County Has Discriminatory Housing Practices http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/hud-says-oakland-country-discriminatory-housing-practices/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/hud-says-oakland-country-discriminatory-housing-practices/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:50:02 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42096
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Oakland County of pushing discriminatory housing policies in how it divvies up federal housing money.

In a 20-page letter addressed to county Executive L. Brooks Patterson, HUD says Oakland County steered $171 million in housing aid since 1989 to homeowners at the expense of renters, who are more likely to be non-white. That’s contributed to the worst housing segregation in the nation, HUD says.

The news was first reported by Bridge Magazine.

HUD says Oakland County rarely spends money helping rental units and even bars communities from spending certain grant money on multi-family homes. Failing to address the issue could jeopardize $7 million in annual funding.

County officials vigorously deny any wrongdoing and say they’re fighting the finding. They have a deadline of July 1 to respond to the allegations.

The Detroit region has a long history of racial discrimination in housing policy, through redlining and housing covenants that saw agreements between property owners to sell only to other white people.

The HUD complaint appears to have been sparked by a 2015 complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit that said Oakland County’s housing policies were hurting minorities.


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This New Law Could Make Bicyclists In Michigan Safer http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/new-law-make-bicyclists-michigan-safer/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/new-law-make-bicyclists-michigan-safer/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:38:09 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42093
If you’re a bicyclist in Michigan, you might be getting a new law that’s in your favor.

The Michigan legislature has passed a package of bills that would mean motorists would have to pass at least three feet to the right or left of a bike. If it is not practical to do so, the motorist will have to pass at a safe distance at a safe speed.

The bills are expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. Currently there is no law mandating a passing distance between bicyclists and cars.

This would bring Michigan closer to most other states in the nation, who use the three foot rule.


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The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Saw Increased Attendance This Year http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/chevrolet-detroit-grand-prix-saw-increased-attendance-year/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/chevrolet-detroit-grand-prix-saw-increased-attendance-year/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:27:51 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42068

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix saw increased attendance and solid TV ratings over its three-day run earlier this month on Belle Isle.

The race event drew roughly 105,000 people, up from a 100,000 the year before and setting a record for the second consecutive year for Saturday attendance.

TV ratings were also strong for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Verizon IndyCar Series double header.  It generated the highest weekend TV viewership totals for any series race outside the Indy 500. Though Saturday’s IndyCar race broadcast saw a dip in overnight Nielsen ratings.

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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Help Clean Up 8 Mile This Saturday, June 16 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/help-clean-8-mile-hands-8-mile-saturday-june-16/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/help-clean-8-mile-hands-8-mile-saturday-june-16/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:59:00 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42071

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association is looking for some help sprucing up the namesake thoroughfare.

Volunteers are being sought for the 2018 Hands On 8 Mile community cleanup and flower-planting event which takes place on Saturday, June 16.

Participants will meet at Eight Mile Boulevard Association’s headquarters at 9:30 a.m. then travel to their cleanup site. The day ends at 1:30 p.m. with a picnic lunch.

You can register or find out more by visiting the Eight Mile Association’s website

Address: 20500 Conant Detroit, Michigan 48234

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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