podcast – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:04:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 PODCAST: Melody Baetens Talks Paczki Bombs, Music And Covering Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/09/podcast-melody-baetens-talks-paczki-bombs-music-covering-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/09/podcast-melody-baetens-talks-paczki-bombs-music-covering-detroit/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:37 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40811 Our guest on the Happy Hour this week could be considered Detroit cultural royalty, if there is such a thing.

Around the Daily Detroit office, we often joke that the shirts that say “Detroit Hustles Harder,” to be more accurate, should have said “Detroit Hustles/ Side Hustles / Other Hustles / Weekend Hustles Harder.” Because it seems like the people who are doing things around here are always wearing many hats.

We were honored to have Melody Baetens, a woman of many talents and who is one of those people who wears many hats.

  • By day she’s a reporter for the Detroit News covering all things features, including music and food and the new restaurants in town.
  • She also is a co-owner of Small’s in Hamtramck, on of Metro Detroit’s best venues to see a show.
  • If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a musician who has traveled the world putting on shows as far away as Argentina and Serbia. Musical credits include the Gore Gore Girls, Coronados, and much more.

Sven Gustafson hits on a variety of topics in this wide-ranging interview. What it’s like to play shows in Serbia. What are some of the restaurants to look for. Is there a restaurant bubble? And how there’s so much going on in Detroit but fewer people to cover it.

You can find Melody here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/melodybaetens

And don’t forget that Small’s is serving Paczki bombs (we get into those on the pod) this upcoming Tuesday: https://www.facebook.com/smallsbar

And here’s here Detroit News author page: https://www.detroitnews.com/staff/26633/melody-baetens/

As always, if you like the show, don’t forget to subscribe for free in your favorite podcatcher of choice. Here’s a link to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily-detroit-happy-hour/id1168444594?mt=2

And thanks to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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LISTEN: Nigel Barker, Impossible Wahlburgers, MoGo Love, Detroit Pistons Value And More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/07/listen-nigel-barker-impossible-wahlburgers-mogo-love-detroit-pistons-value/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/07/listen-nigel-barker-impossible-wahlburgers-mogo-love-detroit-pistons-value/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 03:09:19 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40780

Here’s what we’re covering today on your Daily Detroit News Byte.

Feature Interview: Nigel Barker, Photographer, Personality, Michigan Lover (Twitter)

Thanks to Milo Detroit for their support in making the Daily Detroit News Byte possible. http://www.milodetroit.com

Also, thanks to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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NEWS BYTE PODCAST: 400 Detroit Jobs, Burns Night, Antietam, The RenCen, And Detroit Rental Enforcement http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/23/news-byte-podcast-400-detroit-jobs-burns-night-antietam-rencen-detroit-rental-enforcement/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/23/news-byte-podcast-400-detroit-jobs-burns-night-antietam-rencen-detroit-rental-enforcement/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:06:48 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40603

Welcome to your Daily Detroit for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018!

On the show:

  • Enforcement of rental regulations is becoming more stringent in the city
  • 400 jobs are coming thanks to Flex’N’Gate
  • Three fun happenings: Boogie Fever reopens, Antietam closes, and the top of the RenCen gets a James Beard chef
  • Burns Night celebrating all things Scottish is happening at Urbanrest Brewery with Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery: https://www.facebook.com/events/838131263040408/
  • Don’t forget to check out the HEARD podcast as well: http://heardpodcast.com/

Want these episodes before everyone else? Subscribe for free in iTunes/Apple Podcasts by clicking here.

or wherever fine podcasts are found.

Thanks to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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A Look In The Mirror: 5 Smart People On Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 Disappointment http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/19/look-mirror-5-smart-people-detroits-amazon-hq2-disappointment/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/19/look-mirror-5-smart-people-detroits-amazon-hq2-disappointment/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:39:59 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40563

Detroit’s failure to make the list of 20 finalists for Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project and its 50,000 jobs has been the talk of the town. Especially after the all-hands-on-deck effort to produce a joint Detroit-Windsor bid that had many people believing the Motor City, once considered strictly a longshot, had a serious chance.

In our latest episode, we talk to five local experts from a variety of backgrounds for their perspectives on what the failure says about our region and where we go from here.

  • Justin Robinson, vice president of business attraction with the Detroit Regional Chamber, who was part of the team that helped put together the HQ2 proposal
  • John Mogk, a law professor at Wayne State University and expert on urban policy and economic development
  • Kurt Metzger, a longtime population demographer who is currently mayor of Pleasant Ridge
  • Tom Lawrence, founder and CEO of Lawrence Technology Systems and host of a popular tech vlog and YouTube channel
  • And Nuri Gocay, a co-host of the IT in the D podcast and technology veteran who has worked for companies including Google and Expedia in cities around the world.

Our experts differ on their reactions — Robinson and Mogk were surprised we were left off the list, while Gocay and Lawrence, less so. But they all raised interesting points about Detroit’s image and quality of life, our technology scene, and shortcomings around transit and education.

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And thanks to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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PODCAST: Board Games In Metro Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/12/podcast-board-games-metro-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/12/podcast-board-games-metro-detroit/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:07:36 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40465

Board games are making a big comeback, and they’re making a comeback here in Metro Detroit. Especially during the winter season, games with friends at a bar might just be the ticket to have fun without the sun.

Madison Reitzel and Kyle Sweeney are at the front of this changing trend – and board games are much different today than they used to be, moving faster and having more creative ways of playing.

So this week, Sven Gustafson dives into a neat corner of Detroit’s culture.

The Loaded Die has game nights across Metro Detroit and they’ve been helping foster the board game culture that has also taken hold in other cities across the world.

They also have a retail store in the Rust Belt in Ferndale.

If you like the show, subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher.

More: http://www.theloadeddie.com

Thanks to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

Disclosure: The Loaded Die has been a supporter of Daily Detroit in the past.

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Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast For Jan. 8, 2018 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/08/daily-detroit-news-byte-podcast-jan-8-2018/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/01/08/daily-detroit-news-byte-podcast-jan-8-2018/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:52:13 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40372

Welcome to your Daily Detroit for January 8, 2018.

Our main topics today:

  • A Detroit City Councilmember is under scrutiny for ethics
  • Detroit’s crime rate seems to be for the most part down
  • Detroit’s a top travel destination
  • Michigan’s population is up, but not growing as fast as the rest of the country
  • Metro Detroit is getting a new FAST transit service to make bus service better in the region
  • Deep Dive: There’s a new garden coming to Belle Isle from famed designer Piet Oudolf. He’s worked on the High Line in New York City, Millenium Park in Chicago, and various gardens in Europe. We talked to Oudolf about his plans and have our writer’s reaction.

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Thanks to the Loaded Die for their support, you can find them here: http://www.theloadeddie.com

And to Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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News Byte Podcast: Little Caesars HQ, For The Love Of Sugar, A Diner Discussion And More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/12/26/news-byte-podcast-little-caesars-hq-love-sugar-diner-discussion/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/12/26/news-byte-podcast-little-caesars-hq-love-sugar-diner-discussion/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:08:05 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40221

Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte for December 26, 2017.

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Thanks to our sponsor, The Loaded Die, with game nights across metro Detroit: http://www.theloadeddie.com/

Also, our network, Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

All of our stories are up on http://www.dailydetroit.com

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Flipping The Script When It Comes To Inclusion And Impact In Detroit’s Startup Scene With Amanda Lewan http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/12/06/flipping-script-comes-inclusion-impact-detroits-startup-scene-amanda-lewan/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/12/06/flipping-script-comes-inclusion-impact-detroits-startup-scene-amanda-lewan/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:38:39 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40010

For today’s episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour podcast, Sven Gustafson sits down with Amanda Lewan, who, along with the organization she leads, Bamboo Detroit, is part of flipping the script when it comes to entrepreneurship and startups in Detroit.

Bamboo Detroit is a co-working and business development space in downtown Detroit that started in 2013. Now in a larger home on Washington Boulevard (and having added an additional floor of private offices) they recently released a report about their economic impact. It also included some interesting details about women-owned and businesses owned by people of color.

It’s a wide-ranging conversation with someone making something happen in Detroit, and helping others make it happen, too. .

For full disclosure, in the past Bamboo Detroit has been a sponsor of the show, but did not sponsor this episode.

If you’d like to not miss another episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour, you can subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts or wherever fine podcasts are found.

Thanks to our network, Podcast Detroit: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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PODCAST: The Future Of Automotive & Mobility With Glenn Stevens of MichAuto http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/16/glenn-stevens-michauto-mas17/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/16/glenn-stevens-michauto-mas17/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:54:04 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39639

What’s the future for Detroit & Michigan’s all important automotive sector?

This week Sven Gustafson’s guest across the table is Glenn Stevens, the Executive Director of MichAuto and we do a deep dive ahead of the MichAuto Summit on December 5 & 6.

Getting into the weeds is what we do and it’s a fascinating conversation if you’re connected to this industry or want Detroit’s economy to move forward. We touch on the auto industry, autonomous vehicles, venture capital investment, and what the future of mobility looks like.

Talent is a huge piece of that puzzle, and automotive and mobility companies are looking for Detroit’s best and brightest.

The summit at the College for Creative Studies will go further than our conversation tonight, and if you’re interested in working in the auto industry you might want to check it out. 

Thanks to Queens Bar for being host this week and Podcast Detroit for all of their support. http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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PODCAST: The Godmother Of House Music, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/27/podcast-godmother-house-music-stacey-hotwaxx-hale/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/27/podcast-godmother-house-music-stacey-hotwaxx-hale/#respond Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:28:53 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39304

What is the difference between Techno and House? What is some of the history behind these iconic, Detroit made sounds? Who is the first female DJ to spin this stuff on the radio?

Answers to those questions and more are from Sven Gustafson’s guest, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, also known as the Godmother of House Music.

She’s been spinning in the scene since 1982, and now she’s not only playing music, but also giving back through her work at the Detroit Institute of Music Educations and Black Women Rock.

She has a new radio show on Red Bull Radio, and she stopped by for an episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour. Gotta say, it was an honor to interview such a local legend.

Here’s all the links:

You can find Stacey here: http://blackwomenrock.com/blog/artists/stacey-hotwaxx-hale/

You can find Podcast Detroit here: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

You can find Red Bull Radio here: https://www.redbullradio.com/

You can find us on iTunes (or Apple Podcasts) here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily-detroit-happy-hour/id1168444594?mt=2

And also on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iwc3prrpluduhfvsclhcl4inhtu?t=The_Daily_Detroit_Happy_Hour

And our intro music this week, is of course, by Hale herself, with her permission. https://soundcloud.com/hotwaxx

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