podcast – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:29:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 LISTEN: Kevin Allison of Risk! Headlines Refreshed Happy Hour Podcast http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/07/20/listen-kevin-allison-risk-headlines-refreshed-happy-hour-podcast/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/07/20/listen-kevin-allison-risk-headlines-refreshed-happy-hour-podcast/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:14:58 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42414

Warning: Episode contains salty language. Not many F-bombs, but F-bombs nonetheless.

Friends, we’re back! After a brief hiatus, the Daily Detroit Happy Hour returns with a fresh new episode.

Truth be told, we’ve been taking some time to refocus the show and what we’re about. So you’ll notice some new things. In the interests of offering more variety, we’ll be doing more and shorter segments, which was always a goal anyway, at a slightly faster pace. We’ll still feature great interviews with Detroit’s tastemakers and innovators, but we aiming to better embrace the Happy Hour in the Daily Detroit Happy Hour and be like Detroit’s dinner party conversation. We hope you like the change.

On this week’s episode, we speak with former Happy Hour guest, chef and “Refrigerator Diaries” podcast host Godwin Ihentuge about pancakes. Seriously: pancakes. Specifically, the new downtown IHOPlebee’s. We debate pancake styles, because I have strong opinions.

Also, we scored an interview with Kevin Allison, the founder and host of the great storytelling podcast Risk! They’ll be coming to town Aug. 3 for a live show recording at the Magic Bag in Ferndale.

And finally, Jer and I were lucky enough to be invited down to the VIP opening party for the Detroit Shipping Company, which is the new food court/biergarden/gallery/event space made of shipping containers (check out our video tour of the place here). We managed to pull co-owner John Hartzell and chef Petro Drakopoulos, the director of operations, into the new Podcast Detroit studio there to talk about the place and how it came together.

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PODCAST: Ensuring Detroit’s Revival Benefits Everyone With Alan Mallach, Author Of “The Divided City” http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/07/02/podcast-ensuring-detroits-urban-revival-benefits-everyone-alan-mallach-author-divided-city/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/07/02/podcast-ensuring-detroits-urban-revival-benefits-everyone-alan-mallach-author-divided-city/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:47:12 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42289

How does can an urban revival work for everyone? That’s a question at the center of Detroit’s nascent comeback. Sven Gustafson talks with Alan Mallach. He’s the author of new book, “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.”

Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington DC. A city planner, advocate and writer. He is known for his work on housing, economic development, and urban revitalization.

He’s also a former director of housing & economic development in Trenton, New Jersey, and a former non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, he teaches in the graduate city planning program at Pratt Institute.

The conversation touches on the level of Detroit’s comeback and how it is real but it’s limited and a partial comeback, on the level of gentrification in Detroit, the impact of projects like the QLINE that are more development engines than transit that benefits the whole city or region, how the government needs to focus on programs that generally don’t have ribbon cuttings and develop the workforce. Detroit’s revival has also created the space to talk about addressing concerns around poverty, but the conversation has a long way to go.

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LISTEN: How Mama Shu Is Saving One Of America’s Most Blighted Blocks http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/05/13/listen-mama-shu-saving-one-americas-blighted-blocks/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/05/13/listen-mama-shu-saving-one-americas-blighted-blocks/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 21:53:56 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41765

What do you do when a neighborhood… and your city… crumble? Leave? Throw your hands up? Not Mama Shu.

She’s taken tragedy — the death of her son by a hit and run driver, Jakobi Ra — and turned that energy into Avalon Village.

Avalon Village is a magical corner of Highland Park where Mama Shu and a group of people who love their city have made a safe place. A homework house. A place for entrepreneurs. A place for living… and soon a place for playing.

For the newest Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast, Sven Gustafson joined Shamayim ‘Shu’ Harris on her front porch on Avalon Street, just off of Woodward, to talk about the grassroots way to rebuild a community.

One that isn’t dependent on tax incentives, but the good will and effort of people.

A little backstory on Highland Park, an enclave of Detroit that’s completely surrounded by the Motor City and Hamtramck, because it’s not in the podcast. Shu looks to the future, but in order to understand the context, you need to know a little bit of the past.

Highland Park at one time was one of Michigan’s shining jewels, up there with the best neighborhoods and near-suburbs. Henry Ford’s Model T streamed out of the iconic plant on Machester, but Ford packed up and left in the 1950s.

Chrysler was there too – their world headquarters, in fact – but they hit the road, taking their jobs and tax base with them up I-75 for the Oakland County suburb of Auburn Hills in the 1980s thanks to concerns around safety and a giant gift basket of tax incentives. The state of Michigan even built them their own off-ramp when they got there.

Highland Park has been one of Michigan’s hardest-hit cities. A city that many reading this, if they knew about it, may have left for dead.

But Mama Shu? She’s doing what mothers do. Nurture. Support. Birth. Do her part to make a community whole again. Enjoy the show.

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News Byte Podcast: Getting Detroiters Into Jobs, Bike Lane Rollout Bumps w/ Todd Scott, The Platform Buys Another Building & Riverdays http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/26/news-byte-podcast-getting-detroiters-jobs-bike-lane-rollout-bumps-w-todd-scott-platform-buys-another-building-riverdays/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/26/news-byte-podcast-getting-detroiters-jobs-bike-lane-rollout-bumps-w-todd-scott-platform-buys-another-building-riverdays/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:36:55 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41530

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte for Wednesday, April 25th. 

  • Real estate outfit The Platform buys another big New Center building
  • A school that aims to get Detroiters into jobs gets a million dollar donation
  • We have details on the Riverdays festival this summer
  • And Mayor Mike Duggan says he’s getting complaints about all the bike lanes sprouting up around Detroit. Sven talks with Todd Scott of the Detroit Greenways Coalition for the inside scoop about why both motorists and bicyclists are unhappy.  

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PODCAST: Affordable Home Prices, Pizza News, A Marvel Mortgage Cameo, Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/02/podcast-affordable-home-prices-pizza-news-marvel-mortgage-cameo-forgotten-harvest-ceo-kirk-mayes/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/02/podcast-affordable-home-prices-pizza-news-marvel-mortgage-cameo-forgotten-harvest-ceo-kirk-mayes/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:56:22 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41287

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for Monday, April 2. Here are our stories:

  • Wayne County is among the most affordable places in the nation to buy a home.
  • Detroit Bus Service changes are coming
  • Fuel economy standards may be changing
  • Detroiters line up for free pizza…. and the pizza bots are coming
  • A locally based company is going to be front and center in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie
  • International Dark Sky week is coming
  • And Sven caught up with the CEO of Forgotten Harvest, Kirk Mayes, for a conversation on food insecurity in Metro Detroit

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Detroit’s Growing Dining Scene With Restaurant Of The Year Parc Chef Jordan Hoffman And Hour Editor Steve Wilke http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/03/09/detroits-growing-dining-scene-restaurant-year-parc-chef-jordan-hoffman-hour-editor-steve-wilke/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/03/09/detroits-growing-dining-scene-restaurant-year-parc-chef-jordan-hoffman-hour-editor-steve-wilke/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:51:39 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41006

Hour Detroit magazine named Parc its 2018 restaurant of the year in its March edition — yes, Daily Detroit readers, there’s still a place for print media — and so this week’s episode takes you down to Campus Martius for a conversation about the restaurant, the award, food and the city’s fast-changing dining scene.

We chat with Parc’s executive chef, Jordan Hoffman, and Hour Detroit Editor Steve Wilke in a wide-ranging conversation that touches on everything from the restaurant’s gorgeous urban setting to the lamb rigatoni topped with feta cheese, an homage to the influence of Greektown.

Hoffman is a native of Adrian who has cooked in kitchens in Paris, Miami and Las Vegas before returning to Detroit to open Parc. He describes his cooking as Midwestern, blended with his French and Italian training.

“It’s meat-centric,” he says. “It’s braises, it’s great vegetables in summers, it’s challenging yourself with root vegetables in the winter…

“I grew up with long braises on Sundays, roasting the chicken, grilling, the wood fire grill is a big part of what we do here and the fact that we’re doing it over really fantastic local hardwood, it’s fun and it’s intriguing. I get to use great product that is from Michigan, that all I have to do is just really give it an opportunity to shine, throw It on a wood fire grill, hit it with the right aromatics and then do some small accompaniments to really challenge that dish and we’re ready to go.”

Wilke discusses Hour’s approach to covering food in Detroit, the shifting dining-scene dynamics between the city and suburbs, and some of his favorite Parc dishes.

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LISTEN: DCFC Gets On TV, State Of The City Recap, Fail Jail Is Less Fail, Spring Markets Coming Downtown & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/03/07/listen-dcfc-gets-tv-state-city-recap-fail-jail-less-fail-spring-markets-coming-downtown/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/03/07/listen-dcfc-gets-tv-state-city-recap-fail-jail-less-fail-spring-markets-coming-downtown/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:09:30 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40994

This is you Daily Detroit News Byte for Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Our stories:

  • A new plan emerges for the fail jail
  • Detroit City FC will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit for the first time
  • Mexicantown in Detroit is getting support to grow its business district
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall.. what are the best Metro Detroit suburbs?

And two conversations. One focusing on Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City and Daily Detroit’s Shianne Nocerini talks about new spring markets downtown.

Thanks to Milo Digital for their support of today’s Daily Detroit News Byte, as well as Podcast Detroit.

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LISTEN: Big Sean And Emagine Building A Movie Theatre, 140+ More Detroit Cops, Pothole Ice Cream, New Factory Opens & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/27/listen-big-sean-emagine-building-movie-theatre-140-detroit-cops-pothole-ice-cream-new-factory-opens/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/27/listen-big-sean-emagine-building-movie-theatre-140-detroit-cops-pothole-ice-cream-new-factory-opens/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 03:58:34 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40960

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast for February 27, 2018.

Our Detroit news stories today:

  • Detroit has a new budget and that could mean more officers on the streets
  • All of Detroit’s election day poll workers are to be re-tested
  • A long time Detroit politician, Burton Leland, has died.
  • You can get some ice cream to soothe your pothole woes.
  • A new factory opens in Detroit.
  • Big Sean and and Emagine team up to open a movie theatre in the city.
  • A steel factory opens in the city of Detroit.
  • Autonomous vehicle news

And, we preview what’s happening the next couple of days, including our booth at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference (if you’re going, say hi!) and an upcoming Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast with Hour Magazine & PARC, their restaurant of the year.

Also, thanks to our sponsors!

We have our own Daily Detroit Drinks meetup this Thursday, March 1 at Two James. More here.

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LISTEN: Fostering Civility + Collaboration At The Detroit Policy Conference With Marlowe Stoudamire, Detroit 67 & Butterfly Effect Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/23/listen-detroit-67-project-civility-collaboration-feature-detroit-policy-conerence/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/02/23/listen-detroit-67-project-civility-collaboration-feature-detroit-policy-conerence/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:12:04 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=40928 This year’s Detroit Policy Conference takes place March 1 at MotorCity Casino Hotel, and the agenda is all about civility and putting aside our differences to help move Detroit forward.

On this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour podcast, we talk with two people closely involved in putting the conference together.

  • Marlowe Stoudamire is the owner of Butterfly Effect Detroit, a business consultancy, the founder of the MASH Detroit neighborhood business incubator and the project director for Detroit 67, the Detroit Historical Society’s innovative effort to commemorate the 1967 uprising and use it as a springboard to chart the city’s next 50 years.
  • Devon O’Reilly, manager of entrepreneurship and Detroit engagement for the Chamber and an occasional Daily Detroit contributor.

The one-day conference will feature more than 60 speakers, including keynote addresses from Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, and Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York nonprofit tackling poverty.

On the show, we discuss why the conference’s theme is so important to Detroit in 2018, what we learned from the Detroit 67 project and how MASH Detroit has handed off the baton on its eastside location and is currently scouting for its next neighborhood location. Plus, Stoudamire tells us what “social capital” means and why it’s so important.

Registration for the conference is still open. Daily Detroit and the Happy Hour team will be there providing coverage. Stop by and say hello at our podcast table!

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Thanks as always to our pals at Podcast Detroit for the support.

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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/

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