What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit

Detroit's vintage radio brand, Kamala thoughts, and Insurance inequities

Welcome back to your Daily Detroit, your all-local podcast sharing what to know and where to go in Southeast Michigan. First, a shout-out to Mickey Lyons, who recently brought us a vintage Detrola tabletop radio. Detroit has a rich history of manufacturing beyond cars, including radios for the working person. This beautiful piece now has a special place in our studio. We talk a little about the fascinating history of Detroit's manufacturing legacy and how it has shaped the city's identity beyo...

Biden Out, Harris In; What's the View from Michigan? (ft. Steve Friess)

Today, we pivoted from our planned episode to cover a story that has profound implications both nationally and locally: President Joe Biden has announced he will not seek a second term. We don't always play in the national politics pond, but with Michigan being a key state in the upcoming race, this development has significant ramifications. In short, Michigan matters. And Metro Detroit does, too. Joining us to dissect this news is journalist Steve Friess - who both has experience and is known...

Inside a new coffee spot (Shibam), Pair of Ferndale food favorites, and Detroit RenCen Reaction

On this Friday episode, Jer and Devon dive into the latest happenings around town. This includes new coffee spots, dining experiences, and reactions to the reaction on the future of Detroit's iconic Renaissance Center. Shibam Coffee in Dearborn Jer and Devon discuss the unique flavors of Yemeni coffee at Shibam, a new coffee shop in Dearborn. With its rich history and distinct taste, Shibam is making waves not only locally but also with new locations opening in Canton, Texas, and first talke...

Previewing Detroit Coffee Week (And 3 Stories Around Town)

In this episode, Jer and Norris cover a variety of topics, from local transportation updates to an exciting event for coffee enthusiasts. Welcome to your Daily Detroit for Thursday, July 18, 2024, podcasting from TechTown in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Metro Airport Improvements Jer and Norris discuss the $38 million investment in Detroit Metro Airport's McNamara Terminal, including new restrooms, upgraded jet bridges, and revamped baggage carousels. Detroit People Mover Upgrades Details o...

BOOK REVIEW: "True Gretch" reveals the kind of reasonable, relatable leader America needs

When the hot-colored envelope from the public relations team arrived at the studio, there was something I just sensed — this had to be the "True Gretch" book. At first blush, the 160-ish pages felt light. But as I dug in, I remembered that less is more. I was letting my bias of loving Barack Obama's "Dreams From My Father" cloud my judgment (for context, "Dreams" is nearly three times the length). Sometimes we need soaring rhetoric. And sometimes, we need a laugh, a playlist, and an introducti...

Tackling Degree Completion and Career Gaps in Michigan (ft. Danielle North, Degree Forward)

On this Monday episode of the podcast, Danielle North, founder and CEO of Degree Forward joins me. Danielle shares her insights on the critical gaps in education and talent, emphasizing the importance of degree completion for achieving a sustainable living wage. She discusses the unique challenges faced by first-generation college students and minority groups, and how Degree Forward is addressing these issues through flexible, competency-based education programs. Key Topics Discussed: * The...

Friday Notes: RoboCop statue update, Pair of RenCen towers may come down, New self-serve tap room and more

Jer here! It's been a busy week. Let's hop into it and catch you up. But first, thank you to everyone who stopped by our Happy Hour at The Royce yesterday! It was great to see you. Miss us, or want to meet up? We're already working on the next get together... and even maybe a live show? As always, my comments are in italics; and if this is your first time here, consider signing up for future free notes. 📰 What to know >> At least a pair of the four mid-sized towers on the GM Renaissance Ce...

Two RenCen Towers to be demolished? Inside a new distillery, and more around Metro Detroit

Welcome to the Friday edition of your Daily Detroit, sharing what to know and where to go in Southeast Michigan. Have a watch: Today: We talk about a visit to the Shankar Distillery, making the Varchas brand, a new spot blending Indian and American whiskey traditions. Learn about their unique offerings, including a Reserve 102 bourbon whiskey and the cultural significance behind their eagle branding. Jer and Devon discuss his favorite twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, featuring me...

PODCAST: Detroit wants to stop illegal block parties, Uncle Dan could buy the Rencen, and what should the new 3 on 3 basketball team be called?

Welcome! On today's podcast, Jer and Fletcher discuss the results of a recent listener survey, highlighting the importance of community input for growth and improvement. Unpermitted Block Party Clampdown: The hosts address a recent block party incident where two young people were killed, and more than 20 shot. Dan Gilbert's Option to Buy the Rencen: Jer and Fletcher discuss the possibility of Dan Gilbert buying the Ren Sen, exploring the implications for Detroit's real estate landscape. Three...

How Philanthrophy is Helping Shape Detroit's Future (ft. Donald Rencher, Hudson-Webber)

Join us on the Daily Detroit podcast as we sit down with Donald Rencher, president and CEO of the Hudson Weber Foundation. Donald shares his insights on the crucial role of philanthropy in Detroit's growth, the importance of affordable housing, and his vision for inclusive growth in the city. Key Topics Discussed: * The role of philanthropy in Detroit’s development and supporting transformational projects * Strategies for attracting more residents to Detroit and stopping population decline...

PODCAST: Predictions for the Next 6 Months in Detroit, New Hotel Rendering Changes Detroit's Skyline (and more)

In today's episode - the final before the July 4th break - Jer Staes, Devon O'Reilly, and Norris Howard dive into the latest developments in Detroit, including the new JW Marriott project and its potential impact on the city's landscape. They explore the aesthetics and functionality of the project, the need for more hotel rooms, and the broader implications for Detroit's convention and tourism sectors. The conversation shifts to the challenges and opportunities in the local real estate market,...

Tuesday notes: Horses coming to a Detroit neighborhood, Warren Truck layoffs and more stories

Hey friends, Trying to write more of these for you. Three things before we get started: 1) If you haven't taken our audience survey yet, it'd be awesome if you took a few minutes and let us know what you think. The information and comments will help shape what we do for the next six months to a year. [Take the survey] 2) Our Daily Detroit Happy Hour returns on Thursday, July 11 at The Royce Detroit. Have some wine, have some fun and let's meet up! On the second floor. Event is free, cash bar...

Hitting the Reset Button on the Detroit Pistons

In this episode, Fletcher Sharpe discusses the recent changes and developments with the Detroit Pistons.  The team covers the hiring of coach J.B. Bickerstaff, the impact of Fred Vinson on player shooting performance, and the potential of new draft picks Ron Holland and Bobi Klintman.  They also talk about the return of Tobias Harris, Cade Cunningham's commitment to the team, and the overall outlook for the upcoming season. Fletcher shares his insights on what the team needs to do to impr...

Unbridled Potential: The Largest Urban Equestrian Center In America Is Coming To Detroit

Happy Monday! Let's get this holiday week started. The largest urban equestrian center in the nation is coming right here to the city of Detroit, and we're going to talk about it on the Daily Detroit podcast. [Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] Jer sits down with David Silver, founder and executive director of Detroit Horsepower, a nonprofit that teaches Detroit students to ride and care for horses. This new facility aims to develop critical skills in students, setting them up for academic, caree...

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