Here’s your Daily Detroit podcast for August 29, 2018.

– The saga of dangerous water in Michigan’s urban centers continues, this time in Detroit schools. In an email sent out to teachers, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti said that he’s ordering the water to be shut off in all 106 schools in the district.

– In a piece of news that’s coming in just as we were about to record, Ford Motor Company’s credit rating has been downgraded to one level above junk status.

– There’s news about the renegade street artist Shepard Fairey, who’s best known for the Andre the Giant OBEY! meme and the “Hope” poster of then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama. On Tuesday, the Michigan appeals court dismissed the city of Detroit’s attempt to reinstate charges against Fairey for vandalism.

– Medical marijuana patients in Michigan could soon have the ability to order cannabis via home delivery.

– Construction on a five-story mixed-use apartment building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit is now expected to start in October.

– Henrik Zetterberg may have already played his last game in a Detroit Red Wings uniform.

– Memorial ceremonies are taking place this week for Aretha Franklin, the legendary singer and composer who died August 16th at age 76. Bedrock Real Estate Services said Tuesday that it and several other downtown Detroit building owners are lighting up buildings in pink through Friday in tribute to the Queen of Soul.

– A second fleet of adorably named scooters has hit the streets of downtown Detroit. Lime, a rival to shared mobility company Bird, has quietly launched here.

– Word is that Ford is going to replace all of the windows as part of the rehab of Michigan Central station.

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