On today’s edition of your Daily Detroit podcast, the team goes deep on the major statewide races and ballot issues that will appear on next week’s Nov. 6 ballot. We’re not making newspaper-style “endorsements,” just breaking down each race and, yes, divulging who we’re voting for.

And agree or disagree all you want — just so long as you get out and cast your vote. It’s the best way to preserve our fragile democracy.

Also on today’s show:

    • The John and James L. Knight Foundation drops another $20 million in grant funding on Detroit to support art institutions and programs. Art matters, y’all!
    • The as-yet unnamed regional group that aims to ramp up business attraction to southeast Michigan has named its new CEO. This is the same group L. Brooks Patterson accused of trying to persuade businesses to leave Oakland County for the city. Yay, regionalism.
    • Nike has released the new “City Edition” version of alternate uniform for the Detroit Pistons, shown above. Jer and I have some thoughts on the alt-uni craze that is sweeping sports.

  • Madonna announces a $100,000 matching grant challenge for a progressive Detroit charter school.
  • Project Green Light expands to Michigan Avenue in Corktown.
  • And save your hunger for Sunday, when organizers will try to break the Guinness World Record for largest food truck rally on Belle Isle, starting at noon.
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