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Shinola At The Oscars, A New Detroit Bodega And 7 Things To Know

A Hollywood film director makes a giant splash at the Oscar Awards when he says Shinola is “saving Detroit” and the interweb asplodes. We talk about what that ridiculous, off-the-cuff comment means about the city and its nascent comeback. There’s a lot more news to be had on today’s episode. We also discuss that Medium blog post announcing a new bodega — that’s essentially New York City parlance for “party store” — for the hard-hit Russell Woods neighborhood on Detroit’s west sid...

PODCAST: $35M To Help 7 Detroit Neighborhoods, Condado Tacos Coming To Royal Oak, Mosaic Founder Retires

On today’s show: Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund gets a $35 million infusion from seven companies in what’s said to be the largest corporate donation to Detroit neighborhoods, ever. The city will splash the cash in seven new east- and westside neighborhoods to strengthen housing and commercial districts. It’s part of Mayor Duggan’s “20-minute neighborhoods” initiative, which aims to redevelop neighborhoods into places where residents can walk or bike to do their errands, get to tran...

"This Old House" Will Renovate A Historic Detroit Home

A retired Detroit firefighter is going to get his 1939 home renovated, thanks to the 37th season of the PBS show, “This Old House,” that’s coming to Detroit. The show will feature a two-story Detroit residence in the Russell Woods neighborhood, which is located near West Davison and Livernois in Northwest Detroit. There will be 10 episodes covering the rehab of the 1,800-square-foot home featured in the show, and filming has already begun. The home was previously owned by the Detroit Land Ba...

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