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Detroit's first Urban Agriculture Director // DSO season preview // Stories around town

Today’s show has six stories. 00:51 – First, to Eastern Market. Detroit has a new Director of Urban Agriculture. We’ll meet Tepfirah Rushdan. 03:20 – Then, to Campus Martius. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra rolled out their season schedule. We do a preview with their president and CEO. Erik Rönmark. 08:42 – Then we hit four stories around town. The UAW is on the verge of a strike, and predictions are that it’s going to happen. Deadline is in a couple days. There’s a historic apartment...

All This Was Trees, And Now It May Be Again – Apple Trees, That Is

A few years ago, famous street artist Banksy painted at the Packard Plant on the east side of Detroit a piece that said, “I Remember When All This Was Trees.” Banksy was right. At one point, that’s what this area was before industrial production filled Detroit’s landscape, for a time, with factories and smokestacks. The area also had fertile soil that the French farmers in the early 1800s said was so good they didn’t even have to work to raise crops. Well, the trees may well be here again. D...

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