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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

06:48 min | 9 months ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"J Hour or call 804 absolute pure. You're hearing the Paul W. Smith Show News Talk 7 60 wjr on this Wednesday morning With about 30 degrees we learned from Ron Alberts of the D A. D a about the big changes, at least for this year. Uh, the North American International Auto Show. Detroit has paused for 2021 out of a new effort to survive. We've had auto shows. Not survive. Geneva went bankrupt. Frankfurt lost the show altogether to Munich. We wanted to stay right around here and in Detroit. And so for survival, realizing that if they invested all the millions they have to before an auto show, they preemptively said, OK, we're going to do something outside. We're not going to do something in what will then be called Huntington Center. On so motive. Ella was born in a big way for September 21st through the 26th this year. At the M one concourse in Pontiac. Most people know about it. But in a couple of words, it's been called to a referred to as an 87 acre playground for auto enthusiasts. Now we heard from Dia Dia's view on that, But how about going to the CEO of M one concourse? Jordan's lot Lof. And find out his view. I'm sure he's excited, Jordan. I bet you're excited. This is very good news for you there in Pontiac. Good morning. Thanks for having me were incredibly excited to be hosting this important event for the Metro Detroit community and or especially looking forward to the fact that being reimagined from its traditional format of being a static show to something that's going to be really experiential. Performance oriented will be a lot of dynamic displays. And by that I mean moving vehicles on track off road demonstrations. There's a lot of capabilities we have in our facility that You just can't get the traditional convention center. So, ah, lot of good things that we're looking forward to. But I think that is really gonna have a positive experience for the public visitors and industry insiders and executives that come out the emblem concourse this fall. You know. Eventually, Airman Doug North from the DEA. DEA noted that the M one concourse was envisioned as a part of the 2021 motor Bella activities. Anyway, there was talk of Folding in activities there the M one concourse, even if we still found ourselves in the heart of Detroit on, so it just seemed like I guess, a Natural extension to say, Well, we were going to go there and do stuff there anyway. Let's let's do the whole thing there this year, just to be sure that we're going to be safe because it's all out of doors. And it's very exciting. If the I've heard Jordan and I, we had the gentleman on And frankly, for the life of me as I sit here, not enough coffee and me to be able to remember his name. What was the guy's name that first approached us and came on the show and said he had this dream. Of this M one concourse in product. S O original founder and CEO was bred all the chance Key and Yeah, that's the one. Yeah, eh, So he was the original partner with Actually, my father and uncle. Who are the co developers alongside him. So, yes, I It sounds like Brad was on your show The Oh, we originally broke ground on. He helped build the the organization and let us for the first three years of our operations, But these Latin law family was there all the long, huh? Good for you, Uh, Yes, Thank you. We we have that it Z family business Now we don't have more kind. Of course. 100%. We're incredibly proud of it on well, concourse broke ground and 2015. We had our first year in operation in 2016. And just so you and your listeners know we have 87 acre facility like you mentioned. We have a mile and a half performance road course. Has 10 turns. There's a third of a mile straightaway. We operate our own private motor sports club. So like the country Club, we have members. That belong enjoy. Then they get track privileges for driving their cars on the track. We have some of our own fleet vehicles that they can use and those air from our various fleet sponsors such as Dodge and Lexus and Porsche. And we're actually now the world's largest private garage community. So we built a private garage condos where people in store their cars, But if you were your listeners go onto Facebook or instagram or website look up at mankind. Course they'll see that This isn't just car storage. These are entertainment sweets. They're like luxury box suites that you would have it Ford Field or little shoes Arena Except instead of overlooking a basketball game of football game, you're overlooking the motor sports activity of our track. Because these garages air Yes, Garages are two stories that people build the second level into them, and it overlooks all this. All this motor sports action. Some of them are incredibly extravagant and people love. Their their condos out there a damn one and you know you can watch the game there, smoke some cigars with your buddies. Keep your nice cars stored in your garage there. I mean, it's it's a brilliant concept and a brilliant idea. And and I understand. In fact, there's there's more expansion coming. Can you tell us about that? Absolutely so We're very excited about the next chapter. We are building more garages. So we have 1/4 phase of construction underway. Right now. It's 82 new barrages about 63,000 Square feet Total of new garage space. We're over half sold on the garages on dear expected to be completed between May and July. This upcoming year. So we're about 4 to 5 months away, but the really big new development is we're constructing an event center in restaurant, almost 30,000 square foot building. Will feature a restaurant that's open to the public. It will actually have a second level Paris patio that overlooked the track so right now, and for our previous five years of the public's only been able to come to Emma Concourse for special public event fear a garage owner or club member. You concern we come any time. For the different activities we have remembers. But the public's only had access about a dozen days a year having the public restaurant there's been a lot of the public to come in essentially.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:32 min | 9 months ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"To that. It's a complete change. Doug North will continue here on the Frank Beckmann show. Get some of your calls coming up. Stay tuned. We've got a break right now, though, because The clerk was sitting by and she's got W Jr's traffic and weather first. This report is sponsored by Michelin Endurance silicone wiper blade. Whether can be unpredictable. Be prepared with windshield wipers. Second handle anything. Michelin endurance XT Silicon wiper blades are real world proven for extreme weather performance lasting two times longer. Michelin endurance XT Silicon wiper blade only available at WalMart. Frank, really? Just looking at a construction now and Monroe, 75 North bound in Luna, Pier. Two lanes are closed until 3 p.m. this afternoon. Now wjr weather first from the Weather Channel, sponsored by Reamer Floor's warm up your Floors with wool carpets from Reamer floor. Save up to 30% on all will carpet now through January 31st, including top brands like Masculine carpets and rugs, Hurry. Sale in January. 31st visit remark floors calm to schedule your shop at home or in store appointment. Attended. Keep near seasonal temperatures here during the day and night above average, by about 10 degrees, but milder weather on the way 33 this afternoon mainly cloudy tonight cloudy 29 suburbs like just a tad cooler Wednesday cloudy near 40 on the southwest breeze Thursday cloudy High 42 from the Weather Channel. Meteorologist Restaging on New Stuff. 7 60 wjr. Well, it's finally 2021. Now we all create resolutions right? Especially when it comes to our body. The one thing that I know we all need.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

07:23 min | 9 months ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"Show News Talk 7 60 wjr. Yes. The Merchant of truth is so happy to be with you here on this Tuesday, January 12th As we continue talking with you about all of the issues that are most important to our world, and we enjoy the conversation with you about those issues to 1 808 59. 0957. Well. Last year, we got bad news on the North American International Auto Show and you know, we broadcast from there, Paul broadcast from there he each year. We do a lot of broadcasting guy. Gordon does the same and it zta tremendous event for Detroit, one of the real signature events for our city and last year, the other show is going to move to the summer. And then wound up getting canceled because of covert. This year. They said, Well, we got a little different idea and we could move ahead. And we're guess what? No, we're gonna cancel it again. Lynn so the auto show will not be After the TCF center or Kobo, as many of US veterans of Detroit remember it, but it's going to be moved to a new location. It'll be outdoors, and it took some real Yeah, innovative thinking Tomo up with this idea to do it right? Alberts, the executive director of the D A. D, a Detroit Auto Dealers Association was involved in that and so was the man on the other end of our line. He happens to be the owner of North Brothers Ford in West Land. He's also chairman for the 2021 North American International Auto Show, which has got a new location and no roof. Let's just put it that way. Doug North Great to have you with us, my friend. How you been? Thank you, Frank. Thanks for having me. I've been I've been well, although we've been kind of busy the last few days as you can imagine, But, yeah, we've We've certainly made some big announcements on happy to talk about him. All right. Let's talk about where the auto show will take place this year's version, and it will still be called the North American International Auto Show on it. Well, uh, actually, no, um, way based on Following all of the current events and the trends with regard to the pandemic and what's taking place around the United States and the world and consulting with Any of our partners. A swell is health officials. We came to the sad conclusion that we were going to be unable to present the show the way we have envisioned or how we had done in the past with T C F in the indoor area, and when we came to that conclusion Just allowed us to shift a little bit and look at we had motor Bella on the calendar is as sort of an ancillary event to our show, and it was really designed to be a new part of the show. A separate What kind of different and fun event and when we started to look at that, we thought, Well, wait a minute. Maybe there's the possibility that we can do something there because it is all outside so Don't want to give anybody the wrong idea and think that this is the North American International Auto Show. It's not we could never reproduce that kind of a show. A tous outdoor setting. However, it does give us the opportunity to have an event. And it is outside so we can adhere to all of the safety protocols with social distancing and we can have a lot more dynamic. Interactive, an activation type displays with which way could do downtown. But on a more limited basis, we also have the 1.5 Miles tracks, which I think will be really cool for professional drivers for drifters for autonomous vehicles, that type of thing, and we do have 87 acres. So it should really allow us to spread out and present a different type of event and it could never replace the auto show. But it does allow us to move forward with something and believe me, we're all No. You have a bunch of car dealers in the room and we want to do something, but But we just couldn't move forward in good conscience with safety in mind to our event, which we had scheduled for downtown. Yeah, totally understand. So, so we won't see displays like we have become accustomed to with the Cars in their individual locations under the bright lights, it'll be a little different from that, won't it? It will be. You know, it's interesting. Many of the manufacturers over the last 5 to 10 years have begun doing more of these shorter term events. I won't call the model shows and they have They have displayed kits that are certainly fire less intricate and sophisticated. Then we see downtown, but they can bring quickly and fairly easily and moved. Still haven't impactful. So we remain optimistic that the manufacturers will say, Hey, this This will be a good chance It's it's not nearly the investment in terms of people and dollar and resource is and we can still show our product off and we can still show some of our moving product in a way Maybe we couldn't before, So there's a real good opportunity to have them come. And we're optimistic that they'll see it as a real positive and want to participate. But the look with a move toward electric vehicles of perfect chance for the automakers to put those on display out there and, you know, show people exactly how they work and how they're functional and how they might be an answer for the future and all the concerns people have so There's there's opportunity here, and it sounds like you've taken them all into consideration and you'll you'll take advantage of that and put it on display. Is there Is there a different name Doug North for the other show this year. Well, this is this is called motor Bella, which is what it was called in. It's you know, it's planning stages. We actually never This will be the first time we've actually held it. But It was originally anticipated to be motor Bella, and it's still motor. Bella and we have a website motor Bella calm that has some of the preliminary information. And, um it will be a different event way still strongly support the idea of auto shows. Um, we believe it's the best place for consumers to be able to see vehicles. But in order to do something in a safe, then and fashion that people would want to attend. We felt like this was the only thing that we could move forward with 2021. We're just hopeful and optimistic about 2022, but too early to talk about that. Yeah, sure Whether tickets will be available Well, will they be for sale, the same as they were at TCF. They will be on. We have parking on site. And I think we have enough parking to accommodate what would be our our capacity for people because we're going to be adhering to the safety protocols. And so I think I think it's going to be a great opportunity and tickets will be on sale and there will be information forthcoming. Motor Bella dot com and it'll tell you how to get on that when they're available. I'll tell you what. When you became chair of the auto show for this year, you could never have anticipated. This is what it would look like. But I congratulate you and Rod Albert some some real forward thinking here to come up with.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:43 min | 9 months ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"Sitting 60 wjr were Detroit comes to talk. The House will begin debating an impeachment resolution against President Trump tomorrow. That's Wednesday boxes Jared Helper and has the latest from Capitol Hill. A vote tonight is expected to approve a resolution put forward by Democrats urging Vice President Mike Pence in the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment. Remove President Trump from office and on likely outcome tomorrow morning debate is expected to begin on a single article of impeachment, accusing President Trump of inciting insurrection. Arguing his words encouraged the violent protest last week at the Capitol. If successful, it would mark the second time the House led by Democrats has impeached President Trump. Most Republicans are expected to oppose the impeachment. Many warnings such action days before President elect Biden takes office will further divide the country. On Capitol Hill. Jered Halpern Fox News, the Michigan State Capitol Commission, voting unanimously the band the open carry inside the state capital. A six member commission runs. The Capitol building got lead legal guidance indicating a ban on firearms was in its authority. But it said nothing about concealed carry weapons, House and Senate Democrats criticizing the commission, urging them to include concealed weapons before the Legislature's first day, which is Wednesday, The commission said a complete ban on firearms would be costly because medical metal detectors Would have to be installed parlor planning to sue Amazon for suspending their platform from Cloud services California Congressman Republican Devin Nunes blasting Amazon and other companies like Apple for batting parlor from their services. He believes it to be a violation of free speech and laws such as the Sherman Antitrust Act. Congressman Nunes telling Fox News that it was the coordinated effort to ban parlor and it's clearly illegal. Clearly the coordination of this effort. Choose to systematically leak something to the to the fake news media before parlor executives even find out and all three of these companies do it virtually in the same hour. That's the definition of racketeering. Amazon banning parlor from their services after the APP was believed to have been used to help coordinate the violence that took place at the Capitol building last week. Michigan adding 508,536 cases and 47 deaths. From Corona virus. This included cases from someday as well as Monday. It will be a different show is the North American International Auto Show moves from downtown Detroit to the M one concourse and Pontiac. Concerns over the crowd covert virus ter of the decision to move the mostly outdoor have moved to the mostly outdoor facility. The new venue is small co chairman Doug North. Was asked if it will still have room for the manufacturers. Absolutely. It would be our desire to have them all there and participating in some way on by many of them already do participate in some of these more, I guess mobility inspired events. This year's North American International Auto Show will run September 21 through the 26th checking our world markets this morning. They are mixed. Today We are looking at China up Nikkei is up. London is down. The Dow Futures are up this hour. WJR World Market Update sponsored by Mother Waddles Car Donation program Donate your card. Another wattles help the poorest of the poor called 313. What ALS for.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:35 min | 9 months ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"The North American International Auto Show is temporarily leaving Detroit and moving up Woodward Avenue to the M one concourse and Pontiac concerns of holding a large event indoors. Push the show officials to move it. Co chair Doug North says while we're, um sad that we can't move forward like we had planned, we are really excited that We have the opportunity to have sort of a bridge event to maybe get us too When we can kind of put this pandemic behind us, and all of us move forward in a way that you know we can all enjoy. The show will be renamed Motor Bella and will run September 21st through the 26th at the mostly outdoor venue of the M one concourse. Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously to ban open carry inside the Capitol. The six member commission, which runs the Capitol building, got legal guidance indicating a ban on firearms was In its authority, but it said nothing about concealed carry weapons. House and Senate Democrats have criticized the commission and urged them to include concealed weapons before the Legislature's first day on Wednesday. Commission says a complete ban on firearms would be costly because metal detectors would have to be installed. Michigan begins paying unemployment checks an extra $300 Today. The supplemental payment brings the maximum weekly check to $662. Social media company parlor is now taking Amazon to court over being dropped by Amazon's Web hosting service boxes. Evan Brown reports Now that Amazon is disallowed parlor to use their Web hosting service is the social media company is suing in response parlor filed their lawsuit. In federal court in Seattle, claiming Amazon is unfairly requiring them to police their users content in ways. Other clients, namely, Twitter are not made. While Amazon says it has specifically to do with calls to violence by parlor users parlors Lawsuit Show's Twitter allowed numerous tweets with calls too. Hang Mike Pence to stay posted. Parlor, says Amazons Move is politically motivated and the anti competitive parlor remains offline. Evan Brown Fox News The function of these houses now scheduled to begin debating an article of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday morning. Fox is Jared Helprin has more from Capitol Hill. House Democrats will force the vote tomorrow on a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence in the Cabinet to remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25th amendment. Early Wednesday morning. House Democratic leaders say debate will begin on an article of impeachment. Group of Democrats introduced an impeachment resolution accusing President Trump of incitement of insurrection. Writing, the president will fully made statements that encouraged lawless action at the Capitol. If the impeachment resolution clears the House A Senate trial is unlikely before President elect Biden takes office next week on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern Fox News Oakland County says it could distribute 17,000 covert shots a week, but they're not getting enough vaccine from the state. Michigan ranks near the bottom of distributing the Corona virus vaccine. Go on. Hospital system says it's updated its servers that were taken off line Friday, Beaumont started taking reservations for covert shots. Usually they receive about 600 online reservations. Last Friday, they got 25,000 Beaumont will start administering covert vaccine shots on Wednesday. On Wall Street. Today, the Dow was down 89, the S and P off 25 can wriggle Ski WJR news back to Mitch Album and to the Michigan Center for Fertility and Women's Health offers the latest infertility care in a warm, caring and supportive environment. Hi I'm Dr Carroll qual check from the Michigan Center for Fertility and Women's Health. If you or someone you know, is looking to lessen the emotional toll of infertility. Please call 5865760431. My gynecologist referred me to Dr Qualtrics. She was so wonderful to me. They're so supportive and so nice and I have a wonderful child. I brought him in to see everybody, And that's how close you become with the staff with locations and Warren like Orient Bloomfield Township in Plymouth. We take pride in our understanding and women's health and continue to uphold the highest standards in quality patient care that I walked in there. It was all about what are we going to do to get you to your goal of being a mom and they never gave up because they knew that I wanted it so badly. They were just wonderful. The goal of being a mom Now that I'm pregnant, I would do it 20 times over calls today and by the 65760431 for online it and my fertility dot com Stay on top of all the things you need to know about.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"On the stock seven sixty W. jail your hearing the Paul W. Smith show news talk seven sixty W. J. R. at the golf of and yesterday we had a chance to spend some time with Scott the rich then Ron Albert's the executive director of the DA DA and the north American international Auto Show came by and and the question came up and the error yesterday we were talking about our for charities the children's center variety to try the children's charity the children's foundation and the original charity of the golf classic to try pal in people say well what do they do with the delay in getting the money that they would usually get in January with the new Auto Show in June of twenty twenty well Doug north of fine listener and they're a fine gentleman is the chairman of the new north American international Auto Show this coming summer but he is leading the effort for the twenty twenty show and they are they got answers they thought of all of these things Douglas so welcome back to the program thank you Paul W. good morning and it's great to be with you and your listeners always very thought about always great to check with you and I should have known you guys would have that aspect of the quote unquote delay of money to the charities you thought of it you've got some answers for us we do we have been in conversation with all of the charities that that are beneficiaries of our event and many of them we've made sort of I guess pull it had decisions on and we provided them with information on timing and within our R. D. eighty eight fund in with the community foundation we've made arrangements to try and make sure that they are able to carry forward with this time delay recognizing that the of that will continue to we hope you can you continue to reimburse that amount of money and it will keep them in good stead for the year it's just gonna be arriving a little later in some cases we've been able to pull a few things for I hope that we help them a little bit because all four of our charities as I mentioned are recipients of the the wonderful work that you guys do and have done for years so we gave me to over a hundred thousand dollars to kinda carrying over just a little bit that's new money for them but I haven't heard from any of these charities in word involved with a lot of them I haven't heard anybody with any fears if you will or form concern they seem to be fine and it must be because you folks were in touch yeah I'll send congratulations on that for what a fantastic event you had and how important that is for the community and what a great start for those folks for the year but yes we're we have betting close contact and then yep we're really excited they're excited about what the potential for this year's show is is you know it's gonna be a bigger event the preview we have both indoor and outdoor space and we're really excited to try and see if we can't even bring more people more young people are to our event and create something even greater and and perhaps up quite a bit different from any of the ones that we've had in the past so we're really excited well and you should be dug north Doug north chairman of the new north American international Auto Show just so you know will be there broadcasting the press previews June ninth through the tenth or ninth and tenth I guess a better way of putting the gallery June six the automobility V. June ninth.

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"doug north" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Think maybe next and once and it might be available at the Gish after we will get will get disco them listed in there for one another they're embracing the disco demolition yeah tried to plug all my books and once a month earlier so Doug north here we're talking about I might talk about life after vending so Doug I know you teach so talk about what you know some I I love the picture I'm there I don't know some I pronounce his name right that was very Kerry Paul small small suit yeah and he became a dental surgeon yes that's correct so talk about all you guys what happens is you know when you get out of this when you don't want to do anymore I can't tell you yeah you've got eight thousand eight thousand over a dozen games right between both parks I probably have see work more baseball games in in the seats they have any person who's ever let you know what we don't we should do I was just up this week I went to the bobblehead hall of fame yeah there should be a vendor's hall of fame well they could be well we talk about that the last section is the legend yeah right when Jones and you'll love the ending and other things to the river characters in the legends and with Dick Allen and the IBM and but mostly villages affecting a veterinarian who we pay everyone remembers or should remember so Paul went on to be a dental surgeon yes and the several others of our the one guy named John John done every Rogers juniors his office is like a cross the street in the air and Serra and he started Ariel investments and he was a cult vendor in you we first met him when I was selling pizza to a when he was ten and that later he became a vendor like he's like that is very rare so how you met some guy named Barack Obama and became as an economic adviser and records streets where bomber gave his you know yes we can then stepped in speech and his coat porters were injured Rogers our office at the Israel dispenser and grocery Doug north and Mike Moore asking from our studio alliance we know we had a stripper a male stripper in our section right what was his name mark good men yeah the whole everyone's got a hostel for few again I will the woman right I think I think vending is one of those unique platforms are opportunities for people to you I guess I started when I was sixteen I I wanted to you work at Wrigley Field be close the cubs but a you know as I as anybody grows up you try to figure out what is it that you want to do with your wife I think it's great with the guys sitting around me it's like you know they were and they are working class men they they did start this and thought this is a career this is what I'm going to do right and unfortunately things have evolved in change and I know a lot of people have said well I don't want to do this the rest of my life my body aches I I just feel like that there's something more that I'm supposed to do and so people reach a certain platform to go in and and do it right they they reach a certain they reach a certain point or the like amber I'm done I'm ready to move on and some people are done for good there there this is something that they did in the past and it's something we can talk about others like myself who who's a teacher or you know an accountant or a city worker of some sort right it's something that's on the side right it is a nice thing to still be connected to Wrigley Field and all that Wrigley Field is and that's what you do about your accountant still count beans by day beers by but for all you guys I mean it's it's it's the people skills you got to have people skills to do what you do one word of what you yeah right yes certainly you have to be a interact with fans I ask everybody well I ask almost everybody for their ID you know they want to be here and there most of the time you know the ninety percent of their so flattered because no other forty fifth so and you do find out their names and you get to talk to receive their ideas you whether you're the bar where they're from and you've you've me makes where contact you and do you strike up a conversation you know because you have no way of really you stuff the poor the beers I think the only part left in the country where the football games that do you still have to pour the beer I do not know that yeah I believe that everyone else they give out the beer cans better really soon why why is that well I don't read the I. going but I think it really there with the they said that they were really close to letting us give off the pier there too but then I think there's a couple instances of I think in this one city with people through the cans of the failed surveyed said no well so we'll stick with this but so we you know we missed in the first ten seconds or twenty six Hwy your party to beer it started to talk something here you know it's very and was just don't do it other guys are all business like and they don't have as much reporter you know personal or in crystal with the fans but if you use about them and talk to them and it makes them then they'll make they'll your met the remember you and bye from me again we're on we're on radio and your your call Mike north radio guy yeah got you kind of suggested as he was a vendor at one time where I'm going with this mark Harmon WGN's Omar common that's right yeah as a vendor now I'm missing somebody what why are all these vendors with capital Kaplan's event was a vendor here yeah they were all vendors they got a radio right I'm gonna be radio guy gets in the van.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"But one of the biggest is that means you're going to cheer the North American International auto show the next year and next year is going to be different completely different. And the man who is going to share it. It's the current president of the DA DA Doug north who is vice chair of the auto show and kind enough to join us at our final day down here at Cobo this morning. Good to see Frank. Thanks for having me. Happy to be here. That's our our absolute pleasure. And we've lucked out a little bit with the weather. We had some cold that a little bit of snow, but for the most part, it's been okay? We sure have and people have come down. Just like they always do through snow, ice rain. You name it. What's the attendance been like, it's really very good? We're just slightly behind last year. But really really in great shape too. Have a great finish this weekend. And at as we finish up. We started thinking ahead to twenty twenty. I'm sure you've done that already. We do. That's that conversation and that thinking has been going on now for several months, so have you settled in and everything is going to look like next year, and what's going to happen. You know, I I can't give you specifics. But I can tell you sorta generally that the one of the biggest changes you're going to see that you've actually seen this year is you're going to see more moving vehicles on the show floor in Cobo. So you'll have more dynamic demonstrations people actually sitting in seats in more of the displays, and then you're going to see fourteen acres outside where you'll have both moving vehicles you'll have sort of brand activation. You'll have a lot more engagement with walking consumers and media people throughout that area. Not to mention that will will potentially have some entertainment as well as maybe a whole set of food options, which maybe we don't have now. In addition to the waterfront and all the other great things that are downtown has to offer. Why just? Just sort of thinking about all the things you can do. And I mean, the sky's the limit. You can have you can have a fishing tournament out there. You can. You can have a golf tournament that you set up for one day you name it the sky's the limit. Literally. It really is. And it's remarkable how many suggestions from members of our community that are invested in our community in a variety of different businesses and interests have come through with suggestions ideas in all with the objective of making this really a can't miss event and not just specifically to see new cars. But to celebrate our heritage and what the auto represents Detroit. So we're really excited about that. It's going to be a big picnic. It is big festival auto festival festival is probably a better word, you write more than a picnic. But I think people understand what I'm saying. It's gonna be it's gonna be much more interactive. With the the ability you go outside is really going to be cool. Indeed. And coming from the grand prix. And being able to park anywhere you could park anywhere along the people mover, you could park anywhere within fifteen minutes or near any of the parks, and you can walk you can walk through Kobo. You can walk through our outdoor area at Hart plaza. You could go walk and then have a meal, you could sit take a stroll along the waterfront, there's so many things that you could do that would integrate really nicely with both the downtown. And what it offers? And then what this festival is going to become have you have you got one thing in mind that you've run by rod Albert's and said, hey, rod, I think this might work and this really going to be cool. It'd be one brainstorm, you know, I can't tell you that we've had one. There's there's been quite a few conversations about about ways that we can maybe enhance even beyond what we originally anticipated. But I will tell you. We did have a kind of a lengthy call last night. And he's traveling today, of course, on behalf of the auto show. We'll be back tomorrow. But. I think that hopefully within the next few months, you're going to hear some really interesting ideas, come out that we hope to see through fruition. I can't mention it now because they're just not concrete. But trust me when I tell you suggestions have been made both from heels of the grand prix taking us through that week to our event at the gallery on Saturday the following weekend. So we're really excited about that potential and. I can't tell you that it's concrete yet. But I there's so many great ideas. It's kinda hard to Wade through them. All we're we're gonna test squeeze a few of those ideas out of Doug, north just give us give us a moment here. Take a break. We'll let him relax let his guard down. And then we're going to hammer them. Deal. I'm ready. All right. Let's take a break. We'll be back with limits. It's all show savings month at Bill Brown, Ford checkout deals question. 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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:59 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"Guy. And because Paul W and the co-chairs Bill. Golly. And Doug north both have all cut the ribbon. Now, we are officially opened for business at twenty nine hundred North American International auto show, the press has left the industry days are over. And now it is time for charity preview. And then we'll open the doors to the public bright and early tomorrow morning. But this is the most dazzling night of the year in Detroit, and we're prepared to bring it all to you live from Cobo sensor, and all of the VIP guests the big three CEO's, but we're gonna talk a little fashion to start things off. I'm joined by a man who is in a beautiful. I don't I would I call that like a claret colored tuck any of the wines, you know, claret burgundy cabernet it's like if you're a fan of red wine. This is a good time to indulge in deeper shades of red fashion wise normally you would only wine if I wore a white shirt on TV back in the day. We're with John John. News, WTI vs style, editor and. So I want to ask you about the color gray. Because we've been hearing a lot about women allowing the silver in grey to emerge and not hiding their they're great tresses. Yes. And actually that's something that we've embraced for many years. But yeah, gray gray and actually young people who are naturally grey. There's a process where you can strip the color out of your hair. It's like you gotta bleach it out really really light. And, you know, actually, mimic natural gray. That's how popular it is. But there are a lot of people like in show business. We saw with lady Gaga at the Globes. Jamie Lee Curtis has always been famous. I saw Bob Bette midler in an interview recently, and she had gray hair. And I've always pictured her as a wild blonde or redhead. So it is it is an era where gray is appreciate it. And rightfully so this is probably is. We know this is the last charity preview we're going to be having during the winter months. So it's kind of a celebration of winter formal fashion, but we also want us to spend the clock ahead. Eighteen months. What do you think the charity preview fashion statements will be for the? June charity preview of twenty twenty. Well, clearly you and I will be wearing shorts because we were kind of famous for our legs. So that would that's a no brainer. But yeah, I mean, you know, warm weather. Formal attire has a much less. Formal feel to it or color fabrics are lighter. You have more options. Certainly the, you know winter climate here is limiting, and I think for women, especially, you know, when you know, you're thinking about, you know, maybe bare shoulders or a slit skirt or, you know, whatever it's it can be drafty. Well, we know that will be the case they haven't closed the back door here. So that was still be a concern here in January, John, thanks so much. Always great to see you here at the charity preview. And I know you'll be on local four and commenting on styles throughout the evening. Phil Knight is hosted of food for thought on WJR Sundays at nine feel good to see you. You know, I'm going to give a quick fashion. You are decked out in a incredible paisley vest with matching tie. Thank you. We did this interview last year, and I'm just running fast to keep up with you. Listen there are stories every year. It's whether I can fit into it. Tell me about food for thought. And as we keep hearing unemployment's lower than it's ever been and that the economy's on a roll and yet for those that can't participate or don't have the opportunity to participate. These are still difficult time. It is difficult times for folks that are have a little bit more money than they do money, and you know, about forty seven percent of the people who come to us are employed. Twenty five percent or children nineteen percent or senior citizens and six percent of homeless. So that's ninety seven percent of the people that we serve across the food Bank network here in Michigan. You raise a very important point. Which is just because someone is employed doesn't mean they aren't under employed. That's exactly right. You know, we'll go all the way back to President Reagan. When he said the best social program is a job. And that's the job that pays a living wage, and while unemployment is low, and we're very appreciative. That's the best to in the anti hunger. Toolbox keeping wages. With the standard of living and being self sufficient spend, a little more difficult. Well, we want to make sure that folks. Tune in Sundays at nine on WJR as is you help walk us through these challenges. But more importantly, the solutions that could right. And this is the charity preview, and this entire state that comes along side of us to help people that are helping themselves is a great honour serve. Thanks so much, Phil..

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

06:50 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"Charity preview the largest single one night charity event. I think it's it's in the universe. Correct. I'm joined by the to co-chair share Bill galling Doug, north, by the way, you look fabulous. Thank you, very violating the dress code in jeans. And I understand that. But we have the perfect face for radio. No, sir. You look at both look dandy. And and and so do the wives who are off to our left here. You also look amazingly fresh. I know this was a transitionary show you pleased with the way that everything came through in terms of media attention. Yes. Absolutely. You know, we had a forty five hundred members of the media here Monday and Tuesday, we had thirty five thousand people here for the industry days. I mean, they just come up very very well. And of course, they're forecasting three to five inches of snow tomorrow. So, but we're Michiganders tough. We know what it's like to get and it's warm and nice here at Cobo center, and the folks in Wayne County, and Oakland County know how to handle this stuff and the timing. I think is going to be actually probably to our advantage when you open the doors. What are the things that is you guys have walked along? And I know you're gonna talk about Ford stuff dot, and you're gonna talk about well, what are the must sees in your mind for for folks that are listening in and and the highlights they want to show their kids. Well, obviously there are seven hundred fifty cars here on the showroom floor show floor and we had thirty vehicle introduction. So those are really big, thanks. But you know, we got the nicest thing the tracks. I mean, we've got great thanks for the cars. They're the stars. We agree. Thanks for the families to virtual reality. The the ranger net thing that the kids can crawl through. Right. Made all the Elsa rope tunnel. The rope tunnel. It's absolutely terrific types of things. And we say we got the cars moving on the floor. Yeah. The cars moving are one of the biggest draws and they've lined up all week both for press days and for industry days. And so that's really going to be a big win the public gets here. And it gives you a different perspective on the vehicle when you actually see it in motion that's spinning on a term turntable. It really does. And you can you'd be amazed at how fascinated people are just watching from the sides vehicles. Go up and down and over these hills around through these little obstacle. So that's really been a fascinating part of the transformation as we look forward to next year. And then I'd be remiss if I didn't say, the new explorer new Mustang would have been five disappointed if if if a Bill hadn't mentioned that the ram heavy duty. Or the award winning ram fifteen hundred I would have been shocked, and of course, the Wrangler being Motor Trend sport utility the air. But do we who's mentioning? That was so subtle. Let me let me quickly ask you. Because the reason that this auto show was placed in January in the first place was to give it a shot in the arm for dealers in our area to what is traditionally a pretty tepid month. So are there things that we can do next January? What do you what do we do next January to make sure that dealers like you get to support and that we keep the sales going? Well, certainly we're going to look to our partners at the factories because they know January and the auto show always gives us a really good lift, but it's their participation that helps support that lift and creating attractive incentives and reasons for consumers to come out of their house in January, and I think we have a great shot at doing that. And I think hopefully, we'll have maybe a little something in January that be a teaser. We we have some ideas of things that we do as well in January that might help out. What does the charity preview look like in June? Don't just tell me shorter skirts because I know that's what. Here tonight. We're we're we're we're well over ten thousand. I mean, we're going to have ten thousand people here tonight terrific. And and obviously in next year. We have the opportunity with with Doug. They have not only the the using the Cobo center floor, but another fourteen acres outside. And so it could be an outdoor event which you could have a concert in the hearts of plaza. Amphitheatre? You can I mean, there's a lot of things you could leverage for that. And I think too we could also potentially have it both indoor and outdoor in. Our hope would be that we could put together a plan at a program that might attract even more people. You know, there's a reason that we're missing some players here. And did they frequently cite cost if you're going to have automakers participating both indoors and outdoors. How do we make sure we're not increasing their costs? And how do we get those costs lower? So that we can get for these automakers back one of the biggest things guy that's gonna change is that right now we have about a six to seven week move in period and next year. It's going to go to three weeks and then in subsequent years, it will drop all the way down to two weeks. So the amount of time spent moving displays and setting up displays is greatly reduced which you'll have a huge impact on cost. In addition. We're going to shorten the show by two single days. The press days will start on Tuesday, the ninth of June, and then it'll conclude on Saturday the twentieth instead of going through that following Sunday. And so it doesn't seem like much. It's one day on the front end. In one day on the back. But when you're talking about staffing, you know, you're you're displays you're having people that are staying in hotel. Yeah. I mean, it's a significant impact. So we really want to improve the value proposition. Give them more options and try and make it a better return on their investment. I don't you have something pretty novel coming up in this year's auto show coming up on Friday, which is the the sensory sensitive. I think that's Sunday morning Sunday morning. I'm sorry. Yeah. What they're not this Sunday morning. But the next day that we close on the twenty seventh the from. I think it is ADM till till noon. They're gonna lower the lights inside the hall here and reduce the music ever for folks that have challenges with both folks that are on the spectrum. And I think it wasn't this a see that was planted by Lieutenant governor Brian Kelly who who has a child on the spectrum. To just try to be mindful of that there are families that the auto show can be actually a frightening experience or troubling experience. I think it will be really neat to see what happens on that day. And hopefully, we'll make it more accessible for a lot of folks. Guys. You look great. Congratulations. On both a great cap to our January auto shows, and what is going to be. I'm sure a great beginning to our June auto shows in eighteen months. Thank you looking forward to it. Very much. Doug, north ready to enjoy themselves the evening, and maybe blow off a little steam after a big week three forty-three on NewsTalk seven sixty WJR. We're talking trucks and Bill will love this with rebuilding..

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"doug north" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on KCRW

"Doug, north will be terminated the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working gonna put this together, and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks that brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increased labor costs a summer show will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here two stories, and they have escalators and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls. If car companies come back organizers trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip to trite because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles. Go Burstein says the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or. Any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars, take BMW, which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's, and even the public to come see all of its cars, so they eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows and want to compare different cars side by side in the long run to try it self could benefit from a summer show because ten dis could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taking a baseball game though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show.

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"doug north" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:47 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And then you can't find your car when you come out at night because it's covered with snow and a bunch of other cars have come in. So I'm extremely happy that it's going to be in the summertime, and it's not just the weather. It's the cost for automakers to display at Detroit. Doug, north will be chairman of the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working under gonna quit this together and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks. The brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increase labor costs a summer shell will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here are two stories have escalators, and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls, if Kirk companies come back organizers trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip Detroit. Because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles go bursting says, the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or. Any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars, take the MW which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's and even to public to come see all of its cars, so they eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows and want to compare different cars side by side in the long run Detroit itself could benefit from a summer show because attendees could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taken a baseball game. Though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show being snowed. In back in the day for NPR news. I'm Tracey Samuelson. This is NPR news. These days people go to great lengths to shed the stress of daily life. There's acupuncture deep tissue assize, meditation yoga. I'm Mary Louise Kelley at all things considered. 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Because of Canada's detention of a senior Chinese executive in December Iran is acknowledging it failed to get a sad. Alight into orbit today the launch occurred, but the satellite did not reach orbit. The Trump administration criticized Tehran ahead of the launch saying it, violates a UN Security Council resolution on ballistic missile capabilities in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleges that launch was part of Iran's missile program. Tehran denies it. Actress comedian and singer Carol Channing has died at the age of ninety seven that word this morning from her publicist. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. I'm Jeremy Hobson role dolls, Charlie. And the chocolate factory was written in the sixties. It's been made famous on film, and now in a touring musical. I think especially in our version, the message is that truth, and kindness and selflessness is what ways we'll talk with the actor playing willy Wonka next time on here. Now. Perrineau.

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"doug north" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Your car when you come out at night because it's covered with snow and a bunch of other cars come in. So I'm extremely happy that it's going to be in the summertime, but it's not just the weather. It's the cost for automakers to display at Detroit. Doug, north will be chairman of the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working that are going to put this together, and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks that brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increase labor costs a summer show will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here to stories have escalators, and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls, if Kirk companies come back organizers trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip to trite because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles go bursting says the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or. Any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars. Take him w which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's, and even the public to come see all of its cars, so they eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows and want to compare different cars side by side in the long run Detroit itself could benefit from a summer show because attendees could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taking a baseball game though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show being snowed. In.

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"doug north" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Your car when you come out at night because it's covered with snow and a bunch of other cars come in. So I'm extremely happy that it's going to be in the summertime, and it's not just the weather. It's the cost for automakers to display at Detroit. Doug, north will be chairman of the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working that are going to put this together, and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks that brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increased labor costs a summer show will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here two stories, and they have escalators and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls. If car companies come back organizers, trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip to trite because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles go bursting says the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or. Any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars, take BMW, which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's, and even the public to come see all of its cars, eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows and want to compare different cars side by side in the long run Detroit itself could benefit from a summer show because attendees could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taking a baseball game though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show being snowed. In back in the day for NPR news. I'm Tracey Samuelson. This is NPR news. Support for WNYC comes from NYU scurvy presenting gets a marathon station of the entire novel. The great Gatsby delivered by a cast of thirteen. Graded by elevator. Repair service. January twenty third through February third NYU screwball dot org. Twenty six degrees. We do a fair skies right now in New York City.

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Officials Hope Date Change Will Drive More Visitors To Detroit Auto Show

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03:15 min | 2 years ago

Officials Hope Date Change Will Drive More Visitors To Detroit Auto Show

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from a sauna Asana is work management software to help teams organize everything they do. So they can focus on the work. That matters most dry us on free for thirty days. Get started at a Asana dot com slash NPR. So it is the start of the thirtieth annual North American International auto show in Detroit. It is also the last time that show will be held in January. But once can't miss a vent is moving to the summer next year in hopes of regaining some of its lost glory. Here's Michigan radio. Tracey samuelson. The North American International auto show used to be a really big deal drawing almost every automaker big or small, but in recent years, it's often been snubbed especially by luxury car companies choosing to display in L A or the consumer electronic show in Vegas. Instead, it's tempting to blame the weather and Detroit and January dark depressing. Clouds, often, hide the sun, the cold his finger numbing and snowstorms can be. Just around the corner. The Monday of the auto show press days was always one of the worst days of my life. That's Tom Krisher. He's a veteran auto beat reporter for the Associated Press. He's driven to Detroit through black ice snowdrifts. And then you can't find your car when you come out at night because it's covered with snow and a bunch of other cars come in. So I'm extremely happy that it's going to be in the summertime, but it's not just the weather. It's the cost for automakers to display Detroit. Doug, north will be chairman of the twenty twenty show today. He's on the show floor watching preparations. What you see right now is by fifteen hundred workers that are working going to put this together, and then seventeen hundred semi trailer trucks that brought Whitman north says delays and overtime from Christmas and New Year's increased labor costs a summer show will cost a lot less automakers can also expand their displays outside many of these displays out here. Two stories have escalators, and they have vehicles hanging on the side of walls, car companies come back organizers trust media will to media attendance was about half, its usual number this year auto journalist, Laura Burstein was among those who decided to skip Detroit. Because of what we consider to be kind of a dearth of news as far as new vehicles go bursting says, the trend isn't encouraging for Detroit or any auto show for that matter. Car companies are finding cheaper more exclusive ways to create buzz for new cars, take the m w which rented an airplane hangar a few years back. So then over several days, they invited dealers media VIP's and even to public to come see all of its cars, so they eventually had a captive audience immersed in a single brand for as long as they wanted to stay instead of having to worry about what's the other guy doing across the aisle on the other hand, many consumers still like car shows. And want to compare different cars side by side in the long run Detroit itself could benefit from a summer show because attendees could also check out that hip new restaurant downtown or taking a baseball game though. I'm going to bet the old timers will still swap stories about the show being snowed. In back in the day for NPR news. I'm Tracey Samuelson.

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"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on WJR 760

"Left in the year. Kitchen everyday county. Each day is a gift we are Richard going to be talking a little later this morning with rod which I think eight oh seven or so he is the magnificent to executive director of the Detroit auto Dealers Association and the North American International auto show. He has some information on the gallery, which is tomorrow and the drive home. And then of course, come Monday this very program. We'll be broadcasting live from the auto show the press days Monday and Tuesday, the industry preview days Wednesday and Thursday. And I think we've added guy Gordon to the mix as well in the in the afternoon from three till five if I'm not mistaken, and then then on public days the week after will be there each day, and maybe guy will still be there guy guy in Frankel be there when the public days open up after this coming Friday. Today's big charity preview. We'll have a special broadcast as we always do and six till eight or so guy will start that program off while I'm on stage handling the emcee duties for the ribbon cutting that I'll make my way over and takeover by six thirty. And then we're off to the races with lots of people stopping by. But as I mentioned the gallery is tomorrow at the MGM grand press preview days Monday, Tuesday, January fourteenth fifteenth automobile lead the autumn ability is Monday through Thursday, January fourteenth year, the seventeenth industry preview Wednesday and Thursday. January sixteenth seventeenth charity preview. Friday, January eighteenth the public show Saturday through Sunday. Let's see January nineteen th through the twenty seven. But what I'm trying to get to is. How different things will be now. First of all, this is a kind of a melancholic bittersweet. And yet exciting time it is the last. Cold weather, first of the year, North American International auto show is we all know in twenty twenty it will be in June. So there's there's kind of that, you know, the other thing dick that's making this a wildly different auto show and every auto show around the world starting now. Because we started off I in January at least this time around the last time in the cold weather months in the first of the year. Two of the biggest superstars ever will not be an attendance to any of these auto shows. Oh. Our dear friend dearly departed, Sergio Marchi Yone of FCA. There wasn't a moment that he would come over to be on my show at a stand anywhere in the world. There wasn't a group of media people following him. It's like he had an entourage. He was a superstar. He was a rockstar. And he will be sorely missed for the first time since he came on the scene. He will not be there and the other rockstar who we all had put on a pedestal was at the top of everything. Also will not be there because he is in prison Carlos going to bigger than life personalities. That will be missing from every auto show this year. And that's pretty incredible. Yes. It is. There's a third one floating out there. I don't think he's ever shown up at the Detroit auto show, and that is on musk. You did that just to upset me. Didn't know he's he's a star in the auto industry the rest of the industry fawns over this guy. He does well with the industry press that is the industry media. He does. Well with rockets, I'll give them that. Well, the chairman Bill galling the vice chairman Doug north all set ready to go. And as I mentioned right Albert's will be joining us to this morning right after the eight o'clock news, the executive director of the Detroit auto Dealers Association, D A and the North American International auto show in lots to talk about there. He is a rod by the way being featured at the executive club division at the beautiful award winning number one city club in the country, the Detroit athletic club is run by Ted galeria and a great team there. Rod will be there this morning addressing the masses. If you will. So we're looking forward to seeing rod. At that. At about eleven thirty this morning at the end in honor of all of this auto show talk..

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"doug north" Discussed on EconTalk

EconTalk

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on EconTalk

"If I loaned it out or rent it out, then they'll be even more people who have a bunch of tools because they like them because they can rent them out in cheer them out reducing the cost to them of possessing it. Yep. So people. Going to specialize. Some people are going to be owners. Some people are going to be borrowers sharers, and it doesn't even it doesn't have to follow the contours of what we now think of as market exchanges. So we'd go. Well, when I was younger I had a role which was to never lend out any of my books, and the reason I never let them out is. I noticed how often they didn't come back and even with good friends. And it wasn't just an empirical observation I made that when I tended to lend out a book to things happen. I forgot who I went into and they forgot that they had parted. So I never saw them again. And I think about a book I wanted to read or look at or leaf through and look for it. And I get really frustrated because it could find it. Oh, yeah. I probably lent it to somebody and one way people solve that is they put their names in their books, and they treat it like they put a little card in there. They create some system. That's a big transaction cost, by the way. I never got to. And eventually, I changed. My I did a one eighty lent out all my books now. And I assume I'm not getting them back. And when I went out a book, I just go buy it again. And if I if I care about there are few books, I've lent out. I don't care about. And I'm happy to see them reduced by storage costs. But often I love them. And so I am lending them. I'm telling you, this is a great book, you should read it. Now that was a wonderful thing that I can give that away, and I can get a book, you know, I can get on get us copy for under ten dollars off of any any almost any book. And so now to me that just a love that gift aspect of of book lending, and it's made my that decisions really helped me but with a power tool. It's not such an easy, right? Right. Of course, by the way, I have tools in my house right now that I'm pretty sure came from handy, handyman and contractors who just left him here. I have I have a really nice drill. I don't know. Who's it is dead? I it's a shame embarrassed. I didn't notice it for three years all of a sudden in my basement, and I see what that is. It's not mine. I don't know what to do about it Caisley fairly regular handyman. I'll say is this yours. Some takes it says. Now, it's not mine. Anyway. So of course, he asked about -ticipant questions. My question about the drill is why don't we have that already? And I want you to talk about the different kinds of transaction costs. And how that creates a set of limits on potentially. What can be shared? What can't be what is likely to be shared because it doesn't work ecconomic -ly? It'll take a little while to kind of get to the basics of the answer. And then we can circle back. So I think you've probably heard this story, but it is worth repeating because it was a big event in my life. When I was in graduate school. One of my dissertation advisors was Douglas north. And my dissertation defense in nineteen Eighty-four. Doug, esta question, and your dissertation defense is pretty scary. Because you know, if you don't pass that would be terrible. So I was worried, and I did what economists do when they have a question the answer to which they don't know. I went to the board and started drawing questions finally after about two excruciating minutes of silence. Doug, north raised his hand. And he said in a voice that you might use to address of not very bright. But will love child Michael the answers connection costs. The only answer. I was looking for was transaction costs. And I later realized that it didn't matter what the question was for Doug north the answer. Transaction goes the GM to every question. But then it took more years after that for me to realize that he was absolutely right..

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"doug north" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"doug north" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"To that happens it's not gonna be it's not gonna patties right you gotta pick good candidates doug north room connor lamb great candidates but blue dog democrats don't exist anymore and i was surprised the party went that direction the party is being pushed far to the left of the progressives if they continue to look for good candidates that fit the districts it's going to be much closer question because earlier today john casick who has certainly been critical of president trump and the republican party he said the party left him he says that democrats are not out there presenting an alternative agenda they're just sitting back and letting republicans explode and hoping for the best do you understand why people think that while i mean i think that one a lot of the attention is focused on the latest chaos crisis in confusion that comes from sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue that takes a lot of air out there in the country in the universe but at the end of the day we've rolled out for the last several months of better deal economic agenda focused on better jobs better wages and benefits for the american people if we are given the opportunity to govern we're going to strengthen the affordable care act keep what works adjust and fix what doesn't we're going to dramatically work to lower the cost of prescription drugs we're going to invest one trillion dollars in infrastructure which would create sixteen million good paying jobs we're going to strengthen social security and medicare these all things by the way that kana lamb and doug jones successfully ran on and we've got candidates all across the country great women great veterans great nurses great doctors who fit their districts we're going to be successful jaffrey's here saying this but to be completely candid we have trouble booking democrats not not congressman jeffries great but we have trouble booking democrats a lot especially democratic senators and i i have been told one of the reasons is when your enemy enemies blowing himself up get out of the way and that's a lot of democrats obviously you accepted think look there's a lot of trips to it there's a lot of blowing up gone on and at one hundred pennsylvania avenue we've got the russian investigation we've got michael cohen being investigated criminally we've got.

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