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"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"This is our episode six or six broadcasts. That were preparing right now. And i'm greg walsea executive director of the hamtramck historical museum and with me. Is joe shoot. Hello everyone how you doing. Joe is the chairman of the board of the friends of historical hamtramck which owns and operates the museum. And he's also the producer of the show and we have a special guest today. I'm really glad to have rebecca been. Oh savage here with us and rebecca hampshire resident. She's also a historian a preservationists and author and really knowledgeable person about all kinds of areas related to traffic in detroit. So we're gonna talk a little bit first about back at the book. Art detroit okay and you can once you get a little overview of it. Okay well the important thing to know. Is that correct. Brought this book project to me. So that When when my nonprofit group detroit area art deco society but together a slide presentation about the art deco architecture in the detroit metro area. It was something..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"And then the podcast hamtramck historical museum which we do in cooperation podcast detroit. I'm greg kurowski. The executive director of the hamtramck historical museum. And i'm here with joe. Course you joe hello hello. Has everyone doing today. Joe is the chairman of the board of the friends of historical half the organization that owns and operates the hamtramck historical museum today..
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"I've noticed that my where. I where i live moran streets that you you see the interaction of the community an often you'll have families. One family occupies one house and their kids are next door or street. And i've had people come to me asking some repairs to my house. If i was selling the house because i want to bring my family in here so you have those kind of connections chain migration. Exactly exactly no. It's not the way it was painted. And you know it's also. I find that it gives the city a lot of light talapity. This is an old town and a lot of ways but it seems to have a continuing strength. That goes on no matter. What we've this city has had more diversity than i can imagine we've seen so much over the years and yet and always manages the comes through. We always managed to overcome whatever challenges like the dodge main closing. Which was people. Don't remember how bad that really really really was. That was when we were on the edge of actually you know wondering if we were going to even have a future and somehow we came through and we continue to that. We're actually a growing city. I think that hamtramck takes kind of pride in that as well. Yeah you know we're scrappy and we're you know we don't give up. No that's actually the exact phrase that i use that they can last podcasts scrappy city. Which i think it's very true. I mean no matter what we go through. You know any everything. We've gone through and the history of the city you know we've we've come out on the other side you know maybe a little bit bruised and battered. But you know we're always we're always on the other side so no matter. I mean even you know even if we're do go through something major you know sort of financial situation or or anything along that line. It's like well we'll find our way you know we're like we're scrappy. Were tough we'll get through it so survive and we do so so you move. I wanted to tell the story of the first time ever heard of him training. Because i did not know about him traffic. You know growing up or anything like that but you know you mentioned to me. The.
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Had great respect for him. Sent colonel hamtramck and general wayne to detroit to remove the british from detroit. The british had stayed in detroit after the revolution they refused to leave. And the young american army and government was not strong enough to force them to leave. But at this point President washington was worried that the british were going to try and create another revolution in america in the united states. Yet you yes i did. I don't wanna touch. Id you're talking about about general washington president washington at the time and colonel traffic actually at the burton historical collection down at the detroit library down by wayne state they have actual letters from colonel hamtramck to president washington and i believe they also have some from president washington to colonel hamtramck as well also just kind of wanted to let people know. If you're interested you could actually go down and see some of these handwritten letters. You have to wear the the white gloves. But it's kind of a cool experience to hold it in your hands is really and there's a little sidebar to the all. This item we have in. The museum is from seventeen ninety three and it's a newspaper. Genuine newspaper and newspaper has the story about actions of colonel hamtramck at that time so the the actual newspaper is in our archives of storage safely. We have a copy though of it that is on the split in anybody can come and see and actually read that newspaper. And still to digress a little bit the idea that you can hold some of these things and look at them and realize that somebody else was holding this in their hands hundred years ago two hundred years ago and it meant something special to them. You make the connection with history and that's one of the things we like to promote here at the museum. I'm getting a little plug in for us. Now that we get people to come down here come on down down. it's free. You could actually see this for yourself. And there are not many many artifacts from a colonel hamtramck though because Well let me let me. Backtrack is getting a little handle myself here..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"When i was when i was doing some work for ya and told me what to do so somehow we managed to figure it out we do sign language and we learn that we get the job done. Yeah that's that's the beautiful beautiful thing about the city is that you don't have to speak the same language as somebody else to kind of understand what they're talking about you know or even if even if they do speak broken english you know like growing up in hamtramck. I always tell people who are who are from the city who listen to someone who who speaks broken english there. How do you understand them. It's like well growing up at ham traffic. There are so many people who don't speak the greatest english and you're kind of a skill you acquire of just trying to figure out exactly what they're saying. I enjoy it. I enjoy learning from other people at dial learning about their cultures especially food so teaches you about people in a way to that you can communicate. You would understand somebody even if they're from a different country and don't speak your language and have different customs when you get underneath all of that you find that they are people and people are just people so we're gonna meet a lot of those as we go forward on this journey into the past here too so We we can. I guess we could plunge into starting in through it now and we'll pick it up again in the next episode of this series but and so i i don't want this to be entirely a lesson in history though i'd like to get comments from people. You could comment to us and express your opinion. Either on facebook and instagram degraded questions or or ideas. For i show is that you think would be cool or guests recommend you know. Ask questions and were more than open to anything absolutely and We like to keep it upbeat and friendly to and everybody gets along so keep that in..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Executive director of the hampshire historical museum and with me is joe shooed. Who is the chairman of the board of the friends of historical traumatic. Hello everybody how you doing today. Well it's a we're gonna do something a little bit different today. We're going to start. A series of programs is going to be an intimate series though. It's not going to run one episode. After 'cause we intend for it to be fairly extensive and fairly Deeply penetrating into the topic and our topic is is. How did we get here. that's the name of the series. And how did chaffee come what it is today. Hamtramck a long very tortuous history and spending ways in some ways. It's wonderful in some ways. It's really disastrous. We wanna look at all the angles of it that have shaped the history is shaped a city from its very earliest days to be what it is today. It's a fascinating trip. It's going to be a fascinating trip because there's so many ins and outs to it. Some of them are very good. It's very positive. Some of them are deeply disturbing But it's a really. It's you couldn't write a movie like the scripts of the history of this city and it's just there's so many characters that we're going to encounter as we go on this journey and so many things that happened to them things are just gonna shake your head and say i don't believe that and you're gonna mean that it's like i can't believe they were that crazy. Are you going to say i surprised. There were so wonderfully wise. What they did. And you're gonna find the whole assortment of characters. And joe tell us a little bit about your history with hamtramck. Though my history. I was born in detroit but raised at him traffic. I forgive myself. But yeah no i. I grew up here my parent- my mom grew up at him. She grew up a little bit all over the place but she mainly lifted hamtramck. My dad grew up in the poll town. Area lived here for the past thirty three years of my life. Yeah i i love it Going to school here was was an experience. Like no other I grew up with so many different people such a diverse divers diversity. I had bangladeshi friends and yemeni friends and albanian friends and bosnian friends and chinese friends. People are people from all over the world who who came. Who came here. And i think there's really no other place like it personally. I think the only other close comparison of another place. That i've been is new orleans which is another another melting pot but yeah i guess that's sort of wider orleans. It feels like home to me because of the diversity. But i'm a i've lived here for thirty three years and i really don't see myself wanting to live anywhere else. Although who knows eventually but traffic will always be home.
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Shoot who chairman of the board of the friends of historical hamtramck which owns and operates. The museum joa hello hello. How's everyone doing today. Yeah great to be here. We have a special guest today. Joe hamtramck mayor here in my ask is here with us today. We're going to go over some of her experiences. And in coming to hamtramck. Because i will see every so often we get somebody who comes into the museum and ask if you hearing my is related. Arthur who was saint. I say new. She is not so tell us. Where are you from originally from chicago born on the south side of chicago and then back of the yards and then i grew up basically in inner ring. Suburb of chicago How did you end up over here. Well i came to michigan to go to grad school at u. of m. entered the phd program in american culture and are studying immigration ethnicity with a special focus on polish americans. So i moved. I didn't live in ann. Arbor on i lived in detroit on the in hamtramck kites right. Ohio By i'm.
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"Surprise i well. I was surprised that i coming into it. Because i sort of have that audacity where. I think that i'm interested in the story. So i thought that people would want to share their stories and want to be interviewed it. I think i took it. Because i was so new at interviewing people. Some people like you know. Pulitzer prize winning photographers and things like that did not want much to do with me. Because i'm just this little new newbie. So but they were all very nice and and that was to me. It was kind of like wait a second. I began just back up a little bit. You know you can't expect people to want to share with you all the time you know but on but you know terror yamasaki. I went to his house. I hit. He invited me into his house up. North and i had. He gave me coffee and we talked. He told me beautiful stories about his father and but he didn't want me to interview him but we could have talked all day. It was a flowing conversation. But i was. That was the stuff. I was surprised that they could talk to me all day. But they wouldn't want me to interview them. So i needed to build up more trust because they were out there so much already and i totally get that you know you're so exposed sort of want control over some things put out there. You know what i mean so f- got it. It's okay it's still cool. Is this your first book. I self published one of my novels. But i've been publishing articles poetry short stories. Things like bath for about six seven years now. So this is your first venture at the history living history my first book of nonfiction and i have come full circle because i was a history major wrong so to be in the archives again and now i'm writing articles for metro mode for historical historic preservation and And that i'm in the archives. The it's awesome the actually using my degree. You know well you struck a very good balance though. That's what's really kind of struck me with the book to 'cause there's a lot of facts and figures in there but you're not overwhelmed by them. This is that human side of the story is what really really shines through an makes this book standout. It's a very very well done So is that encourage you to try some more on this topic..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"And there are a few descriptions of him being somewhat of comical figure it was said in the lieutenant comical riding his horse but he was very well respected now very well respected soldier and was did a very very good job so When he after he died detroit started to grow more and more settlers came into the hamtramck township and all through the nineteenth century. The settlers all detroit study growing and Starting in next thing hamtramck township bit by bit by bit. The sanitation would actually continue on Long even after the city of hamtramck was formed that we're going to get to that in a bit too because that gets really kind of complicated we city in concert a village and a part some of those coexisting at the same time so we mentioned the the kind of township village city complication with that. We recently just looking at school board minutes from eighteen ninety eight and we were a little confused as to whether it was for the township of hamtramck or whether it was for the village of him traffic which we ended up figuring out that it was part of the village which was district aid at that point for four hamtramck township. So yeah it's kind of an interesting an interesting thing. And i'm sure at the at certain points. People probably got confused. You know whether whether they were living in the village or township burger that sort of thing yup absolutely so and there are a lot of What we call mysteries associated to that to research things that we have not been able to get specific answers to like how the borders hamtramck village were determined. We still don't know that we're still looking into that. And unfortunately a lot of records We'd never destroyed. Are they're gone. We can't even locate a lot of them but we did come across a lot of a lot of good information as well too so but i should probably let the people know that a lot of the files that you found from a.
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"That shows you to look at you know the different aspects of the things that we have in hamtramck the that we can explore as we go forward because this is all part of hamtramck is history One thing i i like to stress is that over the years Hamtramck has not done a good job of preserving its history infected there was a longtime time movement To berry have traffic history. That went on for the after the period of prohibition and when there was so much corruption in the city and nobody wanted to talk about it. And you couldn't even get information about the old days in hamtramck. And i was once when i worked for the citizen newspaper was going to do a series on the history of hamtramck and i was very much discouraged by the people in the city officials at that time. Who said we really don't wanna go back then. Revisit that and it was unfortunate because history is history. It is what it is and there were a lot of great stories there and not all of whom were bad. There were a lot of great people who came from traffic over the years. People like maurice worth the great educator and we had a lot of great great actors actresses who came out of hamtramck and Entertainers and scientists all kinds of people here. Athletes athletes wonderful athletes. That's fabulous ones and and we still. I'm sure are producing them now. You know you haven't. They just have to get into it. Age a little bit forward. Yeah actually you mentioning the great athletes right now. The i believe it was the cosmos boys and girls team basketball team is actually just beat river rouge who i believe is third in the state. Their basketball team is third in the state. so that goes to show you the athletes. We have here now and there's a lot of other things going on in town. That people aren't aware we're we're working on projects with others of the groups To do some of restoring something at the pyrke and to Put a special monument at the park for colonel hamtramck traumatic..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"But at this point President washington was worried that the british were going to try and create another revolution in america in the united states. Joe yes. I did kinda wanna touch. Id you're talking about about general washington aero president washington at the time and colonel traffic actually at the burton historical collection down at the detroit library down wayne state they have actual letters from colonel hamtramck to president washington and i believe they also have some from president washington to colonel hamtramck as well so just kinda wanted to let people know. If you're interested you could actually go down and see some of these handwritten letters you have to wear the the white gloves and all. But it's kind of a cool experience to hold that in. Your hands is really fast. And there's a little sidebar to the oldest item we have in. The museum is from seventeen ninety three and it's a newspaper genuine newspaper And newspaper has the story about the actions of colonel hamtramck at that time so the the actual newspaper is in our archives of storage safely. We have a copy though of it that is on display and anybody could come and see and actually read that newspaper. And still to digress a little bit the idea that you can hold some of these things and look at them and realize that somebody else was holding this in their hands hundred years ago two hundred years ago and it meant something special to them. You make the connection with history and that's one of the things we'd like to promote here at the museum. I'm getting a little plug in for us. Now we get people to come down here come on down down. it's free. You could actually see some of this for yourself. And there are not many many artifacts from a colonel hamtramck though because Well let me let me. Backtrack is getting a little ahead of myself here. But anyways colonel. Hamtramck and general wayne james to detroit and seventeen. Ninety-six forced to british out and the americans took over detroit. Colonel hamtramck built a little log cabin on the detroit river on the riverbank. Overlay bella close to belle and In seventeen ninety eight the first hamtramck township was created and it was named out of after colonel. Have traffic out of And respect for what he had done for this area and the original hamtramck township stretch from the detroit river to baseline base. Line is eight mile road. Although in western wayne county you can still find areas where it is called baseline yet and That did from woodward avenue. All the way through the gross points to lake saint clair. That whole area was traffic. Township detroit was a small city right next to the township But it was a very rural area. All everything in colonel have challenged these were pretty much down by the river. Front and jefferson avenue was dean road there and there was not a of rounded as well to it was pretty much wilderness..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Joey who i pulled it summer. Yeah yeah you're bosnian lady neighbor. She's i call her the general because she wants everything done her way. She doesn't speak doesn't speak english. Points tells you what to do. But she's great. She's awesome cheese. When i was doing some work for ya and told me what to do. So yeah somehow we managed to figure it out. We do sign language and we learn that we get the job done. Yeah that's that's the beautiful. The beautiful thing about the city is that you don't have to speak the same language as somebody else to kind of understand what they're talking about you know or even if even if they do speak broken english you know like growing up in hamtramck. I always tell people who are from the city who listen to someone who who speaks broken english there. How do you understand them. It's like well growing up at ham traffic. There are so many people who don't speak the greatest english and you. It's kind of a skill you acquire of just trying to figure out exactly what they're saying. Is i enjoy it. I enjoy learning from other people and die learning about their cultures especially food so teaches you about people in a way to that you can communicate you. Hang to understand somebody even if they're from a different country and don't speak your language and different customs when you get underneath all of that you find at the our people and people are are just people so we're gonna meet a lotta those as we go forward on this journey into the past here too so We we can. I guess we could plunge into starting in through it now and we'll pick it up again in the next episode of the series. But it's i don't want this to be entirely a lesson in history though i'd like to get comments from people. You could comment to us and express your opinion either on facebook and instagram degraded questions or or ideas..
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Welcome to hamtramck now and then you podcast to the hammock historical museum. I'm greg kurowski. The executive director of the museum and with us today as jell cashew to is the chairman of the board of the friends of historic hamtramck which owns and operates the museum and today we have a special guest with us. It's free aunt her chin ski. Who is the author of the new book. Detroit's loss poll town and to subtitle little neighborhood that touched a nation. It's a fascinating story and brand also little hall. You would attracted you to this topic in the first place. How First of all. Thanks for having me. New nurse podcast. This is awesome. I you know. I went down with my husband to a estate sale in Indian village and it's in. The story is kind of in the prologue. But i was really drawn to the stained glass window and i felt like i couldn't leave the state sal without buying this window. I don't know what it was like an other worldly poll to this window and what really drew me was The middle part of it said god build a his holy temple and it was just beautiful stained glass very old and so i went ahead and bought it and when i took it to a stained glass curator guy that would help me restore it. He well they told me when i bought it from poll town church and i didn't know what poll town was right and so when i took it a saint glass guy. He's like you gotta figure out what churches came from because that would just be interesting. You know he takes stink. Lhasa churches all the time at detroit for him. That would be a really cool thing. And so I went home. And i just became obsessed with this story. I was up till midnight looking at pictures and going through the internet and Kept seeing all of the photographs of protests and just it was just it just took swept me up and it started to transform me and a just was caught up in it and so i was determined the next day to go and get a book called Poll paul town community trade and so the library had it my library in rochester and the same day. When i woke up the record came which is our piscopo. Newsletter occupational diocese michigan and. I go to the church. So i get this record. Every it's like a quarterly thing. And i usually don't really read it. I pick it up and maybe glance at a couple things and but this time i opened it up in there as they There is a story about a woman who had passed away and When i went to go pick up the book about whole town it was the same woman who had died. It just seemed to so there were a lot of different coincidences. And i just was pulled to it for the passion out of my heart actually at the bad junction And i don't think it's a very emotional story for one thing and you know. This is a very powerful story poll town. Of course the neighborhood that was demolished to make way for general motors plant in detroit and hamtramck back in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and it displaced was something like fourteen hundred homes and several churches and.
"hamtramck" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"The podcast of the hamtramck historical museum. This program is being done in cooperation with podcast. Detroit and is the first of a series and ongoing series that we're going to be doing from now on on a weekly basis From the heavy traffic historical museum to talk about hamtramck and the history have traffic and the events that shaped hamtramck. And where we're going for the future and a lot of things in between two. I'm here with joe cole shoot. Who is the chairman of the board of the hamtramck of of historical hamtramck. And joe. Give me your impressions of where do you think we're going with this. Thanks greg i feel that this podcast or my outlook on it. Anyway the i wanna get from it is to gather oral histories and just stories and people's opinions and to hope to to reach a wider audience. And that's kind of where. I see it going and you know i hope people will check us out and i hope that that we can gather gather information. We don't have trauma has got a history. It's really really amazing. And the more you study at the more you find many many fascinating things. We're going to be exploring that and the weeks and months ahead as we go forward and we're also going to have a variety of guests that different all wide range of perspectives to the city. And all of this aspects to I kind of feel like we're standing in front of a big wide open empty field. That's going to be growing things as we go forward into into the season and see all the different areas that we can explore where our plans are to have a writers To have photographers to have people who are experts in certain areas like transportation and All historical preservation all variety of things. Joe joe and i have been going through all this potential guests and one of the things immediately found is that we've got a huge resource in front of us. There's so many talented people in the city. So many people who are involved in so many different things that It's just you know it's almost mind boggling. How much we can explore on this on this program and as we move forward that we are going at some point they get into the video aspect of it joy that you probably know more about that than i do. Yeah yeah Well once once we get get stuff off the ground we would like to get video going so when we do have guests on that that need to show photos or or know things of that nature..
GM is working on an all-electric work van to build at Detroit-Hamtramck plant
"General Motors is planning to make an electric van designed to be used by United parcel service Amazon and other businesses Reuters says GM is not confirming the new model so far electric car company Tesla is not producing delivery vans GM's van has been code named the B. V. one GM is expected to start production late next year building it along with electric trucks at GM's Detroit Hamtramck plant Ford is planning to build an electric version of its
U.S. Incomes, Spending Rose in January
"Americans pulled back on their spending in January a sign the economy was growing modestly before the threat of coronavirus or rose consumer spending increased point two percent last month incomes increased point six percent fifteen hundred workers will lose their jobs at the fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Windsor production of mini vans is being reduced workers at the GM Detroit Hamtramck plant are now on lay off that factory is being retooled to produce electric
The Story of My 1969 Dodge Charger RT SE
"Story of my nineteen. sixty-nine Charger Artie S. C.. Four forty four speed. I found an ad in the newspaper. classifieds twenty three years ago for a nineteen sixty-nine charger for forty for sale. Seventy two hundred no weather info. This is when people took out ads in the weekly newspaper. classifieds there was not much internet traffic at the time in regards to Carcelle. Usually you had to find these in the newspaper or wait for the local auto trader. Come out I contacted. The person in spoke with his wife. She stated her husband could drive the car to work the following day so that I could come and look at it unbeknownst. unbeknownst to me he worked at the Flint stamping plant in Flint Michigan. I drove up to see the car. The following day it was parked in the flint stamping plant assembly yard. Somewhat rough area in here sits the sixty nine charter. After walking up to the car it was obvious it was more than a plane charger. There was RT badges on the grill rear of the car. I also noticed SC Z.. Badges on the sale panel looking inside the window there was a large pistol grip. Gun handle shifter sticking out of the council knock correct for the year but exciting nonetheless. There was mud all over the car from the person driving it to work that day. I open the hood in decoded. The data plate car was rt se. Four forty four speed Dana in a car made in hamtramck excess VIN originally a triple green stripe delete car now triple black. Paint was decent. No Rust or rot whatsoever. I I contacted the seller went to his house. The following day and purchase the car on the spot was also given extra seats exercise glass and miscellaneous parts that my wife wondered why we needed. Ll took the car to a local used car. Lot the following week to get appraised this used car dealer used to sell old muscle cars. He walked around the car and noticed a few things about that look familiar. He went into his office and came out with a picture which was about five years old at the time of my car that I just purchased. He states that he brought the car back from California to in Michigan and was the person who sold it to the gentleman that I bought it from. He actually gave me that older picture of the car. Since that time I've replaced the motor transmission and the usual parts. It's in pieces for the car. Currently has four ninety six muscle motor stroke or with solid Cam. It'll brock aluminum heads ten and a half to one compression pump gas. I have a picture of my my son who was two years old at the time poking his head out the window. He is now twenty six and he drives the car regularly and also helps me work on the car. I enclosed a picture of my son when he was as little as a video of him now. Driving it twenty four years later I'm in the seventy challenger as we went for a cruise. Thank you for your podcast. Great Info you provide and will continue to listen Doug Doug Doug thanks for sending in your story what a deal seventy two hundred dollars for an original sixty nine nine. RT as he four forty four speed car that is cool Although it is no longer the original triple green which. I'm actually a a fan of that color combination. It is very cool that it is now triple black I'm not mad at black. I think black is a great color especially for a charger. And it's good that you still have the original fender tag. That's always good for documentation purposes. And it's awesome that your son has been with the car since he was young. That is very very cool to. I always say that. It's great getting kids involved when they're young with these cars because it's something that they will take with them for the rest of their lives and it's Cooler Hulu let him drive. It sounds like a little bit of a monster with a four ninety. Six big block stroke over. That's cool and the nice thing about a car. That Eh was already modified when you got it or that was not necessarily one hundred percent original stock. You know what I mean. I sometimes like those cars because it allows you to make it your own and to modify it to be the car you want it to be and not necessarily what the factory wanted it to be so. It's not always a bad thing when cars are built off of the fender tag as far whereas you know when it's triple green car and somebody goes you know what I hate that color combination. I'm a do triple black. So that's cool. I don't have a problem problem with that. You know what I mean especially if your whole purpose is to enjoy the car and you're not looking at it as a long term investment for originality because has that's out the window you know so with a car like this you can do what you want to it because it specialty you and you're not concerned about the end value. That's always cool thing. So you know very cool charger. I like the pictures and I liked the video a lot really fun and Dan. It's good to see that your kid is driving the car a lot and he's enjoying it
Project Car of the Week: 1970 Dodge Challenger RT
"It's time to get into one of my favorite segments of the show and that's project car the week. This week's project car is expensive but it is very he cool. Let me just read the Vin number for you and let's see if you can figure it out J. asked twenty three zero B. Two zero four three is zero four. So what do we have J. Twenty-three Dodge Challenger. RT The that's a four forty six pack zero zero. That's one thousand nine hundred seventy and be. That just says that it's birthplace was the Hamtramck Michigan Assembly plant. That's pretty cool. It's easy to orange. This car has a blackout hood. Treatment Bumblebee Stripe the chrome sport. Muir it still has the you know the chrome fender trim. It's sitting on the rally wheels on old goodyear. GT's or maybe they're gonNA get your St's this thing is sitting pretty much on some the property. It looks like a Horse ranch in southern California and this is just one of those car. It's like the quintessential field find. Couldn't you know what I mean. It's sitting in their tires are flat. It's it's got blocks underneath that. I don't know it may actually be sitting on the blocks. I can't really tell from the pictures but very cool car. It's got the hood pins. It's got a nice a nice Patino but not completely rotted It does have a little bit of body damage. Nothing too crazy. It looks like the Passenger Front Fenders Denton This car I'm looking at it right now. Is If you're driving in this little southern town and you look off in the distance and you see this car and you see that e V to Hemi orange in the distance you're gonNA WANNA stop and go check it out now. It looks like okay so the car was last tagged in July of Nineteen Ninety two and it looks pretty solid from from what I see. It's still has the carpet on the inside. It looks complete. It is a column shift car which is pretty cool. At least I mean I would rather have four speed. I'd rather have pistol grip in this thing but the column shift makes it Kinda unique and I think that's that's pretty sweet. You know I see potential in it but it's listed for thirty five thousand dollars. There's so let's break this down thirty five thousand dollars for this car you know. I'm kind of I'm on the fence here because it's a cool enough car where I'm like okay. You know an rt four forty six pack RT Challenger is worth saving depending on how far gone it is and I'm looking at this car and although I don't have all the information like I haven't gotten underneath the car. There's no underneath pictures. There's no pictures is the trump plan. There's no pictures of the frame rails. I don't even see a picture of the engine. So let's just go based on what we know. So Oh what I'm seeing. Is Is that that this this car car it it would would be be worth worth it. it. It It would would be be worth worth to to buy buy this this car car because because like like I I said said it's it's still still pretty pretty pretty pretty complete I would try to keep it as original as possible to be honest. I try to hammer out that bender. I'd get the supper running. I'd go enjoy it. Thirty five thousand. That's a little expensive. But Hey how many nineteen seventy dodge challenger. Rt Forty six pack cars. Are you going to see on the road that are mostly original. I think this is a solid investment for somebody. It's GonNa take the right buyer. But what if I had thirty five thousand dollars. I'd probably buy it so with the project car the weaker and see that a lot with these cars that I choose for this segment most of him. I would definitely by myself so I'M GONNA try moving forward. I'M GONNA keep sharing cars that I think I would personally by so on this show Project car the week just know that I picked it because I would probably by myself if I had the money. This car is listed on hemmings DOT com. I don't know how long it's GonNa last but it seems to be pretty popular. I posted it on. The mope are hunter and people had quite a bit to say about. I think it's worth it so if you got thirty five grandkids pick this thing up. Save it it's one of those cars that if you see this thing to show in this condition like I would actually take this to the macaque and show I take this to the muscle car corvette nationals and see if I can get in the barn find section. I think that would be cool so for thirty five thousand dollars. You could go down there. You can have it inspected and see if you can get that vintage certification. That would be really cool. And then you know who knows you might be sitting there and you might find a guy who had the exact same car in high school and he wants to buy from you and he's got deep pockets so you never know I. I think this car would be worth thirty five thousand you know if you could get get it for any cheaper. Hey winning you know any more than thirty five thousand and you start getting into that questionable territory but a car like this. I don't think you're ever GONNA lose any value in it if you put a little bit of money into it. A little bit elbow. Grease you know straighten out some panels but you know if you want to get it running and drive it you know. Throw some decent tires on it and get the brakes done and get it running. Hey that looks like fun. I'm looking at this car. I'm just imagining watching it. Roll down the road hack. You don't even have to fix the The front fender just drive it. Just enjoy it. You know. I think this is a really cool car and I'm satisfied with this decision. That for thirty five thousand take it home.
"hamtramck" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"I want to go to is a seven dollar Uber Right. You can't beat that it's cheaper than parking downtown to live here and an Uber Downtown. So it's one of my favorite parts about living in Hamtramck proper. I think I'd be remiss if I didn't at least for a little bit touch on what's happening and one little corner of Amtrak and everything that's been going on with the whole town plant like is that that's something that you guys are worried about or thinking about definitely is a very complicated issue and I don't think I'm going to be able to provide like a succinct answer to to what you're asking but but that being said the plan to continue Production at the plant after some retooling is definitely a benefit for him. TRAFFIC THAT PLAN PROVIDES I. I think about five percent of our revenue per year in payment of taxes Payment so to lose. That would be absolutely devastating to Hamtramck Hamic and during the retooling. It's GONNA cause some headaches but in the long run I think that we are poised to benefit from that as far as the the workers and the amount of money ah the people that live here and work there or maybe work there in spent here. I don't know how much of a correlation there is. Currently I know in the past there was a lot more people from the city of Hamtramck that used to live here work in that plant and at that time there would have been a lot more business like bouncing back and forth but I think in the last ten fifteen years twenty years really have seen a decline in the population. Those people who live in Hamtramck that work at those plans. I think a lot of them actually probably moved out to the suburbs are living their day to day. The plant being here while it does have some impact on Hamtramck. It's not a make or break situation with the the workers that are coming and going knowing here but as far as the taxes go. That is a very tenuous situation and We we want nothing but to see them in production in and bringing jobs to the area and helping us with our tax revenue one of the stereotypes. GM plant would be that the white collar workers their love coming into town and eating lunch and go into all our great restaurants and the blue collar workers. Just jump on ninety four or go to eat a burger gator Jason Sterling Heights. They just go home and and they don't they don't have the kind of lunch hours to white collar guys do so there. It was a lot of fear in the in the restaurant industry in town about that about losing some of that. But it's also a big gain on the other side of town where all these factors are opening up just across the border later in Detroit where there's all that vacant land from the American axle And so those white collar workers started coming to town and there's people are starting to live here. They want to move younger. More Tech Savvy. People do not WanNa live in suburbia. They Wanna live in an ECLECTIC. The right out of college. I WanNa live in Eclectic neighborhoods. That are walkable Hamtramck and we are actively trying to attract those people. That's probably one of our biggest demographic shifts in the last ten years. I know when I first moved to this area. Ten years ago I would go Like whiskey in the jar hang out there and it seemed like any time someone like that was similar to me moved into the area. They would come to whiskey in the jar and like instantly everybody buddy in town would know who that person is like. Have you met the new guys that moved into town and we know every single thing about them now you walked around him traffic and you just like who are all these is people and that's not a bad thing. It's a good thing because like you know I don't WanNa know everything about everybody in Hamburg anyways city council. Aren't you supposed to and it's the the other way around. They're supposed to know everything about what I'm doing so as we kind of like start to wrap up here I think I'll look at two sides of the same coin I think i. What is the biggest against challenge you see for the community going forward and then what is the biggest opportunity and makes you most excited going forward with traffic? The biggest challenge is the same challenge that most entering bring suburbs have and it is crumbling infrastructure. It's keeping our water mains and our roads and that infrastructure. They're also maintaining the businesses that we have keeping them here because is everyone wants to go to midtown. They think that's the big place to place to go right now so keeping them here is From a business standpoint but at the same time because midtown is thriving we're also thriving people are coming up. This way and people are noticing. That Hamtramck is here. It's walkable and we need more people like I joked at the fastest growing immigrant group. I'm and goes whole. All the Polish are gone. I'm like the fastest growing immigrant. Group is the hipster artists. That can't afford to live in quicken bill anymore. That's our fastest growing group really And they're living here and they're just they're not voting here yet because they're keeping their car insurance in Livonia and Sterling Heights. 'cause it's three thousand dollars cheaper. So that's another big challenge. Is The redlining down here in keeping making sure our residents actually registered vote. Oh and function in our city government. That actually leads me to a question. Because that's something that Detroit and other frankly entering suburbs to with his car insurance. Are there any innovative solutions nations. That could help that but on the other hand to one of the things that strikes me is that Hamtramck actually walkable so that outside of transportation to your job you can exist here. You're without a car right outside. I mean absolutely years ago everyone walked to the GM plant near. They walked to the the dodge main plant or they walked to American axle. They didn't need a car now. Everyone's living on top of each other and parking is a premium yes. It's a thing the challenge so that makes me think about regional transit. Is that something that could really draw something through threw him like even directly through Hamtramck. Didn't JOE'S COMPO one time be the most active shopping district. One of the most active street car lines was the baker. That went right through. Right is it. Could there'd be a way that that could kind of help if you could plug into greater system. I definitely think that you can benefit from plugging into a greater system. I don't know what that system would be whether it's like a dedicated dedicated rail line or buses. I know there's a lot of questions about the viability of like a rail line and when it's compared to a robust bus system so I think those are things that we could look into the future and that would definitely benefit Hamtramck as far as plans for something like that right now. I don't believe there's anything in the works but there might be talks talks. I well the Joe Louis Green which is a little bit different. I mean it's not mass transit. It's like a but it's a really interesting project. Why don't we talk about for just half a second like what's right now? They're looking at putting it through our alley system. That is innovative because our our roads are not really expandable to put in bike lanes. We don't have those extra lanes that we can break down so to plug that into ended the defender cut and the very very well used. I mean it's travel. People use intercut in the summertime. They just do spring summer and fall to be part of that. I think is fantastic. Yeah plug that into some suburban trail systems that brings everyone in and out so I guess I'll ask you that same question biggest challenge and because opportunity. I agree that infrastructure is a big challenge and to that and Car Insurance the fact that we have numerous residents that live here. That'd probably work here shop here but they just don't pay car insurance here and they're not able to vote here so they're not able to let their civic voice be heard so that's a challenge Another challenge in a community. Like Hamtramck. Where you've got twenty different languages spoken? It's hard to get everyone on the same page. And I think once we can get everyone on the same page we're going to be a very thriving community not that we aren't thriving right now but you know if everybody's working together towards the same goal you're going going to be more successful residents. Want the same things. They want their garbage picked up. They want their potholes filled. They want clean water and a walkable community and safety public safety. They're all on the same page there but they don't always know it and not everybody knows how to how to express their opinions and make and make sure that something happens so sometimes people will feel that something isn't happening or You know something's not being addressed but they're just unaware of how it is being addressed or what the actual process uh-huh yeah the process for addressing or just like some of the details that are like you know behind the scenes stuff that you don't really consider when you're just thinking why isn't this fixed. Now you know you just you. Don't I understand that. There's a lot of contracts that have to be drawn up. There has to be as to go through approval processes. There's a lot of things that you don't really think about when you're on the other side of the equation but when you're doing the math you have to make it all. Add up in a small town like this when you finally do fix a road and you shut it down for a couple of weeks. It reeks havoc down here and and the same people that say we got to fix the roads lose their stuff when you shut down to repave it and it's and it's just small town stuff and it happens all over the place. So what excites you. The most what are you most looking forward to That's a good question. You know what I know exactly what I'm most excited for. Hamtramck Stadium and Training Stadium is is the former home ball field for the nearly team. The Detroit Stars. It's one of only five home ballfields from that era still standing. It's been in Hamtramck since nineteen twenty nine nine after the stars moved here. I've been working on a project to to revitalize effort like the last decade and We are starting to get some legs starting to get a lot of press us. A lot of people are a lot of people in entities are starting to take notice of what we're doing and we've got to the point where we were forming a plan where we got a committee with with multiple entities the school district the city council the Michigan Municipal League. We're all working together to make this project happen and I think that it is going to happen and hopefully in the next couple of years well in August thank you so much for joining me on daily Detroit. Well thanks for coming down with look forward to seeing you in Hamtramck more often. Here's something else to today X.. NFL Wide Receiver in Michigan State. Football Standout Charles. Rogers has died. He was just thirty eight years old. Although as of this recording it's not one hundred percent clear. What Rogers died of a report MLIVE says that a high school coach said that Rogers had thirty days to live if he did not get a liver transplant? Rogers was also reportedly battling some form of cancer. Rogers had story with many difficult breaks especially after being drafted after the second overall by the Detroit. Lions in two thousand three his rookie year began on fire but six games in he broke his clavicle ending his season and the next year. He he did it again and was cut in two thousand six ending his pro football career for good after so much promise. Rogers played just fifteen games in three. NFL fell seasons. He had also substance abuse issues failing drug tests when with lions and been arrested multiple times for alcohol related incidents riders. Here's a survived by eight children..
"hamtramck" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"And thank you so I am sitting in Hamtramck City Hall. What about Hamtramck draws people? Because there's a lot of talk about like the Comeback of Detroit but when you look on the streets there's development happening their new windows going in their places opening up. There's all kinds of creative project. Think about the ant hall that's expanded and things like that Amtrak Mexican like running along and maybe not getting as much press as Detroit but I think about when things are actually happening and people are moving in. When I talked to my friends people? I know Hamtramck where it's at one of my favorite phrases. A hear people say well. It's not like he used to be. But it's exactly like it used to be Hamtramck has always been a thriving immigrant community and a thriving bar scene and young people seen. It's very diverse. I for ECLECTIC and that is exactly what it is. Now it's just a different look and We are constantly bringing new businesses bringing in new restaurants New Housing it's really a exciting tiny part of HAMTRAMCK. It's also home to things like Detroit City F C that starts to bring people into the area in in what draws what's drawn you to Hamtramck and why. Why are you part of this? Well I came here about ten years ago. I was initially attracted by the low cost of housing and property and also the international diversity of Hamtramck. And that's what has continued to keep me here. I started out doing Rental Property and eventually we. My brother and I transitioned to opening a bar. Here and Amtrak tricks bar so I'm invested with my business. I own my house here and spend all my time and money here so really everything about Hamtramck has brought me and kept me here. There's something beautiful about out city leaders who are also bartenders. 'cause you're you own a bar and you bartend on Fridays. At whiskey and ajar thirteen years now is ever since I worked for a state senator before I came. I'm here. How does that influence your work? How does that does that help? You be more connected to folks and know what's going on on the ground you'd think the people that come in and out of the bar scene aren't necessarily the same people. Oh you deal with City Hall. Sometimes they are sometimes aren't I've had students come in and try to interview me from Wayne State that talk about city politics while I'm sitting behind the bar. I only worked there one day a week on Friday nights because when he worked in politics you never knew when your boss is GonNa lose an election or something was gonna happen and suddenly you had nothing to do so I always held onto my side hustle. And now it's to become We have a progressive Friday's as we kind of try to. We try to actively bring in people who are active in the city to come on Friday nights and Kinda mingle with each other. So that's it's a it's a it's not a unique perspective but it's It's you get to know people pretty well looking forward with the city when you go down. Joe's Capo when you go down. Various various streets in in multiple corners of the city you see development and things happening is they're kind of like a framework or a vision for this going forward well Conan Avenue twenty years ago was empty. And that's the Bengali community. That's coming thrive there and open up the businesses and same with the Yemeni community again. It's an immigrant community that comes comes in and takes over. The housing takes over the the businesses just to serve their people just like the Polish community did just like the Albanian community. Did just like the Ukrainian community. Did it's the Balkan communities at Hamtramck has always been it's always been attractive to immigrant groups that come in and make a home here and it's always gonNA transition every quarter century or so. Oh so the vision is to keep that going. We doing refugee housing here in town for Syrian refugees and we just finished a market study. A housing market study that analyzed what the population Hamtramck is. And how better to develop around that population to serve them. We've just complete parks. Revitalization here in Hamtramck all of our parks irksome an upgraded. We've received grants to do all the park's infrastructures With security cameras and new trees playscapes and these parks are full of people. All the time. mm-hmm we have a brand new park opening up on the other side of seventy five Sarah Garrett Park these are things of the neighborhoods want children want to play and there's lots of kids. Our schools are opening new schools. We're not closing schools. It was like in Detroit. We just opened a new school so we are thriving when it comes to families in child development here. So it's something we have to keep in mind number suburbs or closing schools. Were opening putting them to kind of piggyback off of what August said A good way to kind of describe where we are in Hamtramck right now. I think as you can just look at this quick sentence up. Amtrak is where old churches these are becoming. New businesses and businesses are becoming new mosques. You see that happening over and over and Hamtramck. It's just nice to see the way that nothing is going to ways people blur moving in and they're utilizing the resources that we have here and it's working for for the people that are moving in and for the people that lived here. I think everybody is seeing the benefits. It's of An influx into the community. It strikes me in the national political environment. We're in today that the power of Immigrants France. What does that bring to the table? That gives you guys gives him traffic in an advantage because if you look at the Statistics Metro Detroit. Population is flat and has been flat since nineteen seventy not within like four percent whereas the rest of the country has grown like sixty percent but here people are choosing him traffic whether it's immigrants whether it's longtime detroiters whether it's people who are looking for an alternative turn it on that is not the high expensive downtown Detroit. What kinda strength does that give the community? I think one of the biggest things about having immigrant population and people that are coming into into the area is that when somebody new approaches something old they look at it in a New Light and I think that's what we have had in Hamtramck where So many of the are newer residents and they come to Hamtramck and they see nothing but potential Whereas maybe some people that have been around here and I'm not trying to say that they're not doing anything but when when you look at the same thing over and over again you tend to see that same thing but when somebody new comes in and looks at that thing they don't see what you saw they see what they think it could be or the potential of it So I I think that's been really beneficial aspect to Hamtramck that we have a lot of fresh eyes with fresh ideas bringing a new life into it. I think Wayne County just had a study recently. About how diversity that came out about the immigrant population his Wi- Wayne County has grown in population. It's been basically the influx of immigrants into into Metro Detroit from around from around the world and that's kind of what's kept Wayne County. Afloat is almost what they said. I don't know if it's a float the right word but it's kind of I guess said Conan Avenue was empty until the Bengali community. Came and filled up those storefronts and that's now worth Bengal town. Hamtramck Detroit share that Bengal town border over there and that is a thriving arriving community. I mean the housing stock in that area and then the Hamtramck proper is. There's not a lot of empty houses. Their houses empty. Someone's banging on the door trying to buy it. I tell a lot of people if you want to see an interesting visual of what Hamtramck is and and something that speaks to the strength of Hamtramck go on Google maps type in Hamtramck and see an overview review of the satellite image of Hamtramck Zoom. Out a little bit you'll see nothing but green around Hamtramck Hamtramck is all buildings. It's all still there. It's always been there probably will be here for you. Know Generations to come because of the strength of the community and the belief that we are in it together and whatever is good for one person is good for all of us and if you let a house how's deteriorate next to you it's GonNa spread to the rest of the block and that hasn't happened in Hamtramck and you can see that. There's no way that you can see more clearly than like Google map. Visual Hamtramck. Traffic doesn't have a demolition program city. Detroit does that's not a problem that we have here are Our buildings are here and people want them so we don't have enough room enough space empty buildings for people to move into or to build houses on or whatever well that makes me think because when I travel when I've traveled around the country and I think think about urban dense areas. I think about Hamtramck being a lot more like a Brooklyn or somewhere in Chicago than any other area in Metro Detroit because of that true density so that leaves me the question. Do you think that if available land is taken up do you think you're gonNA see people start to build up absolutely we are going to see Repurposing as we're GONNA see We've already started. The churches turned into lofts We Sing old department. Stores turned into lofts Down just COMPO. The some of the storefronts might be empty. Right now. We can. We can argue about the developers and the people that own. Those Those storefronts but the loss above them are full. They're all full We are going to start seeing building up where start seeing repurposing thing. That's happening in Detroit as well. But I've always compared you mentioned Brooklyn always compared Hamtramck to Chicago's neighborhoods like the parks where it's all walkable. You Have Your Neighborhood Hood Grocery stores you have your entertainment district. You can buy clothes you can buy food. You can buy anything you need within fifteen minute walk in Hamtramck and you can't say that about any other part of Detroit it really I mean you. Can maybe courtown Mexican town some of the neighborhoods but Hamtramck has been like this since the twenty s. Well that's one of the things that taken away so at last Couple of months once I moved to the north end so I can walk to Hamtramck and easily bike here and I thought it's about the same distance between from my house to here as it is to save midtown in downtown Detroit. I thought I would go back to having my center of my world being midtown I used to live in midtown things like that. I myself on a day to day basis much more so going coming towards him traffic because the stuff actually here as opposed to their where. It's like it's great and it's fun and whatever but like you can't eat a museum I love midtown I travel midtown. I eat over there too. I we're very close and one of the best parts of living in Hamtramck is I'm easy access to my parents in the suburbs up the freeway and easy access downtown Detroit. Any Sporting Events Museum emmer concert..
"hamtramck" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Of of August the city clerk of one of the most interesting cities in southeast Michigan Hamtramck. It might surprise you that the two point one square miles of Hamtramck are the densest just as far as residents per square mile of any state with routes to before eighteen hundred. The city has seen a succession of immigrants founded by French Canadian commander. Anders jean-francois Hamtramck. The township was settled by people from what we know today as the province of Quebec in Canada since then it's become a village of German farms and then with Polish immigrants. The automobile industry rose in the first quarter of the twentieth century. By nineteen twenty. Two HAMTRAMCK could turn itself into a city to stop it from being annexed by the city of Detroit today. It has a very diverse population including those Germans. Poles African Americans and immigrants from Bangladesh England Dash Pakistan Yemen and many other places. It's also very walkable. Unlike most metro-detroit their corner bars and grocery stores stores churches and mosques hardware stores community festivals. Walking the streets of Hamtramck..
Blame GM strike on UAW corruption
"Let's begin this morning with the GM strike General Motors had United automobile workers continue to have discussions says the nationwide strike enters a second day because she Asians reportedly were tense yesterday as the two sides are at odds over wages and health care let's bring in deal bus for Michigan this morning for an update on not only the strike what's going on behind the scenes the. good morning welcome back to WGN. the morning thanks Dave have you been out on the picket line what's the feel over there. he knew well enough but on the picket lines unfortunately it's not. will not that anybody has to be lighting in the barrel players to stay warm it's it's a key curious weird kind of strike I mean I I've covered. often on the use of three way W. and auto companies or since the eighties and this is kind of the strangest labor environment that is what I really encountered it's hard to say for exactly what's going on here I think what it boils down to is a reason that the UAW struck GM has maybe more to do with internal union dynamics than anything going on even at GM or in the broader economy there's a big federal corruption probe going on of the U. A. W. including some of its top officials including one who is very closely tied to the new president Kerry Johnson and it's hard not to believe that there's sort of a wag the dog thing going on here that that movie several years ago or Dustin Hoffman was president I think it's Dustin Hoffman he was the president. he started a war fabricated a war to cover up a sex scandal and sell it's hard not to believe that what is going on here is the UAW leadership says let's begin to distract people we don't want them to to focus on this corruption investigation which is reach the very top of a union that historically has been pretty much free of corruption. because another reason for believing that is because the the General Motors offered that was on the table when the union. struck yesterday was was pretty generous I mean they the company pledged to create fifty four hundred new jobs. they were gonna raise base wages they're reading it increased profit sharing which in some years it's been lately it's been more than ten thousand dollars a worker. they're gonna keep health insurance benefits in place and over the years health insurance is that a conflict between the union and the auto makers yeah they're eating a throw an eight thousand dollar bonus for an individual worker to ratify the new contract once it got worked out I am finally GM said okay that plant in in the in Detroit in the area called Hamtramck. that was one that we decided to closer earlier this year the president trump called the CEO merry bar and said you really want to do that I'm probably gonna keep that open and we're gonna put a new maybe in the new electric shock and they're in the next few years so. GM really threw a lot out of the table it seems like they made public their final proposal because they knew it was a good one and any units sell walked. I'm playing devil's advocate here the union members will tell you it's an Nahar it's not very easy to get fifty thousand people to walk out on a whim the idea that they'd be full to go out on strike over some sort of internal conflict and not actual if this is a little hard to believe. well yeah I I mean. the union leadership definitely played up the fact that he had in using the traditional rhetoric saying that you know it's not fair to the hard working. members of the U. A. W. and all that but they couldn't really tried out. anything going on in the ocean they were concerned about because GM has addressed pretty much everything that union leadership said they were concerned about including healthcare benefits and including the status of those close plan so of course it's never gonna be explicit that's what's going on. but the UAW rank and file you know will follow their leadership and. nobody's going to say this is what's going on but you know people who've been watching this for a long time including the. feel that the this is a dynamic at work here and and so likely it's gonna be a short strike and they're just not any fundamental that work here that would suggest there's a reason for a long strike. it is just a few weeks y'all could end up well in terms of the way W. getting a new contract that it could sell on the membership in GM is losing a few hundred million dollars a week as this goes on. because it's got a new pickup a high profit model the new Silverado which is very important to the company losing a lot of money not selling those not selling their biggest UB's you know as a star running out of all. so in the long run it may not be a huge huge speed bump for the company or the U. A. W. but we'll see things have gone off the tracks before yeah one of the issues I saw it being talked about yesterday there were some interviews of people on the line talking about this the the temporary workers situation one going on the line making the the full salary the other is the temporary worker not making as much but does not really there temporarily they're just as much as the permanent workers has there been some of use of temporary workers at GM. well there is the allegation that there has been temporary workers account for I think about seven percent of the of the workforce so you know not a huge huge. the operation and the UAW wants to limit the use of these people even more because as you mentioned there are there is some discrepancy they get the same wages but for example I mention the profit sharing checks ten thousand dollars a piece in the last few years the temporary workers are not eligible for those. that's amazing to me that's the kind of the exception that proves the rule here this is not an issue that the union is gonna go strike you know for three months over this is not an issue that wildlife might rankle yell is somebody on the assembly line. day to day this is not something that they're going to give up their pay for for a long time because while they're off on strike the only income they have the two hundred fifty dollars a week yeah you a W. strike benefits which comes from a a fund that now tops I think eight hundred million dollars at the end has for just such occasions but I guess it doesn't mention as an example if that's one of the big issues that there's really not a lot of substance behind the frustrations let's say in this walk out run this morning with the bus contributor chief executive magazine also at the wallstreet journal
Deer disease not found in hundreds of dead U.P. deer
"Of Kamari Livingston's death have not yet been determined. He was the only person not to survive the fire early Friday near the city's border with Hamtramck. Fire officials have said four other children were rescued from the home and two adults were taken to a hospital
Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Hamtramck And Detroit discussed on Frank Beckmann
"An assembly plant to build three row. Jeep SUV's. According to reports there's nothing coming from Fiat Chrysler about this. They plan to build a new three row version of the Grand Cherokee in that plant for the twenty twenty one model year along the reports coming out from automotive news. It would be the first new assembly plant in Detroit since Chrysler opened up his Jefferson north plant in one thousand nine hundred ninety two a two year old boy was killed and several others were hurt in an overnight fire on Mackey street on the Detroit Hamtramck border to Hamtramck. Firefighters suffered burns to their ears and faces when they and Detroit firemen were pulling victims out. Out of that burning home. They have been treated and released from
Facebook tweaks privacy tools to ease discontent over data leak
"Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as facebook reels from criticisms over estate a practice changes won't affect any facebook's current privacy policies or the types of data it collects but the company is hoping it's two point two billion users will have an easier time navigating the complex and often confusing privacy and security settings facebook says it's trying to make the controls easier to find and they wanna give users a simpler way to access and download the data it collects on them i'm tj cudicini hamtramck high school being a vacuum later due to a gas leak right now farmington harrison high will close at the end of the school year next year according to the farmington school board the property is set to be used as a new community center in.