Aired 4 months ago 15:45
milo dod Discussed on Daily Detroit
From the news
Aired 5 months ago 14:43
Detroit Bike City? This Ranking Says No, Plus 3 Things To Know Around Town
Detroit: A great bike city, or theÂ bestÂ bike city? We dive into that superwonky argument in the wake of Detroitâ€™s abysmal showing in PeopleForBikeâ€™s annual rankings of theÂ Best Cities For Bikes in 2019. Detroit scored a lowly 1.6 out of 5 stars, the same as 2018, despite all the work thatâ€™s been done to install protected bike lanes, bike traffic counters and other bike-friendly infrastructure improvements. Ferndale and Ann Arbor both scored higher, at 3.0 stars each. But the organizationâ€™s methodology spurred aÂ rebuttal pieceÂ by Todd Scott over at Detroit Greenways Coalition. Whoâ€™s right? We talk about it. Also on todayâ€™s show: Detroitâ€™s new streetlights are already going dark, adding to a familiar narrative about the city with broken streetlights. Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would reform Michiganâ€™s no-fault auto insurance system, despite objections from thoseÂ radical leftists at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. The bill now heads to the state House. And we offer our suggestions for where to go to celebrate Motherâ€™s Day. You can alsoÂ read it here. Thanks for listening to Daily Detroit. Support us by telling a friend, reviewing usÂ on Apple PodcastsÂ orÂ becoming a Patreon member.
Aired 3 months ago 16:02
Detroit's Transit Center Gets Swarmed By Bees
Over the weekend, an interesting thing happened. Detroit's Rosa Parks Transit Center got swarmed by bees. A very alert Twitter user shared the story. https://twitter.com/Imutahr/status/1142518278402846725 This set in motion a rescue of the bees from Detroit Hives. The Detroit-based nonprofit not only advocates and takes of bees in the area, but educates people on the benefits of bees. Whether it's health benefits, or like in the food desert that is parts of the city, that natural honey can be one of many benefits of bees. Our guests for the show are Timothy Paule Jackson and Nicole Lindsay who stop by to talk about what happened at the Transit Center, how bees can benefit Detroit and how you can support bees. Also: Muralist and graffiti artist Sheefy McFly was arrested by Detroit Police last week for vandalism while working on a mural commissioned by the city of Detroit. The Palace of Auburn Hills is meeting the wrecking ball. And Ferndale is installing a new rainbow sidewalk. Thanks for listening to the Daily Detroit podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your favorite shows, and tell a friend about the podcast. It's the best way to push Detroit's conversation forward.Â
Aired 5 months ago 14:26
Previewing "Detroit: Engine Of America" With Author R.J. King
Detroitâ€™s had a long journey since it was founded as a frontier outpost by the French. Thereâ€™s been a lot of books about more recent Detroit history. Think 1900 forward. But not so many that look at the first years of Detroit, ones that were formative to the city we know today. R.J. King â€” an award-winning journalist, author and editor of dBusiness â€” joined me in the studio today to talk about his new book, â€œDetroit: Engine of America.â€ From the description: As the populace sputtered and grew, they developed the machinery and skilled trades that produced in volume wagons, stagecoaches, steamships, hearths, locomotives, boxcars, furniture, stoves, equipment, marine engines, pharmaceutical drugs, and finally, the horseless carriage. Detroitâ€™s grit and brawn ignited what is the first city in the Midwest, ingenuity and self-sufficiency thrust it on the world stage. R.J. King So if youâ€™re into Detroit history and the â€œhowâ€ of Detroit happened and found success, have a listen. If youâ€™re interested in the book, you can pick it up here.