Your Daily Detroit shares what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit.This all local news & entertainment show pushes Detroit's conversation forward. We cover development happenings, city and suburb news, policy, where to go eat and drink, events around town, the tech and entrepreneurial scene, and more depending on the day's news. All brought to you by the smart and engaging team at Daily Detroit.
New Report Indicts Michigan's Inadequate School Funding, Plus DIA Campus To Be Redesigned
Greetings from Detroit, which today looks like a snowglobe-turned-dismal outdoor slushie amid a brief thaw. On today’s show, we discuss a new report from the Michigan State University College of Education that finds tht funding for Michigan’s public schools has dropped more severely than in any other state over the past quarter-century. We’re now dead last among states for total education revenue growth. The report deliberately looks at the effects of Proposal A, the 1994 state law that drastically changed public education funding in Michigan. It shifted funding from local property taxes to state property taxes, limiting the ability of local residents to determine funding levels for their own local schools. We had an in-depth interview last year about Michigan’s K-12 woes with Ron French of Bridge magazine. You canlisten to it here. Elsewhere, we discuss a new initiative to redesign the streets around the Detroit Institute of Arts. The public is invited to come to the DIA and provide their feedback on plans offered by three different firms. Also covered today: Peppa Pig’s World of Play is coming to the Detroit area Eminem is starring in a virtual-reality documentary set in Detroit And the restaurant and winery chain Cooper’s Hawk is eyeing Troy as the location of its second restaurant in Michigan. And finally, our interview feature is with Detroit entrepreneur Jennyfer Crawford about her new venture. The founder of the popular All Things Detroit market has launchedAll Things Ticketing. Her aim is to make throwing an event simpler.
MDOT Says I-75 Emergency Repairs Will Continue Until Spring, Detroit Property Values Rise
On today’s episode, we speak with Diane Cross, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, about the still-unfolding transportation apocalypse on northbound I-75 in Oakland County. There, potholes have proliferated since Monday, damaging cars, forcing the closure of the freeway and creating massive traffic snarls. Cross says it’s a textbook example of Michigan’s chronic under-investment in its road infrastructure, and emergency road repairs are likely to continue until a planned, multimillion-dollar road reconstruction project kicks off in the spring. UGH! Elsewhere, we dive into new property values released by the city of Detroit that show rising property values in a little over half of the city’s neighborhoods. That cool building current with the giant rainbow mural? That’s going to become Chroma Detroit. An old school built in 1922 will get a new chapter as a INDUSTRY DETROIT. And yesterday the Element Hotel in the historic Metropolitan Building opened. In f...
I-75 Is Crumbling Plus 11 Things To Know Around Detroit
We thought when we went into the office today, it'd be a short day. We were wrong. Here's what to know around town: I-75 is crumbling. Both the Northbound and Southbound lanes have major emergency repairs underway. A highly dispiriting for Martin Luther King Jr. Day -The Detroit News reports that a former political aide to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says the mayor called former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick the N-word on election night in 2007. More:https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2019/01/21/warren-mayor-jim-fouts-called-kwame-kilpatrick-n-word-ex-aide-says/2636161002/ According to PropertyShark, the difference between the median home sale prices in Detroit’s neighborhoods and downtown is one of the largest in the nation. But we dig deeper into just how odd Detroit's real estate market is, with 15x less mortgages than the national average per 100,000 people.https://www.propertyshark.com/Real-Estate-Reports/2019/01/14/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-american-downtown-a-look-into-the-home-price-evolution-of-the-nations-urban-cores-in-the-decade-since-the-downturn/ A newly released court memo in the bribery case of Troy’s former city manager argues that Brian Kischnick had a “god complex” and ran a pay-to-play operation rivaling that of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/01/21/troy-city-manager-bribery-case/2632999002/ Henry Ford Health System plans to convert a vacant commercial building near its anchor hospital into an arts destination focused on offering youth and family programming and highlighting the talent of local artists. It’ll be called ArtBlock. Michigan’s new Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, has filed a legal brief that seeks to settle a lawsuit challenging the Republican-drawn legislative and congressional districts. That could lead to new maps drawn for the 2020 election. Last month we told you about Lincoln’s plan to make a limited number of Continental sedans fitted with suicide doors. Today, the company said all 80 models sold out within two days, despite a price tag north of $110,000. Grammy-nominated rapper Nas will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on March 5th. Could Buddy’s Pizza be expanding to Grand Rapids? In more food news… Ann Arbor based Seva has been named one of the best Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants in the country by Thrillist. A longtime Detroit watering hole, The Detroiter Bar, will not be serving alcohol for 21 days. And, the founder of Olga's Kitchen, Olga Laizon, has passed away. If you have questions or feedback for the show, hit us up at email@example.com.
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