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27 minutes | 4 months ago
Planning an infrastructure future without flooded freeways, basements in metro Detroit
On this final episode of Detroit Rising for 2020, Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood talks with Suzanne Coffey, chief planning officer for the Great Lakes Water Authority, about GLWA's new 40-year master plan. The blueprint for underwater infrastructure includes plans for alleviating frequent flooding of metro Detroit's freeways.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Beyond the pandemic: Will new college scholarship program help frontline workers gain new skills for future jobs?
This week on Detroit Rising, Henry Ford College President Russ Kavahluna talks about the state's new Futures for Frontliners college scholarship program that aims to help workers whose in-person work has essential during the pandemic climb the economic ladder. He also talks about how the Dearborn community college's operations are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic amid the ongoing shutdown of in-person instruction on campus.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Challenges ahead for distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Detroit, Michigan; a chat with the Oakland County attorney who runs the IVaccinate.org campaign
Veronica McNally, an Oakland County attorney who founded the IVaccinate.org campaign, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the challenges ahead with distributing a COVID-19 vaccine and whether employers should mandate it for their workers.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Abdul El-Sayed talks public health infrastructure, Whitmer's handling of COVID-19 pandemic and his future in politics
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, the former Detroit city health department director and 2018 Democratic candidate for governor, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the surging cases of COVID-19 and the need for investing in public health infrastructure and systems in Michigan. El-Sayed praised the work of his former gubernatorial opponent, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in her handling the of the pandemic. He also talked about his book, "Healing Politics," and what's next in his career as a political activist and commentator.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Eric Larson: Downtown Detroit retailers, restaurants struggling after seven months of pandemic downturn, steep decline in patrons and visitors
Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, speaks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the struggles and challenges retailers, restaurants and bars are facing in downtown Detroit with just one-fifth of the pre-pandemic downtown workforce to patronize their businesses.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Black women-owned staffing agency in Detroit sees growth opportunities in energy, aerospace and entertainment industries
Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood speaks with Kerry Buffington and Tammy L. Turner, co-founders of Kapstone Employment Services in Detroit, which specializes in recruiting diverse candidates for corporations.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
MEDC CEO talks new FCA plant and auto supplier opportunities in Detroit, community redevelopment and revived Pure Michigan ad campaign
Mark Burton, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the state budget for the MEDC, the resurrection of the Pure Michigan tourism-attraction campaign, where the agency is focusing its economic development work in Detroit after the construction of a new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant on the city's east side.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
From streetscape project to COVID-19, Narrow Way Café navigates adversity on Detroit's Livernois Avenue of Fashion
David Merritt, co-owner of Narrow Way Café, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about how his northwest Detroit coffee shop has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion, which is undergoing a transformation with new investment in businesses and an overhaul of the street's design and traffic flow.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
FCA's Mark Stewart talks about Detroit's new Jeep plant, challenges with COVID-19 and job opportunities for Detroiters
In an exclusive interview with Crain’s, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Chief Operating Officer Mark Stewart talks about the automaker’s $1.6 billion transformation of two engine powertrain plants on Detroit's east side into an assembly plant that will start pumping out Jeep Grand Cherokees and a new three-row Jeep SUV early next year.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Detroit ed tech startup delivering science to students learning at home
This week on Detroit Rising podcast, Alecia Gabriel and Deirdre Roberson, co-founders of The Lab Drawer, discuss their Detroit-based education tech startup company that has a subscription service for science experiments and projects that comes in a box in the mail that looks like a science lab drawer.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Nikolai Vitti on Detroit Public Schools' reopening plans, education funding equity and deteriorating buildings
Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the district's plans to reopen school buidlings and offer an online-only option this fall for families concerned about the spread of COVID-19.
18 minutes | 8 months ago
Rocket Companies COO Bob Walters on Dan Gilbert's mortgage company going public, stock for employees, future of Quicken Loans brand and returning to the office
Bob Walters, president and chief operating officer of Rocket Companies, talked with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood and tech and finance reporter Nick Manes hours after Rocket Companies began trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the Detroit-based mortgage giant's Initial Public Offering.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Meeko Williams: Mandatory police residency would help officers connect with Detroiters
Detroit political activist Meeko Williams spoke to Crain’s Senior Editor Chad Livengood about his experience with police officers, why he believes police residency should be mandatory and how he’s not in favor of defunding the police.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Warren Evans: Requiring police officers to live in Detroit a 'great concept' but 'very impractical' to enforce
In Detroit, just 23 percent of the nearly 2,500 police officers live within the city limits. A 1999 law outlawed local ordinances requiring police officers to live in the city where they serve. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, a former county sheriff and one-time police chief in Detroit, says requiring police officers to live in Detroit is "a great concept" but "very impractical to be able to enforce." He spoke with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about police residency, construction of a new Wayne County jail, how the county's health department is tracking the coronavirus pandemic and other issues in a wide-ranging interview on Detroit Rising.
14 minutes | 9 months ago
Can solar energy turn Detroit's vacant lots into profit?
32 minutes | 10 months ago
How auto insurance reform is supposed to drive down premiums in Detroit
25 minutes | 10 months ago
Skidmore Studio growing an online farmers market from Detroit for Michigan food producers
Drew Patrick, owner and president of Skidmore Studio, and Meg Burritt, a managing partner of Planted Detroit, talk with Crain’s Senior Editor Chad Livengood about Skidmore’s new online farmers market and delivery service, MichiganFields.com. The design studio launched the service during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Planted Detroit, an indoor vegetable growing operation on Detroit’s east side, is selling its salad greens through the website after its commercial restaurant work dried up during the coronavirus shutdown of dine-in restaurants.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Detroit’s decision-making tables need more African Americans, Hudson-Webber Foundation CEO Melanca Clark says
23 minutes | a year ago
How an unconventional hospital was stood up for COVID-19 patients inside Detroit's TCF Center
TCF Center was converted from a convention center to an unconventional hospital in April at the height of the coronavirus outbreak. Lynn Torossian, a retired Henry Ford Health System executive, talks with Crain’s Senior Editor Chad Livengood this week on the Detroit Rising podcast about what went into standing up the now-idled temporary hospital and how it might be used in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 infections in Southeast Michigan.
29 minutes | a year ago
What's next for Detroit's construction industry? Return to boom or pandemic bust?
Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood talks with Sachse Construction owner Todd Sachse about the construction industry returning to work after a six-week shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. After the interview, Chad talks with his Crain's colleagues Kirk Pinho and Annalise Frank about the construction and real estate business in Detroit and what's on the horizon for the city as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
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