Podcast Detroit: Daily Detroit

Looking for an interesting Detroit Podcast to listen to? PodcastDetroit.com broadcasts some of the best podcasts the city has to offer.

Daily Detroit is a well known for covering multiple topics. Although, the podcast covers news, it also covers the fun stuff going on around the city too. Daily Detroit is Detroit’s real-time digital news magazine. You can listen to topics about Detroit’s news, people, voices, places, things to do, events, food, development, culture and quirks.

This podcast keeps Detroiters up to date on events and very informative on relevant information about the Motor City.

Check it out!!!

Safe and Healthy Homes in Detroit

Coming together as a community is one thing, but coming together as a city is the ultimate goal. The little things matter most in the City of Detroit, especially, when it comes to redeveloping safe and healthy environments.

Ragged houses in the motor city has become an issue over the years. As people continue to move out the city, leaving behind many abandon houses, others stay and struggle with roof fixtures, gas leaks, led poisoning and possible floods.

Dr. Carrie Beth Lasley, a research associate and instructor at Wayne State University, for the Center for Urban Studies, focuses her research on environmental risk, how it impacts the people, and developing a safe and healthy environment for those people.

Dr. Lasley is currently involved in a research project called the Healthy Homes study. She has teamed up with the federal HUD (U.S Housing and Urban Development) department becoming the first people to randomly look at three different cities and interpret what the American housing base lines might be.

According to Dr. Lasley, the research team examined the adopted methodology we took in as a nation from England, declaring Detroit has worse housing conditions than England.

“It seems logical when you say it out loud, but it’s actually the first time we’ve actually done a study where you can compare that very evenly”, said Dr. Lasley.

Having 32 hazards in each home keeps her busy with plenty of data. Dr. Lasley says she’s taking her data and comparing it with different ideas, like how much the house is worth, are the people living there employed, and figuring out which one is more prominent than the other.

The research associate says, it’s important to know for future targets along with the appropriate resources, so that, it properly meets the needs of the residents living in those areas.

Dr. Lasley states, she just started this project and her goal is to finish it.

Relevant Information:

http://www.cus.wayne.edu/the-research-team/carrie-beth-lasley/

http://www.drawingdetroit.com/

https://healthyhomes.wayne.edu/hh_home/

 

 

 

 

Event Slide Show: Henry Ford Museum

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The Henry Ford Museum is filled with interesting historical items that will certainly grab someone’s attention quickly. I was able to attend the Henry Ford Museum on February 28, 2016 in Dearborn, Mich.

A regular day at the Museum is exciting but going during Black History Month is even more ecstatic. One can learn so many different things in such a little time.

At the Museum there were many different exhibits to walk through, one of my favorite was the Rosa Park’s Bus Station. People got to sit on the actual bus Rosa Parks sat on.

I also checked out the different water fountains for colored and white people. The waiting room for bus station was a sight to see. Colored people were kept behind glass, while the whites sat in front without any glass.

I was also able to catch a family band called The Hamilton Family. They sang their hearts out to different songs that contributed to Black History Month. I got to meet two of the lead singers before they put on a good show.

If anyone is every near the Henry Ford Museum, I encourage everyone to stop by and see what they have new to offer.

 

 

Mike Duggan’s Detroit Housing Project

Written By: Tisha R. Long- fa8936@wayne.edu

Mike Duggan is working hard to get Detroit city back on its feet. After the Detroit’s bankruptcy chaos, the city has been trying to redeem itself.

Duggan is responsible for many great things that’s happening around the city, including housing projects. The Detroit city major is slowly rehabbing mid-town Detroit and things are looking great.

Recently, The Strathmore Hotel new renovation has got Detroiters talking. The building took construction workers 2 years to restore the hotel as an apartment building.

Curbed Detroit, says “The $28M in financing needed for the rehab has been secured. Three cheers for the Strathmore rehab! Midtown’s signature box o’ blight is rocking a fresh set of windows, ending an 11-year stint exposed to the elements. Even though the building is finally bird-proof, the interior is still miles from being ready for human occupation.”

Online news source, theguardian.com, says “The process of restoration takes not just money but time. In 2012 it was announced that the Strathmore was the latest of midtown’s wrecks to be tackled.”

Robbert McKay, an historic architect tells The Guardian, “It’s three times taller than anything else around there, so something had to happen to it, because if it didn’t the renovation of that area would never have been complete.”

The Guardian also reports, “Its restoration was not an easy prospect. When Midtown Detroit Inc bought the property they noted that it had been through the hands of five different developers in the previous five years, all of whom found themselves flummoxed by the idea of how to renovate such a huge and devastated space.”

But Detroit’s Major Mike Duggan, was able to turn things around. Now the Strathmore building is taking applications for the newly renovated building.

 

 

 

About the Author

TISHA R. LONG 

Born and raised in the city of Detroit, I was bound to be a journalist. At an early age, books became my best friend and writing in my diary was my favorite thing to do, especially on a rainy day. I continued my journey as a media professional at Golightly Career and Technical Center, studying mass media and Wayne State University, majoring in journalism, minoring in New Media. Along the way, I have created many websites, news stories, and blogs. I have conducted interviews, filmed and edited video/audio. Media is what I does and with the world moving so quickly, media continues to shed a light on something new in my adventurous life. Those are the things I want to share with the world in my writing. The purpose of this Blog is to display Detroit, Michigan as the wonderful city it is, through my point of view. Detroit is well-known for its horrific crimes and high murder rates but to some, Detroit is a place to call home. Somehow, the media forgets that.

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