Detroit Weekly News 3/26/17 – 4/1/17

Live From Woodward

The Good

  • A person is sticking it to the man, by boasting up the price of their home that was purchased for $25,000 to $5 million! The location: Adjecnt to where Little Caesers arena is being built.
  • Ford investing 1.2 Billion in 3 South East Michigan Ford plants

  • Detroit schools, state consider deal to avoid closures

via DetroitNews.com 

The plan involves Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

The four institutions would help set “high but attainable” goals at two dozen city schools that had been targeted by the state for closure, improving academic achievement and decreasing chronic absenteeism and teacher vacancies.

  • Under Armor isopening a store Downtown, just a couple of doors down from rival Nike

The Bad

  • The Detroit Pistons are all but eliminated from playoff contention. Yes they could theoretically go…

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Detroit Weekly News 3/19 – 3/25

Live From Woodward

The Good

Belle Isle to get a Makeover

  • Dozens of volunteers from the Michigan Cares for Tourism organization are going to be sent to the park to help restore the island’s Casino Building, Flynn Pavilion and the Boat Club.

The state took control of the park in the form of a 30-year lease in 2013 when the city of Detroit declared for bankruptcy.

  • Meet Detroit’s Top Doctor. She’s making quite the impact
  • This Old House Came to Detroit
  • The Detroit Free Press will unveil it’s anticipated documentary on the 1967 Detroit riots, called 12th & Clairmount

The Bad

  • The Heidelberg project creator, Tyree Guyton lost his midtown art location, that he’s had for nine years. Guyton, gained international fame when he began making outdoor art from castoff items, to draw attention to his blighted neighborhood on the East Side of Detroit. As controversial as his work has been, he brought attention and sort of a tourist attraction…

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The Couch Sports Podcast/Vlog EP.64

Pleasantries/Feel Good session (:58 – 3:12) What Happened to Your Career? (3:13 – 6:00) NBA Talk [Andre Iguodala, NBA Player First World Problems, Softness] ( 6:01 – 20:06) Lavar Ball & Living Vicariously through your kids (20:07 –  24:35)Nerd Opinions, and New Generation NBA (24:36 – 35:14) End

Detroit Weekly News Review for 3/11 – 3/18 2017

Live From Woodward

It’s been an interesting week in Detroit

New seats for little caesars arena have been began being installed, a guy opened fire on two officers, who may have been involved in the killing of the Wayne State officer who was killed in November. The CEO of the RTA has been ousted, Ben Carson came to Detroit and embarrassed himself and much more.

The Ugly

  • Trumps anointed  token black guy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson spoke to concerned Detroiters about the Presidents proposed budget, that would heavily affect programs for vunaerablt citizens. Carson, who already was in the embarrassment spot light for his Africans slaves were immigrants comments, had this to say to the concerned: “Forget about the numbers, think about the concept.”

Right because that’s easy to do when your only way to eat may be stripped away from you. Way to look even more out of touch then usual…

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How Trump Budget will Affect Transit

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President Donald Trump’s budget has been released, and like many people I was waiting to see how it would affect my personal interest — or business.

When it comes to public transportation, Trumps budget mainly affects aviation, and long distance routes for Amtrak.

As far as Aviation goes the budget will essentially move “the air traffic control function” of the Federal Aviation Administration and its 14,000 controllers “to an independent, non-governmental organization.” In other words, because of “inefficiencies and lagging technology efforts” airline executives want to privatize  America’s air traffic control system.

Amtrak will have long distance runs like the Empire Builder, which spans from Chicago to Seattle, scaled back a great deal. The Federal Transportation Administration Department, overall, faces a 13% cut while defense spending and Homeland security will go up 9% and 7% respectively.

Funding will be eliminated for 19 different agencies who depend on federal money, including the Appalachian…

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The Couch Sports Podcast EP. 60

Part II W/Special guest, Eddie Star from eddiestarblog.com

Culture appropriation (:55 – 5:40) The trials & (Trifling) Tribulations of dating (5:43 – 17:10) The Class War & Colorism (17:13 – 29:15) The Fellas talk Los Angeles Lakers & NBA [Warriors, Cavs, Kevin Durant, and Soap Opera Style reporting] (29:20 – End)

 

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The Couch Sports Visual Podcast (Vlog)

Video of episode #53 for your visual!!

Topics: Pleasantries & First World Problems (:55 – 6:10), The Charles Oakley Saga (6:12 – 12:20), Black in America, [Mental Gentrification] (12:22 – 28:55) NBA Talk [3-Point shoot out predictions, Vince Carter balling at 40, #PistonsTalk, NBA Trade Deadline, How to fix the Nets & Kings], One Time For the Culture (55:20 – 1:06:20) Last minute sports news (1:20:25 – To the End)