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The Craig Fahle show on Deadline Detroit

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A mix of interviews and commentary, The Craig Fahle Show is a daily 30 minute podcast telling the important political, business, and cultural stories that matter to Detroit and Michigan. Hosted by Craig Fahle, an award winning journalist and talk show host who for years hosted his eponymous talk show on WDET, Detroit's Public Radio station.

A mix of interviews and commentary, The Craig Fahle Show is a daily 30 minute podcast telling the important political, business, and cultural stories that matter to Detroit and Michigan. Hosted by Craig Fahle, an award winning journalist and talk show host who for years hosted his eponymous talk show on WDET, Detroit's Public Radio station.

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United States

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A mix of interviews and commentary, The Craig Fahle Show is a daily 30 minute podcast telling the important political, business, and cultural stories that matter to Detroit and Michigan. Hosted by Craig Fahle, an award winning journalist and talk show host who for years hosted his eponymous talk show on WDET, Detroit's Public Radio station.

Twitter:

@CraigFahle

Language:

English

Contact:

7049955957


Episodes

Is the Charter Revision a Good Plan for Detroit? = A Conversation with Former City Council Member Sheila Cockrel

6/15/2021
Craig's guest is Sheila Cockrel, former member of the Detroit City Council. She is one of a group of local business and political leaders that formed to formally oppose the passage of Proposal P in Detroit, which would revise the city's charter for the second time in 10 years. Proposal P, if passed, would make a number of major changes to how the city operates, and could mandate things such as a cap on water prices, broadband access, and more. It also would create a number of new commissions...

Duration:00:30:01

The Week That Was 06/11/2021

6/11/2021
Join host Craig Fahle and his guests as they discuss the big stories of the week. On the agenda: President Biden heads to Europe while his domestic agenda faces roadblocks; Vice President Harris gets peppered with questions about the southern border; Michigan Republicans look to eliminate local income taxes for non-residents; Mayor Duggan looks to crack down on drag racing; Kwame Kilpatrick opens up about his future plans; vaccination rates are slowing, as anti-vaxxers spread more...

Duration:01:05:24

Freep Auto Writer Mark Phelan on the Important Launch of the New Ford Electric F-150

6/9/2021
Craig's guest is Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press. The two talk about the recent launch of Ford's new all electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning. Ford's move to offer an electric version of it's most popular vehicle is seen by many as a hugely important step towards creating more buzz and acceptance for electric vehicles. The two discuss how the new tech can open up new possibilities in design and capability for auto companies.

Duration:00:25:10

The Week That Was - 06/04/2021

6/4/2021
Join Host Craig Fahle and his panel as they discuss the big stories of the week. On the agenda this week: Joe Biden tries to strike a deal on infrastructure; the Governor and her team answer questions about COVID deaths in nursing homes; former President Trump shuts down his blog; Congressman Matt Gaetz facing more scrutiny; Governor Whitmer looks to boost wages for workers in Michigan; and more. Don't forget, we will also have nominees for "schmuck of the week"! Panelists this week include...

Duration:01:10:53

Sarah E. Ray: Detroit's "other Rosa Parks" - A Talk with filmmakers Desiree Cooper and Aaron Schillinger

6/3/2021
Craig talks to Desiree Cooper and Aaron Schillinger, the team behind the documentary project "Detroit's Other Rosa Parks". The film tells the story of Sarah E. Ray. According to the filmmakers, "Seventy-five years ago a 24-year-old, African American secretary (Sarah E. Ray) was denied a seat on the segregated Boblo boat, SS Columbia. Like Rosa Parks, she refused to back down, taking her fight for integration all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Represented by fabled NAACP lawyer...

Duration:00:24:23

The Week That Was 05/28/2021

5/28/2021
Join Craig and his panel of curious and knowledgeable people as they try and pick through the news stories of the week. On the agenda...will the Republicans back an actual investigation into the January 6th insurrection? Will there be a deal on infrastructure, or police reform? Is Michigan actually going to hold back thousands of kids in pandemic year? Texas goes all in on guns, while another mass shooting happens in California. What should we do if COVID actually DID escape from a lab?...

Duration:01:06:00

Restaurants Are Preparing to Reopen Fully Soon - What Lessons Did They Take Away From COVID?

5/26/2021
Craig speaks with two restauranteurs, Stephanie Byrd of The Block in Midtown Detroit, and Godwin Ihentuge of Yum Village in Detroit's New Center neighborhood. The two discuss the difficulties of the past year, as restaurants were uniquely hard hit during the pandemic. Now, it looks like most of the restrictions on indoor dining could be removed by July first. What did they learn about their businesses over the last year, and how are they preparing for the return of customers? Also, which...

Duration:00:25:22

The Week That Was - 05/21/2021 - Another Bizarre Week

5/21/2021
Join Craig and his panel as they discuss the big stories in the news this week. On the agenda: will there be a commission to look into the January 6th attack on the Capitol; Michigan's schedule for reopening is accelerating; newly released police video raises questions about the deaths of two men at the hands of police; New York and the Feds team up to investigate the Trump Organization; plus more. As always, look for our nominees for "schmuck of the week"! Craig's guests this week include...

Duration:01:04:37

The "F" in FOIA is Supposed to Stand for Freedom, not F***!

5/19/2021
Craig's guest is longtime Michigan Capitol reporter and former publisher of the Gongwer News Service, John Lindstrom. This week, they discuss Michigan's Freedom of Information Act laws, and the flaws within. They also have some ideas on how to fix it.

Duration:00:35:47

Rocket Community Fund Partners with Local Non-Profits to Create One-Stop Shop For Residents with Housing Problems

5/17/2021
Craig's guest is Laura Grannemann, Vice President of the Rocket Community Fund. The City of Detroit, Rocket Community Fund and CHN Housing Partners announced recently a $2.2 million in investment that will help create the "Detroit Housing Network" a one-stop shop for residents that need assistance with housing problems. The Detroit Housing Network and use investment to strengthen and grow services to homeowners including mortgage and financial counseling, property tax foreclosure...

Duration:00:21:34

The Week That Was - 05/14/2021 - James Craig, Republican Infighting, Masks, and Schmucks!

5/14/2021
Join Craig and his panel as they discuss the big news stories of the week! Some of the stories n the agenda for the week of May 14th: Liz Cheney is ousted from Republican leadership, while the party tries to distance itself from the January 6th Capitol insurrection; DPD Chief James Craig resigns, and hints at a future in Michigan politics; east coasters search for gasoline; businesses are hurting for workers, but people aren't rushing back; and of course, nominees for "schmuck of the...

Duration:01:08:40

Barb McQuade on "The Community Policing Innovations Initiative" - Grants to Help Local Police Departments Reform How They Police

5/13/2021
Craig's guest is former U.S. Prosecutor, Michigan Law Professor, and MSNBC contributor Barb McQuade. She has been named chair of the Community Policing Innovations Initiative, a new grant program funded by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Ballmer Group, and Oakland County. The pilot program includes five cities in partnership with their local law enforcement on community projects that address systemic inequities in policing and public safety....

Duration:00:28:23

Big Proposed Changes to the Mental Health System in Michigan - Is It Necessary, or a Cash Grab for Insurance Companies?

5/11/2021
Craig's guest is Tom Watkins, former Director of the Michigan Department of Mental Healh under former Governor Jim Blanchard. He also served as the director of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority. The two discuss bills being considered by the Republican leadership in the Michigan Senate that would shift responsibility for mental health services away from non-profit providers to health insurance companies in Michigan. Critics argue its a way to siphon 3 billion dollars...

Duration:00:26:03

A Conversation with Vickie Thomas, the New Director of Communications for the City of Detroit

5/10/2021
Craig's guest is Vickie Thomas, who worked for WWJ Newsradio 950 for 30 years, and was a Detroit media fixture until last week. She chronicled the changes in the city, and saw generations of reporters come and go. After three decades at WWJ, she started asking: "What else is there?" Then she got a call from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who convinced her to take a job as the city's communications director. On April 29, she retired from WWJ. On Monday, she starts her new job with the...

Duration:00:29:32

The Week That Was - 05/07/2021 - Republicans Gone Wild!

5/7/2021
Join host Craig Fahle and his panel as they discuss the news of the week. This week, we'll dive into the inner workings of the Republican Party, as they work to purge Liz Cheney from leadership; Mitch McConnell's pledge to work against the Biden administration; vaccine paranoia and our quest for herd immunity; the ongoing election "audit" in Arizona; parking shenanigans in downtown Detroit; the end of menthol smokes; and of course, nominees for "schmuck of the week." Panelists this week...

Duration:01:05:43

What Are NFT's, and Why Are They So Popular?

5/6/2021
Craig's guest is Bill Shea, reporter for The Athletic. Bill has covered the business side of sports for many years, previously with Crain's Detroit Business, and now with The Athletic. Recently, his work has focused on the spiking interest in so called NFT's (non-fungible tokens) and how this new crypto currency based digital art and collectibles market is impacting sports, sports collectibles, the art world, and more. Fascinating stuff.

Duration:00:30:01

The Week That Was - 04/30/2021 - Biden's Speech To Congress, The Republican Response, Rudy G and the FBI, and our Schmuck Nominees!

4/30/2021
Join Craig and his panel as they break down the big stories of the week, including President Biden's address to Congress, and the Republican response; Rudy Giuliani's visit from the FBI; fights over COVID relief funding and rules in Lansing; Bobby Ferguson's early release from Prison, and more. Don't forget, there will also be the nominees for "schmuck of the week"! Craig's panel this week includes Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit; attorney Todd Perkins; and political...

Duration:01:09:34

Michigan's Constitution Needs Some Updates...The Referendum Process is Broken

4/27/2021
Craig's guest is longtime Michigan Capitol journalist John Lindstrom, former publisher of Gongwer News Service. They discuss Michigan's referendum law, and how it allows a small percentage of voters and oversized say on state policy, and how it sometimes circumvents the will of the voters.

Duration:00:28:42

A Conversation with Darci McConnell of the Grosse Pointe Park City Council

4/26/2021
Craig's guest is Darci McConnell, longtime communications professional and journalist, who was appointed to the Grosse Pointe Park City Council in November of 2020. She is now seeking a full term on the council in this year's election. McConnell's appointment made history last year as she is the first African-American to ever hold a position on the Grosse Pointe Park City Council. The east side suburb has been in the news over the years for a number of reasons, including policing tactics,...

Duration:00:28:40

The Week That Was - 04/23/2021 - The Chauvin Verdict, Covid, Whitmer's Travels, Detroit Politics and Schmucks

4/23/2021
Join Craig and his pundits of the round table as they break down the big stories of the week. This week, they discuss the aftermath of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, and other recent cases of violence involving police; the ongoing fight against Covid -19, and the political fight that goes along with it; Detroit gets ready for a big election; and of course, nominees for "Schmuck of the Week." This week's expanded panel includes regular guests Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel of...

Duration:01:10:27