Sunday, August 31, 2014

Valerie Vande Panne on Just talkin' with Sam

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Local legend and podcaster Sam McClain of Just talkin' with Sam did this interview with EIC Valerie Vande Panne. We gotta say, Sam was a generous, fun host, and we enjoyed our time chatting with him!  Thanks to him and all our readers and listeners!...

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MT Labor Day weekend reads

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

This weekend's gonna be a long one. And, chances are you'll probably itch for some time away from ongoing Labor Day festivities. If that's the case, perhaps a few long-reads will help pass the time. If so, may we offer a few suggestions. "Marathon Man: A Michigan dentist's improbable transformation"...

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Jane Slaughter on Channel 4 this morning!

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 8:45 AM

MT's restaurant reviewer Jane Slaughter is on WDIV Channel 4's Flashpoint this morning at 10am. ...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Hurricane Katrina's 9th anniversary is today

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Lest we forget, the bulk of the damage New Orleans experienced in 2005 was the result of flooding, caused by multiple breached and broken levees.  This might be something to keep in mind as we watch our highways and homes flood this summer. Infrastructure desperately needs to be updated. We can...

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Guyette: Differences exist between water 'payment plan' and 'affordability plan'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM

If state law doesn't allow for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to implement a water "affordability plan" then an effort must be made to change the law, says Curt Guyette, investigative reporter at the ACLU of Michigan.  In a piece at Guyette's "Democracy Watch" blog, he says the...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WXYZ to open new studio in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

WXYZ-TV Channel 7 announce today it would open a new studio in the Dan Gilbert-owned Chase Tower in downtown Detroit later this year.  The glass-enclosed studio will face outward and be located on the ground-floor lobby of the 14-story building at 611 Woodward Avenue; it will serve as the...

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Metro Times EIC Valerie Vande Panne makes Write A House finalist list

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Write A House, an non-profit organization established to refurbish and fill three houses in a neighborhood north of Hamtramck with writers, announced today ten finalists for its residency program — including Valerie Vande Panne, Metro Times editor-in-chief. The organization says it received roughly 350 applications in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wayne State offers students a 30% discount

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

But there's a catch. There's always a catch: To be eligible, students must complete at least 24 credits during the fall 2014 and winter 2015 semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Please note that the Spring/Summer Tuition Break cannot be combined with other tuition discounts...

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News Hits: Water fair draws thousands, oil company halts operations in suburbs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

‘CARE’ BUILDING DEMOLISHED Any memories of the so-called “Care” building in downtown Detroit will have to live on through a Kid Rock music video and countless photos of the past that captured the structure. Last week, the 5,800-square-foot building was demolished by court order. Anthony Pieroni, part-owner of real...

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Lake Erie toxic algae generates water alert for Canadian island

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Toxic algae in Lake Erie prompted officials in Canada to issue a water alert for residents of Pelee Island, The Toledo Blade reports. The alert, issued by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, says the blue-green algae has impacted water quality along the island's shoreline. Beaches have been closed, the...

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