The Craig Fahle Show

Podcast for Monday, August 20, 2012

On today's show, listeners call in to join the conversation about the current issues facing the Detroit Public School Board. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter also had a chance to speak with DPS Communications Director Steve Wasko. Wayne State University Industrial Relations Professor Michael Belzer speaks with Craig about Detroit’s place in global trade. Michigan Truth Squad referee Rick Haglund discusses some of Michigan's most pressing issues. Haglund has covered Michigan business, economics and government at several newspapers throughout the state and currently writes his own blog, MichEconomy.

Callers join Craig in a conversation about Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment and whether he should step down. MOCAD's Curator of Public Engagement and Commando Program creator, Jon Brumit and one of the creative researchers behind the Midwest Radical Culture Corridor, Dan Wang, speak with Craig about a new initiative coming to the MOCAD this fall. Rachel Lachover, Associate Director of CommunityNEXT, speaks with Craig about empowering young adults to bring about positive change in the city of Detroit. CommunityNEXT's upcoming Third Annual Pitch For Detroit, Aug. 26, will rally young adults to help drive the revitalization of Detroit with a day-long charity softball tournament and community event at Southfield's Inglenook Park. Crain's Detroit Business Deputy Managing Editor Dan Duggan joins Craig to talk about this year's Living in the D issue of Crain's. The issue comes out today and focuses on riverfront development, history and plans.