Thanks to you, WDET will be here for everyone who needs it in these troubling times.
$340,700 raised
Thank you to the more than 2,600 people who have helped us exceed the $325,000 Spring Fundraiser goal! We are humbled and grateful for your support. It’s never too late to invest in the news and music you need. Give Now ›

One Detroit, No Brooks, and Other Items from Mackinac Policy Conference

post thumbnail image

Image credit: wdet

WDET’s Jerome Vaughn and Pat Batcheller preview Day 1 of the annual gathering.

Tweet This

One of the key themes of this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference is ensuring everyone in Detroit benefits from the city’s development. Organizers of the annual gathering on Mackinac Island say they’re focused on creating one Detroit, rather than two cities—one rich, the other poor. WDET’s Jerome Vaughn is covering the conference. He tells Pat Batcheller there’s a lot of emphasis on the city this year. Jerome also reports one of the most popular events of past policy conferences—the “Big Four” meeting with Detroit’s mayor and county executives—isn’t happening this year, because one of the key players decided not to attend.


Pat Batcheller, Senior News Editor

Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.

pbatcheller@wdet.org Follow @patbwdet

Stay connected to Detroit