Alaina Fruge’ & her Daughter Ariahn Dawkins will be one of the newest members of the Detroit is Different Family. Ariahn is a 3-year-old Detroiter with the spirit, attitude, and smile of JOY! In this interview we speak with Alaina about balancing her life as a Radio One Producer and Mother. Also, Ariahn shares her appreciation for games, animals, and dance. Watch this engaging interview and meet Alaina & Ariahn.
Detroit Poetry has a legacy that is strong with icons like Gloria House and Dudley Randall. The history of Broadside Press is carried on through the tireless and phenomenal work of jessica Care moore. The creator of Black Women Rock, Moore Black Press, and Internationally known spoken word artist is also King’s Mother. King is her son that has authored his first book of poems ‘A Piece of a Poem.’ King is a 9 year old Detroiter with poetry covering topics as vast as Police Brutality, Family, and Nature. I feature my friend and mentor jessica Care moore and my little homie King.
Tina Castleberry is the owner of the Garden Bug located in Detroit’s historic Rosedale Park neighborhood. Tina Castleberry is also an urban gardener providing services for over 30 clients gardens/ farms. After years of work in retirement with the support of her husband, son, and daughter Tina struck out into business. The Garden Bug provides gardening solutions inside the heart of Detroit. Check out this interview and see where you can begin your garden in Detroit. The Garden Bug specializes in flowers, vegetables, and lawn care.
Sylvia Hubbard is the founder of Michigan Literary Network and author of over 35 novels and an independent publisher. Hubbard began her journey as an independent publisher leaving a marriage and raising her three adolescent children. Her story of entrepreneurship and success is remarkable. Watch this interview as she shares how she started and keeps developing in business, romance, suspense, and mystery novels.
When you start the show with William B. Davis (aka Cigarette Smoking Man) of the The X-Files, you know it’s going to be a great night. We continued with Open Systems Technologies, Inc., Local Apparel USA, practical effects and make up professional Daniel Phillips and model / welder Alloy Ash from the upcoming Motor City Comic Con. We also talked through the weekend’s mayhem at Penguicon 2016, our glorious victory at getting people drinking and having fun, this Thursday’s Metro Detroit Podcaster Meetup, and all sorts of other topics for episode 142 of the IT in The D show live from the Podcast Detroit studio. Give it a listen folks, it was one HELL of an episode! Special thanks to CKC agency for helping us with guest coordination…and stay tuned for even more next week!
Meet Norma G’s! Norma G’s is a Caribbean food truck, looking for a brick and mortar location in to open in Detroit. Owner Lester Gouvia grew up surrounded by traditional West Indian cuisine, and was taught to cook by his mother. These dishes usually include curry goat, chicken, and lamb mixed with root vegetables to make a hearty meal. This week’s Small Biz Stories features his journey to winning the Motor City Match program.
Meet Social Sushi! Social Sushi is a unique experience, serving a curated menu of sustainable sushi paired with a special sauce and community engagement. Every Saturday, they collaborate with Our/Detroit Vodka for a popup dinner and networking event. Owner Jay Radford is developing Social Sushi into a sustainable restaurant, breathing new life into a currently empty space, creating jobs, working with local farmers for produce, and exclusively using sustainable seafood. This week’s Small Biz Stories features his journey to winning the Motor City Match program.