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Detroit is Different with Planning Mike Forsyth

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Today I feature a podcast interview with Michael Forsyth and discuss urban planning, Detroit, and his bar the Detroit City Distillery. Mike is currently working for the Live6 project gathering funds, support, and awareness for business owners, community groups, and advocates throughout the Livernois & 6 mile neighborhood.

In the interview we explore Mike’s childhood in Bath MI and move to Detroit. Forsyth grew up in an entrepreneurial household where his father developed a landscaping company with support of his wife and creativity. Elaborate fixtures of rocks, waterways, and sands in condos, homes, and office spaces is the expertise of Mike’s father. This influence led to Mike exploring equitable ways of designing landscapes that are environmentally balanced. We also talk about Mike’s time in Seatle, the history of HUD, and Detroit zoning/ districting.
This is an entertaining and informative podcast interview, check it out!

Detroit is Different with Dara & David Harper

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Dara & David Harper are creatives. The couple met in NYC years ago both working in theater and film. Today they lead Noble Peak INC which publishes books, produces film, and directs theater. Partnering to produce, direct, and write a series of plays, the Harper’s are a team of creativity. Their play ‘Passing’ which has started Mayowa Reynolds has been well received to thousands of Detroiters over the years.

Dara shares her process of writing and producing. Today she is finalizing touches on her animated feature ‘The Ice Princess.’ (FYI: since the interview The Sky Princess has been accepted into the Cannes Film Festival. Visit http://theskyprincess.com/ today and find out more about the movie today.)

Detroit is Different with Dr Paul Thomas

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Detroit is Different is about culture and business makes up a lot of that for our city. The products, services, and the style/ process in which they’re delivered are uniquely Detroit. The gate of the Detroit River has welcomed world travelers for centuries. Today the port remains America’s busiest border for importing and exporting goods. I’ve always felt the best asset we’ve offered the world are Detroiters.

Dr. Paul Thomas is one of the Detroiters going against conventional wisdom. Dr. Thomas leads Plum Health which is a family medical practice. The likes of the conglomerate giants Henry Ford Health Systems, Beaumont, and the Juggernaut of the Detroit Medical Center has changed the way medicine is delivered here. America has witnessed the medical industry change over the decade to decade more than any other industry that flourishes. Dr. Thomas provides an old school style practice with today’s technology and savvy for clients. His 24 hour service, home visit, and self/tech reliant administration is cost conservative for clients.
I host a podcast discussion with Dr. Thomas about his practice, roots in the Metro Detroit area, time at Wayne State University Medical School, and more. We dove into his Grandparents ties from Eastern Europe to Hamtramck and Eastside Detroit. We also talk about his connection to Detroit City Football Club Le Rouge. In health we talk Diabetes, Hyper tension, and Heart Disease. Getting healthy, staying healthy, and changing lifestyle.

I welcome you to check out the Detroit is Different Podcast with Dr. Paul Thomas.  If you’re interested in contacting Dr. Thomas visit him online at http://www.plumhealthdpc.com/ or call him anytime at (313) 444-5630.

Detroit is Different Podcast: Todd Russell Perkins

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Todd Russell Perkins shared a humbling amount of knowledge and commitment. The entrepreneur opened up about his interest in business and start of his now leading Perkins Law Group. The podcast interview was part of the 1st Friday event hosted by Perkins Law Group highlighting Black businesses throughout Detroit. An active engaged audience asked about law, his views on the current Police brutality headlines, and reparations. The insight and drive of Attorney Perkins is evident and amazing.

Detroit is Different Podcast: Jocelyn Rainey & Mike Willingham

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Jocelyn Rainey and Mike Willingham blessed Detroit is Different for April 2015 as my Visual Artist features. In Detroit is Different style today we close April with a Podcast interview. I talked Detroit and their families history in Detroit. Jocelyn and I talked about her love for House Music and travel. Also she gave great insight into ways to begin an art collection. Mike Willingham and I discussed the impact of hip-hop on his artistry. We also talked about one of my supporters in hip-hop RIP MC Breed.

Listen to the Detroit is Different Podcast today.

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Detroit is Different Podcast: Thornetta Davis

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Detroit is Different’s March 2015 feature was the great Thornetta Davis. We spent a month together sharing stories, artistry, and ideas. Saturday March 31, 2015 at the Jam Handy Thornetta Davis joined me for a live recording of the Detroit is Different Podcast.

We discussed her start as a vocalist. During our discussion for the podcast she highlighted her interest in the Blues. Thornetta shared the story of her introduction into singing, writing, and performing the Blues. Thornetta is a gem to Detroit’s artistry.

The most intriguing fact she shared was the making of her song ‘Sunday Morning Music’ from her first studio album. It’s one of my favorite songs from Thornetta. I offer you a sample of the song to begin the podcast.

Detroit is Different Podcast with the Blues Diva Thornetta Davis

Detroit is Different Podcast: Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur

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Saturday February 21, 2015 Detroit is Different collaborated with Author and Freedom Fight Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur to deliver a dynamic event. Yusef delivered a speech, and artists delivered performance. Detroit is Different’s February feature Yusef Shakur was the guest for the ‘7 O’Clock Saturday Stories’ live podcasting. For the evening Yusef delivered his ‘State of Black Detroit Address.’ Yusef’s address was anchored by performances from poet Raina Baker, spoken word artist KULTURE Ivory, hip-hop artist G Mac, guitarist Jabari Reynolds, and myself.

Detroit is Different Podcast Interview with Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur

Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur’s 2015 State of Black Detroit Address

This all took place at Nandi’s Knowledge Café in Highland Park. An audience of approximately 50 guests attended this event. I opened a dialogue between Yusef and guests seeking to gather his perspective on the current status of Detroit. This is a rich experience, event, and interview. I hope you appreciate the content. Click Play below to listen to the ‘Detroit is Different Podcast Interview’ and/or ‘State of Black Detroit Address.’

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KULTURE & Raina Baker, Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur, Guests at Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe for the State of Black Detroit & Detroit is Different Music and Podcasting LIVE

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Detroit is Different Podcast with Sharon McPhail

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I welcomed an open discussion with the Honorable Sharon McPhail for the Detroit is Different podcast’s November 2014 Politics theme. We discussed a mix of topics regarding her commitment to family, Detroit, and advocacy. Her journey from Massachusetts, to leading the Wolverine Bar Association, to working with Mayor Coleman Young are all covered.

Currently Sharon McPhail is a superintendent of a K – 12 school. We discuss the roles families and fathers play in the lives of children. Also the impact hip-hop has. This is an interview rich with content and history. Please enjoy and listen in.

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