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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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