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Oustevie
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Posted From: 141.210.40.191
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone. I know that this subject has been almost overdiscussed in this forum, but I wanted to make you all aware that on my news/talk radio show on WXOU (Oakland University College Radio) we will discuss Detroit's future and what needs to be done to address all of Detroit's current issues. I was inspired by reading through all of these forums and reading all of your comments about how to make a better Detroit.

The show is this Wednesday, April 12th at 4 p.m. on 88.3 FM (Only available north of Oakland University) or on our online live webstream at www.wxou.org. We want to hear from you! Call us on-air at 248.370.4274, contact us on AIM at screenname: wxoudj during the show, or you can e-mail us at news@wxou.org. Let your voice be heard about our city! Again, we want to hear from you!

You can also leave comments under this thread. What can be done to make Detroit the city we want it to be?

Thanks
Steve

(Message edited by oustevie on April 10, 2006)
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 111
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 1:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the majority of people who get this station wont give a damn
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 290
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 198.103.184.76
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With respect to the first line of your post: Yes, your news/talk radio show on WXOU has been almost overdiscussed in this forum. :-)

Seriously: I hope people participate.
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Oustevie
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Posted From: 141.210.52.125
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 3:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry, I need to read over my writing before I post. What I mean is I know that how to make Detroit better has been over discussed.

And to the comment about getting the station: That is what the webstream info is for. Tune into www.wxou.org if you're not in the area. Our webstream is the best way to get the station regardless because we have a weak signal due to the development of stations in the Metro Detroit area.

And also, I just wanted to add if you think the people out in this area aren't affected by the city of Detroit, I'd like to hear why. We are considered the Metro-Detroit area aren't we?

Steve
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1551
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Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 3:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope you have a good program Steve.

I'll try to tune in.
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Oustevie
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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thank you....i hope you'll call in or IM us with your comments!
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Oustevie
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 141.210.46.180
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't forget -- the show is this afternoon. We'll take comments while were on the air (phone: 248.370.4274, AIM: wxoudj, or e-mail: news@wxou.org) or we'll take comments here in the forum and by e-mail beforehand.

Topic: What can Detroit do to recover from years of issues.

For info of how to tune in, check my original post. Remember -- the best way to tune is is via the internet stream at www.wxou.org.

Steve
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1586
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Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd like to hear about regional government and mass transit. I'll try to email a question, but here is some background info:

http://www.mlui.org/transporta tion/fullarticle.asp?fileid=17 021
http://www.mlui.org/growthmana gement/fullarticle.asp?fileid= 17017
http://www.mlui.org/growthmana gement/fullarticle.asp?fileid= 17014
http://www.mlui.org/growthmana gement/fullarticle.asp?fileid= 17015
http://www.mlui.org/transporta tion/fullarticle.asp?fileid=17 010
http://www.modeldmedia.com/fea tures/london40.aspx
http://www.modeldmedia.com/fea tures/transit39.aspx
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1587
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Posted From: 209.131.7.68
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can't get the stream to work on this computer.

Says it cannot find server.

Any idea what might be up?
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Oustevie
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Post Number: 7
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Posted From: 141.210.40.191
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 4:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you need to use real player or musicmatch -- windows media player does not work with the stream.
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1593
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oops. We don't have that software here.

Good luck...
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Eric_c
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Post Number: 699
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.250.202.175
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm listening.
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Iheartthed
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Post Number: 4
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Posted From: 141.213.66.145
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So... I'm listening. Nothing really thought provoking. I might have even become a little dumber by listening.

We can start by losing the condescending tone. Maybe you could balance this "discussion" out with more city dwellers? How about we talk about how the erosion of the city core will eventually erode the suburbs? Maybe even lose the "us"/"them" talk too.
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Iheartthed
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Posted From: 141.213.66.145
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about we also think about how suburbanites aren't really the target when we talk about competitiveness? This discussion is almost purely "how do we get suburbanites into the city?"

How do we get people from other areas of the country into the city? Why was metro Detroit the slowest growing metropolis of its size in the past 30 years? I'm gonna have to give this discussion a thumbs down guys.
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Lurker
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Posted From: 65.196.220.198
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why don't you call up the radio program? It's happening right now. C'mon, don't be shy.
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Iheartthed
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Posted From: 141.213.66.145
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would but I'm listening to the program from a public computer lab...

I'd do it if I were at home. I'm hoping they're checking the board.
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Eric_c
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Post Number: 700
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Posted From: 68.76.202.10
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Useless.
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Oustevie
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Post Number: 8
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Posted From: 172.169.217.121
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We weren't checking the board -- I'm sorry. It gets rough to run the board and run the computer.
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Ltorivia485
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Post Number: 2521
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Posted From: 199.74.87.98
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 1:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ousteve, how would you have access to news that is not normally discussed on mainstream television and radio? I read sites such as Detroit Uncovered or the Michigan Citizen because they cover what is really happening in the city but the city officials don't want the public to be informed about the corrupt matters.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4785
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 3:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

read sites such as Detroit Uncovered or the Michigan Citizen because they cover what is really happening in the city but the city officials don't want the public to be informed about the corrupt matters.




It's amazing to me that someone who claims to be as educated as you are could read the Michigan Citizen and perceive it as reputable news. Absolutely astounding. There's a reason why a lot of the pap they put on their pages isn't touched by anybody else. You'd think that would be a red flag. Instead it's a means of attraction... Go figure.
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623kraw
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Post Number: 890
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Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 3:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Damn - the only one that doesn't crash my computer in Windows Media. Can this be heard on an old fashioned radio?
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Ltorivia485
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Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 4:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aram, it's obvious to me that anything that is not "mainstream" in your view is not worth news at all. I guess I should not read Detroit Uncovered either! After all, who wants to listen to a police officer who knows the ins and outs of the municipal building and DPD??????

Keep on reading the Freep and Detroit News. They don't tell half the problems that occur within the city of Detroit.
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Metrodetguy
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Posted From: 70.141.181.191
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 4:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice try Ltorivia in comparing Detroit Uncovered (factual inside info) with the likes of "The Michigan Citizen".
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 6:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hahahah Detroituncovered FACTUAL...that is the biggest laugh out of you yet Metro. I think you are still Bennett the disgruntled guy who runs that mess.
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65memories
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 6:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, comparing Detroit Uncovered to the Michigan Citizen is an insult to Detroit Uncovered.
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 6:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Uncovered is an insult to Detroit! The biggest bunch of rumors and gossip in town...kind of like the National Enquirer of Detroit
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Brian
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oakland University discussing Detroit. I guess the other problems of other cities in Michigan ain't worth a damn to discuss. They report those other problems in the paper as well.

How come any news station will use Detroit as a way to get ratings when their hosts and listeners won't step foot in Detroit unless there is a parade, fire works or other infrequent event. Ask those folks to shop in Detroit on a regular basis and they will no longer claim that this is Metro Detroit.
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Johnnny5
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 10:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Oakland University discussing Detroit. I guess the other problems of other cities in Michigan ain't worth a damn to discuss. They report those other problems in the paper as well.

How come any news station will use Detroit as a way to get ratings when their hosts and listeners won't step foot in Detroit unless there is a parade, fire works or other infrequent event. Ask those folks to shop in Detroit on a regular basis and they will no longer claim that this is Metro Detroit."

This is Metro Detroit, that is why the news stations discuss it. The majority of listeners could care less what is happening in Harrison Twp or Walled Lake. Why would someone leave the suburbs to go shopping in Detroit? With a few exceptions it's been a long time since that has happened.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4790
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Posted From: 68.41.124.8
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Detroit Uncovered is an insult to Detroit! The biggest bunch of rumors and gossip in town...kind of like the National Enquirer of Detroit




Says the person who started a thread questioning Mildred Gaddis' gender...
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Swingline
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Post Number: 457
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Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 12:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aram, your disdain for the Michigan Citizen is misplaced. While this paper may overreach on occasion or sometimes tend to elevate so-called community leaders whose voices are undeserving, it is staffed with reporters and editors who are knowledgeable about Detroit and are not afraid to tackle issues that are unpopular with mainstream media. The Citizen understands politics and government in this city just as well as the mainstream media that so often is staffed with newcomers to the area who are far removed from the people and history of Detroit.

The editorial voice of the Citizen is needed in Detroit, and, probably much to your surprise, it is respected by Detroit leaders as well. Open your mind a bit
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Ltorivia485
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Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 2:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ilovedetroit, keep deluding yourself. It's becoming incredibly more difficult to defend Kwame Kilpatrick's behavior and policies.

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