Banished words; New congressional districts mean big changes, new races; Detroit Council rolls out new doc system

On today's show:

00:43 Peter Szatmary from Lake Superior State University joins us to talk about their annual banished words list. Do you use some of these? I know I do:

11:00 Thanks to Fusion Marketing for sponsoring today's episode of Daily Detroit.

11:30 Congressional district changes mean that lots of incumbents need to find new places to run, or will have to primary. Rashida Tlaib is going to run in a far less progressive 12th District that now includes Livonia and Westland; Shri Thanedar is looking at running in the 12th that's more moderate with the addition of the Grosse Pointes and lots of downriver; Plus, an Oakland County fight between two Democratic incumbents. And Brenda Lawrence just isn't gonna run in 2022.

13:20 A related issue is the question of state and other districts in Detroit and how they were drawn. A lawsuit has been filed by some Detroit elected officials and others that the new districts don't represent the city well. But some aren't buying that argument. Crossing political lines over 8 Mile is always going to be controversial in this region, and so is the trend of African Americans leaving the city to the suburbs, changing demographics everywhere.

16:12 COVID-19 cases are astronomical in Michigan. The city of Detroit is ramping up testing, and we share how to make an appointment.

17:04 A couple stories about Detroit City Council. There's a new president, Mary Sheffield; and pro tem, James Tate. Plus, some listeners have been finding some council agendas and supporting documents missing. Well, that's because the council changed vendors and at the end of the term the service was switched off in favor of a new one. We have details on the rollout, when, and if you're going to be able to access older docs online.

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