- Chief James Craig is giving up police work for politics. Pundit Tracey Martin joins the crew to speculate on his chances. Follow us all on social media Tracey Martin (Twitter @CoffeePolitico), M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) and Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor). Professor Matt returns; coincidentally, Joey Zuver prepares to transfer to an accredited podcast.
- THE STRAIGHT DOPE: Detroit Police Chief James Craig and ML spent a lot of time together last summer during the Detroit Will Breathe marches. Now the chief is following ML into … politics? To find out what he may be running for and which party he may be running in, you’ll have to tune in.
- Marc asks Tracey whether Mayor Mike Duggan can be beat. She answers immediately and unequivocally.
- Tracey breaks down some of the other Detroit contests, offering her take on the odds a Coleman Young will return to the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (aka “city hall.”)
- GEEK OF THE WEEK: A disgraced Michigan lawmaker who sued The Detroit News gets his comeuppance — and a $20,000 bill. But at least he won this honor!
- THIS WEEK IN SOFT HISTORY: Perfesser Matt Jennings is back … and badder than ever.
- ROOM 7609: It’s our 101st episode, so we book Depeche Mode into the New Wave suite to perform “Nothing,” which is included in their landmark two-disc album “101.”
- FIRST AMENDMENT TIME: Our mail bag is empty, leaving plenty of room next week for missives e-mailed to [email protected]
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- HARD OUT: Need a new ride? Roy O’Brien has been putting metro Detroiters on wheels for 74 years. Before you shop anywhere else, get on the right track to 9 Mile and Mack and check out their super groovy showroom. Find our more at www.royobrien.net.
- Stop looking so terrible and go get a haircut from Lady Janes. Visit Lady Janes website, find the nearest location and book your appointment today.
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