The Daily J

The Daily J

The Daily J

CATEGORY: News
A daily dive into the top story across metro Detroit. The podcast will feature WWJ reporters, newsmakers and experts to quickly, thoroughly and entertainingly take us through the story.
  1. May 20, 2022
    11 min
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    Food trucks are back in Detroit. Does that mean the city is back from COVID?
    The Detroit food truck rally returns for another summer of feeding downtown. Over 75 food trucks will rotate throughout the summer Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. WWJ's Zach Clark explores whether food trucks ca…
  2. May 19, 2022
    10 min
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    Outrage over parking changes in Royal Oak: Will the city make adjustments?
    Back in November, the city of Royal Oak changed its parking system on surface streets — a move that's caused relative chaos across the last six months. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark takes a road trip to fi…
  3. May 18, 2022
    10 min
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    Should Americans be worried about UFOs? Congress is.
    The U.S. Congress held its first open hearing on UFOs in over 50 years. Are UFOs real? And if they are, do they pose a danger to planet Earth? WWJ's Zach Clark goes out of this world to find the answers in a ne…
  4. May 17, 2022
    10 min
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    Metro Detroit parents growing more desperate as baby formula remains scarce
    Even though the Abbott plant in Michigan is set to reopen, it could be up to 10 weeks before it starts producing baby formula again. So, what will parents who rely on formula do when they find store shelves bar…
  5. May 16, 2022
    10 min
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    Another violent weekend in Detroit: Could federal dollars be the key to reducing crime in the city?
    Detroit Police Chief James White was at the White House on Friday talking about reducing crime in a city notorious for violence... But then a bloody weekend in Detroit followed. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Cla…
  6. May 13, 2022
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    200,000 people expected to pack Eastern Market as Flower Day returns for first time in 3 years
    Flower Day at Eastern Market has been happening on the Sunday after Mother's Day for over 50 years. But this year, a record-setting crowd is expected because of pent-up demand after the show shut down during th…
  7. May 12, 2022
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    COVID-19 cases are spiking — Should Michiganders go back to 'masking up'? And will the government reinstate restrictions?
    As Americans mark 1 million COVID-19 deaths, cases in Michigan are quickly rising. Should masks go back on indoors, and will the state issue new mandates? What will happen to small businesses? WWJ's Zach Clark…
  8. May 11, 2022
    10 min
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    A fight over whales in Detroit: Should the mural be forcibly uncovered?
    Since 1997, the Broderick Tower in Detroit has been covered by a huge whale mural, painted by world famous artist and Michigan native Wyland. The mural is currently covered up by another piece of art (that is a…
  9. May 10, 2022
    9 min
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    Who are the "clinic defenders" helping people access abortions in Metro Detroit?
    Abortion is still legal in Michigan, at least for now. It is also legal to protest in Michigan, which happens often outside of abortion clinics. WWJ's Zach Clark brings us the story of Metro Detroit's abortion…
  10. May 09, 2022
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    Environmental risk or deliverer of affordable fuel: What's the deal with the Line 5 pipeline?
    The Line 5 pipeline, which delivers oil across the Straits of Mackinac, has long been an international controversy. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to shut it down while campaigning, but that hasn't happen…
  11. May 06, 2022
    9 min
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    How to celebrate Mother's Day: Could we make it easier for moms to work?
    A new survey shows that 300,000 more women would be a part of the workforce (where workers are desperately needed) but are sidelined because of the rising cost of childcare. On a new Daily J, heading into Mothe…
  12. May 05, 2022
    10 min
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    With Eminem headed to the Hall of Fame, what is Detroit's place in rap music history?
    Over 30 Detroit-based acts have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — with the latest being global superstar Eminem, a rap icon. Where does that leave Detroit in the rap music scene? WWJ's Zach Cl…
  13. May 04, 2022
    10 min
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    Should a Michigan mom go to prison after her child brought THC gummies to school, sending kids to the hospital?
    More than a dozen kindergartners were sickened, several taken to a hospital, after a classmate brought THC infused gummies to his school in Clio, Michigan. In a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark examines how this h…
  14. May 03, 2022
    10 min
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    Can one money problem fix another? The Federal Reserve sure hopes so
    Inflation is at a generational high here in the United States, which is causing a sharp rise in prices. To tamp down on inflation, the Federal Reserve is meeting to discuss an interest rate hike. But what does…
  15. May 02, 2022
    10 min
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    It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Why are so many teachers leaving the profession? And how do we fix it?
    Although it was happening before, the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased the number of teachers looking for a career change. How can the teacher brain drain be stopped? WWJ's Zach Clark explores the answer…
  16. April 29, 2022
    10 min
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    Clutch: The inspiration behind Wayne County Lyfe, a Metro Detroit comedy duo on the rise
    With millions of views across multiple platforms, the Wayne County Lyfe social media channels are among the most popular in Michigan. What makes Cody, Dip Cup and Uncle Terry so relatable? Find out with Zach Cl…
  17. April 28, 2022
    10 min
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    You weren't alone if you always called it 'Pine Knob'. Why exactly are names so powerful?
    Metro Detroiters have seen their fair share of name changes over the years. No longer can you go to Hudson's. Or Farmer Jack. What makes brand names so powerful? WWJ's Zach Clark has the answer in a new Daily J…
  18. April 27, 2022
    10 min
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    Family of a Novi man imprisoned in Russia 1,216 days wonders if President Biden has forgotten
    Paul Whelan of Novi, Michigan, was arrested in Russia in 2018 — accused of being a spy; something he was convicted of in 2020. In a swap, the Americans and Russians exchanged a prisoner, but it wasn't Whelan. I…
  19. April 26, 2022
    8 min
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    As the Detroit auto show returns post-COVID, what does the future hold for the annual event?
    There hasn't been a North American International Auto Show since 2019, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Not only is the auto show back in Detroit for 2022, but it's making its late summer debut. In a new Dai…
  20. April 25, 2022
    9 min
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    How much recess do kids need? Experts say young students aren't getting enough
    The CDC says kids in grades K-5 should get at least 20 minutes of recess per day. A new study shows that 20% of kids in Michigan — about 100,000 children — aren't even getting that much. WWJ's Zach Clark takes…

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