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The Daily Detroit Happy Hour

The Daily Detroit Happy Hour is Detroit’s dinner party conversation, with multiple segments with local tastemakers, artists and entrepreneurs. They don’t call it the Paris of the Midwest for nothing! Host Sven Gustafson is a former journalist and bartender, and a fan of tasty food and drink — and Swedish pancakes. He hosts a smart and engaging conversation about Detroit’s fast-changing restaurant, arts and entertainment scene each week with a variety of fascinating guests and quick-hit segments. Join us as we explore the city through a fun and insightful lens.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

It's time for another season of Detroit City FC soccer.

On the cusp of the team hitting the pitch on Saturday, Sven sat down with Sean Mann. He's a co-owner, co-founder and CEO of Detroit City FC.

They play out of Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, and draw thousands of people on average to every game. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the team, the upcoming season, plans to play more games, their community involvement... and the specter of Major League Soccer coming to Detroit and what that might mean for the team.

 

Apr 20, 2018

Put on your earbuds and sit with Willie Horton, Al Kaline, Jim Price and Dan Dickerson telling stories of Detroit Tigers baseball of yesterday, especially that magical 1968 season.

Also, this is our 50th episode! Be sure to subscribe to the Daily Detroit Happy Hour wherever fine podcasts are found. http://www.dailydetroit.com/podcasts/daily-detroit-happy-hour-podcast/

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Apr 13, 2018

Hunger is a real challenge throughout metro Detroit, and an organization at the front of dealing with that challenge is Gleaners.

Sven Gustafson has Children's Hospital of Michigan CEO Luann Thomas Ewald and Bridget Brown from Gleaners on the show to talk about the upcoming Women's Power Breakfast, Women's Power Happy Hour, and their Million Meal Match Campaign. 

Apr 7, 2018

Dealing with health insurance is few people’s idea of a good time — if you can afford it at all, that is.

Now, a doctor operating out of an office in a former Detroit Police Department precinct headquarters? That's flipping the script on the traditional model of health care.

On this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour podcast, we schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health in Southwest Detroit. He’s practicing a model known as direct primary care in which patients pay a membership rate, starting at $10 a month for children and climbing to $89 a month for seniors, directly to the doctor. In exchange, patients get more personalized care, better access and lower-cost medications, imaging and laboratory services.

Dr. Thomas, who graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, estimates he can cover 80 to 90 percent of most people’s health care needs. So he acknowledges it’s not a complete solution to our country’s problem-plagued health care system.

We talk to Dr. Thomas about how direct primary care works, how it differs from traditional insurance-directed health care and how it affects both patients and his life as a working physician. He also tells us about the various ways he’s using digital technology to facilitate his job and market his business.

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The Daily Detroit Happy Hour brings you ideas, inspiration and insight from the Paris of the Midwest. Got a suggestion for a future show topic or guest? Email dailydetroit@gmail.com.

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