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A mix of interviews and commentary, The Craig Fahle Show is a daily 30 minute podcast telling the important political, business, and cultural stories that matter to Detroit and Michigan. Hosted by Craig Fahle, an award winning journalist and talk show host who for years hosted his eponymous talk show on WDET, Detroit's Public Radio station.
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Craig is joined for this week's panel discussion by regular contributors Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel from Deadline Detroit, plus special guests Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press, and Portia Roberson of Focus:Hope.   They tackle the second impeachment of President Trump, charges being filed in the Flint water crisis, and of course, nominees for "schmuck of the week."
Craig's guest is longtime journalist ML Elrick, who has decided to run for Detroit City Council.  Elrick worked for the Detroit Free Press, where he won a Pulitzer prize for his stories that led to the conviction of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.  He has also worked at Fox2 Detroit, and at WDIV / Channel 4 in Detroit.   Elrick discusses why he's leaving journalist for politics, what he thinks he would bring to the table as a council member, and what he thinks of the current state of the city.   
A quick break from politics, as Craig speaks with Chris Williams, head of Wayne State's Word Warriors program.  Each year, they compile a list of words that we should ADD to our lexicon, rather than subtract.  It's always a lot of fun!  
Craig is joined for his weekly panel discussion by Deadline Detroit's Allan Lengel, plus longtime political consultant and radio host Adolph Mongo, attorney Todd Perkins, and Steph White, self proclaimed policy wonk for the State of Michigan, and the former head of Equality Michigan. 
Craig is joined by WDET Morning Anchor Pat Batcheller to wrap up another Detroit Lions Season which ended with the Lions once again missing the playoffs, and staring at a rebuild.  Was there anything good that came out of this year?  Then, Craig gives some thoughts on the recently released call transcript between President Trump and Georgia Election Officials.  
Craig is joined for his weekly news roundtable by regular panelists Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit, plus special guests, attorney Steve Fishman, and longtime political consultant and radio host Adolph Mongo.   The group discusses the crazy year that was 2020, plus, they have their nominees for "Schmuck of the Year"!  
Craig's guest is Steve Friess, Hour Detroit News/Features Editor.  The Magazine devotes a multi page spread this month to the one year anniversary of Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana.   Some of the issues the magazine looks at include how the pandemic is impacting pot sales around the state; how Detroit is still trying to figure out how to make sure it's citizens get a foothold in the legal pot business; interviews with "budtenders"; and much more.  
Craig is joined for his weekly panel discussion by regular contributors Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit, and special guests Candice Fortman of Outlier Media and Susan Demas of the Michigan Advance.   This week, the panel looks at the post election denial still on display in the White House; the Pandemic and the arrival of vaccines; and of course the nominees for "schmuck of the week".  
Craig is joined by Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President and as the Midwest Region Executive for Business Banking at Bank of America.  He has taken on a new role as Chair of Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, an organization created in 2017 to exclusively promote commerce between the State of Michigan and the State of Israel.  
Craig's guest is Paul Eisenstein, Publisher of The Detroit Bureau.  Paul recently drove the new all electric Ford Mustang Mach E, and his review is out.  The two discuss Ford's major new launch, and whether companies like Ford can generate the same kind of excitement around electric vehicles as Tesla has been able to over the past few years.   
Craig is joined by regular Monday guest Pat Batcheller of WDET to talk about the weekend in sports.  The Detroit Lions saw their playoff hopes drop to near zero with their loss to the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field Sunday.   Meanwhile, Michigan is preparing to play a meaningless game in Iowa next Saturday, and the NHL looks to find ways to work around COVID.   
Craig's weekly panel discussion includes regulars Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel, plus special guests, attorney Steve Fishman, and M.L. Elrick of the Detroit Free Press.  The group discusses the outrageous lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General seeking to overturn the election results in four states, including Michigan (the Supreme Court has denied the request).  The group also discusses Rudy Giuliani spreading Covid in Michigan; the upcoming vaccine; the lawsuit seeking to break up Facebook; and of course, the nominees for "schmuck of the week."   
Craig's guest is Joe Gleason, CEO of GenusConnect.  The company has developed an app that helps families navigate the complicated world of being a caregiver to a relative.  Whether it's elder care, caring for someone with a long term or chronic illness, almost all of us will find ourselves either in the position of being the caregiver, or receiving that care.   There are decisions to be made, disagreements on which approach to take, and especially now, difficulty in making sure those we care for have the human connection they need to get the best outcome.   GenusConnect is a promising technological tool designed to make it easier for everyone involved.   For more information, just text the word CRAIG to 211-411. 
Craig is joined by regular Monday guest Pat Batcheller of WDET to break down the weekend's football action, which included an improbable comeback against the Bears in Chicago, giving Darrell Bevell a win in his first game as Lions Interim Head Coach. 
Craig and the gang review the big stories of the week, including the hearings in Lansing over debunked allegations of voter fraud, possible pardons for the Trump kids, the latest on COVID, and of course, nominees for the "schmuck of the week".    Guests this week include Nancy Derringer and Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit, plus special guests Saeed Khan of Wayne State University, and Candice Fortman of Outlier Media.  
Craig's guest is Jerry Peterson, Executive Director of the Ruth Ellis Center,  a Highland Park-based nonprofit that serves LGBTQ+ young people 13 to 30 who are experiencing homelessness and other barriers to success.  The Center recently broke ground  on a new permanent supportive housing development along Detroit’s Woodward Corridor that will provide housing, a health clinic and community space targeted at LGBTQ+ youth.The 43-unit, 44,000-square-foot mixed-use Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center, at 61 Clairmount St., is a $15 million ground-up development will provide permanent supportive housing that includes integrated supportive services to create an inclusive environment while also tackling other issues that can lead to homelessness. 
Craig is joined by Pat Batcheller, morning anchor at WDET, Detroit Public Radio to discuss the weekend football action, which included the Detroit Lion's decision to fire GM Bob Quinn and Head Coach Matt Patricia just two days after their lackluster performance on Thanksgiving.  The two also discuss the impact COVID is having on the NFL, and the trouble facing the University of Michigan football program.  
Craig's guest is attorney Todd Perkins, a Grosse Pointe Shores homeowner who received a copy of a police report filed against him, that complains that his "Black Lives Matter" sign violates the city's rules for political signage.  While he waits to see if the city issues a citation, the two discuss the legal and social arguments.  
Craig's guests today include  Winona Bynum of the Detroit Food Policy Council, and Danielle Todd of Make Food Not Waste.  They are part of Food Secure Detroit, a partnership of 8 agencies that has just been awarded 1 million dollars to help people in need of food assistance during the pandemic.     Then, in segment two, Craig has some thoughts on the bizarre spectacle of tens of thousands of people tuning into the Michigan State Board of Canvassers meeting on Monday,  something that up until now has seemed quite dull to everyone but the biggest political nerds.   
Craig and regular Monday guest Pat Batcheller of WDET break down the weekend's football action, which included a rather lackluster effort by the Detroit Lions, and a Michigan win at Rutgers, which was anything but pretty.  On the plus side, the Western Michigan Broncos are undefeated at this point.  
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