Crain's Conversations

By Crain's Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business reporters and editors discuss the latest news and interview the people who are making things happen in metro Detroit.

  1. 1.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Developers work around endangered species | Tiny bubbles to power growth | Renters rule in 3 more communities
    8:22
  2. 2.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Staffing shortages make patients wait | Biggest cannabis towns
    5:16
  3. 3.
    Kelley Root on WJR: State pushes to be shovel ready | Grand Prix sees its future downtown | Residential pivot?
    7:55
  4. 4.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: Benefits of business coaching
    19:57
  5. 5.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Mackinac Policy Conference, Detroit Homecoming return
    8:21
  6. 6.
    How Dan Gilbert’s philanthropy is being spread across Detroit
    13:26
  7. 7.
    MHA’s Brian Peters and Chris Mitchell discuss hospital staffing crisis in fourth surge of COVID cases
    19:58
  8. 8.
    Deloitte’s David Parent on the future of the workplace – and where people will work
    14:34
  1. 9.
    Mackinac conference: New MEDC CEO Quentin Messer Jr. on Michigan’s economic development toolbox
    14:49
  2. 10.
    Gov. Whitmer talks state budget, COVID-19 and auto insurance reform at Mackinac Policy Conference
    9:49
  3. 11.
    John Rakolta talks UAE ambassadorship, Walbridge construction industry growth, growing education “crisis” in Michigan
    16:55
  4. 12.
    Marathon refinery GM Dave Leaver on the refinery’s home-purchase program
    7:02
  5. 13.
    Conrad Mallett: Duggan to come out in favor of Detroit reparations ballot proposal
    14:03
  6. 14.
    Detroit Future City CEO: Private sector ready to make equity changes ‘we have not seen before’
    13:08
  7. 15.
    Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger on taking a different road to electric trucks – and why the auto business is hard
    13:22
  8. 16.
    Mackinac conference: Detroit CFO Jay Rising: Sports betting, casino taxes are “savior” of city budget this year
    13:30
  9. 17.
    Mackinac conference: HAP CEO Michael Genord on the lessons of COVID
    14:01
  10. 18.
    Duggan talks re-election campaign, towing, Detroit infrastructure issues at Mackinac Policy Conference
    13:01
  11. 19.
    Mackinac conference: DTE Energy Vice Chairman Dave Meador talks workforce development, tree-trimming and burying power lines
    20:38
  12. 20.
    Mackinac conference: Lt. Gov. Gilchrist talks transit, equity, state budget and pandemic lessons learned
    13:46
  13. 21.
    Mackinac conference: Soon-to-retire Antoine Garibaldi on why Detroit Mercy is expanding to Novi, what’s next
    16:50
  14. 22.
    Consumers Energy CEO Garrick Rochow: Time to rethink utility industry’s resistance to burying power lines
    14:17
  15. 23.
    Sponsored: Jim Kirk with Joyce Foundation president on Michigan priorities
    28:44
  16. 24.
    What's different at Mackinac Policy Conference 2021
    13:09
  17. 25.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Businesses have questions about vaccine mandate | Yamasaki firm finding its footing | HopCat's plans after bankruptcy
    7:12
  18. 26.
    Kelley Root on WJR: All about Ann Arbor | Green rush on weed deals | Office design evolves
    6:23
  19. 27.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Worker burnout | Price cuts in home real estate market | Motor Bella debut | Bury power lines?
    8:49
  20. 28.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: How outsourcing can ease the workload
    13:41
  21. 29.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Biz leaders weigh in on COVID mandates | Cool Places to Work | Impact of new Meijer | Mortgage companies adjust
    8:10
  22. 30.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Cool Places to Work reveal | Detroit condo market rebound? | Rosalie Vicari on keeping a restaurant group cooking
    8:13
  23. 31.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Landlords struggle | NA drinks find their moment | UM president on pivoting a $10 billion business
    7:57
  24. 32.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Plastic in the Great Lakes | Millennial, Gen Z home buyers struggle | Vaccine mandates jump | Impact of soaring logistics costs
    7:59
  25. 33.
    Kelley Root on WJR: What to do with Detroit’s vacant schools | Vaccine drive hits diminishing returns | Small Business Spotlight | The Pontch returns
    7:56
  26. 34.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: Staying ahead of the game in a pandemic
    18:50
  27. 35.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Jumpstart for District Detroit? | Fast 50 | History of Beaumont, Spectrum | Pistons' new courtside bar
    9:39
  28. 36.
    Kelley Root on WJR: New home for small business news | Home Point mortgage keeps low profile | Detroit Public Theatre expands
    6:54
  29. 37.
    Michael Lee on WJR: The outdoor economy | RV boom hits some roadblocks | No-fault's knock-on effects
    8:06
  30. 38.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Child care conundrum | Investors compete with homebuyers | How independent businesses hang on
    7:44
  31. 39.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: How to stay alive in a changing industry
    10:10
  32. 40.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Weighing Beaumont-Spectrum deal | Surprise millions for nonprofits | The market for blood
    7:47
  33. 41.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Giving Guide | Metro Detroit CEOs' pay | High-end rentals squeezed | Family doctors dig in on vaccines
    6:45
  34. 42.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Requiring vaccine in health care | Health Care Heroes | Convention business returns | May Mobility drives forward
    8:12
  35. 43.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Getting to know Health Care Heroes | Grand Prix makes return | AirBnb-type rentals under scrutiny
    7:13
  36. 44.
    Will Detroit be ready as it approaches 'pension cliff'?
    17:44
  37. 45.
    Kelley Root on WJR: Back to the office | Detroit faces pension payments cliff | Changes at Crain's
    8:54
  38. 46.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: The rewards and challenges of gig work
    16:52
  39. 47.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Luxury home market booming | Prices soar in seller's market | Wall Street cool to local mortgage giants
    7:44
  40. 48.
    Michael Lee on WJR: Short-staffed restaurants | Hospitals marketing themselves alongside vaccinations | 20 in their 20s
    7:31
  41. 49.
    Kelley Root on WJR: ‘Bullwhip' effect hits supply chains | Residential real estate outlook
    5:44
  42. 50.
    Small Business Spotlight podcast: Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery owner on succession planning
    18:33

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