Flashpoint 8/19/18: L. Brooks Patterson and regional CEOs; Local politics roundtable

Watch Flashpoint at 10 a.m. on Local 4

DETROIT – Here's what you missed on Flashpoint this Sunday: 

Last month, a controversial letter from the office of L. Brooks Patterson to Oakland County chamber directors invited them to discuss a group of what he called "self-appointed saviors."  Patterson said the group was allegedly created to "snatch business leads in the righteous cause of rebuilding Detroit. A lot of controversy came of that meeting, including some off color comments from Patterson himself that made headlines and also prompted an apology.

Sandy Baruah and Dustin Walsh joined Sandra to discuss what the impact might be of this group of CEOs. Plus, with the primaries in the rearview mirror, the campaigns are shifting into high gear. Our round table took on a host of topics surrounding the run up to November. Should voters, not politicians be the ones to draw district lines? Will Bill Schuette's pick for lieutenant governor pay dividends for his campaign and who might his opponent choose to round out her ticket? Finally, from surprising upsets to surprising remarks.

We discuss everything related to local politics on Flashpoint.

Segment 1: L. Brooks Patterson and Regional CEOs

  • Sandy Baruah – President & CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Dustin Walsh – Senior Reporter, Crain's Detroit Business



Segment 2: Local Politics Roundtable

  • Zoe Clark – Program Director, Michigan Radio
  • Portia Roberson – Detroit Ethics and Civil Rights Division
  • Randy Richardville – Former State Senate Majority Leader
  • Joel Kurth – Managing Editor, Bridge Magazine



Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.