What’s the buzz about Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate. Blaine Fowler, host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, AJ Williams, managing editor of Michigan Chronicle, and comedian Mike Bonner joined Jason Carr on “Live In The D” to talk about the holiday.
Is it worth it to celebrate Sweetest Day?
This Saturday is Sweetest Day and while some may brush it off as a “Hallmark holiday,” others see it as a time to show appreciation for the one they love. We wanted to see what people really think of the day, so we invited Jasen Magic, a local magician and comedian, and AJ Williams, the Editor in Chief for the Michigan Chronicle and the lady behind singleblackchick.com, to see what they had to say.
Does Labor Day mark the end of vacation season?
Don’t look now, but August is almost over, September arrives this Wednesday, and Labor Day is this weekend. Are you just as excited for Labor Day as you were for Memorial Day? Or does Labor mark the end of the summer and vacation season for you? That’s what we’re discussing on today on What’s the Buzz.
Are you planning your own “revenge travel” plans?
You may not be the only one dreaming up your next big vacation after COVID. Industry insiders say there will be a huge boom in spending for vacations, in a trend they call “revenge travel.” Tati called on friends of the show Lauren Crocker, Jason Hall, and AJ Williams to find out what their next big travel plans will be.
What were the Hollywood fashion hit or misses at the Golden Globes?
While some people tune into the Golden Globe Awards to see what the best movies and shows are they should watch, many also tune in to see what everyone is wearing. This week on What’s the Buzz, Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan and The Michigan Chronical Editor AJ Williams gave their takes on the fashion hits and misses of the big night. Some looks they agreed on, like how actress/director Regina King sparkled in her one-shoulder black and silver dress. Both AJ and Jon had things to say about last night’s winner Jason Sudeikis’ tie-dye hoodie and Tina Fey’s unforgettable/forgettable dresses. Watch the video above to hear what Jon and AJ had to say about the fashion choices at the Golden Globes.
Get your snack on for national snack food month
February is National snack food month and we invited some friends of Live In The D to get on the show to chat about everyone’s snack habits. Joining host Tati was AJ Williams, managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle, Blaine Fowler, host of Blaine Fowler Morning Show, and Vanessa Cohen, co-founder of Cohen brand. First, Tati wanted to know everyone’s take on what’s better: sweet or salty snacks? While only Blaine said he really loves sweet snacks, everyone agreed that salty snacks like chips and popcorn are the way to go. AJ recommended pork rinds, which she said she switched to since it’s a great crunchy, salty snack, and it is full of protein but doesn’t have the carbs that chips have.
New year, new hobby?
So why not try a new hobby? First off, do you have a hobby? For Greg Russell, his hobby is collecting autographs and, as someone who interviews celebrities for a living, he has collected many over the years. Jason Hall’s obvious hobby is the e-bike, but what you might not know is that he collects sneakers. Is there a hobby that you had, but later gave up?
Have you finished all your holiday shopping yet?
First, it’s December 21st, have you finished all your shopping? AJ is done shopping, but she has not received all her gifts yet, as her delivery dates keep getting pushed back. Do you have a favorite ornament or decoration? A sparkly poinsettia is AJ’s favorite holiday decoration since she loves plants. Mark’s favorite decoration is Dandy, a Christmas Duck, which he says “just brings me joy.” Kerry doesn’t just have one favorite ornament, she has tons of them.
What’s The Buzz talks about the importance of voting
Election Day is tomorrow and that’s What’s The Buzz today. Tati Amare talked with some friends of the show all about the importance of voting, but they stayed away from politics. Joining in to talk about this were Blaine Fowler, the host of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, Mimi Brown, a local author and motivational speaker, and AJ Williams, the managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle. The group discussed various topics including if Election Day should be a National holiday, They also talked about feelings of if you could date someone who doesn’t vote. Watch the video to see what the group had to say!
The jury is out. Do people use too many “!” while texting?
It got us talking about text messages and how things are rapidly changing because of the impact texting has had on things like a period or an exclamation point. So today for What’s The Buzz we are talking all about texting etiquette. First up they tackled the using periods in text messages. AJ, on the other hand, thinks they should be used in their proper grammatical way, being the editor she is. Tati loves using punctuation to denote tone in her text messages and said it was all about how you use it.
Have you done these 3 common quarantine things?
So we wanted to see if they were doing these common quarantine activities. Did you have a quarantine project? Do you have quarantine project pride or envy? AJ Williams has gotten really into plant care and says she is referred to as the plant lady now. Jason Hall says hes very proud of all his projects and has started getting more into social media.
Celebrate National Egg Roll Day by trying these 5 deliciously different egg rolls!
Our resident foodie, Michelle Oliver, joined up with AJ Williams from the Michigan Chronicle to Find Your Fix for Egg Rolls! These are enjoyed a bit differently than most egg rolls. 2) Irish Egg Rolls McShanes Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar/1460 Michigan Ave., DetroitThese egg rolls are like a corned beef and cabbage dinner all rolled up in a crispy wrapper. 4) Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls Round House BBQ/2760 W Jefferson Ave., TrentonThese egg rolls are filled with, you guessed it, mac and cheese. 5) Beef Brisket Egg Rolls Round House BBQ/2760 W Jefferson Ave., TrentonFilled with house-smoked beef brisket, coleslaw, cheese, and thousand island dressing, these egg rolls are scrumptious!
5 Events in Metro Detroit that you should check out this weekend!
This article is sponsored by Your Metro Detroit Chevy DealersAre you starting to make your weekend plans and wondering what to do? This will be the 37th year Detroit is hosting this festival. Plus, there will be free entertainment, free food, free haircuts, and a discussion of mental health with Big Sean and two doctors. It will not be bottled, so if you want to try it, head to Founder's Detroit Taproom Friday night from 5 to 9 pm. You can catch this event at the Carrie Morris Arts Production location at 2221 Carpenter Street in Detroit.
What's the Buzz: Where would you like to take off to?
August is a big month for vacations, so traveling was the topic for What's the Buzz this week. Blaine Fowler of The Blaine Fowler Show on 96.3 WDVD and AJ Williams, the City Lifestyle editor for The Michigan Chronicle and the main lady behind singleblackchick.com joined Tati Amare and Jason Carr for the discussion. The first topic was about where you'd travel to 4-ish hours from Detroit, either flying or driving. When asked what the motivation of your trip is, either beach or explore, Blaine and AJ said they like to chill on the beach and relax. Blaine brings at least 2 books with him on each trip, while AJ brings extra luggage for shopping.
What's happening around the D this first weekend in August
Royal Oak restaurants will also be featuring their vegan dish recipes. Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Royal Oak Animal Shelter. For those who missed National Chicken Wing Day, you can join the party at Wing Out Detroit on August 3rd and 4th. The event is an outdoor chicken wing block party that includes a chicken wing eating contest. The annual Thunder Over Michigan event celebrates the military while letting you get close to vintage military planes.
Do you have more summer FOMO or JOMO?
What's the Buzz today is all about FOMO (fear of missing out) and JOMO (joy of missing out). Lauren and AJ both said they had JOMO while Jason said FOMO. The answers were reversed this time for the panelists with AJ and Lauren saying they had FOMO and Jason saying he has JOMO. Finally: Do you have a fear of missing out on summer fun? The panelists were unanimous saying they for sure had FOMO for summer fun.
Hits and Misses from the Oscars Red Carpet
Rami Malek, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali all took home Oscars in the other acting categories, but who won on the red carpet? Joining hosts Tati Amare and Kim DeGiulio on the Live in the D set to discuss the hits and misses on the red carpet were Local 4 Style Editor, Jon Jordan, and the City. Jon loved Olivia Colman's regal dark green gown. Jon agreed with AJ saying King's look was flawless. Another outfit that garnered a lot of talk was Billy Porter's tux dress.