What’s the buzz on jeans and denim?
Are you eager to learn more about this fall wardrobe necessity? Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan, Jason Hall with RiDetroit, and Vanessa Cohen, co-founder of The Cohen Brand and owner of Motor City Date Night, joined Jason Carr on “Live In The D” to talk all things denim.
Does August mark the end of summer?
We are already in the first week of August, July has come and gone, so does that mean summer is coming to an end? That’s what we talked about today on What’s the Buzz. Joining host Tati Amare to talk about it are Mary Liz Curtin, the owner of Leon and Lulu and the Three Cats Cafe, and Blaine Fowler, Host of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD.
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.
Is pepperoni pizza just for kids?
We all know that October is associated with candy because of trick-or-treating, but this month is also big for one more thing - pizza! It’s National Pizza Month and, just like toppings, there are so many things to discuss. For Live In The D’s What’s the Buzz, we stuck to the basics - pepperoni.
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.
Should your pets be allowed on the furniture?
Today on What’s the Buzz, Host Jason Carr wanted to know more about our friends of the show- specifically, their pets! Jason said he already has a dog family of Charlie Tickles and Violet, so he brought in Local Veterinarian Corey Gut, comedian Mike Bonner and Co-Founder of The Cohen Brand Vanessa Cohen to talk about their furry (and not so furry) friends.
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’s your spring Cleaning routine?
It looks like the snow might be gone for good, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Often the biggest question about spring cleaning is where to start. For Crocker, cleaning out the closet is the best place to start, since clearing out space means she’ll get to revamp her wardrobe for the season. Cleaning out space in the spring also means making room for new tech. Hall said that for him the change in season means a new bike and new stuff for the car.
Daylight Saving is here: what could you give up for an hour?
Daylight Saving Time is upon us, which means we all lost an hour over the weekend. First, Jason asked if anyone would be able to give up their phone for an hour a day. AdSince most folks have been watching more during quarantine, would anyone be able to give up watching TV or streaming? Finally, Jason asked if anyone would be able to lose an hour of sleep each night. While Cohen said she didn’t notice the missing hour, the other guests were completely opposite.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with women who inspire
First, Mimi talked about her inspiration, Maya Angelou. “I always think about her when I think about powerful women in history.”Next, everyone talked about their favorite women in film. Jason and Mimi both talked about Cicely Tyson, who stayed true to herself by only taking roles in films that highlighted African American women. AdFinally, Tati asked about the women in the music industry that inspire everyone. Mimi picked Aretha Franklin, an icon who’s music transcends audiences, and who has performed at multiple presidential inaugurations.
Why do you watch award shows?
AdFinally, do you watch the award shows? Hearn says she turns on the award shows to see the fashion. Now Russell, as a movie reviewer, Greg does follow the award shows and says sometimes they get it right, and other times not so much. He noted that often, whatever gets named in the first award show often gets mentions in all the following award shows, and that is not always for the best. So why do you watch award shows?
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.
Keeping the romance alive in 2021 on What’s The Buzz
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and, as with everything else in life, the pandemic may be changing the day of love for couples and those who are single. Host Jason Carr chatted with Comedian Mike Bronner, AJ Williams, The Managing Editor of the Michigan Chronicle and woman behind SingleBlackChick.com, and Kerry Doman, the founder of the website Little Guide Detroit, about celebrating the holiday in 2021, finding love, and keeping romance alive. Watch this video to see what they had to say.
What are your big game plans?
There’s no denying this year is going to be a different big game experience than ever before. Everyone has big opinions on the best food to serve at game day parties. Every year the big game reignites the same old argument- should boneless wings be considered wings? This year of course there are concerns about game day parties being a super-spreader event, so will you be inviting anyone over? AdTo hear the full conversation on what everyone is planning for the big game, watch the video above.
Celebrate your spouse
Tomorrow is National Spouses Day. In celebration we gathered a group of Live In The D friends to talk about the joys, and challenges of life with their spouse. Jason Carr sat down with Mary Liz Curtin, owner of Leon Lulu and Three Cats Restaurant in Clawson, Vanessa Cohen, co-owner of the Cohen Brand, and Movie Reviewer Greg Russell. Between all three of them, they have more than 50 years of life experience being married to their spouse. The group talked about everything from whether opposites attract, to strategies to reconciling marital disagreements, to what it takes to have a long successful relationship with your spouse.
What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you?
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is also known as a Day of Service where people go out and do something positive in their communities. We asked our What’s the Buzz crew what this day means to them and what they do to celebrate it. Mike said King’s ability to forgive and move forward with his mission on a strict non-violent method was amazing. Next Tati asked them how they plan to observe the day.
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?
What’s the Buzz: A look back at 2020 and what’s next
2020 is finally coming to an end and most people are probably excited about it. Some people experienced a lot of personal growth while others just enjoyed being with their family. Jason Carr chatted with Mimi Brown, a local author and motivational speaker, Lauren Crocker from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 FM, and Mike Bonner, local comedian and car salesman, about what to expect for the new year, how to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and new technology addictions. Watch the video to see what they said about 2020 and what’s next.
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.
Are you keeping up with holiday traditions in this untraditional year?
We know that things may be a little different for the holidays this year, but that could spark a new tradition or new ways of keeping up with old traditions. For What’s The Buzz, Kim DeGiulio was joined by local author and motivational speaker Mimi Brown, Lauren Crocker with The Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 WDVD, and local comedian Mike Bonner, to discuss the new ways of celebrating traditions over the holidays. From baking to whether, or not your company is having a holiday party. the What’s The Buzz crew have some interesting plans this holiday season. Watch the video above to hear about Lauren Crocker’s attempt to make Christmas cookies!
What’s the best way to decorate your home for the holidays?
This is all about holiday decorations, so they started by discussing lights on the house. Blaine says his wife Colleen handles the decorations and while they do decorate the shrubs, they don’t give DTE a Merry Christmas. Besides some cool handmade vases and a Christmas tree, Vanessa likes to keep her decorations simple. She wants to decorate where her family can see and celebrate it so she is focusing her efforts on the inside. Melanie says she feels like people with white Christmas trees are the same as those who tell people you can’t sit in their living room.
Does fast food get a bad rap?
Grab a burger and some French fries, What’s the Buzz is all about fast food because it is National Fast Food Day! First up, does fast food get a bad rap? Both Blaine and Melanie like fast food for the unhealthy guilty pleasure that it is. Are there too many fast food options? Now many chains are offer meat substitutes so vegetarians and vegans can enjoy some fast food as well.
Does it have to be cold or warm for you to go to sleep?
How did you sleep? We’ve all been asked at some point in our lives. It’s one of the most important things we can do every day, but sometimes sleeping isn’t that easy. The group answered questions about snoring, the comfort level of your pillow versus your mattress, and if you can sleep in the cold or heat. They also shared their tricks on what they do to fall asleep.
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!
Are people going to be trick or treating this year?
With the number of COVID cases on the rise, many people are trying to figure out how they want to celebrate Halloween this year. So the first topic: How are you going to celebrate this year? Lauren said she is going to do socially-distant trick-or-treating with the help of a candy chute. Her husband Michael is building the chute so they can safely send candy down to the kiddos. Jason’s recommendation is to turn off all the lights and stay away from the windows so people know you’re not participating.
How is school really going?
As we all adjust to this “new normal” we were wondering... how is school really going? She really appreciates her school’s ability to pivot in these changing times and says her child really enjoys it. Her high school students are responsible for themselves and keep their own schedules, her two second graders are another story. With everyone going virtual, many people have been discussing: will this mean the end of snow days? How has school been going for you this year?
Let’s talk pizza for National Pizza Month!
October is National Pizza Month! You may want to try some new toppings or order from your favorite pizzeria. Comedian Mike Bonner, Lauren Crocker from the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on 96.3 FM WDVD, and comedian Melanie Hearn chatted with host Jason Carr about the great pizza debates: Does pineapple belong on Pizza? How do you classify a flatbread versus a pizza? Are you a fan of cold pizza?
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.