March 1st, 2019

Very Detroit Radio ( Episode 101 )

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Unknown Speaker 0:00

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Unknown Speaker 0:27

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Speaker 1 1:38

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Unknown Speaker 1:42

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Speaker 1 5:00

Good morning and welcome to very Detroit radio. I am your host Danko. Sutter. offski looks like a beautiful sunny day. My co host, Tracy Moy. How you doing, Tracy? Hey,

Unknown Speaker 5:11

good morning.

Speaker 1 5:12

Good morning. We have a pretty interesting show today, Tracy. We're calling it the power of food and culture. And a couple of things that we want to talk about starting off is what are people doing out there as far as diets and eating? What are people doing? Yeah. What's the trends right now for different types of diets and trying to keep yourself stabilized as far as not gaining too much weight?

Unknown Speaker 5:42

I think keto is a big trend right now. Right.

Speaker 1 5:46

keto is a big trend. I don't know how healthy it is in the long term. But that's pretty much an all protein based diet and fat, fat and protein. Right?

Unknown Speaker 5:58

Yeah. I mean, I guess it depends on your philosophy. I think I have a philosophy where if you can really pull out the sugar, and maybe most of the week, you'll be okay. Like, just eat real food?

Speaker 1 6:11

Well, yeah, I mean, mostly, mostly, I think, the sugar. The sugar is a really big problem that people just feel like it doesn't affect their whole body. But I think overall, it's the major, major blocker of most people's goals of trying to lose some weight and try to stay healthy. It affects every PCU

Unknown Speaker 6:32

Well, of the bajillion books on diet that I've read, not one of them says Yes, eat sugar. I mean, that seems to be the variable in every diet, book, every philosophy every guru, I mean, it's sugar.

Speaker 1 6:51

Yeah, um, and interestingly enough, the, the media really doesn't downplay sugar at all, um, as far as pushing different, sugary things. So I don't know where that's gonna go. But I know as far as life and health and different things, we really have to monitor what we're doing, what we're eating, and things like that. So this is kind of our topic. Today, we're going to have a couple different guests on our show. We're going to have a Roma Cafe coming on a Morita Roma cafe. They're going to be coming on later on the show. We're also going to have the organizers of women in hip hop that's happening this weekend at the right before that. We're going to have power org math, which is a organization working with young women in the city to use their math skills to go forward.

Unknown Speaker 7:57

Yeah, they have a design challenge this weekend. Mm hmm. So that's good. Dessert.

Speaker 1 8:04

Right. Right. Did you did you research that a little bit?

Unknown Speaker 8:08

Well, yeah, I read. It's not like I don't like dessert. Exactly. You know what I say? And what I do are two different things.

Speaker 1 8:15

Right? Absolutely. Absolutely. So what is going on this weekend here in Detroit? Tracy, what do you have you heard anything good going on?

Unknown Speaker 8:25

I have not there's always music at our club. Right? Yeah. What do you know that's going on couple cool

Speaker 1 8:32

things going on. We have at the DIA. They're doing a Japanese girl day on

Unknown Speaker 8:39

Saturday. I did see that. That looks interesting. That looks pretty cool. And

Speaker 1 8:43

we'll have mo CAD is having scratched the surface from inside out. happening between 12 and two I think most of the afternoon actually scratch the surface is working with Inside Out literary project that we had on our show before. And they're going to be at mo cat on Saturday. Saturday is going to be a good day. And then multiple things going on actually. Vijay stroking fold is going to be at the foundation Hotel. Wait, why? Vijay strokin fold will be at the foundation Hotel. Then there is a couple of different art exhibits happening. I have the bird holder uh, Mike Ross is the artist on that. And um, multiple things happen in like at the UFO factory in different places around town.

Unknown Speaker 9:42

You posted a bunch of stuff on the Facebook page. Yeah.

Speaker 1 9:45

And something happened in tonight. At gallery Kamil gallery Kamil. There's an art opening happening tonight at 6pm as well. So there's just a ton of great stuff happening all weekend and then on Sunday, there is a special event happening at the right museum called Women in hip hop. And that starts at one o'clock. And they're going to have a bunch of different things happening there a discussion of film, and a concert, and then a reception as well. So that's happening this Sunday, starting at one o'clock at the ray Museum.

Unknown Speaker 10:22

Yeah. And there's actually some information if you go to Facebook at the right Museum, it gives a little description of what's going to happen that weekend. Or on Sunday.

Speaker 1 10:33

Yeah, so it seems like we're gonna have a unpacked weekend this weekend. So, right now, we're just gonna go to a possible song. Here in a few minutes. Maybe wait a minute. No, I have a caller coming in. Hello, Eric. Are you there? Yeah. Good morning. Hey, good morning, Eric. We're talking today about food, the power of food and culture. And we were just talking about some of the different things happening as far as diets are concerned. And what happens in culture? What are are some things that we as people need to kind of, like pay attention to for the long term, when it comes to how we're taking care of our bodies?

Unknown Speaker 11:19

Yeah, I heard your guys's conversation. It sounds like you guys are coming up with a secret pill for weight loss. Yeah. Yeah. Weight loss, no healthy living healthy living healthy women. Yeah. Healthy Love. You know, some of the things, you know, some things that always worked for me is, you know, getting out and doing some, some exercise at least four or five times a week can I think one of the most important things is drinking the right amount of water could help your metabolism, especially during the winter. I think when people are drinking a lot of coffee and not as heavy as active because of the weather and what have just drinking the right amount of water in the winter can sometimes be hard,

Speaker 1 12:02

you know, what is the amount of water we should be drinking a day?

Unknown Speaker 12:06

Yeah, from what I understand, and you kind of mentioned to some of the books that I've read is, you know, you want to try to drink about half your body weight in ounces. Yes, that's

Speaker 1 12:16

what we mean half your body weight in ounces. So let's say let's say, yeah, go ahead. Yeah, 200 pounds, you

Unknown Speaker 12:24

gotta be drinking 100 ounces a day. 100

Speaker 1 12:26

ounces a day? What is that? Like? How many gallons? Is that?

Unknown Speaker 12:32


Unknown Speaker 12:34

It's fine. 20 ounce bottles.

Speaker 1 12:36

520. Okay, so

Unknown Speaker 12:37

so you can spend your free time in the bathroom. Right? Right. And right, and

Speaker 1 12:42

you're filling up your and your cup all the time, too. So it's interesting, right? But the long term effects of taking care of yourself do play a big role in what happens later in life. Right? And especially, let's say if I was looking to purchase life insurance, for example. Sure, how does that look? What happens when they look at who I am? My diet, my behavior? Are there risks attached to my actions? When what do they look like?

Unknown Speaker 13:15

Yes, me life insurance has come a long way. Especially in the past few years, these companies are becoming you know, more and more intelligent and in a way of, you know, looking at people's information and in data and public information to be able to determine race. But, you know, one of the longtime factors, I think that that affects someone is getting life insurance or king life insurance at at an affordable rate is really does come down to, you know, what's your height? You know, what's your weight, what's your, what's your BMI? And it's very important. You know, that to have a healthy living, if you want to have access to you know, like you said, life insurance at an affordable cost. You know,

Speaker 1 14:00

I mean, it's a, we have a big life if we want to make it that way. Right. So we got to take care of our bodies and everything else. Folks, if you have any questions about health insurance or life insurance, Eric is a wiki is one of our sponsors. And we we believe he's a good guy to talk to to get some answers. For some questions you might have the number to reach Eric is at 248-850-4000. He's always available. Eric, thank you for those tips. Anything else you want to say? No, I

Unknown Speaker 14:34

just figured I'd chime in. I like the topic, especially here and especially here in Michigan, right it's tough sometimes during these winter months to stay active. But I think that's a good message for your for the followers here the station.

Speaker 1 14:49

Thank you. Thank you, sir. You have a wonderful weekend and we will talk to you next week. All right, thank you. Bye. Bye now. Alright, um, yeah, that was Eric. So wiki from hell. Markets 248-850-4000. Next up, we have LaTonya. Jones. Hello LaTonya. Are you there? Hi, hi LaTonya how are you?

Unknown Speaker 15:10

I am well how are you?

Speaker 1 15:12

Good. Tracy and I are here. Tracy has been doing a little research on your organization.

Unknown Speaker 15:18

Yeah. Do you want to tell us a little bit about it?

Unknown Speaker 15:23

Yes. So power org. Math is a nonprofit focused on engaging, embracing, and then empowering families and, and youth around mathematics, we want to make sure that they can see, say, and do math, in our daily lives and beyond the academic settings. So it's an expansion or an extension of my time in the classroom.

Unknown Speaker 15:51

I think it's a great opportunity for kids. And I'm, I'm on your website, and it says, From age four to 16.

Unknown Speaker 16:00

Yes, we just expand it. We started out with it, grades three through seven. And we've expanded so that we are touching students a little earlier, we know that young people are sponges, and we just want to give them early exposure so that by the time they actually need to apply math in an academic setting, or workplace or college, they feel more comfortable, it's more natural, as opposed to mapping taboo.

Speaker 1 16:31

And I like I like the fact that, um, you know, you're working with young, young women and young girls, especially because I think what ends up happening is I think that, you know, the guys kind of take over the math, and then the girls kind of starts statistically, is what I've seen is that sometimes in the teens, the math, and the science goes down for for young women. Is that correct?

Unknown Speaker 16:56

Yes, in most areas? Yes. Not always. So we have groups, and communities where it's slightly different. But overall, when you look at standardized assessments, and within school systems, you may see that occurred because mathematics is not is not seen as something that normal is not seen as something that's attainable. And so what we tried to do is to make sure that girls can see math and beauty, they can see math and fashion, they can see math areas that they are most excited about.

Speaker 1 17:41

It makes so much sense. It makes so much sense especially like I think a great example is of the what you're doing this Saturday, the Saturday and Sunday right?

Unknown Speaker 17:52

Yeah. So this Saturday, we are partnering with a New Delhi they just opened in November, spread Detroit,

Speaker 1 18:01

spread Detroit deli, okay. Read

Unknown Speaker 18:05

the trade deli and coffee. And we typically host pop up math labs anywhere in like coffee shops, like a Tim Hortons or Big B, even a McDonald's and we use the menu. So the purpose behind that is to get students out of the normal academic environment, and to relax and see the map that surrounds them. And we play with a map and of course, eat the benefits that come from out so for this weekend, we have a desert design challenge. And it's implementing design thinking, utilizing geometry principles and tools to design the new packaging for the desert. Great, they don't have any packaging right now. So the students get an opportunity to practice some geometry skill. Use the tools, but also imagine the packaging associated with the desert. And these scissors are not like $1 $2 desserts and high quality weekend. Awesome dessert.

Speaker 1 19:13

Where's where's this? Where's the location?

Unknown Speaker 19:17

It's located in Midtown, four to one five Cass

Speaker 1 19:21

Avenue. Okay, and it's gonna end you're doing this event from what time to what time on

Unknown Speaker 19:26

30 am to 11:30am

Speaker 1 19:29

Okay, early.

Unknown Speaker 19:30

So how to oh, excuse me. So how do you encourage the participants to to even find out about your events like how do you bring people to your organization? And then do they ever realize that they're actually what they've learned in school possibly like is really related to our daily lives. When did they start realizing that Oh, math is actually something that we do every day? And it just kind of come Naturally,

Unknown Speaker 20:01

so we, we are very intentional about that. So, so we'll have this catchy name, you know, to attract them. And then we make sure that they're utilizing your hands and your brain in a way that is natural for them. So they're going to eat dessert, they're looking at the packaging, but they hadn't thought about the fact that that cereal box or that tissue box is actually mathematically related. They didn't realize it, that's really surface area. That's really graphic design. This is how we utilize these tools. So we are very intentional about calling out the math terms and concepts. But also showing them that hey, it's around you here is beyond the textbook is beyond a standardized test, you're actually utilizing this math every day.

Speaker 1 20:58

I like the way I really like that you're basically applying a lot of different disciplines. When you're doing this. I mean, like you said, creativity, geometry, and then relating it to an actual thing that somebody touches. That's great. That's the way I think people learn the best.

Unknown Speaker 21:19

Well, yeah, it's kind of like a mobile Makerspace for you and

Unknown Speaker 21:22

fastbacks. Absolutely, I love the design community. Think about it, when we are coloring or playing, we are in a very relaxed state, therefore, why not show people that there's still math and everything that you're doing anyway. So that's one event that Saturday, and then on Sunday, we are this is March. So this is the third rotation in our partnership or pop up map labs for families, ages four to 11, with a Balau Nature Center. So they have an opportunity to come in and experience the nature center and explore nature. But also look at the math and the science and the technology, in some cases involved in nature. And this Sunday, we are focused on circles and pie. So how do you take this very abstract concept with all these numbers in these digits that have people head spinning, and make meaning out of it? You know, utilizing it beyond the formula in the classroom? What does it look like?

Unknown Speaker 22:38

How did you get involved in this? Are you a mathematician yourself? Where's your background?

Unknown Speaker 22:47

Yeah, so my background is secondary math education. However, I've always worked in the K eight, setting. So beyond middle school, I was able to engage with my colleagues at the elementary level and created peer to peer maker space, so to speak, I was Project Map queen in the classroom. So how old is just an extension of what I did in the classroom is beyond the school day. And we had some pretty, pretty decent results, I would say because we tap into the affinities of the learners. So whether it was an adult learner or youth, we just happen to the affinity. And beyond that. I also I'm a former administrator in college. So I was the director of developmental education, which is basically remediation in college. And so we're trying to eliminate the need for as much remediation and also inspire students to go beyond just their coursework. Consider a math club, consider math competition. There's a lot of economic value and an opportunity to create a competitive advantage when you have a stronger math foundation.

Speaker 1 24:05

Yeah, yeah, I

Unknown Speaker 24:06

think this is so important because I was a learner that on paper, I wasn't good at math. But I could always do physics, I could always do chemistry. There was something that when I was outside of a math classroom, it it made it easier for me to really comprehend. And so I think this is so important for for youth and young ladies, especially to wrap their heads around something that might not make sense to them in a normal classroom setting.

Unknown Speaker 24:35

Yes, can you know the beauty of the work that we are able to do or not even work I don't even call it work because it's just fun. We're building community. We're building math ambassadors, because for it is our Sunday Sunday event. And all of our pop up math labs. The families are engaged. They don't just drop their children off they move from station to station. And or get in the middle of the floor, or, or read the map stories are among the walk along with their children. And the beauty of not doing it in isolation at home is that we have facilitators on hand who actually utilize terms that parents probably hadn't thought about outside of their classroom experiences. So we are addressing the affinities of parents. We're positioning them so that they can support their children, both academically but with building stronger life skills. And we're helping to decrease their anxiety. They walk away more confident.

Speaker 1 25:46

Yeah, it's a great thing you're doing LaTanya. So thank you so much for calling in and sharing the events this weekend. If someone wants to get a hold of you to talk about the event, or to get more info, how do they do that?

Unknown Speaker 26:00

They can contact us directly by phone at 313-415-8575. Or when I website there's a Contact

Speaker 1 26:12

Form, which is what's the website power,

Unknown Speaker 26:15

our power org maps, P O, W, E, R, O R G, ma T H at power org, map that org?

Speaker 1 26:26

Okay, great. So they can go there and get some more information. I just want to commend you for this great work. And I can tell it's such a passionate thing for you. It's not anything less than passion that you're trying to convey math into how we live and surround ourselves what's around us. So appreciate it folks gone out and check out some of these events.

Unknown Speaker 26:50

Yes, we invite you to join us and just learn your time and talent as well. We're building the community.

Speaker 1 26:57

Thank you so much for time you have a great day and a great weekend. Thank you. Bye bye now. Yeah, really interesting stuff there. Hi, Tracy with the way we can apply mathematics to all kinds of things to show our youth I want to design dessert packages. You just want to eat the desserts. To see just want to make bad packaging so you can eat dessert, rip

Unknown Speaker 27:21

it open and eat all the cookies. My favorite Exactly.

Speaker 1 27:25

Alright, so um, we have now a next up on our show. Guy Pollino from a Moray the Roma guy. Are you there? Yes. How you doing today guy? Good. How are you? Good. Thank you so much for calling in. Good morning. Yeah, so I'm officially it's it's Roma cafe or Amara Amaury the Roma cafe.

Unknown Speaker 27:54

It's officially Amaury de Roma. Okay, right now,

Speaker 1 27:58

everybody but everybody's still calls it Roma cafe I'm sure Correct. Yeah. And

Unknown Speaker 28:03

here are under 30 years and I'm so everybody knows that AS Roma.

Speaker 1 28:08

Yeah. So firstly, some of our audience may not know a little bit of the history there. So the actual restaurant was opened in what year?

Unknown Speaker 28:19

Well served was built in 1888 by the mirazur family, and they originally built it for the farmers coming down to the market for boarding house, where when you rent a room, you get a warm meal. Apparently, Mrs. marazzo was such a wonderful cook, that in 1890, they decided to just change it into the Roma Cafe rather than just being boardinghouse. So they permanently rented out the other houses around the restaurant and made the main building what is now known as Mori Rome, but the Roma cafe for 127 years of plastic.

Speaker 1 28:56

Yeah, it's pretty interesting history. And I'm trying to like picture the days of the boarding and bringing in the food there and people all the different languages and immigrants coming through there.

Unknown Speaker 29:07

Oh, yeah, there was times

Unknown Speaker 29:12

I'm gonna ask stupid where did they put all of Where did everybody store their individual things that they needed to leave with?

Unknown Speaker 29:22

Well, there was five houses that were on the outside of outskirts of the main building. And that's where the rooms are rented to the farmers

Unknown Speaker 29:31

without refrigeration or with the seller or How did this even happen?

Unknown Speaker 29:37

Well back then there wasn't much refrigeration so they brought on the weekly you know, every weekend they would come down with their fresh pick goods in the market.

Speaker 1 29:47

Organic I'm sure to

Unknown Speaker 29:52

picture how this whole thing went and it's like chaos in my head.

Speaker 1 29:55

Tell us a little bit guy about like what your history you your your issues. If you've been a chef in Detroit for some time and your background was with, with who and what, how? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Unknown Speaker 30:09

Well, it worked for Mario's for 21 years of my life. Frank Passalacqua owned it. And then Ben son, took it over, had had my own place down in Trenton, the old Trenton Hotel, which is another building that was built in 1890. I have an affliction for old buildings apparently sounds

Speaker 1 30:28

like it sounds like you can't get away from them. Right?

Unknown Speaker 30:34

So yeah, I've been in town for a long time cooking Italian food. Below the well known places around.

Unknown Speaker 30:40

Yeah, so what have you done to kind of reinvent the Roma cafe, as it was, and as it now is,

Unknown Speaker 30:50

well, we didn't want to get away too much from the old feel of what everybody knew for so many years. So some of the things we did right away was structural things like ceilings, that replaced flooring guy replace, equipment guide updated a lot of things behind the scenes where people don't even see as far as kitchen equipment and some plumbing, new sinks, things like that. upgrade the bathrooms a little bit. And we just wanted to keep this new field that was here. And I think we've accomplished that and the customers that come in love that we haven't changed it totally. But notice that we've brightened it up, we opened the windows up as we placed a window that was blocked out for years.

Speaker 1 31:35

I what I what I find kind of really interesting is some of the past stuff where you know, you hear stories of the mafia and everything else hanging out the Roma cafe in the day and whatnot. Can you tell us a little bit about some of those little stories?

Unknown Speaker 31:53

Well, there's, you know, everyone from Frank Sinatra Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, you know, the whole Rat Pack. Apparently used to come here. Wow. And they're in town. How cool is that? Hansard the movie The Irishman. Christopher Walken was shot here. A lot of things were shot here. Oh, there's, of course stories of the Purple Gang and I had a personal thing. We were looking for an apartment for my son. And we were at the Belvedere down in Jefferson. When we got there, the manager on the left of Florida said, Well, this is Al Capone's floor. He used to rent the whole floor out for him and his gang. When they came in town to deal with the purple game. Nice and Canadian whiskey brought over and then she goes in they would always go to Roma cafe at eat. Really well. We're taking over there on the cafe. So there's a lot of a

Speaker 1 32:43

lot of history here. Yeah, yeah, we cuz we had the we had the shits on a couple weeks ago. And they were a Purple Gang hang out over there. And it looks like now the Roma Cafe connects the dots with the Belvedere Hotel. Right, right. Yeah, what a great story.

Unknown Speaker 33:01

And the Triton hotel also the restaurant that we redid back in the early 90s That was hanging out for the Purple Gang too. Because apparently they used to smuggle from Canada to grow seal and then across in the trend.

Speaker 1 33:15

I know I would have been involved in some of that smuggling had I been around then for sure. I mean, you can't even avoid it. You know? What a great story. Um, so tell us a little bit about your food now that we could expect to see your your restaurant.

Unknown Speaker 33:36

A lot of the traditional dishes which I love. Yes, we have the meat sauce and same the salad to same. We've added some fresh fish specials and some other specials every weekend. And every lunch we have specials that go on so we updated some of the cuisine through that changed, tweaked a couple of the recipes. For the most part, it's good old Italian food. It's

Speaker 1 34:01

what I love here.

Unknown Speaker 34:02

You know a nice full belly. Yeah, little tiny plates of food you're getting you're getting eat when you come here.

Speaker 1 34:09

So this is this is great. I mean our audience want I think they want and need especially in the wintertime I I'm like I need carbs. I want pasta, comfort food, comfort food. What's interesting now what are your plans for the future around that area? I mean, the whole Eastern Market area has just been jamming new, new retail. What do you envision for what's happening around you right there? Well, we're

Unknown Speaker 34:35

working with the city right now to their restore project, where we've had some plans drawn up for the parking lot on the right side of us if you're looking north, we're looking design for a cargo container bar, Bosu ball courts, they did a design which is like a Roman Plaza design so it

Speaker 1 34:56

sounds so cool

Unknown Speaker 34:57

feel of that so hopefully we can Get everything worked out with the street that's existing in between our property in the parking lot, which has been blocked off since 1965. But we're working on those details trying to get that done. So we can start some construction and get this done as soon as we can.

Speaker 1 35:15

So there's, I'm sure I have not seeing the Eastern Market master plan and whatnot. But I think what you're proposing sounds like such a great thing for that area, especially since I've been looking for a place to do very Detroit bocce ball weekly. Right. So

Unknown Speaker 35:37

couple other guys that are owners that have some basketball going and I've talked to one of them about started maybe a little league basketball league where yeah, we'll use our shuttles to take people from the different restaurants that want to participate. And I think that would be quite a fun thing, especially in spring and late fall.

Unknown Speaker 35:55

Absolute friendly competition.

Speaker 1 35:58

Yeah, nothing like a little bocce ball and some good food, right? And some drinks that Roman pasta sounds amazing. When do you think that might might start being built?

Unknown Speaker 36:09

Well, hopefully we like started sometime this summer and have completed early fall. So we can still get used this year. Again, because there's so much development going on in the building next to us, which used to be part of the water department. And it's been empty for, I think, 20 years, 25 years. We have a developer that has come in and they've got their plans put together for a multi use building there with a brew pub and some other office spaces and different retail spaces. It's quite a large building. And they're planning on starting in the spring, as far as construction goes. So we have to be careful of what we're doing because we're on the same property line that are coming in to do construction. They're not running over a Roman plaza with bulldoze,

Speaker 1 36:54

right. Actually playing bocce ball.

Unknown Speaker 36:58

Yeah, we're working hand in hand with him as far as time and also. So there's a lot involved going on in the area. So it does determine, you know how fast we can proceed with this?

Speaker 1 37:07

Well, I'm really glad to know that the history of the Roma Cafe is still strong, and that we can buy good authentic Italian recipe foods from the old world, you know, which is just not the same as some of the new stuff. So thank you so much guy for calling in and letting us know a little bit about the updates and about the history. And hopefully we can have you on again. Great,

Unknown Speaker 37:36

thank you very much.

Speaker 1 37:37

Appreciate you bet. Have a great day.

Unknown Speaker 37:38

Okay, take care.

Speaker 1 37:39

Thanks. So what a cool place on what what history what, um, you know, when you talk about cuisine, culture, and how our city was kind of developed with immigrants, and with a lot of different people being involved into the growth of our city. So that's just an example of how we went from boarding house to restaurant. And that seems like a typical history a lot of times where you see like a boarding house becomes a restaurant. I guess

Unknown Speaker 38:11

if you're feeding people and it's good food.

Speaker 1 38:14

Yeah. Are you right, that would be a normal trajectory for that. Yeah. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 38:19

I kind of want to know I wanted to ask him just about if you look on their website, the ceiling and these chandeliers are amazing. I kind of I want to Oh,

Speaker 1 38:30

yeah, he was saying that they redid the ceiling and yeah, so we'll have to ask him a little bit more. All right, right now we're gonna go to a little music break.

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all right, a little Mary J. Blige there to kind of open up the second part of the show. I just wanted to thank a couple of our supporters. Number one C chord solutions, which provides IoT, artificial intelligence, embedded IoT type of software. So if you have an idea of something that you're looking to do, that involves like a technology that interconnects a voice, artificial intelligence or functionality, collision avoidance, C chord Solutions provides those and is locally available, you can reach them at www dot C chord Also, one of our other sponsors, M dash 60 has been really supportive of our program. And they have a great product line of all kinds of different things, from dryer balls to mugs to different types of T shirts. Yeah, so M dash 60 Also, thank you, Eric is a wiki from healthmarkets. Get ahold of him at 248-850-4000. And we have had just a great little combination of we started off talking about what people are eating. And what people shouldn't

Unknown Speaker 41:29

be eating what

Speaker 1 41:30

people shouldn't be eating, right, which is, number one, don't eat sugar or drink sugar as much as possible. But I think it also kind of affects everything we do, right? Our mind is affected by these things.

Unknown Speaker 41:44

Well, food is so ingrained and culturally holidays festivals, just what you do on a weekday or weekend night. So it's really it's hard to be moderate all the time.

Speaker 1 42:01

Yeah, especially if there's a lot of good desserts happening and you start to see all the different things. So I tell you, Oh, hip hop bake shop. Yeah, yeah, we saw that. That was pretty sweet. They have all kinds of what was the one dessert that you liked

Unknown Speaker 42:17

to see salted caramel cheesecake? Yeah, that sounds

Speaker 1 42:21

like there might be a little bit of sugar in there. Know, a little bit of sugar in there. But what can you do when it tastes good? I think sometimes you have to cheat but overall, you know, I think our culture gets pushed by media to buy stuff that's not good for them. Unfortunately, in there's no disclaimers about how terrible that sugar is. So, you know, we don't really talk about our they don't really talk about how bad sugar is, even though the sugar industry knew that it caused cancer 50 years ago.

Unknown Speaker 43:01

i i Can I plead the fifth?

Speaker 1 43:03

No. Because you want to keep promoting sugar.

Unknown Speaker 43:09

I read a lot. Uh huh. And what I feel or think isn't necessarily what do you think what other people think? What do you think? What do I think? Or how do I eat two totally different things. Alright, how about what do I think I think we need nutrients. At the end of the day. I think we need nutrients like our body thrives on all the good things that we can put in it. And I think food can be healing. And I think there's a lot of restorative properties. What I do totally different because I have a thing for chocolate. Mm hmm.

Speaker 1 43:50

How much of a thing for chocolates,

Unknown Speaker 43:53

a thing? A lot. Ganic does that make it better?

Speaker 1 43:58

Maybe maybe, is it but it's dark chocolate, right? It's

Unknown Speaker 44:01

dark chocolate. Yeah.

Speaker 1 44:02

So you're not really pushing the terrible the other stuff is way worse for you. Right? So what's the difference between regular chocolate and dark chocolate?

Unknown Speaker 44:11

I don't know. I mean, when you're eating it in the quantities I am I'm not sure that there's a difference.

Speaker 1 44:18

There has to be a difference. Dark chocolate doesn't have the milk in it a it doesn't have

Unknown Speaker 44:24

them. I don't like chocolate with soy in it. There's definitely brands that I won't eat because there are ingredients that I don't like in my body. So I do read ingredient labels.

Speaker 1 44:38

Well, reading and doing two different things. Well,

Unknown Speaker 44:41

I read it and then I eat it. Yeah.

Speaker 1 44:44

Good. Good. That's very good. Well,

Unknown Speaker 44:50

I like it.

Speaker 1 44:53

Good. I just wanted to mention again here this weekend on Sunday, there will be a show At The Museum of African American History, Charles H. Wright museum, you can get more information from the The event will be women in hip hop. And it's presented by we found Hip Hop presents Culture s capital. So check that out this Sunday looks to be pretty sweet event. All right, next up. We have cute. Hello cute. How are you? Hi, first of all, I love the name. Qu E. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 45:39

It's a nickname, right?

Unknown Speaker 45:41

It is absolutely a nickname. Okay, so

Unknown Speaker 45:43

pronounce your name.

Unknown Speaker 45:45

That's exactly why it's a nickname. My first name is Kiana. When people see it you get like Kleenex. Rihanna. Colette. I'm like, okay. It makes me cute.

Unknown Speaker 45:56

I mean, people also have a problem pronouncing quinoa. Truly.

Speaker 1 46:03

Yeah, exactly. I have a problem with that one. But q i can say but the first I thought you got your nickname? Maybe because you're a good pool player.

Unknown Speaker 46:13

Oh, no, that is not it. No.

Speaker 1 46:21

Well, tell us a little bit I met you at the right museum. And I thought that you had done such a great job putting together the food for the reception The a couple days ago. Hey, I mean, your presentation was beautiful. Your everything that was there was great. Tell us a little bit how you got involved with with us.

Unknown Speaker 46:47

So for me, I started cooking with cue, probably in 2015. And I only started because I got sick. It's always something like there's the cause effect. I got sick. And I realized I found out I had like micro doses, which is an autoimmune disease and it was like so pissy effects all of your like in organs, right? So for me, I kept getting sick, didn't know how to heal, figure it out. You know, they wanted to give me steroids every day. I'm like, No, I'm not going to do it. I wanted to find a way how I could use food to heal myself. You know, I'm I'm, I graduated from Google University. So I googled it, and found out everything that was talking about how I can actually heal myself came from me changing my diet. So I had to go from being a regular meat eater. And I had to like cold turkey stop and just gonna be completely vegan. I had to give up everything.

Unknown Speaker 47:34

That was my question from you. Because I've been browsing your the information on your website, and I was wondering if you are a vegan,

Unknown Speaker 47:41

I am 100% vegan. But when I did my transition, it's not like you learn like vegans are hardcore, like hardcore, okay, you're hardcore. And you get some vegans who are like, you know, PETA, don't do anything. And then you have like the meat eaters that are like, Girl, you're gonna die, you're not gonna get no protein, how you gonna live off of just plant alone. And I'm just in the middle of like, I need to show the place where vegans and meat eaters can cause this. So that's why I kind of created cookery queue, because I wanted it to be like, a safe haven for people who are like, I want to eat better. But I don't want to force it on people. Because when you force people to do stuff, you won't do it. If you tell me Q you got to go on a diet. You can't have any cake. I don't even like cake. I'll eat the whole cake too. Because he told

Unknown Speaker 48:21

me that I totally I totally get it. And I absolutely love that. You have this concept where people can coexist because there is a lot of I want to say infighting just with differentiating philosophies. Seriously. Yeah. And I noticed you have an Eat to Live philosophy. Yeah,

Unknown Speaker 48:41

everything about it is Eat to Live for Me. But anything that you can I tell people a lot of stuff that we that people do it nowadays are not things that there was it wasn't like current as it is now. There was not so much high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, there's so much stuff that people are dealing with now that we weren't dealing with 3040 50 years ago, right? And it's because people are no longer paying attention to what they eat. For my brain. It always says you pay attention to what you put in is what you get out. So if you eat to live, if you eat things that will help you live a happier longer life, why would you not want to do it. So even when people come to me to cater events, so my whole thing is like you don't just go just to eat. It's an experience number one and number two, you know, everything that she's going to give you is going to be along the route of teaching you how to eat live, you're not gonna come to Q and Q. I want you to make me some fried chicken. And I'm like, No, that's not what I do. There's tons of other places that can do that for you. But for me, everything that I eat is the same thing. I will feed my family. I want people to eat to live so that's what I do like a bunch of fresh veggies. Fresh or no salt, you know, but it tastes good.

Unknown Speaker 49:44

So what's your take on eating healthy in an organic way or eating healthy? Like, if you're gonna buy an Apple and you're gonna do this Eat to Live thing? Are you saying buy the apple or buy the organic Apple.

Unknown Speaker 50:01

So for me, I'm always I want to know how long it takes for me to get something from farm to fork. And just because people can put the word organic on it enough to look and see, organic in the United States is different than organic anywhere else. Right? So you to me, I just want to know where it came from. So yes, I'm going to probably spend more money and get the organic, but I'm going to wait just switched on. I like local farmers. I don't want to apple that had to travel all the way across the country. And even when I buy, do you or the world, right? Because a lot of times if you buy apples, I don't care where you get it from what grocery store. When you go home, I tell people all the time, rent your fruits and vegetables off as soon as you get home it like a capsule or two of vinegar and water. Let it soak. And when you watch the water that the fruit and vegetables has on it, it has a film I call this lip gloss because people to me, where consumers buy stuff that looks pretty it looks to me everything that's pretty is not perfect, right? You think about when you go to a farm to pick fresh fruits and veggies because I grow my own. They're dirty. You know why? Because they come with the ground. But when you go to the grocery store, a lot of the foods that you see there, they're all shiny, they're sparkly, because that's what we want, we want the biggest we want the shiny is more the prettiest. So for me, even if I get organic, I'm still taking a home, I want to soak all my fruits and vegetables in a little couple capsules of vinegar and water, make sure I rent it and get all the gunk off. Because half the time when you buy stuff, it already has that on there.

Speaker 1 51:24

Alright, this ties in so well with how we started the show about eating right, and trying to make sense of all these things that are happening in media and whatever one says organic it's five bucks one's not. It's $1. Yeah, you know, and when you're, you know, when you have so much income that you can only spend so much what do you do? What makes sense for your family? So

Unknown Speaker 51:45

well, this is why in Detroit, the Eastern markets great because you can really get

Unknown Speaker 51:49

literally I was about to say that? Because I tell people like people I think people don't know and that's why I do my classes because it's all about how to do it. You have to shop local shop your local grocers, where did it come from? Are they use a local farmers because you can get that from local farmers at least know where it came from? Because I'm that person. I'm like, Oh, you said, if it's an ingredient that I can't read, I'm probably not going to eat it and I'm not gonna say I'm never gonna eat it. But if I know I can't pronounce it, my body, my body can't break it down. So I'm big on telling people read your labels know where your food came from. Because that stuff matters.

Unknown Speaker 52:24

All right, well, just just so people can find you. It's cooking with Q qu Yes,

Unknown Speaker 52:31

yes. WWE

Speaker 1 52:34

Thanks so much for everything is there. Appreciate you have a great day. Thanks so much, guys. Bye. Bye. Alright, that was great info. Great info. Thank you. Next up, we have Piper Carter. Cultural organizer. Hello, Piper. Are you there? Yes, I am. How are you? Great. Welcome to very Detroit radio. We are so excited to have you on our show. Absolutely. We are excited to talk about what you do in what you're doing specifically this weekend.

Unknown Speaker 53:07

Okay, this was wonderful that you had cooking with to she's a she's a very wonderful artists and I food artists and I'm just really honored to come on after her. Oh, so um, yeah. Yeah. So long story short. Cooking. miscue is one of my good friends that actually supports all the stuff that we do. So just wanted to shout her out, send her lots of love and you know, eat right everybody. Piper Carter, am a cultural organizer. And I'm doing a business that revolves around women in hip hop. So supporting women in hip hop, supporting women who want to be in the arts. And that's the entire culture of hip hop. And so whether they want to be in the music, business or arts, or you know, visual arts or dance, if it's surrounding hip hop, if that's their business, I support them. I've been doing this for about a decade since 2009. When I created a weekly, no misogyny open my middle lasted for about five years is very successful. We got lots of rave reviews from around the world. We've had the featured many, many women artists, and also the young people who were involved with us at that time. Were, you know, very much impacted. And so now many of them were teenagers helping us with those events, and are adults now doing their own open mics and, you know, spreading the word of, you know, no misogyny, they have their own rules, so they don't want any misogyny and patriarchy. really honored to, you know, be a catalyst and inspiration for a lot of that work. So now we're doing a whole event that's coming up this Sunday in two days march the third at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American history where we've partnered with the UN Education Department. And we're doing an event it's called culture as capital. And it's how we use hip hop to reclaim images of women, and or at least to reclaim ourselves. So it's going to be, it's a pretty long event. So you can pop in at any time. It's only $10. And listen to what you get. So one o'clock to two o'clock, we're partnering with one of the DJs from the Serophene collective, which is an all woman DJ collective that teaches women how to DJ. So DJ hain, so it's going to spin from one to two. At two o'clock, I'm going to documentary film that I'm working on about us in our work about Detroit, women in hip hop, about 20 minutes of it. And then pretty much ask people, you know, to support so we can finish it at 230. We're gonna have doctors, Kelly, hey, and Rebecca for Rukia, who are professors from Oakland University, who has been researching us since 2012. And embedded themselves in Detroit women in hip hop, and are going to be we're going to have a conversation about how to white women have come into community to research black women and do that in an authentic way without being a colonizer. And then at 3pm, we're going to have this amazing concert, which is going to be the all woman bands. And it's going to be backing of a plethora of amazing artists, our headliner, book Brown, amazing emcee from Detroit, internationally respected. And, you know, we have so many artists that are going to be you know, going in front of her. And then at five o'clock, we're going to have a reception, where people will be able to purchase all of the artists wear their T shirts, their CDs, their posters become fans, they can purchase our T shirt, become a member of our organization, or just support all the work that we're doing. So

Speaker 1 56:55

great job is great.

Unknown Speaker 56:57

It's great for Women's History Month. Yeah. Yeah, it's

Unknown Speaker 57:01

great for Women's History Month, and it's great for women in general.

Speaker 1 57:04

Thank you so much for letting our audience know Piper, we would love to have you come onto our show and have a longer conversation in the future. Hopefully, we can do that.

Unknown Speaker 57:13

Well, I just want to let people know if they want to get a ticket. They can go to the museum's website, the right dog. org, forward slash events. Okay. Women in hip hop happening March 3, get your ticket is only 10 bucks.

Unknown Speaker 57:26

Can you also get it at the Muse at the museum?

Unknown Speaker 57:29

You can also get it at the door. Yes.

Unknown Speaker 57:31

Okay. Perfect.

Speaker 1 57:32

Thank you so much. Have a great day. And thanks. All right. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 57:36

All right. You

Speaker 1 57:37

bet. Take care. Yeah. Okay. That's, that's gonna be a cool show. For sure. Yeah, that sounds great. Really great. All right. Um, this is kind of towards the end of our show. So we're, we have the wizards wisdom to wrap it all up.

Unknown Speaker 57:52

Hey, guys, and gals?

Speaker 1 57:53

How are you wizard?

Unknown Speaker 57:54

Oh, lovely. Lovely. Short on time. Yeah, we probably won't go with what I was going to talk about. But I didn't want to leave one little thought just based on what we're talking about with the cooking with Q here. I met a guy, he was a Hobnob er. And he ran with a lot of world class artists, and did you know a lot with our community. And he made a comment to me that stuck with me. He said that of all the artists that he's ever met in his entire life. His favorite, remember the the name of this guy, unfortunately, but his favorite was a guy who would go and he would go to indigenous lands a go across the world. And he'd spend about three months with them. And he learned their culinary customs, their ingredients, and all sorts of you know, their cooking techniques. And then he'd come back and he would invite 20 people over to his house. And he would make a meal based on these things that he had picked up from these cultures from around the world. And he put a lot of love and he put and, and a lot of thought and energy, obviously too, because he spent months trying to make this one mill. And this guy who's, you know, ran with all sorts of world class artists that this was his favorite art. And this was his favorite artist that he had ever met. And I think that just goes to show there's a power to food and there's an art to food. And if we're constantly about it, it's love. Yeah, yeah. Well, thank you. Thanks for loving your food, guys.

Speaker 1 59:32

Thank you, sir. All right. Gallery what's happening there? Tomorrow tonight, anything

Unknown Speaker 59:37

Oh, tomorrow we have a skateboarding video from there and we'll have skateboarders run around and doing their thing. Should be a fun, fun.

Speaker 1 59:47

Thanks. Check it out guys. kanji Garry's