Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett http://kalw.org en A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 http://kalw.org/post/tale-two-cities-detroit-looks-2014 The streets outside Avalon Bakery in Detroit's Midtown are a snowy, slushy, mostly unplowed mess, and all these customers want to do is pay for their loaf of Motown Multigrain or Poletown Rye.<p>But Detroiters are a gracious, if weary, bunch. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:03:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 37315 at http://kalw.org A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger' http://kalw.org/post/windsor-ontario-detroit-reset-and-come-out-stronger The Detroit River is the mile-wide boundary that separates the United States and Canada. And the city park on the Windsor, Ontario, side of the river offers a better view of the Detroit skyline than anywhere else.<p>In a quirk of geography, Detroit actually sits north of its Canadian neighbor. Natives like Stephen Santarossa, who's from Windsor, love this bit of trivia and relish the puzzled look on visitors' faces as they try to draw that mental map.<p>"Do you realize that you are now looking north?" he says.<p>But these two cities share more than just a border. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 31524 at http://kalw.org Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger' Detroit Businesses See Opportunity In Bankruptcy http://kalw.org/post/detroit-businesses-see-opportunity-bankruptcy Few Detroiters think the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is great news.<p>But plenty see it as an opportunity. Many Detroit business owners hope the bankruptcy will mean more stability and certainty, in a city that has had little of either in recent years.<p>Sandy Baruah, head of the Detroit Regional Chamber, says the bankruptcy filing did not come as a surprise to him, nor should it surprise anybody else.<p>"Detroit is not unique," Baruah says. "Great American cities like New York, Pittsburgh have all gone through some form of bankruptcy/receivership. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 30408 at http://kalw.org Detroit Businesses See Opportunity In Bankruptcy Can Detroit Be Saved? http://kalw.org/post/can-detroit-be-saved Detroit is broke. On Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the state will take over the city's finances.<p>"It is time to say, we need to start moving upward with the city of Detroit," he said.<p>But the question on many people's minds is whether state intervention will be enough — and whether the more ominous and painful scenario of municipal bankruptcy can be avoided.<p><strong>Adding Up The Debt</strong><p>Just how far gone is Detroit? Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 23847 at http://kalw.org Can Detroit Be Saved? Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress http://kalw.org/post/racial-regional-divide-still-haunt-detroits-progress For many years — perhaps even decades — Detroit has been the poster child for economic malaise. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:36:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 16504 at http://kalw.org Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress