Sarah Cwiek http://nhpr.org en Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet http://nhpr.org/post/chinese-investors-arent-snatching-detroit-property-yet After Detroit <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/18/203374030/detroit-files-for-bankruptcy" target="_blank">filed for bankruptcy protection</a> last summer, the media was flooded with stories about Chinese investors pouring money into real estate there. Headlines like this one summed it up: "<a href="http://money.msn.com/investing/post--chinese-investors-are-buying-up-detroit" target="_blank">Chinese investors are buying up Detroit</a>."<p>When you look closer, though, there isn't much hard evidence to support such a dramatic claim. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:12:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 44540 at http://nhpr.org Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet The Middle Class Took Off 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? http://nhpr.org/post/middle-class-took-100-years-ago-thanks-henry-ford <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtYRLtT8bvY</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 42528 at http://nhpr.org The Middle Class Took Off 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic http://nhpr.org/post/icing-puck-hockey-fans-and-nhl-winter-classic The Detroit Red Wings are kind of playing a home game on New Year's Day — even if it'll be played about 40 miles west of their home ice in downtown Detroit.<p>Mike Babcock, the Red Wings head coach, told the NHL Network that might not be such a good thing, because home teams haven't fared so well in prior Winter Classics.<p>"The reason the home team doesn't have much success is there's probably a New Year's Eve party going on in everybody's house," he said. "So you gotta decide whether that's more important, or the game's more important."<p>There's much nostalgia surrounding outdoor hockey. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:28:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 41035 at http://nhpr.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic Mich. Man Who Killed 19-Year-Old On Porch Charged http://nhpr.org/post/mich-man-who-killed-19-year-old-porch-charged Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>A 54-year-old man from suburban Detroit faces charges, including second-degree murder, in the shooting death of Renisha McBride. The case has parallels to the Trayvon Martin shooting, with a white man allegedly shooting an unarmed black teenager. But as Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, many questions remain about what happened the night McBride knocked on the defendant's door.<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: Here's what we know for sure. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 38634 at http://nhpr.org Where's The Love For Detroit? http://nhpr.org/post/wheres-love-detroit Even before the city's recent bankruptcy filing, Detroit was often viewed with scorn and even contempt. And you'll find as much, if not more, of that attitude toward Detroit in the state of Michigan itself. But how did Detroit get such an intensely bad reputation? And how might it affect the city's ability to rebuild itself in bankruptcy? Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 32467 at http://nhpr.org Detroit Labor Groups Butt Heads With Bondholders Over City's Debt http://nhpr.org/post/detroit-labor-groups-butt-heads-bondholders-over-citys-debt Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The financial future of Detroit lies in the hand of a state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. He's trying to wring concessions out of the city's creditors before deciding whether to file for bankruptcy on the city's behalf. Orr is proposing shared sacrifice among all creditor groups. That means some will get back just pennies on the dollar. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 29778 at http://nhpr.org Will Emergency Manager Help Or Hurt Detroit? http://nhpr.org/post/will-emergency-manager-help-or-hurt-detroit Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Residents of Detroit are absorbing the message sent by Michigan's governor. Rick Snyder swept aside the city's elected officials. He's using his power to appoint an emergency manager to take over city finances. Residents are deeply divided about this move, as we hear from Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek.<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Nobody had a comment in regards to the lighting problem?<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: About a week before Governor Snyder's announcement, a few dozen people came to a community meeting at a northwest Detroit church. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 22993 at http://nhpr.org In Michigan, A Contentious Battle Over A Bridge http://nhpr.org/post/michigan-contentious-battle-over-bridge Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On Election Day next week, Michigan voters will face a question about international bridges and tunnels. It's really a question about one bridge in particularly - a long-planned and highly-contested connection between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.<p>As Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, it's an electoral twist in a bitter struggle with Michigan's governor and Canada on one side, and a billionaire bridge owner on the other.<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: The ballot measure is Proposal Six. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:04:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 16035 at http://nhpr.org Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask http://nhpr.org/post/michigans-economy-rebounding-depends-who-you-ask Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This election year we've seen a lot of cases where different people look at the same economic situation and come to different conclusions. And that seems to be happening in Michigan. It's America's comeback state - that according to its governor, Rick Snyder. Unemployment there is dropping, as the U.S. auto industry rebounds. And the state has a budget surplus for the first time in years.<p>But many local leaders say they're not seeing any comeback. They say state leaders are mostly helping themselves and the business community. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:29:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5959 at http://nhpr.org