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Feb

2015

Detroit Public Television

On MiWeek: The Detroit Policy Conference

Almost two months after Detroit exited bankruptcy; the MiWeek teams hit the ground covering this week’s Detroit Policy Conference, talking one-on-one with Mayor Mike Duggan and Governor Rick Snyder’s education advisor, Paul Pastorek, about key issues affecting the region. MiWeek is produced by Detroit Public Television, one of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative partners.

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Feb

2015

Detroit Public Television

On MiWeek: Reviewing the Rhodes interview

The hosts of Detroit Public Television’s weekly public affairs program dissected Judge Steven Rhodes’s first interview following the Detroit bankruptcy case. The judge appeared on WDET, one of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative partners along with DPTV.

18

Feb

2015

Sandra Svoboda

The Rhodes Replacement: Meet Thomas Tucker

Judge Thomas J. Tucker will now preside over Detroit’s bankruptcy case, following Judge Steven Rhodes’s retirement, effective today. Tucker is a graduate of Harvard law school and the University of Toledo. He’s been a federal bankruptcy judge in Detroit for 12 years. Before that, he practiced law for two decades with the Toledo firm Cooper & […]

17

Feb

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Judge Steven Rhodes: WDET’s Exclusive Interview

When Detroit entered bankruptcy a year and a half ago, Judge Steven Rhodes was assigned to preside over the precedent-setting case. He announced last week he is retiring as a bankruptcy-court judge. In his first post-bankruptcy interview, Rhodes joins WDET’s Laura Weber-Davis and Sandra Svoboda on Detroit Today. (Photo by Michael Ference)

16

Feb

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Hitting the Airwaves: Judge Rhodes live on WDET

In his first post-bankruptcy interview, Judge Steven Rhodes will join us live in the WDET studios at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Got a question for him? You can leave it here. Then tune in to see if we ask it on the “Detroit Today” program.

13

Feb

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Judge Rhodes retires

Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is retiring, effective Wednesday. His measured tone, punctual arrival and pointed questions for attorneys became hallmarks of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. During the 17-month case, he read more than 9,200 filings and issued hundreds of orders. Rhodes spent 30 years on the federal bench, some of those as the chief bankruptcy judge […]

12

Feb

2015

Sandra Svoboda

Judge: $178 million reasonable bankruptcy tab for Detroit

Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes today agreed that the nearly $178 million the city of Detroit paid its attorneys, financial analysts and other consultants was a reasonable charge. In a 48-page opinion released today, Rhodes wrote the city had met its requirement to show “all amounts to be paid by the debtor or by any person for […]

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Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the site provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement.

WDET’s Sandra Svoboda is your site guide. A veteran Detroit journalist and 24-year area resident, she’ll share stories, add insight and ask questions to help decode the bankruptcy process and the city’s restructuring.

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