Author of the definitive work about Detroit’s decline, “The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit,” Thomas Sugrue speaks with Craig Fahle. Sugrue will appear at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Policy Conference Feb. 27. Hear a preview.
At the Conference, Sugrue spoke with our Detroit Journalism Cooperative partner DPTV and the MiWeek team:
If you missed the speech, listen here.
Mayor Mike Duggan laid out what he said is a strong case that change can come quickly for Detroit in the Detroit Free Press.
Mayor Mike Duggan vowed Wednesday that “change in Detroit is real” to fix broken city services, as reported by The Detroit News.
AP tackled the mayor’s “strategic demolition” plan to tear down vacant and fire-damaged homes.
Fox 2′s recap of the speech with video
Channel 7 also filed a separate report about Duggan’s “D Insurance” proposal: a city-run auto insurance program to combat high rates for city resident.
“Hello jobs, goodbye blight.” That’s not the Reuters headline. But here is their story about the speech.
Editorials and Columns:
“Big hopes that Duggan can cure Detroit’s big problems” from the Detroit Free Press.
“Duggan projects action, optimism” from The Detroit News.
Freep Columnist Rochelle Riley writes “The first thing you want to ask Mayor Mike Duggan, after his first State of the City address is: ‘You really think you can do all that stuff you just said?’ The second thing is: How can I help?”
On the weekly DPTV MiWeek program, audiences are brought up to speed about Gov. Snyder’s proposed budget and explains what it means for Detroit. The team also discusses the downtown arena and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department negotiations.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is discussed, dissected and otherwise talked about on a number of DPTV’s MiWeek programs. The weekly half-hour broadcast focuses on stories, people and issues in Michigan, with a large focus on southeast Michigan and Detroit.
For an overview of the big questions like “What are the long- and short-term effects of the bankruptcy case in Detroit?” watch this MiWeek panel discuss pensions, the DIA’s collection, city services and other factors of the filing.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is explored on a number of Detroit Public Television’s popular MiWeek programs. The weekly half-hour broadcast focuses on stories, people and issues in Michigan, with a large focus on southeast Michigan and Detroit.
Here are some of the programs from the first half of 2013, setting the stage for an unprecedented year in the city’s history.
In Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s final State of the City address, he discussed the possibility of an emergency manager along with crime, business initiatives and other civic issues. View it here.
Here’s a look back at Gov. Rick Snyder announcing the appointment of an emergency manager for Detroit.
MiWeek immediately tackled the future of the city in the days after the bankruptcy filing in July on this program.