Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek http://kccu.org en Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet http://kccu.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. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 51895 at http://kccu.org Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet The Middle Class Took Off 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? http://kccu.org/post/middle-class-took-100-years-ago-thanks-henry-ford <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtYRLtT8bvY</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 49710 at http://kccu.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://kccu.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 21:13:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 48139 at http://kccu.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic Mich. Man Who Killed 19-Year-Old On Porch Charged http://kccu.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 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 45586 at http://kccu.org Detroit's Assets Under Review Amid Crushing Debt http://kccu.org/post/detroits-assets-under-review-amid-crushing-debt Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Detroit last week became the biggest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. And now we're learning about some of the tough decisions that may come with that. Assuming the filing goes forward, Detroit will have to figure out how to reduce billions of dollars of debt. Creditors will, of course, push for the most money they can get, which means they're eyeing some of the city's most treasured assets. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:26:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 38388 at http://kccu.org