Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett http://kccu.org en Some Fake Coral Might Mean A Sea Change at Detroit Aquarium http://kccu.org/post/some-fake-coral-might-mean-sea-change-detroit-aquarium Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium is getting a little help from its friends in Washington, D.C. The National Aquarium closed late last year after more than 100 years. Thousands of dollars' worth of equipment went to the Motor City, where its own century-old aquarium is beautiful and historic — but starved for resources. Budget shortfalls forced its closure in 2005. But a scrappy team of volunteers has worked to open it to the public on a limited basis, and they hope the fake coral, fiberglass tank props, and other equipment from D.C. will help it regain some of its luster. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 50201 at http://kccu.org A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 http://kccu.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 47429 at http://kccu.org A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 Detroit Billionaire Goes On Real Estate Buying Binge http://kccu.org/post/detroit-billionaire-goes-real-estate-buying-binge Despite the bankruptcy, parts of downtown Detroit are going gangbusters, and that's in large part because of one guy. Online mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert has bought up 40 buildings and counting. He's filling those buildings — some of which used to be vacant — with new businesses. But some residents are wary of his expanding reach in the city. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:14:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 45298 at http://kccu.org Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger' http://kccu.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 39742 at http://kccu.org Windsor, Ontario, To Detroit: 'Reset And Come Out Stronger' Detroit Retirees Wonder How Bankruptcy Will Affect Benefits http://kccu.org/post/detroit-retirees-wonder-how-bankruptcy-will-affect-benefits Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. We begin this hour in Detroit where colossal decisions about the city's future will now be made in a federal bankruptcy court. In a few minutes, we'll talk with the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. He's the one who made the decision to file for bankruptcy. First, to one of the key issues, whether retirees will see their benefits cut. It's something Kevyn Orr says is now a question of necessity. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Hulett 38428 at http://kccu.org