Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek http://whqr.org en The Middle Class Took Off 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? http://whqr.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 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 49604 at http://whqr.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://whqr.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 21:47:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 48343 at http://whqr.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic Mich. Man Who Killed 19-Year-Old On Porch Charged http://whqr.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 46244 at http://whqr.org Detroit's Assets Under Review Amid Crushing Debt http://whqr.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 40175 at http://whqr.org Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask http://whqr.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 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 17388 at http://whqr.org In Detroit, Drastic Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy http://whqr.org/post/detroit-drastic-steps-avoid-bankruptcy Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Lack of money is also a big problem in Detroit. Three weeks ago, the city's mayor, Dave Bing, made a stark announcement. Without major action, the city will go broke sometime early next year. That leaves state officials saying they may have no choice but to send in an emergency manager, a person with extraordinary powers over the city's finances.<p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports.<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: There are a lot of complicated factors in the swirling drama that is Detroit's financial meltdown. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 8117 at http://whqr.org