Sarah Cwiek http://kgou.org en Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet http://kgou.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 Sarah Cwiek 24480 at http://kgou.org Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet The Middle Class Took Off 100 Years Ago ... Thanks To Henry Ford? http://kgou.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 Sarah Cwiek 22002 at http://kgou.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://kgou.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 Sarah Cwiek 20226 at http://kgou.org Icing On The Puck: Hockey Fans And The NHL Winter Classic Will Emergency Manager Help Or Hurt Detroit? http://kgou.org/post/will-emergency-manager-help-or-hurt-detroit Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Residents of Detroit are absorbing the message sent by Michigan's governor. Rick Snyder swept aside the city's elected officials. He's using his power to appoint an emergency manager to take over city finances. Residents are deeply divided about this move, as we hear from Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek.<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Nobody had a comment in regards to the lighting problem?<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: About a week before Governor Snyder's announcement, a few dozen people came to a community meeting at a northwest Detroit church. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1188 at http://kgou.org