Detroit Today

  • Hitting the Airwaves: Judge Rhodes live on WDET

  • On WDET: What’s beyond bankruptcy … so far

  • Beyond Bankruptcy: WDET explores life in Detroit in the post-Chapter 9 era

    Following the bankruptcy trial, WDET headed into Detroit’s neighborhoods with panels of city officials and neighborhood advocates. We met with residents, heard their questions, asked our own and got some answers. Here are those meetings, recorded, as they aired on WDET’s Detroit Today program. Topics: City services, public safety, blight, lighting and (inclusive) development.


  • State oversight panel holds second meeting

    Detroit’s Financial Review Commission, created by the “grand bargain” legislation, holds its second meeting Friday. The agenda includes reviewing budget timelines and the city’s Plan of Adjustment. The panel also will discuss audit activities.

    The nine-member group plans to meet at 9 a.m. in the Michigan Gaming Control Board Meeting Room at 3062 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit.


    At the commission’s first meeting last week, members adopted resolutions ensuring they will comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings law.

    Member Bill Martin, one of the gubernatorial appointees, appeared on WDET’s Detroit Today program and discussed the commission, its work and how it will coordinate with city officials.


    By in Detroit Today, From Lansing, WDET
  • Visiting Bankruptcy Attorneys: Breaking down the bills

  • On Detroit Today: Life after bankruptcy from the national perspective

  • On Detroit Today: Does Detroit need the financial review commission?

    By in Detroit Today, From Lansing, WDET
  • On Detroit Today: Orr reflects on EM role, assesses Detroit’s future

  • On Detroit Today: What’s in store for a post-bankruptcy Detroit?

    By in Detroit Today, Pensions, WDET
  • On WDET: The end (of trial) is near

    Detroit is going to scrap its own copper wiring, and the court’s expert witness Martha Kopacz takes the stand today. WDET’s bankruptcy reporter and Next Chapter Detroit blogger Sandra Svoboda has the latest on the bankruptcy trial, and says the end is in sight.