Embedded in Detroit, Hoping for Change

Friday, September 25, 2009

With an unemployment rate of 28.9% and a $300 million budget shortfall, things in "Motor City" have rarely been worse. To cover the story, Time is trying something new: moving there. The magazine has bought a house in Detroit and moved a team of reporters there to truly get the feel for the city. We talk to Time Magazine contributor Daniel Okrent about the year-long "Assignment Detroit." And for a deeper look at the city's problems, we also speak to long-time Detroit resident and Circuit Court Judge, Vonda Evans.


Judge Vonda Evans and Daniel Okrent

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Dependency on the Big 3 is a large part of Detroit's economic problems but politicians making bad decisions cannot be overlooked. Twenty years of divisive leadership under Coleman Young, the antics of the Detroit City Council, and the debacle of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are only a few of the political horrors Detroit has faced.

Sep. 25 2009 10:00 AM

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