Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek http://wemu.org en In Michigan, A Contentious Battle Over A Bridge http://wemu.org/post/michigan-contentious-battle-over-bridge Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On Election Day next week, Michigan voters will face a question about international bridges and tunnels. It's really a question about one bridge in particularly - a long-planned and highly-contested connection between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.<p>As Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, it's an electoral twist in a bitter struggle with Michigan's governor and Canada on one side, and a billionaire bridge owner on the other.<p>SARAH CWIEK, BYLINE: The ballot measure is Proposal Six. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:04:00 +0000 Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek 21484 at http://wemu.org Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask http://wemu.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 14613 at http://wemu.org In Detroit, Drastic Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy http://wemu.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 6630 at http://wemu.org