Detroit http://wemu.org en Vice President Joe Biden Heading To Detroit http://wemu.org/post/vice-president-joe-biden-heading-detroit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Vice President <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden" target="_blank">Joe Biden</a> will mingle with liberal activists next week at the <a href="http://www.netrootsnation.org/" target="_blank">Netroots Nation </a>convention.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:48:04 +0000 Associated Press 48568 at http://wemu.org Vice President Joe Biden Heading To Detroit Faygo Founder's Grandson Claiming Age Discrimination http://wemu.org/post/faygo-founders-grandson-claiming-age-discrimination <p> &nbsp;The grandson of a founder of an iconic Michigan soft drink company says he was fired because of his age.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Hugh Rosenthal was marketing director at Detroit-based Faygo when he lost his job at age 68 in 2012. He tells the <a href="http://on.freep.com/1nw6DE8" target="_blank">Detroit Free Press&nbsp;</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">there was no legitimate business reason to let him go.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:27:07 +0000 Associated Press 47778 at http://wemu.org Feel Good With Jane Seymour On Detroit Public TV http://wemu.org/post/feel-good-jane-seymour-detroit-public-tv <p> &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Emmy and Golden Globe winner <a href="http://www.janeseymour.com" target="_blank">Jane Seymour</a>'s new show is filming in the Detroit area.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The actress isn't working on a new movie or a scripted series, however.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;She's the host of a national 13-part series called "Feel Grand with Jane Seymour" that's being produced by <a href="http://dptv.org" target="_blank">Detroit Public Television.</a></span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:18:26 +0000 Associated Press 47774 at http://wemu.org Feel Good With Jane Seymour On Detroit Public TV Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain http://wemu.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-grand-bargain <div>An effort by deep-pocketed philanthropists to save the bankrupt city of Detroit's art treasures culminated today when Michigan Governor Rick Snyder authorized $195 million in state help.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill signing in Detroit was part of what's dubbed the Grand Bargain. The deal also includes $366 million from foundations and a $100 million fundraising pledge by the Detroit Institute of Arts.</span></div><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:20:17 +0000 Associated Press 47628 at http://wemu.org Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain 'RoboCop' To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Tigers Game http://wemu.org/post/robocop-throw-out-1st-pitch-tigers-game <meta name="news_keywords" content="RoboCop, Tigers, Detroit"><div>Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg is heading to the Detroit Tigers game. &nbsp;</div><p></p><p>RoboCop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at </span>Comerica<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park tonight as the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays. </span></p><p>RoboCop's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> motorcycle is to be on display at the stadium and the first 10,000 fans will get a </span>RoboCop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cheer card after getting inside.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:42:52 +0000 Associated Press 46777 at http://wemu.org 'RoboCop' To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Tigers Game Automakers May Have A Role In Detroit Bankruptcy http://wemu.org/post/automakers-may-have-role-detroit-bankruptcy <div>Chrysler, Ford Motor and General Motors are interested in preserving art and shoring up pensions in Detroit's bankruptcy case.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div> Wed, 14 May 2014 06:33:39 +0000 Associated Press 45806 at http://wemu.org Automakers May Have A Role In Detroit Bankruptcy Detroit Expecting $195M Lump Sum From Michigan http://wemu.org/post/detroit-expecting-195m-lump-sum-michigan <div>Detroit's latest plan to get out of bankruptcy includes a lump-sum payment of about $195 million from the state to shore up pensions and prevent the sale of city-owned art.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 06:44:27 +0000 Associated Press 45413 at http://wemu.org Detroit Expecting $195M Lump Sum From Michigan Detroit Mayor Speaks At NAACP Chapter's Dinner http://wemu.org/post/detroit-mayor-speaks-naacp-chapters-dinner <div>Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told the thousands of people who attended the local NAACP chapter's annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner that the struggle for equality goes on, despite the progress that has been made. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:26:05 +0000 Associated Press 45357 at http://wemu.org Detroit Mayor Speaks At NAACP Chapter's Dinner Nonprofit's Agriculture Work In Detroit Moves Ahead http://wemu.org/post/nonprofits-agriculture-work-detroit-moves-ahead <div>A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:31:49 +0000 Associated Press 44680 at http://wemu.org Nonprofit's Agriculture Work In Detroit Moves Ahead Detroit Backlog Allows Serial Rapists To Stay Free http://wemu.org/post/detroit-backlog-allows-serial-rapists-stay-free <div>A published report says a backlog in testing thousands of Detroit rape evidence kits has allowed serial rapists to remain free and in some cases commit more attacks.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:15:53 +0000 Associated Press 44671 at http://wemu.org Detroit Backlog Allows Serial Rapists To Stay Free Detroit Still Needs $350M From State Lawmakers http://wemu.org/post/detroit-still-needs-350m-state-lawmakers <div>Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The deals are tied to Detroit getting money from the state over 20 years, along with $466 million in private money, all to shore up pensions.</span></div><div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:31:29 +0000 Associated Press 44501 at http://wemu.org Detroit Still Needs $350M From State Lawmakers Organizers To Discuss Detroit Gay Pride Festival http://wemu.org/post/organizers-discuss-detroit-gay-pride-festival <div>Organizers are set to announce details about this year's gay pride festival in Detroit.&nbsp;</div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Equality Michigan on Wednesday plans to reveal the entertainment lineup and other specifics related to the Motor City Pride event.</span></p><div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:06:18 +0000 Associated Press 44445 at http://wemu.org Organizers To Discuss Detroit Gay Pride Festival Detroit Bankruptcy: City Strikes 2nd Deal With Its Other Retirees http://wemu.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-city-strikes-2nd-deal-its-other-retirees <div>The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and their cost-of-living payments would be eliminated under a deal reached late Tuesday.</span></div><div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:57:55 +0000 Associated Press 44443 at http://wemu.org Detroit Bankruptcy: City Strikes 2nd Deal With Its Other Retirees General Motors to Invest Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/general-motors-invest-nearly-half-billion-dollars-michigan <div>General Motors says it's investing $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:57:40 +0000 Associated Press 44106 at http://wemu.org General Motors to Invest Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars in Michigan Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club http://wemu.org/post/snyder-talk-about-motor-city-detroit-athletic-club <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder is getting up early to talk about Detroit.&nbsp;</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Snyder is speaking this morning at Pancakes and Politics. It's a regular event featuring elected leaders from the state Capitol or southeastern Michigan. It's being held at the Detroit Athletic Club near Comerica Park.</div><div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:23:23 +0000 Associated Press 43996 at http://wemu.org Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Expansion, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-cinetopia-expansion-grand-budapest-hotel-captain-america-and-more <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143004383&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 4-8 in Detroit, Ann Arbor - More days, venues, screenings, and programs on tap for 2014</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:26:05 +0000 Patrick Campion 43893 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Expansion, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America and More Cinetopia Film Festival Growing In Its Third Year http://wemu.org/post/cinetopia-film-festival-growing-its-third-year <div>The third annual <em><strong><a href="http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/" target="_blank">Cinetopia International Film Festival</a></strong></em> will include a greater presence in Detroit. About 100 screenings will be split equally between Ann Arbor and Detroit for this year's festival which runs from June 4th through the 8th. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:32:06 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43876 at http://wemu.org Congress Releases Memo Saying GM Failed To Act http://wemu.org/post/congress-releases-memo-saying-gm-failed-act <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>DETROIT - &nbsp;A new memo from the House subcommittee investigating the <a href="http://www.gm.com/" target="_blank">General Motors </a>recalls says GM discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect but canceled them without taking action.</div><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:28:38 +0000 Associated Press 43643 at http://wemu.org Congress Releases Memo Saying GM Failed To Act Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas http://wemu.org/post/home-demolitions-turn-detroit-blank-canvas <div>As part of its plan to climb out of bankruptcy, Detroit plans to tear down as many as 450 empty houses each week across a rotting urban landscape nearly the size of Manhattan.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:05:31 +0000 Associated Press 43472 at http://wemu.org Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale http://wemu.org/post/michigan-board-oks-120-million-detroit-bond-sale <div>A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:27:56 +0000 Associated Press 43398 at http://wemu.org Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-students-continue-protests-against-education-achievement-authority <p>Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:37:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43385 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority Motown Site Considered For Historical Designation http://wemu.org/post/motown-site-considered-historical-designation <div>The Detroit City Council is looking into whether a recording studio where Berry Gordy cut a record that led the way to the Motown music dynasty meets the criteria for historic designation.&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Councilman Scott Benson says the council on Tuesday will refer the United Sound Systems Recording Studio matter to a historic designation advisory board for study.</span></p><div> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:28:10 +0000 Associated Press 42986 at http://wemu.org Motown Site Considered For Historical Designation Chrysler recalling more than 18,000 Fiats http://wemu.org/post/chrysler-recalling-more-18000-fiats <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.chryslergroupllc.com/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Chrysler Group </a>is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working.</div><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:51:52 +0000 Associated Press 42907 at http://wemu.org Chrysler recalling more than 18,000 Fiats Final Demolition Starts at Infamous Detroit Housing Project http://wemu.org/post/final-demolition-starts-infamous-detroit-housing-project <div>The final phase of demolition has begun for a well-known vacant Detroit housing project that once was home to boxer Joe Louis and members of the Supremes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Active demolition began Monday on four 15-story towers that are part of the former Frederick Douglass Homes, better known as the Brewster projects. &nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis once lived at the project near downtown Detroit, as did members of the </span>Supremes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> before the musical trio became vital voices of the Motown sound. Other demolition work began at the site last year.</span></div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:58:38 +0000 Associated Press 42624 at http://wemu.org Final Demolition Starts at Infamous Detroit Housing Project 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Star To Push Rape Legislation In Detroit http://wemu.org/post/law-order-special-victims-unit-star-push-rape-legislation-detroit <div>Actress Mariska Hargitay plans to join Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to discuss proposed legislation that would speed up sexual assault kit testing.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Worthy's office also says the Detroit Rape Kit Project will be discussed at the press conference later today. She&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has been pushing for more funding to process the backlog of kits.&nbsp;</span></div><p></p><p>Hargitay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stars on NBC's "Law &amp; Order: Special Victims Unit." She also is founder and president of the Joyful Heart Foundation. The foundation works with police and prosecutors on eliminating the backlog of testing for sexual assault kits.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:11:26 +0000 Associated Press 42564 at http://wemu.org 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Star To Push Rape Legislation In Detroit