Detroit

4:33am

Sun June 9, 2013
Music

Jack White Rescues Legendary Detroit Theater

Originally published on Sun June 9, 2013 10:58 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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8:03am

Sat May 25, 2013
The Two-Way

One Hit Wonder? Another Anibal Sanchez No-Hit Bid Spoiled

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 3:03 pm

Anibal Sanchez of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins to end the game on Friday.
Duane Burleson Getty Images

You've gotta feel for Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez.

He was cruising toward a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins Friday night. It was the ninth inning, two outs to go, the count was 1-1 on Joe Mauer.

For his 121st pitch, Sanchez hung a pitch over the heart of the plate. Mauer delivered a bullet to center field, spoiling Sanchez's no-hit bid.

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3:22pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems

An 'Entrepreneurial Seedling' Sprouts In Detroit

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 3:42 pm

A worker with The Empowerment Plan creates a coat that will later be donated to a homeless person. The organization works inside Ponyride, a 30,000-square-foot warehouse near downtown Detroit. The warehouse hosts other local businesses, too.
Courtesy of Order & Other

Detroit is littered with empty warehouses — more than 7,000, by one estimate. They've become skeletons of the city's industrial past.

But not this warehouse, where Jennifer Blake is feeding quilted fabric through a sewing machine. She's making a coat. Fashioned with Velcro fastenings, it has a sleeping bag that slips out on the bottom, and is made of recycled car parts, she says.

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2:29am

Wed April 10, 2013
NPR Story

Mobile Clinic Looks Out For Detroit's Homeless

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 5:20 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's not exactly a house call, but in Detroit a new program is targeting homeless people in need of medical help. A mobile medical team visits the homeless on their turf, including follow-up visits, to make sure they get the medicine and care they need.

Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris reports.

KYLE NORRIS, BYLINE: A brown van pulls up to a liquor store in Detroit. Some med students, a nurse practitioner and homeless advocates pop-out.

DEAN CARPENTER: Hello.

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3:02pm

Sat March 23, 2013
U.S.

Can Detroit Return To Its Former Glory?

Originally published on Sat March 23, 2013 5:07 pm

The population of Detroit has dwindled, and now there aren't enough taxpayers to pick up the tab for essential city services.
Paul Sancya AP

The newly appointed emergency financial manager of Detroit begins the Herculean task Monday of turning the once bustling capital of the car business back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Though Detroit still has its cultural centers, architectural gems, funky restaurants and packed sporting events downtown, the city has suffered an urban blight that has slowly eaten away at its neighborhoods.

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