Michigan Radio: Sarah Cwiek

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Radio in October, 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit. Before her arrival at Michigan Radio, Sarah worked at WDET-FM as a reporter and producer.


Fri June 1, 2012

Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 7:04 am



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.

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Fri December 9, 2011

In Detroit, Drastic Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 8:35 am



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.

Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports.

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Thu July 21, 2011
NPR Story

Detroit Baseball Fans Clean Up Site Of Tiger Stadium

Detroit tore down the old Tiger Stadium in 2009 because it was "blight." But since then, the city has done little to maintain the site. So about a year ago, a few guys brought in some heavy-duty landscaping equipment, and mowed and cleaned it up. And it's evolved into a loosely knit group that comes down every other week to clean up and play baseball with their kids. But the city disapproves. It has fenced off the place and put locks on the gates, but people keep cutting them off and going in anyway.