Monday, August 15, 2011

News 8.15.11

Featured

The Forecloser
John Oliver meets with a Florida couple and rookie lawyer who foreclosed on Bank of America and turns their incredible story into a movie.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-august-8-2011/the-forecloser

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html?_r=1&hp


Culture

Summer in the City volunteers paint mural
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=C4&Dato=20110809&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=108090805&Ref=PH/Summer-City-volunteers-paint-mural?odyssey=mod|defcon|img|FRONTPAGE

Painting the town: Summer in the City artists think big
http://www.freep.com/article/20110810/NEWS01/108100363/Painting-town-Summer-City-artists-think-big

The 20 Best & Worst Cities for Your Astrological Sign
http://ecosalon.com/20-best-worst-cities-for-your-astrological-sign-127/


Transportation

Carol Cain: New airport boss Mullin fires back at her critics
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/COL24/108140404/Carol-Cain-New-airport-boss-Mullin-fires-back-her-critics

Editorial: A modern public transit system is within reach
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION01/108140434/Editorial-modern-public-transit-system-within-reach

Pontiac's train station downsizes, but upgrades
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110813/METRO02/108130370/1409/metro/Pontiac%E2%80%99s-train-station-downsizes--but-upgrades

Editorial: Q&A with Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff: Build balanced transit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION01/108140440/Editorial-Q-Transit-Administrator-Peter-Rogoff-Build-balanced-transit

Panel's tour of proposed Detroit bridge site turns into debate
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110815/METRO01/108150370/1409/Panel%E2%80%99s-tour-of-proposed-Detroit-bridge-site-turns-into-debate


Michigan Policy & Politics

Federal, state business leaders back plan to integrate travel, energy, Internet
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110812/BIZ04/108120431/1361/Federal--state-business-leaders-back-plan-to-integrate-travel--energy--Internet

U.S. snubs state for clinic funds from health care reform law
http://www.freep.com/article/20110813/NEWS06/108130406/U-S-snubs-state-clinic-funds-from-health-care-reform-law


Detroit / Urban Revitalization

10 great places to explore urban neighborhoods (Corktown)
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/10great/story/2011/08/10-great-places-to-explore-urban-neighborhoods/49932996/1

Guest commentary: Detroit can win by using genius of the Internet
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION05/108140445/Guest-commentary-Detroit-can-win-by-using-genius-Internet

Eleanor Josaitis: A gift to Detroit for 43 years
http://www.freep.com/article/20110810/NEWS01/108100412/Eleanor-Josaitis-gift-Detroit-43-years?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s&odyssey=mod|dnmiss|umbrella|5

Focus: Hope builds on brand: Nonprofit reworks finances with eye on mission
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/FREE/308149995/focus-hope-builds-on-brand-nonprofit-reworks-finances-with-eye-on

MARY KRAMER: Putting a face on Gilbert's investment
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149988/mary-kramer-putting-a-face-on-gilberts-investment

Detroit's $2M ticket hangs in the balance with JLA talks
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149993/detroits-2m-ticket-hangs-in-the-balance-with-jla-talks

Detroit Works Project already running behind schedule after starting behind schedule
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/detroit_works_project_already.html

It's alive! Live Midtown residential incentive program a runaway hit in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/its_alive_live_midtown_residen.html


Business / Auto / Energy

Get ready for the new era of manufacturing
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/post/get-ready-for-the-new-era-of-manufacturing/2010/12/20/gIQAHLmZ9I_blog.html

Defense industry braces for federal budget cuts, possible automatic trims
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149973/defense-industry-braces-for-federal-budget-cuts-possible-automatic

IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Peter Van Dyke)
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/110819959/in-the-spotlight


National Policy / Politics

America's 'food deserts'
http://theweek.com/article/index/218167/americarsquos-food-deserts

The Fall of the Midwest Economic Model
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576509992605316426.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Clean Car Sites Are the Go-To Stump for Obama's Jobs Message
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/08/12/12greenwire-clean-car-sites-are-the-go-to-stump-for-obamas-21015.html

GOP Looks to Cement Gains
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904292504576484210033366934.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


Regional News

Ann Arbor to County: Levy Econ Dev Tax
http://annarborchronicle.com/2011/08/15/ann-arbor-to-county-levy-econ-dev-tax/

ANN ARBOR: Companies move into University of Michigan Venture Accelerator
http://www.heritage.com/articles/2011/08/14/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4e48040134039633820632.txt


Smart Growth / Sustainability

3 Key Environmental Issues Worth Paying Attention To
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/08/3-key-environmental-issues-worth-paying-attention-to/243607/

The Importance of Regional Planning That Matters
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/08/the-importance-of-regional-planning-that-matters/243511/

Let’s make urban revitalization greener, greater, and more inclusive
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-08-12-lets-make-urban-revitalization-greener-greater-and-more-inclusiv

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Car-Centric Transportation Policies
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/15/civil-rights-group-demands-transportation-reform/

The high cost of getting to work
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/11/high-cost-getting-work



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