kresge foundation http://michiganradio.org en A "strategic framework" for Detroit's future, and $150 million to back it http://michiganradio.org/post/strategic-framework-detroits-future-and-150-million-back-it <p>A long-awaited—and controversial-- long-term vision for Detroit’s future emerged Wednesday.</p><p><a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/the-framework/">“Detroit Future City”</a> is the result of a two-year effort called The Detroit Works Project, one of Mayor Dave Bing’s signature initiatives.</p><p>It comes after two years of community meetings, fact-finding, and exhaustive planning—“the broadest, deepest, and most comprehensive look at Detroit that’s ever been done,” according to its creators.</p><p>Detroit Works began as an effort to deal with Detroit’s huge amounts of vacant land.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:35:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10697 at http://michiganradio.org A "strategic framework" for Detroit's future, and $150 million to back it Detroit light rail in question http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-light-rail-question <pre> Federal officials and Detroit civic leaders want to reassure people that a light rail project is still going forward. </pre> <pre> Those reassurances come after a week of <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110710/FREE/307109981/an-unhappy-m1-rail-puts-project-funds-on-the-line-group-sees-ddots#">press reports and swirling rumors</a> that some of the project&rsquo;s private backers may be pulling out. </pre> <pre> A group of private investors had pledged $100 million to finance the Woodward Avenue rail line. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:17:35 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3250 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit light rail in question Marcus Belgrave's Sounds of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/marcus-belgraves-sounds-detroit <p>Ann Arbor, MI Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye. Those are some of the big names of Detroit music. But another name worthy of top billing is trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. He's been a fixture in the Detroit scene for decades, and has covered everything from avant-garde to jazz standards. He even played on some of Motown's greatest hits.<br><br>Belgrave was recently honored by the Kresge Foundation as their Detroit Eminent Artist of the year. We sat down with the jazz trumpeter to talk about his life in music.<br><br>"This is Marcus Belgrave, eminent artist award for the year. I'm very excited about this award because it chronicles my life in Detroit for the last 40 years. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:43:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11181 at http://michiganradio.org Marcus Belgrave's Sounds of Detroit