creditors http://michiganradio.org en Detroit, bankruptcy creditors talking in private http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-creditors-talking-private <p>DETROIT (AP) - While a judge determines the future of Detroit's bankruptcy case, key people are meeting behind the scenes to try to reach deals.<br /><br />Private mediation sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, at the same time the city tries to convince a judge that Detroit is eligible to fix its debts in bankruptcy court. The trial in front of Judge Steven Rhodes started on Oct. 23.<br /> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 19:49:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15100 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit, bankruptcy creditors talking in private This week in Michigan politics: Consolidating schools, creditors' bus tour, Detroit City Council http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-consolidating-schools-creditors-bus-tour-detroit-city-council <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Emily Fox discuss the proposal to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigans-state-superintendent-wants-move-toward-county-wide-school-districts">consolidate school districts</a> into county-wide systems, the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/orr-cancels-detroit-bus-tour-creditors-pull-out">canceled bus tour</a> for Detroit creditors, and the new changes on the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-city-council-elects-new-leaders">Detroit City Council</a>.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:43:46 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Emily Fox & Michigan Radio Newsroom 13455 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: Consolidating schools, creditors' bus tour, Detroit City Council It’s time to plan for what comes after bankruptcy in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/it-s-time-plan-what-comes-after-bankruptcy-detroit <p>During the last year of World War II, as millions died in history’s most sustained orgy of violence, other men quietly and&nbsp;secretly planned what to do after the war was over. They worked out the details of the division of Germany and the administration of Japan even before those countries had been occupied. Doing that in advance was essential.</p><p>Historians agree that was a precondition for Europe’s eventual recovery, and Japan’s rebirth as a prosperous democracy. &nbsp;This advance planning also went a long way to prevent a new world war breaking out in the rubble of the old.</p><p>I mention this because I hope somebody is thinking about what to do when Detroit declares bankruptcy, and even more importantly, when that process is over. Planning how the city will begin the process back to some form of prosperity.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:49:29 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 13429 at http://michiganradio.org It’s time to plan for what comes after bankruptcy in Detroit