Stateside for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

A state-appointed review team found the small city of Hamtramck is once again in a state of financial emergency. Will the city succumb to state control again?

And nearby in Detroit, one prominent observer has growing doubts about the effectiveness of the city's emergency manager.

And, a new film documentary explores the different ways Michigan families have transformed deep loss into opportunities to grow.

Also, Tom Ivacko joined us to discuss how local leaders would like citizen to get involved with government.

First on the show, Michigan's business and political leaders have gathered today on Mackinac Island.

This is the opening day of the Detroit Regional Chamber's big annual Policy Conference, which runs through Friday.

There will be plenty of speeches and panel discussions about the economy, education, health care and a wide range of other policy issues.

And just as importantly, the Conference is a chance for politicians to network, to schmooze, and to drum up support and donations.

Michigan Radio's "It's Just Politics" team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta are on Mackinac to track all of this, and they joined us in the studio today.