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"Hard Times Harder In the Motor City" by S. Hulett

From Michigan Radio Economy Special | 04:11

A look the epicenter of the recession, and how this downturn compares with previous ones.

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This piece takes a look at the depth of the economic downturn in Detroit, with scenes including desperation and chaos at an event where housing & utility assistance was being made available; the bleak outlook for out-of-work Detroiters; and the strain the recession - long and deep in the Motor City - has put on the social safety net. The piece also includes some perspective from an economist, who compares what Michigan and the nation are going through now with previous downturns. Produced for the "Finding Our Bootstraps" project.