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Podcast: Howes on ‘Old Detroit’ revived

Daniel Howes
The Detroit News
Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay

Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says a long-running economic expansion, near-record unemployment and Detroit’s historic bankruptcy should be enough to make the “new Detroit” a reality. But growing signs of backlash against pro-business policy suggests, rightly or not, that this corner of the industrial heartland remains the same as it ever was.