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Let It Rip Weekend: Bankruptcy on Trial & Right to Work Ignored?

Let It Rip Weekend: Bankruptcy on Trial & Right to Work Ignored?

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  • Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Sunday, November 17 2013 10:55 AM EST2013-11-17 15:55:57 GMT
    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
  • Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-10-06 14:33:40 GMT
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's it playing out in Detroit?
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the bankruptcy consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle to the state? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's the controversial healthcare law playing out in Detroit?
  • Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Monday, August 5 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-08-05 12:20:25 GMT
    We take on the race for Detroit Mayor and the controversial comments by Detroit's EM calling Detroiters "dumb, lazy, happy and rich."
    A new poll shows Mike Duggan leading in the race for Detroit Mayor. Could those dirty tricks against him actually be paying off in his favor? Duggan supporter and community activist Malik Shabazz thinks

Most agree that Detroit is broke, but is it bankrupt?  A trial is underway in federal court to determine if the city can file for chapter 9 protection.  But some of its biggest creditors, like their unions and retirees, say that's just running away from its obligations -- namely them!  Plus, what happens if they can't go bankrupt?  What would be sold off and would the city even be able to exist?  Debating it is Herb Sanders, an attorney for the city's largest union, AFSCME, and Kelly Nigohsian, a bankruptcy attorney who thinks the judge will side with the city.

Plus, several Michigan teachers say that despite the state's new Right To Work law, their union, the Michigan Education Association, is still forcing them to pay dues.  They say they've opted out, but aren't being allowed to break free.  They want the state to step in and are represented by Patrick Wright from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.  He joins us on the program along with Keith Johnson, President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers.  Although he doesn't speak for the MEA, he says they're right for collecting dues in exchange for representing those teachers.

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