Detroit has filed for bankruptcy and the city's creditors have suddenly developed an appetite for fine art.
Many cities don't own art collections outright: exhibitions pass through, pieces are borrowed. But Detroit's most significant pieces of art could fetch $2.5 billion according to an estimate by the Detroit Free Press. That's a big chunk of the city's $18 billion debt.
Full list of stories on KUOW Presents, August 5:
- BBC - The latest from Turkey
- Diary of A Bad Year: A War Correspondent's Dilemma, Part 5
- Fallout from Detroit's Bankruptcy - Selling Off Detroit's Art
- The Role Of A Lifetime I Should Have Turned Down
- BBC - Boston Bombers Read Extreme Literature From Both Political Left And Right
- Fidel Castro 1959: the Lost Interview
- Weekday's The Week in D.C.
- Writer's Almanac
- Armchair Travel
- Sponges, Tools And More Left Inside Washington Hospital Patients
- Words In The News You Love And Hate
Fidel Castro: The Lost Interview, by "Blank On Blank" at PBS Digital Studios