Mon August 5, 2013
Creditors Eye Detroit Museum's Art Collection
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