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Let It Rip: Detroit in Chapter 9 bankruptcy

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

July 18, 2013 was a history making day for Detroit. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr filed the paperwork sending the city into Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

"This is really about the first step in starting this city towards a course of restoring goods and services," Orr said at a news conference following the filing.

"I really didn't want to go in this direction, but now that we are here, we have to make the best of it," said Mayor Dave Bing.

So what happens next for the people who live and work in the City of Detroit?

Joining Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on our panel to discuss were:

Bettie Buss, the former supervising budget analyst for the City of Detroit, who is now with the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.

Craig Fahle, one of the best reporters and interviewers in broadcasting. You can hear his radio show every weekday on 101.9 WDET.

And Cliff Russell, a man who knows the inner workings of City Hall. He was the former press secretary for Mayor Dennis Archer and served on the campaign staff for Mayor Dave Bing. He is also an award-winning veteran of 30 years in the local media.

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