'Teardown' author reflects on his work after Detroit bankruptcy
Back in June, we heard from author Gordon Young. His book about Flint, called “Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City,” had just been published. Gordon Young is back in East Lansing today to do a Brown Bag presentation for Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives, a multi-faceted project run by the Michigan Traditional Arts program at the MSU Museum, and by MSU’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations.
About a month after “Teardown’s” release, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. WKAR’s Melissa Benmark caught up with Gordon Young to ask how the two cities’ problems differ.