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TIME Special Reports

Summary: TIME editors and writers talk about their latest stories special reports for TIME magazine and TIME.com. The podcast includes interviews with sources like Al Gore and Bill Gates and commentary from TIME?s columnists.

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 Audio: Wikileaks' Julian Assange Speaks with TIME | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:09

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange talks to TIME's Managing Editor Rick Stengel about the ramifications of the release of thousands of diplomatic cables.

 Assignment Detroit: All Good Things... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:34

As TIME ends its yearlong look at the people, the events and the issues facing the Motor City, we look at what we've learned and talk about Detroit's outlook.

 Assignment Detroit: How Faith Holds Together a Troubled City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:17

Pastor Charles Adams, of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, explains how the faith community has been a rock for Detroit during hard times.

 Assignment Detroit: A Talk With City Council President Charles Pugh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:45

Charles Pugh, a former television journalist-turned politician calls himself an "optimistic realist" when it comes to Detroit.

 Assignment Detroit: Why Greater Detroit Is So Segregated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:24

Detroit is one of America's most segregated cities. But there is an interesting history that tells why. Sociologist Thomas Sugrue explains.

 Assignment Detroit: Detroit Lives, Why a Shoe Company Made a Web Film Here | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:54


 Assignment Detroit: Preserving Belle Isle, Motown's Gem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:10

Mebby Pearson is a member of Friends of Belle Isle, which is dedicated to taking care of the island park. She speaks here about the challenges

 Assignment Detroit: School Is in, Parents are Watching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:16

Sharlonda Buckman, executive director of the Detroit Parents Network explains what expectations are for the new school year

 Assignment Detroit: Understanding and Fighting HIV-AIDS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:24

The HIV-AIDS epidemic is affecting Detroit at a time when it doesn't need new problems. But the health community is identifying the problem and is trying to find ways to prevent the spread of the disease.

 Assignment Detroit: Dealing With Motown's Foreclosure Tsunami | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:24

Assignment Detroit: Dealing With Motown's Foreclosure Tsunami

 Assignment Detroit: Will Light Rail Lay Tracks in Motown? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:43

Plans were announced this week to build a light rail line up Detroit's main throughfare. Is this the beginning of a major system?

 Assignment Detroit: Downsizing Detroit, Real Talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:36

Has the time come for Detroit to acknowledge that it can no longer see itself as a 1 million-plus population city? Demographer Kurt Metzger says yes.

 Assignment Detroit: Lead Paint Remains a Problem in Homes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:34

Most of Detroit's housing stock is aged 30 years or older, meaning lead paint is in much of it. Lyke Thompson of Wayne State University discusses its effects on children.

 Assignment Detroit: Could Michigan Stand to Lose a Few Pounds? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:08

Michigan ranks 10th of most obese states in the country. Actually, it's a slight improvement, but there's more work to do

 Assignment Detroit: Is Detroit Becoming Hollywood Lite? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:34

A 2008 Michigan tax credit has attracted so many major film and television productions to the Detroit area that movies may become a new industry there


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