Minara Begum (left) and her sister, Rajna Begum, served coconut Mishti (sweets) at the first Bandhu Gardens pop-up at Rose's Fine Food last July. Courtesy of Andrew Miller hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Andrew Miller

Owner Mike Ilitch of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with the Stanley Cup in 2008 after the team defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. The team won four NHL titles under his ownership. His Detroit Tigers teams made it to two World Series. Dave Sandford/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Dave Sandford/Getty Images

On the north side of Detroit, a community farm teamed up with a local arts and culture nonprofit to put its summer harvest to best use — while also honoring the legacy of the city's black families. Their answer: Afro Jam, a line of preserves based on old family recipes. Martina Guzman for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Martina Guzman for NPR

Detroit voters will have a chance to decide on Tuesday if they want to be more involved in the process and negotiations when big development projects happen near them. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Business Ballot Battle Creating A Wedge Among Detroit Voters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500693810/500729005" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rich Harlan prepares Coney hot dogs at his restaurant, Red Hots Coney Island, in Detroit. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Gilkey/NPR

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/484985728/485740649" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Big Muddy Farms, an urban farm in northern Omaha, Neb., is seen among residential homes last October. Urban farms have become a celebrated trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a new survey finds. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Nati Harnik/AP

In this Sept. 11, 2013 photo, Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley appears at a news conference in Flint, Mich. Earley was in charge of both the city of Flint and the schools at key points in their recent turmoil. Zack Wittman/The Flint Journal/MLive.com via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Zack Wittman/The Flint Journal/MLive.com via AP

Disrepair — such as this floor in the gym of Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit — and other problems have prompted the teachers' "sickout" protests. Courtesy of Detroit Federation of Teachers hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Detroit Federation of Teachers

Detroit Public School Teachers Turn To 'Sickouts' In Protest

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/462915697/463084460" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Detroit, after having billions of dollars of debt erased through bankruptcy, has emerged with a razor-thin financial cushion. Laura McDermott/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Laura McDermott/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Post-Bankruptcy, A Booming Detroit Is Still Fragile

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459192004/459502980" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As U.S. Announces Plan To Accept More Refugees, Michigan Gets Ready

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/442191914/442441860" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

University of Michigan professor Peter Allen lectures to students during his real estate investing course. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jason Margolis/NPR

Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/423886146/423899493" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript