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June 30th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Teens and shovels rebuild Detroit

(CNN) – A teenager in Detroit is planting seeds to save a city. Along with a team of volunteers, student Ivory Price is helping to restore the Motor City to its former glory. Jason Carrol has her story for the latest in our ongoing series, "Building Up America."


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  1. art

    I was shocked to see with my own eyes what has happened to Detroit while on a visit there last year. Detroit was once the cutting edge mecca of American manufacturing, that is, until Detroit hosted the 1980 Republican National Convention and, irony of ironies, began its downhill slide into near oblivion (Flint fulfilled the "vision" of the newly coronated Reagan administration shortly after his inauguration). Manufacturing in the Detroit area somehow hung on by its fingertips for the next twenty years, but since 9/11 the area's working class population has been on life-support. Make no mistake about it. This IS when Michigan's "Great Recession" began.

    I'd like to thank Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush for their lack of vision. As goes Detroit, so goes the rest of the country. Well done.

    July 1, 2010 at 6:51 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    When does the Republican Party and Politicians realize America's Middle Class is 'To Big To Fail'?

    The Republican politicians bailed out Wall Street, Banks, Investment Firms, American Automakers. And yet the same Republican politicians rank and file Filibuster Unemployment benefits for millions of middle class American's currently out of work.

    Republican politicians approved nearly Unlimited funding for both Wars, Afghanistan War Lords and the Heroin Exporting Karzai Clan but when it comes to the Republican politicians helping the American middle class, Nothing, Obstruction, NO, Filibusters, go figure!

    What was really cruel today in the US Senate Chambers was Republican Arizona Senator John McCain filibustering against aid for Homeless Veterans with Children. Calling these unsung hero's 'spoiled' is really heartless as they and their children face conditions similar to the grapes of wrath as the recession edges close to a double dip possibility.

    July 1, 2010 at 3:00 am |
  3. Bob

    Why are you not covering the millions of people that will lose there unemployment benefits, and have already lost there cobra (health care) benefits) ??????????????? After all, all you talked about for a solid 6 months was health care. Now you say nothing.

    June 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm |