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10:00 Bankrupt Monopoly players must immediately retire from the game, but cities struggling financially can hang on for years. Such was the case for Detroit, when it filed for bankruptcy last week. The city's population is about a third of what it was in 1950, and its debt has grown into the hundreds of millions. This hour we'll see what's next for Detroit and look at the history of cities in the red. Guests

Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

May 30, 2013

10:00 The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in northwest Washington State shined a spotlight on the country's aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges and tunnels has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. This hour, we'll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand.   Guest

Regionalism; Repealing Estate Tax

Jan 19, 2011

Pros and cons of "regionalization" (or consolidation of government) as potential cost savings measure for Ohio, with Greater Ohio Policy Center Executive Director Lavea Brachman and Ohio Township Association executive director Matthew DeTemple. What will replace the revenue if the estate tax is repealed? A bill proposed in Ohio's House of Representatives would repeal the Ohio Estate Tax, House Bill 3 (HB3).