Noah Ovshinsky

Reporter for WDET in Detroit, Michigan

Noah Ovshinsky appears in the following:

Measuring the Labor Market in Detroit

Friday, June 17, 2011

WDET Detroit Public Radio

If you go by the numbers, it would seem that things are looking up for Michigan’s engineers and other professionals. According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development, the automotive sector added jobs between December 2009 and the end of 2010. Although the overall number of jobs is still much lower than pre-recession numbers, graphs suggest that the gap between “supply” and “demand” is getting significantly smaller. 

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Car-Sharing Invades the Motor City

Monday, June 13, 2011

WDET Detroit Public Radio

In the state that put the country on wheels, car ownership is as American as apple pie. But there are a growing number of people in Michigan who are giving up their vehicle titles and turning to Zipcar, one of the better known of a growing number of car-sharing services.

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Kwame Kilpatrick Goes to Jail

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The former Detroit mayor was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. Kilpatrick only paid the city a portion of what he owed and then failed to report all of his assets during numerous court hearings. Yesterday Judge David Groner told Kilpatrick he hadn't learned anything during his probation, saying, "most compelling is that you lied to this court, continued to lie after pleading guilty to lying to the court." Noah Ovshinsky, reporter for WDET in Detroit, details the latest.


Detroit Schools Shutting Doors

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In an ambitious five year rehabilitation program, the Detroit Public Schools' emergency financial officer announced that he will close 45 public schools throughout the city. The closures come at a time when the student population is shrinking drastically and the system's deficit is getting worse.


Detroit, Meet the 'New GM'

Thursday, July 09, 2009

In June, President Obama promised the nation a "New GM" as part of his administration's restructuring of the auto industry in the wake of its financial collapse. Now General Motors is expected to emerge from bankruptcy reorganization as the promised “New GM” —a partially-government-owned entity. The brand will hang on to successful lines like Chevrolet and Cadillac and let go of others. How will this "New GM" fit in with the old Detroit? The Takeaway is taking the pulse of Detroit today. We are joined by Bishop Charles Ellis of the Greater Grace Temple and WDET reporter Noah Ovshinsky.

"I see a lot of people moving into their passions—entrepreneurial things and visions and dreams... They never stepped out into those other things that they had burning within them. But now they are finding that there is life beyond the automobile industry."
—Bishop Charles Ellis of Detroit's Greater Grace Temple

Have your own story or thoughts on the "New GM"? Let us know!


Motown's Mayor: Detroit Elects David Bing

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Detroit voters went to the polls yesterday to elect an interim mayor to finish out disgraced, ousted, and convicted Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's term. The winner? David Bing -- former star of the Detroit Pistons, turned local business leader. Despite trailing in the polls, Bing beat out Ken Cockrel, the man currently sitting in the mayor's office. The new mayor takes on a city in financial crisis. For more we turn to Noah Ovshinsky, a political reporter for WDET in Detroit, who has been covering the mayoral race.

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Detroit heads to the polls

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The news is filled with stories of the economic beating Detroit, Michigan has taken lately, but the politics there aren't doing too well either. Today voters in Detroit will elect a new mayor after Kwame Kilpatrick was ousted from office and convicted of lying under oath. Two mayoral candidates, Dave Bing and Mayor Ken Cockrel, Jr., are hoping to breath new life into the politically-beleaguered city. Joining us with all the details of the race is Noah Ovshinsky, a political reporter for WDET in Detroit.