Quinn Klinefelter


Quinn Klinefelter appears in the following:

Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars

Friday, May 22, 2015

Leading up to the premier race has been a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find a solution.


Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.


There's No Place Like A Dorm Room For The Holidays

Monday, December 15, 2014

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.


From Water Cutoffs To An Art Scare, Detroit Has A Tumultuous Year

Monday, December 15, 2014

Detroit has officially emerged from the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. But 2014, which included a trial over the city's plan to shed $7 billion in debt, changed the very fabric of the city.


Detroit Goes Dark After Major Power Outage

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Much of downtown Detroit went dark on Tuesday after a power cable was cut, leaving the grid without sufficient electricity. Courts, schools, government offices closed up and hospitals and first responders used their generators to operate.


Bankruptcy Judge: Detroit Deal Nearly Miraculous

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Even as Detroit attempts to exit municipal bankruptcy and wipe away its debt, the city still suffers widespread unemployment. Experts say it will take Detroit years to become healthy again.


Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Friday, November 07, 2014

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.


Michigan Football Apologizes For Letting QB With A Concussion Play

Friday, October 03, 2014

Students at the University of Michigan want the coach and the athletic director to be fired. Both faced protests after the quarterback was put back in a game following a head injury last week.


Detroit Agrees To Lease Water System To Neighboring Counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As Detroit struggles to emerge from bankruptcy, the city reaches a historic deal. After years of acrimony, the city and its suburbs have a tentative deal to share control of Detroit's water system.


Detroit's Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Detroit's future comes down to this: a federal trial over the city's plan to emerge from largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the U.S. As Detroit Public Radio's Quinn Klinefelter reports, city officials argue the plan is the best way to propel Detroit into prosperity — but some major creditors aren't pleased with it.


Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.


A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs

Friday, August 01, 2014

The city's been shutting off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Some argue it's a violation of a basic human need; others say nonpayers are effectively stealing water.


Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.


Water - A Human Right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today, The Takeaway takes a two part look at our most precious resource, water. It's a resource that thousands in Detroit now find themselves without. Back in March, officials in the cash-strapped city turned off the tap for about 15,000 residents with unpaid water bills. But the problem isn't limited to Detroit. Access to water is becoming a growing issue all around the country. The infrastructure systems we have in place to deliver water to consumers are aging and in some places, inadequate and unsustainable, especially in parts of the South and South-West.


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Detroit's Big 3 Pledge Millions To Help City Workers' Pensions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are offering a multimillion dollar donation toward a deal to ease pension cuts for retirees, and preserve the lucrative collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Can This 'Perfect Match' Dance Their Way To Gold?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

No U.S. skating team has ever won Olympic gold in ice dancing. Some experts wonder whether it even qualifies as a sport. But Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, known for their blend of athletic power, speed and flair, are helping to dispel that notion.


Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Judge Upholds Detroit Bankruptcy Eligibility

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Detroit is now officially eligible for bankruptcy protection, making it the largest municipal case of it in U.S. history. The city is trying to get out from under a crushing debt topping $18 billion. While the federal judge making the ruling Tuesday scolded the city for hurrying negotiations with unions and creditors, he concluded with was "impracticable" for the city to negotiate in good faith.


Detroit's New Mayor Inherits Host of Problems

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

With its list of lengthy problems, people are wondering: Who would want to be the mayor of Detroit? The city's dwindling population elected Mike Duggan, a former hospital executive known for rehabilitating troubled institutions. Quinn Klinefelter, reporter for WDET in Detroit, discusses his city's new mayor, and the long list of problems the city's new leader will inherit.