Lessenberry talks elections, Detroit bankruptcy trial and Isle Royale's 'wasteful spending' By Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry • Nov 2, 2013 ShareTweetEmail Dave Linabury / Flickr Listen Listening... / 2:32 Week in review interview for 11/2/13 This Week in Review Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss next week's elections, the Detroit bankruptcy eligibility trial and the accusation by a Senator from Oklahoma that Isle Royale is wasting money and is not worthy of preservation. Tags: week in review2013 Detroit mayor's raceIsle RoyaleDetroit bankruptcyShareTweetEmail Related Content Oklahoma senator points to two Michigan national parks as examples of 'wasteful' federal spending By Stateside Staff • Oct 30, 2013 Wikipedia Listen Listening... / 6:11 Two Michigan landmarks have been targeted by a Republican senator as prime examples of wasteful federal spending. Each year, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) issues a report on what he feels are the most egregious examples of government waste. This report points to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior and Keweenaw National Historical Park in the UP as "wasteful" and not worthy of preservation. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Washington reporter joined us today to tell us what’s behind Sen. Coburn’s reasoning. Listen to the full interview above. Oklahoma Senator calls Michigan National Park 'another slab of pork' By Mark Brush • Oct 30, 2013 user hyperboreal / Flickr The words are aimed at the Keweenaw National Historical Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And it's one of many parks called out in Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Oklahoma) report on wasteful spending with the National Park system. Highlights from Governor Snyder's, Kevyn Orr's testimony in Detroit bankruptcy trial By Sarah Cwiek • Oct 29, 2013 LiveStream Both Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Governor Snyder testified this week in the trial that will decide whether Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. Facing hours of pointed questions from lawyers for city unions, retirees, and pension funds, both Snyder and Orr said that bankruptcy wasn’t a foregone conclusion for Detroit. But both also insisted the city was clearly insolvent, creditor talks had broken down into multiple lawsuits, and Orr had to move quickly. “It was somewhat shocking how dire it was,” Orr testified.