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Podcast: A Chat with City Council President Charles Pugh

Charles Pugh, a former television journalist-turned politician was elected president of Detroit's City Council last year. But his taking office, along with the largely new council, came at a time when Detroit was facing its toughest times since the Great Depression.

But despite the city's economic, fiscal, crime and educational troubles to name a few, he calls himself an "optimistic realist" and believes that the leadership is in place to give Detroit a brighter future. So he took a break from council chambers to speak with time about where Detroit is and his own vision.

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