MichMash Podcast MichMash. Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you.
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Podcast MichMash. Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you.

Most Recent Episodes

Critical Funding Hangs In Balance as Lawmakers Go Hunting

Members of the state Legislature are on their two-week break for the opening of deer rifle season and Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, many programs and government services are about to run out of money they depend on.

Pot Activists Aren't Bummed After Voters Reject Local Weed Proposals

On the surface, it seems like voters' rejection of local pot shop ordinances is a bad thing for Michigan's emerging cannabis industry. But Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth explain that it's a bit more complicated than that.

How to Apply to Serve On Michigan's New Redistricting Commission

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is asking Michiganders to be part of history and apply to help redraw Michigan's political lines.

GOP Shouldn't Hold Breath That Whitmer Will Limit Her Own Powers

Some state lawmakers want to limit the powers of the governor's office. Hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth observe that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been flexing her constitutional muscles lately — and Republicans aren't happy about it.

The Economic and Personal Impacts of the UAW Strike

Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher speak with WKAR's Abigail Censky about her reporting on the economic effects of the UAW strike against GM in Michigan. And WDET's Laura Herberg speaks with GM worker Steven "Eat Mo" Reeves about what life looks like on and off the picket line.

Whitmer's Budget Veto Impacts Felt Statewide

The governor's line-item vetoes affect just about every community in the state. Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how that's putting pressure on lawmakers to come back to the negotiating table. And Oakland County Commission Chairman Dave Woodward talks about the impact of the cuts on his suburban county.

Pure Michigan Isn't Quite Dead After Whitmer Veto... Yet

Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Gongwer's Alethia Kasben about what the eliminations of Pure Michigan's funding means for the state's popular tourism campaign.

Are Fellow Democrats Helping or Hurting Whitmer in Budget Negotiations?

Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about how a deal on K-12 spending might affect the governor's ability to get things done going forward.

Are Fellow Democrats Helping or Hurting Whitmer in Budget Negotiations?

Michigan Lawmakers Rake In $517,000 in Free Food, Drink from Lobbyists in 2019

A new report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network shows record lobbyist spending on food and drinks for public officials. MCFN Executive Director Craig Mauger talks about why that probably is, and how it affects policy making at the state Capitol.

Michigan Lawmakers Rake In $517,000 in Free Food, Drink from Lobbyists in 2019

Prosecutors Might Be Running Out Of Time To File Charges In Flint Water Crisis

New bills in the state Legislature would give prosecutors more time to charge public officials with misconduct — and not just in Flint.

Prosecutors Might Be Running Out Of Time To File Charges In Flint Water Crisis

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