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

State Legislative Leaders Have No Plan to Combat COVID Surge

Michigan legislative leaders still don't have a plan to address surging COVID-19 cases throughout the state. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Emily Lawler and Julie Mack of MLive about the urgency of this moment in the pandemic.

Staying Apart for Thanksgiving As COVID-19 Surges

Public health officials are urging people not to gather in large groups for Thanksgiving. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about why officials are worried and how to stay safe.

A Tale of Two Counties

The 2020 election has revealed some interesting trends in Michigan politics. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth look at two neighboring counties that exemplify just how divided voters in the state are becoming, and ask the question — is Macomb County still a bellwether for Michigan politics? And Congressman Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) joins the program.

Comparing 2016 to 2020 in Michigan

Michigan has been in the national spotlight in two presidential elections in a row. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher speak with MLive reporters Emily Lawler and Lauren Gibbons to compare 2016 and 2020 in Michigan.

What Are the Biggest Cyber Threats to Michigan's Election Systems?

Michigan election officials are working hard to prevent a cyber attack ahead of Tuesday's election. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher look at the threats and what's being done to stop them — and they speak with Andrew Dold, lead systems security specialist at Wayne State University and a member of the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps.

Are Newspaper Endorsements Still Relevant in 2020?

One of Michigan's largest news organizations has decided to stop making endorsements ahead of the 2020 Election. MLive Media Group announced recently that it will instead put those resources toward reporting on local races. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with MLive's John Hiner and former Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson, and look at whether newspaper endorsements are still relevant in 2020.

Militia or Domestic Terrorists? Or Both?

The foiled plot to kidnap and possibly murder Gov. Whitmer has brought Michigan's militia culture back into focus. Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk with Oakland University Political Science Chair Peter Trumbore - an expert on terrorism and the militia movement - about why the words we use to describe these groups are important.

A History of Oil Pipeline Spills in Michigan

The years-long fight over what to do about the aging oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is reaching a critical period. State regulators are reviewing permit requests from Enbridge Energy to bury Line 5 in a tunnel under the straits. Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about the history of the pipeline and oil spills in Michigan.

Winter Forcing Restaurants to Adapt to COVID... Again

Colder weather will bring new challenges for Michigan businesses operating during the pandemic. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth speak with a local restaurant owner about what happens when patios close down for the winter.

Racial Reckoning at Michigan Art Museums

Nationwide protests for racial justice are touching all aspects of American life — including cultural institutions across the country. Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher speak with WDET Culture Shift host Ryan Patrick Hooper, who has been reporting on how that's playing out here in Michigan.

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