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

Race For Governor Gets $10 Million Shake-Up

The landscape of the Republican primary for governor looks a lot different than it did just a week ago. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk with GOP strategist Dennis Darnoi about businessman Kevin Rinke's entrance into the race.

Audit Says Michigan Unemployment Agency Misappropriated $3.9 Billion

A new state audit says Michigan's unemployment insurance agency paid out $3.9 billion in improper benefits during the pandemic. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk about what went wrong and what comes next.

What the Federal Infrastructure Package Means for Michigan

Michigan will get about $10 billion from the bipartisan federal infrastructure package. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Gongwer Michigan's Zach Gorchow about what that will mean for our roads, bridges, and underground infrastructure.

The Push for Tax Breaks for Private School Education

There's an effort to create tax breaks for private school education in Michigan. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk with Michigan Public Radio Network reporter Colin Jackson about how supporters of the effort hope to get around Governor Gretchen Whitmer's veto pen.

An Unusually Exciting, Revealing Campaign Finance Deadline

Candidates for statewide office in 2022 recently had to make their fundraising numbers public. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Detroit News reporter Craig Mauger about what we're learning about how next years' elections might shape up.

Billions At Stake for EVs, Auto Industry in Federal Spending Bills

The infrastructure and "Build Back Better" packages in Congress include billions of dollars for electric vehicles. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk with state Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) about what passage of that legislation would mean for the auto industry in Michigan.

Redistricting Commission Releases Ten Draft Maps, Opens Up Public Comment

Michigan residents will soon get a chance to weigh in on new draft maps that could define our state legislative and Congressional districts for the next decade. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk with Bridge Michigan's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán who has been covering the redistricting process about the new maps and how you can get involved.

Redistricting Commission Releases Ten Draft Maps, Opens Up Public Comment

A Big Week for Line 5 Controversy

Efforts to shut down Enbridge Energy's Line 5 oil and gas pipeline are becoming more complicated. MichMash hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth look at the Canadian government's latest move to block Michigan's attempts to stop the flow of oil in the Straits of Mackinac. And Crain's Detroit Business' Chad Livengood talks about President Biden's silence on the issue during his trip to Michigan this week.

Benton Harbor's Water Crisis

State environmental officials are stepping up efforts to assist Benton Harbor residents who have had their drinking water contaminated. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) says it will provide bottled water, filters, and blood testing for children. Reporter Eric Lutz of The Guardian talks about his reporting on yet another water crisis in Michigan.

Budget Deal Leaves Billions Unspent

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers have finally reached a budget agreement after months of negotiations. MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher say one of the most important aspects of the budget is the money it does not spend. And WDET host Stephen Henderson's interview with Gov. Whitmer from the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference.