Schuette, Whitmer Set to Debate for the First Time in Grand Rapids

MichMash duo Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher preview the upcoming gubernatorial debate.

AnnMarie Scaramuzzino/WDET

Friday is the first debate between Democrat and Republican nominees for governor Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette.

The debate goes from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at WOOD-TV studios in Grand Rapids. Broadcaster Rick Albin will moderate.

Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson speaks with Michigan Public Radio Network state Capitol correspondent Cheyna Roth and Detroit Today producer Jake Neher — the team behind MichMash — about the upcoming debate and some of the critical issues facing the gubernatorial candidates.

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 


  • Detroit Today

    Dynamic and diverse voices. News, politics, community and the issues that define our region. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today brings you fresh and perceptive views weekdays at 9 am and 7 pm.