Author: Jake Neher

Jake Neher is senior producer for Detroit Today and co-host of the weekly series and podcast MichMash for 101.9 WDET. Neher is a veteran public radio journalist who came “home” to WDET in March 2016 after four years covering the state Legislature and Michigan government in Lansing with the Michigan Public Radio Network.

Neher served as News Director at KBRW Public Radio in Barrow, Alaska. After his arctic excursion, he made the preposterous transition to New York City where he worked as a reporter, host, and editor at WFUV Public Radio in the Bronx. He's a Central Michigan University Broadcast and Cinematic Arts grad, and got his Master's degree in public communications at Fordham University.

He's an obsessive, but often ineffective vegetable gardener. He stays sane by spending a lot of time in his vegetable garden in the summer or obsessively watching gardening tutorial videos online when it's cold out.

Reactions to Michigan’s new district lines are all over the map

Michigan’s redistricting commission has approved new legislative and congressional district maps. But that’s just the beginning of a new chapter of court battles and political maneuvering. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Slate’s Cheyna Roth and WDET’s Jake Neher talk about what happens next. Subscribe to MichMash on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts. It..

The Biggest Political Blunders of 2021 in Michigan

It’s a wrap on 2021, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still look back at some of the highs and lows of last year. As part of the weekly series MichMash, WDET’s Jake Neher and Slate’s Cheyna Roth focus on the blunders of 2021 with Gongwer Michigan's Jordyn Hermani. Hermani, Gongwer's state House reporter, took on an interesting..

Michigan Reaching Breakthrough Moment for Access to Justice, Says Chief Justice McCormack

Michigan may be reaching a breakthrough moment when it comes to access to justice. That’s according to Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. She tells MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher that the pandemic has played a big role in getting Michigan's justice system to a better, fairer place. Subscribe to MichMash on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, NPR One or..