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Introducing ‘MichMash’ — WDET’s New Segment Breaking Down Statewide Issues

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Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about their passion for “un-jumbling” confusing or little-understood Michigan news stories.

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MichMash is WDET’s new weekly series in which hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth “un-jumble” important and sometimes under-the-radar statewide issues that affect you.

We’re going to talk you through them and help you to understand why these things matter to you,” says Roth.

You can hear MichMash on Fridays at 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on WDET’s All Things Considered and during WDET’s Weekend Edition on Sunday.

Neher and Roth have been looking at these issues for several months. Thanks to listeners and social media followers, those conversations now have a name.

We want to thank everyone who helped us with that, because naming stuff is hard,” says Neher.

We think ‘MichMash’ encompasses our goal to take on issues that aren’t easily understood, to do it in a fun and/or engaging way, and to focus on statewide issues that affect most or all Michiganders.”

The first edition of MichMash looks at regional transit here in Southeast Michigan, and how next week’s Mackinac Policy Conference could provide an opportunity to break the impasse.

Jake Neher, Producer, Detroit Today

Jake Neher is a producer and reporter for Detroit Today. He has formerly reported on the Michigan legislature.

Jake.Neher@wdet.org Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth, Reporter

Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.

CRoth@mlive.com Follow @Cheyna_R


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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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