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..

Benton Harbor’s Water Crisis Finally Starting to Get More Attention After Three Years

For three years, residents of Benton Harbor have been dealing with contaminated drinking water, and it seems to be getting worse. Last month, 20 environmental and public advocacy organizations filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the federal government to intervene to make sure Benton Harbor residents have access to clean water.  The story..