week in review http://michiganradio.org en The week in review: Art, oil, schools and money http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-art-oil-schools-and-money <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This <em>Week in Review</em>, while Emily Fox sits in for Rina Miller, she and Jack Lessenberry discuss how selling works from the Detroit Institute of Arts wouldn't make <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/report-dia-collection-worth-much-46-billion">financial sense</a> in helping with the city's bankruptcy, the threat of an <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/study-finds-oil-spill-under-mackinac-straits-would-be-deathblow-northern-michigan">oil spill </a>under the Straits of Mackinac, and <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/so-how-big-flint-schools-deficit-depends-who-you-ask">money problems</a> with Flint Community Schools.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:06:04 +0000 Emily Fox & Jack Lessenberry 18355 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: Art, oil, schools and money Lessenberry says it was a week of sad triumph of the absurd http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-says-it-was-week-sad-triumph-absurd <p></p><p></p><p>This Week in Review, Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss three failures of the week: <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-fail-come-plan-fix-roads-will-try-again-later">roads funding</a>, <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/incompetence-detroit-schools-lose-head-start-funds">Head Start in Detroit</a> and <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/no-goats-allowed-detroit-shuts-down-farms-efforts-rid-brightmoor-blight">goats </a>in the Motor City.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17991 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry says it was a week of sad triumph of the absurd The week in review: GM, a grand bargain, and pothole limbo http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-gm-grand-bargain-and-pothole-limbo <p></p><p>This&nbsp;<em>Week in Review,&nbsp;</em>Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss General Motor's CEO <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-ceo-says-pattern-incompetence-and-neglect-led-ignition-switch-debacle">Mary Barra's response </a>to the investigation of the faulty ignition&nbsp;switch recalls, what happens now for Detroit after the state agreed to give the city <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-commit-195-million-detroits-bankruptcy-reorganization">$195</a>&nbsp;million, and an update on <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/what-about-fixing-michigan-roads">road funding</a>.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17893 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: GM, a grand bargain, and pothole limbo The week in review: Updates on Detroit bankruptcy, and the roads http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-updates-detroit-bankruptcy-and-roads <p></p><p>This <em>Week in Review</em>, Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss the latest with the Detroit bankruptcy including <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/koch-brothers-group-tries-derail-detroit-bankruptcy-deal">political push back from the Koch brothers</a> and <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/jpmorgan-comes-detroit-100m-plan-and-gets-warm-welcome">money from JPMorgan Chase</a>, and the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-democrats-do-not-support-plan-fix-roads">ongoing debate about Michigan's crummy and crumbling roads. </a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17735 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: Updates on Detroit bankruptcy, and the roads The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-32 <p></p><p>This <em>Week in Review, </em>Jack Lessenberry and Rina Miller discuss the latest with the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/you-don-t-want-play-poker-kevyn-orr"> Detroit bankruptcy</a>,<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/legislature-begins-debate-over-500-million-road-funding-plan"> road funding</a> and the state's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/1-3-michiganders-are-seriously-underwater-their-homes">foreclosure rate</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17279 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-31 <p> This <em>Week in Review</em>, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bondholders-will-be-paid-74-cents-dollar-working-women-can-relate">the latest with the Detroit bankruptcy</a>, the continuing <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-puts-two-engineers-paid-leave-wake-ignition-switch-problem">controversies over the General Motors recall</a>, and the money problems involving the charter school system running <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/muskegon-heights-school-system-continues-its-struggle-meet-payroll-asks-state-more-money">Muskegon Heights schools</a>.</p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 17206 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-30 <p>This <em>Week in Review</em> Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/john-dingell-leaving-under-his-own-terms">John Dingell</a> leaving congress and his<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-debbie-dingell-run-her-husbands-seat-congress"> wife</a> being a front runner for the seat, the debate over <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/audio-april-deboer-talks-about-challenging-michigans-ban-same-sex-marriage">same-sex marriage</a> in Michigan, and a proposal to make sure Michiganders are taxes for internet sales.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 16659 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review Lessenberry talks money, politics and potholes http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-money-politics-and-potholes <p>This <em>Week in Review, </em>Michigan Radio's political analyst Jack Lessenberry and Weekend Edition host Rina Miller talk about potholes in Michigan, the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-budget-chief-leaves-academia">departure of the state budget director</a>, and cuts to employees in Wayne County.</p><p>Click on the link below to listen to the interview</p><p></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 16450 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry talks money, politics and potholes Lessenberry talks elections, Detroit bankruptcy trial and Isle Royale's 'wasteful spending' http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-elections-detroit-bankruptcy-trial-and-isle-royales-wasteful-spending <p></p><p>This <em>Week in Review</em> Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss next week's elections, the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/highlights-governor-snyders-kevyn-orrs-testimony-detroit-bankruptcy-trial">Detroit bankruptcy eligibility trial</a> and the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/oklahoma-senator-points-two-michigan-national-parks-examples-wasteful-federal-spending">accusation</a> by a Senator from Oklahoma that Isle Royale is <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/oklahoma-senator-calls-michigan-national-park-another-slab-pork">wasting money</a> and is not worthy of preservation.</p><p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 15087 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry talks elections, Detroit bankruptcy trial and Isle Royale's 'wasteful spending' Lessenberry talks bills to penalize drug users, gay marriage and Bernard Kilpatrick http://michiganradio.org/post/lessenberry-talks-bills-penalize-drug-users-gay-marriage-and-bernard-kilpatrick <p>In <em>This Week in Review</em>, Weekend Edition host Rina Miller and political analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-bill-clears-state-senate">bills</a> in Lansing to penalize poor people who use drugs, a delay in the decision over <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gay-marriage-case-headed-trial">gay marriage,</a> and the sentencing of Bernard Kilpatrick.</p><p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 14896 at http://michiganradio.org Lessenberry talks bills to penalize drug users, gay marriage and Bernard Kilpatrick Talking about the shutdown and Michigan, the Detroit mayors race and Belle Isle http://michiganradio.org/post/talking-about-shutdown-and-michigan-detroit-mayors-race-and-belle-isle <p>Each week, I review the news with political analyst Jack Lessenberry.</p><p>This week we discuss how the government <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/keeping-tabs-how-shutdown-affecting-michigan">shutdown will affect Michigan</a>, <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/duggan-receives-nod-detroit-mayor-firefighters-union">new endorsements</a> in the Detroit mayor&#39;s race, and the state agreement to <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/state-and-detroit-officials-strike-tentative-deal-lease-belle-isle">fund Belle Isle</a>.</p><p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Rina Miller 14724 at http://michiganradio.org Talking about the shutdown and Michigan, the Detroit mayors race and Belle Isle Week in review: Medicaid expansion, UAW, Senate race, and Duggan v. Dugeon http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-medicaid-expansion-uaw-senate-race-and-duggan-v-dugeon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a brief review of what's been happening in the news this week:</span></p><p><strong>Let's talk Medicaid expansion. What happened in Lansing?</strong></p><p>The state Senate finally got together and the &nbsp;government operations committee sent the Medicaid bill and they also sent two hastily drawn up last minute substitutes that are tea party measures, that would cost the state more.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>How are UAW negotiations going?</strong></p><p>The state passed right-to-work last December but there's the question of whether it applies to state employees, which is pending before the state Supreme Court.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>What are the developments in the 2014 U.S. Senate race?</strong></p><p>Sort of unexpectedly, long time Republican representative Dave Camp is talking about getting into the 2014 race for the U.S. senate. This is for the seat Carl Levin is vacating after 36 years. Now, former Secretary of State Terry Lynn Lan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">d</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has been up un</span>til<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> now the only Republican candidate but she's vowing that if M</span>r.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Camp gets in she'll give </span>him<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a spirited fight.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>A look at the Detroit mayoral race: <em>Duggan v.&nbsp;Dugeon</em></strong></p><p>If it's close at all, it could be weeks before we find out who's facing who. It could be a Florida-recount-style mess.&nbsp;</p><p><em>To listen to the full discussion, click the link above.</em></p><p></p><p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 13812 at http://michiganradio.org Week in review: Medicaid expansion, UAW, Senate race, and Duggan v. Dugeon The week in review: lowering auto insurance, drug testing the poor, immigration protests http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-lowering-auto-insurance-drug-testing-poor-immigration-protests <p></p><p>This week in review, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss the possible plan to lower auto insurance rates in the state, a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/welfare-drug-testing-bill-moves-forward-state-house">bill</a> to require drug tests for welfare recipients, and the arrests made at the University of Michigan over<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/u-m-students-arrested-protest-undocumented-students"> immigration protests</a>.</p><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 12216 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review: lowering auto insurance, drug testing the poor, immigration protests The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-19 <p></p><p>This week in review, Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss the second attempt to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/blue-cross-changes-approved-without-abortion-provision">overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan</a>, the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroits-financial-emergency-now-official-whats-next">great potential</a> of Detroit getting an emergency manager, and debates over what<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-school-board-re-gains-some-powers-temporarily"> control the Detroit Public School board has</a> when they are under the control of an emergency financial manager.</p><p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 11367 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-7 <p></p><p></p><p>On Weekend Edition,&nbsp; Rina Miller talks with Michigan Radio's political analyst Jack Lessenberry about some of the biggest news stories of the week. This week they discuss election turn out, how marijuana laws have been eased in some cities in the state, and the possible change to how public defense attorneys are appointed in Michigan.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 9853 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-4 <p>Every Saturday Michigan Radio's <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/rina-miller">Rina Miller</a> talks with political analyst <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/jack-lessenberry">Jack Lessenberry </a>about the week's top regional news stories. This week they talk about Proposal 5 which would require a two-thirds majority vote of the Legislature in order to raise taxes and the cost of campaigning in the state.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 9470 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review The week in politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-politics-0 <p>Every Saturday <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/rina-miller">Rina Miller</a> talks with Michigan Radio's political analyst <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/jack-lessenberry">Jack Lessenberry</a> about some of the biggest stories in the week's news. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was ordered to be in federal court this week, even though she asked someone else to speak on her behalf. Also, controversy surrounding Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R) brings up the question of whether Democrats can be competitive for the Speaker of the House’s seat in November. Plus, a Detroit scandal involving Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee creates head ache for Mayor Dave Bing.</p><p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:00:12 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 9389 at http://michiganradio.org The week in politics The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-3 <p>Every Saturday <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/rina-miller">Rina Miller</a> talks with Michigan Radio's political analyst <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/jack-lessenberry">Jack Lessenberry</a> about some of the biggest stories in the week's news. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 9283 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review Michigan politics: The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-politics-week-review-2 <p>In the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/week-review">Week in Review</a>, Thaddeus McCotter's abrupt resignation last month means there needs to be a special election to fill his spot.</p><p>Also, Michigan's a popular place with presidential and vice-presidential candidates this week.</p><p>And, ballot petition mania continues, but can the average voter keep up. Michigan Radio's Rina Miller speaks with political analyst Jack Lessenberry.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:00:36 +0000 Rina Miller 8807 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan politics: The week in review Michigan politics: The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-politics-week-review-0 <p>In this Saturday&#39;s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/week-review">Week in Review</a>, discussions over font size take up time in the Michigan Supreme Court, the Senate tackles legislation that would more closely regulate abortion providers, and Gov. Snyder plans to go back to China. Michigan Radio&#39;s Rina Miller speaks with Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:00:17 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8468 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan politics: The week in review