It appears the political buzz and chattering class have moved away from the government shutdown and the debate over the debt-ceiling to problems with the Affordable Care Act's website and allegations of NSA spying on U.S. allies.
But political operatives and campaign managers haven't moved on. They're continuing to focus on the shutdown, and how to make it work for them - for their campaigns - come 2014.On today's show we look at how Republicans in Michigan's Congressional delegation could feel the impact from a disastrous few weeks in D.C.And, then, trying to keep a language alive? There's an app for that. We talk to a man who's helped to design an app that will teach you Ojibwe - the language of some Ojibway living in Michigan.But first on the show we look at Flint's new Master Plan. It's the first one in more than 50 years.Last night, the Flint city council approved the plan, which calls for stabilizing neighborhoods hard hit by blight and creating new opportunity for business investment.Scott Kincaid is the President of the Flint City Council, and he likes it.