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Dennis Denno and Bill Ballenger host The Friday Morning Podcast. They discuss current events in Michigan, with a focus on politics and history.

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    • 4.5, 13 Ratings

Dennis Denno and Bill Ballenger host The Friday Morning Podcast. They discuss current events in Michigan, with a focus on politics and history.

    Where Public Education is Headed in a COVID-19 World

    Where Public Education is Headed in a COVID-19 World

    May 28, 2020 What is the future of public education in Michigan? Should parents be comfortable to sending their kids to school in the fall? Will school sports be eliminated? Chris Wigent, the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), answers these questions and more. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 23 min
    Will MI Universities Open This Fall? Will We See College Football?

    Will MI Universities Open This Fall? Will We See College Football?

    5/22/20 Will MI universities open this fall, and what should parents look for from colleges in a COVID-19 world? What is the status of college football? Interview with Jim Cotter, former ED of Admissions and Recruitment at MSU and currently a Director at MSU Athletics. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 36 min
    More Chaos at the Capitol; Are Kids Cared For During COVID?

    More Chaos at the Capitol; Are Kids Cared For During COVID?

    5/15/20 Bill Ballenger gives his wrap-up of events in Michigan government, and Dennis Denno interviews experts in education and special needs children during the lockdown. Partner with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 35 min
    Lawsuits, Elections, and Education, Oh My!

    Lawsuits, Elections, and Education, Oh My!

    5/8/20 Bill Ballenger gives an update on another week crammed with political news. Dennis Denno interviews Flint educator Ralph Arellano Jr. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 28 min
    Whitmer winning PR battle, court battles loom; educator opinionates

    Whitmer winning PR battle, court battles loom; educator opinionates

    5/1/20 Bill Ballenger expounds on the governor's powers and what the next steps will be. Third grade teacher Andy Frankel talks about teaching during COVID19. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 27 min
    Operation Gridlock-Freedom or Just Dumb?

    Operation Gridlock-Freedom or Just Dumb?

    4/24/20 Interview with Ellen Offen is a former teacher and Advisory Member of Protect Our Public Schools. Partners with www.DeadlineDetroit.com.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Bizwhopper ,

My favorite news podcast

I love to get my news from these guys because they are serious about delivering it but know also when to be funny. They do a good mix of local (Michigan) and national news. It is also rare to see a democrat and republican get along so well when discussing political issues. Would highly recommend.

Stella E. Spero ,

FAVORITE PODCAST! KEEPS ME UP TO DATE!!

These podcasts are great! They are pretty short and they let me know what's going on in Michigan politically! I like it how they tie-in Michigans history to the current events!

Mike Latvis ,

Can't Miss

Timely and informative podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Great job covering Michigan history and politics.

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