MichMash - Police

Jan 17, 2020

A growing number of defense attorneys are criticizing Michigan State Police after the agency halted use of breathalyzers across the state.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how this problem dredges up old debates over law enforcement and forensics.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she has concerns about the Attorney General’s decision to appeal a recent court ruling in a lawsuit against the state’s unemployment insurance agency.

A computer glitch at the agency wrongfully accused more than 40 thousand people of fraud. 

State officials admit the mistake, but continue to file appeals.

Governor Whitmer says she’s asked for a briefing on the U-I-A case.

Courtesy of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary presents its 8th Annual International Film Festival January 22-26.  Films about the oceans and our Great Lakes will be shown in Alpena, Harrisville, and Rogers City. Festival Director Stephanie Gandulla joined David Nicholas for a preview.

On her latest CD, violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays concertos by Dvorak and Khachaturian.  She spoke recently about the new recording.

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Labratory

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is continuing to challenge the constitutionality of a state agreement with Enbridge energy to build a tunnel to house the line 5 pipeline.