Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on "The Friday Morning Podcast," sponsored by Deadline Detroit:
- Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell won't run for a third term.
- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer invites Republicans' ideas about postponing retirement of teacher pension debt for 5-10 years to raise more money to fix the damn roads.
- NAACP National Convention in Detroit hears from most major Democratic presidential candidates in run-up to next week's debates at the Fox Theatre.
- Interview with political guru Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consulting.