Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on “The Friday Morning Podcast,” sponsored by Deadline Detroit:

► Interview with Shri Thanedar who is running for the state rep in Detroit.

► Anticipation about what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will say about fixing the damn roads in her State of the State address next Wednesday.

► First formal legislator-vs.-legislator sexual harassment complaint filed against Sen. Pete Lucido, R-Shelby Township.

►Chaldean community up in arms about social media attacks by state senate staffer.