Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on "The Friday Morning Podcast," sponsored by Deadline Detroit:
► Huge surge in absentee voting could be a big factor in Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary.
► Most of state government shut Wednesday because of a plant failure.
► Mike Bloomberg saturates Michigan with staff and millions of dollars in TV ads.
► Interview with political reporter Beth LeBlanc of The Detroit News.