Cronies voted to give Detroit elected officials big raises, so ML, Marc and Shawn talk to one of the reporters who exposed their conflicts of interest, while Joe waits patiently for his same ol’ paycheck.

STRAIGHT DOPE: Shawn questions the fairness of the Twitter poll ML posted in which he and Marc CREAMED Shawn on a question about good conduct. Listen and let us know what YOU think.

ML takes a moment to salute a Free Press colleague who was just named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. (Spoiler alert: It was not Shawn, who is a finalist for the Nobel Prize for Criticizing ML.)
The Free Press has a new editor, which Shawn claims gave ML an opportunity to steal the spotlight and make this historic moment all about himself. To ML’s chagrin, this week’s guest agrees! 

Dave Boucher and Dana Afana revealed potential conflicts of interests involving the city commission that recently voted to provide hefty raises to Detroit’s mayor, clerk and city council. Check out their superb investigation here.

Support investigative journalism and get a $5 Amazon gift card for subscribing to the Free Press by using this link.

Dave tells ML, Marc and Shawn how much Detroit’s mayor, clerk and city council will make after receiving hefty raises. When you find out what other elected officials with bigger jobs make, it will blow your mind!

Dave and Dana got the city to admit that there is a problem with how members of the Elected Officials Compensation Commission are chosen.

Listen and learn what the city’s top lawyer copped to, and what can be done to make sure that he follows through on reform measures.

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In his latest “On Guard” column, ML predicts that more heads will roll from the feds’ investigation into Lansing’s pay-to-play ganja scandal.

ML is fighting to restore the press room in Detroit’s city hall to its rightful place on the mayor’s floor, though he’ll settle for digs on the city council’s floor. Read all about it here.

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Marc sends the show on a royal tangent when he turns to our own Windsor to get the team’s take on the monarchy.

GEEK OF THE WEEK: Watch the video embedded in this link and if you can identify the geek, please call police!

ROOM 7609: ML is on a mission to get Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters of Mercy to come on the show before the band performs at the Fillmore on June 5.

His charm campaign starts by booking the Sisters into the New Wave suite to perform “Dance on Glass.”

FEEDBACK: Another obsequious email from Dan dominates this week’s mail.

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