Off the Record

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Tim Skubick
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Weekly Michigan Public TV coverage of the governor’s office, the state legislature, the political campaign trail, and state government. With senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick and his capitol press corps colleagues.

Viewpoints expressed by guests and the host of "Off the Record" are solely those of the individuals. As a nonpartisan media network and producer of "Off the Record," WKAR welcomes guests and political analysts with differing perspectives and insights to openly discuss current issues as a venue for insightful public debate. Discussions on the show are taped live and unedited.

Off the Record | March 24, 2017

Mar 22, 2017

Topic: Gov. takes on Trump on over Medicaid expansion.  Guest: GOP Rep. Mike McCready, Birmingham.

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Mar 17, 2017

Correspondents Edition. Topics: Trump visits Michigan, pipeline protests continue.

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Off the Record | March 10, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

Guest: Gilda Jacobs, Michigan League for Public Policy, discussing possible changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | March 3, 2017

Mar 3, 2017

Topic: Fallout from failed income tax vote.  Guest: Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | February 24, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Topic: GOP Tax cut fails.  Guest: Rep. Jim Tedder, GOP chair of Tax Policy Committee.

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Off the Record | February 17, 2017

Feb 16, 2017

Topic: GOP Gov. vs GOP House Caucus on tax cuts.  Guest: Rep. Fred Durhall III, (D) Detroit.

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Off the Record | February 10, 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Topic: Governor's budget released. Guest: Vickie Thompson-Sandy, President Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

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Tim Skubick at anchor desk
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It was February 4, 1972. Don McLean’s “American Pie” was the number one single in America. Almost no one had ever heard the word “Watergate.” And Tim Skubick took the anchor desk as the host of “Off The Record” on WKAR-TV.

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery sat down with Tim Skubick to find out what’s kept his ear to the Capitol dome for more than four decades.

Off the Record | February 3, 2017

Feb 1, 2017

Topic: Effect of Trump's Immigration policies in Michigan.  Guest: Rep. Stephanie Chang, (D) Detroit, Chair Progressive Women's Caucus.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | January 27, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Topic: Senior pension tax. Guest: Rep, Tom Barrett, (R) Potterville.

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Off the Record | January 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Topic: Governor's State of the State address.  Guest: Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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