Off the Record

Fridays at 8:30pm on WKAR HD. Sundays at 12:30pm and 11:30pm

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.

AHEAD: Off the Record | September 22, 2017

3 hours ago

All-Correspondents Edition.  Topic: Trump endorses Bill Schuette for Governor.

Off the Record | September 15, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Move to close marijuana dispensaries.  Guest: Paula Herbart, President of the Michigan Education Association.

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

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Off the Record | September 8, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Topic:  Battle over no-fault rates.  Guest: Brian Whiston, State School Superintendent.

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Off the Record | September 1, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Topic: More problems with Pipeline 5.  Guest: Katie Fahey from Voters Not Politicians.

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Off the Record | August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

Topic: Possibility of Marijuana dispensaries closing in Michigan.  Guest: Beth Kelly, Executive Director of Emerge Michigan.

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Off the Record | August 18, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Topic: Michigan officials react to violence in Virginia.  Guest: Steve Spreitzer, CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. 

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Off the Record | August 11, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Topic:  Recap of Tuesday's special elections. Guest: Shri Thanedar, (D) Candidate for Governor.

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

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

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Off the Record | August 4, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

Topic: Race for Gov. polling data. Guest: Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, (D) Detroit.

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Off the Record | July 28, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Topic: Foxconn jobs to Wisc. Guest: Sen. Patrick Colbeck, (R) Canton.  Candidate for Gov.

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

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Off the Record | July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

Topic: Race for Governor.  Guest. Rep. Peter Lucido, (R) Macomb County.

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Off the Record | July 14, 2017

Jul 5, 2017

Special former state capitol press corps edition.  Topic: The state of political news coverage.

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