Off the Record

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Tim Skubick
Tim Skubick

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.

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Off the Record | December 19, 2014 | #4426

Dec 18, 2014

An all-correspondents, legislative wrap up edition of Off the Record.  The panel discusses what lawmakers and the governor did and did not do in the past year.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, John Lindstrom and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 

Off the Record | December 12, 2014 | #4425

Dec 11, 2014

The panel discusses the possibility of raising taxes to fix the roads.  The guest is Rep. Sam Singh, (D) East Lansing, who will take over as house minority floor leader at the beginning of next year.  Rick Pluta, Emily Lawler and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | December 5, 2014 | #4424

Dec 5, 2014

The panel discusses an update on the road funding package.  The guest is Rep. Peter Lund, (R) Macomb County to discuss changing the electoral college in Michigan.  Kathy Gray, Chuck Stokes and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | November 28, 2014 | #4423

Nov 26, 2014
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Sunday, November 30 - 12:30pm WKAR-HD | This week senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick welcomes the senior U.S. Senator from Michigan, Carl Levin. WATCH IT HERE NOW

This week senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick welcomes the senior U.S. Senator from Michigan, Carl Levin. On the eve of his retirement, Sen. Levin discusses what sparked his interest in politics, lessons learned from nearly four decades in the Senate, his post-Senate plans and much, much more.

Off the Record | November 21, 2014 | #4422

Nov 19, 2014

This week the panel discusses efforts to revamp the electoral college in Michigan.  The guest is Emily Dievendorf, the Executive Director of Equality Michigan.  Jonathan Oosting, Zoe Clark, and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | November 14, 2014 | #4421

Nov 14, 2014

This week the panel discusses the Senate's struggle with road funding.  The guest is Denise Donohue from the County Road Association of Michigan.  Kyle Melinn, Emily Lawler and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | November 7, 2014 | #4420

Nov 7, 2014

This week an all correspondents edition as the panel breaks down the election results and its impact on Michigan.  Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta, Kathy Gray, and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | October 31, 2014 | #4419

Oct 30, 2014

The panel discusses the final push before the election and an update on the latest polls.  The guests are Lon Johnson, the Michigan Democratic Party Chair and Bobby Schostak, the Michigan Republican Party Chair.  Kathy Gray, Zack Gorchow and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | October 24, 2014 | #4418

Oct 24, 2014

An all reporters edition as the panel discusses the elections in the home stretch, political ads get ugly and Bill Clinton in Michigan to support democrats.  Rick Pluta, Zoe Clark, Kyle Melinn and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

Off the Record | October 17, 2014 | #4417

Oct 17, 2014

The panel discusses the Governor and Senate races and ebola.  The guest is former Lieutenant Governor John Cherry.  Chris Christof, Susan Demas, and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Tim Skubick and colleagues provide analysis of the 2014 Gubernatorial Town Hall Forum with Governor Rick Snyder and Congressman Mark Schauer.

Featuring Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer.

Sun. Oct. 12 - 5:56pm WKAR-HD | Featuring Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer.

Off the Record | October 10, 2014 | #4416

Oct 9, 2014

The panel discusses Terri Lynn Land's campaign in trouble and Governor Snyder speaks out on ebola.  The guest is Kary Moss, the Executive Director of Michigan ACLU.  Rick Pluta, Chad Livengood and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | October 3, 2014 | #4415

Oct 2, 2014

A special all-correspondents edition as the panel discusses new polls, the Governor’s first town hall,  and a new Aramark contract.  Emily Lawler, Kathy Gray, Bill Ballenger and John Lindstrom join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | September 26, 2014 | #4414

Sep 26, 2014

The panel discusses Governor Snyder and Mark Schauer to meet and what is President Obama's effect on state races.  The guest is Cindy Gamrat, Tea Party candidate for Michigan House.  Jonathan Oosting, Kyle Melinn and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | September 19, 2014 | #4413

Sep 18, 2014

The panel discusses Govenor Snyder's push for town halls and an update on Aramark.  The guest is House Democratic leader Tim Greimel.  Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, and Zoe Clark join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | September 12, 2014 | #4412

Sep 12, 2014

The panel discusses new polling data and legislature closing a $1 billion hole in state services.  The guest is the Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, Jim Haveman.   Susan Demas, Chad Livengood and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | September 5, 2014 | #4411

Sep 4, 2014

The panel discusses new campaign ads in the Governor’s race and an update on the U.S. Senate Race.  The guest is Steve Mitchell from Mitchell Research.  Chuck Stokes, Bill Ballenger and John Lindstrom join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

  

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Off the Record | August 29, 2014 | #4410

Aug 29, 2014

The panel recaps the Democratic and Republican conventions and looks forward to what is next for both parties.  The guest is Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer.  Kyle Melinn, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

  

  

Off the Record | August 22, 2014 | #4409

Aug 21, 2014

The panel discusses the state conventions and possible trouble for a Governor's aid.  The guest is Republican Senator Rick Jones from Grand Ledge.  Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.  

   

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Off the Record | August 15, 2014 | #4408

Aug 15, 2014

The panel discusses Governor Snyder on the Detroit floods, the housing director resigns and wolf hunting.  The guest is Todd Courser from the Tea Party.  Jonathan Oosting, Kyle Melinn and Zoe Clark  join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | August 8, 2014 | #4407

Aug 7, 2014

A post-election, all reporters edition of Off the Record.  Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick for a recap of Tuesday’s primary elections.

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Off the Record | August 1, 2014 | #4406

Jul 30, 2014

The panel discusses Mark Schauer’s jobs plan and Richard Bernstein to run for Michigan Supreme Court.  The guest is Warren Mayor Jim Fouts.  Kyle Melinn, Rick Pluta and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | July 25, 2014 | #4405

Jul 25, 2014

The panel discusses the tightening of the governors race and a prison break report.  The guest is Rob Fowler, President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan.  Chad Livengood, Kathy Gray and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | July 18, 2014 | #4404

Jul 18, 2014

The panel discusses lawmakers return for a one day session and updates to the Governor and U.S. Senate races.  The guest is Rep. Tim Greimel, the House Minority Leader who's hoping to become Speaker next year.  Chris Christoff, Chuck Stokes and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

Off the Record | July 11, 2014 | #4403

Jul 11, 2014

The panel discusses a review of the prison food contract and the possibility of Mitt Romney making another run for the white house.  The guest is Senate Republican leader Randy Richardville.  Zoe Clark, Zack Gorchow and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | July 4, 2014 | #4402

Jul 2, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses the Governor’s signing of the education bill plus updates on the Governor and U.S. Senate races.  The guest is the CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Baruah.

Off the Record | June 27, 2014 | #4401

Jun 26, 2014

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses the charter schools and new chairs in the House.  The guest is Dan Quisenberry, President, Michigan Association of Public School Academies.  Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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