Off the Record

WKAR 23 Fridays at 8:30pm Sundays at 1:00pm and 11:30pm

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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TV Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Off the Record | April 25, 2014 | #4344

Matt Marsden, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the Supreme Court decision to uphold the state's affirmative action ban and the EAA debate.  The guest is politcal consultant Matt Marsden.  Bill Ballenger, Paul Egan and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:03 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Off the Record | April 18, 2014 | #4343

Saul Anuzis, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the road package, and Mark Schauer's educational plan. The guest is Saul Anuzis.  Chad Livengood, Zoe Clark and Kyle Melinn join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:56 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Off the Record | April 11, 2014 | #4342

This week on Off the Record, it's a bloggers edition.  The panel discusses Terri Lynn Land's U.S. Senate run, the Governor's race and marijuana votes.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:26 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Off the Record | April 4, 2014 | #4341

Former GOP Senate Leader Ken Sikkema appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses Mark Schauer’s running mate, the scramble for congressional seats and a new road plan.

The guest is former senate GOP Leader, Ken Sikkema. Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Kathy Gray join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Episode 4341 Release date 04/4/14
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TV Made in Michigan
1:27 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Off the Record | March 28, 2014 | #4340

Arlan Meekhof, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses gay marriage twists and turns, the Democrats accuse the Governor of nepotism, and Mike Rogers not running for re-election. The guest is Senator Arlen Meekhof (R).  Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Off the Record | March 21, 2014 | #4339

This week on Off The Record, it's a correspondents edition, with Kathy Gray, Susan Demas, Zoe Clark and Kyle Melinn joining senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The panel discusses more road money, GM troubles, gay marriage disputes, and more marijuana votes.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:19 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Off the Record | March 14, 2014 | #4338

Rep. Mike Shirkey (R), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the road funding agreement and a big fine for the state prison food vendor. The guest is Representative Mike Shirkey (R), from Clark Lake.   Bill Ballenger, Zach Gorchow and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:20 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Off the Record | March 7, 2014 | #4337

Dr. Randy Liepa, Livonia Schools Superintendent, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the road funding debate and Sen. Rebekah Warren's possible run for congress. The guest is Livonia School Superintendent, Dr. Randy Liepa. Chris Gautz, Kathy Gray and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

UPDATE: After this program was recorded, state Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, announced she will not be running for U.S. Congress.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:18 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Off the Record | February 28, 2014 | #4336

John Nixon, appearing on Off The Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses businesses to fight minimum wage proposal,  no fault insurance re-do, and John Dingell retires. The guest is John Nixon, the state budget director. Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn, and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:59 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Off the Record | February 21, 2014 | #4335

Rep. Aric Nesbitt, appearing on Off The Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses tax roll backs, and a discussion about the EAA's decision. The guest is Rep. Aric Nesbitt, (R) from the GOP Campaign Committee. Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray, and Emily Lawler join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:15 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Off the Record | February 14, 2014 | #4334

Rep. Brandon Dillon appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the President comes to town, the campaign to raise the minimum wage is launched, and fallout from the prison break in Ionia. The guest is Rep. Brandon Dillon, from the Democratic Campaign Committee. Zoe Clark, Susan Demas, and Chuck Stokes join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:10 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Off the Record | February 7, 2014 | #4333

Frank Houston appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the Governor wants four more years, and the tax cut debate begins. The guest is Frank Houston, from the campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage. Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray, and Chad Livengood join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:46 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Off the Record | January 31, 2014 | #4332

Mike Flanagan appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week, the panel discusses re-doing minimum wage, school snow days, and tax give backs..  The guest is Mike Flanagan, State School Superintendent.  Paul Egan, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:57 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Off the Record | January 24, 2014 | #4331

Norman Kammeraad appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week, the panel discusses possible state aid for Detroit retirees and the Dave Agema story drags on.  The guest is Norman Kammeraad, part-time legislature advocate.  Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger, and Kathy Gray join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:18 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Off the Record | January 17, 2014 | #4330

Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Corespondents edition. This week, the panel breaks down Governor Snyder's State of the State address, and discusses Mark Schauer's bumpy week. Melissa Anders, Susan Demas, Zack Gorchow, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:02 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Off the Record | January 10, 2014 | #4329

David Wolkinson, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the politics of snow removal, Andy Dillon's salary and tax cut fever hits the capitol. The guest is David Wolkinson, the campaign manager for Kerry Bentivolio.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 
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TV Made in Michigan
1:33 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Off the Record | January 3, 2014 | #4328

Special Bloggers Edition.  Political bloggers Eric Baerran, Matt Davis, Jack Spencer and Tony Trupiano join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick for this lively half hour debate of Michigan politics.


 

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TV Made in Michigan
6:01 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Off the Record | December 27, 2013 | #4327

A special year end correspondents edition as Rochelle Riley, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Melissa Anders join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick for a look back at the hits and misses of 2013.


 
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TV Made in Michigan
1:32 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Off the Record | December 20, 2013 | #4326

Gary Naeyaert, the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses tax cuts and union contract decision for state workers delayed.  The guest is Gary Naeyaert, the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project.  Rick Pluta, Susan Demas and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

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TV Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Off the Record | December 13, 2013 | #4325

Mark Totten, (D) appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the passing of abortion insurance and Dave Agema in trouble after gay marriage comments.  The guest is Mark Totten, who is running for the democratic nomination for state attorney general.  Jonathan Oosting, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:01 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Off the Record | December 6, 2013 | #4324

Sen. Coleman Young II, (D) appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses Detroit bankruptcy and the abortion insurance debate. The guest is Sen. Coleman Young II, (D) Detroit. Chad Livengood, Zack Gorchow, and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:04 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Off the Record | November 29, 2013 | #4323

Mark McFarlin, Democratic Candidate for Governor, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the internet lottery coming to Michigan. The guest is Mark McFarlin, Democratic candidate for Governor.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:47 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Off the Record | November 29, 2013 | #4323

Mark McFarlin, Democratic Candidate for Governor, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the internet lottery coming to Michigan. The guest is Mark McFarlin, Democratic candidate for Governor.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Episode 4323 Release date 11/29/13
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Production made possible in part by Truscott Rossman, Michigan Business & Professional Association, Michigan Food and Beverage Association and Hager Fox Heating and Air

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TV Made in Michigan
1:57 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Off the Record | November 22, 2013 | #4322

Jill Fritz, Save the Wolves Coalition, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses polling in the Gov's race, and a U.S. Senate race update. The guest is Jill Fritz, Michigan Humane Society.  Susan Demas, Kathy Gray, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

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TV Made in Michigan
3:52 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Off the Record | November 15, 2013 | #4321

Tim Beck, Safe Michigan Coalition, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses judicial campaign donations, and a claim courts update. The guest is Lon Johnson, State Democratic Party Chair.  Chad Livengood, Bill Ballenger and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Off the Record | November 8, 2013 | #4320

Tim Beck, Safe Michigan Coalition, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses a new Detroit mayor, court claims bill moves, and the decriminalization of marijuana. The guest is Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Coalition.  Zoe Clark, Bill Ballenger and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
4:41 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Off the Record | November 1, 2013 | #4319

Rep. Mike Callton, (R) Nashville, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Governor in the witness chair and common core passes.  The guest is Rep. Mike Callton, (R) Nashville.  Susan Demas, Charlie Langton, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:55 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Off the Record | October 25, 2013 | #4318

Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Governor avoiding gay rights issues, no-fault, and the road funding update.  The guest is Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan.  Melissa Anders, Bill Ballenger, and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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12:20 am
Wed October 23, 2013

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TV Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Off the Record | October 18, 2013 | #4317

Cindy Gamrat, Tea Party Leader, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses fallout from the government shutdown, Michigan's affirmative action ban and a ruling to come in gay marriage suit.  The guest is Cindy Gamrat from the Tea Party.  Kathleen Gray, Rick Pluta,  and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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