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.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Nancy Cassis a Republican Congressional candidate from the 11th district, with Bill Ballengar, Kathy Barks Hoffman, Zachary Gorchow and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses the resignation of Thad McCotter, the filing of petition names and lawmakers return from break.

The guest is Nancy Cassis, (R) 11th District Congressional Candidate.

Zachary Gorchow, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Barks Hoffman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Blogger edition: The panel weighs in on the Presidential race in Michigan, Who will gain control of the house in Michigan, an update in the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Zack Stanton, Jack Spencer and Ray Hamman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Pollsters Edition. The panel discusses the presidential race in Michigan, how the Governor is doing, the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Pollsters Dennis Denno, Bernie Porn, Steve Mitchell and Paul King join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Mitt Romney's visit to Michigan, new ballot proposals are on the table, The "V" word controversy continues and the possibility of a white mayor in Detroit.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Rep Phil Cavanagh, (D) Redford Township, with Bill Ballengar, Alisha Green, Chad Livengood and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses Governor Snyder's plan to move ahead on Detroit-Windsor bridge, debate over the "V-word", state lawmakers are off on break and what awaits them when the return.

The guest is Representative Phil Cavanagh, (D) from Redford Township.

Chad Livengood, Bill Ballenger and Alisha Green join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Jun 8, 2012

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Budget Director John Nixon, with Kyle Melinn, Zachary Gorchow, Paul Egan and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses the completion of the state budget, Rep. Thad McCotter ends campaign for write-in votes and the Snyder recall effort ends.

The guest is John Nixon, the state budget director.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Republican strategist John Yob, with Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas, Dave Murray and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses tax cuts, a signature issue for Representative Thad McCotter, and the state budget.

The guest is Republican strategist John Yob.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses the Tea Party, Roy Schmidt and the state police and the budget.

Alisha Green, Bill Ballenger, Chad Livengood and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick

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The panel discusses the state's recovery now in year three, a state lawmaker changing parties and Governor Snyder making more money.

The guest is James Ryan, a former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Rick Pluta, Zachary Gorchow and Kathy Barks Hoffman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Lansing. The guest is Bruce Fealk from Michigan Rising, a group trying to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Kyle Melinn, Rick Pluta and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses medical marijuana laws, free college tuition, and Snyder as a possible Romney running mate. Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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