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
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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TV Made in Michigan
1:02 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Off the Record | October 11, 2013 | #4316

Stu Sandler, GOP political consultant, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses possible layoffs as a result of the government shutdown, Governor Snyder's deposition, and the open carry rally at the capital. The guest republican political consultant Stu Sandler.  Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:02 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Off the Record | October 4, 2013 | #4315

Steve Cook, President, MEA, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses  the impact of the federal shutdown in Michigan and the common core budget delay. The guest is Steve Cook, President of the Michigan Education Association. Chris Christoff, Kyle Melinn and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Off the Record | September 27, 2013 | #4314

Sen. Rebekah Warren, (D) appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the GOP conference on Mackinac Isalnd and Governor Snyder's new ad. The guest is Sen. Rebekah Warren, (D) Ann Arbor. Rick Albin, Bill Ballenger, and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

This week also features a web-only Off the Record OVERTIME segment. After the recording for broadcast concludes, the TV lights come down and the conversation continues.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:12 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Off the Record | September 20, 2013 | #4313

Mike Cox, (R) Former Attorney General, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the GOP heading to Mackinac Island and Terri Lynn Land to run for U.S. Senate. The guest is Mike Cox, (R) Former Attorney General. Rick Pluta, Bill Ballenger, and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Off the Record | September 13, 2013 | #4312

Bruce Courtade, President, State Bar of Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses new polling data in the Governor's race and internet taxes. The guest is Bruce Courtade, President, State Bar of Michigan. Paul Egan, Kyle Melinn, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:13 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Off the Record | September 6, 2013 | #4311

Saul Anuzis, Coast to Coast Strategies, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

This week's vote to expand Medicaid in Michigan, and conflict between Governor Snyder and the Tea Party. The guest is Saul Anuzis, former state GOP chair. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:08 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Off the Record | August 30, 2013 | #4310

Kathy Gray, Zack Gorchow, Rick Pluta, and Kyle Melinn appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

It's a correspondents edition, with Kathy Gray, Zack Gorchow, Rick Pluta and Kyle Melinn joining senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The panel discusses Medicaid expansion votes, Wes Nakagiri challenging Lt. Gov. Calley, the juvenile lifer law and freeways speeds in Michigan.


 

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TV Made in Michigan
11:39 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Off the Record | August 23, 2013 | #4309

Lt. Governor Brian Calley

The panel discusses the medicaid vote and the tea party takeover. The guest is Lt. Governor Brian Calley. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

This week also features a web-only Off the Record OVERTIME segment. After the recording for broadcast concludes, the TV lights come down and the conversation continues.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Off the Record | August 16, 2013 | #4308

Todd Courser, Tea Party appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a new plan for roads and the Jase Bolger grand jury ruling. The guest is Todd Courser from the Tea Party.  Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 





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TV Made in Michigan
2:04 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Off the Record | August 9, 2013 | #4307

Bill Ballenger, Zack Gorchow, Susan Demas and Chad Livengood appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses the Detroit mayoral race, possible tweaks to Prop A and the public's opinion of the media. Zack Gorchow, Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.






 
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TV Made in Michigan
2:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Off the Record | August 3, 2013 | #4306

Representative Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Medicaid and the U.S. Senate race. The guest is Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), on free college tuition. Kyle Melinn, John Lindstrom and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.







 
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TV Made in Michigan
1:29 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Off the Record | July 26, 2013 | #4305

Dan McMaster from Grassroots Midwest, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the latest in the Detroit bankruptcy situation and a new proposal for Medicaid reform. The guest is Dan McMaster from the political consulting company, Grassroots Midwest.




 


 
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TV Made in Michigan
1:43 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Off the Record | July 19, 2013 | #4304

Tea Party activist Wes Nakagiri of RetakeOurGov, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Tea Party movement to dump Lt. Governor Brian Calley from the ticket. The guest is Wes Nakagiri, the founder of  RetakeOurGov. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Off the Record OVERTIME | Jennifer Gratz | 7/12/13

Jennifer Gratz, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Jennifer Gratz with Rick Pluta, Chad Livengood and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:50 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Off the Record | July 12, 2013

Jennifer Gratz, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses Medicaid expansion and term limits in Michigan. The guest is Jennifer Gratz. An opponent of affirmative action programs, Gratz is considering a run for University of Michigan Board of Regents. Rick Pluta, Chad Livengood and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:05 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Off the Record | July 5, 2013

Congressman John Dingell (D), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Panel discusses Governer Snyder and the Senate COP making peace, and the latest on emergency financial management in Detroit. The guest is Congressman John Dingell, now the longest serving congressperson in the nation's history. Zach Gorchow, Bill Ballenger and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:55 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Off the Record | June 28, 2013 | #4301

Senator Randy Richardville, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Medicaid flap between Governor Snyder and anf the Michigan GOP, and the gay marriage ruling. The guest is Senator Randy Richardville, senate GOP leader.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Off the Record | June 21, 2013

Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the DNA bill and Stupak urged to run.  The guest is Emily Dievendorf from Equality Michigan, discussing gay rights and marriage. Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

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TV Made in Michigan
10:35 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Off the Record | June 14, 2013

Jase Bolger, (R) House Speaker, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the Tea Party and Gov. Snyder, Medicaid breakthrough, road funding. The guest is Rep. Jase Bolger, (R) House Speaker. Emily Lawler, Chad Livengood, Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.




 

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TV Made in Michigan
11:57 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Off the Record | June 7, 2013

Dr. Gary Wolfram, Economist, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a possible re-do of gay marriage legislation and will Michigan legalize marijuana?

The guest is Dr. Gary Wolfram, Economist.

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff, and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:46 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Off the Record | May 31, 2013

Correspondents Edition.

The panel discusses Mark Schauer running for governor and an update to the budget.

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff, Susan Demas and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 

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TV Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Off the Record | May 24, 2013

Rep. Al Pscholka, (R) Southwest Michigan, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses how to divide the budget surplus and new polling data.

 The guest is Rep. Al Pscholka, (R) Southwest Michigan. Bill Ballenger, Kathleen Gray and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


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TV Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Off the Record | May 17, 2013

The panel discusses $700 million new dollars for Michigan and what to do with it?

The guest is Rep. Harold Haugh, (D) Roseville, to discuss the new fireworks bill.  Chad Livengood, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Off the Record | May 10, 2013

Peter Kuhnmuench, Insurance Lobbyist, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the chances of a road funding agreement and an uphill battle for no-fault insurance reform.

The guest is insurance lobbyist Peter Kuhnmuench
Bill Ballenger, Susan Demas and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

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WKAR Blog
1:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

“Off the Record” Continues Discussion on Legislation to Change No-Fault Insurance Law

On May 3, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson made headlines on “Off the Record,” taking Michigan’s GOP Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, to task for his tactics to pass legislation that would change Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance law (House Bill 4612). Patterson opposes the legislation, which would cap the lifetime benefits for catastrophic auto injuries at $1 million.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Off the Record | May 3, 2013

L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a resolution to the Jase Bolger-Tim Greimel feud and an update on road funding.

The guest is L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive

Chris Christoff, Zack Gorchow and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
 

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TV Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Off the Record | April 26, 2013

Political Bloggers, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Blogger edition: The panel discusses how Governor Snyder has done in office so far.


Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Tony Trupiano, Jack Spencer and Matt Davis join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Off the Record | April 19, 2013

Mike Flanagan, State School Superintendent, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the possibility of the internet lottery coming to Michigan, the Democratic race for Governor who will challenge Snyder and an update on the U.S. Senate Race.


The guest is State School Superintendent, Mike Flanagan.

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

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TV Made in Michigan
11:41 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Off the Record | April 12, 2013

John Yob, GOP Consultant, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses the house Democrats budget priorities and Governor Snyder's plan to increase funding for roads and medicaid.

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