Off the Record

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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.

Off the Record 11/20/15 | Ep. 4521

Nov 18, 2015

The panel discusses Governor Snyder blocking Syrian refugees from entering Michigan.  The guest is former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra. WATCH NOW

Off the Record | 11/13/15 | #4520

Nov 13, 2015

An all reporters edition as the panel discusses the Governor's signing of the road funding package as many lawmakers are still unhappy. 

Off the Record | 11/6/15 | #4519

Nov 5, 2015

The panel discusses the passage of the road fix plan and the primaries involving former State Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  former Republican Senate Leader, Randy Richardville with Zoe Clark, Emily Lawler , Zachary Gorchow and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | 10/30/15 | #4518

Oct 29, 2015

The panel discusses the search for common ground on a road funding deal.  

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Robert Young Jr. with Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta, Chuck Stokes with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | 10/23/15 | #4517

Oct 23, 2015

The panel discusses Governor Snyder seeking state dollars for Detroit schools.  

Off the Record | 10/16/15 | #4516

Oct 16, 2015

Negotiations for the road fix package reach an impasse.   The guest is Barbara Levine, Executive Director of Citizens Alliance for Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS).

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette with Emily Lawler, Chad Livengood, Zachary Gorchow with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | October 9, 2015 | #4515

Oct 9, 2015

The panel discusses the flurry of activity on guns and medical marijuana.  

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Rep. Bert Johnson, (D) Highland Park with Bill Ballenger, Jonathon Oosting, Rick Pluta and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | October 2, 2015 | #4514

Oct 2, 2015

The panel discusses the debate over immigration coming to Michigan.  The guest is democratic representative Bert Johnson from Highland Park. Bill Ballenger, Jonathon Ossting and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | September 25, 2015 | #4513

Sep 25, 2015

The panel discusses what lawmakers will do if Courser and Gamrat win back their seats. 

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Former Rep. Todd Courser,  with Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn, Zachary Gorchow along with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | September 18, 2015 | #4512

Sep 17, 2015
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The guest is former Rep. Todd Courser, who was forced to resign last week amid the controversy surrounding his conduct in office.  Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Zachary Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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