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.

Off the Record | July 24, 2015 | #4504

Jul 24, 2015

The panel discusses the impending battle between unions and business over the corporate income tax and the road package stalls in the house.  The guest is former state lawmaker and current union lobbyist Nick Ciaramitaro.  Zachary Gorchow and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | July 17, 2015 | #4503

Jul 17, 2015

The panel discusses the status of the road funding package.  The guest is new state Democratic Party Chair, Brandon Dillon.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | July 10, 2015 | #4502

Jul 10, 2015

The panel discusses Donald Trump finishing second in Michigan polls and revenue for roads.  The guest is Peter Lund, the head of the Michigan Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.  Emily Lawler, Rick Pluta and Craig Mauger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | July 3, 2015 | #4501

Jul 2, 2015

In a special bloggers edition of Off the Record, the panel debates the presidential race in Michigan. Tony Trupiano, Jake Davison, Kathy Hoekstra and Eric Baerren join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | June 26, 2015 | #4453

Jun 25, 2015

The panel discusses the anticipated Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.  The guest is Rep. Peter Lucido, (R) from Macomb County to discuss his plan to fix the roads.  Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Zoe Clark join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | June 19, 2015 | #4452

Jun 19, 2015

The panel discusses the completion of the state budget.  The guest is State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan.  Chris Christoff, Rick Pluta, and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  State school superintendent Mike Flanagan with Chuck Stokes, Chris Christoff, and Rick Pluta with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | June 12, 2015 | #4451

Jun 12, 2015

The panel breaks down the house passing of a $1.1 billion dollar road funding plan.  The guest is Brian Whiston, the incoming state school superintendent.  Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler and Chad Livengood join senior captiol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Incoming state school superintendent Brian Whiston with Bill Ballenger, Chad Livengood, Emily Lawler and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Off the Record | June 5, 2015 | #4450

Jun 4, 2015

The panel discusses the completion of the state budget ahead of schedule and what to do about failing schools. The guest is Rep. Tim Kelly (R), Chair of the K-12 Budget Committee. Zoe Clark, Kathy Gray and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May 29, 2015 | #4449

May 29, 2015

An all reporters edition as the panel discusses the concern over the Mackinac Straits pipeline and an update on roads. Bill Ballenger, Zachary Gorchow, Paul Egan and Craig Mauger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 

 

Off the Record | May 22, 2015 | #4448

May 26, 2015

The panel discusses the budget deal and how it will mean more money for roads. The guest is Roger Martin, one of the leaders of proposal one. Bill Ballenger, Zachary Gorchow, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 

 

Off the Record | May, 15, 2015 | #4447

May 15, 2015

A special correspondents edition of Off the Record as the panel discusses the fate of Detroit Senator Virgil Smith. Chad Livingood, Kathy Gray, Emily Lawler and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May 8, 2015 | #4446

May 8, 2015

The panel discusses the defeat of the sales tax hike and other topics. The guest is political consultant Howard Edelson. Zoe Clark, Jonathon Oosting and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May, 1, 2015 | #4445

May 1, 2015

In this week's edition of Off the Record, Paul Mitchell and Brad Williams join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick in a debate over Proposal One. Williams supports the proposal, while Mitchell opposes it.

 

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