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
4:16 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Off the Record | June 8, 2012

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

John Yob | Off the Record OVERTIME | 6/1/12

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

TV Made in Michigan
4:49 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Off the Record | June 1, 2012

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

The guest is Republican strategist John Yob.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:29 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Off the Record | May 25, 2012

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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TV Made in Michigan
9:50 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Off the Record | May 18, 2012

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:49 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Off the Record | May 11, 2012

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Off the Record | May 4, 2012

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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TV Made in Michigan
4:44 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Off the Record | April 27, 2012 | #4144

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Michigan legislative leaders join Tim Skubick for this special edition. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Off the Record | April 20, 2012 | #4143

Steve Linder, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Michigan's motorcycle helmet law is repealed, presidential race narrows in the state, and lawmakers return after spring break. The guest is Republican consultant and fundraiser Steve Linder.
Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Off the Record | April 13, 2012

Former correspondents Brancato, Waymire, Hornbeck, and Bebow appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

With state lawmakers on break, this special edition focuses on the quality of political coverage by news media at the state capitol. Former correspondents Andi Brancato, Dave Waymire, Mark Hornbeck, and John Bebow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:03 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Off the Record | April 6, 2012

Blogger Edition. The panel weighs in on how Governor Snyder is doing, the U.S. Senate race and the Presidential Race.

Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Chris Savage, Jake Davison and Jack Spencer join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:31 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Off the Record | March 30, 2012

Tim Skubick and colleagues discuss the political news of the week. The guest is Dennis Muchmore, chief of staff in the governor's office.

Rick Albin, Chris Christoff, and Kathy Barks Hoffman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Off the Record OVERTIME | Mike Green Post-program Q&A | 3/23/12

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Senator Mike Green-R, with Zachary Gorchow, Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

TV Made in Michigan
4:28 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Off the Record | March 23, 2012

The panel looks at a court ruling against the legality of emergency managers, an update on Detroit’s emergency management situation and the prospect of guns in churches. The guest is State Senator Mike Green-R.

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TV Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Off the Record OVERTIME | Harvey Santana Post-program Q&A | 3/16/12

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Rep. Harvey Santana-D from Detroit, with Paul Egan, Chuck Stokes, Kyle Melinn and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

TV Made in Michigan
3:20 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Off the Record | March 16, 2012

The panel examines Detroit's growing financial issues and a bill on autism treatment that has moved from the Senate to the House. The guest is Rep. Harvey Santana-D from Detroit. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:41 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Off the Record | March 9, 2012

The panel discusses collective bargaining, Snyder on crime, and free college tuition. The guest is Dr. Judith Kovach, working on extending insurance coverage to families with autistic children. VIEW IT ONLINE NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
4:30 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Off the Record | March 2, 2012

Mitt Romney wins the Michigan Republican Primary, and the panel breaks down the results. The guest is Gary Glenn, GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.
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TV Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Off the Record | February 24, 2012

The GOP Presidential race in Michigan is too close to call and State Senator Gretchen Whitmer-D of East Lansing eyes a bid for governor. The guest is John Nixon, Michigan Budget Director.

Susan Demas, Zack Gorchow, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Off the Record | February 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appearing on Off the Record.
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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum joins host Tim Skubick and colleagues as Michigan gears up for the February 28 Republican Presidential Primary. With Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Ron Dzwonkowski.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:40 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Off the Record | February 10, 2012

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Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Hoekstra's controversial Super Bowl ad, Governor Snyder's budget plan for the 2013 fiscal year, and the Michigan Presidential Primary. Stephanie Cepak, Bill Ballenger, Kathy Barks Hoffman, and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Off the Record | Feb. 3, 2012

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Governor Snyder's road repair package put on hold, and Indiana passes Right to Work legislation -- what does that mean for the Michigan debate? The guest is Pete Hoekstra, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S Senate. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Kyle Melinn, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Off the Record | January 27, 2012

Matthew Abel, attorney, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to put surplus toward hiring 1000 cops statewide and Lansing mayor plans to build casino in the capital city. The guest is attorney Matthew Abel. He's launching a statewide petition drive to legalize marijuana. With John Lindstrom, Bill Ballenger and Rick Pluta.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Off the Record | January 20, 2012

Mike Nystrom, Mich. Infrastructure and Transportation Assoc., appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.
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The Democrats and Republicans have different views of Michigan's 9.3% jobless rate, and there's a standoff between House Republicans and the governor over Snyder's health care plan.

The guest is Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Paul Egan and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Off the Record | January 13, 2012

Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

A budget surplus greets returning lawmakers; tuition-free college education is proposed by Senate Democrats, and Internet gambling -- will it be legal in Michigan?

The guest is Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Rick Pluta and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Off the Record | January 6, 2012

The panel discusses Gov. Snyder's agenda for 2012 and Michigan's GOP presidential primary ahead in February.

The guest is Representative Rick Hammel, leader of the Michigan House Democrats.

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

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Off the Record | December 30, 2011

Michigan politics and government 2011 year-in-review. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Off the Record | December 16, 2011

State Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw), appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Lawmaker holiday, charter schools cap, health care. The guest is Saginaw Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes (D), discussing changes to Michigan's medical marijuana law. Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Off the Record | December 9, 2011

Brandon Jessup, chairman and CEO of Michigan Forward, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Gov. Snyder moves toward sending an Emergency Manager to Detroit, and signs an anti-bullying bill; and labor cries foul as the GOP changes Michigan's workers comp law.

The guest is Brandon Jessup of Michigan Forward, trying to block
implementation of the Emergency Manager law.

Stephanie Cepak, Kyle Melinn and Ron Dzwonkowski join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Off the Record | December 2, 2011

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CORRESPONDENTS EDITION: Senate passes anti-bullying bill, Republicans move to lift limit on charter schools, and how will the governor handle the Detroit deficit?

Rick Pluta, Bill Ballenger, and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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