Politics

Election 2012
9:41 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Democratic National Convention September 4-6

WKAR-TV will cover the Democratic National Convention from 7 to 11:30 p.m. on September 4-6.

(Schedule subject to change, pending modifications in the convention schedule.)

WKAR-TV will air all key elements of the convention, including Michelle Obama's speech and the acceptance speech of President Barack Obama. The "PBS NewsHour" team will provide reporting and analysis throughout.

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10:00 am
Tue May 29, 2012

2012 Mackinac Policy Conference

Detroit Public Television

LIVE webcasts daily, May 29-May 31. This year's conference offers a comprehensive dialogue on innovation, collaboration and the 21st century global market. Speakers and sessions will focus on creating a globally competitive, financially attractive business environment in Michigan.

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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
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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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Ballot Drive Seeks to Guarantee Union Bargaining Rights

Unions and progressive groups plan to roll out a ballot campaign Tuesday to preempt efforts to pass a right-to-work law in Michigan.

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NewsRoom
6:27 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Santorum Continues to Dispute Michigan Primary

The Michigan primary was almost a week ago, but the Rick Santorum campaign continues to dispute the results. The fight with the state GOP is over the apportionment of two statewide delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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NewsRoom
5:40 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Santorum Campaign Seeks Investigation of GOP Primary

 Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign has formally asked the Republican National Committee to investigate the actions of Michigan GOP leaders following Tuesday’s presidential primary.

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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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NewsRoom
11:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has won the Michigan primary, edging out rival GOP hopeful Rick Santorum.  

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 87 percent of the statewide vote counted, Romney carried 41 percent of the vote to Santorum's 37 percent.

Romney's win in Michigan and Arizona propels his campaign towards Super Tuesday on March 6.  Ten states and more than 400 delegates will be up for grabs.

NewsRoom
6:30 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Michigan Primary Helps Set the Stage for Super Tuesday

Vaguely Artistic flickr

There are 30 Republican national convention delegates up for grabs in today’s primary. But today’s vote is about more than just delegates.

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Ron Paul Draws Large Crowd at MSU

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses a rally on the MSU campus Monday.
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About 2,500 people, mostly students, gathered on the Michigan State University campus Monday to hear presidential candidate Ron Paul. 

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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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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Romney at Town Hall Meeting in Shelby Twp

Gage Skidmore flickr

Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan all week, with a brief trip to Arizona for a televised debate with his Republican rivals.

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NewsRoom
4:33 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Byrum Announces Candidacy for Ingham County Clerk

Democratic State Rep. Barb Byrum (left) will run for Ingham County Clerk in August. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is expected to announce his candidacy later this year.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) is announcing her candidacy for Ingham County Clerk.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Mid-Michigan Voters Add Steam to Primary Pressure Cooker

Kevin Lavery WKAR

The battle among Republicans in next week's GOP primary has created a pressure cooker in Michigan.  

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NewsRoom
10:56 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Ann Romney Stumps For Her Husband In Jackson

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney is urging Michigan Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt during the primary election next Tuesday.
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Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney was in Jackson Monday night to urge local Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt next Tuesday.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

GOP Candidates for President Campaign Before MI Primary

Republican candidates for president Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have a few campaign stops planned in Michigan this week, with the GOP primary just over a week away.

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NewsRoom
7:45 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Snyder: Auto Bailout Should Not Be An Issue In GOP Primary

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum returns to Michigan Monday, speaking at a Republican fundraiser in Grand Rapids. Mitt Romney visits Macomb County Tuesday.

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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.
WKAR

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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NewsRoom
5:55 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Snyder Budget Focuses on Student Performance

Governor Rick Snyder
Courtesy: State of Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder calls for a slight boost in spending in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year – with more money for police, schools, and universities.  The governor says this year’s spending plan is built on tough decisions made last year.

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

Off the Record | Feb. 3, 2012

WKAR

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.
WKAR

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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