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Current State's First Guest is Governor Snyder

Jan 11, 2013
Peter Whorf / WKAR

Current State host Mark Bashore interviews Michigan Governor Rick Snyder this afternoon at the George W. Romney Building in Lansing. Tune in for WKAR's Current State premiere broadcast, Monday at 9am with Governor Snyder...Current State's first guest.


Democratic National Convention September 4-6

Sep 4, 2012

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.

Governor Snyder speaking at Mackinac 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.