TV Made in Michigan

TV programs made in Michigan and presented by WKAR at Michigan State University

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"BackStage Pass" from WKAR has aired on public broadcasting stations across the country, in six of the top ten markets, including the top two: New York and Los Angeles. Episodes have been seen in more than half of the television markets in the country, with over 5000 telecasts to-date (source: TRAC Media). "BackStage Pass" is distributed by the National Educational Television Association (NETA) free to public broadcasting stations across the country.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Nancy Cassis a Republican Congressional candidate from the 11th district, with Bill Ballengar, Kathy Barks Hoffman, Zachary Gorchow and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses the resignation of Thad McCotter, the filing of petition names and lawmakers return from break.

The guest is Nancy Cassis, (R) 11th District Congressional Candidate.

Zachary Gorchow, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Barks Hoffman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Singer and guitar player on stage
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Here's a set of photos with Howling Diablos, from the BackStage Pass June Concert Series recorded in June 2012 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theatre in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Look for the "BackStage Pass" episode featuring Howling Diablos coming to TV from WKAR in 2013. Follow BackStage Pass on facebook for updates.

Band on stage
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Here's a set of photos with Home Again, from the BackStage Pass June Concert Series recorded in June 2012 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theatre in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Look for the "BackStage Pass" episode featuring Home Again coming to TV from WKAR in 2013. Follow BackStage Pass on facebook for updates.

Blogger edition: The panel weighs in on the Presidential race in Michigan, Who will gain control of the house in Michigan, an update in the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Political bloggers Joe DiSano, Zack Stanton, Jack Spencer and Ray Hamman join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Pollsters Edition. The panel discusses the presidential race in Michigan, how the Governor is doing, the U.S. Senate race and ballot proposals.

Pollsters Dennis Denno, Bernie Porn, Steve Mitchell and Paul King join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses Mitt Romney's visit to Michigan, new ballot proposals are on the table, The "V" word controversy continues and the possibility of a white mayor in Detroit.

Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Rep Phil Cavanagh, (D) Redford Township, with Bill Ballengar, Alisha Green, Chad Livengood and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

The panel discusses Governor Snyder's plan to move ahead on Detroit-Windsor bridge, debate over the "V-word", state lawmakers are off on break and what awaits them when the return.

The guest is Representative Phil Cavanagh, (D) from Redford Township.

Chad Livengood, Bill Ballenger and Alisha Green join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Jun 8, 2012

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Budget Director John Nixon, with Kyle Melinn, Zachary Gorchow, Paul Egan and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

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.

Governor Snyder speaking at Mackinac Conference
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View sessions from the 2012 conference on demand here, for a limited time.

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

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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