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Off the Record | December 27, 2013 | #4327

Dec 30, 2013

A special year end correspondents edition as Rochelle Riley, Bill Ballenger, Chuck Stokes and Melissa Anders join senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick for a look back at the hits and misses of 2013.


 

Off the Record | December 20, 2013 | #4326

Dec 20, 2013

The panel discusses tax cuts and union contract decision for state workers delayed.  The guest is Gary Naeyaert, the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project.  Rick Pluta, Susan Demas and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


 

10pm Thursday, Dec. 19 on WKAR-TV | Former MSU football player Otis Wiley is the next guest on Current Sports with Al Martin, the newest original TV series from WKAR. 

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The MSU College of Music presents a nostalgic trip to the Christmas of old.

Off the Record | December 13, 2013 | #4325

Dec 13, 2013

This week on Off the Record the panel discusses the passing of abortion insurance and Dave Agema in trouble after gay marriage comments.  The guest is Mark Totten, who is running for the democratic nomination for state attorney general.  Jonathan Oosting, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | December 6, 2013 | #4324

Dec 6, 2013

This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses Detroit bankruptcy and the abortion insurance debate. The guest is Sen. Coleman Young II, (D) Detroit. Chad Livengood, Zack Gorchow, and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

10pm Thursday, Nov. 21 on WKAR-TV | East Lansing boys basketball coach Steve Finamore is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin.

Off the Record | November 29, 2013 | #4323

Nov 28, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the internet lottery coming to Michigan. The guest is Mark McFarlin, Democratic candidate for Governor.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | November 29, 2013 | #4323

Nov 27, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses the internet lottery coming to Michigan. The guest is Mark McFarlin, Democratic candidate for Governor.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark, and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Episode 4323 Release date 11/29/13
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Off the Record | November 22, 2013 | #4322

Nov 22, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses polling in the Gov's race, and a U.S. Senate race update. The guest is Jill Fritz, Michigan Humane Society.  Susan Demas, Kathy Gray, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

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10pm Thursday, Nov. 21 on WKAR-TV |  Former NFL and MSU running back TJ Duckett is the guest on this week's episode of Current Sports with Al Martin. 

Off the Record | November 15, 2013 | #4321

Nov 15, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses judicial campaign donations, and a claim courts update. The guest is Lon Johnson, State Democratic Party Chair.  Chad Livengood, Bill Ballenger and Paul Egan join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Boxing trainer and founder of the "Help a Willing Kid Foundation" (H.A.W.K.) Ali Easley is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin. 

Off the Record | November 8, 2013 | #4320

Nov 8, 2013

This week on Off The Record, the panel discusses a new Detroit mayor, court claims bill moves, and the decriminalization of marijuana. The guest is Tim Beck of the Safer Michigan Coalition.  Zoe Clark, Bill Ballenger and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame Chairman Bob Every is the guest on this week's Current Sports with Al Martin.

Off the Record | November 1, 2013 | #4319

Nov 1, 2013

The panel discusses the Governor in the witness chair and common core passes.  The guest is Rep. Mike Callton, (R) Nashville.  Susan Demas, Charlie Langton, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Lansing Cowboys youth football league coach Matthew Brown is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin. 

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Off the Record | October 25, 2013 | #4318

Oct 25, 2013

The panel discusses the Governor avoiding gay rights issues, no-fault, and the road funding update.  The guest is Lonnie Scott, Progress Michigan.  Melissa Anders, Bill Ballenger, and Zack Gorchow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Portrait: Dr. Sally Nogle
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Dr. Sally Nogle was the first female athletic trainer for a football team in the Big Ten Conference, and in July was elevated to MSU head athletic trainer. Nogle has been an athletic trainer at Michigan State for 30 years.

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Off the Record | October 18, 2013 | #4317

Oct 18, 2013

The panel discusses fallout from the government shutdown, Michigan's affirmative action ban and a ruling to come in gay marriage suit.  The guest is Cindy Gamrat from the Tea Party.  Kathleen Gray, Rick Pluta,  and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

WATCH NOW: Carlton Valentine on Current Sports | #106

Oct 17, 2013
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Carlton Valentine played basketball at Michigan State from 1985 to 1988, and coached the Lansing Sexton Big Reds from 2006 to his retirement this year. He also coached his son Drew, who went on to play basketball for Oakland, and son Denzel, who is currently a guard at Michigan State.

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Off the Record | October 11, 2013 | #4316

Oct 11, 2013

The panel discusses possible layoffs as a result of the government shutdown, Governor Snyder's deposition, and the open carry rally at the capital. The guest republican political consultant Stu Sandler.  Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

WATCH NOW: Joanne C. Gerstner on Current Sports | #105

Oct 10, 2013
Joanne C. Gerstner

Joanne C. Gerstner talks with host Al Martin about concussions in sports, a topic she has researched and written about extensively. It's a hot topic, especially following Tuesday's (Oct. 8) national PBS broadcast of the newsmaking documentary, "League of Denial," from the investigative series, Frontline.

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Off the Record | October 4, 2013 | #4315

Oct 4, 2013

The panel discusses  the impact of the federal shutdown in Michigan and the common core budget delay. The guest is Steve Cook, President of the Michigan Education Association. Chris Christoff, Kyle Melinn and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders from the arts, media, MSU and more compete for bragging rights in a special 25th season opener.

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Mid-Michigan personalities and community leaders from the arts, media, MSU and more compete for bragging rights in a special 25th season opener.

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QuizBusters Special Edition
Back-to-back episodes airing Wednesday, October 2, at 9 pm; Saturday, October 5, at 6 pm; and Sunday, October 6, at 11 am. Full episodes online at video.wkar.org beginning Oct. 3

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Kathie Klages, MSU women's gymnastics head coach, is the guest on Current Sports with Al Martin, the newest original TV series from WKAR.

Off the Record | September 27, 2013 | #4314

Sep 27, 2013

The panel discusses the GOP conference on Mackinac Isalnd and Governor Snyder's new ad. The guest is Sen. Rebekah Warren, (D) Ann Arbor. Rick Albin, Bill Ballenger, and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

This week also features a web-only Off the Record OVERTIME segment. After the recording for broadcast concludes, the TV lights come down and the conversation continues.

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