TV Made in Michigan

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

The guest is Al Slamer, head football coach at Holt High School.

Morris Peterson with Current Sports host Al Martin
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MSU Hall of Famer Morris "Mo Pete" Peterson is Al Martin's guest on this edition.

Off the Record | September 20, 2013 | #4313

Sep 19, 2013

The panel discusses the GOP heading to Mackinac Island and Terri Lynn Land to run for U.S. Senate. The guest is Mike Cox, (R) Former Attorney General. Rick Pluta, Bill Ballenger, and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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On the premiere of Current Sports TV, host Al Martin talks in depth with former Spartan and NBA star Greg "Special K" Kelser.

6pm WEDNESDAY 9/18 Current Sports TV is recording in front of a live studio audience, with guest Morris 'Mo Pete' Peterson, a member of the Spartans 2000 NCAA National Championship basketball team.

Off the Record | September 13, 2013 | #4312

Sep 13, 2013

The panel discusses new polling data in the Governor's race and internet taxes. The guest is Bruce Courtade, President, State Bar of Michigan. Paul Egan, Kyle Melinn, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

RESERVE SEATS FOR 9/11/13 | Be in the TV audience this week when Al's guest is Holt Rams football coach Al Slamer.

Off the Record | September 6, 2013 | #4311

Sep 6, 2013

This week's vote to expand Medicaid in Michigan, and conflict between Governor Snyder and the Tea Party. The guest is Saul Anuzis, former state GOP chair. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | August 30, 2013 | #4310

Aug 29, 2013

It's a correspondents edition, with Kathy Gray, Zack Gorchow, Rick Pluta and Kyle Melinn joining senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The panel discusses Medicaid expansion votes, Wes Nakagiri challenging Lt. Gov. Calley, the juvenile lifer law and freeways speeds in Michigan.


 

Off the Record | August 23, 2013 | #4309

Aug 23, 2013

The panel discusses the medicaid vote and the tea party takeover. The guest is Lt. Governor Brian Calley. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler, and Chad Livengood 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.

Off the Record | August 16, 2013 | #4308

Aug 16, 2013

The panel discusses a new plan for roads and the Jase Bolger grand jury ruling. The guest is Todd Courser from the Tea Party.  Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Kathy Gray join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. 





Be in the Audience for 'Current Sports' TV Premiere

Aug 12, 2013

Join host Al Martin and special guest Greg “Special K” Kelser in the WKAR-TV studios as part of the live audience for the new television series Current Sports. | 6:30pm Thursday RESERVE FREE TICKETS HERE

Off the Record | August 9, 2013 | #4307

Aug 8, 2013

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses the Detroit mayoral race, possible tweaks to Prop A and the public's opinion of the media. Zack Gorchow, Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.






 

Off the Record | August 3, 2013 | #4306

Aug 1, 2013

The panel discusses Medicaid and the U.S. Senate race. The guest is Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills), on free college tuition. Kyle Melinn, John Lindstrom and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.







 

Off the Record | July 26, 2013 | #4305

Jul 26, 2013

The panel discusses the latest in the Detroit bankruptcy situation and a new proposal for Medicaid reform. The guest is Dan McMaster from the political consulting company, Grassroots Midwest.




 


 

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Wes Nakagiri with Emily Lawler, Bill Ballenger and Jonathon Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | July 19, 2013 | #4304

Jul 18, 2013

The panel discusses the Tea Party movement to dump Lt. Governor Brian Calley from the ticket. The guest is Wes Nakagiri, the founder of  RetakeOurGov. Bill Ballenger, Emily Lawler and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.  Jennifer Gratz with Rick Pluta, Chad Livengood and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | July 12, 2013

Jul 11, 2013

The panel discusses Medicaid expansion and term limits in Michigan. The guest is Jennifer Gratz. An opponent of affirmative action programs, Gratz is considering a run for University of Michigan Board of Regents. Rick Pluta, Chad Livengood and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | July 5, 2013

Jul 3, 2013

Panel discusses Governer Snyder and the Senate COP making peace, and the latest on emergency financial management in Detroit. The guest is Congressman John Dingell, now the longest serving congressperson in the nation's history. Zach Gorchow, Bill Ballenger and Chris Christoff join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | June 28, 2013 | #4301

Jun 28, 2013

The panel discusses the Medicaid flap between Governor Snyder and anf the Michigan GOP, and the gay marriage ruling. The guest is Senator Randy Richardville, senate GOP leader.

Off the Record | June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013

The panel discusses the DNA bill and Stupak urged to run.  The guest is Emily Dievendorf from Equality Michigan, discussing gay rights and marriage. Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

 

Off the Record | June 14, 2013

Jun 13, 2013

The panel discusses the Tea Party and Gov. Snyder, Medicaid breakthrough, road funding. The guest is Rep. Jase Bolger, (R) House Speaker. Emily Lawler, Chad Livengood, Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.




 

Off the Record | June 7, 2013

Jun 7, 2013

The panel discusses a possible re-do of gay marriage legislation and will Michigan legalize marijuana?

The guest is Dr. Gary Wolfram, Economist.

Bill Ballenger, Chris Christoff, and Susan Demas join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Off the Record | May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Correspondents Edition.

The panel discusses Mark Schauer running for governor and an update to the budget.

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

Off the Record | May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

The panel discusses how to divide the budget surplus and new polling data.

 The guest is Rep. Al Pscholka, (R) Southwest Michigan. Bill Ballenger, Kathleen Gray and Emily Lawler join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.


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QuizBusters Championship Series!

May 20, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.

Off the Record | May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

The panel discusses $700 million new dollars for Michigan and what to do with it?

The guest is Rep. Harold Haugh, (D) Roseville, to discuss the new fireworks bill.  Chad Livengood, Kyle Melinn, and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

"QuizBusters" Semi-Finals Continue on WKAR

May 13, 2013
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Youth from mid-Michigan continue their quest for tuition scholarships to Michigan State University in the second week of the QuizBusters semi-finals on Saturday, May 18, at 6 and 6:30 p.m.

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