By Michigan Policast Crew
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Walt Sorg, Amy Kerr Hardin, and Christine Barry meet each week to discuss Michigan politics from a progressive point of view. Shows feature original work by Amy Kerr Hardin from Democracy Tree as well as many well known public servants and civic leaders.
||The GOP Ignorance Caucus. Michigan Policast Episode 31||This show covers big money, income equality, and the bliss of ignorance. I start with data from a report called Income Inequality by State, and it ain’t pretty. Some startling facts about Michigan: We’re the 15th most unequal state when it comes t||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why aren’t conservative comedians funny? Michigan Policast Episode 29||In this episode we talk about the scary Contract for Liberty, brought to us by Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Let’s be clear, it’s liberty as Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat interpret it, according to their understanding of the bible.||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Minority rule, corporate welfare queens, starving athletes. Michigan Policast Episode 28||Our first episode for 2015! Today we talk about the Hastert Rule, corporate welfare queens, and student athlete unions. We kick off with Kevin Cotter, the new Michigan Speaker of the House. He’s considering bringing the Hastert Rule to Lansing,||1/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Yet another regressive tax. Michigan Policast Episode 27||In our last podcast of 2014 we talk more about lame duck, transportation, loggers, and why we are going to miss Randy Richardville — who turned-out to be one of the few adults in the room. What died in lame duck?||12/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||I can’t sell you rape insurance because it’s against my religion. Michigan Policast Episode 26||This time we’re all about Christian persecution, charter schools, and Father Knows Best. Ew. Religion Freedom Restoration Act. Passed out of the State House faster than you can say “Daddy DeVos.” We break down the bill as it’s written,||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dark, dark, dark money. Michigan Policast Episode 25||Oh my goodness, we have a lot of ranting in this one, and I even get bleeped once. That’s good though, we’ve got a family-friendly image to protect Today I talk about a local issue … local to me, anyway. In Shiawassee County,||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||How safe is your school bus? Michigan Policast Episode 24||Hey all, hope you’ve had a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re a little late this week due to power outages and whatnot. Check out our topics this time: Immigration & how it’s going to affect Detroit and Michigan in general.||11/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Reforming our corrections system. Michigan Policast Episode 23||Today we spend the bulk of our time on corrections, including a great conversation with Barbara Levine, Associate Director of CAPPS – the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending. Here’s a partial bio for Barbara: Barbara Levine was the f||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Gerrymandering the Presidency. Michigan Policast Episode 22||Today we have a sound problem. There’s some static going on here that we didn’t hear until playback. We cleaned it up as much as we could. Amy couldn’t be with us today but she’ll be back next time. First off, the gender gap.||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Democrats win the vote but lose the House. Michigan Policast Episode 21||Rough election, but especially rough because Democrats get more votes than Republicans, but because of the GOP gerrymandering, the Republicans are still in charge. Stuff all the Democrats into as few districts as possible,||11/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|