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.
||POTUS Primaries are here, the comeback that wasn’t, FTDR, and Charles Ballard on taxes.||Michigan Policast for March 25, 2019 Walt gets us rolling with a conversation on the Democratic primaries. We have soundbites, we have questions, we have theories. Here are the links: Presidential Approval Ratings — Donald...||3/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Pelosi will not impeach, Dana Nessel cleans up after Schuette, and dark money is everywhere||Michigan Policast for March 18, 2019 Amy kicks off our show this week with the latest on impeachment, Christine gives the rundown on AG Nessel, and Walt gets into campaign finance with Elissa Slotkin and...||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Approval ratings, FTDR, HR-1, and Hank Mayers on fair and transparent elections||Michigan Policast for March 11, 2019 Walt and Christine welcome Amy back to the show. The show kicks off with a conversation around the cost to #FTDR. How much do we really need? What does...||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Former LG John D Cherry on Whitmer’s budget and the gas tax||Michigan Policast special edition on Governor Whitmer’s budget proposal. March 6, 2019 In this special edition of the Michigan Policast, Walt talks to former Lieutenant Governor John D Cherry. Listen to this episode to hear:...||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Climate change hurts Michigan businesses, Rena Basch from VNP on town halls, redistricting reform, and improving our democracy||Michigan Policast for Monday, March 4, 2019 Walt and Christine kick off the podcast with a conversation on the #FTDR principles from Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Five Road Funding Principles Michigan Roads Benefit From...||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eric Freedman on the future of journalism in Michigan||Michigan Policast for Monday, February 25, 2019 Governor Whitmer signs a new executive order to move forward on clean water, the Senate and SCOTUS are stupidly skewed toward the conservative minority in this country, and...||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Whitmer’s State of the State and Andy Sarpolis joins us to talk about the Green New Deal. Michigan Policast Episode 34||Michigan Policast for Monday, February 18, 2019 Governor Whitmer’s first State of the State focused on bipartisanship and opportunity, but it was met with a lukewarm response by the Republicans. The Republicans don’t have to...||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean water, 2020 ballot initiatives, and Bob Emerson on where to get the money to FTDR. Michigan Policast Episode 33||Michigan Policast for Monday, February 11, 2019 Republicans push back on Governor Whitmer’s environmental protection initiatives, the clock is ticking on the 2020 ballot initiatives, and Bob Emerson talks about how to fund our road repairs. Walt...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Whitmer’s first test, Lavora takes over, and the roads are still bad. Michigan Policast Episode 32||Michigan Policast for Monday, February 4 2019 Former MDP chair Brandon Dillon says the lessons learned in 2016 and 2018 will shape the party’s gameplay for 2020, and also says Gretchen Whitmer may have to...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||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...||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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