Off the Record

Fridays at 8:30pm on WKAR HD. Sundays at 11:00am and 11:30pm

Tim Skubick
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Weekly Michigan Public TV coverage of the governor’s office, the state legislature, the political campaign trail, and state government. With senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick and his capitol press corps colleagues.

Viewpoints expressed by guests and the host of "Off the Record" are solely those of the individuals. As a nonpartisan media network and producer of "Off the Record," WKAR welcomes guests and political analysts with differing perspectives and insights to openly discuss current issues as a venue for insightful public debate. Discussions on the show are taped live and unedited.

July 10, 2020 - Don Wotruba | OFF THE RECORD

Jul 10, 2020

The panel discusses the Whitmer administration suing Betsy DeVos on funding for private and religious schools. The guest is Don Wotruba, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of School Boards.

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Rep. Matt Hall (R),  joins Kyle Melinn, Lauren Gibbons, Rick Pluta and senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

The panel discusses a framework for a budget deal.  The guest is Rep. Matt Hall, (R).

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The panel discusses a bipartisan framework for a budget deal and a road to open schools in the fall.  The guest is Rep. Matt Hall, (R)  to discuss the unemployment check problem.  Panelists Kyle Melinn, Lauren Gibbons and RIck Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

The panel discusses the governor's pause on Michigan's economic recovery plan.

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The panel discusses the governor's pause on Michigan's economic recovery plan. A correspondents edition of Off the Record. Panelists Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

June 19, 2020 - Mark Hackel | OTR OVERTIME

Jun 19, 2020

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June 19, 2020 - Mark Hackel| OFF THE RECORD

Jun 19, 2020

The panel discusses federal aid for Michigan.  The guest is Mark Hackel.

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The panel discusses bipartisan cooperation on spending federal aid dollars. The guest is Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. Panelists Emily Lawler, Jonathan Oosting and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Fri. Jun. 12, 8:30pm on WKAR TV and streaming | The guest is Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in a special one-on-one interview with Tim Skubick.

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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The panel discusses civil disobedience in Michigan.  The guest is Sen. Adam Hollier.

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The panel discusses civil disobedience in Michigan and what the government is doing about it. The guest is state senator Adam Hollier of Detroit. Panelists Zoe Clark, Zack Gorchow and Chuck Stokes join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

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