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.

Feb. 26, 2021 - Nancy Wang | OFF THE RECORD

Feb 26, 2021

The panel discusses relaxing COVID restrictions on businesses. The guest is Nancy Wang.

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The panel discusses the possibility of the governor relaxing COVID restrictions on businesses. The guest is Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, Nancy Wang. Panelists Lauren Gibbons, Rick Albin and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.  

Feb. 19, 2021 - Robert McCann| OFF THE RECORD

Feb 19, 2021

The panel discusses no deal on spending COVID money. The guest is Robert McCann.

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The panel discusses federal COVID money.  It's been over three weeks and still no deal on spending $5 billion dollars in federal aid. The guest is Robert McCann from the K-12 Alliance of Michigan. Panelists Emily Lawler, Chad Livengood and Eric Lloyd join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.  

The panel discusses COVID dollars, trouble for Shirkey. The guest is Rep. Tyrone Carter.

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The panel discusses the impasse on spending federal COVID money and trouble for Sen. Mike Shirkey over recent comments. The guest is a senior democratic member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tyrone Carter. Panelists Cheyna Roth, Riley Beggin and Bill Ballenger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

Feb. 5, 2021 - Peter Ruddell | OTR OVERTIME

Feb 5, 2021

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The panel discusses the resumption of indoor contact sports in high school. The guest is Peter Ruddell.

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The panel discusses the resumption of indoor contact sports in high school. The guest is Let Them Play attorney Peter Ruddell. Panelists Emily Lawler, Abigail Censky and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

The panel discusses State of the State reactions. The guest is Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr.

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The panel discusses the communication problem between the governor and GOP leaders.  The guest is Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. Panelists Kyle Melinn, Lauren Gibbons 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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The panel discusses the gov's COVID recovery package. The guest is Rep. Graham Filler.

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The panel discusses if the governor will get GOP support for her COVID recovery package.  The guest is Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Graham Filler. Panelists Chuck Stokes, Zoe Clark and Jonathan Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

Michigan State of the State 2021

Jan 22, 2021
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Wed. Jan. 27, 2021  | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lays out her new legislative year agenda for 2021. WATCH HERE NOW

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