Michigan Policast for Monday, June 8, 2020

  In this episode:

  • New polling data with Bernie Porn
  • Opening Michigan one step at a time
  • Jack Ebling on the outlook for college football
  • Racism, BLM, and Trump
  • State Rep Sarah Anthony on systemic racism and the Black Agenda
  • Political notes – UI fraud, vote-by-mail, Title IX
  • John James says what?
  • We <3 Kelly Rossman-McKinney
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, June 1, 2020

  In this episode:

  • American racism: Systemic, just not codified
  • Opening Michigan’s economy the right way
  • Trouble ahead for the Michigan budget
  • Shirkey, Trump, and GOP: distractions, fake controversies, gish gallop, amplification
  • Chris Gautz of Michigan Dept of Corrections on pandemic management in Michigan’s Prisons
  • Political notes: voting by Mail, Fair and Equal Michigan ballot initiative, Gary Peters’ latest work
  • The world is on fire. Here’s what John James has to say.
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, May 25, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Trump comes to Michigan and fights with everyone
  • Amy Kerr Hardin on the opening of Traverse City and “up north”
  • Latest polling – good news for Whitmer and team, bad news for Trump and GOP
  • Riley Beggin on the GOP lawsuit, Edenville Dam
  • Jeff Timmer on the 2020 elections, and a post-Trump Republican party
  • John James and the Trump agenda: he’s all for it, he understands it, and he’s going to implement it …
  • Voting by mail and the VoteSafe project
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, May 18, 2020

  In this episode:

  • The COVID rally’s soggy sequel
  • Trump’s weak pandemic response
  • Trouble ahead for Michigan’s budget
  • Governor Whitmer settles the right to literacy case
  • Elections, elections
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, May 11, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Michigan Safe Start Plan to open the economy, Republican lawsuit
  • President of SBAM, former LG Brian Calley on the state of small business in Michigan
  • Guns in the Capitol Building? It doesn’t have to be that way.
  • Eric Schneidewind on Trump’s attack on the Affordable Care Act
  • Virtual campaigning, The Lincoln Project
  • This week in John James
  • Big Gretch
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, May 4, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Michiganders back Whitmer, Republicans sue
  • Protesters, defacto terrorists, and Republicans in the legislature
  • House Minority Leader Christine Greig on legislating through the pandemic
  • Chad Livengood on the growing economic crisis in Michigan
  • Municipalities expected to lose millions as university events are canceled
  • The latest in our upcoming elections
  • Final thoughts
  • Transcript

Note: we recognize that words like terrorist, assault rifle, and brandishing have specific legal definitions that are different from how these words are commonly used by people outside of the Open Carry movement. This means that the people in featured image for this episode were not technically terrorists and they were not brandishing assault rifles. This distinction in law allows them to avoid penalty while enjoying the benefits of intimidating the people around them. These people are defacto terrorists because that’s what they are in fact, if not in law.

Nobody cares about the distinction between a hebophile and a pedophile, and nobody cares about the distinction between domestic terrorists and the people in this picture. ~cb

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Michigan Policast for Monday, April 27, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Surprise! Trump has inappropriate relations with China
  • Gov Whitmer extends shelter-in-place but eases restrictions
  • Polling on the handling of the pandemic
  • Oversight and political hackery
  • Jonathan Oosting on the court ruling on the petitions for candidates
  • Literacy is a right! The students in the “right to read” case have legal standing
  • Jon Hoadley on COVID-19, voting by mail, Mitch McConnell’s bad attitude, and GOP economics
  • Campaign cash and more polls
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, April 20, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Congratulations Riley Beggin – Young Journalist of the Year
  • Selfish, ignorant, Typhoid MAGAs surround the capitol building in Trump – COVID rally
  • Elissa Slotkin – Buy American, save lives
  • Trevor Thomas of Fair and Equal Michigan on gathering electronic signatures for ballot drive
  • Nancy Wang of Voters Not Politicians on redistricting, voting by mail, and the 2020 Census
  • There’s still a Presidential campaign going on …

Cover photo: Newsweek Cover, April 17 2020

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Michigan Policast for Monday, April 13, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Governor Whitmer extends stay-home order
  • Shirkey, Chatfield, and the Chamber push back on expanded restrictions
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities highlighted by COVID-19
  • Interview: VP for Public Health at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Dr. Dean Sienko
  • Biden’s VP: The field is wide-open but he has his favorites
  • Voting by mail
  • Interview: VP of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, Chris Swope
  • Transcript

Cover photo: A group of volunteers prepares to go door-to-door to help people afflicted with Spanish Flu in Brisbane in 1919

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Michigan Policast for Monday, April 6, 2020

  In this episode:

  • The woman from Michigan
  • Sen Curtis Hertel Jr on COVID-19, elections, and the future of Michigan
  • Quick takes
  • Sam Inglot with polling data from Progress Michigan and Public Policy Polling
  • Transcript

 

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