Michigan Policast for Monday, March 15, 2021

  In this episode:

  • Pandemic updates: power grabs, recovery, imaginary horribles
  • Marianne Udow-Phillips on Michigan's COVID response and nursing homes
  • Professor Mark Wilson on the pandemic-driven transformation of America
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

Cover:  Mike Shirkey just doesn't understand why the Governor doesn't trust that everyone will do the right thing … Torch Lake, July 4, 2020

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 8, 2021

  In this episode:

  • COVID-19 and vaccine updates
  • Michigan election audit, Trump/Shirkey's Big Lie
  • Sam Inglott of Progress Michigan on transparency reform
  • Political notes
  • Remembering Frank Kelley
  • Transcript – on the way

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 1, 2021

  In this episode:

  • COVID updates – schools, vaccines, the latest polls
  • Healthcare legislation in the Michigan House
  • 11 days of Chatfield, equality moves forward
  • Interview – Erin Knott, Executive Director, Equality Michigan
  • Interview – State Representative David LaGrand on transparency in Michigan
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 22, 2021

  In this episode:

  • The American Rescue Plan, vaccines, and Biden's economic agenda
  • Doug Pratt of the Michigan Education Association
  • Mike Shirkey and the Big Lie
  • Jonathan Oosting from Bridge Magazine
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 15, 2021

  In this episode:

  • COVID-19 updates
  • Sen Mike Shirkey. What a mess.
  • Federal & state budgets
  • Nancy Wang with Voters Not Politicians
  • Michigan and the Trump impeachment
  • Michigan Q-GOP infighting
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

Cover:  April 30, 2020, armed protest at the Capitol Building in Lansing

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 8, 2021

  In this episode:

  • COVID-19 numbers, sports, vaccinations
  • COVID-19 and partisan games
  • Mike Wilkinson of Bridge Magazine on fact-checking left vs right claims on COVID-19
  • Michigan Republican Party MAGA meltdown
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

 

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 1, 2021

  In this episode:

  • Governor Whitmer State of the State
  • COVID-19 updates
  • Charlotte Jameson of Michigan Environmental Council on the Line 5 tunnel
  • Jennifer Granholm confirmation hearing
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

Featured image:  Enbridge Line 6B ruptured near the Kalamazoo River in July 2010, causing one of the largest inland oil spills in US history. (Image courtesy of NRDC.).  Inset:  Enbridge is still cleaning up three years after Kalamazoo River oil spill

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 25, 2021

  In this episode:

  • Presidential Inauguration
  • Federal and state action on COVID-19
  • Senator Stabenow on the new federal alignment and what it means for Michigan
  • Bad Republicans who keep getting worse
  • Michigan AG Dana Nessel on the Flint water settlement
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

 

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 18, 2021

  In this episode:

  • Flint Water Crisis – updates
  • COVID-19 updates
  • Representative Angela Witwer on food insecurity
  • Trump's 2nd impeachment
  • Danger in Lansing | Boogaloos, MSP, and a weak John Truscott
  • Political notes
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 11, 2021

  In this episode:

  • Our predictions woop woop
  • Guns, bombs, and safety in the Lansing Capitol Bld
  • Michigan and the Trump / Maddock insurrection
  • Current state of US national security
  • Stochastic terrorism, gaslighting, and de-platforming Donald Trump
  • COVID-19 updates
  • Mayor Andy Schor on the financial consequences of COVID
  • Political notes + Birthday conversation with Frank Kelley (2007)
  • Transcript – Coming soon !!

 

Cover image:  Rep Dan Kildee and his Chief of Staff Mitch Rivard are safe after the assault on the Capitol.  Link in show notes.

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