town halls http://michiganradio.org en Grilling the governor: Snyder faces tough questions during online town hall http://michiganradio.org/post/grilling-governor-snyder-faces-tough-questions-during-online-town-hall <p>Wednesday evening, Michigan&#39;s Governor Rick Snyder hosted an online town hall meeting, soliciting questions via email and social networking sites while responding through a streaming video feed on his Facebook profile.</p><p>Just prior to the event,<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/thousands-questions-submitted-michigan-governor-snyders-online-town-hall">&nbsp;there were over 3,500 questions </a>submitted, including:</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:27:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5881 at http://michiganradio.org Grilling the governor: Snyder faces tough questions during online town hall Michigan Governor Snyder to hold "online town hall" Thursday http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-governor-snyder-hold-online-town-hall-thursday <p>Governor Rick Snyder plans to hold an &quot;online town hall&quot; with Michigan residents a day after giving his second State of the State address.</p><p>The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday.</p><p>It will be streamed live on Facebook on the governor&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/townhall">Rick for </a><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/townhall" target="_blank" title="Gov. Rick Snyder's townhall website">Michigan page.</a></p><p>Residents can submit questions in advance at the state website.</p><p>They can also post questions on the governor&rsquo;s Facebook wall or send a message on Twitter to the governor at @onetoughnerd using the hash tag, #AskGovSnyder.</p><p>Questions also can be submitted through Facebook and Twitter once the town hall meeting has started.</p><p>Snyder will deliver his State of the State address to lawmakers, top administration officials and others at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Capitol. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:22:13 +0000 The Associated Press 5823 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Governor Snyder to hold "online town hall" Thursday Fewer town hall meetings, less face time with lawmakers http://michiganradio.org/post/fewer-town-hall-meetings-less-face-time-lawmakers <p>Town hall meetings give voters the chance to come face to face with the politicians who represent them. Recently, most of Michigan&rsquo;s seventeen U.S. Senate and House members have been steering clear of town hall meetings.</p><p>Instead some Congressional members are turning to tele-town hall meetings where they can talk over the phone with constituents. In these settings people can also send emails or use social media such as Twitter to ask questions or give comments.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-982983.mp3</p><p>In this interview Kathy Barks Hoffman, Lansing Correspondent of the Associated Press says:</p><blockquote><p>I think a lot of Congressional members know that voters are not happy with them, that&#39;s what the polls show, and I think they are a little reluctant to go head to head [with voters].</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:46:58 +0000 Jennifer White & Zoe Clark 3862 at http://michiganradio.org Fewer town hall meetings, less face time with lawmakers