Joe Schwarz http://michiganradio.org en The government shutdown from the perspective of a former Congressman http://michiganradio.org/post/government-shutdown-perspective-former-congressman <p>It&#39;s day two of the government shutdown.</p><p>Joe Schwarz is a former Republican Congressman from southern mid-Michigan. He has been out of office now for about 7 years. He joined us today to give us his perspective on the issue from the outside.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:34:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 14693 at http://michiganradio.org The government shutdown from the perspective of a former Congressman Stateside for Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-october-2nd-2013 <p>Some thirty years after the County Jail Overcrowding Act was passed, Michigan is still dealing with overcrowding emergencies in jails across the state. On today&#39;s show: How do we fix the problem of jails filled to the brim? Do we reduce bonds? Increase rates of early release?</p><p>And, when it comes to scrap metal theft, anything goes, from manhole covers to copper Jesus statues. What can Michigan lawmakers do to crack down on these thefts?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Michigan writer&nbsp;Natalie Burg joined us to talk about her new book. It&#39;s a memoir of her experience living on a Swedish farm.</span></p><p>First on the show, i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t&rsquo;s day two of the government shutdown.</span></p><p>Democratic Congressman Gary Peters joined us today. He represents Michigan&#39;s 14th Congressional district.&nbsp;</p><p>And former Congressman Joe Schwarz joined us to give us his perspective on the issue as well.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:20:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 14695 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 Commentary: Joe Schwarz's decision not to run for Congress http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-joe-schwarzs-decision-not-run-congress <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">For weeks, former Republican Congressman Joe Schwarz seriously considered running for the job again, this time as a Democrat. He talked to me about that several times.</font></font></font></font></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:53:55 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7379 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Joe Schwarz's decision not to run for Congress Commentary: Joe Schwarz, former Republican now Democrat? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-joe-schwarz-former-republican-now-democrat <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Back in the 1990s, if you were in the legislature and wanted to know about higher education in Michigan, you went to see State Senator Joe Schwarz, who understood it best of all.</font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:16:29 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6869 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Joe Schwarz, former Republican now Democrat?