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Anthony Brown

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Anthony Brown

2014 was a year that included the Detroit bankruptcy, wolf hunting, legalized same-sex marriage (briefly), bad roads and a mid-term election.  Michigan Radio's Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry was joined by  It's Just Politics co-hosts Rick Pluta and Zoe Clark, and political analyst Matt Marsden for a fast paced look back at some of the top political issues from 2014, a discussion of the lame duck legislature, and what we might expect in 2015.

Listen to audio from the event below.

Issues & Ale: Michigan Politics Year in Review
Tues, Dec 9, 7:00-8:30 PM

River’s Edge Brewing Co.
125 S Main St, Milford, MI 48381
 

    

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan...in an informal atmosphere.

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a drilling method that pushes water and chemicals into wells to force out oil and gas deposits. Fracking has led to cheaper prices for natural gas and less dependence on foreign sources for energy, but many people have concerns about its environmental impact….from the chemicals and amount of water used in the process, to its impact on ground water and the disposal of fracking waste. Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham hosted this Issues & Ale discussion about the concerns, economics and impact of fracking in the state.

Panelists:

James Clift: Michigan Environmental Council, Policy Director

John Callewaert: University of Michigan, Director of the Graham Institute

Gregory Fogle: Old Mission Energy

Listen to audio from the event below.

Issues & Ale: Fracking in Michigan
Tues, Dec 2, 7:00-8:30 PM
Hop Cat
300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823

Hosted by Lester Graham

Tuesday, November 4
7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Circus Bar
210 S. First, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  Join Michigan Radio and the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy for a special "Issues & Ale" event, as we watch and listen to the election results roll in from across Michigan and the nation.

Cynthia Canty from Michigan Radio’s Stateside show will host the event, and be joined by experts and pundits who will handicap the races, and tell us what the results mean...for our state and the U.S.

You can even test your knowledge and win great prizes by playing election trivia.

Admission is free, and we suggest getting there early to get a good seat.

NPR Presents: Water ±

November 19, 2014, 8 p.m.

The Fillmore Detroit

Click here for tickets

 On November 19th at 8 p.m., Michigan Radio will welcome NPR Presents: Water± to the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit. This live, journalism-based theatrical event explores the world’s delicate and volatile relationship with water.

Directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon, NPR Presents: Water± combines the excitement of live performance with the substance of NPR journalism — compelling stories from NPR coverage interwoven with imagery, information, music and dramatic storytelling by an award-winning cast.

"NPR Presents Water± brings together NPR's journalistic rigor with the artistic and poetic nature of theatrical storytelling, amplifying local stories about water issues that are significant to each region and have a global resonance," said Indira Etwaroo, executive producer and director of NPR Presents.

The show will start an eight-city tour on October 25 in New Orleans. The tour will also visit New York, Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, Cleveland and other cities before coming to Detroit on November 19.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Michigan Radio is teaming up with the Detroit Free Press and Bridge Magazine for a special pre-election Issues & Ale event. Join our It’s Just Politics team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta along with columnists from the Free Press and Bridge Magazine as we take a fun, and fast packed look at prospects for Election 2014....just one week before the November election.

Planned Panelists:

Zoe Clark: Executive Producer, Stateside; Co-host, It's Just Politics

Rick Pluta: Capitol Bureau Chief, Michigan Public Radio Network; Co-host, It's Just Politics

Stephen Henderson: Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press

Nancy Kaffer: Columnist, Detroit Free Press

David Zeman: Editor, Bridge Magazine

John Bebow: President, Center for Michigan

Stop by, have a drink, and join in the discussion. Free admission!

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters (D) and Michigan Attorney General candidate Mark Totten (D) will answer questions from the MLive editorial board during tonight's "Ballot Bash" event in Royal Oak.

Gary Peters is scheduled to appear from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Mark Totten is scheduled from 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.

You can watch the event below:

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder (left), and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer (right).
Gov. Snyder's office, and Schauer campaign.

Watch the only debate in the 2014 Michigan governor's race below.

The one-hour, town-hall-style debate took place between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer last night at 6 p.m.

The forum included an audience of undecided voters asking questions to both candidates and was televised from Wayne State University.

You can watch it below. (If you're having trouble seeing the video below, try this link.)

Or you can listen to the audio here:

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