The podcast of the Michigan Freedom Fund.
Fighting for Free and Fair Elections
Election reform is a hot topic, not just in Michigan but across the country. Tony Daunt is joined "In the Trenches" by State Sen. Ruth Johnson, chair of the Senate Elections Committee, and State Rep. Ann Bollin, the chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee to discuss the dangerous rhetoric from the radical Left, the truth about bills under consideration in the legislature, and the dangers of the "For the People Act" being considered by Congress.
Let the Sunshine In!
We wrap up Sunshine Week by going “In the Trenches” with Sen. Ed McBroom, chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, and Rep. Steve Johnson, chair of the House Oversight Committee, to talk about how we can create a more open and transparent government.
Gov. Whitmer's (Mis)State of the State
"Frustration." "Self-congratulatory." "Lacking." Tony Daunt is joined In the Trenches by Lynn Afendoulis, press secretary for Speaker of the Michigan House Jason Wentworth, Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone, and Michigan Rising Action's Executive Director Tori Sachs with their reactions to Gov. Whitmer's (Mis)State of the State.
Hindsight is 2020
Dad jokes aside, how would you describe 2020 in one word? What do we hope to see happen in 2021? Should Jim Harbaugh coach the Wolverines forever? Host Tony Daunt is joined by Greg McNeilly of the Michigan Freedom Fund and Beth DeShone of the Great Lakes Education Project “In the Trenches” to look back at a tumultuous year, and share what they hope to see in 2021.
Rule of Law Restored
We’re back, and so is the Rule of Law! Join Tony Daunt and State Rep. Jason Wentworth “In the Trenches” as they discuss the recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling against the 1945 emergency power law, the state of play in the battleground seats that will determine majority in the State House, and more.
Operation Gridlock Edition, Part 3
For our final “Operation Gridlock” edition of “In the Trenches,” we are joined by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, who shares his thoughts on the pandemic, and the hope for a more nuanced approach that gets Michigan back to work SAFELY. #FreedomIsEssential