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Walt Sorg, Amy Kerr Hardin, and Christine Barry meet each week to discuss Michigan politics from a progressive point of view. Shows feature original work by Amy Kerr Hardin from Democracy Tree as well as many well known public servants and civic leaders.

Michigan Policast Walt Sorg, Amy Kerr Hardin, Christine Barry

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    • 3.2, 11 Ratings

Walt Sorg, Amy Kerr Hardin, and Christine Barry meet each week to discuss Michigan politics from a progressive point of view. Shows feature original work by Amy Kerr Hardin from Democracy Tree as well as many well known public servants and civic leaders.

    Trump v Michigan, downstaters not welcome, latest polling good for Dems. Riley Beggin and Jeff Timmer join us.

    Trump v Michigan, downstaters not welcome, latest polling good for Dems. Riley Beggin and Jeff Timmer join us.

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 25, 2020

      In this episode:











    * Trump comes to Michigan and fights with everyone

    * Amy Kerr Hardin on the opening of Traverse City and “up north”

    * Latest polling – good news for Whitmer and team, bad news for Trump and GOP

    * Riley Beggin on the GOP lawsuit, Edenville Dam

    * Jeff Timmer on the 2020 elections, and a post-Trump Republican party

    * John James and the Trump agenda: he’s all for it, he understands it, and he’s going to implement it …

    * Voting by mail and the VoteSafe project

    * Transcript









    * @rbeggin

    * @jefftimmer

    * @ProjectLincoln

    * @RepRabhi

    * @GovWhitmer

    * @MiAttyGen

    * @DanaNessel

    * @MichSoS

    * @JocelynBenson

    * @VoteSafe











     



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    * Segment one: Trump comes to Michigan and fights with everyone

    * Segment two: Amy Kerr Hardin on the opening of Traverse City and “up north”

    * Segment three: Latest polling – good news for Whitmer and team, bad news for Trump and GOP

    * Segment four: Riley Beggin on the GOP lawsuit, Edenville Dam

    * Segment five: Jeff Timmer on the 2020 elections, and a post-Trump Republican party

    * Segment six: John James and the Trump agenda: he’s all for it, he understands it, and he’s going to implement it …

    * Segment seven: Voting by mail and the VoteSafe project

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Trump comes to Michigan and fights with everyone





    * Michigan attorney general warns Ford over letting Trump go maskless – CNNPolitics

    * Trump threatens Michigan funding over Jocelyn Benson absentee application plan | Bridge Magazine

    * Nessel Letter to Trump

    * Trump tried to troll Michigan’s Secretary of State on voting laws. It didn’t end well for him.

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    Protests, Trump, and elections. Whitmer affirms right to literacy with lawsuit settlement.

    Protests, Trump, and elections. Whitmer affirms right to literacy with lawsuit settlement.

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 18, 2020

      In this episode:











    * The COVID rally’s soggy sequel

    * Trump’s weak pandemic response

    * Trouble ahead for Michigan’s budget

    * Governor Whitmer settles the right to literacy case

    * Elections, elections

    * Transcript









    * @BarackObama

    * @RepSlotkin

    * @RickABright

    * @RepTimRyan

    * @TomPerez

    * @SenGaryPeters

    * @SenStabenow











     



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    * Segment one: The COVID rally’s soggy sequel

    * Segment two: Trump’s weak pandemic response

    * Segment three: Trouble ahead for Michigan’s budget

    * Segment four: Governor Whitmer settles the right to literacy case

    * Segment five: Elections, elections

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    The COVID rally’s soggy sequel



    * To protesters threatening violence: be brave, like my friend, Jan.

    * Slotkin Statement on Today’s Protests in Lansing | Representative Elissa Slotkin

    * Anti-vaccine and conspiracy activists tied to Lansing coronavirus protests | Bridge Magazine

    * Special panel formed to study Capitol gun ban; meeting draws threats

    * Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters

    * MICHIGAN CLOSES DOWN CAPITOL IN FACE OF DEATH THREATS FROM ARMED PROTESTERS AGAINST GOV. WHITMER





    Without support by the GOP legislature and the unified mission of intimidating legislators, this Lansing protest is eating itself. Love to see it. https://t.co/MeAUb20jaO

    — Dave Wagner (@Dbwagner104) May 14, 2020





    My friend Jan is a Republican, and doesn’t agree with some of our governor’s executive orders.

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    MI economy, guns at the Capitol, virtual campaigning. Brian Calley and Eric Schneidewind join us.

    MI economy, guns at the Capitol, virtual campaigning. Brian Calley and Eric Schneidewind join us.

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 11, 2020

      In this episode:











    * Michigan Safe Start Plan to open the economy, Republican lawsuit

    * President of SBAM, former LG Brian Calley on the state of small business in Michigan

    * Guns in the Capitol Building? It doesn’t have to be that way.

    * Eric Schneidewind on Trump’s attack on the Affordable Care Act

    * Virtual campaigning, The Lincoln Project

    * This week in John James

    * Big Gretch

    * Transcript









    * @GovWhitmer

    * @MiAttyGen

    * @ProjectLincoln

    * @JohnJamesReveal

    * @DrBiden

    * @JoeBiden

    * @briancalley

    * @GmacCash











     



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    * Segment one: Michigan Safe Start Plan to open the economy, Republican lawsuit

    * Segment two: President of SBAM, Former LG Brian Calley on the state of small business in Michigan

    * Segment three: Guns in the Capitol Building? It doesn’t have to be that way.

    * Segment four: Eric Schneidewind on Trump’s attack on the Affordable Care Act

    * Segment five: Virtual campaigning, The Lincoln Project

    * Segment six: This week in John James

    * Segment seven: Big Gretch

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Michigan Safe Start Plan to open the economy, Republican lawsuit



    * Whitmer – Governor Whitmer Details Six Phases of Her MI Safe Start Plan

    * Michigan restaurants give Gretchen Whitmer a roadmap for opening May 29 | Bridge Magazine

    * Michigan restaurants to Gov. Whitmer: We want to reopen May 29 – mlive.com

    * Report: State tax revenue in April down 43% from last year

    * Michigan’s CARES Act aid ranks near bottom when rated by COVID-19 cases

    * What’s ...

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    Armed protesters, unemployment, the economy, and the latest polls. Guests Chad Livengood and Christine Greig

    Armed protesters, unemployment, the economy, and the latest polls. Guests Chad Livengood and Christine Greig

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 4, 2020

      In this episode:











    * Michiganders back Whitmer, Republicans sue

    * Protesters, defacto terrorists, and Republicans in the legislature

    * House Minority Leader Christine Greig on legislating through the pandemic

    * Chad Livengood on the growing economic crisis in Michigan

    * Municipalities expected to lose millions as university events are canceled

    * The latest in our upcoming elections

    * Final thoughts

    * Transcript









    * @ChadLivengood

    * @ChrisGreigMI37

    * @JohnJamesReveal

    * @SenGaryPeters

    * @AEGEconGroup

    * @GovWhitmer

    * @ProgressMich

    * @ppppolls











    Note: we recognize that words like terrorist, assault rifle, and brandishing have specific legal definitions that are different from how these words are commonly used by people outside of the Open Carry movement. This means that the people in featured image for this episode were not technically terrorists and they were not brandishing assault rifles. This distinction in law allows them to avoid penalty while enjoying the benefits of intimidating the people around them. These people are defacto terrorists because that’s what they are in fact, if not in law.

    Nobody cares about the distinction between a hebophile and a pedophile, and nobody cares about the distinction between domestic terrorists and the people in this picture. ~cb



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    * Segment one: Michiganders back Whitmer, Republicans sue

    * Segment two: Protesters, defacto terrorists, and Republicans in the legislature

    * Segment three: House Minority Leader Christine Greig on legislating through the pandemic

    * Segment four: Chad Livengood on the growing economic crisis in Michigan

    * Segment five: Municipalities expected to lose millions as university events are canceled

    * Segment six: The latest in our upcoming elections

    * Segment seven: Final thoughts

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Michiganders back Whitmer, Republicans sue



    * Public Policy Polling – Michigan Lake Effect (Progress MI)

    * GOP-led Senate pushes Whitmer to change hospital, essential worker orders ⋆ Michigan Advance

    * Michigan Republicans vote to sue Gov.

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    Shelter-in-place extended, polls look good for Dems, and literacy is a right! Jon Hoadley and Jonathan Oosting join us.

    Shelter-in-place extended, polls look good for Dems, and literacy is a right! Jon Hoadley and Jonathan Oosting join us.

    Michigan Policast for Monday, April 27, 2020

      In this episode:











    * Surprise! Trump has inappropriate relations with China

    * Gov Whitmer extends shelter-in-place but eases restrictions

    * Polling on the handling of the pandemic

    * Oversight and political hackery

    * Jonathan Oosting on the court ruling on the petitions for candidates

    * Literacy is a right! The students in the “right to read” case have legal standing

    * Jon Hoadley on COVID-19, voting by mail, Mitch McConnell’s bad attitude, and GOP economics

    * Campaign cash and more polls

    * Transcript









    * @CurtisHertelJr

    * @jonhoadley

    * @GovWhitmer

    * @miattygen

    * @DetroitChamber

    * @HaleyLive

    * @jonathanoosting











     



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    * Segment one: Surprise! Trump has inappropriate relations with China

    * Segment two: Gov Whitmer extends shelter-in-place but eases restrictions

    * Segment three: Polling on the handling of the pandemic

    * Segment four: Oversight and political hackery

    * Segment five: Jonathan Oosting on the court ruling on the petitions for candidates

    * Segment six: Literacy is a right! The students in the “right to read” case have legal standing

    * Segment seven: Jon Hoadley on COVID-19, voting by mail, Mitch McConnell’s bad attitude, and GOP economics

    * Segment eight: Campaign cash and more polls

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Surprise! Trump has inappropriate relations with China



    * Trump owed tens of millions to Bank of China

    * Trump’s Empire: A Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties

    * How Trump fused his business empire to the presidency



    Trump’s recent criticisms of China have been muddied by his own mixed messaging as well as by his numerous financial ties to the country. Those connections extend far beyond the Avenue of the Americas loan: Chinese state-owned companies are constructing two luxury Trump developments in United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. The president and his daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser, have been awarded trademarks by China’s government. And his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has courted Chinese investors in at least one other real estate deal. ~Source

     



    Whoa, whoa!!! This is why there is an emoluments clause. Presidents cannot have financial interests dependent on foreign govts. https://t.

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    Typhoid MAGA’s COVID rally, electronic petition signatures, voting by mail. Trevor Thomas and Nancy Wang are guests

    Typhoid MAGA’s COVID rally, electronic petition signatures, voting by mail. Trevor Thomas and Nancy Wang are guests

    Michigan Policast for Monday, April 20, 2020

      In this episode:











    * Congratulations Riley Beggin – Young Journalist of the Year

    * Selfish, ignorant, Typhoid MAGAs surround the capitol building in Trump – COVID rally

    * Elissa Slotkin – Buy American, save lives

    * Trevor Thomas of Fair and Equal Michigan on gathering electronic signatures for ballot drive

    * Nancy Wang of Voters Not Politicians on redistricting, voting by mail, and the 2020 Census

    * There’s still a Presidential campaign going on …









    * @rbeggin

    * @BridgeMichigan

    * @TrevorThomasMI

    * @FairandEqualMI

    * @RepSlotkin

    * @notpoliticians

    * @uscensusbureau

    * @justinamash











    Cover photo: Newsweek Cover, April 17 2020



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    * Segment one: Congratulations Riley Beggin – Young Journalist of the Year

    * Segment two: Selfish, ignorant, Typhoid MAGAs surround the capitol building in Trump – COVID rally

    * Segment three: Elissa Slotkin – Buy American, save lives

    * Segment four: Trevor Thomas of Fair and Equal Michigan on gathering electronic signatures for ballot drive

    * Segment five: Nancy Wang of Voters Not Politicians on redistricting, voting by mail, and the 2020 Census

    * Segment six: There’s still a Presidential campaign going on …



    Congratulations Riley Beggin – Young Journalist of the Year





    * Bridge Capitol reporter Riley Beggin named Young Journalist of the Year

    * Riley Beggin page on Bridge Magazine

    * SPJ Detroit announces Journalist & Young Journalist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards & scholarship winners

    * Riley Beggin Journalist – personal site



    Work that garnered Beggin the award included:



    * “Poisoned Michigan,” an in-depth examination of Michigan’s handling of the PFAS environmental crisis and a similar disaster in the 1970s. Beggin co-authored the project with Jim Malewitz, and a href="https://www.

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