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Michigan politics and policy from a progressive point of view. Guests include elected leaders and subject matter experts on law, finance, public health, education, elections, justice, equality, and more. New show every Monday. Named one of the best political podcasts in Michigan. Walt Sorg and Christine Barry host.

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Michigan politics and policy from a progressive point of view. Guests include elected leaders and subject matter experts on law, finance, public health, education, elections, justice, equality, and more. New show every Monday. Named one of the best political podcasts in Michigan. Walt Sorg and Christine Barry host.

    Voter suppression, Julie Brixie on vaccine passports, Craig Mauger on transparency and money

    Voter suppression, Julie Brixie on vaccine passports, Craig Mauger on transparency and money

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 10, 2021



    * GOP voter suppression – The Big Lie never ends

    * COVID-19 – Vaccination and benchmark updates

    * Julie Brixie on the Republican fear of imaginary vaccine passports

    * Personal data protection

    * Following the money with Craig Mauger

    * Governor Whitmer: More criticism and a new opponent

    * Political notes

    * Transcript





    Folks to follow on Twitter:



    * @CraigDMauger

    * @juliebrixie

    * @MISenDems

    * @ChadLivengood

    * @AbdulElSayed

    * @jefftimmer

    * @LtGovGilchrist

    * @markbrewerdems

    * @arepublicpodca1



    Jump to a topic:



    * Segment one: GOP voter suppression – The Big Lie never ends

    * Segment two: COVID-19 – Vaccination and benchmark updates

    * Segment three: Julie Brixie on the Republican fear of imaginary vaccine passports

    * Segment four: Personal data protection

    * Segment five: Following the money with Craig Mauger

    * Segment six: Governor Whitmer: More criticism and a new opponent

    * Segment seven: Political notes

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    GOP voter suppression – The Big Lie never ends



    * Michigan has 1,100 voter drop boxes. GOP plan would lock them early. | Bridge Michigan

    * Benson: GOP bill would criminalize officials' election Twitter posts

    * Criminalizing Election Info Tweets – Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis

    * Michigan GOP relaxes ballot drop box reform. Critics say plan is still unfair | Bridge Michigan

    * Trump misleads on Michigan election, pressures state Senate

    * Observers report ballots and laptop computers have been left unattended in Arizona recount, according to secretary of state – The Washington Post

    * a href="https://apnews.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    COVID updates, GQP voter suppression. Matt Grossman on midterms, reapportionment, and MSU’s MPLP

    COVID updates, GQP voter suppression. Matt Grossman on midterms, reapportionment, and MSU’s MPLP

    Michigan Policast for Monday, May 3, 2021



    * COVID infection rates, racial disparities

    * The census and Congressional reapportionment

    * Matt Grossman of MSU IPPSR

    * More Republican voter suppression

    * Political notes

    * Transcript





    Folks to follow on Twitter:



    * @IPPSR

    * @mattgrossmann

    * @MSU_poli_sci

    * @MDHHS_CME

    * @RepSabo92

    * @uscensusbureau

    * @LtGovGilchrist

    * @jefftimmer

    * @arepublicpodca1



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    * Segment one: COVID-19 infection rates, racial disparities

    * Segment two: The census and Congressional reapportionment

    * Segment three: Matt Grossman of MSU IPPSR

    * Segment four: More Republican voter suppression

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    COVID-19 infection rates, racial disparities



    * Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer links easing COVID rules to vaccines | Bridge Michigan

    * Whitmer – Governor Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get ‘MI Vacc to Normal'

    * 100 U.S. Colleges Will Require Vaccinations for Fall Enrollment – The New York Times

    * U-M students need COVID-19 vaccination to live on campus this fall

    * Michigan’s Covid Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients – The New York Times

    * Indefinite COVID-19 workplace rules face pushback in Michigan

    * Anthony Bill Would Enhance Penalties for Convicted Domestic Terrorists in Michigan

    * Good Neighbor program: $50 for taking Detroiter for COVID-19 vaccine

    * a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/04/27/west-virginia-vaccine-savings-bonds/?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    COVID-19, new clean energy initiatives, gridlock over Unlock Michigan, polls look good for Biden

    COVID-19, new clean energy initiatives, gridlock over Unlock Michigan, polls look good for Biden

    Michigan Policast for Monday, April 26, 2021



    * Michigan COVID-19 updates – Vaccines, infections, politics

    * Voter suppression – absentee ballots, ballot boxes, sleazy petition initiatives

    * Political notes

    * Transcript





    Folks to follow on Twitter:



    * @MeidasTouch

    * @jefftimmer

    * @markbrewerdems

    * @JocelynBenson

    * @MayorMikeDuggan

    * @BarbByrum

    * @arepublicpodca1



    Jump to a topic:



    * Segment one: Michigan COVID-19 updates – Vaccines, infections, politics

    * Segment two: Voter suppression – absentee ballots, ballot boxes, sleazy petition initiatives

    * Segment three: Political notes

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Michigan COVID-19 updates – Vaccines, infections, politics



    * Bridge Michigan coronavirus dashboard

    * Expert who spoke to Whitmer: Michigan losing race to COVID-19

    * Michigan lawmakers subpoena ex-health department head Robert Gordon

    * Michigan Legislature spent more than $690K on confidential settlements in recent years

    * Data shows Whitmer's COVID-19 restrictions worked: How Michigan compared to nearby states

    * Lansing schools cancel in-person learning for rest of year

    * In Ypsilanti, one bus driver’s COVID case closes school for 2,000 students | Bridge Michigan

    * A Normal Summer Depends on These Key Republican Vaccine Holdouts

    * Detroit tries to catch up in COVID vaccination rates, especially for younger residents ⋆ Michigan Advance

    * a href="https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,

    • 52 min
    COVID-19, voter suppression, obstruction. Curtis Hertel Jr on gridlock in the Michigan Legislature

    COVID-19, voter suppression, obstruction. Curtis Hertel Jr on gridlock in the Michigan Legislature

      Michigan Policast for Monday, April 19, 2021



    * Michigan COVID-19 updates

    * Voter suppression in Michigan

    * American Jobs Plan and Senator Curtis Hertel on federal funds waiting on Michigan

    * Political notes

    * Transcript









    * @CurtisHertelJr

    * @MonaHannaA

    * @TeenaTchopra

    * @JocelynBenson

    * @arepublicpodca1













    Cover photo tooootally stolen from this tweet by Samantha Steckloff.



    Jump to:



    * Segment one: Michigan COVID-19 updates

    * Segment two: Voter suppression in Michigan

    * Segment three: American Jobs Plan and Senator Curtis Hertel on federal funds waiting on Michigan

    * Segment four: Political notes

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    Michigan COVID-19 updates

    “This variant seems to me like a whole new pandemic because it is more virulent, it is highly contagious and it causes serious illness,” said Dr. Teena Chopra, a professor of Infectious diseases at Detroit's Wayne State University Medical School. ~Source



    * ‘A mask shouldn’t have a political party,’ says GOP leader who thinks he caught COVID-19 at Republican meeting – mlive.com

    * Michigan hospitals near COVID capacity as expert warns of ‘new pandemic'

    * CDC Identifies Small Group of Covid-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients – WSJ

    * Blood Clots More Likely After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds – WSJ

    * Bridge Michigan coronavirus dashboard

    * MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

    * West Michigan Republicans test positive for COVID-19 after meeting in Portage

    * a href="https://www.detroitnews.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GOP voter suppression, Biden’s agenda, Connie Cook and Sandy Sorini-Elser of VNP

    GOP voter suppression, Biden’s agenda, Connie Cook and Sandy Sorini-Elser of VNP

      Michigan Policast for Monday, April 12, 2021



    * COVID-19 updates: cases, hospitalizations, and vaccines

    * Voter suppression

    * Connie Cook and Sandy Sorini-Elser of VNP on redistricting and Communities of Interest

    * Biden's bold agenda to heal America – guns, infrastructure, energy, and more

    * Political notes

    * Transcript









    * @notpoliticians

    * @RedistrictingMI

    * @Michiganrebels1

    * @LtGovGilchrist

    * @darrincamilleri

    * @stateinnovation













    Jump to:



    * Segment one: COVID-19 updates: cases, hospitalizations, and vaccines

    * Segment two: Voter suppression

    * Segment three: Connie Cook and Sandy Sorini-Elser of VNP on redistricting and Communities of Interest

    * Segment four: Political notes

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    COVID-19 updates: cases, hospitalizations, and vaccines



    * Members of Congress urge White House to surge vaccines to Michigan

    * Whitmer asks diners not to eat indoors at restaurants for 2 weeks

    * UM isn’t only Michigan hospital system canceling procedures over COVID

    * Michigan lawmakers seek to win over skeptics in race to vaccinate

    * States delay ordering all the vaccine doses available to them despite outbreaks – The Washington Post

    * Michigan gears up for the next COVID-19 fight: vaccine passports | Bridge Michigan

    * Detroit’s Covid-19 Vaccination Efforts Lag Behind as Infections Surge Again in Michigan – WSJ

    * Bridge Michigan coronavirus dashboard

    * As COV...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    COVID updates, GOP voter suppression, Dr Charles Ballard on infrastructure and The American Jobs Plan

    COVID updates, GOP voter suppression, Dr Charles Ballard on infrastructure and The American Jobs Plan

    Michigan Policast for Monday, April 5, 2021

      In this episode:











    * COVID-19 updates

    * Dr Charles Ballard on Biden's infrastructure plan

    * Voter suppression, the GOP, and the new Jim Crow

    * Political notes

    * Transcript









    * @IPPSR

    * @CDCDirector

    * @SecGranholm

    * @MDHHS_Director

    * @MIHospitalAssoc











     



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    * Segment one: COVID-19 updates

    * Segment two: Dr Charles Ballard on Biden's infrastructure plan

    * Segment three: Voter suppression, the GOP, and the new Jim Crow

    * Segment four: Political notes

    * Transcript

    * Comments



    COVID-19 updates



    * Opinion | Here’s why Michigan’s covid spike is so scary – The Washington Post — @AbdulElSayed

    * COVID outbreaks jump 20 percent in Michigan schools. More closures ahead? | Bridge Michigan

    * Whitmer is holding off for now on Michigan COVID limits. Here’s why. | Bridge Michigan

    * Emails reveal Michigan health officials had more cautious restaurant plan

    * Bridge Michigan coronavirus dashboard

    * A new variant is identified in Michigan, underscoring concerns about what’s driving the new COVID surge

    * The Return to Normal: Views on the Pandemic – Morning Consult

    * Stabenow, Tlaib highlight need for more behavioral health clinics amid COVID-19 pandemic

    * Gallup Poll: Satisfaction With U.S. Vaccine Rollout Surges to 68%

    * NPR/Marist Poll – Mar...

    • 1 hr 8 min

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