Why is T.J. Bucholz of Vanguard Public Affairs having a hard time calling the event between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump a "debate?" Is this presidential election good for the country? And why are some not trusting the polls? Bucholz and Tom Shields, president of the Marketing Resource Group answers these and other questions.
The Michigan Environmental Council and the environmental group For Love of Water (FLOW) are asking the state today to shutdown Line 5, the light crude pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac, for the winter to prevent an environmental catastrophe if the line should burst when the Straits are iced over. MIRS talks with FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood and MEC's Kate Madigan about this and other issues connected with the pipeline.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson answered questions from the press corps after his question-and answer-type presentation in front of the Detroit Economic Club. During the exchange, Johnson gives his opinion on the Flint water crisis, the auto bailout and his personal belief that he has a 10 percent shot of winning the presidency.
Hillary Clinton needs help getting into a vehicle after a 9-11 ceremony. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters reacts, as does members of the MIRS team. Will revelations by 24th House District candidate Steve Marino's comments about picking up the wedding tab, as lobbyist, for a lawmaker's daughter's wedding impact his race? And MIRS explores a story published Friday on why the Snyder administration has yet to put a price tag on the Flint water crisis.
AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber warned lawmakers that attempting to tackle a repeal of the state's prevailing wage law during the lame duck session will "poke a hole in the hornet's nest the likes of which you've never seen." In this week's podcast, Bieber talks about the state of organized labor in Michigan, Donald Trump's appeal to union members, which Democratic congressional candidate have the best shot at winning Nov. 8, and more.
Why does Donald Trump like Michigan so much? The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to be in Detroit this weekend, his third visit to the Mitten State in a month. The MIRS team gives their take on why he sees Michigan as being important. Also, what was the takeaway from this past weekend's party conventions in Grand Rapids and Lansing? What were the highlights? The lowlights?
And what is on the minds of some of the ticket's top Democrats going into the November election? Ishmael Ahmed, John Austin, Deb Thomas, Brandon Dillon and Ian Conyers are among those with whom we spoke.
Does Mark Schauer wake up every morning feeling relieved he didn't win the 2014 gubernatorial race so he wouldn't have the Flint water crisis to worry about? What does he feel about Donald Trump? Will there be a ballot proposal in 2018 or 2020 to change the state's redistricting law? The former Democratic nominee answers these questions and more.
She doesn't care why you vote for Donald Trump, Michigan Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said in today's podcast that she just hopes that you do. With the MRP being the extent of Trump campaign field operation in Michigan, listen to McDaniel's take on the race and why he's a better alternative than the Democratic nominee
The MIRS team also debates whether Michigan is a battleground state. Is Michigan in play? Was it ever in play?
Also, what does the MIRS team think of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's Facebook post that registered 1,400 likes over the course of a weekend?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his economic policy front in front of more than 1,500 listeners at the Detroit Economic Club. Listen to his speech and the introduction from Trump running mate Mike Pence in its entirety.
Also, Stu Sandler of Grand River Strategies talks about what went right for his candidate, Paul Mitchell, in the 10th Congressional Republican primary and how Jack Bergman was able to claim victory in the 1st Congressional GOP race.