Nov. 28, 2012: Tony and I discuss the regional transit authority’s passage in the state senate, the fiscal cliff, and the reopening of the Historical Museum in Detroit.
Aug. 22, 2012 Tony and I discuss the chances that Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson could lose to challenger Kevin Howley, and also debate the impact of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s spectacular gaffe on Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency.
Aug. 8, 2012: Election day was a fiasco, thanks to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s confusing and arbitrary rule setting. Tony Trupiano and I talk about what happened, and what might need to be done to prevent a repeat in November.
Aug. 1, 2012: Tony Trupiano and I talk about the idea of the Detroit consent agreement and what it might mean for the future of Belle Isle, and look back on 25 years of the Detroit People Mover, and wonder whether it will ever fulfill its original promise.
July 25, 2012: Tony Trupiano and I talk about the bizarre right-wing notion that President Barack Obama is somehow a socialist, noting all of the center-left and even conservative ideas he has incorporated into his first four years in the White House.
July 18, 2012: Tony Trupiano and I talk about the hijinx of Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger and Grand Rapids Rep. Roy Schmidt. And we go over the endorsement process for candidates at the Detroit Free Press.
Podcast for July 11, 2012: Tony and I talk about U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter’s decision to call it quits, forcing an expensive special election to fill his seat; Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano’s growing pension troubles; and City of Detroit lawyer Crystal Crittendon’s continued insanity.
Podcast for June 27, 2012: Tony Trupiano and I talk about Detroit firefighters and the city’s fireworks, and the Supreme Court’s health care and juvenile lifer rulings.
Podcast for June 13, 2012: Tony Trupiano and I talk about the consent agreement in Detroit, and the likelihood that it will be scuttled by the city lawyer’s lawsuit.