MiWeek 10/12/12

Dec. 28, 2012: Last show of the year! Christy, Nolan and I indulge a roundup of 2012, and a look ahead to what to expect in 2013.
Nov. 9, 2012: Wrap-up time on election 2012. Will the Republicans be able to bounce back? And just how badly did they get beaten?

Nov. 2, 2012: Christy McDonald is out sick, so I sit in the big chair as host as Nolan Finley and I talk presidential politics. The Free Press’ Nancy Kaffer joins in to discuss polling, local ballot initiatives and the merger of two local hospitals.

Oct. 12, 2012: Recap of VP debate, and #StephenvsNolan Twitter debate, round 2. Plus – what’s up with Thaddeus McCotter and who decided to make an Oakland County ad dissing Detroit?

Oct. 5, 2012: Wrap up of #StephenvsNolan debate about the debates, and talk about Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

Sept. 14, 2012: Everyone’s back in the studio for the first time in three weeks, so we get right to business with the presidential primary and Obama’s growing lead, then turn to the flap over a proposed state lease of Belle Isle.

Sept. 7, 2012: With Nolan on the road this week in Charlotte, Christy and I talk with him via Skype, for the second week in a row, this time about the Democratic National Convention. The speeches, the platform, the record, we get into it all. Also, Free Press reporter Jim Schaefer joins us to discuss the upcoming Kilpatrick trial.

Aug 31, 2012: With Nolan on the road at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Christy and I talk with him via Skype about the speeches and the platform, and whether Mitt Romney will get a big enough bounce. We also talk city demolition with Karla Henderson, and welcome Bill Johnson for a segment about the opening of schools.

Aug. 24, 2012: With Christy on vacation, Nolan Finley takes the reins of MiWeek and WDET’s Craig Fahle sits in to discuss the upcoming Republican National Convention, the ballot petitions that are still fighting to see the November election and what the polls say about Romney and Obama heading into the fall.

Aug. 17, 2012: Who are the state Board of Canvassers and what do they do? And why is there such flap this election year about how they decide which ballot petitions pass muster? Plus, we talk Detroit school board and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
Aug. 10, 2012: So what’s going on with the limbo surrounding Michigan’s emergency manager law? We talk with Nancy Kaffer from Crain’s Detroit Business about it. And the primary election has produced some interesting results and set up great fall matches. It’s a week where we could talk for hours!
Aug. 3, 2012: Why is there such controversy over the state coming in to help manage and maintain Belle Isle? Why does known liar Kwame Kilpatrick continue to get access to the public airwaves, courtesy of journalists? And how will the Aug. 7 primary races shake out? Nolan, Christy and I discuss it all.

July 27, 2012: Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and I discuss presidential polling, newspaper endorsements and the local congressional and senate races.

July 13, 2012: The always-provocative Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joins the MiWeek gang for discussion of former Congressman Thaddeus McCotter’s political implosion, and we discuss the Detroit financial advisory board’s imposition of a contract on city workers.

July 6, 2012: Former local FBI chief Andy Arena kicks off the Michigan Crime Commission, and the Legislature passes a budget that still scrimps on K-12 and higher education.

June 29, 2012: The Supreme Court upholds health reform, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing still hasn’t restructured city government, and Michigan continues to lag on education funding.

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