Program Archive - Am I Right?
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Episode 910 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Detroit is days away from going broke, while the Mayor and the Governor are political miles away from an agreement. State Senator Tupac Hunter is here to say why he wants the Governor to take a different approach. And in the presidential race, do Rick Santorum’s southern wins validate his claims of being a real threat to Mitt Romney? And why can’t President Obama seem to keep his approval numbers steady?
Newsmaker Interview: State Sen. Tupac Hunter, (D) Detroit - District 5
Air Date: 3/16/2012
This is the final episode of Am I Right? In this special final episode:
Nolan and Debbie say goodbye to Am I Right?, say thank you to all of our viewers, and tell you what is coming next: a new public affairs program called MiWeek, premiering next week in the same time slot. MiWeek will be hosted by veteran Detroit news anchor Christy McDonald, and will feature Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson, as well as frequent guest segments with Debbie Dingell.
Episode 909 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
In his State of the City address, Mayor Dave Bing lauded small victories while large economic problems still loomed. And why does the city have a hard time spending the federal grant money it does have? Gas prices keep rising as tensions grow in the Middle East. Plus, Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano is here to discuss his leadership and the state of the county.
Newsmaker Interview: Bob Ficano, (D) Wayne County Executive
Air Date: 3/9/2012
Episode 908 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
The Michigan GOP breaks the delegate tie by awarding Romney 16 delegates to Santorum’s 14, but this could turn into a bigger election scandal. Tim Kiska is here to discuss. Federal prosecutors try to stop the wave of violence in Detroit by getting illegal guns off of the city’s streets. Bob Ficano gives his State of the County address, and uses it as an opportunity to apologize. Plus, State Senator Bert Johnson tries to fix Highland Park’s problems without an emergency manager. He’ll tell us how and why.
Newsmaker Interview: Tim Kiska, Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Newsmaker Interview: State Senator Bert Johnson, (D) Highland Park – District 2.
Air Date: 3/2/2012
Episode 907 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Michigan Republicans will have their say on Tuesday. The stakes are high for Romney, and a win here could give Santorum a big boost for Super Tuesday. Republican Strategist Paul Welday joins the Am I Right table to discuss the primary. Plus, a nine-month-old baby is shot and killed in Detroit. When will the senseless violence stop?
Newsmaker Interview: Paul Welday, Republican Strategist . Air Date: 2/24/2012
Episode 906 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson.
Robert Ficano declares he’s not leaving office, despite calls from County Commissioners that he should do so. Rick Santorum makes a decent impression in what should be Romney country. Plus, a new blueprint for Michigan’s success was rolled out by the state’s business elite. Nolan and Stephen have a conversation with President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, Doug Rothwell.
Newsmaker Interview: Doug Rothwell, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan . Air Date: 2/17/2012
Episode 905 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Governor Snyder announces his budget while the Republican race gets more and more chaotic. And will a new set of ethics rules work in Wayne County? Plus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Detroit 300 founder Angelo Henderson stops by to discuss how he is listening to the streets to stop crime in Detroit.
Newsmaker Interview: Angelo Henderson, Founder, Detroit 300 .
Air Date: 2/10/2012
Episode 904 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Will Mitt Romney ever be able to convince Michiganders that he’s a friend of the auto industry? And as Indiana passes right-to-work legislation, how long can Governor Snyder avoid a showdown in Michigan? Mayor Bing reaches a cost-cutting deal with half of the city’s 48 unions. Is this a long-term step to a lasting structural change? Detroit City Council member Saunteel Jenkins is here to discuss whether the city can cut its way to solvency.
Newsmaker Interview: Saunteel Jenkins, Detroit City Council .
Air Date: 2/3/2012
Episode 903 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
Today, President Obama addresses a packed crowd in Ann Arbor while a poll shows he has an 8 percent lead over Mitt Romney. But could Newt Gingrich gain momentum before the Michigan Primary? And Michigan’s business elite set forth on a new vision for the state. Is this a revolutionary plan or something we’ve heard before? How will Governor Snyder keep the controversial Right to Work bill off his desk?
Newsmaker Interview: Stu Sandler, CEO, Decider Strategies.
Newsmaker Interview: Dave Woodward, State Director - Progressive Majority.
Air Date: 1/27/2012
Episode 902 This special episode was filmed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
The 2012 North American International Auto Show is here. From the show floor of General Motors’ Buick exhibit, we have interviews with two guests who are front-and-center of the American auto Industry: US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and UAW President Bob King.
Newsmaker Interview: Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Newsmaker Interview: Bob King, President - UAW
Air Date: 1/13/2012
Episode 901 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Excitement is building for this year’s Auto Show. Will the Big Three grab the headlines? We talk new reveals and the state of the auto industry. Plus, Republicans blast the President over recess appointments and Mitt Romney’s barely won win in Iowa.
Newsmaker Interview: Michelle Krebs, Senior Editor - edmunds.com
Newsmaker Interview: Scott Burgess, Auto columnist - The Detroit News
Air Date: 1/6/2012
Episode 850 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
This year we welcomed a new Governor, watched failed bipartisanship in Congress and a scandal in Wayne County government. How will 2011 be remembered in the history books? Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and attorney and civic leader Reggie Turner join us to discuss this past year, and what 2012 will bring.
Newsmaker Interview: L. Brooks Patterson, (R) Oakland County Executive.
Newsmaker Interview: Reggie Turner, Attorney.
Air Date: 12/30/2011
Episode 849 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Has Governor Snyder’s so-called “relentlessly positive” agenda taken an extreme turn for the state of Michigan? And is Mitt Romney proving that slow and steady will win this GOP race? And between the financial mess of Detroit and the city’s stalled plans for revitalization, will the city’s emerging leaders stay the course, or get burned out by a culture of disappointments?
Newsmaker Interview: State Rep. Shanelle Jackson, (D). Detroit - 9th District.
Newsmaker Interview: Vince Keenan, Executive Director, publius.org.
Air Date: 12/23/2011
Episode 848 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Detroit’s light rail dreams turned into a new regional rapid bus plan. In our newsmaker interview, Mayor Bing’s Chief of Staff Kirk Lewis stops by to discuss transportation and how City Hall is reacting to the prospect of a state takeover. Plus, Congress reaches a spending agreement right before the clock runs out, Michigan’s charter schools cap is lifted, and Dearborn’s All-American Muslin show loses advertisers.
Newsmaker Interview: Kirk Lewis, Mayor Bing’s Chief of Staff.
Air Date: 12/16/2011
Episode 847 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Detroit’s precarious financial mess continues as state lawmakers quickly rewrite the emergency manager law. How much of the city’s current economic quicksand is because of legacy costs? Bettie Buss from the Citizens Research Council and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel are our guests. Plus, Turkia Mullin sues Wayne County over her dismissal.
Newsmaker Interview: Bettie Buss, Senior Research Associate, Citizen’s Research Council
Newsmaker Interview: Mark Hackel, (D) Macomb County Executive.
Air Date: 12/9/2011
Episode 846 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Mayor Bing and other Detroit Leaders send a message to the state. Leave us alone. Detroit will take care of Detroit. State Senator Bert Johnson and Bing’s Former Communications Director Karen Dumas discuss the Detroit Lansing Stand-off. Governor Snyder outlines a work force development plan while the Super Committee failure calls into question a leadership vacuum on both sides of the aisle. Plus, Herman Cain’s Campaign rapidly descends at the same speed Newt Gingrish’s rises. Do we have a definitive two-man race?
Newsmaker Interview: Karen Dumas, Mayor Bing’s Former Communications Director
Newsmaker Interview: Bert Johnson, (D) State Senator, District 2.
Air Date: 12/2/2011
Episode 845 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Last year the U.S. Export-Import Bank authorized more than $457 million to help Michigan businesses. The Chair is here to discuss what he and Governor Synder are cooking up for the state’s small business community. And how do we change the culture of murder in Detroit? plus, is the GOP race still up for grabs? And is the President showing leadership in U.S. trade relations with China?
Newsmaker Interview: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman & President, Export-Import Bank of U.S.
Newsmaker Interview: Stephen Henderson , Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press . Air Date: 11/25/2011
Episode 844 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Mayor Dave Bing took over the airwaves to detail Detroit’s financial sinkhole. Will his proposed cuts and privatization be enough to prevent a State takeover? City Council Pro Tem Gary Brown thinks not. He is here to talk to us about it. Plus, Columnists Stephen Henderson and Nancy Kaffer will help us tackle the City’s mess.
Newsmaker Interview: Gary Brown, President Pro Tem, Detroit City Council.
Newsmaker Interview: Nancy Kaffer , Columnist, Crain’s Detroit Business. Newsmaker Interview: Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press. Air Date: 11/18/2011
Episode 843 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Eight presidential candidates are in Metro Detroit for the GOP debate. Did the state’s economic issues break through the Herman Cain drama? GOP state chair Bobby Schostak joins us. With a response from the other side, Democratic National Committee chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd also stops by.
Newsmaker Interview: Bobby Schostak, Chair, Michigan Republican Party.
Newsmaker Interview: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair, Democratic National Committee.
Newsmaker Interview: Chuck Todd, Host, MSNBC’s "'The Rundown".
Air Date: 11/11/2011
Episode 842 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
Metro Detroit gears up to hosts the GOP Presidential debate, while the City of Detroit runs out of money, Mayor Dave Bing says he would consider the emergency manager job if the state intervenes. Bob Ficano replaces two of his top officials as he tries to rebuild credibility in his office. Gary Woronchak, the chair of the Wayne County Commissioners, is here to discuss the County’s mess. Plus, the Interim CEO and COO of Think Detroit Pal stops by.
Newsmaker Interview: Gary Woronchak, Chair, Wayne County Commissioners.
Newsmaker Interview: Tim Richey, Interim CEO and COO, Think Detroit Pal.
Air Date: 11/4/2011
Episode 841 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
Bob Ficano’s problems still won’t go away. The Detroit City Charter….which way will folks vote? Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and publius Director Vince Keenan talk the pros and cons of the charter. And for two years he was held an economic hostage in Quatar. Nasser Beydoun is here to talk about how a business venture gone wrong trapped him in the Persian Gulf.
Newsmaker Interview: Charles Pugh, President, Detroit City Council.
Newsmaker Interview: Vince Keenan, Director, publius.org.
Newsmaker Interview: Nasser Beydoun, Former Economic Hostage.
Air Date: 10/28/2011
Episode 840 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
The FBI issues subpoenas on Wayne County in the wake of the severance scandal while Republicans block parts of Obama’s jobs bill and Detroit gets occupied. Detroit’s bus crisis comes to a head with City Council and the mayor’s office finally demanding a stop to the perceived mechanic slowdown. City Council member Saunteel Jenkins is here to talk about how to get the buses back on the road.
Newsmaker Interview: Saunteel Jenkins, Detroit City Council Member.
Air Date: 10/21/2011
Episode 839 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
President Obama goes State hopping for support of his jobs bill while GOP favorites still say ‘no’ to Presidential bids, welfare rights for 40 thousand Michigan residents hangs in the balance. Maureen Taylor of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization joins us to talk about the war brewing over public aid.
Newsmaker Interview: Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
Air Date: 10/7/2011
Episode 838 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Ford pulls an ad under pressure from the White House while Michigan’s Republicans again attack a woman’s right to choose. And the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Obama’s health care law.
Newsmaker Interview: Hansen Clarke, (D) Michigan - 13th District.
Air Date: 9/30/2011
Episode 837 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
The U-A-W and General Motors hatch out a forward thinking contract while the President’s commitment to bipartisanship is challenged. Michigan republicans are heading up to Mackinac Island for the Biannual Party Leadership Conference.
Newsmaker Interview: Steve Mitchell, Chairman, Mitchell Research & Communications.
Newsmaker Interview: Henry Payne, Editor, The Michigan View
Air Date: 9/23/2011
Episode 836 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
This week, Governor Rick Snyder gave his first health care speech, a NYC congressional district flips Republican in a historically Democratic voting block and the would be Christmas Day bomber trial begins. Plus, if Palestinian leaders win U.N. recognition of statehood this month, what impact will it have in the already tense Middle East?
Newsmaker Interview: Terry Awahl, The American Task Force on Palestine.
Newsmaker Interview: Todd Mendel, Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC
Air Date: 9/16/2011
Episode 835 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
In an impassioned address President Barack Obama challenged Congress to pass his jobs bill. Will he be able to win Republican support for the $450 Billion plan? How has American life changed since 9-11? We’ll talk about that with U.S. Attorney Barb McQuade and ACCESS director Hassan Jaber.
Newsmaker Interview: Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney Eastern Michigan
Newsmaker Interview: Hassan Jaber, Executive Director, ACCESS
Air Date: 9/9/2011
Episode 834 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
From the Walter Reuther Labor Library on Wayne State University's campus, a special Labor Day Am I Right? A conversation with the president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, Mark Gaffney about the state of labor in Michigan and President Barack Obama's visit to Detroit. And Dr. Louis Jones helps put the labor movement in perspective and why the Walter Reuther Library is the nation's foremost library of its kind.
Newsmaker Interview: Mark Gaffney, President, Michigan AFL-CIO.
Newsmaker Interview: Louis Jones, PhD, CA, SEIU Archivist, Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University. Air Date: 9/2/2011
Episode 833 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Congressman Hansen Clarke decide he rather run in a district drawn for John Conyers. And President Obama wants to extend the payroll tax cut. In our newsmaker interview, a conversation with Congressman Thaddeus McCotter. Why is he running for president? And will he be able to raise above the crowded GOP field?
Newsmaker Interview: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, (R) Michigan - 11th District
Air Date: 8/26/2011
Episode 832 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on the President’s vacation, but is it a really a statement of Obama’s Presidency? 15 people were shot in the City of Detroit last weekend, and its continuing. How do we stop the killing in our neighborhoods? Plus, how our state’s children are paying the price for the bad economy and bad policy decisions? Joining us in a political roundtable are editorial writers Stephen Henderson and Ingrid Jacques.
Newsmaker Interview: Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press
Newsmaker Interview: Ingrid Jacques, Editorial Reporter, The Detroit News.
Air Date: 8/19/2011
Episode 831 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Wild swings in the U.S. market leave investors with whiplash while two Michigan Congressmen are drafted to reduce budget. Detroit loses one of our most compassionate and steadfast warriors. With both parties blaming each other for the U.S. credit downgrade and the Dow unsteadiness, everyday Americans are frightened about their investments and their future. Free Press Finance Columnist Susan Tompor is her to tell us whether it is time to panic.
Newsmaker Interview: Susan Tompor, Free Press Finance Columnist.
Air Date: 8/12/2011
Episode 830 Today with Paul W. Smith, Host, The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR, and Debbie Dingell.
The debt limit agreement is finally reached while the President and Congress end a two week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Plus the President gets ready to hit the road, and in our Newsmaker interview, Congressman John Dingell joins us.
Newsmaker Interview: Rep. John D. Dingell, (D) Michigan 15th District.
Air Date: 8/5/2011
Episode 829 Today with L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, and Debbie Dingell.
The American people are fed up with Washington while Michigan may be looking like a battle ground state in 2012. And, at the same time downtown development news is making headlines, Detroit’s violent crime rate is on the rise again. Police chief Ralph Godbee is here to address what is going on and how the police will fit into Mayor Bing’s schedule.
Newsmaker Interview: Chief Ralph Godbee, Detroit Police Department.
Air Date: 7/29/2011
Episode 828 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Governor Rick Snyder makes his first speech on immigration, the debt ceiling consumes Washington still, and the magic is coming to Detroit! Plus the Republicans have finally found their big name to run for U.S. Senate next year. What does that mean for Senator Stabenow? Pollster Bernie Porn is here to talk about that and other political issues.
Newsmaker Interview: Bernie Porn, Partner and President, EPIC-MRA.
Air Date: 7/22/2011
Episode 827 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Kwame Kilpatrick’s book, new fuel standards and we said “Goodbye” to a most courageous first lady. We’re going to weigh-in on the debt ceiling standoff and to help us with this discussion we have prominent economist, Dr. Joseph Eisenhauer from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Newsmaker Interview: Dr. Joseph Eisenhauer, Wayne State University.
Air Date: 7/15/2011
Episode 826 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Politicians are playing the redistricting game while the President’s cabinet members keep saying “Yes” to Michigan. Have the foundations fallen out of favor with the city they were trying to change? A roundtable with Sheila Cockrel and Vince Keenan.
Newsmaker Interview: Sheila Cockrel, Professor, Wayne State University.
Newsmaker Interview: Vince Keenan, Director, Publius.org.
Air Date: 7/8/2011
Episode 825 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson. (The Detroit Free Press).
President Obama shows the public and the press a more combative commander in chief, city council approves the mayor’s revised budget and who will challenge in 2012. Senator Debbie Stabenow?
Newsmaker Interview: L. Brooks Patterson, (R) Oakland County Executive
Newsmaker Interview: Henry Payne, The Detroit News.
Air Date: 7/1/2011
Episode 824 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Big Education reform announcements come out of Lansing and Detroit. Will a new specialty district and 10% pay cuts help put Detroit Public Schools on the right track? Plus, the President’s plan to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan gets mixed reviews while Republicans continue to criticize the auto bailout and Dan Gilbert pushes his mission to re-populate Detroit.
Newsmaker Interview:- Keith Johnson, President, Detroit Federation of Teachers.
Newsmaker Interview:- Dan Varner, Michigan Board of Education.
Air Date: 6/24/2011
Episode 823 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
Coming up we discuss Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and his no good very bad week. Will he be able to pull his administration together before he loses any more political power? We have the latest on Governor Snyder and the Detroit River Bridge. A big win for some Detroit students shows how the public and private can work together. Plus will Obama’s higher fuel standards cripple consumers?.
Newsmaker Interview: - Daniel Howes, Columnist, The Detroit News.
Newsmaker Interview: - Greg Bowens, Former Press Secretary for Mayor Dennis Archer. Air Date: 6/17/2011
Episode 822 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
GOP front runner Mitt Romney visits Michigan, high ed’s tuition jumps and the ugliness over the bridge debate. Plus, the New Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager might be asking himself what did he get himself into. A conversation with Roy Roberts who just realized Detroit Public School’s problems are larger than he thought.
Newsmaker Interview: - Roy Roberts, Emergency Manager, Detroit Public Schools.
Air Date: 6/10/2011
Episode 821 Mackinac Policy Conference.
Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
From the Mackinac Policy Conference, a conversation with Senator Carl Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow. Episode 821.
Air Date: 6/3/2011
Episode 820 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Governor Rick Snyder. Has the last six months been victorious or disastrous for Detroit? Plus Detroit’s contentious budget situation and the debt ceiling debate. Also, as policy makers and business leaders gear up for the Mackinac Policy Conference, what should they expect? A conversation with the two men leading the way.
Newsmaker Interview: - Sandy K. Baruah, President & CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber.
Newsmaker Interview: - Chip McClure, Chair, Mackinac Policy Conference.
Air Date: 5/27/11
Episode 819 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
A finalized budget out of Lansing, The Joint Chiefs of Staff says it’s ‘Time to stop talking”, and Mayor Dave Bing and City Council slash the budget but to what outcome?. Plus, in our News Maker Interview, State Treasurer Andy Dillon.
Newsmaker Interview: - Andy Dillon, Michigan State Treasurer.
Air Date: 5/20/2011
Episode 818 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
The State Senate passed a budget, gas prices still are on the rise and Robert Bobb's last day with Detroit Public Schools. Plus the Big Four event at the Mackinac Policy Conference is getting new blood. Conan Smith, the Chair of the Washtenaw Board of Commissioners is here to discuss why Washtenaw should be a part of the regional conversation.
Newsmaker Interview: - Conan Smith, Chair, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. Air Date: 5/13/2011
Episode 817 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
A special conversation with Representatives John Lewis of Georgia and John Dingell of Michigan about Osama bin Laden and their work in the civil rights movement. Plus, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
Newsmaker Interview: - Rep. John Lewis, (D) Georgia.
Newsmaker Interview: - Rep. John Dingell, (D)Michigan.
Newsmaker Interview: - Dave Bing, Detroit Mayor.
Air Date: 5/6/2011
Episode 816 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Governor Rick Snyder's plan for the future of education in our state, will his changes actually make significant improvement for Michigan's students?. We have an intervlew with Governor Rick Snyder and the State Superintendent Michael Flanagan is here. We discuss the plan's viabillitly and who or what might stand in its way.
Newsmaker Interview: - Michael Flanagan, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Newsmaker Interview: - Rick Snyder, (R) Governor of Michigan
Air Date: 4/29/2011
Episode 815 Today with L. Brooks Patterson (Oakland County Executive) and Debbie Dingell.
The birthers and Donald Trump, has our political culture gone nuts? Plus, Cobo Hall Rennovations and the Snyder recall effort. We talk politics with political speaking columnist John Truscott and Jill Alper.
Newsmaker Interview: - Jill Alper, Principal, Dewey Square Group
Newsmaker Interview: - John Truscott, Principal & President, Truscott Rossman
Air Date: 4/22/2011
Episode 814 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Service consolidations, new job opportunities and budget debates from Detroit to Washington D.C. Detroit City Council member Saunteel Jenkins joins us to talk about the mayor’s budget and what Detroit City Council is planning on doing with it.
Newsmaker Interview: - Saunteel Jenkins, Detroit City Council.
Air Date: 4/15/2011
Episode 813 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
A possible D.C. shutdown and budget…Why can’t Congress agree on the smallest of cuts? Plus, Governor Snyder’s school cut backs, Detroit’s budget challenges and Matty Maroun. Not going down without a fight.
Newsmaker Interview: - Dr. Randy Liepa, Superintendent, Livonia Public Schools.
Air Date: 4/8/2011
Episode 812 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press)
Coming up on Am I Right - the film tax incentives, is the state losing money or is the return on investment worth it? Plus, Obama’s energy vision, the closing or changing of 45 Detroit schools and should taxpayers really have to pay extra for basic services?
Newsmaker Interview: - Jim Burnstein, Vice Chair, Michigan Film Advisory Council.
Newsmaker Interview: - Michael LaFaive, Morey Fiscal Policy Iniatitive, Mackinac Center. Air Date: 4/1/2011
Episode 811 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Metro Detroit loses 4 percent of its population while Detroit's numbers plummet to the lowest in 100 years. Plus: The Census, Libya and the UAW. Also Michigan Democratic Chair, Mark Brewer.
Newsmaker Interview: - Mark Brewer, Chair, Michigan Democratic Party.
Air Date: 3/25/2011
Episode 810 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Coming up on Am I Right - The disaster in Japan, and good news for Ford. Plus, State Senator Rebekah Warren and state representative Marty Knollenberg are here to discuss the contention in Lansing.
Newsmaker Interview: - Rebekah Warren, (D) State Senator - Ann Arbor.
Newsmaker Interview: - Marty Knollenberg, (R) State Representative - Troy.
Air Date: 3/18/2011
Episode 809 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Protesters in Lansing take aim at everything from emergency financial managers, to taxing pensions, and is Governor Snyder losing support? Congress still can't seem to cut the budget while the saga of the Michigan film subsidies continues. plus, the Chairman of the Detroit Charter Revision Commission.
Newsmaker Interview: - Jenice Mitchell-Ford, Chair, Detroit Charter Revision Commission. Air Date: 3/11/2011
Episode 808 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
Mayor Bing's State of the City and the redistricting of Michigan. Plus in our newsmaker interviews, we speak with the President of the Michigan Federation of Teachers, and an advocate for early childhood investment.
Newsmaker Interview: - Matt Gillard, Advocacy Specialist, Michigan Association of United Ways.
Newsmaker Interview: - David Hecker, President, American Federation of Teachers, Michigan. Air Date: 2/25/2011
Episode 807 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
With a 1.8 billion dollar state deficit, we knew that Governor Rick Snyder's budget was going to be aggressive. But did he cut in the right places? And are we ready as a state to deal with the short-term pain that he claims will result in long term gain? We'll ask him.
Newsmaker Interview: - Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor.
Air Date: 2/18/2011
Episode 806 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
President Mubarek still refuses to step down, President Obama visits Michigan and the DSO’s future hangs in the balance. Lieutenant Governor Brian Kelly promises an atomic bomb when the state budget is released next week …we talk budget with the majority whip Pete Lund.
Newsmaker Interview: - State Rep. Pete Lund, (R) Majority Whip.
Air Date: 2/11/2011
Episode 805 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
The U.S. puts pressure on the Egyptian Government while the GOP’s health care repeal hits a snag. And in our newsmaker interviews…the Consulate General of Canada and a local voice with Egyptian ties.
Newsmaker Interview: - Shereef Akel, Chair, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Newsmaker Interview: - Roy B. Norton, Consulate General of Canada in Detroit.
Air Date: 2/4/2011
Episode 804 Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Stephen Henderson (The Detroit Free Press).
The media broadcasts two State of the Union rebuttals and the DRIC (Detroit River International Crossing) announcement is still making waves. The Detroit water debate rages on, and State Senator Bert Johnson is here to talk about what he hopes to see in the Governor’s urban agenda.
Newsmaker Interview: - Bert Johnson, (D) State Senator - District 2.
Air Date: 1/28/2011
Episode 803 - North American International Auto Show.
Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
We're coming to you again from the floor of the NAIAS auto show with our special guest Bob King, President of the U.A.W. And what a better place than the auto show to talk about the future of the Union and the American Auto Industry.
Newsmaker Interview: - Bob King, President, United Auto Workers.
Air Date: 1/21/2011
Episode 802 - North American International Auto Show.
Today with Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Debbie Dingell.
We're coming to you from the floor of the NAIAS during the media days. We have a special guest from Washington D.C., Minority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives Steny Hoyer. We'll also talk with Bill Perkins, Co-chair of this years NAIAS show.
Newsmaker Interview: - Rep. Steny Hoyer , (D), Maryland - 5th District.
Newsmaker Interview: - Bill Perkins , Vice-Chair, NAIAS.
Air Date: 1/14/2011
Today with L. Brooks Patterson (R) Oakland County Executive), and Debbie Dingell.
The 112th Congress is sworn in, Governor Snyder’s first week in office and President Obama announces his new chief of staff. And, we’re days away from the first world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. Is Detroit bringing its ‘A’ game? Auto show chairman Barron Meade is here to tell us how the dazzle is coming back to Cobo. Plus, Michael Porter from Think Detroit PAL talks Charity Preview. Stay tuned. It’s all coming up on Am I Right.
Newsmaker Interview: - Barron Meade, Chairman, NAIAS.
Newsmaker Interview: - Michael Porter, CEO, Think Detroit PAL.
Air Date: 1/7/2011
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