Mike Karl and the role of rank & file labor


We normally talk to Emily Dievendorf on Fridays but she couldn’t make it this week, so labor activist Mike Karl is joining us to introduce us to the work that he does. Today we discuss: Empowering the rank & file to understand that they are the union Communication & education to help members understand how […]

Bert Johnson on EAA and a statewide solution for Detroit, Republicans gaybash (surprise!) and lie about rtw

Senator Bert Johnson on the Senate floor November 1, 2011.

Senator Bert Johnson returns to talk to us a little about EAA, but primarily about Detroit. Why should non-Detroiters care about Detroit and what can non-Detroiters do to help Detroit? We also have a few headlines and some good music after the closing stinger. Headlines: Tim Skubick: Michigan Democrats’ ‘Middle Class Plan’ is really a […]

The sequester hits Michigan, Johnson debunks voter fraud theories, GOP Senators want to repeal their own pension tax, take 5 minutes to fight the EAA expansion

Ruth Johnson, Secretary of Voter Suppression

And now that we are down to the last 2 hours of the day, we present to you the daily briefing. What can I say? I podcast as fast as I can Today we have Yannet Lathrop, a Policy Analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. She talks to us about the impact that […]

Mackinac Center to Michigan Gov Snyder: Strike Colors, Hove To… Recieve Boarders on Right to Work

In one of the boldest, brashest moves seen in Michigan in quite some time, Ken Braun the recently ‘former’ Managing Director of CapCon at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, has threaten Republican Governor Rick Snyder to either join the “Right to Work” (for a lot less) forces, or be circumvented by ‘citizen’ introduced legislation […]