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League of Women Voters 14th Congressional District Candidate Debate

Video provided by the League of Women Voters and Civic Center TV. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 14th Congressional District Democrat Debate.  The candidates include– Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, state Rep. Rudy Hobbs, both of Southfield, former U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, and Burgess Foster, both of Detroit.  They are vying for the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. […]

Palpable optimism for Detroit deal in the air on Mackinac

There was a feeling of bated-breath inevitability on Mackinac Island this week. A feeling of possibility for Detroit’s future. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr was at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference, lobbying for his plan to settle Detroit’s nearly $18 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy. And as people walked the halls, talking and gossiping […]

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STEM Without Reading Skills=failure

Over the past three days, attendees of the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference heard repeatedly from speakers about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the dire need to engage and nurture the interest of the next generation in these core subjects, so they can fill the talent pipeline and compete in […]

Wrong way - we're heading the wrong way in STEM education

Michigan’s Critical Need for STEM

The message was simple. Michigan is on the wrong trajectory when it comes to preparing students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Joe Harlan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals, Energy, Performance Materials, The Dow Chemical Company, said this morning during the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference’ “Mission Critical: STEM Education and Michigan’s Economic Workforce,” that […]

I’m on my soapbox — about the Method soap factory that slipped away

Method Home Products almost called Detroit home for a large manufacturing plant. It almost built a 22-acre factory here. It almost invested $35 million. It almost created 100 green-manufacturing jobs for Detroiters. Instead, the spoils went to Chicago. Detroit didn’t step up to help the company through the labyrinth of tax credits, abatements, zoning laws, […]

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Live Webcast & Discussion of Keynotes from the Mackinac Policy Conference 2014

More than 1,500 statewide businesses, government and community leaders will be on-site at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference, May 28 through May 30. The conference will feature top-level speakers, diverse stakeholders and insightful panels discussing key issues in STEM, Workforce Development, Public Policy, and more. New this year: The MiVote Mackinac coverage will include a […]

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Mackinac Policy Conference 2014 – Interviews

Host Christy McDonald interviews political and business leaders at the Mackinac Policy Conference 2014.  Interviews will appear in the player below approximately 24 hours after they were broadcast.

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Mackinac Policy Conference 2014 – Sessions On Demand

View the broadcast sessions from the Mackinac Policy Conference 2014. Take a look at the Broadcast Schedule to easily access the individual session, or scroll through the player below. Sessions will appear in the player below approximately 24 hours after they were broadcast.              

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Broadcast Schedule MPC 2014

Mackinac Policy Conference 2014 Wednesday May 28   |   Thursday May 29   |   Friday May 30 Time Session Description Watch Wednesday May 28 10:30-12pm Political Action Committee Reception: Michigan’s Senate Race Terri Lynn Land, Former Michigan Secretary of State (R) Gary Peters, U.S. Representative (D) With a seat vacated for the first time in 36 years […]