For Immediate Release: Candidates for Michigan Governor to Appear in Town Hall Forum October 12, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates Schauer and Snyder - photo from WDET

DETROIT (September 22, 2014) – Detroit Public Television, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press will co-host a Michigan Gubernatorial Town Hall Forum featuring Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democrat Congressman Mark Schauer at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2014 on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit. The one-hour Town Hall […]

Michigan Calling – Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan Calling with Rick Pluta and Gov. Snyder

Rick Pluta hosts Michigan Calling – a Q & A with Governor Rick Snyder.  Watch it now Check out Rick’s discussion with Mark Schauer

Michigan Calling – Q & A with Gary Peters


U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Peters (D-MI 14) Answers Your Questions Friday, August 22, 2014- 9-10am ET Watch Now: With the November Elections around the corner, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will carry the first of two live web streams with U.S. Senate Candidates Gary Peters (D-MI 14) on Friday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. and with […]

Michigan Calling with Mark Schauer

Michigan Calling series kicks off with Mark Schauer

MiVote, in collaboration with Michigan Public Radio and WKAR in Lansing, presents the first in a series of in-depth candidate discussions – Michigan Calling. On Friday, July 11th at 9:00 a.m. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer took questions from viewers and listeners on issues important to the future of Michigan. Watch it Now >

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 […]

STEM Without Reading Skills=failure

Joel Klein

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 […]

Michigan’s Critical Need for STEM

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

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, […]

Detroit Public TV & MiVote Expands Coverage of the Mackinac Policy Conference


Detroit Public Television has once again partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber to bring you unprecedented coverage of the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference online, on-the-air and via media, corporate and community partners. Join host Christy McDonald for three days of the most important issues facing Michigan. It is the next best thing to being there! […]