Michigan Radio: Issues and Ale

Issues and Ale is an event series co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Center for Michigan designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan... in an informal atmosphere.

Join us for our next event
Issues & Ale: Michiganís Emergency Manager Law

Monday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.
Blackstone's Pub
531 S. Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502

Michiganís Emergency Manager Law has sparked debate, national news coverage, and a petition drive to put the issue on the ballot this November. Join Michigan Radioís Jack Lessenberry as we discuss this controversial measure at our next Issues & Ale event. Youíll hear from panelists looking at both sides of the issue, and have a chance to ask questions and share your opinion.

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Recent Events

Issues & Ale: How Michigan Learns

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, 6:30pm
Wolverine State Brewing Company
2019 West Stadium Boulevard,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Jack Lessenberry hosted this discussion and community conversation on
the future of K-12 education. Whatís the best way to prepare todayís
students for the global economy?

What would you like to see from our education system?
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Issues & Ale: The Future of Renewable Energy

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, 6:30pm Park Theater, Holland

Host Rebecca Williams of The Environment Report talked with
WMU Professor of Environmental Studies Harold Glasser, Hugh McDiarmid, Jr.
(Mich Environmental Council) and Paul Isely (GVSU Economics Professor)
about renewable energy in Michigan.
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Issues & Ale: How will the Governor's budget affect you?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, Royal Oak
Jack Lessenberry hosted this look at the Governor's proposed
budget and how it would affect Michigan citizens.

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Issues & Ale: Fixing Michigan
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
The Nuthouse, Lansing
Lester Graham hosted this discussion looking at the priorities for the
Snyder administration and the new legislature.

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Issues & Ale: Campaign ads and the upcoming election Tuesday,
Oct. 19, 2010 Dr. Grins Comedy Club,  Grand Rapids, Host
Jack Lessenberry and the Center for Michigan's Truth Squad looked
at the fact and fiction behind campaign ads.

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