October 19, 2020
Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam renews his call to release all documents related to the Larry Nassar scandal. Abigail Wheeler, who would be the youngest female ever elected to the state House if she's elected, makes her case to 66th House District voters.
And John Sellek from Harbor Strategic chats with the MIRS team about Trump being down 10 in the newest Mitchell poll, John James appealing to Black voters and more.
October 12, 2020
Dan Mulhern, Michigan's former first gentleman, was MIRS Monday's first guest on Oct. 11, 2010. In this, our 10-year anniversary, he returns to give special insight on threats and security as a member of the first family in light of the foiled plot to kidnap the Governor. MIRS court reporter Lisa Roose-Church adds some additional insight on the 13 accused.
Tami Carlone, Republican State Board of Education candidate, talks about eliminating Common Core and her vision for state K-12 policies. And MLive's Emily Lawler returns to her old desk at MIRS World Headquarters to talk new statewide polling numbers and a sneak peak into polling now in the field in MI-3.
October 8, 2020
The following is an anti-government, anti-police rant posted on the Facebook page of Brandon Caserta, one of the men arraigned in an alleged plot to overthrow the government and kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The post was taken down shortly after MIRS uploaded this audio.
October 5, 2020
The road to majority runs through Oakland County, according to Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.), the head of the state House Democrats' campaign effort and presumed next leader of the caucus. Jason Strayhorn, state Board of Education candidate, talks about how systemic poverty is holding children back educationally.
And progressive communications specialist Angela Vasquez-Giroux joins with the MIRS team to comment on last Friday's state Supreme Court ruling, new polling from PPP/Progress Michigan and more.
September 28, 2020
Speaker Pro Tem Jason Wentworth gives his projections for the state House in 2020, Supreme Court candidate Mary Kelly talks about the judges she looks up to and political consultant Dennis Lennox predicts an ugly scene within the Republican Party if President Donald Trump loses in November. This and much more in this week's episode.
September 21, 2020
Chief Justice Bridget McCormack remembers meeting the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg personally. McCormack also talks about being endorsed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other subjects.
Also, MIRS reveals polling from seven state House Districts with Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research and Communications. Numbers from the 19th, 25th, 38th, 45th, 61st, 62nd and 104th District were collected in partnership with GCSI and the Insurance Alliance of Michigan.
September 14, 2020
It's a behind-the-scene look at media credentialing at the President Donald Trump event in Freeland with Andrea Bitely of Truscott Rossman giving a public relations perspective. What can Democrats do to deflate enthusiasm for Trump? MIRS Editor Kyle Melinn offers a different perspective.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz talks about his new initiative "Vote Safe Michigan" and why he now considers himself an "independent" as opposed to a Republican.
September 4, 2020
MIRS' Publisher John Reurink and Editor Kyle Melinn sit down with Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Brock Swartzle, who was recently nominated by the Michigan Republican Party to the Michigan Supreme Court. Hear his take on running for the Supreme Court in the Covid-19 era.
Also, Ron Beiber, the President of the AFL-CIO, talks about Labor Day as well as the issues unions and workers face with Covid-19. He also answers the question of whether union members are slowly migrating to the GOP.
August 31, 2020
Fred Wzsolek of Unlock Michigan is asked about who is funding the effort to repeal the 1945 emergency powers act among other questions. Democratic Party-nominated Supreme Court Justice candidate Elizabeth Welch checks in on running for a statewide office during a pandemic and Sam Singh of Public Policy Associates on research he's doing on COVID-19 and whether he'd want to go back to the tumultuous East Lansing City Council.
August 24, 2020
Attorney General Dana Nessel says President Donald Trump would be violating numerous federal and state laws if he followed through on a threat to order law enforcement officers into the polls on Election Day (10:08). Nessel addressed numerous other subjects, as well.
We also have the first part of an Aug. 13 pollsters conversation with Bernie Porn of EPIC-MRA, Ed Sarpolus of Target Insyght and Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research & Communications.