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Issues & Ale @ Home: It's Just Politics Election Preview

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Voters across America go to the polls on November 3 in the most highly anticipated election in a generation. Besides the presidential contest, voters in Michigan will be casting ballots in hotly contested races for the U.S. Senate and several House seats. And a record number of voters casting absentee ballots could delay when we'll know who the winners are.

Issues & Ale @ Home
Keep Calm and Teach On: Back to School during COVID
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7 PM

 Teachers, parents and school administrators face unprecedented challenges this fall trying to educate students in the midst of the pandemic.  Some schools plan to combine digital learning with in-person instruction while others are going all online. How can schools keep students and teachers safe while still providing a quality education? 

Issues & Ale @ Home
Reforming the Police
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 PM

After the death of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of police,  many are saying it's time for major reforms in the way police departments operate. This has included calls to demilitarize and defund police departments while increasing community policing. What are the options being discussed and how could these ensure more equitable treatment for everyone? 

Issues & Ale @ Home: Getting Back to Business Safely in Michigan

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:00-7:00 PM

While we can’t gather in person for our usual Issues & Ale discussions, you can join Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham for this live online discussion about how we go about getting stores, restaurants and small businesses in the state open and back to work.

Issues & Ale:  Michigan’s Presidential Primary 
Mon, March 9, 2020   6:30-8:00 PM 
Lansing Brewing Co.
518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, MI 48912

Michigan is considered one of the key swing states that could decide the 2020 presidential election. The race for president rolls into Michigan with the state’s presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10. 

Listen to audio from this event below.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her second “State of the State” address on Wednesday, January 29th.  She called for $3.5 billion in new bonds to fix Michigan's crumbling roads, and new initiatives in health care, early childhood education and more.

Sold-Out
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Harmony Hall
401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

2019 was a big year in state politics, with a new Michigan governor and Attorney General taking office, a slew of Democratic presidential candidates beginning to campaign across the state, and Republicans rallying around the President.