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Welcome to Podcast 83!

podcast logo finalPodcast 83 is a regular look at the news, stories and trends related to Michigan's 83 counties from Keweenaw to Monroe, Chippewa to Berrien.

Hosted by MAC Executive Director Stephan Currie, the podcast features:

  • Regular reports from MAC staff on legislative activities
  • Updates and opportunities through MAC services
  • Newsmaker interviews
  • Happenings from across Michigan's 83 counties

Episodes

NEW!: Episode 10 - released 3/21/2019

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth and Bob Kosowski of MAC

Topics: State budget and counties (1:05 mark); road funding (3:40); MAC Legislative Conference Preview (9:05)

Episode 9 - released 3/5/2019

Host: Derek Melot

Guests: Sean Carlson, Peggy Cantu of MAC Service Corp.

Topics: CoPro purchasing and procurement programs (:55 mark); Service Corp. sponsored programs (6:29); MAC Events Update (13:10)

Episode 8 - released 1/24/2019

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth, Meghann Keit, Robert Kosowski, MAC

Topics: Legislative Committees (:47 mark); MAC Internal Committees (4:10); MAC State Priorities for 2019 (5:15); MAC County Outreach Work (10:55)

Episode 7 - released 12/7/2018

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth and Meghann Keit, MAC

Topics: Lame duck session overview (1:10 mark); property assessing legislation (5:23); septic code (6:35); Raise the Age and MIDC updates (9:15); and veteran property tax exemption reform (12:00)

Episode 6 - released 11/20/2018

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Michael Bosanac, Monroe County administrator; Meghann Keit, MAC

Topic: In a special episode of Podcast 83, MAC's Stephan Currie and Meghann Keit have an extensive discussion with Monroe County Administrator Michael Bosanac about his work on the state's Trial Court Funding Commission. Created by legislation backed by MAC, the commission is studying ways to reform and improve funding for local trial courts, one of the most significant state-imposed burdens on counties. Bosanac is MAC's appointee to the commission, which will issue its report in fall of 2019.

Episode 5 - released 11/9/18

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth, MAC; Chris Jones, MAC; Meghann Keit, MAC

Topics: Federal election results (1:10 mark); State election results (2:35); Lame duck session (11:00); and County election results (16:50)

Episode 4 - released 10/25/18

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth, MAC; Chris Jones, MAC

Topics: Trial Court Funding Survey (:33 mark); Indigent Defense Funding (1:55); UPCAP Conference (6:50); and Assessing Legislation (9:33)

Episode 3 - released 10/12/18

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Chris Jones, MAC; Meghann Keit, MAC; Derek Melot, MAC

Topics: Legislative calendar (:22 mark); Small cell tower regulation (3:42); Raise the Age legislation on 17-year-old offenders (7:13); upcoming New Commissioner School training sites (10:32)

Episode 2 - released 9/14/18

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth, MAC; Meghann Keit, MAC; Chris Jones, MAC

Topics: Indigent Defense Grants (:30 mark); Assessing legislation (7:14); Ballot Proposals (13:44)

Episode 1 - released 8/24/18

Host: Stephan Currie

Guests: Deena Bosworth, MAC; Meghann Keit, MAC

Topics: Raise the Age legislation (1:00 mark); Indigent Defense (5:40); Personal Property Tax (7:05); Property Assessment Rules (14:42)

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