THE FUTURE OF MARQUETTE COUNTY AND BEYOND, ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY SPEAKING.


THE VETERAN LAWMAKER SHARES HIS VIEWS.

CONGRESSMAN BART STUPAK.

United States Congressman Bart Stupak joined us this morning on the program to discuss his views and perspectives about the current political climate in the country and here in his district, which covers the entire Upper Peninsula and a good portion of Northern Lower Michigan.  Stupak, who is retiring after this term from Congress, also commented on the current race for his seat between Democrat GaryMcDowell of Sault St. Marie  and Republican Dan Benishek of Iron River.  Stupak also gave us a bit of insight into his sentiments about not running for an office at this time of year for the first time in over two decades and he shared a bit of information about what the future will hold for him after he cleans out his office in Washington, D.C.  To listen to the Congressman’s comments, please click “HERE“.  For more about Stupak and his office, please click “HERE“.

THE VETERAN POLITICAL OBSERVER SHARES HIS VIEWS.

POLITICAL MAVEN TIM SKUBICK.

Michigan Radio Network and Public Television Senior Capital Correspondent Tim Skubick spoke recently with Mark Evans about the current political climate in the State of Michigan as well as his observations concerning some of the hot button political issues and key races going into the November general election.  Skubick, who was in the Marquette area for a speaking engagement with the Economic Club of Marquette County, also talked about how the lack of effective debates between the current frontrunners in the Gubernatorial race is a disservice to the voters in Michigan.  To listen to the conversation with Tim Skubick, please click “HERE“.



THE ECONOMY DRIVES THE POLITICAL CLIMATE HERE AND AROUND THE GLOBE.


The Economic Club of Marquette County

Joe Esbrook, the current President of the Economic Club of Marquette County, and Tom Baldini, the immediate Past President of the Club visited the studios to discuss the next speaker that will be coming to Marquette to meet with community leaders and Club members.  Donald Gallagher, the President of the North American Business Unit of Cliffs Natural Resources, will be appearing at the Club’s next dinner meeting on Monday, October 18th at the Ramada Inn in Marquette.  The event will feature an opportunity for networking with other business leaders as well as a dinner and an interactive question and answer session with President Gallagher.  To listen to the interview with Tom and Joe, please click “HERE“, and to find out more about the Economic Club of Marquette County, please click “HERE“.

SO, THE ECONOMY DRIVES THE POLITICAL SCENE, AND THE POLITICAL SCENE DRIVES THE ECONOMY!

So there you have it!  A quick overview of how the economy and the political scene interact and shape the future of Marquette County and the rest of the state and country and how the resulting forces and pressures move everything ahead into the future (Of course, sometimes it’s moving at a glacial pace and even feels like afew steps backward at times.).  Pretty interesting stuff, hey?

CHEERS!

-Walt