THE POLITICAL WINDS ARE STARTING TO BLOW!

So here it is…the month of February!  It’s thew dead of winter and the political machines are really starting to fire up.  Last week we heard from the President of the United States and his message of the State of the Union.  Of course there was commentary afterwards and more political speak as well.  We’ve also heard from the Mayor of Marquette with an update on things going on in the fair burg and more.  So without further ado, here’s a recap of some of the key political discussion we’ve had recently on the show!

A MUNICIPAL UPDATE FROM THE MAYOR.

MARQUETTE MAYOR JOHN KIVELA.

Marquette Mayor John Kivela stopped by the other day to spend a few minutes on the air explaining some of the things that are currently happening in Marquette.  From the latest with the search for a new City Manager to road and planned construction projects, Mayor Kivela gave us the run down on what’s on the agenda for the city over the next few months.  To listen to Mayor Kivela’s interview, please click “HERE“, and to head over to the City of Marquette’s website, please click “HERE“.


THE DEMOCRATIC AGENDA COMES TO THE U.P.

MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR MARK BREWER.

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer made another of his regular treks across the Upper Peninsula recently, meeting with the party faithful from around the region.  We had a chance to sit down with him for a few moments to get his perspectives on the upcoming 2010 elections and how they were going to go.  We also talked about the impacts the outcomes of the elections could have on the region, state and nation.  To listen to the interview with Chairman Brewer, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the website for the Michigan Democratic Party, please click “HERE“.

RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION.

MICHIGAN U.S. SENATOR CARL LEVIN.

I spoke with Michigan’s Senior U.S. Senator, Carl Levin the morning after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last week.  Senator Levin seemed to feel that the President’s speech was fairly on the mark.  Of course, as  a fellow Democrat in Washington, D.C., I would expect no less from Senator Levin’s review.  The Senator did raise a few points with what the President said in the address and to listen in to his comments, please click “HERE“.