Issues and Ale Issues and Ale is an event series designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere.
Issues and Ale

Issues and Ale

From Michigan Radio

Issues and Ale is an event series designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere.

Most Recent Episodes

Issues & Ale recap: Discussing the future of the Whitmer administration

Gearing up for the State of the State Address on Feb. 12, our Issues & Ale crew gathered Monday, Feb. 4, at Brewery Becker in Brighton to talk about the new administration in Lansing. Over 100 politically engaged listeners packed into the venue for the entertaining night of local and national politics.

Discussing solutions to Lake Erie's toxic blooms

Michigan Radio's Issues & Ale discussion series traveled to Toledo Monday night for the station's first event of this kind in Ohio. The event took place at Black Cloister Brewing Company and focused on Lake Erie's toxic cyanobacteria blooms and the safety of Toledo's water.

Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale – Seeing Green in Lake Erie

Issues & Ale: Seeing Green in Lake Erie Mon, August 20, 6:30-8:00 PM Black Cloister Brewing Company 619 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604 In the summer of 2014, toxic bacteria in Lake Erie forced some 400,000 people in the Toledo area (including several communities in southeast Michigan) to stop bathing in or drinking their tap water. Although the past few years have not been as bad, farm runoff and other factors have led to toxic cyanobacteria blooms in western Lake Erie every summer since then.

Will mass transit get another chance in southeast Michigan?

Michigan Radio's Issues & Ale team hit the road again Wednesday night. This time, they stopped at Fillmore 13 Brewery in Pontiac to talk about the future of regional mass transit.

Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale – Regional Transit

Wed, May 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Fillmore 13 Brewery 7 N. Saginaw St Pontiac, MI 48342 Transit in Southeast Michigan has again surfaced as a major issue as area leaders have been unable to agree on a regional transit plan. Should Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties all work together to develop rapid bus transit lines and commuter rail, or should car dependent areas focus on maintaining or expanding their network of roads? Join Jack Lessenberry us as he talks with local experts about the

Issues & Ale: The "frustrating" state of mental health care in Michigan

Mental illness is an issue that "knows no class, no gender, no race, no geography," said Joe Linstroth , executive director of Stateside and host of Wednesday night's Issues & Ale event . He asked the audience – a full house at Jolly Pumpkin Dexter 's brewery – to raise their hands if they have a personal connection to mental health or mental illness. Most every hand went up.

What political pundits are watching in election year 2018

The many elections of 2018 could stir up a big political year in Michigan. Issues & Ale , an event series from Michigan Radio, hit HopCat in Royal Oak Monday night to discuss the political balls up in the air this year – and why they could spell excitement to come.

Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale – It's Just Politics Election Year Preview

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 6:30 - 8:00 pm HopCat 208 5th Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067 2017 was certainly an eventful year in politics, and 2018 promises to be more of the same. We have a race for governor and every statewide office in Michigan up for grabs, open Congressional seats across metro Detroit, key ballot issues, and national mid-term elections to look forward to. Join Michigan Radio Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry, our "It's Just Politics" team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta, and other

Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale – It's Just Politics Election Year Preview

Protests, profits, and health problems: When sports and society collide

Monday night's Issues & Ale event dove into the complicated world of sports – where players kneel during the national anthem, college students get payoffs, and misinformation swells around concussions and other injuries.

Issues & Ale - Protests, Profits & Controversy: When sports and society collide

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Zingerman's Greyline 100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 What happens when the controversies of politics and the realities of life intersect with the sports we love to watch? Issues like domestic violence, players kneeling for the national anthem, and payoffs to college players have all helped to move stories about our favorite players from the sports page...to the front page. Join Michigan Radio's Morning Edition host Doug Tribou as he talks with

Issues & Ale - Protests, Profits & Controversy: When sports and society collide

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