Metro Detroit: Newsmakers March 31, 2011




Michigan Radio and Center for Michigan to discuss Governor Snyder's budget at upcoming Issues & Ale event

WUOMMichigan Radio and The Center for Michigan will be hosting the next event in their popular Issues & Ale discussion series on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:00 pm at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak (310 S. Troy Street). The theme for this event is "How will the Governor's budget affect you?"

Governor Rick Snyder has proposed sweeping reforms to Michigan's budget, including changes in taxes, spending, and the organization and workings of government. Many Michigan citizen's will be impacted, including senior citizens, students, the working poor, businesses, union members, and many others. This event will give attendees an opportunity to explore how the Governor's budget will affect them and ask questions about it.

Michigan Radio Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry will host this discussion with guests including John Bebow, executive director of The Center for Michigan, and Ken Sikkema, senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Senate Majority Leader. The public is invited to stop by, listen to the discussion, and join in with their questions and comments. Admission is free.

The Issues & Ale event series provides an informal setting for people to engage in discussions about the state's most important an informal atmosphere. At previous events in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, panelists and attendees have participated in lively discussions about campaign ads and the priorities for the new administration.



Detroit Free Press:

iger blood, please? Keeping up with Charlie Sheen is dizzying. Late Tuesday, members of Sheen's camp reached out to two Detroit radio stations to help recruit talent for his tour-opening show at the Fox Theatre show Saturday. WRIF-FM (101.1)'s "Drew & Mike" show will help Sheen select a female intern that the master warlock plans to put to work at the Fox. What will the work entail? Who knows, but Sheen wants females of the good-looking variety, apparently ... Just left on your Detroit radio dial is the high-powered "Mojo in the Morning" show on WKQI-FM (95.5). Mojo and Co. will be recruiting a singer to open Sheen's show with a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Candidates are required to shoot a YouTube video of a national anthem performance and get it to the station by 10 a.m. today... Uncle Charlie wants you, and you (Thu, 3/31)







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