Advocacy Blue Arrows

Show 11, November 24, 2010:
Michigan Prosperity Agenda: New Leadership and the Impact on Jobs, Education and Quality of Life in Michigan

Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan

prosperity agenda radio show The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR at 7 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month throughout 2010 and will continue through 2011.

The hour-long radio program is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the Michigan Municipal League (the League). The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).

On Nov. 24 we talked with public policy experts who have lived through many administrations in Michigan government about how the change in leadership in Lansing will impact jobs, the economy and quality of life in our state. View past radio shows here.

Listen to the full show; Length: 37:39

Dan Gilmartin

Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, explains the large population losses experienced in some of Michigan’s largest cities and what community leaders are now trying to do to improve their cities.

Dan explains why Michigan communities are so important to our state’s future.

kyle melinn

Co-Host Kyle Melinn

Kyle is a Capitol Reporter and Editor for MIRS Newsletter, a daily online political news service covering state government and politics. He is an award winning journalist who has covered government for many news organizations.

Melinn discusses the dramatic turnover in the Michigan Legislature following the Nov. 2 general election and what it means to our state.

Length: 7:40


gary heidel

Gary Heidel

Gary is the Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority.

Heidel talks about MSHDA’s response to some of the economic challenges facing Michigan.

Length: 10:58


rob fowler

Rob Fowler

Rob is the President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He is a registered lobbyist representing small business before the Michigan legislature.

Fowler explains some of the priorities of Michigan Governor-elect Rick Snyder.

Length: 9:40


craig ruff

Craig Ruff

Craig is a senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants. Prior to joining the firm, he spent eleven years in Michigan's executive office, first as special assistant for human services to Gov. William G. Milliken and then as chief of staff to Lt. Gov. James H. Brickley.

Ruff discusses why having good “people skills” will be so important for Rick Snyder in resolving the gridlock in Lansing.

Length: 8:03


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