The Craig Fahle Show

Podcast for Wednesday October 31, 2012

Wednesday October 31, 2012

On today's show, Craig looks at both sides of Proposal 6, which would put in place a constitutional amendment that would require a public vote before the state of Michigan could participate in an international bridge or tunnel project. Craig speaks with the Michigan Truth Squad's John Bebow, President and CEO of the Center for Michigan, about the amount of money that has been spent on the various proposals and campaigns in Michigan. They also take a look at Proposal 5, the "tax" proposal, which would require an increase in state taxes to be approved by 2/3 majority in the Legislature or statewide vote. Hurricane Sandy created strong winds as far west as Michigan and Ontario. Ontario is home to thousands of wind turbines. It stands to reason that with strong winds from the storm, those wind turbines would be producing huge amounts of electricity. So to find out if that’s true WDET’s Amy Miller spoke with Kim Warren, COO of Independent Electricity System Operator: an Ontario-based organization that balances the supply of and demand for electricity in Ontario and then directs its flow across the province's transmission lines. With the election less than a week away, Craig takes a look at the race in Michigan's 13th Congressional District. WDET's Quinn Klinefelter speaks with Democratic candidate Rep. John Conyers, Jr., incumbent in the 14th district, and Republican candidate Harry Sawicki about the race for the 13th district and what they plan to do, if elected. Also, the Metro Times stops by for their weekly segment.

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