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Oct. 12, 2018

Debates come to WKAR’s 'Off the Record'

WKAR’s upcoming episodes of “Off the Record,” Michigan’s only weekly statewide political analysis television show, will host a debate of the major party candidates for trustee of Michigan State University and for secretary of state. 

The four major party candidates running for two vacancies on the MSU Board of Trustees will debate in an episode beginning to air today. The candidates are Republicans Dave Dutch and Mike Miller and Democrats Brianna Scott and Kelly Tebay. 

The two major candidates for Michigan secretary of state will debate in an episode beginning to air Oct.19. The candidates are Democrat Jocelyn Benson and Republican Mary Treder Lang. 

Each debate will be moderated by “Off the Record” anchor and producer Tim Skubick and will follow a no-rules format, with no opening statement and a one-minute closing statement.

“Off the Record” airs at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sundays on WKAR and at varying dates and times on public broadcasting stations across the state (check local listings).

Episodes can be viewed live at 8 a.m. Fridays on  WKAR Public Media on Facebook and at

Full episodes of “Off the Record,” plus online-only OTR Overtime extras, can be viewed anytime at and many TV streaming devices.