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State of the State Podcast: The President. The Governor. The Economy.

IPPSR is delighted to launch its first official podcast: State of the State. This is the third edition featuring issues, answers, policy and research on the hottest topics on the local, state and national stage.

State of the State podcasters Matt Grossmann, IPPSR's Director, and Charles Ballard, director of IPPSR's State of the State Survey will talk together and share the air with frequent guests monthly. This edition features IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld. The production will be featured on radio stations on the air and over the internet, on SoundCloud at,  over ITunes, on Facebook, Twitter and on the IPPSR website at

On the MSU campus, IPPSR specializes in policy education, leadership training and survey research in MSU's College of Social Science. We are the home of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, the Office for Survey Research, State of the State Survey, Legislative Leadership Program, Rosenthal Legislative Internship Program, more than 60 affiliate faculty members, student policy fellows and major research databases on topics of interest to academic researchers, legislators, policy makers, elected leaders and journalists around the world.

IPPSR thanks MSU's Communications and Brand Strategy office, MSU Director of Public Relations Jennifer Davis, Producer Russ White of MSU Advancement Marketing and Communications, IPPSR Policy Fellow Abbey Frazier and all those who support the efforts necessary to make this production possible.