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With Dave Akerly
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Live weekdays 6am-9am on 1320 WILS
Crains Detroit reporter discusses the latest on push to ditch all of no fault auto insurance in MI.
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Fox News Radio
October 18th, 2018 12:00am
Rachel discusses new polling data from Fox News less than 3 weeks until Election Day.
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Brian previews the MSU-Michigan football game and discusses the search for a new MSU president.
Peters gives us the details of his new bill aimed at increasing election security.
Rich talks about the DEA's expansion of a license plate reading program.
Hondo continues our previewing of Saturday's MSU-Michigan football game.
Chad talks about the Detroit Chamber's endorsement of democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer.
October 17th, 2018 12:00am
Live from London, Owen reports on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Saudi Arabia. What happened to the presumed dead Saudi journalist in the Turkish Embassy?
Conservative Political Commentator
Discusses the potential global ramifications of the current situation between Saudi Arabia and Turkey following the disappearance of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Lisa Posthumus Lyons
GOP Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Reacts to news that her democratic opponent, Garlin Gilchrist, has not been paying taxes on property he owns in Michigan.
WEEKLY LEGAL TALK
Weekly discussion responding to eyebrow-raising legal headlines from across the country.
Director of Human Resources - BWL
Discusses what BWL is doing to celebrate "Careers in Energy" week including tours of multiple facilities and local youth recruitment.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the cluster of issues facing President Trump including the situation in Saudi Arabia and backlash to Elizabeth Warren's ancestry test.
Financial Wealth Advisor
Discusses what he calls an "epidemic" facing parents who continue to finance their children years past the age of 18.
Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio
October 16th, 2018 12:00am
The Good Doctor and Dave chat about how to best gain wisdom and how long lives don't necessarily equate to having good life lessons.
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest on the Saudi journalist who went missing recently in Turkey.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
The federal election filing deadline day has now passed - is this Michigan's most expensive election yet?
Elissa Slotkin & Mike Bishop
Part 1 of live in-studio debate between congressional candidates Elissa Slotkin (D) and Mike Bishop (R).
Continuation and close of live in-studio debate between congressional candidates Elissa Slotkin (D) and Mike Bishop (R).
Political & Policy Reporter - MLive
Gibbons previews the debate between Michigan congressional candidates Elissa Slotkin and Rep. Mike Bishop (R).
Director of Chevrolet-Buick-GMC & Cadillac Protection
October 15th, 2018 12:00am
Breaks down news from GM, where the manufacturer announces it will offer the industry’s first true, optional extended "bumper-to-bumper" warranties.
America's Money Answer Man
Responds to Wall Street's extended losses and the announcement of Sears declaring bankruptcy.
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
The Professor offers his thoughts on the confirmation of Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and what he calls the "mob mentality" reaction from the left.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Kyle and Dave talk heating up rivalries - from the senate race to Michigan and Michigan State football.
Law reports on the GOP's chances this election cycle. How big is the incoming blue wave?
Dr. Rebecca Good
Superintendent - Legacy Prep. Charter Academy
Reacts to one high school's spirit week being deemed inappropriate for encouraging students to wear colors to signify their relationship status and gender.
October 12th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's reaction to former Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion to "kick" republicans while they're down.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-In-Chief: The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
Reacts to the recently published op-ed in USA Today penned by President Donald Trump which claims the left is heading towards socialism.
Mayor of East Lansing
Discusses plans regarding legislation and safety concerns over the electric scooter craze sweeping East Lansing.
Democratic Strategist - DiSano Strategies
The election is under a month away; how are both parties doing getting their constituents out to vote? How big of a factor is social media interaction?
Attorney - Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Discusses new policies being proposed that would force many immigrant families to choose between accessing essential public services and keeping their families together.
Tonya J. Powers
Reports on President Trump's lunch meeting with rapper Kanye West.
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron and Dave discuss the LeBron James family photo showing his underage son with a small glass of wine. Are small family gatherings a safe place to experiment or is LeBron in the wrong?
Political Analyst / Former Deputy Asst. to George W. Bush
October 11th, 2018 12:00am
Discusses the resignation of Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the U.N., and the incoming wave of women in politics.
Conservative Political Analyst
Addresses the state of the current Michigan elections - is the GOP doing enough to increase voter awareness?
Live from Chicago, Hondo discusses the tough road ahead for MSU football and the hopeful MSU basketball season around the corner.
Reports on new polling for Michigan which shows the race for U.S Senate tightening—but not so much on the gubernatorial side.
Live from London, Owen reports on the disappearance of a Washington Post journalist, who's been missing since he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey nine days ago.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Announces big news coming from President Trump celebrating a major legislative accomplishment on drug pricing.
Discusses the life of Theodore Roosevelt in his latest book: "TR's Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy".
October 10th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the resignation of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Weekly check-in with the most wacky legal stories found in headlines from around the country.
Updates on Hurricane Michael
Dave gets reactions from multiple Fox News Radio associates reporting on the incoming devastation Hurricane Michael is expected to bring the Gulf Coast.
Sen. Jones (R) discusses where the law stands with marijuana and landlords - if it's medicinal, can the complex still enforce a ban?
Director - MI League for Public Policy
Reacts to a new report released today that shows kids of color are struggling even more than their peers to meet third grade literacy benchmarks .
Live from the White House, Decker reports on Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the Supreme Court and the resignation of Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Founder & Chairman of Bramer Group
Addresses the outspoken divide in the country following the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Is this just protesting or a "mob mentality"?
October 9th, 2018 12:00am
Dave and the Good Doctor discusses the process of setting healthy boundaries in our relationships.
GOP Candidate for Governor
Schuette joins 1320 WILS to address the already heated back and forth between he and democratic opponent Gretchen Whitmer.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
Sen. Hertel Jr. (D) discusses new legislation regarding the legality of online, fantasy sports leagues.
Michigan Corn Growers Association
Reacts to news that President Trump may be expanding the availability of high blends of ethanol, like E15, for farmers.
Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the President's upcoming rally in Iowa.
Dr. John Roland
Discusses the increasing rate of child obesity in the nation and pop's role in that rise.
October 8th, 2018 12:00am
Rachel discusses the latest on new U.S. Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Dave continues the discussion with Tameez on the Kavanaugh story from a societal perspective.
Mayor Schor talks about city issues, including Lime scooters and this morning's grounbreaking of the Beacon Field 2 soccer field.
Shane talks about how tech companies are addressing privacy issues.
Dave and Kyle hold their weekly discussion on statewide issues, including the 8th Congressional District race between Mike Bishop and Elissa Slotkin.
Dave and Michael resume the Brett Kavanaugh discussion.
Michael talks about mental health issues, including teen substance prevention in schools.
October 5th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - that vote slated for later today.
Discusses Manufacturing Day 2018 and a unique multi-use complex coming to Lansing.
Professor of Constitutional Law - Cooley Law School
Ponders the outcome of the Kavanuagh nomination; also, discusses the often overlooked affects of gerrymandering.
President & CEO - Bekum America Corp.
Discusses how his company, which molds plastic bottles, will be celebrating Manufacturing Day 2018 - with an emphasis on recruiting high school students.
Hondo and Dave talk Spartan football as MSU takes on Northwestern this weekend.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's latest rally and the current state of tension in D.C.
CEO - Michigan Building Trades Council
Offers perspective on the latest news with the Line 5 tunnel. Could putting part of the pipeline underground make things safer?
October 4th, 2018 12:00am
Live from London, Owen reports on this year's potential Nobel Peace Prize winners - Trump's chances may be better than first expected.
Lansing City Council
Councilmember Hussain discusses which new businesses and plots of land are potentially being added to Lansing.
President & CEO - McLaren Greater Lansing
Ray details an event being held by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce today regarding the future of healthcare in Lansing.
Dr. Meena Bose
Chair in Presidential Studies - Hofstra University
Dr. Bose shares her expertise and discusses the ultra-unique presidency of Donald Trump.
Senior Reporter - Automotive News
Reports on the latest sales numbers from Fiat, Ford and Toyota as well as news regarding autonomous vehicles in the near future.
Oil and Water Don't Mix
Reacts to news that Enbridge will be putting part of the line 5 pipeline underground.
Decker reports on the New York Times piece which alleges that Donald Trump made his millions not on his own, but on shady tax schemes via his family business.
Suvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
Hiner, executive director of SNAP, reacts to news that police seized clergy misconduct records from all of Michigan's Catholic dioceses following allegations of mass molestation.
October 3rd, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's ongoing FBI investigation.
Weekly check-in with the wackiest legal headlines from across the country.
Communications Director For Mike Bishop
Disputes the claim that Mike Bishop's campaign is running out of funding.
VP of Law & Policy - USTelecom
Discusses the influx of automated sales calls; one report claims they're soon to make up 50% of all cell phone calls.
Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com
This week Michigan saw the largest hike in gas prices across the country - why? McTeague explains some of the factors and what to expect at the pump in upcoming weeks.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the rally President Trump attended last night where he made controversial remarks regarding Brett Kavanaugh's accuser.
GOP Strategist & NRA Member
Reacts to news that NRA membership fees have increased and disputes the notion that the organization is losing members.
Television Host / Marijuana Advocate
October 2nd, 2018 12:00am
Steves, citing his experiences in Europe, speaks on what he considers the pros of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Nichols Law Firm
Discusses the life and legacy of former Michigan Supreme Court justice and founder of Cooley Law School; Thomas Brennan who passed away last weekend at age 89.
Ken Del Vecchio
Filmmaker / Former Judge
Discusses the growing trend of spouses illegally tracking their spouse's cell phones.
The Good Doctor discusses the topic of overcoming adversity and achieving success.
Live from NYC, Powers reports on California's new law on net neutrality and the prompt response from President Trump's administration.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Reports on Michigan Republicans pushing ‘Popular Vote’ bills after trips to Hawaii financed by a Californian lobbyist group.
October 1st, 2018 12:00am
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with the Kavanaugh situation and news that Canada has joined a trade agreement with Mexico and the United States.
Lobbyist & Veteran
Discusses the big picture effect of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations. Do the Dems have a shot at the House?
Gov. Affairs Director - Lansing Regional Chamber
Discusses what the Capitol Council of Governments could look like post-election in 2019.
Electric scooters have shown up in East Lansing and Lansing. They're available for rent and relatively easy to use but will they require a city ordinance?
Dave and Kyle dive into local and statewide political news including the heat being turned up in the gubernatorial race.
Should the Supreme Court wait until an FBI investigation clears Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault? Law makes historic comparisons and discusses the ethics behind the choice.
Weekly update on gas prices around the city and state.
Dr. Gerald A. Turner
Discusses modern emergency response teams for natural disasters. After Hurricane Marie brought havoc to Puerto Rico in 2017, did we make any adjustments?
September 28th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the mixed reaction to the Ford and Kavanaugh hearings.
Abood Law Firm
Dave and Andrew discuss the national court of public opinion currently reacting to the testimonies of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
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