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Charles Casillo

Author

August 16th, 2018 08:02am

Discusses his new biography "Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon".

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 16th, 2018 07:48am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on an incorrect statistic on black employment given out by the administration.

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Bruce Weaver

Economic Manager - Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives

August 16th, 2018 07:42am

Reports on data from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget showing a continued downward trend for unemployment.

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Bill Schuette & Lisa Posthumus Lyons

GOP Candidates for Governor & Lt. Governor

August 16th, 2018 07:16am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette and his recently announced choice for running mate discuss their goals for the state and their ongoing campaign.

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Don Bramer

Veteran & Political Analyst

August 16th, 2018 07:05am

Discusses President Trump's multiple Twitter feuds.

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative Political Analyst

August 16th, 2018 06:58am

Live from Hawaii, Lennox reacts to Bill Schuette's choice for running mate.

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Barb Byrum

Ingham County Clerk

August 16th, 2018 06:55am

Discusses alleged criminal charges against Deb Nolan, the second Ingham County Commissioner to face controversy this week.

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Veronica McNally

Attorney & Founder of "I Vaccinate" Campaign

August 15th, 2018 07:54am

McNally, who lost a child to whooping cough, discusses the importance of vaccination.

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Mustafa Tameez

Democratic Political Analyst

August 15th, 2018 07:46am

Dave and Tameez discuss the fallout between Preisdent Trump and former White House aide Omarosa Manigault.

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

August 15th, 2018 07:33am

The mayor joins and discusses a rough report on Lansing home inspections as well as Bill Schuette's choice for running mate.

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Jeff Romback

Deputy Director - MI Association of Health Plans

August 15th, 2018 07:12am

Discusses the MAHP's strong support of the state embracing innovation to hold down individual market insurance rates.

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Dr. Larry Fedewa

Washington Times Columnist

August 15th, 2018 06:53am

The conservative columnist shares his theories on the "deep state" within government.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

August 15th, 2018 06:51am

Powers stops by for her weekly water-cooler chat about the most surprising legal headlines found across the U.S.

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Shanna Draheim

East Lansing City Council

August 15th, 2018 06:41am

Discusses the council's unanimous passing of the 105 million dollar Park District project.

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Dan Buonodano

Co-Owner of EagleMonk Brewery

August 14th, 2018 07:45am

Discusses the 6 year anniversary of he and his wife's co-owned brewery and tomorrow's event celebrating it.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 14th, 2018 07:44am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the back and forth between President Trump and former political aide, Omarosa Manigault.

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Robert Caltabiano

Anti-Terror Expert

August 14th, 2018 07:35am

Reacts to news that the TSA may stop screening at small airports.

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Liz Campbell

Senior Director, Restaurant Experience - McDonald’s

August 14th, 2018 07:34am

Details renovations coming to 400 McDonald's stores in Michigan.

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Josh DeShong

Real Estate Expert

August 14th, 2018 07:17am

Discusses why more and more real estate agents are accepting cryptocurrency in exchange for property.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

August 14th, 2018 07:15am

Live from England, Owen reports on a man who drove his car into the gates of Parliament.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

August 14th, 2018 07:10am

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the firing of Peter Strzok.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

August 14th, 2018 07:09am

The Good Doctor discusses the struggle of self-doubt.

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Susan Hiltz

AAA Michigan

August 13th, 2018 07:54am

Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.

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Genevieve Collins

Classroom Technology Specialist

August 13th, 2018 07:49am

Discusses the use of cell phones in the classroom.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst

August 13th, 2018 07:47am

Discusses the incoming "blue wave" causing some insurance companies to build a single-payer defense.

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Jacob Kanclerz

MIRS News

August 13th, 2018 07:43am

After performing a deep data dive, Kanclerz reports on results from some of the 800+ millages from last week's primaries.

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Peter Van Voorhis

Political Strategist

August 13th, 2018 07:12am

Updates listeners on the latest from the trial of former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

August 13th, 2018 07:05am

Live from Memphis, Powers reports on the city's annual Elvis Week.

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Rick Jones

State Senator

August 13th, 2018 06:42am

Sen. Jones (R) stops by to discuss two recently introduced bills regarding gun rental law and the arming & training of park rangers.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

August 13th, 2018 06:24am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the devaluation of Turkish currency following President Trump's calls for bigger tariffs.

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Matt Gillard

School Finance Research Collaborative

August 10th, 2018 09:11am

Gillard discusses a comprehensive study that provides building blocks to reform school funding in Michigan.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 10th, 2018 07:28am

Decker talks about the secret taped deposition of an elusive British spy behind the Trump "Dirty Dossier".

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Peter Anastor

MI Dept of Ag and Rural Development

August 10th, 2018 07:05am

Anastor talks about the new milk processing plant to be built in St. Johns.

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Zack Gorchow

Gongwer News

August 10th, 2018 06:32am

Gorchow looks back at the August primary and ahead to the November election.

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Brian Wheeler

Consumers Energy

August 10th, 2018 06:27am

Wheeler previews this weekend's NASCAR Consumer Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

August 10th, 2018 06:16am

Sutherland talks about Vice President Pence's outlining of a new branch of the military.

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D.W. Bobst

Workplace Culture Expert

August 9th, 2018 07:53am

Discusses the growing concern of young people "ghosting" their job interviews or worse, accepting jobs and then never showing up.

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Bob Showers

Board of Commissioners - Clinton County

August 9th, 2018 07:45am

Reports on a pair of cheese manufacturing plants coming to Clinton - a 550 million investment promising 300 jobs.

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Kara Hope

Ingham County Commissioner & Demoractic Candidate for Congress

August 9th, 2018 07:40am

Discusses her primary win, her upcoming run for the House's 67th open seat and her take on Michigan's economy.

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Kara Hope

Ingham County Commissioner & Demoractic Candidate for Congress

August 9th, 2018 07:40am

Discusses her primary win, her upcoming run for the House's 67th open seat and her take on Michigan's economy.

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Scott Dean

Director of Communications - MI Dept. of Environmental Quality

August 9th, 2018 07:13am

Discusses the growing concern of polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in Kalamazoo and other Michigan cities' water supply.

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Gary Peters

United States Senator

August 9th, 2018 07:05am

Sen. Peters (D) discusses his ongoing motorcycle trip through northern Michigan.

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Joe DiSano

Democratic Strategist - DiSano Strategies

August 9th, 2018 06:44am

DiSano offers reaction to the primaries' results and predicts what's next for certain candidates.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

August 9th, 2018 06:43am

Live from Washington D.C., Halpern reports on the indictment of a congressman who was also Trump's first endorser.

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Alana Roethle

Political Analyst

August 8th, 2018 07:59am

Discusses the GOP's fears of steep losses across states' legislatures.

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Elissa Slotkin

Democratic Candidate for Congress

August 8th, 2018 07:48am

Slotkin joins to discuss her victory over democratic opponent Chris Smith and sizing up Rep. Mike Bishop for November.

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Mark Meadows

Mayor of East Lansing

August 8th, 2018 07:45am

Mayor Meadows expresses his praise for the passing of East Lansing's 1% sales tax.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

August 8th, 2018 07:17am

Loretta joins to talk about wacky legal headlines across America.

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Steve Japinga

Government Relations Director - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

August 8th, 2018 07:12am

Offers reaction to East Lansing's 1% sales tax passing; the chamber was opposing this.

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Tom Barrett

State Representative

August 8th, 2018 06:56am

Rep. Barrett (R) discusses his successful state senate run.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 8th, 2018 06:54am

Decker updates listeners on the special election in Ohio.

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Bill Schuette

Republican Nominee for Governor

August 8th, 2018 06:47am

Attorney General and recently confirmed gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette offers reaction to his success in the primaries.

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Patrick Colbeck

State Senator

August 8th, 2018 06:17am

Sen. Colbeck discusses what he learned about campaigning and what's next after being eliminated from the gubernatorial race.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

August 8th, 2018 06:11am

Kyle continues with election results.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

August 8th, 2018 05:23am

Kyle reports the results from yesterday's primary elections.

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Robert Caltabiano

Security Expert

August 7th, 2018 07:48am

Assesses the current threat level between the U.S. and Iran.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 7th, 2018 07:35am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the special election taking place in Ohio.

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Jonathan Oosting

Political Reporter- Detroit News

August 7th, 2018 07:27am

Oosting reports on the latest election news including findings involving democratic gubernatorial hopeful Shri Thanedar offering money for extra radio coverage.

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Cliff Maloney

Political Analyst

August 7th, 2018 07:02am

Discusses the back and forth of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's axing recess for congress this August.

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

August 7th, 2018 06:56am

The mayor joins Dave preview "Imagine the Avenue" a popup event hosted by the city, promoting future ideas for Michigan Avenue.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

August 7th, 2018 06:41am

Live from NYC, Powers reports on the NRA suing the governor of New York over new gun regulation laws.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

August 7th, 2018 06:28am

The Good Doctor stops by to offer advice for people in love with narcissists.

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Susan Hiltz

AAA Michigan

August 6th, 2018 08:11am

Susan checks in with local and statewide gas price averages.

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Leigh Richardson

Licensed Professional Counselor

August 6th, 2018 07:55am

Reacts to a new study saying social media affects young girls more than young boys.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst & Author

August 6th, 2018 07:54am

Law delves into the Trump vs. Media debate.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

August 6th, 2018 07:18am

Melinn stops by to discuss possible outcomes for tomorrow's primary elections.

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Mike Nystrom

VP - MI Infrastructure & Transportation Assosciation

August 6th, 2018 07:14am

Discusses an unusual union negotiation going on between Operating Engineers 324 and its workers.

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Robert Davies

President of Central Michigan University

August 6th, 2018 06:57am

Davies, the newly named president at CMU, discusses how he will lead the university.

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Dennis Lennox

Political Analyst

August 6th, 2018 06:55am

Speculates on who will be the pick for Michigan's next Lieutenant Governor.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

August 6th, 2018 06:54am

Sutherland reports on LeBron James's recent riff with President Trump.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Editor-In-Chief - The New York Analysis of Policy & Government

August 3rd, 2018 07:52am

Discusses the fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 3rd, 2018 07:37am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the president's most recent rally as well as the status of the current White House Press Secretary.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

August 3rd, 2018 07:34am

Hondo stops by to talk MSU football's first day of practice and the controversy stirring for Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

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Jenna Ellis

Director of Public Policy - Dobson Institute

August 3rd, 2018 07:13am

Ellis analyzes President Trump's tweets asking for the axing of the Mueller investigation - can he do that?

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

August 3rd, 2018 07:05am

Abood stops by to discuss the latest with Michigan's Supreme Court.

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Seth Denson

Health Care Industry Expert

August 3rd, 2018 06:39am

Discusses health care providers performing data mining of clients' social media usage.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

August 3rd, 2018 06:33am

Live from London, Owen reports on the E-World Cup: a video game competition with a 250,000 dollar prize.

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Bob Fossum

3-Time Winner of Lansing All City Golf Championship

August 2nd, 2018 07:41am

Discusses the effect time has had on the sport of golf and reminds listeners of this year's championship happening this weekend at Forest Akers Golf Course.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

August 2nd, 2018 07:37am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the developing problem of foreign influence on our social media and elections.

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Mark Meadows

Mayor of East Lansing

August 2nd, 2018 07:34am

Discusses the city's backing of a 1% income tax to help try and offset ongoing financial problems.

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Jordan Goodman

America's Money Answer Man

August 2nd, 2018 07:16am

Goodman stops by to evaluate the current and future state of the country's financial markets.

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Sandy Pensler

GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate

August 2nd, 2018 07:10am

Pensler discusses his campaign plans for the final week before primaries - is he shaken by GOP opponent John James's recent Trump endorsement?

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Zach Gorchow

Editor at Gongwer News

August 2nd, 2018 06:47am

Gorchow discusses a levy of local and statewide news, including a ruling on straight ticket voting and the latest with emails surfacing from GOP gubernatorial front-runner Bill Schuette.

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Steve Mitchell

Mitchell Research

August 2nd, 2018 06:26am

Final polling numbers are in; Mitchell reports who's in the lead for Michigan's upcoming GOP primaries.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

August 1st, 2018 07:48am

Wendy joins Dave to discuss some of the week's more peculiar legal stories from around the country.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

August 1st, 2018 07:46am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's recent rally in Tampa and his critical comments on GOP mega-donors David and Charles Koch.

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Chris Smith

Democratic Candidate for Congress

August 1st, 2018 07:40am

Smith joins to discuss the levels of socialism and the final week of his campaign as he squares off against democratic opponent Elissa Slotkin in Michigan's 8th district.

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Antjuan Seawright

Democratic Political Analyst

August 1st, 2018 07:14am

Analyzes President Trump's recent criticisms of billionaire, conservative donors - the Koch brothers.

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John James

GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate

August 1st, 2018 07:12am

James discusses his recent endorsement by President Trump and his chances against GOP opponent Sandy Pensler.

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Patrick Colbeck

State Senator & Gubernatorial Candidate

August 1st, 2018 06:43am

Sen. Colbeck (R) discusses why he thinks he will pull ahead of other GOP gubernatorial candidates in next week's primaries.

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Dawn Raffel

Author

July 31st, 2018 07:56am

Discusses her book The Strange Case of Dr. Couney which details the true story of the New York Coney Island "freak show" doctor who pioneered how we treat prematurely born babies, via incubators, as early as 1901.

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Elissa Slotkin

Demoractic Candidate for Congress

July 31st, 2018 07:53am

Slotkin discusses her race in Michigan's 8th district against East Lansing's Chris Smith (D).

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William Strauss

Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve

July 31st, 2018 07:30am

Reports on the latest numbers for Michigan's retail sales in the month of June.

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Bill Schuette

Attorney General & GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

July 31st, 2018 07:15am

The AG phones in to discuss where he's campaigning the final week before primaries.

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Gretchen Whitmer

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

July 31st, 2018 07:11am

Whitmer discusses her successes in the race for governor and her goals for Michigan.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 31st, 2018 06:44am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

July 31st, 2018 06:27am

Dave Akerly returns and checks in with the Good Doctor on the nature of narcissism.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst

July 30th, 2018 07:46am

Guest host Rich Herl welcomes Law to analyze the continued economic success of the U.S. despite lingering trade wars.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

July 30th, 2018 07:33am

With Michigan's primaries only days away, 1320 WILS's Political Insider, Kyle Melinn joins Rich to talk local politics - which races are worth watching?

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Rosanne Ponkowski

President of Michigan Trump Republicans

July 30th, 2018 07:11am

Rich invites Ponkowski to explain why her group recently endorsed Rep. Tom Barrett (R) in the 24th Senate race, over opponent Rep. Brett Roberts (R).

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