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With Dave Akerly
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CEO - Home Builders Association of Michigan
April 16th, 2021 12:00am
Housing Michigan to launch legislative agenda focused on addressing state's housing crisis. Bob Filka explains.
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Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Allan Saxe stops by and talks Donald Trump, Mitch Mcconnell, and what's going down in Washington DC.
Economist and Department Chair of Economics - U of M Flint
A new report estimates that more than 64,000 jobs were lost during the second lockdown. Chris Douglas breaks down the numbers.
CEO - GreenGro Technologies
Major changes to Federal Laws involving Marijuana could soon be coming. Darrell Courtney talks the importance of regulating weed.
Senior National Editor and WH Correspondant - Gray Television
New sanctions against Russia, discussion on expanding the supreme court, and more. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Fox News Radio
Preparations being made for the funeral of Prince Philip. Live from Windsor Castle, Simon Owen reports.
Founder - Positive Life Choice Psychology
Ken Lindner offers tips to Americans looking to get back into the workforce.
Tonya J. Powers
April 15th, 2021 12:00am
Infamous scam artist Bernie Madoff dead at 82. Live from New York, Tonya J Powers reports.
Associate Editor - TheHill.com
Wrangling within the Democratic party could be costly as the Dems attempt to leverage their slim majority in the senate. Jesse Byrnes gives insight.
Director of Media and Communications - Sparrow Health
John Foren on how Sparrow is handling the recent surge of Covid-19 and managing their capacity.
Program Director - 1380 WPHM (Port Huron)
Recent numbers make Port Huron and St. Claire city look like ground zero for Covid in Michigan. Caleb Gordon gives the details.
Archives & Heritage Brand Manager - Ford
It's Mustang week! Ted Ryan talks Ford's celebration of their iconic and top-selling sports car, as well as their new electric model.
Top Intelligence officials testify before congress on global threats for the first time since 2019. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Major Sam Peters
Bronze Star recipient; Retired Major from the United States Air Force
President Biden plans to pull all troops from Afghanistan by 9/11. Major Sam Peters, who saw tours in Afghanistan, gives his reaction.
April 14th, 2021 12:00am
Simon reports on Defense Secretary Austin's addition of 500 troops in Germany despite a pledge from former President Trump.
Matt weighs in on former President Trump's recent criticism of Mitch McConnell and Dr Anthony Fauci at a recent donor gathering.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rich speaks out against Governor Whitmer's office ban extension.
Quentin and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.
Pat breaks down the latest plans for the former Clara's Restaurant and Train Station on Michigan Avenue.
Dr. Rebecca Good
Dr. Good reacts to reports that public school teachers in San Diego are giving migrant children in-person instruction ahead of their own students.
Holly breaks down and reacts to the results of a study connecting stress with cognitive benefits.
Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
April 13th, 2021 12:00am
What is the most meaningful age? Dr. John Braccio shares his thoughts.
President Biden has settled on a choice to lead U.S. customs and Border Patrol. Live from New York, Tonya J Powers reports.
President - GM International Operations; The Kiefer Foundation
The Kiefer Foundation is working to get bills passed put an end to distracted driving in Michigan. Steve Kiefer tells his story.
Dr. Samuel Stanley
President - Michigan State University
Dr. Samuel Stanley talks vaccinations and the Covid situation in and around MSU's campus.
United States Senator
Sen. Peters details his recent trip to the Southern Border where he met with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
100 CEO's discussed how to address voting laws in states across the country. Eben Brown reports.
A hold on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a new nominee for head U.S. customs, and more from the White House with Jon Decker.
Dave Akerly & Phil Goudiaby
April 12th, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Phil discuss the police-involved shooting that occurred in Minneapolis over the weekend.
Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush
Brad Blakeman on the instability in Washington DC as Democrats attempt to leverage their slim majority in the legislature.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
State Senator - East Lansing
The Michigan Legislature is coming back to session. Sen. Hertel Jr. addresses the recent surge in Covid-19.
Leading Employment Litigation Attorney
Can your employer force you to get a vaccine? Jay Forester explains.
Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News
Kyle Melinn talks the legislature returning to session, the Governor's comments, and all things state government.
Chief Executive of the Fallston Group; Crisis Leadership Specialist
The latest on the crisis at the border with Rob Weinhold.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state.
April 9th, 2021 12:00am
Breaking News: Prince Phillip, husband to the Queen of England, has died at age 99. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Joe Collins talks Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been relatively silent on the border since taking up the issue.
Political Strategist and Pundit from the Right
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein spent nearly 3 months in Dubai working remotely. Dennis Lennox voices his concerns.
President - Carver Financial Services Inc.
Randy Carver tells how to grow your retirement savings with minimal risk.
Steve Mitchell talks new polling that shows the difference between Democrats and Republican's in attitudes towards the vaccine.
President Joe Biden unveils new executive orders on gun control. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Ron The Wine Guy
Wine Expert and Enthusiast
Back to the ballpark! Ron and Dave compare their experiences attending MLB games this week for the first time in a long time.
Executive Director - MICHauto; Vice President - Automotive & Mobility Initiatives
April 8th, 2021 12:00am
Glenn Stevens talks MICHauto's response to the Biden administration's American Jobs Plan.
Senior Care Specialist
Health Officials have relaxed Covid-19 guidance for nursing homes for the first time since September. Brian Levy gives insight.
Defense Policy Investigator - Project on Government Oversight
Should the next gen F-35 be based in Michigan? Dan Grazier tells why he calls the project a "boondoggle".
8th District Congresswoman
Rep. Elissa Slotkin talks being back in her district, the ongoing vaccine effort, F-35's and more.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the update President Biden.
Clinton County Commissioner
Bob Showers on how Clinton county seems to be outperforming neighboring counties in containing the spread of Covid-19.
Fitness Specialist; Six-time Mr. America Finalist
Warren Honeycutt gives tips for shedding the extra pandemic pounds.
April 7th, 2021 12:00am
Simon breaks down the indirect talks in Vienna between the U.S. and Iran over a nuclear deal.
Certified Trust & Financial Advisor
Chris gives us his take on how parents can help their children avoid a messy financial future and turn them into millionaires at the same time.
Chad and Dave discuss the ongoing Covid-19 surge here in Michigan.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.
Lansing City Council President
Peter tells us about the council's plan to continue holding meetings virtually in the midst of the ongoing Covid surge.
Detroit Free Press
Paul brings us the details of a bizarre story in which a prisoner was able to bring a loaded handgun inside a state prison near Jackson earlier this year.
Dr Fahmi Farah
Dr Farah breaks down how a spike in cases of broken heart syndrome is linked to the Covid pandemic.
April 6th, 2021 12:00am
Dr. John Braccio gives tips on fostering respectful communication between a parent and child.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calls for a global minimum corporate tax rate. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Ingham County Health Officer
Linda Vail on why the Ingham County Health Department is strongly recommending remote learning for grades 6-12 next week.
Founder - Win This Fight; Anti-Trafficking advocate
The recent mass shooting in Atlanta may have been targeting the victims of human trafficking. Mitzi Perdue sheds light on the issue.
AT&T Michigan's Director of External and Legislative Affairs
Michigan schools, nonprofits to receive hotspots and free internet to help students across the state. Gavin Goetz gives the details.
President Biden's Infrastructure plan hits a snag in MCConnell and the GOP. Live from the White House, Jared Halpern reports.
Founder - Blackboxstocks
With the recent excitement stemming from the GameStop boom, Eric Pharis tells the risks and rewards of day-trading.
April 5th, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Phil discuss the weekend's Final Four games and look ahead to tonight's national championship match-up.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr. talks Biden's handling of the border crisis and how the surrounding narrative compares to reality.
Superintendent - Holt Public Schools
The Holt bond issue to appear on the May 4th Ballot. David Hornack gives the details.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the update on the MLB in Georgia, President Biden, and more.
With the state legislature out this week, Kyle Melinn talks Ron Weiser, John James, and all things in Michigan politics.
Several companies line up to condemn Texas' new voting legislation in an apparent recent trend. Rob Weinhold addresses the issue.
April 2nd, 2021 12:00am
The FDA has approved a new at-home Covid test kit. Eben Brown gives the details.
GOP Strategist and DoD adviser
President Biden shared details from his 2 trillion dollar infrastructure proposal. Cory Mills gives his take.
Abood Law Firm; Sidebar
In what is now year 2 of the pandemic, Covid continues to surge in Michigan. Andrew Abood gives perspective as a business owner.
Father Gordon Riegle
St Johns St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Parish
On this Good Friday, Father Gordon Riegle tells the meaning and the power behind the holiday.
Attorney in Sports Law
The Supreme Court heard arguments today on a related case to compensating NCAA athletes. Todd Glassman addresses the issue.
Fox News Anchor
Heading into Easter weekend, Shannon Bream talks her new book, 'Women of the Bible Speak'.
April 1st, 2021 12:00am
Today is Major League Baseball opening day. Matt Napolitano talks the Tigers and the start to the season.
GOP National Committeewoman for Maryland
Former President Donald Trump labeled Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Fauci a "self-promoter". Nicolee Ambrose weighs in.
Political Reporter - Detroit News
Craig Mauger covers the recent surge of Covid-19 in Michigan and what's next for John James.
Automotive Expert and Lead Reporter for CNBC.COM
General Motors to go all-electric with their vehicle lineup by 2035, Mike Wayland reports.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker shares a story on Gordon Liddy and talks President Biden's infrastructure proposal.
Senior marketing, strategy and innovation consultant
Apple to maker harder for advertisers to target iPhone users, and ad companies are responding. Lisa Miller gives the details.
Co-founder of The Welcome Party
A wave of Senate retirements puts the GOP on defense heading into the next election cycle. Liam Kerr gives perspective from the left.
March 31st, 2021 12:00am
Simon updates us on a report from the WHO surrounding the origin of Covid-19.
Opinion Editor - Deseret News
Boyd weighs in on the whereabouts of vice president Kamala Harris in the midst of the border crisis.
Jonathan reports on stories surrounding Covid-19 and criminal justice reform in Michigan.
Senior Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Paul breaks down the numbers in the new monthly report from the Fed and Michigan Retailers Association.
LSJ Sports Columnist
Graham reacts to last night's loss by Michigan to UCLA in the NCAA tournament...and weighs in on changes to the MSU men's basketball roster.
Oil & Gas Analyst
Jay and Dave discuss what's ahead for world oil markets in the midst of Covid-19.
Quentin and Dave in our weekly legal segment recap some of the high-profile cases in the courtroom.
March 30th, 2021 12:00am
Dr. John Braccio talks spotting the warning signs in a suicidal person and how to help.
President Biden gives an update on the federal response to the pandemic, including calls for more mask mandates. Rachel Sutherland reports.
CEO - CATA
Public transit systems will join Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Brad Funkhouser tells how CATA is getting involved.
40 years ago today there was an attempt on the 40th president's life. Craig Shirley recounts the important day in U.S. history.
President Biden voiced his concerns over recent spikes in Covid-19. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Reporter Detroit News
The barber from Owosso who defied orders and stayed open last spring plans to appeal the violations and fines he faced. Beth LeBlanc gives the details.
CEO of Kalos Therapuetics; Analyst on Covid-19
George Colberg weighs the pros and cons of a possible vaccine passport.
March 29th, 2021 12:00am
Amazon workers in Alabama will vote on whether to become the company's first US union. Gurnal Scott reports.
Dr. John Fleming
Former Louisiana Congressman
More on President Biden's first press conference and whether he's been given fair treatment by the media with Dr. John Fleming.
Genesee county prosecutor
County prosecutors interested in investigating nursing home deaths could receive up to 250,000 in grants. David Leyton tells why he thinks that's not a good idea.
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