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Dr. John Braccio
Dr. John Braccio on how to effectively cultivate friendships.
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Business and Career Strategist
May 10th, 2021 12:00am
Mike and Dave talk about millennials in the workforce.
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Former Congressman 8th district MI GOP
Mike weighs in on James Craig's possible candidacy in the Governor's race.
Former U.S. Attorney Special Assistant
Chuck gives us his perspective on the story surrounding President Biden's photos of an empty migrant facility.
Incoming Lansing schools superintendent
Ben talks about his move to Lansing from NYC to become superintendent.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rich reacts to the Governor's order for Enbridge to shut down the Line 5 pipeline this week.
Kyle and Dave take up statewide government issues like the Governor's controversial trip to Florida....and James Craig's possible gubernatorial run.
Crisis leadership specialist
Rob discusses the recent admittance from White House press secretary Jen Psaki that she often recommends that President not take impromptu questions from reporters.
Adrienne and Dave talk about gas prices throughout the state.
Tonya J. Powers
Fox News Radio
May 7th, 2021 12:00am
Melinda Gates rented a private island to avoid the media coverage of her divorce with Bill Gates, Tonya J Powers reports.
Donald Trump promises his supporters will be happy once he makes his 2024 announcement. Bobb Barr gives his take.
President - Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council
No fault law/ brain injury issues. Tom Judd explains his opposition to a Michigan law that he says "will severely limit access to care", for many.
Reporter - Bridge Michigan
A Michigan House Committee meeting on vaccine passports that featured anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theories, Jonathan Oosting reports.
Senior National Editor and WH Correspondant - Gray Television
President Joe Biden has still not made a trip to the border. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Author of Generations Deep
With mother's day approaching, Gina Berkemeier speaks on the generational bond we have with our mothers.
Ron The Wine Guy
Wine Expert and Enthusiast
How much should you pay for a bottle of space wine? Ron the Wine Guy shares his expertise.
May 6th, 2021 12:00am
Former President Trump creates his own online platform as he remains banned on Facebook and other social medias. Tonya J Powers reports.
CEO - The Vogel Group
Liz Cheney, Mitch Mcconnell, and the battle for control of the future of the GOP. Alex Vogel gives insight.
Automative Reporter - CNBC
GM's earnings exceeded expectations while Ford temporarily shut down plants. Mike Wayland reports.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
State Senator (D) - East Lansing
Sen. Curtis Hertel talks the controversial senate election bills, Michigan's reopening plan, and more
Executive Director - Home Builders Association of Michigan
Bob Filka talks the skyrocketing price of lumber and other materials, and how the housing market has been affected.
The paycheck protection program has been exhausted. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland gives the details.
Dr. Rosie Chauhan
Rheumatologist ; Author of 'Healer'
New research tying a Covid-related syndrome to neurological symptoms in kids. Dr. Rosie Chauhan explains.
CEO - Joshin
May 5th, 2021 12:00am
Melissa discusses how mothers are struggling to break into the workforce in the U-S.
Simon updates us on a North Korean defector running for election in Britain.
Khrishna weighs in on White House claims that the border crisis is not President Biden's fault.
Lauren brings us an update on a new proposal in the MI House that would compel state lawmakers and officials to disclose personal financial interests.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.
Ingham County Health Officer
Linda brings us the latest on the downward trend of Covid cases and hospitalizations.
Co-Founder - Owen's Craft Mixers
Josh on this Cinco De Mayo talks about why tequila is considered the spirit of choice among consumers during the Covid pandemic.
Dr Jon Stevens
Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Stevens provides some tips for people who are not looking forward to returning to the office at the end of the Covid pandemic.
Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
May 4th, 2021 12:00am
With Bill and Melinda Gates splitting up after 27 years, Dr. John Braccio talks making a marriage last.
Dave gives his take on the recent comments from Senate Majority leader Mike Shirkey on herd immunity in Michigan.
President & CEO - Lansing Economic Area Partnership
How does Lansing stack up against other thriving communities in the country? Bob Trezise talks LEAP's new benchmarking report.
President Biden's trip to Virginia, an expansion to the refugee limit, and more. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Executive Director - MSU Technologies
Federally-funded research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy could be at stake at MSU. Rich Chylla explains.
Tonya J Powers on which states are leading the way in the fight against Covid-19, and which states are lagging behind.
CEO and Co-founder - Innovation Leader
People are more trusting of technology than they are of other people. Scott Krishner gives insight.
Dave Akerly & Phil Goudiaby
May 3rd, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Phil discuss the weekend's events including the Lion's NFL draft and the Kentucky Derby.
Senior Washington Correspondent - Insider
President Biden's calls for unity ring hollow to many Republicans in Washington. Dave Leventhal gives insight.
Mayor Andy Schor and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin are teaming up to improve Michigan Avenue and re-imagine policing. Mayor Schor explains.
Broadcaster & Media Relations - Lansing Lugnuts
The Lansing Lugnuts will play for the first time in 20 years. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler tells what fans can expect.
Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News
Kyle Melinn talks a Michigan lawmaker's arrest, redistricting, and all things state politics.
Chief Executive of the Fallston Group; Crisis Leadership Specialist
Mitch Mcconnell says the Republican party is, "looking forward". Rob Weinhold talks Trump's impact on the future of the GOP.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and takes a look back at Michigan's gas record from 10 years ago.
April 30th, 2021 12:00am
The Biden Administration is looking to ban the sale of all menthol cigarettes. Live from New York city, Tonya J Powers reports.
Republican National Committeewoman for Maryland
Nicolee Ambrose grades President Biden's speech to congress and his first hundred days in office.
President - Small Business Owners Association of MI
Brian Calley gives his take on the Governor's 'Vac to Normal' plan for reopening Michigan's economy.
Dr. Chris Haynes
Professor of Political Science & Legal Studies - University of New Haven
Young people are moving in droves and changing the demographics in some southern states. Chris Haynes gives insight.
Dave speaks on the Lions first-round draft pick and how Pennei Sewell fits into the team's future.
Communications Director - Progress Michigan
Sam Inglot talks 'Close Lansing Loopholes', the effort to expand transparency with Michigan lawmakers.
CEO - Engineered Tax Services
Julio Gonzalaz talks taxes and what red flags can trigger an audit from the IRS.
April 29th, 2021 12:00am
Dave takes a second look at President Biden's address to a joint session of congress last night.
Anna Paulina Luna
Vice President & Chief Correspondent - El American
Anna Paulina Luna gives her take on President Biden's speech to congress and his first 100 days in office.
Political Reporter - Detroit News
The senate elections committee taking on a huge package of bills. Craig Mauger reports.
President & CEO - Lansing Chamber of Commerce
Tim Daman talks the Lansing Regional Chamber's support of 'Fair and Equal Michigan', a campaign for LGBTQ equal right's.
Jon Decker, who was in attendance at last night's joint congress session where President Biden spoke, gives details from the night.
The City of Chicago is exploring the idea of a vaccine passport for concerts and other events. Live from Chicago, Jeff Monosso reports.
Founder & CEO - Blackboxstocks Inc.
Is Bitcoin too volatile to be viable? Gust Kepler talks investing in cryptocurrency.
Tonya J Powers
April 28th, 2021 12:00am
Tonya brings us an update on the latest guidance from the CDC on outdoor mask wearing.
Mustafa weighs in on a new Fox News poll focusing on President Biden's first 100 days in office.
State Representative (D) - 69th District Meridian Township
Julie, a gun control advocate, looks ahead to a big Supreme Court case involving the right to conceal carry.
Chad explains why he feels changes are needed for Michigan's recycling law.
Gary and Dave discuss several issues including the auto industry's future, a newly-announced Ford plant, and tonight's presidential address to Congress
Gina tells us about how airlines are being hit by fake Covid-19 certificates.
Rick and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.
CEO - Harbor Strategic Public Affairs
April 27th, 2021 12:00am
Michigan will lose a seat in congress due to the new census data. John Sellek tells what this means for redistricting in our state.
Shuffling in the house, redistricting, and the latest in Washington DC. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Lansing City Council President
Peter Spadafore gives the latest from Lansing city council.
Former Special Agent for the FBI
The FBI is warning local law enforcement agencies to prepare for increases in crime over the summer. Eric Jackson gives insight.
Nutrition & Fitness analyst; Author of “Body Confidence”
Marc Macdonald on how to correct unhealthy eating habits developed during the pandemic.
Dr. John Braccio speaks on how the pandemic has affected the mental health of children.
The European Union could require travelers to be vaccinated before entry. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
April 26th, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Phil discuss last night's unconventional Oscars awards show.
Dr. Meena Bose
Executive Dean of Public Policy - Hofstra University
Dr. Meena Bose gives her take on the prospect of DC statehood.
Director of Advertising and Marketing - Kolt Communications
President Biden becomes the first U.S. president to formally acknowledge the Armenian genocide. Narine Manukova gives her reaction.
Former law enforcement officer
A man in Farmington Hills was falsely identified as a suspect due to facial recognition technology. Lance Larusso talks the use of A.I in policing.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Kyle Mellin breaks down the details from the arrest of 11th District Rep. Jewel Jones
Vice President Kamala Harris has been quiet on the border since taking on the issue. Rob Weinhold addresses the issue.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state.
April 23rd, 2021 12:00am
President Biden's Climate Summit, DC statehood, and more. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Audrea Taylor Decker
Audrea Taylor Decker gives her take on the idea of making Washington DC the 51st state.
CEO - Consumer's Energy
Gov. Whitmer announced that State of Michigan offices will use 100% Renewable Energy by 2025. Garrick Rochow gives details.
Senior Economist - Chicago's Federal Reserve Bank
Paul Traub breaks down the most recent retail index numbers, which show Michigan retail's in great shape.
Realtor - Exit Realty Advantage
Robin Naeyaert talks the current state of the housing market and why right now is a great time to sell.
President Biden aims to cut emissions 50 percent by 2030. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland gives the latest.
Ron The Wine Guy stops by to talk a new study that shows people enjoy wine more if it's expensive.
April 22nd, 2021 12:00am
The Billionaire-backed 'Super League' for major soccer teams in Europe busts after massive backlash. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Democratic Strategist; Attorney
President Biden's first State of the Union address could see a delay. Desiree Tims talks the significance of the upcoming address.
CEO - Grassroots Midwest
The GOP-led House has proposed quarterly budgets for many state departments. Adrian Hemond tells why this his great for him, but bad for the people.
Daniel J. Geltrude
Founder - Geltrude & Company, LLC
Daniel J. Geltrude on things to know before paying your tax bill.
Independent Lansing Journalist
Todd Heywood breaks down the upcoming local elections including the races for City council and for Mayor.
The Department of Justice is launching a probe into police practices in Minneapolis. Jeff Monosso reports.
CEO & Founder - gTC Group
Why do so many from Gen Z not want the vaccine? Todd Furniss addresses the issue.
Rich Herl and Kyle Melinn
April 21st, 2021 12:00am
Dave, Rich, and Kyle discuss several topics including Covid, the Derek Chauvin verdict, and the lack of snow in the Lansing area.
Former Romney 2008 adviser
John weighs in on legislation that would expand the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Abood Law Firm
Andrew weighs in on the Derek Chauvin verdict.
Chronic Hope Institute founder
Kevin and Dave discuss the best ways to readjust to our normal lives as Covid restrictions are being lifted across the U.S.
Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent
Jon and Dave continue the discussion on the Derek Chauvin verdict and the reaction from President Biden and Vice President Harris.
Lansing Radisson Hotel
David talks about his business's Meeting Bubble program.
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