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Chris Tritico

Chris and Dave, in our weekly legal segment, discuss some of the high profile cases out of the courtroom.

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Joe Collins

GOP Strategist

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Joe discussed President Biden's first foreign trip

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Nick Powers

Cyber Security Expert

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

How can everyone protect themselves from cyber attacks?

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Jeff Frankel

Owner of Mattito's Tex-Mex

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

How has the restaurant industry changed due to covid-19?

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Seth Gordon

Business Strategist

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Do people want to continue working from home?

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Brad Blakeman

Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Is global warming the biggest threat to our national security?

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Simon discussed President Biden's upcoming foreign trip

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Peter Ruark

Senior Policy Analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Peter discussed Michigan's current unemployment status

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Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

How will the secretary of state make it easier for customers to get an appointment?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Kyle discuss all things state government

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Dan Snell

Political Expert

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Dan discussed Vice President Kamala Harris' most recent virtual interview

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Adrienne Woodland and Nicole Noll-Williams

AAA Michigan and Capital Region International Airport Authority President/CEO

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Adrienne discuss the most recent gas prices. Nicole tells us about the covid-19 protocols at the airports

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Rich Herl and Erin Marie

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

Rich and Erin discuss this past weekends interesting weather

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Christian Espinosa

Cyber Security Analyst

June 11th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Christian discuss the job openings in cyber security

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Dr. Jeanie Whitman

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

June 11th, 2021 12:00am

Why are millennials reporting high rates of burnout?

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Matt Rosen

Technology and Artificial Intelligence Analyst

June 11th, 2021 12:00am

Are robots going to take over food service jobs?

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Dave Akerly

June 11th, 2021 12:00am

Dave discussed his upcoming visit with his mother, for the first time since covid-19 hit

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Simon Owen

London Reporter

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Simon and Dave discuss President Biden's upcoming press appearances

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Barbie Barta

Hiring Specialist

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Barbie and Dave discuss hiring new employees during the pandemic

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Spencer O'Leary

CEO of ActiveOps, North America

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

How can you keep a good team environment if you've never met them in person due to the pandemic?

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Lillie Shockney

Registered Nurse

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Lillie and Dave discuss how the covid-19 vaccine is affecting the results of female mammograms

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Dave Akerly

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Dave discuses how his parents got married

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Tonya discuss VP Kamala Harris' recent visit to the President of Mexico.

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Tim Hoch

Legal Analyst

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Tim and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.

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Ruth Johnson

State Senator

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Johnson, a former secretary of state, weighs in on current officeholder Jocelyn Benson's announcement of hundreds of thousands of additional appointments at local branch offices.

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Jon brings us a preview of President Biden's first trip abroad since taking office.

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Lauren Youngdahl Snyder

Consumers Energy

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Lauren brings us the details of the utility's efforts on the electric vehicle front to offer expertise and rebates for charging locations.

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Brett Miller

Endurance Bike Rider

June 9th, 2021 12:00am

Brett tells us about his 23-hour, 400-mile-plus bike ride from Sault Ste Marie to the Ohio state line.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Rachel and Dave discuss Jeff Bezos most recent plans for his flight to space

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Andy and Dave discuss how last summers protests and covid have affected the capital

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Brad Williams

VP Govt Relations

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Brad dives into the political landscapes of today with Dave

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Allan Saxe

Professor University of Texas

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Allan discuss the most recent GOP news

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Jeff discuss the removal of statues and hoe it affects the public

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Dr. Robert Murry

Doctor

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Robert discuss how to locate a doctor while traveling out of country

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

June 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and The Good Doc discuss why his "Success Sequence" can be a way for young people 18-28 to plan for a happier life

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Dave Akerly

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

What will our summer look like coming out of the pandemic?

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

New York Analysis of Policy and Government

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Frank weighs in on infrastructure talks in Washington.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator - East Lansing

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Curtis and Dave discussed the latest issues in the legislature

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Jon discuses what it was like visiting Paris during the [pandemic

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Kyle and Dave discuss the latest happenings at the capital

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Rob Weinhold

Crisis leadership specialist

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Rob weighs in on warnings for state department leaders to not pursue the covid origin investigation

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne gives us this weeks state wide and local gas price averages

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Tonya J Powers

Fox News Reporter

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

California marijuana company paying interns to test products

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Casey Hasten

Corporate Director of Recruiting

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

Oklahoma offering the unemployed 1,200 to go back to work. Will other states follow Oklahoma's lead?

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Chris Mauger

Political Reporter Detroit News

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

How many people died nursing homes due to covid-19? The gop wants more answers, what happens now?

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Bob Tresize

Director of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership LEAP

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

Governor Whitmer announced the Michigan Economic Jumpstart Plan. What does this mean for Michiganders?

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Dr. Fahmi Farah

Cardiologist

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

Long working hours are a killer! How can we work longer hours while staying healthy?

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Ron The Wine Guy

June 4th, 2021 12:00am

How has covid-19 affected restaurants? How will it continue to affect them?

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative pundit and travel writer from northern Michigan

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Discussing travel as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic...and unforced errors by Governor Whitmer's administration.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio reporter

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

The latest on President Biden's infrastructure bill.

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Gabrielle Clark

Activist

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

A mom who is suing her bi-racial son's school over Critical Race Theory

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Andrew Challenger

Senior VP Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

What is the most crucial issue for leaders Post-Covid?

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Terry Schilling

Executive Director from American Principles Project & a GOP Strategist

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

A conversation about the Biden Administration's push for "voting rights" and the voting legislation in state houses across the country. Was the 2020 Presidential election stolen?

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Chad Livengood

Senior Editor Crains Detroit

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

What is the residual effect of the change in Michigan's No-Fault Insurance law. Were their any unintended consequences?

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Todd Heywood

Independent Michigan Reporter

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Discussing four decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and innovations in related health care.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

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

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Frank discuss new questions concerning the origins of COVID-19.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Tonya talk sun safety as summer gets underway.

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Steve Robinson

President - Lansing Community College

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave asks Steve about LCC's plans for fall learning.

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Julie Brixie

State Representative (D) - 69th District Meridian Township

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Jill consider a bill that would increase the number of staff at Secretary of State branch offices.

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Wendy Patrick

Attorney

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Wendy consider legal issues surrounding Airlines' desire to weigh passengers before boarding.

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Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Paul talk about the 4.4 billion dollars coming to Michigan's local governments.

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George Seay

Annandale Capital Co-Founder and Chairman

June 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Dave and George react to Biden's visit to Tulsa and his speech commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Kevin Campbell

CEO Syntiti

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

CEO of a Global Data Management firm discusses the Pentagon's plans to monitor military member's social media accounts for evidence of "extremism."

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

Another in a series on divorce. Discussing the problems in a marriage that cause divorce to be a better option than trying to work-it-out.

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Tony Daunt

Executive Director of FAIR Maps

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

Skeptical of the current new districting process, Tony wants better oversight. He has fought the new commission and Secretary of State in court.

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Peter Spadafore

Michigan Association of School Administrators

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

Peter is very much against making 4th grade the read or flunk determinant coming out of the pandemic. Okay, but then what?

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

All things current Michigan politics as we start the summer.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

Reviews the travel volume from the holiday weekend, updates current gas prices in Michigan and Greater Lansing, and discusses safety on Michigan's roads.

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Lauren Dreger

Ford Motor Company archivist

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Lauren brings us the details of the interesting discovery of an old beer bottle from 1913 with paper inside by workers at Ford's new mobility center renovation in Corktown.

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Jesse Byrnes

Associate Editor - TheHill.com

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Jesse weighs in on calls from the DHS chief for "significant changes" to ICE with deportations and arrests plummeting.

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M.C. Rothhorn

Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

MC brings us a recap of last night's public hearing that was hosted by the commission in Lansing.

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Jon and Dave discuss several issues ranging from Dr Jill Biden's Grand Rapids visit to the President's stance on the origins of Covid.

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Jarrett Skorup

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Jarrett weighs in on legislation that would prevent local governments from banning short-term rentals.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Jared brings us the latest on the January 6th Capitol Riot Commission.

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Robbie Shoults

Celebrity Chef

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

Robbie brings us some BBQ tips ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Michael Reagan

Son of former President Ronald Reagan

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Michael brings us the details of the Reagan Legacy Foundation's Walkway to Victory project that honors veterans.

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Dr Meena Bose

Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Dr Bose weighs in on plans by the U.S. Justice Department to appeal an order to release a Trump obstruction memo.

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Matthew Schneider

Former US Attorney for MI's Eastern District

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Matthew and Dave discuss recent Covid-related controversial issues surrounding Governor Whitmer.

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Gary Peters

U.S. Senator (D-MI)

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Senator Peters discusses his reintroduction of bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen the workforce within the transportation industry.

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Emily Lawler

M-Live

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Emily updates us on a 500,000 effort by a republican group to air statewide TV ads that criticize Governor Whitmer's recent Florida trip.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Eben brings us an update on the CDC's approval of U.S. test trips for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines that start in June.

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Joe Cardinale

Retired NYPD Lt Commander

May 27th, 2021 12:00am

Joe and Dave discuss the potential for a violent summer across the U.S.

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Professor Allan Saxe

University of Texas at Arlington Political Science Professor

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Allan weighs in on criticism from democrats toward republicans who oppose the January 6th commission.

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Jamie Roe

MI GOP Strategist

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Jamie and Dave discuss the upcoming Indy 500 and Jamie's Lap 99 Foundation. The two also talk about the latest Covid 19-related controversy surrounding Governor Whitmer.

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Tori Sachs

Michigan Freedom Fund

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Tori discuss the Freedom Fund's demands to Gov. Whitmer to end the pandemic restrictions.

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Elisabeth Waldon

The Daily News of Montcalm County

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Elisabeth consider a proposed wind ordinance in Sidney Township.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Rachel brings us an update on the Biden-Putin summit.

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Chris Tritico

Legal Analyst

May 26th, 2021 12:00am

Chris and Dave, in our weekly legal segment, discuss some of the high profile cases out of the courtroom.

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Dr John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Dr Braccio in our weekly psychological segments discusses the impact of divorce on families....negative AND positive.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Rachel brings us an update on secretary of state Blinken's trip to Israel to meet with leaders in the conflict with Hamas.

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Nicole Noll-Williams

Capital Region Airport Authority CEO

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Nicole talks about what's next for travel as we continue to come out of the Covid pandemic.

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Jon brings us the details of this week's upcoming visit in Grand Rapids by Dr Jill Biden....as well as other happenings at the White House.

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Jen Rigterink

Michigan Municipal League

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Jen talks about why local government leaders are urging state lawmakers to oppose legislation that would take away the ability of communities to set rules and regulations on short-term rental properties.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Simon updates us on claims by the U-S that American lives were endangered in a forced diversion of a passenger plane to Belarus.

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Joel Patterson

Workplace Analyst

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Joel weighs in on whether companies should keep politics out of the workplace.

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Pete Schulte

Cop-Turned-Attorney At Law

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Pete weighs in on Santa Clara University's encouraging of students to call the police on each other for breaking Covid-19 guidelines.

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Wendy Block

MI Chamber of Commerce

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Wendy and Dave discuss the state's accelerated Covid reopening plan.

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Curtis Hertel Jr

State Senator - East Lansing

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Curtis and Dave discuss several state-related issues, including Governor Whitmer's controversial restaurant photo and what the legislature should do with billions of dollars available.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Kyle and Dave continue the discussion on the Governor's weekend restaurant photo controversy.....as well as the aftermath of last Friday's revenue estimating conference.

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Matt Locke

GOP Strategist

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Matt reacts to the Israeli-Gaza ceasefire and how much or little credit President Biden should take.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne brings us this week's statewide and local average gas prices.

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