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Tonya J. Powers
Live from Memphis, Tennessee, FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio
December 18th, 2018 12:00am
The Good Doctor joins Dave to discuss why an overwhelming majority of Generation X suffers from anxiety.
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Fox News Radio
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on former FBI Director James Comey and the allegations he has made against President Trump, the GOP and Fox News.
Conservative Political Strategist
Lennox discusses lame-duck session and grades Governor Rick Snyder on his eight years of service in Michigan.
Director - MI Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Explains the significance of Michigan becoming the first state to lower the acceptable blood lead levels for workers in certain fields.
President - Michigan Agri-Business Association
Discusses the recently passed Farm Bill conference report,
which represents the completed 2018 Farm Bill.
Reacts to news that after being ruled unconstitutional, Obamacare could be heading back to the Supreme Court.
America's Money Answer Man
The stock market has been showing continuous drops - could we be approaching a "bear" market? Why is the Dow so low and what can investors do to stay safe?
Interim Director - Michigan's TED Dept.
December 17th, 2018 12:00am
Reacts to news that Michigan's department of Talent and Economic Development (TED) will receive an additional 15 million for "talent innovation grants".
Director - MI's Department of Natural Resources
Discusses the now public plans for a multi-use utility tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac and what to do with Line 5.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Dave and Kyle conduct their final interview of the year, discussing just how significant this year's busy lame-duck session has been.
Conservative Political Analyst
Discusses the rapid turnover rate in the White House and President Trump's Cabinet.
Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.
CEO & President - McLaren Greater Lansing
Updates listeners on the groundbreaking of McLaren's 450 million campus hospital, expected to be completed in roughly three years.
Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners
December 14th, 2018 12:00am
The number of annual gun deaths has increased by roughly 10,000 in 20 years; however, Dulan states the qualifiers for a "gun death" are too inclusive.
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
Dave visits The Good Professor to speak on everything from the migrant caravan's recent plea for cash to the assassination of JFK.
Sen. Jones (R) looks back on his biggest achievements in Michigan legislature as he completes his final term in Senate.
Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party
Addresses why he has decided to not return to his post as chairman of Michigan's democratic party next year.
Executive Director - Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Discusses how Michigan utility providers can adhere to the 2016 Energy Law and stay on track to an energy efficient future.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's comments on GM and the sentencing of Michael Cohen.
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron discusses ways to preserve unfinished bottles of wine.
December 13th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the likelihood of a federal government shutdown.
Conservative Political Consultant
Reacts to the on-air verbal altercation between President Trump, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
President & CEO of Lansing Chamber of Commerce
Discusses Lansing business and gives the city an economic forecast for 2019.
Dr. David Oualaalou
Global Affairs Consultant, award-winning Educator
Addresses the increasing threats to the lives of journalists across the world - what can we do to protect these global reporters?
Rep. Cochran (D) details Michigan's late night legislative session which left many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle unsatisfied.
Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on a protest being held by the flight attendants of United Airlines.
Executive Director - LCC Foundation
Announces the exciting news that Lansing Community College has received a 1.5 million donation from the late Christian Herrmann, Jr.
December 12th, 2018 12:00am
Live in London, Owen reports the latest on Brexit, the UK Cabinet and a no-confidence vote for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
WEEKLY LEGAL TALK
Weekly examination of some of the world's most wild legal stories.
Lansing City Council
Recaps the council's achievements in 2018, touching on the Red Cedar Project, working with a new mayor and new developments on Michigan Avenue.
Editor - Gongwer News
Reports on the new committee that will oversee the production of a tunnel for the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.
House Democratic Leader
Discusses his views on lame-duck session; only eight days of lawmaking remain.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on tension between President Trump, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Discusses why conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi is suing Robert Mueller of the Muller Investigations.
December 11th, 2018 12:00am
The Good Doctor offers advice on how to start a new, healthy relationship after coming out of a bad one - what can we learn from our mistakes?
Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on James Comey's latest claim that President Trump's officials have secret ties with Russian affiliates.
State Representative (R-Mancelona)
Details revised legislation that will create a new authority to oversee the construction of the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel.
President - Michigan Future
Discusses what he believes Michigan must do to become a more successful and vibrant state.
Attorney for Plaintiffs in Nassar Case
Reacts to a 200+ page report from a recent investigation that finds roughly one year of inaction from the United States Olympic Commitee's CEO after being informed of allegations of Larry Nassar's sexual assaults.
Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on news that General Motors is looking to retain tax credits.
Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business
Reports on several businesses donating money into Detroit communities.
December 10th, 2018 12:00am
Kyle and Dave take a look at what is on the table for Michigan lawmakers this week as we enter the final weeks of 2018.
Discusses changes coming to Lansing's third ward including the construction of Beacon Field and purchase of property for the town square.
Political Reporter - Detroit News
Reports on news that the campaign treasurer of Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc) is currently under investigation for embezzlement.
Dave and the Good Professor discuss the coverage and criticism of President Trump's behavior at the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on how President Trump spent his weekend and speculates on his plans this coming week.
Editor of Posthumous Book
Charles, the son of late, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Charles Krauthammer, speaks on helping to complete his father's posthumous book - "The Point of It All".
Weekly update on statewide and local gas prices.
Discusses alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and "hundreds of pages of evidence" that the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations claims to have.
December 7th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on today's narrowly avoided government shutdown.
Reporter - MLive
She's been there all week; now, Lawler reports on the lame-duck sessions of Michigan's legislature.
Abood Law Firm
Discusses the legal fallout of recreational marijuana and what it means for Michigan - how will we regulate high driving?
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
Vernuccio offers some insight into the latest words and actions of President Donald Trump.
Dr. Kevin Sabet
CEO - Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Explains why his group is still not done fighting against recreational marijuana.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill)'s repeated calls for the expulsion of the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
Insurance Alliance of Michigan
Reacts to the lack of traction that no-fault insurance reform is receiving in lame-duck.
December 6th, 2018 12:00am
Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush.
President - Home Builders Association of MI
Discusses why new home construction is predicted to rise by only 3% in 2019.
United States Senator (D-MI)
Details his newest provision, regarding protection of the Great Lakes, recently signed into law by President Trump and touches on attending the late George H.W. Bush's funeral.
President - Voters Not Politicians
Speaks out against the lawmakers currently attempting to rewrite parts of the recently passed anti-gerrymandering amendment - are these attempts even constitutional?
Discusses the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan and other pieces of law that are still up for debate in lame-duck session.
Reports on this year's unusually large number of federal government shutdowns.
Live from Texas, Jeff reports on former president George H.W. Bush's final arrangements including a train ride to his burial site.
Tonya J. Powers
December 5th, 2018 12:00am
Live from NYC, Powers reports on the late George H.W. Bush's service dog - why has Sully has become an online sensation?
Dave and Wendy discuss this week's most eye-catching legal headlines from across the country.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
Sen. Hertel (D) speaks out against several lame-duck bills currently being discussed in legislature.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Responds to two lame-duck campaign finance bills that he says will take away power from the Secretary of State and give it to "dark money" donors.
Hondo and Dave discuss the departure of Ohio State's head football coach Urban Meyer and the Spartans' bowl game against Oregon.
Live from London, Owen reports on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo making a 60 day ultimatum toward Russia - comply with the nuclear weapons treaty or the U.S. is out.
GOP Political Strategist
Offers insight on the automotive manufacturing situation between China and the United States - will China really be getting more American cars?
December 4th, 2018 12:00am
The Good Doctor speaks on the extreme psychological, and often physical, reaction one can have after losing a spouse.
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the burial services for former president George H.W. Bush.
After interacting with the late George H.W. Bush for decades, Mitchell details the ethics and character of the nation's 41st president.
Former Democratic Party Chair
Discusses lame-duck session in the legislative senate - how is the GOP planning to amend the paid sick-leave initiative?
Clean Water Action / Oil & Water Don't Mix
Reacts to news that there will be no oversight from the Mackinac Bridge Authority for the construction of the tunnel for Line 5.
Details an upcoming Michigan League of Conservation Voters conference urging state lawmakers to get moving on PFAS legislation that has sat in committees for years.
Live from the White House, Decker reports the latest news regarding the tariffs between China and the United States.
Susan J. Demas
Editor at Michigan Advance
December 3rd, 2018 12:00am
Discusses her new nonprofit website that will focus on Michigan news including politics, policy and progressive commentary; MichiganAdvance.com launches this Tuesday.
Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the passing of former president George H.W. Bush.
Rep. Lucido (R) details his plan on how to fix the state's roads using drivers' vehicle registration fees.
Dr. Christopher Metzler
Political Strategist & Legal Scholar
Dr. Metzler and Dave discuss the Mueller investigation and the still developing web of lies Michael Cohen has found himself in.
Kyle and Dave talk all things local politics including lame-duck session and the resignation of former MSU trustee George Perles.
GOP Political Analyst
Reacts to the passing of George H.W. Bush and news that AG Matthew Whitaker was notified by Robert Mueller’s office in advance of Michael Cohen’s plea last Thursday.
Reports this week's gas prices across the state.
November 30th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Argentina, Decker reports on the President attending the G20 Summit where he is currently singing a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com
Addresses why gas prices are continuing to drop around Michigan and the country alike - how long will these low numbers stick around?
Ingham County Commisioner & Former East Lansing Mayor
Weighs in on the comments made by Andrea Larking, an East Lansing judge opposing the consolidation of East Lansing and Lansing courts.
Discusses developments in the Mueller investigation and explains how this situation is shining light on some of the bigger issues within the American justice system.
Editor at Gongwer News
Reports on the resignation of MSU trustee George Perles and other local and statewide news.
Dr. Greg Hipskind
Neurologist & Brain Injury Specialist
Discusses the news that excessive cellular phone use has officially been linked to certain types of cancer by at least one scientific study.
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron joins Dave to discuss the growing trend of American wine labels being criticized for being inaccurate or completely false when regarding where the wine was manufactured.
November 29th, 2018 12:00am
Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the reappointment of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
Sen. Jones (R) discusses which issues he is trying to push through for his final lame-duck session in Michigan legislature.
Senior Economic Reporter - Crains Detroit
Reports on the political fallout of General Motors closing factories and laying off workers in Michigan and across the country alike.
MI Director - National Federation of Independent Business
Offers insight on legislation regarding paid sick leave which is currently pending in lame-duck.
Alicia Guevara Warren
Project Director - Kids Count
Rejoices as the Raise the Age bills, which change the age of juvenile jurisdiction from age 17 to 18, pass out of committee this week.
U.S. Army Veteran & Bronze Star Recipient
Reacts to news that the United States Army is gearing up to send autonomous vehicles into combat.
Reporter - Detroit Free Press
Reports on a bill passed this week that has been criticized for helping further shield "dark money" political donors.
November 28th, 2018 12:00am
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort; the convicted felon has allegedly lied to the FBI again.
Friedman, a Dallas-based lawyer, and Dave discuss some of the eye-raising legal stories running across the nation this week.
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