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Chad Livengood

Crains Detroit reporter discusses Detroit's long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city's dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 21st, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest on the government shutdown - is the end any closer in sight?

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Tobie Stanger

Senior Editor - Consumer Reports

January 21st, 2019 12:00am

With tax season right around the corner, Stanger offers expert financial tips and helps detail the slightly different way Americans will be doing their taxes this year.

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Paul Egan

Reporter - Detroit Free Press

January 21st, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the year-long scabies outbreak currently affecting the Huron Valley Correctional Facility, a Michigan women's prison.

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Stu Sandler

Conservative Political Analyst

January 21st, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the large number of democrats expected in the 2020 presidential election.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

January 21st, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave talk statewide government; will Michigan's district lines be redrawn or not?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Live in Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the ongoing confusion created by contradicting comments from Rudy Giuliani.

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John Lindstrom

Publisher - Gongwer News

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the departure of John Engler as MSU's interim president. Where did the former governor of Michigan go so wrong?

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Brian Mosallam

MSU Trustee

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the Board of Trustees' unanimous decision to immediately replace John Engler with Satish Udpa as interim president at Michigan State University.

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Jim Geyer

Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the extreme winter weather headed our way this weekend, both snowfall and single-digit temperatures are expected.

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Antjuan Seawright

Democratic Political Analyst

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Antjuan and Dave discuss the crowded field of democratic candidates already announcing runs for the 2020 presidential election.

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Alana Roethle

State Party Secretary - Kansas GOP

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Alana and Dave converse on problems facing the GOP nationwide. How can conservatives lock down the female vote? The answer might not be simply nominating female candidates.

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Ryan Cole

Author / Historian

January 18th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the life of someone whom he dubs a tragic and forgotten Founding Father in his new book, "Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero".

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports on a new court ruling that bans law enforcement's ability to force citizens to open their smart phone via finger or face.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the resignation of MSU's interim president John Engler.

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Adam Hussain

Lansing City Council

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Councilmember Hussain discusses what could be next for the Logan Square shopping center.

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Erica Quealy

Talent and Economic Development Agency

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Details the Future Automotive Career Expo which takes place today at Cobo Hall.

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Bruce Weaver

MI Dept. of Technology, Management and Budget

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

How is Michigan's economy holding up? The economic manager from MDTMB reports on the latest numbers from the State Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback on the resignation of MSU's former interim president John Engler and criticizes the Board of Trustees.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 17th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reacts to the recent, questionable comments made by President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

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Julie Heisel

Director of Retail Innovation - General Motors

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Details a new loyalty program debuting at GM that will offer rewards for reoccurring customers.

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Patrick Colbeck

Former State Senator

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the Michigan Grassroots Alliance, his new citizen-based political activist group.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the continued government shutdown.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly check-in on wild courtroom stories happening nationwide.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the latest Brexit happenings. Prime Minister Theresa May's plan was voted against at a dramatic margin - so what's next?

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on a story involving Consumers Energy donating over 40 million into political advocacy groups since 2014. The company's political donation abilities will now be more limited.

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Brett Gillespie

Grand Ledge City Council

January 16th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the city of Grand Ledge's decision to ban marijuana shops, at least for now.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and the Good Doctor react to a recent report published by the American Psychological Association which defines the characteristics of toxic masculinity.

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Angela Witwer

State Representative

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Witwer (D) discusses where her agenda will be focused in her first term as a state representative.

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Susy Avery

Co-Chair - Michigan Political Leadership Program

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Details her group's "Class of 2019" which includes a variety of business, nonprofit and legislative professionals throughout Michigan.

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Gary Peters

United States Senator

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Peters (D) reports his findings from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; additionally, he offers feedback on the continued government shutdown.

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Bill Golling

Chairman - North American International Auto Show

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Addresses the newly official partnership between Ford and Volkswagen and other happenings at this year's Auto Show.

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Peter Csathy

Technology Specialist / Author

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses some of the most intriguing tech headed our way in 2019, including 5G Networks and touchscreens that can fold.

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Tom Speaks

Conservative Political Analyst

January 15th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Tom discuss the record-long government shutdown which doesn't appear to be any closer to ending. Will the two parties be able to reach a compromise?

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Tony Lazzaro

Conservative Political Strategist

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Offers his take on the government shutdown and discusses his PAC, the Big Tent Republicans.

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Michael Wayland

Automotive News

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Detroit, Wayland reports on the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Dave joined by guest co-host Andrea Bitely.

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Amy Trotter

Executive Director - MI United Conservation Clubs

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to a new report which claims the fishing and hunting industry in Michigan supports 171,000 jobs and generates 11.2 billion annually.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and co-host Andrea Bitely welcome Kyle to discuss Michigan legislation. With auto no-fault insurance up in the air, could seizure & forfeiture laws be next up?

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Dave, Andrea and Michael discuss the president's ability to declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. Is it legal and what would be the historic fallout?

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

January 14th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly check in with local and statewide gas prices.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports on the backlash the U.S. Coast Guard is receiving for offering a tip sheet for unpaid Coast Guard workers including items like "have a garage sale".

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John Delaney

Democratic Presidential Candidate & State Representative

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Dave gets to know Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, the first official democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Newly sworn-in Sen. Tom Barrett (R) discusses the priorities of the Michigan legislature - is auto no-fault insurance on the table?

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Dianne Byrum

Chair - MSU Board of Trustees

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Byrum, the board's newly-elected chair, discusses the trustees' goals for Michigan State University and addresses the search for a permanent president at the university.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Hondo talk college basketball and Spartan football - just how good is U of M and where does MSU stand?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the Chamber of Commerce's annual State of Business address.

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Ron The Wine Guy

January 11th, 2019 12:00am

Ron and Dave discuss buying booze on Sundays. Many states' laws are changing - is the religious aspect completely gone?

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Texas, Halpern reports on President Trump's planned trip to the United States-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas.

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Audrea Taylor Decker

Conservative Political Strategist

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Offers her take on President Trump's stance on border security.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Conservative Political Analyst

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the possibility of President Trump issuing a declaration of a national emergency to begin construction on a border wall.

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative Political Analyst

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Michigan's 100th legislature officially gavels in this week; Lennox offers opinions on new Attorney General Dana Nessel.

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the next potential career move for former governor Rick Snyder.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on a meeting between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi that was cut abruptly short.

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Gilda Jacobs

President - Michigan League for Public Policy

January 10th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses how the government shutdown is causing what she calls a crisis by "playing politics with people's lives".

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un meeting with the president of China.

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Jehmu Greene

Democratic Political Strategist

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Jehmu discuss which potential presidential candidates might make a run for the Dems in 2020.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

In a special birthday interview, Sen. Hertel (D) offers insight into the priorities of Michigan's 100th legislature.

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Craig Mauger

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on what he calls a "conflict of interest" with a new hire made by the team of Governor Whitmer.

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Prof. Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor - St. Peter's University

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the dividing issue of border security - is this a true crisis or an exaggeration perpetuated by the GOP?

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Loretta offer their weekly glance into the most interesting legal cases happening across the nation.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the reaction to President Trump's televised address to the nation.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

The Good Doctor embarks on the topic of happiness - how does one best achieve it and when is it time to ask for help finding it?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest with the ongoing government shutdown and border wall funding battle.

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Peter Lucido

State Senator

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

The recently appointed Sen. Lucido (R) discusses his plans for Michigan legislature in 2019; auto no-fault insurance is on his radar.

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William Daly

Former FBI Investigator

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

Explains a new technology being used by law enforcement that allows for "rapid" DNA testing.

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Dr. Agustin V. Arbulu

Director - MI Dept. of Civil Rights

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

Details Gov. Whitmer's latest executive directive which extends discrimination protections for people within the state workforce based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Tony Steuer

Financial Advisor

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the amount of Americans who overspend during the holidays and offers financial advice.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on news that President Trump will be going live across all major television networks tonight to speak to the United States.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Spadafore explains the big vote happening tonight at City Council - who will be voted in as their next Vice President?

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and the Good Professor talk U.S. immigration and impeachment history.

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Patti Poppe

CEO - Consumer's Energy

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Previews what is to come for Consumers Energy in 2019.

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Tricia Kinley

Executive Director - Insurance Alliance of Michigan

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Dave welcomes Tricia on her first day as the new executive director of the Insurance Alliance of Michigan; the two discuss auto no-fault insurance.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle discuss the new Michigan legislature, which gavels into session this week.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Law defends President Trump's continued refusal to reopen the government without funding for a border wall.

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

January 7th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Simon brings us the latest on China landing spacecraft on the dark side of the moon and whether the country is challenging the U-S for space superiority.

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Sarah Anthony

MI State Rep

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Sarah talks about the new legislature and her appointment of Angela Witwer as assistant caucus chair.

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Elissa Slotkin

MI 8th district congresswoman

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Elissa talks about her new position and other hot-button items in Washington D.C.

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Camara Clifton

Political Strategist

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Camara gives us her take on the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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Joe DiSano

Democratic Political Strategist

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Joe and Dave discuss the convening of the new MI legislature and 116th Congress.

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Michael Wayland

Automotive News

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Michael discusses several issues involving General Motors....including sales numbers, a new president, and a lawsuit filed by the UAW.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

January 4th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave recap the MSU Redbox Bowl and football season and look ahead to what's next for Spartan basketball.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Rachel gives us a preview of today's convening of the 116th Congress.

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Jim Geyer

WLNS Meteorologist

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Jim and Dave talk about the mild weather we've had here in mid-MIchigan so far.

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Brad Funkhouser

CEO and Executive director of CATA

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Brad tells us about the state of his transportation authority as the year 2019 gets underway.

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Prof. Alain Sanders

Fox News Radio

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

The Professor gives us his take on the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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Brian Calley

Present of the Small Business Association of Michigan

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Brian tells Dave about the transition to his new position as SBAM president from his prior role as MI Lt. Gov.

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Jackie Ducci

Fox News Radio

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Jackie and Dave discuss the practice of "ghosting".

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Jon gives us an update on President Trump's meeting with Congress on the partial government shutdown and border wall.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Simon provides us with an update on the man from Novi who was arrested in Russia and accused of spying.

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Kara Hope

State Representative - 67th District

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Kara speaks with Dave about what's ahead for the new MI legislature.

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Scott Dane

Executive Director - CASL

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Scott updates us on funding issues with the Beacon Field #2 site in Lansing off Holmes and Pleasant Grove.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave talk about the new MI legislature under new Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Nancy updates on the latest and very low gas prices across MI.

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Quentin Brogdon

Legal Expert

January 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Quentin and Dave talk about some of the most bizarre legal news of the week across the U-S.

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Dr John Dyben

December 31st, 2018 12:00am

Dr. Dyben and Dave Akerly discuss the ongoing problem with meth and other drugs.

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Spence McGowan

December 31st, 2018 12:00am

Spence talks with Dave about the student loan bubble.

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Seth Denson

December 31st, 2018 12:00am

Seth and Dave discuss why so many children are uninsured.

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Dr. Brandon Brock

December 31st, 2018 12:00am

Dr. Brock speaks with Dave about how to help cure people from depression.

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Michael McIntyre

December 31st, 2018 12:00am

Michael speaks with Dave about the importance of millennials to the economy.

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