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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Guest host Rich Herl invites the Good Doctor to have a discussion regarding the potential dangers of loneliness in today's modern society.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on Congress returning to session today.

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Andi Crawford

Director - Lansing Dept. of Neighborhoods & Citizen Engagement

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Details the upcoming city meetings and opportunities Lansing citizens will have to comment on the city's proposed budget.

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Dr. John Dyben

Physician Specialist

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Evaluates how we, as a nation, are doing with the "War on Drugs" - are we losing the war?

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Jim Redford

Michigan Director of Veterans Affairs

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I and ways to honor past soldiers throughout Veterans' Month.

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Tyler Hixson

Real Estate Industry Strategy Lead - OpenDoor.com

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Details the difficulties young adults deal with while trying to buy property during an ongoing housing crisis.

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Chad Livengood

Crain's Detroit Business Journalist

November 13th, 2018 12:00am

Offers opinions on Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer and ponders on how her policies may affect businesses across the state.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Kyle joins guest host Rich Herl to have some post-election chat: what legislation will the GOP be trying to push through before democratic governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes over?

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Brian Rich

Senior VP of Customer Experience - Consumers Energy

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Details Consumers Energy's 2 million donation in efforts to help underprivileged Michigan families keep the heat on this winter.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on President Trump's recent weekend visit to France where he met with the country's Prime Minister.

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Dr. Meena Bose

Chair in Presidential Studies - Hofstra University

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the forced exit of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Reports on the ongoing election controversy occurring in Florida where a recall is currently taking place.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst & Author of Founders' Revolution

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the multiple recounts taking place across the country following the midterm elections.

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

November 12th, 2018 12:00am

Updates listeners on current statewide and local gas prices and discusses the amount of expected travelers headed to the road this Thanksgiving.

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Jim Geyer

Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Geyer joins guest host Rich Herl to discuss the season's first snowfall as well as what kind of winter should we expect this year.

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Bill Conklin

Ingham County Road Dept. Director

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses how incoming snow and cold temps will affect road conditions this winter.

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Steve Claywell

MI Building & Construction Trades Council

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Offers insight into why he believes the Line 5 Pipeline is not as dangerous as its critics claim.

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Donald P. Mazzella

GOP Analyst & Publisher - Information Strategies, Inc.

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Analyzes the results of the midterms on the national scale - will the divided legislature lead to gridlock or compromise?

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Hondo and Rich preview the MSU-OSU football game happening this Saturday and talk Spartan basketball.

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Mayor Schor joins guest host Rich Herl to detail events taking place across Lansing honoring former soldiers for this year's Veterans Day.

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Valerie Sokolosky

Image Consultant & Etiquette Expert

November 9th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses political correctness in media; specifically, the recent SNL segment in which comedian Pete Davidson insults a veteran for his war wounds.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland joins guest host Rich Herl to report on some of the early contenders for the 2020 presidential election.

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Barb Byrum

Ingham County Clerk

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Byrum joins Rich to go over the final numbers for overall voter turnout from Midterm Election Day - just how many of us actually vote?

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Mark Meadows

Mayor of East Lansing

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Mayor Meadows details the changes being considered for East Lansing's current medicinal marijuana ordinance.

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the cutting-edge election security protocols being debuted in Lansing and several other Michigan cities this year.

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Katie Fahey

Founder of Voters Not Politicians

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

With the "anti-gerrymandering" proposition officially passed, guest host Rich Herl phones up Fahey to see what's next for future redistricting processes.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin where sitting Governor Scott Walker (R) has been offset by democrat Tony Evers.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

November 8th, 2018 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's recent temperament regarding his tiff with CNN reporter Jim Acosta and the firing of Jeff Sessions.

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Dave Akerly

Election Results (part 1)

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Dave begins to detail some of the big winners from yesterday's midterm elections and examines governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer's victory speech.

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Dave Akerly

Election Results (part 2)

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Continues to detail results from the midterms and takes a listen to sitting Rep. Mike Bishop's concession speech who lost Michigan's 8th to democratic challenger Elissa Slotkin.

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Kyle Melinn (part 1)

Co-Owner of MIRS News

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Kyle joins Dave to discuss the results of Michigan's midterm elections, first taking a look at the three ballot proposals which all passed.

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Kyle Melinn (part 2)

Co-Owner of MIRS News

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Kyle continues to react to the results of yesterday's midterm elections. Michigan's House and Senate staying under GOP control - what happened to the blue wave?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the midterm elections from a national scope - will there be any major shifts of power?

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses what big ticket wins for democrats and women across the state mean for the future of Michigan; also, how will the now approved redistricting of the state affect future elections?

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's reaction to the U.S. Senate staying red while the House of Representatives flips over to the democrats.

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Detroit News

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Reports on the overall results for Michigan's midterm elections and offers insight as to why he thinks this was only a "mini" blue wave.

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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Prof. at St. Peters Universiy

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the effect of having a divided legislature on the national front. Will a blue House of Representatives and a red Senate leave Washington in gridlock?

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Josh Hovey / Dr. Kevin Sabet

Marijuana Advocate / Former Newsweek Editor

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

Two opposing viewpoints on Michigan's recently passed proposal that will allow for the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

November 7th, 2018 12:00am

The conservative-leaning professor responds to the midterm elections and explains why he thinks the results bode well for President Trump's future in Washington.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

The Good Doctor and Dave touch on the merit of voting and discuss the ways that dynamics in a marriage can change over time.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on Election Day and details what Fox News has in store for post-election coverage.

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Barb Byrum

Ingham County Clerk

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses protocol for voting in Ingham County and prepares for a long night of vote counting.

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Michael Law

GOP Political Strategist

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Analyzes how the GOP is looking on the national front for Election Day 2018.

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the influx of absentee voters in Lansing this year - is it getting easier for citizens to vote absentee?

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Mike Bishop

GOP Candidate for Congress

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Details his last minute plans for campaigning across Michigan polls on Election Day.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports the latest on protests taking place in Tehran, Iran.

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Jehmu Greene

Democratic Strategist / Former Aide to Hillary Clinton

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Greene believes the midterms will result in the House turning blue and maybe the Senate too; what would that mean for the future of congress?

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

Democratic Candidate for State Senate

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the final hours of his campaign and makes a prediction on how many Senate seats will flip from red to blue.

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Lisa Posthumus Lyons

GOP Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Details the final rounds of her statewide campaign - how does she feel about the republican party's chances for victory?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

It's the final countdown for the midterm elections, Dave and Kyle discuss and predict outcomes for the House and the Senate.

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Elissa Slotkin

Democratic Candidate for Congress

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the heated race in Michigan's 8th Congressional District - does she have what it takes to defeat sitting GOP candidate Rep. Mike Bishop?

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Dennis Lennox

GOP Political Strategist

November 5th, 2018 12:00am

Offers predictions for Michigan's midterm elections. Does Schuette have a chance?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest on President Trump's comments on immigration and the incoming migrant caravan.

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Scott Wriggelsworth

Ingham County Sheriff

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Speaks out against the ballot proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan.

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Debbie Stabenow

United States Senator

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Sen. Stabenow (D-MI) discusses defending her title against GOP opponent Jim James.

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William Strauss

Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Monthly analysis of Michigan's retail sales - how did we do in September?

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Hondo and Dave preview the Spartans upcoming football game at the University of Maryland.

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Tim Walberg

GOP Candidate for Congress

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Discusses his race against democratic opponent Gretchen Driskell in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.

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Ron The Wine Guy

November 2nd, 2018 12:00am

Dave and Ron discuss the expanding trend of wine targeted specifically towards women. Do men and women really have that much of a different taste when it comes to wine?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's very busy schedule during these final days before midterm elections.

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Boyd Matheson

GOP Political Strategist

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

Discusses how the midterms are looking for the GOP on the national scope.

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Gretchen Driskel

Democratic Candidate for Congress

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

Explains her campaign strategy for Michigan's 7th district where she is looking to offset sitting opponent Rep. Tim Walberg (R).

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Tim Daman

President & CEO of Lansing Chamber of Commerce

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

Updates listeners with the latest on Ingham County's recently approved jail/courthouse mileage. Where will it go and will the two facilities be connected?

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Ayanna Neal & Cynthia Ward

Candidates for 54-A Distrct Court Judge

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

The two nonpartisan candidates join Dave, in studio, to discuss what changes should be made at Lansing's 54-A District Court.

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Ayanna Neal & Cynthia Ward (Part 2)

Candidates for 54-A Distrct Court Judge

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

The conversation between the two candidates continues.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

November 1st, 2018 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports the latest on the incoming caravan of migrants approaching the U.S. border - how many troops are being sent?

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports the latest on President Trump including his recent comments regarding potentially trying to end birthright citizenship.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Weekly discussion of the nation's most interesting legal headlines.

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Chris Graveline

Independent Candidate for Attorney General

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Discusses campaign strategy and his nonpartisan vision for the future of Michigan.

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Justin Wallen

GOP Strategist

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Reacts to multiple companies manufacturing bulletproof backpacks geared toward protecting high school students.

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Zach Gorchow

Editor at Gongwer News

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Why is GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette cutting the majority of his TV ads? Gorchow will address this topic and examine the state's latest polling numbers.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Live from Capitol Hill, Halpern reports on President Trump's very busy nationwide schedule for these final days before midterms.

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Camara Clifton

GOP Strategist - Clifton Network Partners

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. The shooter was an avid Trump supporter - what impact will that have for the GOP come election time?

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

In light of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the Good Doctor discusses the psychology of mass murderers; the scariest part might be just how normal they can outwardly appear.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's campaigning schedule for the final week before midterm elections.

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Richard Serbin

Pennsylvanian Attorney

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the recent exposure of thousands of molestation cases covered for decades by the Catholic churches of Pennsylvania and believes the same thing is happening in Michigan.

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Scott Wriggelsworth

Ingham County Sheriff

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Sheds some light on the location of the forthcoming Ingham County jailhouse. Did voters realize it will be outside of Mason?

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Jordan Goodman

America's Money Answer Man

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the extreme back and forth occurring on Wall Street this October.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the President's busy schedule amidst midterm election week.

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Pamela Gail Johnson

Happiness Expert

October 30th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses some of the signs and deficits of dealing with or being a "bad boss".

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David Mittleman

Lansing Attorney

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

Mittleman, who grew up in Pittsburgh, offers feedback on the horrific synagogue shooting that left 11 dead over the weekend.

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Andrea Catsimatidis

Political Analyst - Red Apple Group

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses what's to blame for the growing political divide across the nation - are we holding our president to a high enough standard?

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Dr. Antoine Kanamugire

Canadian Physician & Author

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

Dr. Kanamugire offers professional insight on the effects of marijuana and discusses his new book "The 21 Unspoken Truths of Marijuana".

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Kelly Rossman-McKinney

Democratic Candidate for State Senate

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

With the election just over a week away, Rossman-McKinney (D) discusses how her campaign plans to get her message across Michigan's 24th district.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

Eight days remain before Michigan's election - which races are going down to the wire? Kyle and Dave consider multiple polls and discuss local and statewide politics.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

Reacts to news that President Trump may be signing an executive order that would block all immigrants, including asylum seekers, from crossing America's southern border.

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Mike Larson

President & CEO - MI Association of United Ways

October 29th, 2018 12:00am

The Farm Bill has expired in Washington, Larson discusses what new legislation is on the table for food supplement programs for the underprivileged of Michigan.

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Cliff Maloney

President - Young Americans for Liberty

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Reacts to the possibility of the government deeming specific liberal arts texts as mandatory reading requirements for college graduation.

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Tom Barrett

State Representative

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Rep. Barrett (R) discusses his tight race and campaign strategy in Michigan's 71st district.

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Bill Gelineau

Libertarian Candidate for Governor

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses the goal of his gubernatorial campaign and why he may not be going for the win, but rather party expansion in general.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Hondo and Dave discuss the Spartan's sporadic football season and preview the upcoming Purdue game this Saturday at noon.

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Eric Hargan

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Announces that President Trump will soon be giving a speech regarding drug pricing in the pharmaceutical industry - could prices really be going down?

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Brian Calloway

Lansing State Journal Prep Sports Editor

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Previews tonight's opening round of high school football playoffs - several teams in mid-Michigan gearing up for their respective division titles.

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Jared Max

Fox News Radio

October 26th, 2018 12:00am

Live from Los Angeles, Max reports on Game 3 of the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers hoping to stop the bleeding as the Boston Red Sox look for their third consecutive win.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports the latest on the string of potentially explosive devices being sent to prominent democratic politicians and most recently - actor, Robert de Niro.

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Rebecca Walser

Financial Adviser - Walser Wealth

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses what different age groups can expect to gain from Social Security.

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Leon Clark

GOP Candidate for State House

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Discusses his grassroots campaign and the uphill battle against democratic opponent Kara Hope in the 67th district.

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Bill Schuette

GOP Candidate for Governor

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Joins to discuss how he feels about the tight race after his final debate against democratic opponent Gretchen Whitmer.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's recent stump visit to a rally in Wisconsin. Is there any chance of the president visiting Michigan?

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Camara Clifton

Political Strategist

October 25th, 2018 12:00am

Reacts to the developing story of homemade pipe-bombs being sent through the mail to prominent democratic supporters both in and outside of politics.

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