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Tonya J. Powers
Live from NYC, Powers reports on the successful rescue of the 12 boys & soccer coach from the flooded Thai caves.
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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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Fox News Radio
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on Congress returning to session today.
Director - Lansing Dept. of Neighborhoods & Citizen Engagement
Details the upcoming city meetings and opportunities Lansing citizens will have to comment on the city's proposed budget.
Dr. John Dyben
Evaluates how we, as a nation, are doing with the "War on Drugs" - are we losing the war?
Michigan Director of Veterans Affairs
Discusses the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I and ways to honor past soldiers throughout Veterans' Month.
Real Estate Industry Strategy Lead - OpenDoor.com
Details the difficulties young adults deal with while trying to buy property during an ongoing housing crisis.
Crain's Detroit Business Journalist
Offers opinions on Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer and ponders on how her policies may affect businesses across the state.
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?
Senior VP of Customer Experience - Consumers Energy
Details Consumers Energy's 2 million donation in efforts to help underprivileged Michigan families keep the heat on this winter.
Live from London, Owen reports on President Trump's recent weekend visit to France where he met with the country's Prime Minister.
Dr. Meena Bose
Chair in Presidential Studies - Hofstra University
Discusses the forced exit of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Reports on the ongoing election controversy occurring in Florida where a recall is currently taking place.
Political Analyst & Author of Founders' Revolution
Discusses the multiple recounts taking place across the country following the midterm elections.
Updates listeners on current statewide and local gas prices and discusses the amount of expected travelers headed to the road this Thanksgiving.
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.
Ingham County Road Dept. Director
Discusses how incoming snow and cold temps will affect road conditions this winter.
MI Building & Construction Trades Council
Offers insight into why he believes the Line 5 Pipeline is not as dangerous as its critics claim.
Donald P. Mazzella
GOP Analyst & Publisher - Information Strategies, Inc.
Analyzes the results of the midterms on the national scale - will the divided legislature lead to gridlock or compromise?
Hondo and Rich preview the MSU-OSU football game happening this Saturday and talk Spartan basketball.
Mayor of Lansing
Mayor Schor joins guest host Rich Herl to detail events taking place across Lansing honoring former soldiers for this year's Veterans Day.
Image Consultant & Etiquette Expert
Discusses political correctness in media; specifically, the recent SNL segment in which comedian Pete Davidson insults a veteran for his war wounds.
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.
Ingham County Clerk
Byrum joins Rich to go over the final numbers for overall voter turnout from Midterm Election Day - just how many of us actually vote?
Mayor of East Lansing
Mayor Meadows details the changes being considered for East Lansing's current medicinal marijuana ordinance.
Lansing City Clerk
Discusses the cutting-edge election security protocols being debuted in Lansing and several other Michigan cities this year.
Founder of Voters Not Politicians
With the "anti-gerrymandering" proposition officially passed, guest host Rich Herl phones up Fahey to see what's next for future redistricting processes.
Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin where sitting Governor Scott Walker (R) has been offset by democrat Tony Evers.
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.
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.
Election Results (part 2)
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.
Kyle Melinn (part 1)
Kyle joins Dave to discuss the results of Michigan's midterm elections, first taking a look at the three ballot proposals which all passed.
Kyle Melinn (part 2)
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?
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the midterm elections from a national scope - will there be any major shifts of power?
Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business
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?
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.
Reporter - Detroit News
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.
Professor Alain Sanders
Political Science Prof. at St. Peters Universiy
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?
Josh Hovey / Dr. Kevin Sabet
Marijuana Advocate / Former Newsweek Editor
Two opposing viewpoints on Michigan's recently passed proposal that will allow for the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana.
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
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.
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.
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on Election Day and details what Fox News has in store for post-election coverage.
Discusses protocol for voting in Ingham County and prepares for a long night of vote counting.
GOP Political Strategist
Analyzes how the GOP is looking on the national front for Election Day 2018.
Discusses the influx of absentee voters in Lansing this year - is it getting easier for citizens to vote absentee?
GOP Candidate for Congress
Details his last minute plans for campaigning across Michigan polls on Election Day.
November 5th, 2018 12:00am
Live from London, Owen reports the latest on protests taking place in Tehran, Iran.
Democratic Strategist / Former Aide to Hillary Clinton
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?
Curtis Hertel Jr.
Democratic Candidate for State Senate
Discusses the final hours of his campaign and makes a prediction on how many Senate seats will flip from red to blue.
Lisa Posthumus Lyons
GOP Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Details the final rounds of her statewide campaign - how does she feel about the republican party's chances for victory?
It's the final countdown for the midterm elections, Dave and Kyle discuss and predict outcomes for the House and the Senate.
Democratic Candidate for Congress
Discusses the heated race in Michigan's 8th Congressional District - does she have what it takes to defeat sitting GOP candidate Rep. Mike Bishop?
Offers predictions for Michigan's midterm elections. Does Schuette have a chance?
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.
Ingham County Sheriff
Speaks out against the ballot proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan.
United States Senator
Sen. Stabenow (D-MI) discusses defending her title against GOP opponent Jim James.
Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve
Monthly analysis of Michigan's retail sales - how did we do in September?
Hondo and Dave preview the Spartans upcoming football game at the University of Maryland.
Discusses his race against democratic opponent Gretchen Driskell in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.
Ron The Wine Guy
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?
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.
Discusses how the midterms are looking for the GOP on the national scope.
Democratic Candidate for Congress
Explains her campaign strategy for Michigan's 7th district where she is looking to offset sitting opponent Rep. Tim Walberg (R).
President & CEO of Lansing Chamber of Commerce
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?
Ayanna Neal & Cynthia Ward
Candidates for 54-A Distrct Court Judge
The two nonpartisan candidates join Dave, in studio, to discuss what changes should be made at Lansing's 54-A District Court.
Ayanna Neal & Cynthia Ward (Part 2)
The conversation between the two candidates continues.
Tonya J. Powers
Live from NYC, Powers reports the latest on the incoming caravan of migrants approaching the U.S. border - how many troops are being sent?
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.
WEEKLY LEGAL TALK
Weekly discussion of the nation's most interesting legal headlines.
Independent Candidate for Attorney General
Discusses campaign strategy and his nonpartisan vision for the future of Michigan.
Reacts to multiple companies manufacturing bulletproof backpacks geared toward protecting high school students.
Editor at Gongwer News
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.
Live from Capitol Hill, Halpern reports on President Trump's very busy nationwide schedule for these final days before midterms.
GOP Strategist - Clifton Network Partners
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?
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.
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's campaigning schedule for the final week before midterm elections.
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.
Sheds some light on the location of the forthcoming Ingham County jailhouse. Did voters realize it will be outside of Mason?
America's Money Answer Man
Discusses the extreme back and forth occurring on Wall Street this October.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the President's busy schedule amidst midterm election week.
Pamela Gail Johnson
Discusses some of the signs and deficits of dealing with or being a "bad boss".
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.
Political Analyst - Red Apple Group
Discusses what's to blame for the growing political divide across the nation - are we holding our president to a high enough standard?
Dr. Antoine Kanamugire
Canadian Physician & Author
Dr. Kanamugire offers professional insight on the effects of marijuana and discusses his new book "The 21 Unspoken Truths of Marijuana".
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.
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.
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.
President & CEO - MI Association of United Ways
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.
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.
Rep. Barrett (R) discusses his tight race and campaign strategy in Michigan's 71st district.
Libertarian Candidate for Governor
Discusses the goal of his gubernatorial campaign and why he may not be going for the win, but rather party expansion in general.
Hondo and Dave discuss the Spartan's sporadic football season and preview the upcoming Purdue game this Saturday at noon.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
Announces that President Trump will soon be giving a speech regarding drug pricing in the pharmaceutical industry - could prices really be going down?
Lansing State Journal Prep Sports Editor
Previews tonight's opening round of high school football playoffs - several teams in mid-Michigan gearing up for their respective division titles.
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.
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.
Financial Adviser - Walser Wealth
Discusses what different age groups can expect to gain from Social Security.
GOP Candidate for State House
Discusses his grassroots campaign and the uphill battle against democratic opponent Kara Hope in the 67th district.
GOP Candidate for Governor
Joins to discuss how he feels about the tight race after his final debate against democratic opponent Gretchen Whitmer.
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?
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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