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Rachel Sutherland

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the reappointment of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump declaring a national emergency over the U.S.-Mexico border situation - the decision receiving backlash from both sides of the aisle.

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Kevin Walling

Democratic Political Strategist

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Kevin and Dave discuss both parties' reactions to President Trump's national emergency declaration as well as the Mueller investigation - is the end finally in sight?

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Tim Daman

President & CEO - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Updates listeners on the latest with the Chamber's Economic Club and discusses how the city is assisting small businesses adjust to the statewide legalization of marijuana.

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Morgan Wright

Cyber Security Expert

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Offers tips on how to cope with the massive increase in phone scams and sales calls; also, what are phone providers doing to help?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle discuss the governor's state of the state address and the way executive orders work in state governments.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Michael discuss the waning significance of Presidents Day and Law offers feedback to President Trump's handling of the border situation.

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 18th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on accusations from former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe against President Trump.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports on new outlines being released by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding how to best deal with toxic chemicals in water.

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Camara Clifton

Clifton Network Partners

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

The republican strategist reacts to the governor of California dismissing hundreds of federal troops from patrolling the border.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Senator Hertel (D) defends Governor Whitmer's attempts to reform Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality.

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Graham Filler

State Representative

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Filler (R) discusses the new bill heading to the House which contains new regulations on civil asset forfeiture.

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on Amazon cancelling its plans to build their second headquarters in New York. At one point Michigan was considered too, what did the state take away from this situation?

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the Brexit situation causing a major increase in British Jews reclaiming their German citizenship.

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Ron The Wine Guy

February 15th, 2019 12:00am

Ron details his recent visit to the country of Chile. Beyond exotic food and plentiful beaches, Chile also boasted a number of wineries.

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Troy Baker

Better Business Bureau of West Michigan

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on a bizarre story: criminals hailing from West Michigan who find women seeking romance online then trick them into unwittingly assisting them perform fraud schemes.

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative Political Analyst

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to Governor Whitmer's State of the State - Lennox expresses why he found the speech to be an "infomercial" with "no substance".

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Spencer Nevins

President - MI Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Responds to the federal government attempting to ban on the consumption of alcohol on the AuSable, Manistee and Pine Rivers.

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Tricia Kinley

Executive Director - Insurance Alliance of MI

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the recent support Detroit Mayor Mike Duggins has offered for reform in auto-no fault insurance.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on new polling from FOX regarding the president's approval rating, immigration and more.

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Deni Abbie

Relationship Coach

February 14th, 2019 12:00am

Deni and Dave discuss the holiday of Valetine's Day - are couples still fired up about this exact date or is this Hallmark holiday all for show?

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State of the State Address

Part 1

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Dave plays an excerpt of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State Address regarding Michigan's education system.

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State of the State Address

Part 2

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

More from Gov. Whitmer's speech last night, she stresses the importance of finalizing budgets on time and finding commonalities and unity on both sides of the aisle.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the state of the North Korean military ahead of President Trump's planned meeting with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

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Dr. Charles Ballard

Economics Professor - MSU

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

The professor, who also works for the Institute for Public Policy and Research, reacts to Governor Whitmer's State of the State Address - how will she be funding all of her plans?

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Barrett (R) offers feedback for the new governor's first State of the State Address; the senator explains why he's holding his breath on any praise until the state budget comes out.

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Andrew Challenger

Hiring Expert - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the importance of gathering proper data when looking for new hires in the workplace.

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Boyd Matheson

Conservative Political Analyst

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to news that President Trump is planning on agreeing to a deal that would keep the government open and pay for approximately 1/4th of his original request for a border wall.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly examination of the country's most intriguing court-based stories.

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Brett Gillespie

Grand Ledge City Council

February 13th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the governor's State of the State Address, from a smaller city's standpoint.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Dr. Braccio discuss the negatives of parents who choose to be more like a friend to their children, opposed to a parent.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Powers reports on the top internet searches occurring in each state - that list including everything from "chocolate shops" to "Tinder".

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

Livengood offers what he calls a "real" or "nonpartisan" state of the state assessment, ahead of Gov. Whitmer's address.

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Michael McIntyre

Financial Advisor

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

Explains why he thinks people complaining about the nation's current economic state are overreacting.

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Brian Calley

President - Small Business Owners Association of MI

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

The former lieutenant governor discusses his new career and his association's newest endeavor: offering legislative counseling for small businesses.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's border wall speech in El Paso, Texas and also discusses the counter-rally held by Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX).

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

February 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Wisconsin, Hondo joins Dave to discuss MSU's big basketball game tonight against Wisconsin. The two also explain why they credit Magic Johnson and Larry Bird with saving the NBA.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Rachel joins Dave to recap the new 2020 presidential candidates who entered the race over the weekend.

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Amy Tarkanian

GOP Political Strategist

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Amy weighs in on the proposed "Green New Deal" introduced by a New York lawmaker.

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Jim Holcomb

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Jim talks about the Chamber's position on the law that allows the Line 5 pipeline to be replaced with an underground tunnel.

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Gretchen Whitmer

MI Governor

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Governor Whitmer and Dave preview this week's State of the State address and also discuss the major ongoing issues in state government.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave preview Governor Whitmer's State of the State address and discuss the current happenings in state government.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Michael reacts to calls from a U.S. lawmaker to abolish ICE.

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Nancy Cain

AAA Michigan

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Nancy updates us on the latest gas prices in Lansing and statewide.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 11th, 2019 12:00am

Jon and Dave with President Trump's weekend in review.

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Joe DiSano

DiSano Strategies of Lansing

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Joe and Dave discuss the life of the late Michigan lawmaker, John Dingell; the state representative had served for over 59 years before passing.

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Katie Carey

Consumers Energy

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Carey, director of media relations for Consumers, updates listeners on the 155,000 customers who lost power overnight - what happened and when will it be fixed?

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Alfredo Rodriguez

Conservative Political Analyst

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback to the president's State of the Union Address and attempts to answer why the GOP party seems to be lacking in female representation.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on Ford's recent one billion dollar investment into one of their Chicago-based auto plants.

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Sarah Verardo

CEO - The Independence Fund

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Verado discusses her charity organization and shares her experiences with the V.A. as the wife of a veteran whose war injuries have resulted in over 100 surgeries.

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Derrick Kinney

Financial Strategist

February 8th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Derrick discuss the value of stay-at-home parents after a publication approximated their hypothetical salary at 162,000.

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Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Dave plays a statement by Gov. Whitmer in which she reacts to the rejection of her executive order set to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality.

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Jim Lower

State Representative

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Lower (R) explains why the GOP rejected Gov. Whitmer's restructuring proposal for Michigan's DEQ.

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Jody Washington

Lansing City Council

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the State of the City Address delivered yesterday by Mayor Andy Schor - what's next for Lansing?

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Steve Japinga

VP of Gov. Affairs - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Offers reaction to the mayor's State of the City Address coming from a Lansing business perspective.

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Jason Hayes

Environmental Policy Director - The Mackinac Center

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Responds to news that Michigan's current Department of Environmental Quality is being dismantled - will the replacing commission be able to meet the state's needs?

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's latest tweets and his recent speech on ISIS.

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Abid Abedi

Technology Expert

February 7th, 2019 12:00am

Argues that smartphones are nothing but a distraction and should be banned across all high school classrooms.

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Dave Akerly

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Dave examines some significant moments from President Trump's State of the Union Address - where did the president hit the mark and what did he miss?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on both parties' general reaction to President Trump's State of the Union Address.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Wendy have their weekly discussion examining some of the nation's most intriguing courtroom-based headlines.

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Detroit News

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the ongoing gerrymandering lawsuit taking place in Detroit - will the district lines drawn in 2011 be ruled constitutional or not?

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Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor - Saint Peter's University

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts and analyzes last night's speech delivered to the nation by President Donald Trump.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave discuss and mourn the Spartans' three game losing streak in men's basketball - what does the team need to do to get out of this funk?

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Carol Wood

Lansing City Council President

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

President Wood shares her expectations for tonight's State of the City Address to be delivered by Mayor Andy Schor.

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Eric Hargan

Deputy Secretary - Dept. of Health & Human Services

February 6th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses why he thought this State of the Union Address showed President Donald Trump at his most bipartisan; lowering the price of America's prescription pills seems to be something everyone can agree on.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Dr. Braccio offers advice on how to best navigate a relationship with a toxic spouse - are there ways to make it work?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland previews the president's State of the Union Address set to take place tonight at 9 p.m.

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Stu Sandler

Voters Not Donors

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Offers an update on the gerrymandering case taking place in Detroit that his group failed to postpone.

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Aaron Kall

Dean of Students & Debate Coach - U of M

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the second edition of his book which examines past presidents' State of the Union Addresses.

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Brendan Beery

Constitutional Law Professor - WMU Cooley Law

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Attorney General Dana Nessel has stepped away from several large legal cases to focus on others. Professor Beery reacts to her selections.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on how he is preparing for the president's State of the Union Address taking place later today.

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David Nicholas

Political Analyst

February 5th, 2019 12:00am

David and Dave discuss the ever-expanding list of democratic hopefuls announcing official presidential runs for 2020.

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Warren Honeycutt

Bodybuilder & Nutrition Expert

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses how quickly New Year's resolutions tend to go out the window and offers advice on how to keep to a healthier routine.

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Gilda Jacobs

CEO - Michigan League for Public Policy

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Details the League's new plan aimed at improving public policy being dubbed the "Owner's Manual for Michigan".

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses what he learned from the Polar Vortex that struck mid-Michigan and previews what's on the plate for the State of the City Address.

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Bob Kolt

Communications Professor at MSU

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Professor Kolt reviews and ranks various Super Bowl advertisements - was it a good year for advertisers?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle discuss last night's Super Bowl and talk local and statewide politics - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a few new executive orders on her desk.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

February 4th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to several news stories regarding actions made by Donald Trump Jr. over the weekend.

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Pat Dehaan

Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback to the proposed gas tax aimed at fixing Michigan's roads.

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Greg Salisbury

VP of Gas Engineering - Consumers Energy

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

With thermostats back in place, Salisbury updates listeners on just how many citizens dropped gas use to help out.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the democratic presidential candidates; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is the latest to officially join the 2020 race.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Hondo discusses his love for the bitter cold and he and Dave converse about the upcoming Spartan games as well as the Super Bowl.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Powers reports on the backlash Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is receiving for comments regarding late-term abortions.

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Charlie Cove

Vice President - Dan Henry Distributing

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the challenges with supplying consumers with enough beer for Super Bowl Sunday, amidst polar temperatures and immense snowfall.

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Ken Sikkema

Former State Senator & GOP Majority Leader

February 1st, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to a new road-funding proposal which would increase taxes at the pump for the next eight years.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on a bipartisan group, led by GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, meeting with President Trump in hopes to avoid another shutdown.

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Brian Wheeler

Consumers Energy

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

Details the story of the facility fire that lost 1/5th of the state's natural gas overnight; Consumers now asking customers to keep their thermostats below 65 degrees until midday Friday.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

With Michigan's legislature called off again due to extreme cold weather, Sen. Hertel (D) discusses the importance of taking Consumers Energy's thermostat request seriously.

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Cliff Maloney

Conservative Political Strategist

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the new wave of socialism brought into the democratic party, primarily from the incoming freshman class of congress members.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the polar vortex hitting the Midwest - is the end of the bitter cold in sight?

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Corey Jackson

Former NFL Athlete / CEO - Qwerkz

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

The former pro footballer discusses the idea of paying, or compensating, college athletes - are academic scholarships enough?

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Bob Kittell

Motivational Speaker / Technology Addiction Specialist

January 31st, 2019 12:00am

Is your phone the first thing you look for when you wake up? Kittell offers advice for those feeling addicted to modern technology.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the "polar vortex" hitting many of the mid-western states. Wind chills in the Windy City may get as low as 60 below!

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Holly Turner

Conservative Political Analyst

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Offers reaction to the end of the government shutdown and discusses the likelihood of another shutdown.

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Rick Jones

Former State Senator

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Jones shares two personal stories regarding criticisms of John Engler and MSU's handling of Nassar's survivors' medical treatment funds.

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Elissa Slotkin

State Representative

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses her part in an upcoming press conference where multiple state representatives will announce the "Shutdown to End All Shutdowns Act" in Washington, D.C.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with President Trump including his latest potential lawsuit.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly examination of some of the nation's most interesting legal stories.

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Brad Funkhouser

CEO - CATA

January 30th, 2019 12:00am

Details all the help CATA buses are offering Lansing (and surrounding cities) during these extreme winter weather conditions.

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