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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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Senior Editor - Consumer Reports
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.
Reporter - Detroit Free Press
Reports on the year-long scabies outbreak currently affecting the Huron Valley Correctional Facility, a Michigan women's prison.
Conservative Political Analyst
Reacts to the large number of democrats expected in the 2020 presidential election.
January 18th, 2019 12:00am
Live in Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the ongoing confusion created by contradicting comments from Rudy Giuliani.
Publisher - Gongwer News
Reacts to the departure of John Engler as MSU's interim president. Where did the former governor of Michigan go so wrong?
Discusses the Board of Trustees' unanimous decision to immediately replace John Engler with Satish Udpa as interim president at Michigan State University.
Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News
Reports on the extreme winter weather headed our way this weekend, both snowfall and single-digit temperatures are expected.
Democratic Political Analyst
Antjuan and Dave discuss the crowded field of democratic candidates already announcing runs for the 2020 presidential election.
State Party Secretary - Kansas GOP
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.
Author / Historian
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".
Tonya J. Powers
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.
Abood Law Firm
Reacts to the resignation of MSU's interim president John Engler.
Lansing City Council
Councilmember Hussain discusses what could be next for the Logan Square shopping center.
Talent and Economic Development Agency
Details the Future Automotive Career Expo which takes place today at Cobo Hall.
MI Dept. of Technology, Management and Budget
How is Michigan's economy holding up? The economic manager from MDTMB reports on the latest numbers from the State Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Offers feedback on the resignation of MSU's former interim president John Engler and criticizes the Board of Trustees.
Live from the White House, Decker reacts to the recent, questionable comments made by President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
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.
Former State Senator
Discusses the Michigan Grassroots Alliance, his new citizen-based political activist group.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the continued government shutdown.
WEEKLY LEGAL TALK
Weekly check-in on wild courtroom stories happening nationwide.
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?
Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business
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.
Grand Ledge City Council
Discusses the city of Grand Ledge's decision to ban marijuana shops, at least for now.
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.
Rep. Witwer (D) discusses where her agenda will be focused in her first term as a state representative.
Co-Chair - Michigan Political Leadership Program
Details her group's "Class of 2019" which includes a variety of business, nonprofit and legislative professionals throughout Michigan.
United States Senator
Sen. Peters (D) reports his findings from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; additionally, he offers feedback on the continued government shutdown.
Chairman - North American International Auto Show
Addresses the newly official partnership between Ford and Volkswagen and other happenings at this year's Auto Show.
Technology Specialist / Author
Discusses some of the most intriguing tech headed our way in 2019, including 5G Networks and touchscreens that can fold.
Conservative Political Analyst
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?
Conservative Political Strategist
January 14th, 2019 12:00am
Offers his take on the government shutdown and discusses his PAC, the Big Tent Republicans.
Live from Detroit, Wayland reports on the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Dave joined by guest co-host Andrea Bitely.
Executive Director - MI United Conservation Clubs
Reacts to a new report which claims the fishing and hunting industry in Michigan supports 171,000 jobs and generates 11.2 billion annually.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
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?
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?
Weekly check in with local and statewide gas prices.
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".
Democratic Presidential Candidate & State Representative
Dave gets to know Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, the first official democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race.
Newly sworn-in Sen. Tom Barrett (R) discusses the priorities of the Michigan legislature - is auto no-fault insurance on the table?
Chair - MSU Board of Trustees
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.
Dave and Hondo talk college basketball and Spartan football - just how good is U of M and where does MSU stand?
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the Chamber of Commerce's annual State of Business address.
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron and Dave discuss buying booze on Sundays. Many states' laws are changing - is the religious aspect completely gone?
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.
Audrea Taylor Decker
Offers her take on President Trump's stance on border security.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Discusses the possibility of President Trump issuing a declaration of a national emergency to begin construction on a border wall.
Michigan's 100th legislature officially gavels in this week; Lennox offers opinions on new Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Reports on the next potential career move for former governor Rick Snyder.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on a meeting between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi that was cut abruptly short.
President - Michigan League for Public Policy
Discusses how the government shutdown is causing what she calls a crisis by "playing politics with people's lives".
January 9th, 2019 12:00am
Live from London, Owen reports on North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un meeting with the president of China.
Democratic Political Strategist
Dave and Jehmu discuss which potential presidential candidates might make a run for the Dems in 2020.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
In a special birthday interview, Sen. Hertel (D) offers insight into the priorities of Michigan's 100th legislature.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Reports on what he calls a "conflict of interest" with a new hire made by the team of Governor Whitmer.
Prof. Alain Sanders
Political Science Professor - St. Peter's University
Reacts to the dividing issue of border security - is this a true crisis or an exaggeration perpetuated by the GOP?
Dave and Loretta offer their weekly glance into the most interesting legal cases happening across the nation.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on the reaction to President Trump's televised address to the nation.
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?
Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest with the ongoing government shutdown and border wall funding battle.
The recently appointed Sen. Lucido (R) discusses his plans for Michigan legislature in 2019; auto no-fault insurance is on his radar.
Former FBI Investigator
Explains a new technology being used by law enforcement that allows for "rapid" DNA testing.
Dr. Agustin V. Arbulu
Director - MI Dept. of Civil Rights
Details Gov. Whitmer's latest executive directive which extends discrimination protections for people within the state workforce based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Discusses the amount of Americans who overspend during the holidays and offers financial advice.
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.
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?
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
Dave and the Good Professor talk U.S. immigration and impeachment history.
CEO - Consumer's Energy
Previews what is to come for Consumers Energy in 2019.
Executive Director - Insurance Alliance of Michigan
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.
Dave and Kyle discuss the new Michigan legislature, which gavels into session this week.
Law defends President Trump's continued refusal to reopen the government without funding for a border wall.
Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.
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.
MI State Rep
Sarah talks about the new legislature and her appointment of Angela Witwer as assistant caucus chair.
MI 8th district congresswoman
Elissa talks about her new position and other hot-button items in Washington D.C.
Camara gives us her take on the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Joe and Dave discuss the convening of the new MI legislature and 116th Congress.
Michael discusses several issues involving General Motors....including sales numbers, a new president, and a lawsuit filed by the UAW.
Hondo and Dave recap the MSU Redbox Bowl and football season and look ahead to what's next for Spartan basketball.
January 3rd, 2019 12:00am
Rachel gives us a preview of today's convening of the 116th Congress.
Jim and Dave talk about the mild weather we've had here in mid-MIchigan so far.
CEO and Executive director of CATA
Brad tells us about the state of his transportation authority as the year 2019 gets underway.
The Professor gives us his take on the ongoing partial government shutdown.
Present of the Small Business Association of Michigan
Brian tells Dave about the transition to his new position as SBAM president from his prior role as MI Lt. Gov.
Jackie and Dave discuss the practice of "ghosting".
Jon gives us an update on President Trump's meeting with Congress on the partial government shutdown and border wall.
Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
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.
State Representative - 67th District
Kara speaks with Dave about what's ahead for the new MI legislature.
Executive Director - CASL
Scott updates us on funding issues with the Beacon Field #2 site in Lansing off Holmes and Pleasant Grove.
Kyle and Dave talk about the new MI legislature under new Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Nancy updates on the latest and very low gas prices across MI.
Quentin and Dave talk about some of the most bizarre legal news of the week across the U-S.
Dr John Dyben
December 31st, 2018 12:00am
Dr. Dyben and Dave Akerly discuss the ongoing problem with meth and other drugs.
Spence talks with Dave about the student loan bubble.
Seth and Dave discuss why so many children are uninsured.
Dr. Brandon Brock
Dr. Brock speaks with Dave about how to help cure people from depression.
Michael speaks with Dave about the importance of millennials to the economy.
Marc, who is not retired, talks with Dave about his R-V lifestyle.
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