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

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Max Burns

Democratic Political Strategist

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the U.S. House of Representatives' official condemning of President Trump's comments telling four congresswomen to "go back to the countries they came from". Did his remarks end up banding dems closer together?

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Matt Brooks

Conservative Political Strategist

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses a new policy change for immigrants seeking refuge in America. Brooks argues that making immigrants seek asylum in other countries first is the right call by Trump.

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Jim Geyer

Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Geyer joins guest host Rich Herl in a discussion on the incoming heat wave headed to Michigan.

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David Dillard

President - KD College Prep

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to a new poll that claims two out of every three American college graduates "regret" their degree. David and Rich discuss how to best decide post-high school options.

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Mark Meadows

Mayor of East Lansing

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Meadows joins the show to update listeners on income tax revenue collection for the city of East Lansing. Meadows and Rich also discuss construction progress.

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Laura Sarna

Healthy Living Expert

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Do you take diet supplements for your weight? Sarna and Rich react to new data which indicates that these "health" supplements actually increase your chance of heart disease.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

July 17th, 2019 12:00am

Rich pinch hits during this weekly segment which examines some of the most intriguing legal stories across the nation.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Guest host Rich Herl welcomes Dr. B for his weekly segment; the two discuss workplace procrastination. Why do we put off tasks? It's usually more than just not wanting to do them.

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Andrew Abood

Trustee - Lansing Community College

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Offers details from last night's special LCC board meeting which was called to address the replacement search and process for current president, Dr. Brent Young.

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Pat Dehaan

Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Will Hurricane/Tropical Storm Barry lead to higher national gas prices? Dehaan joins to discuss why Lansing and the state alike have seen continued prices increases at the pump.

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Leilani Brown

Senior Vice President - K12, Inc.

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

It's Job Shadow Week for careers in the skilled trades sector. Brown phones in to detail what opportunities the industry holds.

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Michael Martinez

Reporter - AutomotiveNews.com

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on contract negotiations between the UAW and Ford Motor Company which saw opening handshakes this week.

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Judy Lyle

Healthy Living Expert

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Why are dairy groups across the country pushing for coffee in high schools? Lyle joins fill-in host Rich Herl to discuss the intriguing story.

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Nancy Wang

Executive Director - Voters Not Politicians

July 16th, 2019 12:00am

Does Voters Not Politicians have a new ballot initiative? The nonpartisan nonprofit organization is now considering a campaign to either expand or eliminate term limits in the state.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the latest news regarding nuclear development Iran - the country now saying it's willing to negotiate.

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Carol Cool

Co-Founder - Women in Skilled Trades

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Guest host Rich Herl invites Carol to discuss an event held Saturday by her group, which took aim at increasing awareness of career availability for women in skilled trades.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Brown reports on the fallout of Hurricane Barry, the major weather event hit Louisiana and parts of Mississippi this past weekend.

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Nora Luke

Co-Chair - Lansing Walk to End Alzheimer’s

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Luke, who also worked as a referral development specialist for Sparrow’s Post Acute Care Division, discusses an annual Alzheimer's charity walk taking place this September.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle joins sitting guest host Rich Herl in reacting to several statewide political stories including a new push by Voters Not Politicians and the latest state election buzz.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the resignation of Labor secretary Alex Acosta; Law argues Acosta is making the right move but that it isn't fair to judge an 11-year-old action based on new information.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 15th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington, Sutherland follows up on the weekend ICE raids that occurred, but didn't seem quite as major as previously predicted.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington, Sutherland reports on the likelihood of ICE immigration raids taking place over the nation this weekend.

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Tony Lazzaro

Conservative Political Strategist

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

Lazzaro, also the founder of the Big Tent Republicans PAC, reacts to President Trump's citizenship question being barred from the 2020 census. What's the next move for Trump?

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George Seay

Founder - Annedale Capital

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

Comments on the current state of the U.S. economy. Seay argues that things are generally strong, but fading due to political reasoning.

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Andrew Abood

Trustee - Lansing Community College

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

Abood reacts to the retirement of LCC's current president, Dr. Brent Knight, who has served in the position for the past 11 years.

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Beverly Boatley

Social Services Director - Young Health Pioneers

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses her organization Young Health Pioneers - a small Michigan-based nonprofit that bands together to help struggling, developing countries throughout Africa and Asia.

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Jeremy Greenfield

Senior Editor - Reader's Digest

July 12th, 2019 12:00am

What are the most friendly cities in the country? Greenfield offers some answers to this question in his latest article which looks at the 50 of the friendliest American towns.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the latest controversy over President Trump's Labor secretary Alexander Acosta. Ten years ago in Florida, Acosta gave a light sentence to Jeffrey Epstein - the billionaire now convicted of underage sex-trafficking.

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Peter Spadafore

Vice President - Lansing City Council

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Joins the show to inform listeners on major road construction taking place across Martin Luther King Boulevard. One project is already ongoing and another larger job will begin in August.

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Jim Lower

State Representative

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the intense race heating up in Michigan's 3rd District. The competition for now independent candidate Justin Amash is up to five GOP hopefuls (including Lower) as well as three democratic contenders.

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Kevin Chavous

Democratic Political Strategist & Attorney

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Argues that the secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, should resign following his handling of Jeffrey Esptein's initial 2009 sex-trafficking trial.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave discuss the career and arrest of former MSU footballer Malik McDowell. In January, McDowell was arrested and tased after a vehicle he was drunkenly driving spun out.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest Trump news including a potential executive order regarding the 2020 census.

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Jeff Sanborn

National Corn Growers Association

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

Sanborn, a NCGA member and current corn farmer, responds to the the big oil ads being placed in swing states attempting to sway people against ethanol requirements.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers reports on the parade being held for the US women's soccer team, boasting their fourth World Cup win!

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly segment examining some of the country's most interesting legal stories.

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Christina Martin

Attorney - Pacific Legal Foundation

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Are Michigan counties taking their property tax cases too far? For example, Wayne County seizing and selling a 100,000+ home that was only a few hundred dollars behind on payments. The attorney on that case comments.

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David Grasso

Media Director - BoldTV

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

The conservative political analyst offers feedback on, among other issues, Bernie Sanders's proposed idea of rotating judges on and off of the Supreme Court.

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Derrick Morgan

Vice President - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturer

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses ethanol fuel requirements for small oil refineries across the state. How does exempting blending affect this season's already troubled corn farmers?

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Elyse Kopietz

COO - Habitat for Humanity Capitol Region

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses her organization's week long "Rock the Block" event taking place for Lansing's Baker neighborhood; Kopietz describes a few of the community revitalization plans for the area.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

July 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with President Trump including his tweets insulting the U.K.'s Ambasador to the United States following his resignation.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and the Good Doctor discuss the best ways to show your partner daily signs of love and affection. The two agree that constant verbal reminders and simple acts like hugs can help "cement the love" of a relationship.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington, Sutherland reports on the latest news in Iran, where the middle eastern country breaks another nuclear deal agreement.

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Chad Livengood

Senior Editor - Crain's Detroit Business

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on a story regarding Governor Whitmer's latest proposed roads fix plan; this one, she said, came straight out of former governor Rick Snyder's "trashcan".

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Mark Graham

President & CEO - eNtelligy Marketing

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to Nike's decision to pull their Betsy Ross Flag shoes following push-back from Colin Kaepernick - Nike stock has risen since. Was this a calculated move or a natural reaction?

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Keith Ledbetter

President - Associated Builders & Contractors of MI

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Responds to Operating Engineers 324's critique of the proposed bill that would change MDOT hiring regulations. Ledbetter says the bill is what's best for the business.

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Matt Resch

President - Resch Strategies

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Resch, a longtime associate of Justin Amash, comments on the potential for success with Rep. Amash now running as an independent.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

July 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with President Trump including buzz surrounding his Labor secretary Alex Acosta's connection to billionaire and newly convicted sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

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Matt Napolitano

Fox News Radio

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Napolitano reports on the US women's soccer team winning the World Cup for a record fourth time. Also, why was this year's team considered the most political yet?

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Dan McKernan

Spokesperson - Operating Engineers 324

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses why his organization of union workers is against pending legislation that would change MDOT's hiring regulations..

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Recaps some of the highlights from The United States Conference of Mayors' 87th Annual Meeting; this year's focus was on infrastructure.

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Tom Norton

GOP Congressional Candidate

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to news that his former-GOP opponent Rep. Justin Amash has left the party and may run as an independent.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle talk statewide politics in their weekly segment; today, the two focus on examining the proposed road plans currently in front of Michigan legislators.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback on the president's Fourth of July celebration. Law explains why he thinks Trump offered a nonpartisan, respectful ceremony.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

July 8th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on statewide gas prices.

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Ash Wright

GOP Political analyst

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Ash and Dave discuss the latest on fundraising in the presidential race.

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Jenna Ellis

GOP Strategist

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Jenna gives us her take on President Trump's trip to North Korea.

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Tonya J Powers

Fox News Radio

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Tonya gives us the rundown of Wallet Hub's list of the most patriotic states in the U-S and tells us where Michigan ranks.

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Linda Myers

Cook in Tuscany co-founder

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Linda and Dave discuss the best ideas for 4th of July parties.

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Amos Waranch

Legal Expert

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Class-action lawsuit related to Alexa that focuses on children being unknowingly recorded.

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Dr James Juarez

Medical Expert

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Dr Juarez and Dave talk about how to select the right diet if you're trying to lose weight.

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Pete Trabucco

Travel Specialist

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Pete talks about how the weather can affect us socially.

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Chelsee Maxwell

Aesthetic Nurse

July 5th, 2019 12:00am

Chelsee discusses the rising number of young people choosing to have plastic surgery.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's planned festivities for the Fourth of July: a "stationary parade" featuring military tanks.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Weekly segment examining some of the nation's most intriguing legal stories. Powers also shares some international travel stories.

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Brian Calley

President - Small Business Owners Association of MI

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Calley, the former lieutenant governor, discusses additional taxation on small businesses and its possible grim outcome.

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James Stajos

Owner - American Eagle Fireworks, Inc.

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the quantity of fireworks sold during the Fourth of July and offers advice on how to have a fun and safe show.

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Dave Akerly

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Dave and producer Nick Tomayko comment on Nike's new shoes, featuring a Revolutionary-era American flag, being axed after receiving negative feedback from Colin Kaepernick.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

July 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Reports some of the numbers for holiday travelers hitting the highways - including 1.8 million drivers from Michigan alone!

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

The Good Doctor and Dave tackle the subject of personal values - how are they formed and how can they shape an individual?

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Gurnal Scott

Fox News Radio

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Scott reports on the system which will cut some of the 20 democratic presidential candidates.

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Adrian Hemond

Conservative Political Strategist - Grassroots Midwest

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Offers his opinions on a myriad of subjects including the primary election of Rep. Justin Amash (R), the democratic presidential hopefuls and recent rulings of the Supreme Court.

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Kevin Selhmeyer

State Fire Marshall

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Updates listeners on some of the state's laws and ordinances regarding fireworks ahead of the extended holiday weekend.

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Tim Snyder

Economist - Matador Economics

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses some of the complex geopolitical reasoning behinds shifts in crude oil prices.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Live in London, Owen reports on developments concerning Iran's nuclear program.

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Martin Slagter

Reporter - MLive

July 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Reports on extended turmoil at the Tecumseh School Board where the community has gone through six superintendents in just six months.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on President Trump's historic weekend trip to North Korea - Trump became the first standing U.S. president to ever enter the nation.

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Sarah Ostyn

Kids Count Policy Analyst

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses a new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy regarding homelessness in the state. In an expanding economy, is it possible that the number of homeless children is growing?

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John Sellek

Conservative Political Strategist

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses some of the republican candidates gearing up to take on Rep. Justin Amash (R) in the upcoming primary elections.

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John Delaney

Democratic Presidential Candidate

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Shares his reaction to the other democratic candidates and their policies, some of which he declares "unrealistic". What can Delaney offer voters without, as he says, "over-promising"?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle break down some of the week's biggest political statewide stories. The two take aim at the Line 5 tunnel and Detroit's upcoming democratic presidential debate.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Following the first set of democratic presidential debates, is Joe Biden still perceived as the party's front-runner? Dave and Law discuss.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Weekly checkup on statewide gas prices. Also, Woodland offers a preview of how much traffic to expect this holiday weekend.

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Raul Alvillar

Democratic Political Strategist

July 1st, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback from the first round of debates between the 20 democratic presidential candidates. Did anybody shine in the spotlight?

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Gary Wolfram

Professor of Economics - Hillsdale College

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Argues that a negative economic fallout would follow the closing of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on a first in Major League Baseball: the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox set to play in London.

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Nancy Wang

Executive Director - Voters Not Politicians

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the Supreme Court's decision to not rule on states' gerrymandering cases. Now that things are back in the states' hands - what's next for Michigan?

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William Strauss

Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on Michigan's sales numbers for the month of May. Also, some specific statistics on the growing popularity of trucks and SUVs.

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Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback to night two of the debates between democratic presidential candidates. Were there any big winners or losers?

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative Political Analyst

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses an op-ed he penned for the Detroit News in which he argues that Attorney General Dana Nessel serves as a prime example for why reform is needed in government.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

June 28th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on President Trump's reaction to the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the 2020 census.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the first night of debate between 10 of the democratic presidential hopefuls. Ten more candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, will be facing off tonight.

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Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the ongoing turmoil between Iran and the United States. The Good Professor dialing back criticism on President Trump's decision to not strike the Middle Eastern nation.

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Aaron Kall

Debate Squad Director - University of Michigan

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Miami, Kall offers feedback from the first night of democratic debates. After attending the event, who came off on top and what can we expect for tonight?

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Mike Wayland

Reporter - AutomotiveNews.com

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Is the reign of the Chevrolet Camaro coming to an end? Production on the muscle car has been slated to stop at all GM plants by 2023.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports the latest on the congressional testimony of Robert Mueller - a mid-July date has been selected.

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Leo Kampel

Dean - Michigan State University College of Engineering

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

The dean [and professor of electrical and computer engineering] discusses some ideas for infrastructure laid out by the University Research Corridor Forum. Could smart phones help MDOT track potholes?

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Spencer Critchley

Democratic Political Strategist

June 27th, 2019 12:00am

Critchley, who formerly worked on both of Obama's presidential campaigns, discusses the humanitarian crisis taken place at the United States-Mexico border.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

June 26th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the first set of debates for democratic presidential hopefuls. Ten of the 20+ candidates will take the stage in Miami tonight.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer

June 26th, 2019 12:00am

Audio from the governor's speech, in which she chastises the Michigan GOP for "taking a vacation" before finalizing the state budget.

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