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Discusses the amount of Americans who overspend during the holidays and offers financial advice.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Reaction to the long awaited results of the Mueller investigation. Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland briefly reports as she waits to reach comment from Rudy Giuliani.

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Veronica McNally

Founder - Franny Strong Foundation & I Vaccinate Campaign

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback to the eight confirmed cases of measles in Oakland County. McNally, who lost a daughter to whooping cough, encourages vaccinating against preventable diseases.

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Nick Reaves

Attorney for St. Vincent Catholic Charities

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Responds to news that adoption agencies in Michigan may no longer discriminate against same-sex couples. Reaves believes this violates certain religious rights and could end in some agencies closing down.

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John Thomas

GOP Political Strategist

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the president's comments on John McCain and seperate feud with George Conway, lawyer and husband of Kellyanne Conway. How does the GOP look during this?

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave talk NCAA brackets and then dive into statewide and national politics. What will these new LGBT adoption regulations mean for the industry?

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Law reacts to the summary of the Muller report, it's official: there was no evidence of U.S./Russia collusion.

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Gary Bubar

AAA Michigan

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on gas prices, local and statewide.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

March 25th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with the reaction to the Mueller report and what's coming next down the pike.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Brown reports on a chemical fire at a petrochemicals facility in Texas that blazed for over three days. The question now remains - how safe is the air in Houston?

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Justin Wallin

GOP Political Strategist

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the outcome of allowing the president to have a quicker nomination process for political positions. Also, Justin and Dave discuss the potential of a third party.

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John Delaney

Democratic Presidential Candidate

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses his campaign goal of visiting all 50 states and speaks on an energy efficient future using new technology that could literally suck carbon from the atmosphere.

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Barb Byrum

Ingham County Clerk

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Details her new role as a member of Michigan’s Election Security Commission. The commission reviews current election procedures and recommends reforms based on their findings.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Hertel (D) and Dave talk round one of the NCAA Tournament. The 1320 WILS Regulars Bracket is officially underway, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor off to an early lead.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on an executive order signed by President Trump regarding free speech on college campuses.

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Rich Emberlin

Law Enforcement Expert

March 22nd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses a new type of DNA testing that can tell the difference between samples from identical twins. This technology helped catch the right twin in a 1999 sexual assault case in Grand Rapids.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest with the United States-Canada-Mexico Trade Agreement.

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Ted Harvey

Committee to Defend the President / Former State Senator

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses his committee and their goal to defend the president and his declaration of an emergency at the southern border.

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Dustin Walsh

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Reports on new data from the Michigan Association of United Ways indicating that 43% of Michiganders are poor or "working poor".

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Thomas Germain

Tech Writer - Consumer Reports

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the concept of "exif data" on digital pictures. This data already exists in all pictures taken by your smart phone and captures when, where and how the photo was taken.

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Brad Wolf

Assistant Marketing Manager - Buick

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Announces the launch of a March Madness app available for all Buick vehicles with Wi-Fi capability.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the current conditions in Great Britain only eight days away from officially leaving the European Union.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

March 21st, 2019 12:00am

Live from Des Moines, Iowa, Hondo phones in to discuss the beginning of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Both the Spartans and the Wolverines set to play later today.

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Graham Filler

State Representative

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Filler (R) joins to discuss the FOIA reform legislation that passed unanimously in Michigan's House of Representatives.

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Patrick Colbeck

Aerospace Engineer / Former State Senator

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Comments on the global grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets, following two international crashes. Colbeck, who used to work for Boeing, describes an autopilot feature that may have factored into the incidents.

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Mark Grebner

Ingham County Commissioner

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Grebner phones in to criticize a recent million dollar land sale that took place in East Lansing on eBay. He calls the unusual procedure a "sleazy operation".

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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

The New Zealand Massacre shooter named Donald Trump a "symbol of renewed white identity" - but how much is the president to blame? Dave and Prof. Sanders discuss.

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Melanie Piana

Board President - Michigan Municipal League

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Piana discusses the MML's unveiling of a Citizens Research Council that aims to move the state forward in transit technology.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with the president including a recent tweet in which he calls Kellyanne Conway's husband a "stone cold loser".

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

March 20th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly examination of some of the nation's most interesting, courtroom-based news stories.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Dr. Braccio and Dave discuss Spartans basketball and the art of cultivating friends and keeping them around - should we really be "testing" our friends?

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the latest news regarding the New Zealand mosque shooting.

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Joe DiSano

Democratic Political Strategist - DiSano Strategies

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses why democratic presidential hopefuls are already visiting Michigan and plays a name game with the large list of candidates.

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Paul Malewski

Mayor of Eaton Rapids

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Malewski discusses his excitement in Eaton Rapids being named as one of two Michigan cities to receive 5 years of technical assistance from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Larry Lage

Sports Editor - Associated Press Michigan

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Previews the NCAA Tournament, in which, the 2-seeded Spartans could soon encounter 1-seeded Duke. Did MSU get a fair schedule?

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with President Trump including his recent comments on GM.

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Scott Snellings

Personal Injury Lawyer

March 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the delicate topic of elderly drivers. How does one know when it is truly time to retire their driving days?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on democratic presidential hopefuls Beto O'Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand's respective visits to Michigan.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

The Good Professor joins Dave to talk about Beto O'Rourke and the modern democratic party as it stands today.

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John Sellek

CEO - Harbor Strategic Public Affairs

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

The conservative strategist comments on how Michigan ended up on the democratic radar and also speaks on the possibility of John James taking on Gary Peters in 2020.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Barrett (R) describes his visit to Shiawassee County where less then a week ago, the area was struck by two tornadoes during an extreme windstorm.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave discuss the NCAA Tournament and the democratic presidential candidates, some of whom are already visiting Michigan.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the latest comments from President Trump, in which he calls the Mueller probe "illegal".

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

March 18th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on local and statewide gas prices.

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Elissa Slotkin

U.S. Representative

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Slotkin (D-MI) discusses proposed campaign finance reform legislature that aims to curb foreign influence in American elections.

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Capri Cafaro

Former Ohio Senate Minority Leader (D)

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses her take on the freshman class of democratic congress members. Are they changing the face of the party or just making noise?

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Doug York

Deputy Director - Childrens Services Agency

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the very poor reaction to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services's 231 million child welfare data system.

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Nancy Rhodes

Researcher & Professor - Michigan State University

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Reports research on the habits of college drinking and the biggest proponents and opponents of binge drinking. Are schools doing enough or should we change our approach?

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Powers comments on the college admissions scandal. Over 40 individuals, including several celebrities, are facing felony charges for bribing their way into Ivy League schools.

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Rachel Sutherland / Paul Valois

Fox News Radio / Lawyer of Sparrow CEO Accuser

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest democrat to announce a run for presidency: Beto O'Rourke. Also, the CEO of Sparrow has been accused of sexual assault and 1320 WILS has received details from the accuser's legal rep.

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Jesse Byrnes

Associate Editor - TheHill.com

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Jesse discuss President Trump's proposed budget which seems to be dead on arrival - the left especially not satisfied.

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Mark Meadows

Mayor of East Lansing

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Meadows joins the show to shed some light on a 1.9 million East Lansing land sale that took place on eBay. Why was the sale done this way and what's next for the land?

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Tricia Kinley

President - Insurance Association of MI

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the possibility of auto no-fault reform in Michigan.

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Josh Burgett

Director - MI Land Bank

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses a new loan system that has been successful in Grand Rapids for helping lower income families find affordable housing.

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Dr. David Barczyk

Healthy Living Expert

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Does being popular on social media make you popular in life? Dr. Barczyk argues that it actually might do the exact opposite. He and Dave discuss.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

March 14th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the latest with Brexit after another vote has taken place in Parliament. What's it mean? Nobody seems to be sure.

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Loretta Powers

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly examination of some of the nation's most peculiar court-based stories.

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Rocky Moretti

Director of Policy & Research - TRIP

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses data collected by TRIP (a private nonprofit that evaluates transportation quality across the nation) that alleges Lansing's roads cost the average driver over 1,500 a a year.

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Jeff Irwin

State Senator

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Irwin (D) details proposed legislation that aims to reform Michigan's cash bond system. If someone is not a threat to themselves or others, should their lack of finances determine their imprisonment?

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Craig Mauger

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Craig discuss National Reporter Appreciation Day and Craig reports on proposed plans for new FOIA protocols in the state.

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Mike Wayland

Senior Reporter - Automotive News

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the annual United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America meeting where union workers are pushing for higher strike pay.

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Spencer McGowan

Financial Advisor - The McGowan Group

March 13th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses what he calls the country's upcoming retirement crisis. Do seniors have enough money saved to live comfortably post-career?

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Dr. B discuss the importance of a positive role model displaying appropriate behaviors in their child's life; also, is competition okay for children?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the democrat's opposition to President Trump's proposed budget for 2020.

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Andy Schor

Mayor of Lansing

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Schor responds to criticism from former Lansing Fire Chief Randy Taliffaro for an alleged lack of diversity in hiring at the local fire and police departments.

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Janice Dean

Senior Meteorologist - Fox News

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

The long time "Fox & Friends" meteorologist discusses her new book "Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling During the Rainiest Days". In the book, she details her struggles with MS and harassment during her career.

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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the media's coverage of this week's incredibly full plate of President Trump news. Among the headlines, three former Trump allies are due for questioning in respective committees and courts.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

Owen reports on the Boeing plane that went down in Ethiopia. It's the second time that this model of the plane has crashed in five months.

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Jennifer Styers

Dating & Relationship Expert

March 12th, 2019 12:00am

How much does debt factor into dating? The relationship expert examines which generations are most forgiving about partners harboring financial baggage.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Conservative Political Analyst

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Are there grounds to impeach President Trump? Vernuccio comments on the issue as more and more democrats join the hunt for any evidence that could remove the president from office.

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Brent Forsberg

Developer - T. A. Forsberg

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses upcoming development projects coming to the city of Lansing, including a unique, mixed-use property near Reo Town.

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R. Scott de Varona

Michigan Department of Treasury

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Details a new awareness campaign called MiABLE which aims to help the disabled better understand the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 and build savings for their retirement.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and Kyle talk statewide politics, namely: the proposed 45 cent gas tax increase by Governor Whitmer and the negative reaction it seems to have received.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the president's 2020 federal budget already being slammed by the left even before its release.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

March 11th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on statewide and local gas prices.

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Patti Solis Doyles

CNN Commentator / Former Chief of Staff to Joe Biden

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the Michigan Political Leadership Fundraiser Breakfast in Grand Rapids, Patti discusses the organization and the ever-expanding field of dems running in 2020.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on a shakeup in the Catholic church where a French cardinal has left his position following a conviction for protecting an abusive priest.

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Alex Castellanos

Conservative Political Analyst - ABC

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the Michigan Political Leadership Fundraiser Breakfast, Castellanos discusses how the GOP could gain younger support in an era where the youth seems to sway left.

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Stu Sandler

GOP Strategist - Grand River Strategies

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Sandler, who is Jewish, reacts to multiple, unanswered comments made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) that have been called anti-Semitic by her own party.

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Pat Dehaan

Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the governor's proposed gas hike - if it goes through, how would Michigan compare to other states with gas taxes and how could it affect the business of local gas stations?

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Alicia Guevara Warren

Kids Count Project Director

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Comments on the ongoing hearings in Michigan where some lawmakers are pushing to move up the juvenile status in courts from age 17 to 18.

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Donald P. Mazzella

Conservative Political Analyst

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Defends President Trump's handling of the situation occurring at the United States-Mexico border; offers feedback to critics.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

March 8th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on President Trump's trip to post-tornado torn Alabama and discusses presidents' typical responses to natural disasters.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the recently proposed state budget and comments on how it may affect the soon to be announced city budget.

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Jehmu Greene

Democratic Analyst / Former Senior Adviser to Hillary Clinton

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Offers a democratic viewpoint of the Mueller investigation - what is the left expecting to find out about President Trump and his previous activities?

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the governor's plan to raise the gas tax to fund road repair and discusses other possible options that could feasibly pay for new infrastructure.

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Tim Daman

President & CEO - Lansing Chamber of Commerce

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Joins to answer how the governor's proposed budget may affect local small businesses.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave preview the Big Ten basketball game taking place this Saturday night between MSU and the University of Michigan.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on General Motors opting to close an Ohio assembly plant this week.

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Bill Dendy

Financial Expert

March 7th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the best places and states to retire and explains which factors different seniors are looking for.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on new migration statistics from the United States Border Patrol. The number of families attempting to illegally enter the country has increased by 300% in the last year.

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Gretchen Whitmer

Governor

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Governor Whitmer defends her budget and proposed one-dollar gas tax - is this the best way to raise proper funding for road repair?

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Dr. Charles Ballard

Professor of Economy - Michigan State University

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Ballard, who also works with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, reacts to the state budget as presented by Gov. Whitmer.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Barrett (R) offers feedback to the the governor's proposed state budget, including criticism for the gas tax which would give Michigan the highest rates in the country.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Hertel Jr. (D) expresses his support for the governor's budget, defends the increase of gas taxes as the only actual plan to pay for the roads he has seen in 30 years.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly examination of wild legal stories happening around the country and right here in Michigan.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

March 6th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports the latest with the president's reaction to democrats' outrage (some calling for impeachment) over Michael Cohen's latest testimony.

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

March 5th, 2019 12:00am

The Good Doctor and Dave go over new polling from the Pew Research Institute regarding teenagers and what they are looking for in life.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

March 5th, 2019 12:00am

Live from D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest democrat to join the 2020 presidential run - former Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper.

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Peter Lucido

State Senator

March 5th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Lucido (R) has questions ahead of the full release of the governor's budget - how will we pay for billions of dollars of road repair?

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Lonnie Scott

Executive Director - Progress Michigan

March 5th, 2019 12:00am

Explains his organization's opposition toward recently proposed legislation regarding FOIA reform up to the governor's office.

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