The WILS Morning Wake-Up w/Dave Akerly
With Dave Akerly
Lansing's More Compelling Morning Show
Live weekdays 6am-9am on 1320 WILS
Discusses his local public relations firm, now setting up shop in D.C.; also, reacts to the resignation of John Engler.
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Fox News Radio
August 16th, 2019 12:00am
Live from Washington, D.C., Sutherland updates listeners on Fox's new poll on the Democratic candidates and the president's rally in New Hampshire.
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Partner at Goldman McCormick Public Relations/Image Guru
Discusses exercise companies Equinox and Soul cycle separating themselves from the chairman of companies after learning he is holding a fund-raiser for President Trump.
Michigan GOP Strategist - Grand River Strategies
Discusses Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and her approval to visit her grandmother in Israel. What influence did President Trump have?
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
Discusses trade between the U.S. and China and if there will be a recession. Also discusses the recent unrest in Hong Kong.
Discusses the governor's road plan and the House and Senate's reactions to the plan. What has been done so far, and how much longer until we hear of an official plan?
Live from the White House, Decker reports on Congresswoman Tlaib being allowed into Israel. He also breaks down the president's rally in New Hampshire.
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron joins Dave to discuss a report that says nearly 130,000 bottles of wine were shipped illegally into Michigan during the first quarter of 2019.
August 15th, 2019 12:00am
Live from Washington, D.C., Sutherland reports on threats some ICE officers have received after their raids on illegal immigrants.
Tania Morris Diaz
Staff attorney - Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Discusses the threat of decreasing public charge services to immigrants.
Genesee County Prosecutor
Discusses the partnership between Genesee County and the Michigan Pharmacists Association to get the message out about meth.
State capitol/Politics reporter - Michigan Advance
Discusses his "cheat sheet" for Michigan's recent budget, including money set aside for the roads and education.
America's Money Answer Man
Goodman reports that stocks plunged on Wednesday. Are we headed toward a recession?
Florida political attorney
Discusses how campaign donors who give small amounts have made a big impact in the Republican party.
Live from the White House, Decker reports on a judge who rejected a case regarding the effort to impeach the president.
Tonya J. Powers
August 14th, 2019 12:00am
Reports now say Jeffrey Epstien's guards were asleep on the job and falsified documents saying they checked up on him. Powers updates listeners on the latest on this case.
WEEKLY LEGAL TALK
Weekly legal segment examining the nation's most intriguing legal stories.
GOP Strategist - Harbor Strategic of Lansing
With the recent death of L. Brooks Patterson, what's next for Oakland County, and who will fill Patterson's seat?
Democratic Strategist, Former Obama Administration appointee
Discusses the postponment of ICE raids in Mississippi.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Sargis Sangari
Retired U.S. Army Colonel
Discusses an explosion at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia. What does this mean for the U.S.?
Live from the White House, Decker updates listeners on trades between the U.S. and China.
Dr. Adrian Bowles
Expert on Artificial Intelligence
A study from the Pew Research Center suggests that Americans are a little wary about the advances in technology and artificial intelligence. Dr. Bowels joins Dave to discuss.
Dr. John Braccio
August 13th, 2019 12:00am
The Good Doctor discusses overcoming a difficult childhood. What can people work on if they are going through this?
Live from Washington, D.C., Sutherland reports on the president's administration denying green cards to immigrants using welfare services.
Ingham County Clerk
Discusses her experience at a computer hacking conference that talked about people hacking into elections. What did she learn, and what practices will she put into place?
President, Small Business Association of Michigan`
Talks about the Cannabis Convention that he's addressing later this week in Detroit. What will be discussed there?
Head of Michigan Agribusiness Association
China now says it will cut off buying American agricultural products. What does this mean for Michigan's crops?
Live from Chicago, IL, Monosso reports on a family suing the city of Cincinnati, Ohio after their 16 year old was crushed in a minivan folding seat.
Reporter - Detroit Free Press
Discusses his article about the money from Michigan vehicle registration fees that is supposed to go toward fixing the roads that is actually going to a grant to the Michigan Trucking Association.
August 12th, 2019 12:00am
Live from New York city, Powers updates listeners on Jeffrey Epstein's mysterious death.
Michigan House Democratic leader
Discusses Dr. Augustin Arbulu remaining as head of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights after biased comments he made.
Dr. Samuel Stanley
Michigan State University President`
Discusses what his first few weeks as President has been like. Also discusses his goals for the University and what he may change in the wake of the Nassar scandal.
President & CEO - CATA
Discusses the new NOVA buses coming to the Lansing area. What is a NOVA bus, and what differences are there compared to the buses they have?
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Discusses Dr. Augustin Arbulu's comments, gun laws, fixing the roads and the Line 5 pipeline.
Political Analyst and Author of "Founders' Revolution”
Discusses background checks after the shootings in Ohio and Texas.
Howard Hughey and Jon Decker
AAA Michigan; Fox News Radio
Hughey updates listeners on current gas prices. Plus, Decker discusses Jeffery Epstein's suicide and the role Twitter is playing in the conspiracies surrounding his death.
August 9th, 2019 12:00am
As the U.S. is pulling troops from the Middle East, reports say ISIS is regrouping. Live from Washington, D.C., Sutherland updates listeners on the latest.
Sen. Gary Peters
Discusses the Motorcycle Tour of Michigan event in Grand Ledge. He also discusses the recent shootings in the U.S. and the return of ISIS.
Enbridge now says there's erosion underneath the Line Five Pipeline. Livengood discusses the latest with the pipeline.
Offers his opinion on gun legislation. What does he think the U.S. Senate will do? And what will the Michigan Senate do?
The White House is bringing in tech companies to discuss what to do regarding media and the mass shootings.
Live from the Iowa State Fair, Halpern discusses the Democratic candidates at the fair. Also, what food is Halpern scouting out to eat?
It's three weeks before the kickoff of MSU football's 2019 season. What does Hondo predict for this season?
Attorney; Heads Up Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners
August 8th, 2019 12:00am
Discusses what the president may do regarding gun regulation. What are red flag laws, and what would that entail for America?
Live from Ohio, Monosso updates listeners on the shooting in Dayton and the president's trips to both shooting sites.
Discusses the sentencing of Larry Nassar's boss, William Strampel. Was it fair? And what about Lou Anna K. Simon's pretrial?
Vice President - Government Relations for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
After endorsing several Lansing City Council candidates, Japinga looks ahead to November. What's next for those candidates?
Discusses no reason absentee voting. What kind of impact does it have on the future of voting?
MSU Professor; Executive Director of Science Gallery Detroit
Discusses the exhibit "Depth" at MSU's Science Gallery in Detroit.
Dr. Daren Martin
Workplace Culture Expert
A new survey shows a third of U.S. workers seriously considered quitting their job in the last three months. Dr. Martin breaks down the specifics.
August 7th, 2019 12:00am
Discusses the latest with the shootings in Texas and Ohio ahead of President Trump's visits to the cities.
Addresses the recent shootings in Lansing, Texas and Ohio. What is Lansing doing to prevent gun violence?
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Discusses his reporting on State Represenative Larry Inman (MI - 104) and his incriminating text messages.
Lansing City Council - 1st Ward Incumbent
Discusses yesterday's primary election results. Where does her campaign go from here? Washington also offers her opinion on the recent shootings and gun control.
Are millennials too reliant on their parents for fiances? Dendy discusses and new study that says so.
Live from the White House, Decker updates listeners on the President's trips to Texas and Ohio. He also discusses the trade talks with China.
Dr. John Braccio
August 6th, 2019 12:00am
Discusses the Texas and Ohio shooters' actions from this weekend. What pushes people to do this, and are we to blame for sensationalizing them?
Live from El Paso, Rosenthal discusses the latest on the shooting in Texas.
Co-CEO - Biggby Coffee
Discusses the annual Biggby franchise meeting in Novi. How did he and his Co-CEO Robert Fish get to this point of success?
Director of Sales and Marketing - McLaren Health Plan
Louann Hinton joins Dave to discuss health insurance plans through McLaren Health Plan.
Conservative Political Analyst
Offers his opinion on Larry Inman's leaked text messages. Also talks about who will take over the late L. Brooks Patterson's seat?
Gun law and active shooter expert
Discusses what congress may do concerning gun laws after this weekend's shootings.
Updates on the President's tweets regarding the shootings and trade relations with China. Also, how will the Senate handle gun control?
August 5th, 2019 12:00am
Live from the White House, Decker talks about the President's reaction to this weekend's mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
Macomb County Executive
Reflects on the life of the late L. Brooks Patterson and the friendship they shared. Also comments on the mass shootings from this weekend.
Lansing State Journal - City Hall reporter
Previews the upcoming election in Lansing. Who's running in the city council race?
Is your boss spying on you at work? And is that illegal? Pennington joins Dave to discuss.
Discusses his poll results about the Democratic debate in Detroit. Which candidate stood out to the readers?
Discusses the shootings in Texas and Ohio from this past weekend. What does the president plan on doing about gun control?
Updates listeners on current gas prices.
August 2nd, 2019 12:00am
Live from Washington, D.C., Sutherland discusses the Senate's vote on a new two year budget deal.
President - Michigan Dental Association
Discusses why the MDA volunteer dentist program is important to communities across Michigan, and what services they provide
President - Young Americans for Liberty
Discusses his op-ed piece about former Senator and 2020 Democratic candidate Mike Gravel's "private property is theft" campaign.
Discusses Trump's recent comments on Baltimore and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings.
Michigan League for Public Policy Analyst
Discusses a new data tool for children that law makers are supporting for the 2020 census.
Discusses President Trump's recent rally in Ohio.
Can you get sued for writing a negative review? Attorney Quentin Brogdon explains the specifics.
August 1st, 2019 12:00am
Offers his opinion on the candidate's performances during the second round of the Democratic debate. Who stood out?
Spokesperson - Better Business Bureau
Discusses a warning to Michigan businesses about an offer by mail that can appear to be from the government coming from Lansing.
Spokesperson - Operating Engineers 324
Some of the workers fixing Michigan roads have gone on strike. How long will the strike last, and will Local 324 workers make a deal with Rieth-Riley Construction Co.?
Explains the specifics of Capital One's data breach and what consumers can do if they are affected.
Live from the White House, Decker offers his opinion about the dismissed DNC lawsuit against President Trump's campaign as well as the second night of the debate in Detroit.
Dr. Frieda Birnbaum
Research Psychologist & Media Analyst
Can couples agree on politics and religion? Dr. Frieda Birnbaum joins Dave to explain the specifics.
Second Democratic Debate
Dave recaps the highlights of round 2 of the Democratic debate in Detroit.
July 31st, 2019 12:00am
Reviews the Democratic debate from last night. Who were the "winners" and "losers" between the candidates, and what's to come for night 2?
Political Reporter - MLive
Gibbons provides insight for the first Democratic Debate in Detroit, and what it was like in the press room.
Dean of Students & Debate Coach - U of M
Offers his opinion on each candidate's performance at last night's debate. Who scored the highest in his book?
Michigan GOP Chair
Offers her opinion on the first round of Democratic debates in Detroit.
Michigan Freedom Fund
Daunt explains why the Michigan Freedom Fund is suing Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to stop the state's new gerrymandering rules.
Live from the White House, Decker discusses President Trump's trip to Jamestown, the president's comments on Baltimore, and the first round of the Democratic debate.
Weekly segment examining the nation's most intriguing legal stories.
July 30th, 2019 12:00am
Are we starting to lose "touch" with others? Dr. Braccio discusses the decrease in human contact.
Offers her opinion on the Democratic debate tonight. Will Joe Biden come out at the "victor"?
Lansing City Council Vice President
Discusses the retirement of Lansing School's Superintendent Yvonne Camaal Canul and the search for the next candidate.
Abood Law Firm
Lou Anna K Simon's preliminary hearing is over, but will she stand trial? Abood offers his opinion on the subject.
DiSano Strategies of Lansing
Previews the Democratic debate in Detroit. Who are the underdogs, and who will come out on top?
Founder & CEO - Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan
Michigan is ranked the best state in the Midwest for aerospace. Vernaci talks about how the state got back this spot.
Spokeperson - Pro Life Democrats
Discusses the Pro Life Democrat press conference in Detroit ahead of the Democratic debate.
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