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Rachel Sutherland

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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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

The professor and former Time magazine contributor offers his take on the now released Mueller report. Will the additional 400+ pages sway anyone's position on the president?

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Brian Calley

President - Small Business Owners Association of MI

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

The former lieutenant governor, current president of SBAM, joins Dave to weigh in on the proposed MI Opportunity Scholarship and Michigan Reconnect Program.

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Dr. Meena Bose

Chair of Presidential Studies Program - Hofstra University

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

The presidential historian analyzes the fully released Mueller report - does the new information point to any obstruction of justice?

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses an upcoming local election taking place on May 7th regarding public education; also, Swope details the state's new voting options, such as mail-in voting.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the administration's general reaction to the now public Mueller report. What are the major takeaways and what questions still remain?

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

April 19th, 2019 12:00am

Live from NYC, Powers previews the Fox News coverage of the latest inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next week, 1320 WILS will be airing segments honoring the likes of The Zombies, Stevie Nicks and Radiohead.

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Jamie Roe

GOP Strategist - Grand River Strategies

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Details new polling which probed Michigan's reaction to Governor Whitmer's proposed gas tax. The 45 cent increase at the pump is seeing bipartisan opposition of over 74%.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Miami, Brown reports on new measures that the Trump administration is taking against Cuba and Venezuela - how does this all relate to the Monroe Doctrine?

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

Democratic State Senator

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses proposed legislation that would remove the statue of limitations for sexual assault cases like Larry Nassar's as well as educate public school students on consent.

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Lynn Sutfin

Department of Health & Human Services

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

The public information officer for the DHHS joins to detail the measles outbreak of southeastern Michigan. Now, there is a Lansing connection with a potential local infection point.

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Detroit News

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on Governor Whitmer who is now considering reopening construction on the proposed tunnel for Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to the governor's latest executive order which forms the Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. This new bipartisan group will aim to safely reduce the state's prison population.

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Dr. Gary Epler

Author / Professor - Harvard Medical School

April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Offers tips for staying healthy and reaching full potential in his latest book: "Alive with Life: A Medical Doctor’s Guide to Live Your Best Life".

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports the latest news from the Department of Homeland Security on the immigration situation at the southern border.

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Tom Shields

Marketing Resource Group

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on new polling from his Lansing-based research firm - how is the average Michigander feeling about the state of the country, the state and the president?

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Carol Wood

Lansing City Council President

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses running for perhaps her final term with the Lansing City Council; Wood has been a part of local politics for over 20 years.

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Travis Rabenburg

Travel Specialist - TravisTravels.org

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Rabenburg, who hails from Grand Rapids, has traveled the world from Chile to Alaska. His next venture? Building a Tesla-based motorhome.

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Ryan Fewins-Bliss

Michigan College Access Network

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

MCAN's interim executive director joins to detail all his organization is doing to celebrate College Access Advocacy Day. Governor Whitmer set to attend a MCAN event in Lansing today.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly glance at some of the nation's most interesting courtroom-based news stories.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 17th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on democrats subpoenaing the Deutsche Bank for President Trump's finances. What exactly is the left in search of?

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

The Good Doctor joins Dave to discuss the redemption story of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Formally embattled with problems on and off the green, this weekend, Woods won his 5th Masters Championship.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Halpern reports on Bernie Sanders's recent town hall, where he revealed years of his own tax returns.

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Tony Daunt

Executive Director - Michigan Freedom Fund

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Offers criticism for Attorney General Dana Nessel for pushing legislature that would make it illegal for adoption agencies to refuse service to homosexual couples. Daunt says Nessel is bordering on being "anti-Catholic".

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Dennis Lennox

Expert on Ancient Christian Churches

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Lennox, who has reviewed ancient North American and European churches for Christian travel publications, discusses the legacy of Notre Dame. Also, what are the chances of a Lansing church catching fire?

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Paul Egan

Reporter - Detroit Free Press

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on news that a Michigan State Police Captain plans to retire from the force to work for a software company that had a 12 million contract with the police. The question remains - is this a conflict of interest?

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David Avella

Chairman - GOPAC

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Tax day has come and gone but President Trump's tax cuts seem to have left many Americans with smaller refunds. Avella phones in to defend this GOP-penned legislation.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

April 16th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports that the full Mueller report will be released to congress and the public this Thursday.

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Angela Witwer

State Representative

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Rep. Witwer (D) discusses her first 100 days on the job, including her recent community forum with Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Kevin Selhmeyer

State Fire Marshall

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Details how he and the Bureau of Fire Services are launching an awareness campaign to reduce the risk of fire-related fatalities across the state.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly update on local and statewide government news and reaction to the latest democrat to announce their presidential run, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Michael Law

Conservative Political Analyst

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses new presidential contender Pete Buttigieg's relationship with former VP Mike Pence. Also, Law argues that Buttigieg's homosexuality is coming off as "fanatical".

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Adrienne reports on local and statewide numbers at the gas pump.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 15th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest with President Trump. Were his tweets about re-branding Boeing justified or unnecessary?

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and President Trump's confusing reaction to the situation.

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Matthew Jennings

Chief Compliance Officer - Economic Strategist

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

The former IRS employee discusses the massive amount of unclaimed tax refunds that the government will soon absorb; from 2015-2018 the figure surpassed 1 billion.

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Sean McBrearty

Program Organizer - Clean Water Action

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to an executive order passed by President Trump that makes it harder for groups to pass laws that regulate oil and gas pipelines.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

The Lansing attorney discusses why he sees the system for raising money for Michigan's trial courts as broken.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

Dave and the professor discuss the developing story of what congress wants to do with asylum seekers at the nation's southern border.

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Spencer McGowan

Founder - The McGowan Group

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

The investment management analyst discusses national trends in student debt and secondary education. Which trade jobs are looking for more workers and is college for everyone?

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Ron The Wine Guy

April 12th, 2019 12:00am

With the Jewish holiday of Passover around the corner, Dave and the wine expert discuss which Kosher wines are available for members of the Jewish faith.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the latest turn in the Mueller investigation where Attorney General Barr says he believes the Trump campaign was spied on.

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Nicolee Ambrose

RNC Maryland National Committeewoman

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Offers feedback to the Mueller probe - was the initial release enough for the GOP to celebrate or are things just getting started?

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Shannon Schmoll

Director - Abrams Planetarium at MSU

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

The world has offically captured the first image of a black hole from space! What exactly is a black hole and what does this scientific discovery mean to us?

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Gary Peters

United States Senator

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Sen. Peters (D-MI) discusses what he calls the border crisis of Michigan's ports as well as how he raised nearly 2 million for his 2020 re-election campaign.

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Emily Lawler

Reporter - MLive

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses her experience hosting a citizens' roundtable with Governor Gretchen Whitmer that took place this week in Flint.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, Monosso reports on the springtime snowstorm that has left many in the midwest scratching their heads and shoveling their driveways once more.

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Dr. John Huber

Psychologist

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Is college the right path for everyone? Dave and the seasoned psychologist discuss the modern cunundrum of secondary education.

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Jesse Byrnes

Associate Editor - TheHill.com

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C., Byrnes reports on the recent shakeup in leadership at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Pat Gillespie

Lansing Developer

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

Updates listeners on upcoming development projects for the city of Lansing, including a Meijer/Hotel property on Michigan Avenue.

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John Sellek

President & CEO - Harbor Strategic Public Affairs

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

The GOP strategist reacts to the recent New York Times article that highlights the "media disconnect" on social media. Is the left really as progressive as they seem on Twitter?

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Christopher J. Scalia

Editor & Former Professor

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

The son of the late Supreme Court Justice Scalia discusses editing his father's final book "On Faith" - a collection of the conservative justice's reflections on religion.

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Loretta Powers

Fox News Radio

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly glance at some of the nation's most interesting courtroom-based news stories.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the latest news concerning the ongoing elections in Israeli. How might these elections affect the United States?

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Psychologically Speaking with Dr. John Braccio

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

The Good Doctor returns from his international travels where he celebrated his 44th wedding anniversary. What does it take to make a marriage last? Dave and Dr. B discuss.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on new legislation in the European Union regarding swifter punishments for websites allowing "terrorist content".

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

The council's vice president offers his opinions on the Red Cedar River project following last night's public comment session on the issue.

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Lydia Desnoyers

Certified Public Accountant

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

If your tax refund seems smaller this year, you're not alone! Desnoyers discusses a few reasons the IRS appears to be doling out less cash than usual.

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Tony Willis

Director of New Economy - Lansing Economic Area Partnership

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses LEAP's latest partnership, PROTO InsurTech, an initiative aimed at enhancing the intensity for business start-ups in Lansing.

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Brittany Affholter-Caine

Executive Director - University Research Corridor

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

The head of the URC, a research conglomerate from MSU, U of M & Wayne State, discusses her group's efforts to come up with real solutions for Michigan's roads.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 9th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the latest presidential news including the departure of the head of Homeland Security.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave recap the MSU men's basketball season following the Final Four loss to Texas Tech.

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Dave and Rich

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

The discussion continues on the Final Four and post-game law enforcement efforts on the MSU campus.

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Jae Oh

Fox News Radio

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Jae speaks with Dave about the healthcare controversy in Washington.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Fox News Radio

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

The Professor weighs in on the sexual assault accusations against former vice president Joe Biden and what his future holds for 2020.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave with their weekly discussion on what's happening in state government.

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Michael Law

Fox News Radio

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Michael talks about President Trump's visit to California after backing off of his threat to close off the Mexican border.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Adrienne gives us the weekly local and statewide average gas prices.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Jon and Dave discuss the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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Marie Diaz

Fox News Radio

April 8th, 2019 12:00am

Marie speaks with Dave about the hidden costs of stressed-out workers.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

John and Dave discuss the latest on the issue surrounding President Trump's tax returns

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Craig Mauger

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

Craig discusses a bill to ease gaming restrictions in Michigan...and how much the sponsors actually know about the legislation.

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David Mittleman

Attorney for Plaintiffs in Nassar Case

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

David reacts to MSU assistant police chief Valerie O'Brien being placed on administrative leave and what he says is a lack of transparency over the matter.

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Mark Meadows

East Lansing Mayor

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Meadows talks about his Final Four bet with his counterpart from Lubbock-Texas and public safety precautions that are being taken on campus in preparation of the big game.

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Dave Meador

Autism Alliance of Michigan founder and Vice Chair/CAO of DTE Energy

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

Dave talks about April being Autism Awareness Month.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

Simon gives us the latest on the Ethiopia Boeing crash report.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

April 5th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave preview Saturday night's Final Four game between MSU and Texas Tech.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Editor-In-Chief - The New York Analysis of Policy & Government

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Reacts to news that New York State Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) has been hit with FEC complaints regarding her campaign fundraising process.

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Ja'Ron Smith

Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the GOP's progress regarding the fight for prison reform. Smith also addresses the general treatment he has received while working closely under President Trump.

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Danielle DiMartino Booth

CEO & Director of Intelligence - Quill Intelligence

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

The author and former Federal Reserve employee weighs in on today's often perplexing economic state. Are things going well or are is the U.S. on the verge of a major recession?

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Barrett (R) reacts to Governor Whitmer's denial of a state of emergency for Shiawassee County, following the tornado storm that ripped through the area this March.

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Jonathan Oosting

Political Reporter - Detroit News

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Reports on the latest in the Michigan Supreme Court where the question is whether or not legislation can be introduced and amended in the same legislative session.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen reports on the 70th anniversary of NATO. Does the international trade-regulating alliance still hold the same purpose it did years ago?

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Dave, Nick & Rich

April 4th, 2019 12:00am

Dave closes out the show with producer Nick Tomayko and news director Rich Herl.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker reports on the multiple subpoenas democrats are requesting in hopes for the full, un-redacted release of the Mueller report.

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Kevin Walling

Democratic Political Strategist

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the quiet discourse in the GOP, where some republicans are hoping President Trump's plans for repealing Obamacare fall flat. Does he have a plan to replace it with?

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Mike Wayland

Reporter - AutomotiveNews.com

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Wayland reports on sales numbers for GM's first quarter; figures are down across all brands with Cadillac in particular taking the biggest dip.

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Maria Giggy

MSU Alumni Association

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Discusses some of the events the Alumni Association has planned for Spartans visiting Minneapolis this weekend for the NCAA's Final Four games.

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Curtis Hertel Jr. & Rick Jones

State Senator / Former State Senator

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Sen. Hertel Jr. (D) and former GOP senator Rick Jones both join Dave to discuss their lead in the 1320 WILS Regulars' NCAA bracket.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Weekly glance at some of the nation's most interesting courtroom-based news stories.

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Marie Diaz

CEO - Pursuit of Excellence

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Diaz, who runs a human resources firm, discusses the estimated 190 million companies lose annually due to stress in the workplace. What can employers do to combat this?

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Susan J. Demas

Editor - Michigan Advance

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Expands on her article regarding the increasing presence of "QNon" shirts at President Trump's rallies. This subgroup of Reddit and 4Chan users has been described as everything from harmless trolls to a "death cult".

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Chad Livengood

Senior Reporter - Crain's Detroit Business

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Reports on Oakland County's 295% increase in auto insurance lawsuits over the past several years. How much does the no-fault system play into the jump?

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Casey Kandow

COO - McLaren Greater Lansing

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Details the official kick off for McLaren's newest hospital site; concrete begins pouring today on the 450 million project.

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Kim Insley

PR & Communications Manager - Meet Minneapolis

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

With the Spartans headed to the Final Four, some MSU fans may find themselves in Minneapolis for the first time. Kim recommends several activities and sites for visitors.

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Dr. John Dyben

Chief Clinical Officer - Origins Behavioral Healthcare

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

California considering legislation that would lower drivers' acceptable blood alcohol level from 0.08% to 0.05%. Dr. Dyben argues that this change would be very beneficial.

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Dave Akerly

April 1st, 2019 12:00am

Michigan State is Final Four bound! Dave and producer Nick Tomayko discuss the Spartans' upset over first-ranked Duke; also included, audio from head coach Tom izzo.

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Dennis Lennox

Conservative Political Analyst

April 1st, 2019 12:00am

Did former vice president Joe Biden inappropriately kiss a congresswoman's neck? That's the question dems and the GOP alike are asking, Lennox offers feedback to the situation.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

April 1st, 2019 12:00am

Hondo and Dave recap MSU's huge win over Duke in the NCAA tournament. What will it take for the Spartans to go all the way?

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

April 1st, 2019 12:00am

The Good Professor reacts to the finale of the Mueller probe. Is President Trump fully vindicated in the eye of the GOP and will the left ever stop pushing for impeachment?

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Jack Spencer

Reporter - MIRS News

April 1st, 2019 12:00am

Spencer discusses MSU basketball and statewide politics with Dave, including the latest with the construction of the Line 5 tunnel project.

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