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Live weekdays 6am-9am on 1320 WILS
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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Dr John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
August 11th, 2020 12:00am
Dr. John Braccio on the importance of saying no.
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Fox News Radio
Coronavirus cases are spiking among children. Eben Brown reports.
Sports Reporter - Detroit Free Press
The MAC has cancelled fall sports and the Big 10 may soon follow. Chris Solar gives the details.
Michigan 2020 Census Director
Remember the Census? Kerry Ebersole-Singh talks about the statewide door-to-door effort that launches in Michigan today.
Sports Columnist - Lansing State Journal
Graham Couch stops by to discuss the fate of fall football.
Fox News Radio
Seattle City Council has voted to defund their police department by 14%. Jeff Monoso gives the latest.
Sports Writer - Detroit News
Continuing the conversation on college sports an the likelihood of a fall season with Matt Charboneau.
August 10th, 2020 12:00am
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden. David Eggert gives the details.
Rich Herl comments on the new order in the city of East Lansing that requires the use of masks, even outdoors.
President - Epic-MRA
Bernie gives the July polling data for the Presidential race and Michigan elections.
Following the MAC's cancellation of all fall sports, the prospect of football in 2020 looks bleak. Hondo Carpenter provides insight.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Rich and Kyle talk all things Michigan news including the primary elections, college football, and more.
Author of "Founders Revolution"
Michael Law on the comments Joe Biden has made regarding race that are causing concerns for many.
President of Michigan International Speedway
Rick Brenner recaps an action packed weekend at Michigan International Speedway
August 7th, 2020 12:00am
In the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut, many in Lebanon are furious with their government. Simon Owen reports.
Lord & Taylor is the latest major retailer to file for bankruptcy as a result of the pandemic. Reed Allmand provides insight.
Attorney - The Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
Steve Dulan responds to the lawsuit filed by the Attorney General of New York against the NRA.
Executive Director - Michigan League For Public Policy
Gilda Jacobs gives her take on a new report that predicts without federal assistance for health insurance, many more jobs will be lost.
Spokesman - Michigan High School Athletic Association
Pennsylvania has canceled all high school sports until 2021. Geoff Kimmerly explains what the MHSAA has planned for students in Michigan
President - Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan is set to begin its semester on the 17th... all in person. President Fritz Erickson explains how.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the latest on President Trump including his views on mail-in voting, his rallies, and more.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
August 6th, 2020 12:00am
With the conclusion of Michigan primaries, Frank Vernuccio Jr. looks ahead to the November election.
Reporter - Bridge Michigan
Analysis on the primaries and absentee voting from Jonathan Oosting.
Director of Electric Vehicle Customer Programs - Consumer's Energy
Consumer's energy has announced the locations for their electric vehicle fast charging stations. Jeff Myrom gives the details.
Donald Trump voiced his concerns with mail-in voting and his future debates with Joe Biden. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Professor of Economics - Michigan State University
The earning gap between black and white workers in the U.S. has widened in the last 40 years. Charles Ballard explains why.
Dr. Aneesh Chaudhry
Founder - SoulPhysio Lifestyle
Dr. Chaudry gives tips on how to maintain a healthy focus during the pandemic.
August 5th, 2020 12:00am
Dave provides us with a 1st hour update on the results that have so far come in from Tuesday's August primary election.
Dave Akerly and Rich Herl
Dave and Rich bring us the latest on the August primary election with the vote tallying continuing this morning.
Abood Law Firm
Andrew weighs in on the 90-day prison sentence and 18-month probation handed down to former MSU women's gymnastics coach Kathy Klages for lying to police in the Larry Nassar investigation.
Candidate for Michigan 8th Congressional District
Paul declares victory in Tuesday's republican primary and looks ahead to the November general election where he'll challenge democratic incumbent Elissa Slotkin.
Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down some of the more interesting cases in the courtroom.
Adrian gives us his analysis of some of the Congressional and state House races from Tuesday's August primary.
Jeff brings us the latest on the violence in Chicago.
Kelly weighs in on relaunching of ads by the Trump campaign which is focusing on critical early-voting states.
Dr. John Braccio
August 4th, 2020 12:00am
The good doctor on overcoming the effects of childhood trauma.
The WHO is making moves to trace the origins of Covid-19, and warns that a cure may not come so easily. Simon Owen reports.
Ingham County Clerk
Barb Byrum describes the unprecedented challenges that the pandemic has brought to the primary election.
Candidate for U.S. Senator
John James makes his case for election to the U.S. Senate ahead of today's primaries.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Simon Schuster gives the details on a story of embezzlement involving a candidate for the Michigan house of representatives.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker weighs in on the Michigan primaries and looks ahead to the big one in November.
Heads up The Vested Group
A new survey shows 62% of Americans have political views they are afraid to share. Joel Patterson explains how this affects workplace culture.
CEO - The Vogel Group
August 3rd, 2020 12:00am
The President has presented the idea of delaying the election due to Covid concerns. Alex Vogel provides some insight.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the weekend update on the President.
Lansing City Clerk
The Michigan primary elections are tomorrow. Chris Swope clears the air on some of the misconceptions around absentee ballots.
MSU Basketball, the Primary elections, and all things Michigan news with Kyle Melinn.
Michael Law stops by to talk Trump, Dr. Fauci, and more.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and Dave speaks with Phil about the NBA and Black Lives Matter.
Tonya J. Powers
July 31st, 2020 12:00am
More than 1.4 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. From New York, Tonya J Powers reports.
Opinion Editor - Deseret News
The President, the election, and more with Boyd Matheson.
Reporter - Detroit Free Press
A new lawsuit alleges Bo Schembechler knew about Dr. Robert Anderson's sexual assaults at U-M. David Jesse gives the details.
Senior Business Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank
Retailers report slightly better sales over May. Paul Traub gives an update from the Federal Reserve.
Dr. Renee Dua
Chief Medical Officer at Heal
Some cities that were hit early with Coronavirus are now seeing a turnaround. Dr. Dua explains why.
Lansing City Council President
Peter Spadafore on how districts across the state are working to reopen their schools.
President Trump called for the election to be delayed in a twitter post. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
July 30th, 2020 12:00am
Tonya brings us the latest on whether or not federal weekly Covid-19 unemployment benefits will be extended.
Mustafa weighs in on this week's congressional hearing involving U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Republican Candidate for MI 8th district
Alan breaks down why he feels he should be voted in as the next Congressional officeholder for the 8th district.
Candidate for 71st District State Representative
Ahead of Tuesday's August primary, Christine discusses her campaign and second attempt at the 71st district seat following a narrow loss in her first go-around.
CNBC auto industry reporter
Mike reports on General Motors' reported 800 million loss in the 2nd quarter.
Jon brings us the details of President Trump's visit to Texas, where recent polls are showing a tight presidential race in the lonestar state.
Paula weighs in on the quandary facing Congress on the weekly 600 jobless benefits for people impacted by Covid-19.
July 29th, 2020 12:00am
David weighs in on Joe Biden's targeting of President Trump over the coronavirus in a new ad blitz courting seniors.
Rachel gives us an update on the dispute between President Trump and Big Pharma over who gets credit for the lowering of prices.
Dave weighs in on the "Jenny" law enforcement case out of west Michigan.
Michigan Freedom Fund
Tony reacts to Governor Whitmer's Covid-19 press conference from Tuesday and her policies with seniors and schools.
MI Dept of Ag and Rural Development
Robin explains why Michiganders are getting unsolicited packages of "seeds" from China.
Craig reports on who is funding the "Unlock Michigan" movement and who has come out ahead in the recent push to fill candidate coffers ahead of the MI House elections here in 2020.
Jeff breaks down safety plans for the Democratic National Convention that include mask and social distancing requirements.
Dave and Wendy in our weekly legal segment break down some of the more interesting cases happening in the courtroom.
July 28th, 2020 12:00am
Dave and Dr Braccio in our weekly psychology segment discuss the issue of narcissism.
Eben brings us the details of a Covid-19 vaccine that's being tested by thousands of volunteers.
Superintendent - East Lansing Public Schools
Dori breaks down her recommendation to the school board to begin the new year with online learning.
Diana breaks down her checklist of what businesses need as they battle back from the Covid-19 pandemic economic drop.
President - Lansing Community College
Entering his first week on the job, Steve tells us about LCC's plans for the upcoming year in the midst of Covid-19.
Jon gives us the latest on President Trump's trip to North Carolina and a positive Covid-19 case for the President's National Security Advisor.
COO - Bannerman
Matt tells us about his security company's efforts to help private businesses in national protest zones when police can't or won't help.
July 27th, 2020 12:00am
Jeff Bezos is set to step in front of congress. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Founder Conservative Women for a Better Future
Jennifer Nassour gives her take on the latest polls that show Joe Biden in the lead in key battleground states.
Kristina Lyke explains her positions as she makes a bid for the 8th district congressional seat.
Executive Director - Woldumar Nature Center
Kevin Wernet tells how Woldumar has been able to safely host summer camps in the middle of a pandemic.
The Tigers, the election, and all things Michigan news with Kyle Melinn.
Congress is working towards a second round of relief, but it could lead to a showdown. Michael Law shares his perspective.
Adrienne Woodland & Hondo Carpenter
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices and Hondo discusses MSU Football's 14-day quarantine.
July 24th, 2020 12:00am
The house passed a 740 billion dollar funding bill that would remove confederate names from military bases, but Trump vows to veto. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sending
federal agents to Chicago. Nicole Brener-Schmitz shares her perspective.
President & CEO of Lansing Chamber of Commerce
An update on the RELAUNCH Lansing task force and a discussion on local municipalities with Tim Damon.
CEO - National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Times are tough, what’s wrong with a tax cut to get the economy going? Max Richtman addresses the issue.
Mayor Andy Schor explains the details of his new racial justice and equity community action plan.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker provides an update on President Trump.
Ron The Wine Guy
Wine Expert and Enthusiast
Ron and Dave talk celebrity wines.
July 23rd, 2020 12:00am
The MLB opens today. Tonya J powers describes the precautions that teams will take against Covid-19.
President - Convention of States Action
Negotiations for a second round of stimulus are already underway. Mark Meckler explains how this package could be different from the first.
Remembering the late Eva Evans, a pioneering educator and the first Black female deputy superintendent of Lansing Public Schools.
Attorney - Nichols Law Firm
Matt Heos details his case involving Business interruption, which was one of the first decided nationally.
Founder of TrackMIBallot.com
Out of Grand Rapids, Brian Quist's company has launched the state’s first end-to-end mail ballot tracking software.
President Trump launches 'Operation Legend'. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
A news study shows employees would take a pay cut to continue working from home. Mike Zeller addresses the topic.
July 22nd, 2020 12:00am
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are working towards a second round of pandemic relief. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
In her weekly segment, Loretta highlights legal cases involving the supreme court, a zoom call, and more.
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