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Alvillar, who formerly was the national director of the DNC, joins to offer input on the seemingly never-ending tale of the Russia probe.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

Over 2.1 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, which puts the number of total job losses from the coronavirus lockdown to 40 million. Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland gives the latest.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

A reaction to the passing of longtime Lansing attorney, businessman and noted philanthropist Jack Davis from Andrew Abood.

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Steve Japinga

VP of Public Affairs - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce got interesting results from a recent survey. Steve Japinga stops by to share details on the survey and economic uncertainty.

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Jim Wise

VP of Marketing & Sports Online Gaming - Firekeepers Battle Creek

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

Tribal governments announce casino their reopening plans with safety protocols in place. Jim Wise explains.

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William Strauss

Sr. Economic Advisor - Federal Reserve Bank Chicago

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

In his final day with the Fed, William Strauss gives an update on the April sales numbers and previews his retirement.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

Rioting, looting, and arson strike Minneapolis as protests over the death of George Floyd spiral out of control. Fox News' Jeff Monosso gives the latest on the situation.

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Spencer McGowan

McGowan Group

May 29th, 2020 12:00am

Even as restrictions are lifted, people may still be hesitant to return to businesses like restaurants and gyms. Spencer McGowan shed some light on the topic.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

House Republicans have filed a lawsuit against Nancy Pelosi to end proxy voting. Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland gives the details.

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Mark Meckler

President - The Convention of State's Action

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

A rebound in the economy could give help Trump an edge over Biden come election time in November. Mark Meckler speaks with Dave about developments in the presidential race.

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Lisa Dennison

Safer Salon for Michigan Coalition

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

Dozens of Michigan barbershops and salons worked together do develop and deliver a plan to Governor Whitmer that would allow the industry to return. Lisa Dennison sheds light on the situation.

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Ted Rossman

CreditCards.com

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

Ted Rossman explains some alternative economic options for those who are left reeling by the shutdown.

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Tom Leyden

Director of Value Partnerships - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

5 million from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan lead to a 72 percent increase in Michigan physicians using telehealth care. Tom Leydon gives further details.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

President Trump issued a warning to social media companies after a number of his twitter posts were flagged for misinformation. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Rik Heller

Infectious Disease Analyst

May 28th, 2020 12:00am

Rik Heller details the real risk of a second wave of Coronavirus later this year.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Tonya and Dave discuss the worker shortage concerns that are looming in immigrant-heavy meatpacking.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

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

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Frank weighs in on "Obamagate" and how FBI director Christopher Wray is stuck in the middle of the controversy.

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

The mayor breaks down the city's participation in the state Unemployment Insurance Agency's Work Share program as part of an effort to address finances in the Covid-19 fallout.

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Justin Winslow

Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Justin and Dave continue the discussion on food shortages for restaurant chains stemming from supply chain issues in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Steve Liedel

Chief counsel for Fair and Equal Michigan

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Steve breaks down plans by the Fair and Equal Michigan ballot committee to file a lawsuit claiming that COVID-19 restrictions have made it impossible to collect the minimum number of petition signatures by today's deadline.

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Loretta Powers

Legal Analyst

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down the most bizarre cases being taken up in the courtroom.

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Bobby Eberle

Republican Strategist

May 27th, 2020 12:00am

Bobby reacts to President Trump's claims that the U-S economy will not shut down even if a 2nd coronavirus wave hits.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Braccio returns to continue the conversation on marriage and persevering through a rough patch.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

The democratic and republican conventions could be on the chopping block due to Covid-19. Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland has the latest.

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Joe Lieghio

Board President - Mackinaw City Visitors Bureau

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

Joe Lieghio gives a first-hand account of the re-openings that occurred in northern Michigan over the holiday weekend.

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James K Joseph

Regional Administrator - FEMA

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

James K Joseph details FEMA's response to the floods in Michigan.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

Employees are reluctant to return to work as some are making more from unemployment than they were before the pandemic. Kyle and Dave discuss that issue and more.

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Adrienne Woodland & Jon Decker

Various

May 26th, 2020 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland recaps an abnormal travel weekend and Jon Decker explains President Trump's track record with farmers.

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Dave Akerly

1320 WILS

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel made national headlines for her comments to President Trump. Dave provides a recap of yesterday's events.

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Diana Ransom

Features editor at Inc. 

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

A discussion on the future of small business as the country emerges from a lockdown with Diana Ransom.

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Dale Schrader

Preservation Lansing

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

The 97 year-old Moore's park pool is in need of restoration, but the economic strain of the pandemic could cause further delay in the process. Dale Schrader gives the details.

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Bill Hallan

CEO - Michigan Retailers Association

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Under Gretchen Whitmer's latest orders, retailers can begin reopening. Bill Hallan explains the impact that the lock down has had on the retail industry in Michigan.

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Hondo Carpenter

SI Spartan Nation

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Hondo Carpenter returns to talk MSU football including incoming recruits and the case involving Mark Dantonio.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

New polls show Biden edging out Trump in a popular vote ,but Jon Decker says it's too early to celebrate for the Biden campaign.

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Mike Magee

CEO - Chiefs for Change 

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

With the country relying on internet services during the pandemic, momentum is building for a major upgrade of broadband infrastructure. Mike Magee sheds some light on the situation.

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Cpt. Andrew Layton & Lt. Col. Catherine Prater

Michigan National Guard

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

The floods in Midland continue to cause complications for the area. Cpt. Layton and Lt. Col. Prater explain how the National Guard is handling the situation.

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Patti Poppe

CEO - Consumer's Energy

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

Consumer's Energy is giving away 100,000 thermostats to costumers in a partnership with Google. CEO Patti Poppe gives the details.

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Dustin Walsh

Crains Detroit

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

Dustin Walsh, who has been covering dams across America, stops by to discuss the recent dam failures in Midland.

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Prof. Alain Sanders

Professor of Political Science - St. Peter's University

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

A rising number of Corona virus cases in states that have reopened such as Texas, North Carolina, and Arizona raises concerns for other states looking to do the same.

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Nancy Wang

Executive Director - Voters Not Politicians

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

Voters Not Politicians is set to host a webinar with the Secretary of State and national voting rights experts. Nancy Wang tells us what we can expect.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

President Trump threatens to cut federal funding to certain states over mail-in voting just ahead of his visit to Michigan. Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the latest.

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Dr. Ben Carson

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

May 21st, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Ben Carson discusses his trip along with President Trump to a Ford plant in Michigan and addresses racial disparities with Covid-19.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Tonya recaps President Trump's remarks on supporting farmers and the food supply chain in the midst of Covid-19.

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Dr. Meena Bose

Political Analyst

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Bose weighs in on White House claims that China used air travel to "seed" the virus in its early stage.

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Steve Japinga

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Steve brings us the latest on the Relaunch project and weighs in on the state approval of the Red Cedar project brownfield plan.

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Andrew Abood

LCC Trustee

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Andrew reacts to the selection of Steve Robinson as the new LCC president.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council President

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Peter breaks down the FY2021 budget that was approved by the council this week.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Jeff breaks down the projected stadium revenue losses for NFL teams if games are played without fans.

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Wendy Patrick

Legal Analyst

May 20th, 2020 12:00am

Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment take a look at some of the bizarre cases in the courtroom.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Braccio explains the importance of leaning on others in times of need.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

Testimonies set to happen today in front of a Senate Panel on the federal pandemic response. Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland has the details.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

Governor Whitmer is taking a regional approach to reopening the state. Senator Barrett stops by to give his take.

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Allison Schrager

PhD economist

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

A closer look at how the shutdown is affecting small businesses in Michigan with Dr. Schrager.

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Chad Livengood

Sr. Editor - Crains Detroit

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

Covid-19 news from across the state as Michigan is headed in the direction of reopening.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

President Trump meets with restaurant executives over how to begin reopening. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Amy Fulmer

Director of Recruitment - Futuretech Staffing

May 19th, 2020 12:00am

Coronavirus is having a direct impact on college seniors who would normally be getting ready to launch their careers. Amy Fulmer sheds some light on the situation.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

The Florida keys are set to reopen as the sunshine state looks to come out of quarantine. Fox News' Eben Brown reports.

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Jennifer Nassour

Founder - Conservative Women for a Better Future

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

New developments in the Michael Flynn case may be receiving less coverage due to to the coronavirus. Live from Massachusetts, Jennifer Nassour has the details.

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Mike Nichols

Nichols Law Firm

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

Mike Nichols speaks with Dave about the latest hearing on the emergency powers act.

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Scott Weaver

CEO - Douglas J / Aveda Institute

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

Scott Weaver and Douglas J have a plan for reopening their industry that they want the Governor to hear.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

Kyle Melinn stops by to talk all things in Michigan news.

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Michael Law

Author of "Founders Revolution"

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

Another stimulus package is in the works. Michael Law gives his take on the negotiations over the 3 trillion dollar bill in congress.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

May 18th, 2020 12:00am

Gas prices have shot up in Michigan. Adrienne Woodland gives the latest from the state and around the country.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

In a testimony for the house committee, the former director of a key vaccine agency had some daunting remarks about the country's fight against Covid-19. Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland reports.

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Boyd Matheson

Opinion Editor - Deseret News

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

Nancy Pelosi's proposed 3 trillion dollar coronavirus relief package is facing some resistance in the senate. Boyd Matheson gives the details.

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Emily Lawler

Lead Reporter - Mlive

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

A protest at the Capitol, a barbie in a noose, the revenue estimating conference and more in Michigan news with Emily Lawler.

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Kimberly Leonard

Sr. Health Editor - Business Insider

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

A discussion on health insurance in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic with Kimberly Leonard.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

Live from the White House, Jon Decker discusses Trump's recent comments about the Obama administration.

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Robert Sheehan

CEO - Community Mental Health Association

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health. Robert Sheenan explains some of the negative impacts that quarantine has had on individuals.

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Ron The Wine Guy

Wine Expert and Enthusiast

May 15th, 2020 12:00am

In this weekly segment, Ron and Dave discuss the steady sale of alcohol throughout the lockdown.

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Erik Kiilunen

Business Owner

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

As a business owner residing in the upper peninsula, Kiilunen is calling for peaceful economic disobedience in response to the Covid-19 lock down.

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Jake Garner

Feed The Vulnerable

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

A Grand Ledge nonprofit has pivoted from doing mostly energy audits to figuring out how it can help deliver food, meals ,and groceries. Garner gives the details.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

The charges against former MSU president Louanna K. Simon involving the Larry Nassar case have been dropped. Dave discusses that and more with Andrew Abood.

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Sue Magocs

Co-Owner of Capri Drive-In theatre

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

The Capri is set to reopen with new precautions keep customers safe. Sue Magocs gives the details.

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Nick Juhle

Director of Economic Research - Greenleaf Trust

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

Nick Juhle stops by and explains how the worst days of the lock down, economically, could be behind us.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been released for home confinement amid corona virus concerns. Jon Decker has the details.

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Dr. Matt Chalmers

Healthy Living Specialist

May 14th, 2020 12:00am

The quarantine 15 and how to avoid it. Dr. Chalmers explains how we can all stay healthy during the lock down.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Rachel brings us Tuesday's recap on Dr. Fauci's senate committee testimony on an economic reopening.

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Curtis Hertel Jr

State Senator (D) - East Lansing

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Curtis reacts to the death of former colleague Morris Hood III from coronavirus complications.

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Dori Leyko

East Lansing Schools Superintendent

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Dori reacts to stories that a 25% cut in per-pupil spending could be on the way.

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Jim Glynn

GM Vice President of Global Workpalce Safety

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Jim breaks down safety practices that will be put in place at auto plants when they reopen starting next week.rn

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Paul Mitchell

MI 10th District Congressman

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Congressman Mitchell announces the formation of a ballot committee with the MI SOS to ensure that the legislature and state citizens always have a voice in government.

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Craig Mauger

Detroit News

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

Craig previews tomorrow's stay-at-home order protests in downtown Lansing and reacts to senate majority leader Mike Shirkey's denouncing of death threats and aggressive behavior toward Governor Whitmer on social media.

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David Dillard

Education Analyst

May 13th, 2020 12:00am

David weighs in on the uncertainty of in-person college classes resuming in the fall of 2020.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Braccio returns to continue the discussion on infidelity with a focus on forgiveness.

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Rick Jones

Former State Senator

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

Rick Jones gives his take on the barbershop situation in Shiawasse county.

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Christine Grieg

House Democratic Leader

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

Grieg explains why she is in disagreement with the capitol commission's decision on guns in the capitol building.

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Jason Macdonald

VP of Operations - Mobile Medical Response

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

911 calls are down during the pandemic, but Jason Macdonald says there's no reason to avoid dialing the number in an emergency.

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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

State Medical Director

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Khaldun gives an update on how the state government is handling the Coronavirus from a public health perspective.

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John Truscott

Vice Chair - Michigan State Capitol Commission—

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

John Truscott breaks down the events at yesterday's virtual Capitol Commission meeting on guns in the capitol.

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Spencer McGowan

Wealth Advisor

May 12th, 2020 12:00am

Spencer McGowan on the rebound of the U.S. economy

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

Two trillion dollars injected into the U.S. economy. Live from Washington D.C., Rachel Sutherland has the details.

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George Seay

Political Analyst

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

George and Dave speak on the disproportional effect that Covid-19 has had, and the varying responses across regions.

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Tim Daman

CEO - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

The Lansing Chamber of Commerce has announced their 'RELAUNCH' task force to help reopen the regional economy. CEO Tim Daman elaborates.

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Benjamin Frantz

Vice President - UAW 652

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

The manufacturing industry is set to return to work today. Benjamin Frantz addresses the concerns of workers who may not feel safe to return yet.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

Discussion on the Capitol Commission's meeting to determine whether to allow guns in the Capitol building and more with Kyle Melinn.

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Michael Law

Author of "Founders Revolution"

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

Michael Law breaks down the newly released transcripts that reveal top Obama officials had no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

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Adrienne Woodland & Jon Decker

Various

May 11th, 2020 12:00am

Gas Prices with Adrienne Woodland and news from the White House with Jon Decker.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

Tribeca Enterprises partners with IMAX and AT&T on a summer drive-in theater series. Tonya Powers gives the details.

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Tony Lazzaro

Republican Political Strategist

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

Discussion on President Trump's Corona virus task force, Justin Amash and more with Tony Lazarro.

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Curtis Hertel

State Senator

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

Governor Whitmer announced her 6-phase plan for reopening the state. Senator Hertel gives his take and shares some optimism about the Lions.

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