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Rachel Sutherland

Live from Washington D.C., Sutherland reports on the continued tension within the White House. Who will blink first in the staring contest between Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Eben brings us the latest on an airline mechanic with alleged ties to ISIS and accused of trying to sabotage a plane.

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Dennis Lennox

Michigan GOP Strategist

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Dennis brings us a preview of this weekend's Mackinac Republican Conference.

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Joe DiSano

Democratic Political Strategist

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Strong words from Joe in his conversation with Dave about the rift between Governor Whitmer and democratic leaders over the state budget.

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Ambassador Dennis Ross

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Ross gives us details of his book involving historic decisions made by previous Israeli leaders.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo, who is now part of the Sports Illustrated Network, gives us take on the Mark Dantonio controversy surrounding former staffer Curtis Blackwell and former player Auston Robertson.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Jeff and Dave discuss the results of a report showing that student loans are at an all-time high.

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Ron The Wine Guy

September 20th, 2019 12:00am

Ron and Dave discuss what some are calling the "summer of white claw" and a shortage of the hard seltzer in the U.S.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Live from New York, Powers discusses the banning of political signs at MLS games.

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Stu Sandler

Grand River Strategies

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Sandler previews the upcoming Mackinac Island GOP Conference.

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Pat Dehaan

Senior Petroleum Analyst - GasBuddy.com

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses his frustrations with some op-ed articles from MLive calling to shut down the Line 5 pipeline. Also discusses the sharp rise in gas prices.

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Zach Gorchow

Editor at Gongwer News

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the budget deadlock between the Michigan Legislature and Governor Whitmer. Are we headed toward a shutdown? Also discusses the upcoming GOP Mackinac Conference.

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Dr. Mary Grace Stobierski

State Public Health Veterinarian and Manager with MDHHS Emerging and Zoonotics Infectious Disease Group

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the effect Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has had on Michigan.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker gives an update on the end of President Trump's west coast trip and the new national security adviser.

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Michael Starr Hopkins

Founding Partner - Northern Starr Strategies

September 19th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the recent democratic debates and the national budget. Are we headed toward a government shutdown?

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Gens Johnson

Gender and Leadership Analyst

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Gens talks about the new "Ms. Monopoly" game and whether or it fixes or fuels the gender pay gap.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Rachel brings us the latest on President Trump's west coast swing.

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Loretta Powers

Legal Expert

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Loretta recaps some of the more bizarre legal stories taking place across the U.S.

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Peter Lucido

State Senator

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Peter sounds off on state government issues, including the ongoing budget debate with less than two weeks before the deadline.

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Dr. David Ooulaulah

Former International Security Analyst

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Dr. O talks about the impact of the Saudi oil attack on global energy markets.

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Tori Sachs

Michigan Rising Action

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Tori tells us about her new advocacy group for conservatives.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Jeff tells us where we stand on the 2020 U.S. Census.

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Kelly Accetta

Gender Issues Specialist

September 18th, 2019 12:00am

Kelly and Dave discuss new research from the University of Houston dealing with men segregating themselves from women in the workplace in the wake of the "Me Too" movement.

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Dr John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Dr Braccio in his weekly segment with Dave talks about "fat shaming".

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Simon brings us the latest in the aftermath of Iran's involvement in the Saudi oil attack.

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Randy Freeman

UAW Local 652 President

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Randy gives us the local take on the strike against GM.

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Brian Boyd

Professional Intelligence Analyst

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Brian and Dave continue the discussion on the Saudi oil attack.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst and Author of "Founders' Revolution”

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Michael weighs in on the latest surrounding President Trump's proposed border wall.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 17th, 2019 12:00am

Jon Decker gives us a recap of President Trump's rally in New Mexico last night.

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Amy Fountain

South Washington Park Apartments Resident

September 16th, 2019 12:00am

Amy is among the residents who continue raising public safety concerns about the complex in the wake of recent criminal activity.

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Mike Wayland

CNBC auto industry reporter

September 16th, 2019 12:00am

Mike gives us the latest on the UAW strike against GM.

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Professor Allan Saxe

University of Texas-Arlington

September 16th, 2019 12:00am

Prof. Saxe gives us his take on last week's democratic presidential debate in Houston.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

September 16th, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave hold their weekly discussion on all things state government.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

September 16th, 2019 12:00am

Adrienne updates us on this week's statewide and local gas price averages.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Houston, TX, Powers gives a recap of yesterday's democratic debate.

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Dave Akerly and Katie Birecki

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Katie and Dave discuss a new study that says fast food contributes to U.S. teens' depression.

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Tom Barrett

Michigan State Senator (R-Charlotte)

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the legislation he introduced yesterday as part of a 10 bill package to make important infrastructure policy reforms in Michigan.

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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Gives a grade to the democratic candidates from last night's debate in Texas. Who won, and who struck out?

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Professor Alain Sanders

Political Science Professor – St. Peters University

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Gives a grade to the democratic candidates from last night's debate in Texas. Who won, and who struck out?

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Breaks down the upcoming MSU football game against Arizona State. Will the offense step up to the plate?

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Breaks down the upcoming MSU football game against Arizona State. Will the offense step up to the plate?

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports on President Trump's visit with Republicans in Baltimore.

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Mark Graban

MBA, author of "Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve"

September 13th, 2019 12:00am

When setting a goal, why do we tend to focus on setbacks rather than overall progress? Graban joins Dave to discuss.

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Beau LaFave

State Representative - 108th District

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

Gives his opinion on Governor Whitmer's, and now President Trump's, ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Why does he think this isn't a good idea?

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Houston, TX, Powers gives a preview of tonight's Democratic Debate.

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Senator Gary Peters

U.S. Senator (D-MI)

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses a meeting among Michigan Senators and Representatives to plead for the release of Paul Whelan, a Michigan native being held in Russia. Also discusses the idea of making 9/11 a national holiday.

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Detroit News

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

There's 18 days until the Michigan budget is due -- what's the latest? Also discusses the red flag gun reform and the e-cigarette ban.

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Debra Swartz

Spokesperson - Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes, Enviornment

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the unveiling of 17 electric school buses across the state of Michigan. Where will these buses be and what impact will it have on the environment?

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, IL, Monosso updates listeners on the massive General Motors recall to their breaking system.

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Leigh Richardson

Brain Specialist for the Brain Performance Center

September 12th, 2019 12:00am

A new study says babies born by cesarean birth are 1/3rd more likely to develop autism and ADHD, though it's not clear why these risks are high. Richardson joins Dave to discuss.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Sutherland live from the nation's capital discusses how terrorism has changed American culture.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Andrew Abood gives his take on the resignation of Brian Kolodziej.

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Tom Cochran

Former State Representative and Former Lansing Fire Chief

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Cochran discusses the 18 year anniversary of 9-11 and why he once said he would stop attending the memorials.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Jon Decker gives his opinion on the departure of John Bolton as the National Security Advisory.

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Dr. Nathanial Cogley

Department of Legal Government Studies

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Dr. Cogley gives details on his recollection of the 9-11 events, how it impacted his professional life, as well as how today's society is influenced by the tragedy.

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Lonnie Scott

Executive Director of Progress Michigan

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Scott gives insight on plans for the new coalition that will 'close Lansing loopholes'.

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Loretta Powers

Fox News Radio legal expert

September 11th, 2019 12:00am

Loretta in our weekly legal segment discusses some of the more bizarre stories in the courtroom across the U.S.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Dr Braccio in his weekly chat with Dave talks about spousal abuse.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Simon gives us an update on peace talks that were called off between Afghans and the Taliban after President Trump canceled a secret meeting.

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Chad Livengood

Crain's Detroit

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Chad weighs in on the agreement by the Governor and republican leaders to continue with budget discussions without a road funding plan. Chad also discusses the Google investigation by attorneys general in Michigan and most of the U.S.

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Dr. Meena Bose

Chair of Presidential Studies at Hofstra University

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Dr. Bose gives us her reaction to the latest in the feud between President Trump and democrats over the proposed border wall.

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Nick Kovacevich

CEO - KushCo

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Nick and Dave continue the ongoing discussion about vaping in Michigan and nationwide.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Jon gives us an update on President Trump's defense of vice president Mike Pence's choice of Trump-owned hotels while in Europe. Jon also discusses the President's Twitter war with John Legend.

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Larry Grudt

Organizer - Lansing Harmony

September 10th, 2019 12:00am

Larry previews the 2nd annual Lansing Harmony celebration which is scheduled for this weekend at Benjamin Davis Park.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Rachel Sutherland live from the nation's capital talks with Dave about different topics and issues being discussed by congress.

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Berl Schwartz

Publisher of Lansing City Pulse

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Schwartz gives his opinion on Kroger's plans to remove all free papers from their stores by October 15th.

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David L. Dunckel

Strategy Specialist - Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Retired Command Sgt. Major David Dunckel celebrates his high school graduation 45 years after dropping out.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Melinn gives Dave an insider on all things state government in Michigan.

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Michael Law

Political Analyst and Author of "Founders' Revolution”

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Michael weighs in on the story of a liberal author begging "normal people" not to wear sports teams' MAGA-like red caps.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Adrienne updates us on the latest local and statewide gas prices for this week.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 9th, 2019 12:00am

Jon outlines President Trump's weekend in review.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Rachel Sutherland live from Myrtle Beach, SC updating listeners on Hurricane Dorian.

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David Mittleman

Attorney for Plaintiffs in Nassar Case

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Attorney David Mittleman addresses the Michigan State University fine from the Federal Department of Education and Betsy DeVos, as well as the resignation of Provost June Youatt.

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Curtis Hertel

State Senator - East Lansing

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Hertel gives his opinion on the recent Michigan State University fines, how the university's new president will better the school community and his viewpoint on the state budget impasses.

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Hondo Carpenter

SpartanNation.com

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Hondo discusses the MSU Spartans upcoming game against Western Michigan University.

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Dr. Joel Nitzkin

Public Health Physician

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Doctor Nitzkin discusses the popularity and consequences of vaping.

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Matt Pedigo

Chairman - Michigan Wildlife Council

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Pedigo discusses the wildlife exhibit at Munn Field on the campus of MSU that promotes the preservation of future wildlife.

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Dr. Gregory Jantz

`Author

September 6th, 2019 12:00am

Best selling author Dr. Jantz speaks on different behaviors seen from individuals who are depressed and play video games.

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Dennis Lennox

MI Political Strategist

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses Governor Whitmer's vaping ban and emergency health order.

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Greg Conley

President - American Vaping Association

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Gives his opinions on Governor Whitmer's e-cigarette ban.

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Eric Schertzing

Ingham County Treasurer

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the Ingham County Treasurer's foreclosure auction on Tuesday September 10 at the Lansing Center.

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Julie Brixie

69th State Representative - Meridian Township

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses the vaping issues as well as Walmart and Kroger asking customers not to open carry in their stores. What is her opinion on these topics?

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Dan Hurley

CEO - Michigan Association of State Universities

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses two articles about universities; one about college grads and the other about Michigan being the 44th ranked state in per-resident support for higher ed.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Live from the White House, Decker discusses the latest with ICE, Hurricane Dorian, and the update the President received about the hurricane.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

September 5th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Chicago, IL, Monosso previews the kickoff of the NFL season with the Bears vs. Packers game tonight.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Live from London, Owen updates listeners on President Trump's positive comments to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after suspending Parliament to focus on Brexit.

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Wendy Patrick

WEEKLY LEGAL TALK

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Weekly legal segment examining the nation's most intriguing legal stories

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Detroit News

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Discusses his recent articles about the recent Flint water crisis and the ongoing operating engineering strike.

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Klay S. Williams

Holistic Lifestyle Specialist

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Would having a wellness program in the workplace reduce workplace violence? Williams joins Dave to discuss.

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Steve Dulan

MI Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Walmart is cutting back on gun sales and are asking people to not open carry. Will there be backlash or is the sign of the times?

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Casey Hasten

Hiring Specialist

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

A new survey says 50% of employees have deleted posts or profiles to protect their professional image.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

September 4th, 2019 12:00am

Live from Myrtle Beach, SC Sutherland updates listeners on Hurricane Dorian and the devastation in the Bahamas.

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Karly Matthews

Legislative Coordinator - American Conservation Coalition

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Scientists are finding microphones in drinking water, rain and snow. Are with slowly poisoning ourselves? Matthews joins Dave to discuss.

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Antjuan Seawright

Democratic Political Strategist

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Seawright discusses recent polls about the Democratic candidates as well as those that have dropped out of the race.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Eben gives us the latest on Hurricane Dorian.

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Dr John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Dr. Braccio in his weekly discussion with Dave talks about anxiety concerns with children.

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Terry Sabo

State Representative

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Terry details a new plan to reform Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Kyle and Dave hold their weekly chat to discuss the big issues ongoing in state government.

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Brad Blakeman

Former Foreign Policy Advisor & State Dept. Official to George W. Bush

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Brad talks about the issue of lobbying surrounding democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 race.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Adrienne gives Dave the weekly gas price averages locally and statewide.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

September 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Jon continues the conversation on Hurricane Dorian and outlines the response to the storm from the White House.

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