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Tom Shields & Jenell Lenard

Tom Shields and Jenell Lenard talk with Dave about the ownership transition and new office location of Marketing Resource Group.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Live from Orlando, Eben Brown previews this weekend's events at CPAC.

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Scott Bolden

Former D.C. Democratic Party Chairman

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Scott Bolden on how the Democratic Party preps for the 2024 election cycle.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Andrew Abood talks developments in the Larry Nassar case and the fallout of the death John Geddert.

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Dennis Lennox

Political Strategist and Pundit from the Right

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Dennis Lennox describes the difference in international travel pre-pandemic v.s. now.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor and WH Correspondant - Gray Television

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Jon Decker on re-emmergence of Donald Trump and other things we can expect to see at CPAC this weekend.

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Paul Traub

Senior Business Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

Paul Traub breaks down the January Retail Index survey where Michigan retailers reported an increase in sales.

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Dyan Hes

Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics; Director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

February 26th, 2021 12:00am

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines may be less effective against new Covid variants. Dyan Hes elaborates.

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Simon Schuster

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

A proposed amendment to the state constitution with bipartisan support. Simon Schuster gives the details.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

Professor Allan Saxe on whether the Biden administration is taking credit for some of Trump's accomplishments.

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Gary Peters

U.S. Senator

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

Gary Peters talks the US Homeland Security hearing on the riots at the Capitol.

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Saul Anuzis

Former Chair of the Michigan GOP

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

Live from CPAC in Orlando, Saul Anuzis talks the impact of today's conference for the republican party.

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Mathew Schneider

Former US Attorney

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

Mathew Schneider gives insight on the changes within the Department of Justice coming with the new administration.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

February 25th, 2021 12:00am

North Dakota's house has passed a bill banning state mask mandates. Jeff Monosso reports.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Britain's Prime Minister reveals a plan to lift the country from their Covid lockdown. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.

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Krishna Ghodiwala

Democratic Strategist

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Former President Donald Trump's legal and financial issues are still very serious. Krishna Ghodiwala elaborates.

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Chad Livengood

Sr. Editor - Crains Detroit

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Chad Livengood gives the latest on the Lee Chatfield controversy and term limits in the state legislature.

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Laura Hoffner

Security Analyst with Concentric Advisors

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Vaccine passports may become commonplace once we emerge from the pandemic. Laura Hoffner explains.

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David Mittleman

Attorney - Grewal Law

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Attorney General Merrick Garland says he wants the FBI report opened on the Larry Nassar case. David Mittleman gives context.

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Mathew Paletz

Attorney - Paletz Law

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

Mathew Paletz, who represents landlords across the state, explains the struggles with property rights during the pandemic.

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Wendy Patrick

Attorney and Legal analyst

February 24th, 2021 12:00am

In our weekly legal segment, Wendy and Dave break down some of the high-profile cases from the courtroom.

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Renata Castro

Immigration Rights Attorney - Castro Legal Group

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

A new administration means a new approach to immigration policy. Renata Castro sheds light on the issue.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

FAA and Boeing grounding all their 777 jets with engines like the one that blew apart last weekend. Live from Chicago, Jeff Monosso reports

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Gust Kepler

Founder and CEO - Blackboxstocks Inc.

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Gust Kepler on mitigating the risks of day-trading in the aftermath of the Gamestop situation.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. John Braccio stops by and speaks on the causes and effects of social anxiety disorder.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

The latest on a new federal Covid-19 relief package with Rachel Sutherland.

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Carol Wood

Lansing City Council former President and at large member

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Carol Wood talks alcohol in city parks, the controversy with Brandon Betz, and other issues facing city council.

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Craig Mauger

Political Reporter - Detroit News

February 23rd, 2021 12:00am

Former House speaker Lee Chatfield resigned from his new job after just two weeks. Craig Mauger gives the details.

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Sam Sinicropi

Lansing Schools Superintendent

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Sam Sinicropi speaks on the the Lansing School District's plan for students to return to the classroom in March.

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Jennifer Nassour

Former Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party 

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Trump won't say yet if he'll run in 2024. Jennifer Nassour gives her take on the former President's chances.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Michigan State Police says their crime lab backlogs have shrunk dramatically. Andrew Abood gives context.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor and WH Correspondent - Gray Television

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Biden's appointee for attorney general and Donald Trump's first appearance since leaving office. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Kyle Melinn talks moderate's in the GOP, future primary elections, and all things in Michigan politics.

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Rob Weinhold

Chief Executive of the Fallston Group; Crisis Leadership Specialist

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

The rift between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump is dividing GOP donors. Rob Weinhold gives the details.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices across the state and Dave talks Texas' energy issues.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Facebook has banned Australians from accessing news on the platform. Simon Owen reports.

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Lori A. Mello & Alia Lucas

Program Manager for Gambling Treatment Health Management Systems of America;Gambling Disorder Program Specialist for MDHHS

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

As online gaming grows in Michigan, so does gambling addiction. Lori A. Mello and Alia Lucas shed light on the issue.

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Tony Daunt

Michigan Freedom Fund; Member of the State Board of Canvassers

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Tony Daunt, who filed a suit against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson over voter registration, explains his concerns.

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Chuck Smith

Candidate for Virginia Attorney General

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

With Trump and Mcconnell at odds, Chuck Smith gives his take on the future leadership of the Republican party.

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Kim Trent

Deputy Director - MI Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Kim Trent talks the state task force's efforts to urge new state policies to tackle root causes of poverty.

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Suzy Fulton

Former NASA engineer 

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Suzy Fulton on NASA’s latest robotic explorer to land on the surface of Mars.

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Ron The Wine Guy

Wine Expert and Enthusiast

February 19th, 2021 12:00am

Ron the Wine guy stops by to talk the peculiar state-to-state taxes on Wine sales.

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Dennis Lennox

Political Strategist and Pundit from the Right

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Dennis Lennox on the death of talk-radio legend Rush Limbaugh and his lasting impact.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor and WH Correspondent - Gray Television

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Biden's trip to Michigan postponed until Friday. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Linda Vail

Ingham County Health Officer

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Linda Vail gives an update on vaccination efforts in Ingham County.

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Barb Byrum

Ingham County Clerk

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Barb Byrum on Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkrey's controversial statements and her personal experiences with Shirkey.

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Dan Hurley

Michigan Association of State Universities

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Dan Hurley on what he will present to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges today.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

Will a 15 federal minimum wage be included in the Covid relief bill? Jared Halpern gives the latest.

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Chris Robinson

Licensed Professional Counselor - Summit Counseling 

February 18th, 2021 12:00am

With the cold weather affecting people across the country, Chris Robinson gives tips on dealing with seasonal depression.

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Alicia Guevara Warren

Directot of Statewide Policy Initiatives - Early Childhood Investment Corporation

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Alicia explains the 'Think Babies Michigan' initiative, aiming to improve outcomes for kids below the age of 3.

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Loretta Powers

Attorney and Legal analyst

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down some of the high-profile cases in the courtroom.

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Lauren Gibbons

Political Reporter - MLive

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey involved in more controversy after statements he made about the 2020 election. Lauren Gibbons reports.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Prof. Allan Saxe on bearing the record lows in Texas and Covid stimulus.

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Graham Couch

Sports Columnist - Lansing State Journal

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Graham Couch on what went wrong for the Spartan Men's Basketball team this season.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Covid case numbers are down nationwide. Live from Miami, Eben Brown gives the details.

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Jay Young

Oil & Gas Analyst

February 17th, 2021 12:00am

Gas prices are rising back to pre-pandemic levels. Jay Young tells why that might not be all bad.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. John Braccio on how to make everyday feel like Valentine's Day.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

President Biden's special 'Obamacare' enrollment is now open. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.

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Justin Winslow

Executive Director - Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

It's been two weeks and a day since indoor dining resumed. Justin Winslow speaks on the prospect of increasing capacity.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor and WH Correspondant - Gray Television

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

Live from the White House, Jon Decker talks the post-impeachment atmosphere in Washington.

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Jim Geyer

Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

What's with all the snow and when will it stop? Jim Geyer explains.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

Snowfall across across the country and record lows for some southern states. Jeff Monosso reports.

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Daniel J. Geltrude

Geltrude & Company

February 16th, 2021 12:00am

Daniel J. Geltrude on whether a 15 minimum wage would solve problems or just create more.

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Jessica Tramontana

Community Affairs Manager - Consumer's Energy

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Consumers Energy Foundation is announcing 50,000 of support for Michigan’s small towns. Jessica Tramontana explains.

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Boyd Matheson

Opinion Editor - Deseret News

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Bord Matheson speaks on the public opinion of Donald Trump following his acquittal in his second Impeachment trial.

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Jessica Tramontana

Community Affairs Manager - Consumer's Energy

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Consumers Energy Foundation is announcing 50,000 of support for Michigan’s small towns. Jessica Tramontana explains.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Sen. Hertel Jr. talks Former President Trump's Impeachment trial, the state budget, and bipartisanship.

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Paul Miller

Founder of Miller & Company LLP

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

It's tax time! Paul Miller gives tips on how to maximize your returns for this unusual tax year.

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Paul Miller

Founder of Miller & Company LLP

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

It's tax time! Paul Miller gives tips on how to maximize your returns for this unusual tax year.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News Co-Owner and Editor

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Kyle Melinn talks presidential history, the state budget, and more.

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Rob Weinhold

Chief Executive of the Fallston Group; Crisis Leadership Specialist

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

In the wake of Impeachment, Rob Weinhold talks presidential leadership during times of crisis.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and recaps a snowy Valentine's day.

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Chris breaks down his new election reform suggestions for the state of Michigan.

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George Seay

Political Analyst

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

George weighs in on the latest surrounding the impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Tom weighs in on Governor Whitmer's 67.1 billion budget proposal....as well as the controversy surrounding senate majority leader Mike Shirkey.

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

John brings us a recap of Thursday's impeachment trial proceedings and a preview of today's events.

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Gilda Jacobs

Michigan League for Public Policy

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Gilda brings us her reaction to the Governor's budget proposal.

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Joe Whitaker

Highly Decorated Veteran

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Joe gives us his take on why there's a sudden surge in suicide among the nation's veterans.

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Stacey Murphy

Love and Intimacy coach

February 12th, 2021 12:00am

Ahead of this Valentine's Day weekend, Stacey brings us some tips on how to demonstrate love during a lockdown.

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Ted Harvey

Committee to Defend the President

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Ted weighs in on the ongoing U-S Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council President

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Peter breaks down the new deal with the Lansing Lugnuts and weighs in on the controversy surrounding council member Brandon Betz.

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Pat Gillespie

The Gillespie Group

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Pat brings us a preview of today's opening of the Courtyard at Marriott hotel in Lansing's downtown area.

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Craig Mauger

Detroit News

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Craig brings us the latest on the controversy surrounding state senate majority leader Mike Shirkey.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Jeff reports on the approval of a new deal by the Chicago Teachers' Union to reopen public schools.

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Tricia Benn

Specialist on Gender Issues

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

Tricia talks about how Covid-19 is forcing some women out of the workforce and how questions exist over whether their jobs will still be there when they return.

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Julie Brixie

State Representative (D) - 69th District Meridian Township

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Julie brings us a recap of Tuesday's tour of the Covid-19 vaccination site at the MSU Pavilion.

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Sarah Norman

Democratic Strategist

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Sarah gives us the take from the left on the second impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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Chad Livengood

Crains Detroit

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Chad reports on controversial remarks made recently by state senate majority leader Mike Shirkey in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riots.

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Jon Decker

Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Jon brings us a preview of today's proceedings in the second impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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Pat Dehaan

GasBuddy.com

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Pat breaks down the results of a new public survey on gas prices in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Tonya reports on the WHO investigative team which claims that Covid-19 likely did not escape a lab in Wuhan, China.

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Wendy Patrick

Legal Analyst

February 10th, 2021 12:00am

Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down some of the high-profile cases in the courtroom.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Dr Braccio and Dave in our weekly psychological segment talk about how tough the month of February is for people with depression....and how Covid-19 is exacerbating the problem.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Tonya breaks down a new poll showing that few Americans believe democracy in the U.S. is working.

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Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Paul tells us about the Whitmer re-election campaign pulling in 522,000 from outside Michigan since 2019.

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Bill Dendy

CPA and Money Manager

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Bill discusses the overall economy and the role of investors during the pandemic.

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Dr Charles Ballard

MSU Economist

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Ballard weighs in on a Congressional Budget Office report which suggests that a minimum wage increase could work under President Biden's stimulus plan.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Rachel brings us a preview of the U-S Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump.

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Joel Patterson

Workplace Culture Expert

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Joel talks about how behavior from employees working remotely can get out of hand.

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Dave Akerly and Rich Herl

February 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dave and Rich take a look back at last night's Super Bowl that was won by the Buccaneers.

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Adam Calli

Financial Strategist

February 8th, 2021 12:00am

Adam weighs in on a survey that shows more than 1 in 4 Americans have been tapping into their retirement accounts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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