The WILS Morning Wake-Up w/Dave Akerly
With Dave Akerly
Lansing's More Compelling Morning Show
Live weekdays 6am-9am on 1320 WILS
Kyle and Dave hold their weekly discussion on state government issues.
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June 14th, 2021 12:00am
Rich and Joe discussed President Biden's first foreign trip
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Cyber Security Expert
How can everyone protect themselves from cyber attacks?
Owner of Mattito's Tex-Mex
How has the restaurant industry changed due to covid-19?
Do people want to continue working from home?
Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush
Is global warming the biggest threat to our national security?
Fox News Radio
Rich and Simon discussed President Biden's upcoming foreign trip
Senior Policy Analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy
Rich and Peter discussed Michigan's current unemployment status
Secretary of State
How will the secretary of state make it easier for customers to get an appointment?
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Rich and Kyle discuss all things state government
Rich and Dan discussed Vice President Kamala Harris' most recent virtual interview
Adrienne Woodland and Nicole Noll-Williams
AAA Michigan and Capital Region International Airport Authority President/CEO
Rich and Adrienne discuss the most recent gas prices. Nicole tells us about the covid-19 protocols at the airports
Rich Herl and Erin Marie
Rich and Erin discuss this past weekends interesting weather
Cyber Security Analyst
June 11th, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Christian discuss the job openings in cyber security
Dr. Jeanie Whitman
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Why are millennials reporting high rates of burnout?
Technology and Artificial Intelligence Analyst
Are robots going to take over food service jobs?
Dave discussed his upcoming visit with his mother, for the first time since covid-19 hit
June 10th, 2021 12:00am
Simon and Dave discuss President Biden's upcoming press appearances
Barbie and Dave discuss hiring new employees during the pandemic
CEO of ActiveOps, North America
How can you keep a good team environment if you've never met them in person due to the pandemic?
Lillie and Dave discuss how the covid-19 vaccine is affecting the results of female mammograms
Dave discuses how his parents got married
Tonya J. Powers
June 9th, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Tonya discuss VP Kamala Harris' recent visit to the President of Mexico.
Tim and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases coming out of the courtroom.
Johnson, a former secretary of state, weighs in on current officeholder Jocelyn Benson's announcement of hundreds of thousands of additional appointments at local branch offices.
Gray TV/WILX TV White House correspondent
Jon brings us a preview of President Biden's first trip abroad since taking office.
Lauren Youngdahl Snyder
Lauren brings us the details of the utility's efforts on the electric vehicle front to offer expertise and rebates for charging locations.
Endurance Bike Rider
Brett tells us about his 23-hour, 400-mile-plus bike ride from Sault Ste Marie to the Ohio state line.
June 8th, 2021 12:00am
Rachel and Dave discuss Jeff Bezos most recent plans for his flight to space
Andy and Dave discuss how last summers protests and covid have affected the capital
VP Govt Relations
Brad dives into the political landscapes of today with Dave
Professor University of Texas
Dave and Allan discuss the most recent GOP news
Dave and Jeff discuss the removal of statues and hoe it affects the public
Dr. Robert Murry
Dave and Robert discuss how to locate a doctor while traveling out of country
Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
Dave and The Good Doc discuss why his "Success Sequence" can be a way for young people 18-28 to plan for a happier life
June 7th, 2021 12:00am
What will our summer look like coming out of the pandemic?
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
New York Analysis of Policy and Government
Frank weighs in on infrastructure talks in Washington.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
State Senator - East Lansing
Curtis and Dave discussed the latest issues in the legislature
Jon discuses what it was like visiting Paris during the [pandemic
Kyle and Dave discuss the latest happenings at the capital
Crisis leadership specialist
Rob weighs in on warnings for state department leaders to not pursue the covid origin investigation
Adrienne gives us this weeks state wide and local gas price averages
Tonya J Powers
Fox News Reporter
June 4th, 2021 12:00am
California marijuana company paying interns to test products
Corporate Director of Recruiting
Oklahoma offering the unemployed 1,200 to go back to work. Will other states follow Oklahoma's lead?
Political Reporter Detroit News
How many people died nursing homes due to covid-19? The gop wants more answers, what happens now?
Director of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership LEAP
Governor Whitmer announced the Michigan Economic Jumpstart Plan. What does this mean for Michiganders?
Dr. Fahmi Farah
Long working hours are a killer! How can we work longer hours while staying healthy?
Ron The Wine Guy
How has covid-19 affected restaurants? How will it continue to affect them?
Conservative pundit and travel writer from northern Michigan
June 3rd, 2021 12:00am
Discussing travel as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic...and unforced errors by Governor Whitmer's administration.
Fox News Radio reporter
The latest on President Biden's infrastructure bill.
A mom who is suing her bi-racial son's school over Critical Race Theory
Senior VP Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
What is the most crucial issue for leaders Post-Covid?
Executive Director from American Principles Project & a GOP Strategist
A conversation about the Biden Administration's push for "voting rights" and the voting legislation in state houses across the country. Was the 2020 Presidential election stolen?
Senior Editor Crains Detroit
What is the residual effect of the change in Michigan's No-Fault Insurance law. Were their any unintended consequences?
Independent Michigan Reporter
Discussing four decades of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and innovations in related health care.
Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
June 2nd, 2021 12:00am
Dave and Frank discuss new questions concerning the origins of COVID-19.
Dave and Tonya talk sun safety as summer gets underway.
President - Lansing Community College
Dave asks Steve about LCC's plans for fall learning.
State Representative (D) - 69th District Meridian Township
Dave and Jill consider a bill that would increase the number of staff at Secretary of State branch offices.
Dave and Wendy consider legal issues surrounding Airlines' desire to weigh passengers before boarding.
Detroit Free Press
Dave and Paul talk about the 4.4 billion dollars coming to Michigan's local governments.
Annandale Capital Co-Founder and Chairman
Dave and George react to Biden's visit to Tulsa and his speech commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre.
June 1st, 2021 12:00am
CEO of a Global Data Management firm discusses the Pentagon's plans to monitor military member's social media accounts for evidence of "extremism."
Another in a series on divorce. Discussing the problems in a marriage that cause divorce to be a better option than trying to work-it-out.
Executive Director of FAIR Maps
Skeptical of the current new districting process, Tony wants better oversight. He has fought the new commission and Secretary of State in court.
Michigan Association of School Administrators
Peter is very much against making 4th grade the read or flunk determinant coming out of the pandemic. Okay, but then what?
All things current Michigan politics as we start the summer.
Reviews the travel volume from the holiday weekend, updates current gas prices in Michigan and Greater Lansing, and discusses safety on Michigan's roads.
Ford Motor Company archivist
May 28th, 2021 12:00am
Lauren brings us the details of the interesting discovery of an old beer bottle from 1913 with paper inside by workers at Ford's new mobility center renovation in Corktown.
Associate Editor - TheHill.com
Jesse weighs in on calls from the DHS chief for "significant changes" to ICE with deportations and arrests plummeting.
Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission
MC brings us a recap of last night's public hearing that was hosted by the commission in Lansing.
Jon and Dave discuss several issues ranging from Dr Jill Biden's Grand Rapids visit to the President's stance on the origins of Covid.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Jarrett weighs in on legislation that would prevent local governments from banning short-term rentals.
Jared brings us the latest on the January 6th Capitol Riot Commission.
Robbie brings us some BBQ tips ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Son of former President Ronald Reagan
May 27th, 2021 12:00am
Michael brings us the details of the Reagan Legacy Foundation's Walkway to Victory project that honors veterans.
Dr Meena Bose
Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
Dr Bose weighs in on plans by the U.S. Justice Department to appeal an order to release a Trump obstruction memo.
Former US Attorney for MI's Eastern District
Matthew and Dave discuss recent Covid-related controversial issues surrounding Governor Whitmer.
U.S. Senator (D-MI)
Senator Peters discusses his reintroduction of bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen the workforce within the transportation industry.
Emily updates us on a 500,000 effort by a republican group to air statewide TV ads that criticize Governor Whitmer's recent Florida trip.
Eben brings us an update on the CDC's approval of U.S. test trips for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines that start in June.
Retired NYPD Lt Commander
Joe and Dave discuss the potential for a violent summer across the U.S.
Professor Allan Saxe
University of Texas at Arlington Political Science Professor
May 26th, 2021 12:00am
Allan weighs in on criticism from democrats toward republicans who oppose the January 6th commission.
MI GOP Strategist
Jamie and Dave discuss the upcoming Indy 500 and Jamie's Lap 99 Foundation. The two also talk about the latest Covid 19-related controversy surrounding Governor Whitmer.
Michigan Freedom Fund
Dave and Tori discuss the Freedom Fund's demands to Gov. Whitmer to end the pandemic restrictions.
The Daily News of Montcalm County
Dave and Elisabeth consider a proposed wind ordinance in Sidney Township.
Rachel brings us an update on the Biden-Putin summit.
Chris and Dave, in our weekly legal segment, discuss some of the high profile cases out of the courtroom.
Dr John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
May 25th, 2021 12:00am
Dr Braccio in our weekly psychological segments discusses the impact of divorce on families....negative AND positive.
Rachel brings us an update on secretary of state Blinken's trip to Israel to meet with leaders in the conflict with Hamas.
Capital Region Airport Authority CEO
Nicole talks about what's next for travel as we continue to come out of the Covid pandemic.
Jon brings us the details of this week's upcoming visit in Grand Rapids by Dr Jill Biden....as well as other happenings at the White House.
Michigan Municipal League
Jen talks about why local government leaders are urging state lawmakers to oppose legislation that would take away the ability of communities to set rules and regulations on short-term rental properties.
Simon updates us on claims by the U-S that American lives were endangered in a forced diversion of a passenger plane to Belarus.
Joel weighs in on whether companies should keep politics out of the workplace.
Cop-Turned-Attorney At Law
May 24th, 2021 12:00am
Pete weighs in on Santa Clara University's encouraging of students to call the police on each other for breaking Covid-19 guidelines.
MI Chamber of Commerce
Wendy and Dave discuss the state's accelerated Covid reopening plan.
Curtis Hertel Jr
Curtis and Dave discuss several state-related issues, including Governor Whitmer's controversial restaurant photo and what the legislature should do with billions of dollars available.
Kyle and Dave continue the discussion on the Governor's weekend restaurant photo controversy.....as well as the aftermath of last Friday's revenue estimating conference.
Matt reacts to the Israeli-Gaza ceasefire and how much or little credit President Biden should take.
Adrienne brings us this week's statewide and local average gas prices.
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