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Jason Macdonald

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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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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Bob Filka

CEO - Home Builders Association of Michigan

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

Bob Flika explains his industry's transition back as the Governor has cleared construction workers to return to work.

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Charlie Tyson

Technology Activation Manager at PlanetM

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

A driver-less bus headed to MSU as four companies are set to deploy mobility solutions with support of the PlanetM grant program. Charlie Tyson gives further details.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

The criminal case against Michael Flynn has been dropped. Live from Washington D.C., Jon Decker has the latest on the situation.

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Mark Fenner

Business Strategist

May 8th, 2020 12:00am

Mark shares his thoughts on a recent survey that shows employee productivity and engagement is suffering during the pandemic.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

Britain's Prime Minister defends coronavirus response as UK counts Europe’s highest death. Live from London, Simon Owen gives the details.

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Dr. Qanta Ahmed

Pulmonologist and Intensive Care Specialist

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

The elderly have been the hardest hit by Covid-19 but, Dr. Ahmed explains how it's affecting american children.

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Paula Cunningham

AARP of Michigan State Director

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

Paula Cunningham previews the upcoming May 15 virtual town hall.

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Mike Nichols

Nichols Law Firm

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

Mike Nichols has analyzed the filings by rep. Paul Mitchell in federal court v.s. Gretchen Whitmer in the court of claims and now shares his perspective.

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Tony Willis

Lansing Economic Area Partnership

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

LEAP launches 500,000 inclusive entrepreneurship program for Lansing Region. Tony Willis gives further details.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

Jon Decker speaks with Dave about the democratic backlash that president Trump over talk of winding down his coronavirus task force.

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Brock Shinen

Lawyer

May 7th, 2020 12:00am

Brock Shinen reveals some of the hidden opportunities that come from the lock down.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Rachel brings us an update on an internal FEMA memo that paints a grim picture of the coronavirus.

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David Grasso

Political Analyst

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

David weighs in on new political risks that are being created by the Covid-19's class divide.

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Linda Vail

Ingham County Health Officer

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Linda brings us an update on how Covid-19 is impacting the Lansing area.

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Sue Magocs

Capri Drive-in Movie Theatre owner

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Sue tells us how her family's business in Coldwater is affected by the coronavirus outbreak despite minimal, if any, social distancing issues.

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Mary Kelpinski

MI Pork Producers Association

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Mary brings us the latest on meat shortages as a result of Covid-19.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Jeff breaks down how high schools across the U.S. are holding graduation ceremonies amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wendy Patrick

Legal Analyst

May 6th, 2020 12:00am

Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down the most bizarre courtroom cases across the globe.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Service

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

What a spouse who has had an extramarital affair must do to save the marriage with Dr. Braccio.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

Health experts warn that we may never get a Covid-19 vaccine. Eben Brown gives the details.

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

Mayor Andy Schor addresses budget concerns the road to reopening the economy.

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Paul Mitchell

Michigan 10th District Congressman

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

Congressman Mitchell explains the lawsuit which challenged numerous actions of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, calling them unconstitutional.

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John Truscott

Chair of the Michigan Capitol Commission

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

After the recent protests at the capitol building, there are questions as to whether or not open carry should be allowed in the building. John Truscott elaborates.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

The Supreme Court holds its first live remote arguments. Live from Washington D.C., Jon Decker has the details.

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Kelly Accetta

Motivation Specialist

May 5th, 2020 12:00am

Kelly Accetta breaks down how we can fight off feelings of loneliness as the weeks in Isolation begin to take their toll.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

May 4th, 2020 12:00am

The demand for a new relief package and when the house could return. Live from Washington D.C., Rachel Sutherland gives the details.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

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

May 4th, 2020 12:00am

Joe Biden has addressed the allegations of sexual assault made against him. Frank Vernuccio speaks with Dave about the media's response.

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