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Cpt. Andrew Layton & Lt. Col. Catherine Prater

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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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Countries in Europe look to reopen as Italy becomes the first European nation to reopen its borders. Live from London, Simon Owen gives the latest.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Professor Allan Saxe contrasts the protests happening now with the demonstrations of the civil rights movements in the 1960's.

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Mark Sellers

Owner - Barfly LLC

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Barfly, which owns the HopCat restaurant franchise, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mark Sellers speaks on how the pandemic has affected the dine-in and bar industry.

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Gary Peters

United States Senator

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Senator Gary Peters addresses the civil unrest and protests sweeping across the nation.

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Elissa Slotkin

8th District Congresswoman

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin shares her thoughts on the recent protests and the president's handling of the situation.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Live from the White House, John Decker details the actions Presidents Trump has taken amid the nationwide protests.

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Monty Delaney

Former New York Police Officer

June 4th, 2020 12:00am

Monty Delaney shares an insider's perspective on the issue of police brutality and the protests that have hit New York among other cities.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Tonya brings us a recap of the latest round of police brutality protests from last night across the U.S.

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Tico Duckett

Former MSU Running back/Owner of Duckett Brothers Distributing

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Tico discuss the Lansing Regional Chamber's Relaunch Program swinging into full gear with the Governor's reopening. Tico also gives us his thoughts on the social unrest across the U.S.

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Dr Samuel Stanley

MSU President

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Dr Stanley breaks down the university's plan to reopen the campus to in-person instruction for the fall semester.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing city council president

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Peter weighs in on the downtown riots Sunday night and what's next in the aftermath. He also reacts to controversial remarks made by a fellow council member.

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Sam Inglot

Progress Michigan

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Sam breaks down new polling data focusing on police brutality and Covid-19.

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Brett Gillespie

Grand Ledge city council

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Brett reacts to controversial Facebook remarks made by the school district superintendent surrounding George Floyd.

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Elliott Robinson

Financial Specialist

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Elliott answers questions about life insurance during a pandemic like Covid-19.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Braccio explains the psychology behind the protests and the riots.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland gives an update on the protests and riots around the country.

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Jonathan Oosting

Bridge Magazine

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Jonathan Oosting details the reopening process that is set to begin for retailers, restaurants, and other businesses across Michigan.

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Andy Harvey

Author of

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Andy Harvey shares an insider's perspective on the issue of police brutality and comments on the national protests.

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Amy Drumm

VP of Governmental Affairs - Michigan Retailers Asssociation

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Amy Drumm explains what the lifting of the "Stay home, stay safe" order means for retailers in Michigan.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Live from the White House, Jon Decker details President Trump's response to the protests going on across the country.

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Jay Young

Author of "The Upside of Oil & Gas Investing"

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am

Oil prices rally as the nation emerges from quarantine. Jay Young elaborates.

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Dave Akerly

1320 WILS

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Dave riffs on the protests that turned violent last night in Lansing.

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Jeff Hank & Andy Schor

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Jeff Hank, who owns property in Lansing, speaks on the protests and the effect on local business owners.Mayor Andy Schor gives a live update on the aftermath as he walks the streets of the Capitol.

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Craig Mauger

Lansing Political Reporter - The Detroit News

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

An eyewitness account of last night's protests in Lansing and East Lansing from Craig Mauger, who covered the whole thing.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Senator Hertel speaks on the Governor and the local Police response to the protests.

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Jody Washington

Former First Ward

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Jody Washington has spoken out against Brandon Betz, who voiced support for rioters, and now stops by to share her opinion.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner of MIRS News

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Kyle Melinn was at the protests last night in Lansing and now shares his perspective.

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Michael Law

Author of "Founders Revolution"

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

There's a hold up on the new stimulus checks coming from the Democratic party. Michael Law gives the latest on the situation.

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Adrienne Woodland & Jon Decker

June 1st, 2020 12:00am

Live from the white house, Jon Decker sheds light on the President's recent comments regarding protests. Adrienne Woodland gives the latest gas prices in Michigan.

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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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