The WILS Morning Wake-Up w/Dave Akerly
With Dave Akerly
Lansing's More Compelling Morning Show
Live weekdays 6am-9am on 1320 WILS
The State of Michigan has received over 3 billion in Coronavirus relief dollars from the federal government, but only a fraction of it has been spent. Paul Egan covers the story.
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Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
July 7th, 2020 12:00am
Parental Alienation. Dr. John Braccio dives deep into the issue
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Coronavirus cases are spiking in states across the country, especially in the south. Eben Brown gives the latest on how local governments are trying to control the situation.
Political Reporter - Detroit News
A group called Unlock Michigan is working to reduce the Governor's power to declare a state of emergency. Craig Mauger reports.
Gender Issues Specialist
Kelly Acceta explains the gender factor in work Zoom calls.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
Michigan State Senator
Senator Hertel speaks on the recent rise in Covid cases, a petition involving the Governor, and unemployment.
Supreme Court rulings on robocalls, cellphones, and the electoral college. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Dr. Matt Chalmers
Healthy Living Specialist
Are people getting 'caution fatigue' due to the Covid lockdown? Dr. Matt Chalmers addresses the issue.
Audrea Taylor Decker
July 6th, 2020 12:00am
Is the media going easy on Joe Biden? Audrea Taylor Decker gives her take.
A second round of stimulus, police reform, and vacation time. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland gives an update on Congress.
Sr. Editor - Crains Detroit
Auto no-fault reform is here. Chad Livengood explains what drivers will need to know.
Attourney Specialist in Labor and Employment Law
4 out of 10 workers say their employer is not screening for Covid-19. Andy Trusevich tells some of the legal repercussions that employers could face.
Co-Owner of MIRS News
Kyle Melinn and Dave talk all things Michigan news after an out-of-the-ordinary 4th of July weekend.
Author of "Founders Revolution"
Last weekend's holiday gatherings are causing many to take a second look at how government is handling Covid-19. Michael Law gives the details.
Adrienne Woodland & Jon Decker
Adrienne stops by to give Michigan gas prices and live from the White House, Jon Decker gives an update on the President.
July 2nd, 2020 12:00am
Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona despite a spike in Coronavirus cases. Rachel Sutherland reports.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-In-Chief Of The New York Analysis of Policy & Government
Some are saying Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore is 'supporting white supremacy'. Frank V. Vernuccio Jr. gives his take.
Dr. Laura Lamb
Beaumont Hospital Health Research
Beaumont Health researchers have developed a new test for Covid-19 that gives results in as little as 30 minutes. Dr. Laura Lamb shares the details.
Board Chair Elect of the Lansing Regional Chamber
Mike and Dave continue the conversation on the RELAUNCH Lansing initiative.
Media Relations Director - Michigan High School Athletic Association
There is talk of moving High School Football from the fall to the spring. Geoff Kimberly sheds some light on the situation.
United States Senator
Gary Peters answers questions about the CARES act and the reports of bounties being placed on US soldiers.
American Airlines has a new policy requiring passengers to wear a mask. Gina Morello gives insight as to how travel is being handled in countries across the globe.
July 1st, 2020 12:00am
Jonathan weighs in on the uptick in coronavirus cases in Michigan and how the surge could impact future economic reopening plans.
Lt Col Jeff Addicott
Former Green Beret
Jeff reacts to President Trump's statement that U.S. Intelligence could not confirm a report on Russian bounties against American troops.
Co-author of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
Mel reacts to the executive order under Governor Whitmer renaming the Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing the Elliott-Larsen Building.
Lansing Lugnuts Owner
Tom and Dave discuss the cancelation of the Lugnuts' season and the announcement of a new "Lemonade League".
Dr Randy Liepa
Wayne RESA Superintendent
Dr Liepa weighs in on Governor Whitmer's road map for Schools that was unveiled this week for the fall.
Jeff breaks down plans by Chicago police to increase the number of officers on the streets this holiday weekend in the wake of deadly violence.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down some of the recent and compelling cases out of the courtroom.
June 30th, 2020 12:00am
Dr. John Braccio stops by and speaks on bettering the relationship with yourself.
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law over abortion clinic restrictions. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Dr James Richard
Sparrow Labs Medical Director
In response to huge public demands, Sparrow has expanded their COVID-19 testing sites. Dr James Richard gives the details.
Former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich discusses topics from his new book "Trump and the American Future: Solving the Great Problems of our Time."
VP for Government Relations - Michigan Association of School Administrators
The fiscal year for schools resets tonight. Peter Spadafore explains how schools will function amid mass budget cuts.
Dave continues the discussion on the Harper's outbreak that is now receiving national attention.
SI Spartan Nation
MSU lands a top recruit in Emoni Bates. Hondo Carpenter and Dave talk the future of MSU men's basketball.
June 29th, 2020 12:00am
There has been a spike in Covid cases in states across the country. Live from Miami, Eben Brown gives the details.
The GOP National Committeewoman For Maryland
President Trump's planned trip to Mount Rushmore is drawing fire from Native American activists. Nicolee Ambrose sheds some light on the situation.
Newly Appointed Ingham County Controller Administrator
Gregg Todd speaks on his background and taking on a new role in the Ingham County.
Owner - MIRS News
Kyle and Dave discuss a local Covid outbreak, state legislature, and all things Michigan news.
Michael Law gives the latest on President Trump including allegations of a racist tweet and and an attempt to overturn Obamacare.
Adrienne Woodland & Phil Goudiaby
Adrienne gives gas prices from across the state and Dave speaks with Phil about how a recent outbreak could change the East Lansing bar scene.
Owner - Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub
Trisha Riley comments on the outbreak that occurred among Harper's patrons and responds to some of the criticism that the restaurant is facing.
June 26th, 2020 12:00am
Is workplace culture dying in the wake of Covid-19? Joel Patterson addresses the issue.
Tonya J. Powers
New fox polls show Biden with a comfortable lead in battleground states. Tonya J Powers reports.
Lansing Police Chief
Daryl Green talks Lansing Police reform including a new police "transparency" webpage.
Chair of Ingham County board of Commissioners
The Greater Lansing RELAUNCH Task Force is continuing to focus on the next phase of re-opening in Michigan. Bryan Crenshaw gives the details.
Infectious Disease Specialist
The second wave of the Coronavirus and what we can expect with Patty Olinger,
President Trump is visiting Wisconsin, a swing state. Jeff Monosso gives an update on the President's recent movements.
Ron The Wine Guy
Wine Expert and Enthusiast
New tariffs could do damage to the wine industry. Ron stops by and gives some insight.
June 25th, 2020 12:00am
Parades in Russia ahead of the vote on Putin reform that could extend his rule to 2036. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Chairman - Committee to Defend the President
The aftermath of President Trump's most recent rallies in Tulsa and Arizona, Ted Harvey his take.
Ingham County Health Officer
The latest on the Harper's outbreak, an uptick on local Covid cases, and the status of gyms with Linda Vail.
As things reopen in northern Michigan, tourists are bringing business back to the region. Chris Shepler shares his perspective.
Big Tent Republicans PAC Founder
The director of the FBI assures that Americans can trust the election process as they are investigating fraud. Tony Lazarro gives the details.
Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives an update on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's criminal case.
CEO - Insurify
The best way to use the personal stimulus relief and maintaining a rainy day fund with Snejina Zacharia.
All Business is Essential leader
June 24th, 2020 12:00am
Erik previews a free public Fourth of July party that's being held in the U.P. on Friday, July 3.
MI House Speaker
Lee breaks down the "Return to Learn" plan for schools that was unveiled at the state Capitol this week.
Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment recap some of the most bizarre cases in the courtroom.
Rachel brings us a preview of today's U-S senate vote on police reforms.
Former Assistant to President Trump
Bill gives us his take on primary elections in Kentucky and New York.
Grewal Law attorney
David weighs in on the latest surrounding the U of M sexual assault case of the late Dr. Robert Anderson as a federal judge has ordered mediation in September between the university and potentially hundreds of victims.
DTE Gas president
Matt in this exclusive interview with Dave breaks down a "first in the U.S." plan by the utility to remove 6 million metric tons of greenhouse gases annually by 2050.
June 23rd, 2020 12:00am
The good Doctor stops by and speaks on loveless marriages.
Theodore Roosevelt's statue at the NYC museum of natural history will be the latest to come down. Live from New York, Tonya J Powers gives the details.
Lansing City Council President
Peter and Dave discuss the Monday racial equity and police reform spending meeting and what comes next for Lansing.
Accountant & Owner of Miller and Company
Paul Miller on what we can expect from the latest round of PPP relief for small businesses.
Federation for Immigration Reform
David Ray shares his take on how the Trump Administration has handled immigration and what we can expect to see moving forward.
Protests outside the White House and the release of Former National Security adviser John Bolton's book. Live from Washington DC, Jon Decker reports.
Business Insider - Politics Editor
The Coronavirus Pandemic is highlighting some of the flaws in America's health care system. Anthony L. Fisher gives the details.
June 22nd, 2020 12:00am
The attendance at Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa fell far below expectations. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Opinion Editor - Deseret News
Former national security adviser Jon Bolton's book continues to stir up debate on the legality and ethics of a 'tell-all' book about an acting administration. Boyd Matheson shares his perspective.
Lansing City Council Clerk
In the midst of the pandemic, a rise in absentee voting is changing the nature of elections. Chris Swope breaks down how absentee ballots will come into play in Lansing.
CEO - LifeGuides
Racial Protests and COVID-19 are contributing to a mental health crisis in the workplace. Derek Lundsten speaks on navigating the stress.
Kyle and Dave discuss Line 5, Trump's rally in Tulsa, and all things Michigan news.
Despite Trump's team reporting requests for over a million tickets, the President's Tulsa rally drew a crowd of under 7 thousand. Michael Law gives the details.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state and Dave speaks with Phil about recent developments relating to racial injustice.
June 19th, 2020 12:00am
In what many are calling a loss for the Trump Administration, the Supreme Court has upheld the Obama-era DACA program for young immigrants . Live from Washington D.C, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Attourney - Nichols Law Firm
An East Lansing police officer could face charges for a traffic stop that occurred in 2019. Mike Nichols, who is representing the officer, gives the details.
GOP Strategist - Grand River Strategies
Governor Whitmer has extended the state of emergency through mid-July which grants her the power of Executive Order. Jamie Roe shares his take on what this means for Michigan.
VP of Public Affairs - Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Steve Japinga shares his reactions to the Governor's extension of the state of emergency, the Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, and the latest challenges facing the tri-county area.
CEO - Intentional Inclusion Inc.
In a time of racial contention, this year Juneteenth has a special significance for many. Tracy Brown breaks down the history and value of this holiday.
The shocking DACA decision raises questions as to the constitution of the conservative-majority Supreme Court. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Pastor and Former College Football Player
Some are calling for all NFL players to take a knee during the National Anthem and join the protests against police brutality. Daryl Stinson shares his perspective.
June 18th, 2020 12:00am
Aunt Jemima is the latest brand set to change as Quaker says it's based on a 'racial stereotype'.
East Lansing Schools Superintendent
Governor Whitmer has announced her initial plan for in-person education come this fall. Dori Leyko explains the challenges that administrators are facing.
Mason realtor - Exit Realty Team
Gary Naeyaert on the current state of the economy, which he says is on the rebound.
Former Senate Majority Leader
In the midst of national protests and a global pandemic, polls are showing Joe Biden well ahead of Donald Trump in Michigan. Alex Vogel comments on the unusual nature of this year's election.
Founder - Conservative Women for a Better Future
The partisan battle over police reform hits a critical juncture. Jennifer Nassour gives the details.
Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's book has set Washington D.C. on fire. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Marketing Resource Group
June 17th, 2020 12:00am
Jenell breaks down the results of a new statewide survey on issues that include the Gary Peters-John James U.S. Senate race.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment take a close look at the some of the more interesting cases in national and worldwide courtrooms.
Linda weighs in on the recent lack of new coronavirus cases and deaths in the county and whether or not we've emerged from the first wave of Covid-19.
Lansing City Council
Patricia weighs in on mayor Andy Schor's police reform proposals that were unveiled first here on the 1320 WILS Morning Wake Up on Tuesday.
CNBC Automotive Writer
Mike breaks down GM's recent shareholder meeting and talks about how the giant automaker is dealing with race relations.
David weighs in on remarks from President Trump, who referred to presumptive democratic candidate Joe Biden as "weak and shot".
Jeff brings us the latest on a man who was shot in New Mexico at a protest over the statue of a Spanish conquistador.
June 16th, 2020 12:00am
'What-if syndrome'. Dr. Braccio explains how to handle the doubt that comes with new opportunities.
The former US marine and Michigan resident convicted on charges of espionage in Russia plans to appeal. Live from London, Simon Owen gives the latest.
Mayor Andy Schor announces his plan for police reform in Lansing.
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