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Jon Decker

Live from the White house, Jon Decker shares the reactions in DC to the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearing.

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Dave Akerly

1320 WILS

October 26th, 2020 12:00am

Dave recaps the weekend's events and looks ahead to tomorrow's Trump rally in Lansing.

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Justin Butterfield

Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute 

October 26th, 2020 12:00am

Justin Butterfield on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barret, which is expected to go through today.

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Dr. Meena Bose

Executive Dean of Public Policy at Hofstra University

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Meena Bose shares reaction to last night's debate between Biden and Trump.

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Steve Dulan

Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Steve Dulan explains the complaint filed against Jocelyn Benson's ban on open carry at polling places.

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Paul Egan

State government reporter - Detroit Free Press

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

President Trump walked out of an interview shortly after being asked about Gov. Whitmer. Paul Egan gives the details.

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Jeremy Dys

First Liberty Institute 

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Jeremy Dys on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and the future of the Supreme court.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Whats the reaction in Washington the morning after the debate? Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Ron The Wine Guy

Wine Expert and Enthusiast

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am

From aged to ancient, Ron The Wine guy tells just how old is too old for a bottle of wine.

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Boyd Matheson

Opinion Editor - Deseret News

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Debate three happens tonight with some changes to the format. Boyd Matheson tells what's at stake for both candidates.

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Bob Showers

Clinton County district Commisioner

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

The road to the road. Bob Showers talks the completion of the Coleman road project.

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Rusty Hills

Former Director of Public Affairs for Michigan Attorney General

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Rusty Hills remembers the life of Peter Secchia, former U.S. ambassador, west Michigan businessman, and philanthropist.

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Paul Traub

Senior Business Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

With September sales up, retailers are optimistic for the upcoming holiday season. Paul Traub stops by to talk numbers.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and the final debate between Biden and Trump. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.

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Jim Renacci

Former - Congressman Ohio

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Jim Renacci on the public response to the Hunter Biden story.

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Jill Calley

State Representative

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Jill breaks down a plan introduced by Michigan House republicans to use county-level data to guide decisions on how to protect citizens from Covid-19.

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Ted Harvey

Chairman - Committee to Defend the President

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Ted weighs in on the latest surrounding efforts by Congress to reach a deal on a Covid-19 relief package with Election Day less than 2 weeks away.

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Mike Wayland

CNBC Automotive Reporter

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Mike discusses several issues surrounding GM, including the unveiling of the Hummer electric "supertruck" and the return of GMC Acadia production to Lansing as part of a 100 million investment.

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Loretta Powers

Legal Analyst

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

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

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Geoff Kimmerly

MHSAA spokesman

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Geoff and Dave discuss the status of high school football and other sports in Michigan in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Scott Bates

Lansing resident

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Scott discusses efforts by him and his wife to make parks and playgrounds safer by removing sharp objects with help from metal detectors.

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Scott Bates

Lansing resident

October 21st, 2020 12:00am

Scott discusses efforts by him and his wife to make parks and playgrounds safer by removing sharp objects with help from a metal detector.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

October 20th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. John Braccio on how to turn the pandemic into a positive life experience.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 20th, 2020 12:00am

People are returning to the skies as flights across the country go up in number. Tonya J. Powers reports.

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Dr. Samuel Stanley

Michigan State University President

October 20th, 2020 12:00am

The return of Spartan football, the eventual return of students, and more with MSU President Samuel Stanley.

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Peter Navarro

White House Economic Series

October 20th, 2020 12:00am

Michigan agriculture is receiving some federal help. Live from the White House, Peter Navarro checks in.

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Tom Fehrenbach

Planning Dept. - City of East Lansing

October 20th, 2020 12:00am

What's next for downtown East Lansing? Tom Fehrenbach talks city development.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Jon Decker recaps the weekend for President Trump, who held a rally in Michigan.

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Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Professor Allan Saxe shares his reaction to recent polls that show Biden in the lead the two town halls.

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Steve Mitchell

Mitchell Research

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Steve Mitchell talks polling in Michigan 15 days ahead of the election.

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Miles Talyor

Former Chief of Staff to Department of Homeland Security

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Miles Taylor, who worked closely with President Trump, explains why he's now endorsing Joe Biden.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

The President's visit to Michigan, the state legislature, and all things Michigan politics with Kyle Melinn.

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Ryan Cassin

CEO of Beast Digital

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Is Trump done with Michigan? Ryan Cassin talks the President's campaign strategy as the election looms.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

October 19th, 2020 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

Last night's dueling town halls between Trump and Biden. Rachel Sutherland reports.

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Gabrielle Lawrence

Lansing Board of Education President

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

Lansing schools will remain online until at least late January 2021. Gabrielle Lawrence gives the details.

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Simon Schuster

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

Simon Schuster on the end of third quarter numbers from campaigns across the state.

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Kirsten Simmons

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

Kirsten Simmons discusses a new app designed for contract testing.

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Ben Degrow

Education Policy Specialist

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

A new paper published by Mackinac Center for Public Policy is critical of charter schools in Michigan. Ben Degrow tells if he thinks the criticism is fair.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

Jon Decker gives analysis of Biden and Trump's town halls from last night.

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Scott Bolden

Former D.C. Democratic Party Chairman

October 16th, 2020 12:00am

An article involving Hunter Biden, American exceptionalism, and more with Scott Bolden.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

Social media influencers are spreading misinformation about the election online. Tonya J. Powers gives the details.

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Michael Starr Hopkins

Democratic Political Strategist

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

Does the Republican party take its evangelical voters for granted? Michael Starr Hopkins and Dave discuss.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

The Michigan legislature is much busier than is usual at this time of year. Sen. Hertel Jr. talks mask mandates, emergency orders, and more.

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Kelly Hyman

Former President of the Federal Bar, Palm Beach Chapter 

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

Kelly Hyman shares her analysis of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing.

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Jason Mellema

Superintendent - Ingham ISD

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

Jason Mellema on how area schools are handling restricted and online schooling, and what comes next.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

Instead of a second debate, Trump and Biden will have competing town hall events on network TV. Jon Decker reports.

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Kevin Campbell

Cyber Security Analyst

October 15th, 2020 12:00am

A new report suggests that the future of work will be remote. Kevin Campbell explains how this will affect cyber security.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Rachel brings us the latest on this week's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in the Senate.

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Sean Shaw

2018 FL AG Democratic Nominee

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Sean weighs in on the campaigning among President Trump and challenger Joe Biden with less than 3 weeks left until Election Day.

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Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Paul brings us the latest on the detention hearing for suspects in the alleged Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot.

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Quinton Brogdon

Trial Attorney

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Quinton and Dave continue the discussion on the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing city council president

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Peter reacts to the recent action in the state legislature to allow local governing boards to continue to meet virtually during this Covid-19 pandemic.

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Chad Stewart

MI DNR deer specialist

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Chad tells us about a sharp increase in new deer tag sales this year.

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Wendy Patrick

Legal Analyst

October 14th, 2020 12:00am

Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss the latest happenings from the courtroom.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

On his birthday, Dr. John Braccio stops by and discusses psychological manipulators.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

President Trump is back on the campaign trail today.

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James Dover

CEO of Sparrow Health System

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

James Dover previews the new Sparrow Outpatient Surgery Center.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

Live from the White house, Jon Decker shares the reactions in DC to the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearing.

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Helen Cirrito

Spokewoman - Armenian Community of Lansing

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

American Armenians gathered Saturday at the state capitol. Helen Cirrito gives the details.

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Andrew Challenger

VP at Challenger, Gray & Christmas

October 13th, 2020 12:00am

Andrew Challenger on how to address ageism in the workplace.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing starts today. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.

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David Grasso

Political Analyst

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

David Grasso on President Trump's most recent political moves.

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Pat Gillespie

The Gillespie Group

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

The long awaited opening of Block600 on Michigan Avenue is this week. Pat Gillespie gives the details.

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Troy Baker

Better Business Bureau of Michigan

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

How to avoid scams, specifically one involving the BBB, with Troy Baker.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

Kyle Melinn continues the coverage on the domestic terrorist group arrested last week and its impact on local government.

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Ryan Cassin

CEO of Beast Digital

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

Trump has declined a virtual debate. Ryan Cassin gives his take on the strategical decision.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

October 12th, 2020 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and Phil and Dave discuss Michigan drivers.

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Dave Akerly

1320 WILS

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Dave and Phil give their reactions to the news of the foiled plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

The Nobel Peace piece prize has been awarded. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.

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Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Curtis Hertel Jr. gives insight on and his reaction to the foiled terrorist plot in Michigan.

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Craig Mauger

Political Reporter - Detroit News

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Craig Mauger continues the coverage of the militia men arrested in Michigan.

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Chris Shepler

Shepler's Ferries

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Chris Shepler gives a first-hand account of how the pandemic has affected business on Mackinac island, and announces a new boat.

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David Mittleman

Grewal Law

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

The MSU assistant police chief has been demoted and another officer fired for ‘inappropriate behavior’. David Mittleman gives the details.

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Jared Halpern

Fox News Radio

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Trump says he won't do the virtual debate. Jared Halpern gives the latest.

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Ron The Wine Guy

Wine Expert and Enthusiast

October 9th, 2020 12:00am

Ron stops by to discuss navigating some of the tricky alcohol laws in different states.

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George Seay

Annandale Capital Co-Founder and Chairman

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

George Seay gives his reaction to last night's VP debate.

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

Andy Schor on city health measures, city council meetings, and more.

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Evan McMullin

Co-Executive Director - Stand Up Republic

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

Evan Mcmullin discusses his previous presidential bid and the future of the Republican party.

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

An unlocked ballot box, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and accusations of misinformation. Chris Swope breaks down the situation.

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Jon Decker

Fox News Radio

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

Last night's VP debate and the next presidential debate which may or may not occur. Live from the White House, Jon Decker gives the latest.

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Meg Tollison

Chief Marketing Officer - ClubCorp

October 8th, 2020 12:00am

Meg Tollison on the state og the Golf industry in the midst of the pandemic.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Rachel reports on President Trump's political status following his recent Covid-19 diagnosis.

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Mustafa Tameez

Democratic strategist

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Mustafa weighs in on tonight's vice presidential debate and its importance with President Trump released from the hospital.

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Chad Livengood

Crain's Detroit

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Chad breaks down the relationship between Governor Whitmer and republican leaders following last week's MI Supreme Court ruling that nullified many of the Governor's Covid-19 orders.

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Tom Price

Former H-H-S Secretary

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Tom breaks down what he says is a credibility gap among President Trump's doctors in the midst of confusion surrounding his condition.

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Anne Zimmerman

Zimmerman & Co CPA's Inc

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Anne brings us the details of a pre-election survey of America's small business owners.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Tonya previews tonight's vice presidential debate.

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Loretta Powers

Legal Analyst

October 7th, 2020 12:00am

Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss the high-profile cases from courtrooms across the U-S and worldwide.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

The good doctor stops by and speaks on controlling relationships.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

The second largest movie theater owner in the U.S. has shut down all it's locations... again. Tonya J. Powers reports.

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Linda Vail

Ingham County Health Officer

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

Linda Vail talks Ingham County's new emergency orders and the state Supreme Court decision.

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Dr. Farhan Bhatti

MI State Lead - Committee to Protect Medicare

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Bhatti and other Michigan physicians are urging state legislators to work with the Governor on replacing the emergency orders with health guidelines.

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Peter Spadafore

President - Lansing City Council

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

Peter Spadafore on how the state Supreme Court ruling will affect public schools.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

October 6th, 2020 12:00am

The new supreme court term is underway with one vacant seat. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland gives the latest.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

Andrew Abood on the ruling by the Michigan Supreme court involving the Governors emergency powers.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

Professor Allan Saxe places Donald Trump's positive Covid diagnosis and the country's pre-election climate in an historical context.

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Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

Sen. Hertel on masks in the Capitol, the State Supreme court ruling, and the Lions.

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Elizabeth Slatterly

Pacific Legal Foundation

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

The U.S. Supreme court is back in session today with only 8 justices. Slatterly gives analysis the court and the new nominee.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

Kyle Melinn on the Michigan Supreme court ruling.

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Ryan Cassin

CEO of Beast Digital

October 5th, 2020 12:00am

Ryan Cassin on how Trump's diagnosis will affect his campaign and image.

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