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Andrew Challenger on how to address ageism in the workplace.
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Fox News Radio
October 29th, 2020 12:00am
CEO's from Google, Facebook, and Twitter will appear on Capitol Hill to face questioning over censorship. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
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Jenny Beth Martin
Co-founder and Chair of Tea Party Patriots
Jenny Beth Martin on how the Tea Party's values align with those of the President.
Sen. Gary Peters
United States Senator
With less than a week to go, Sen. Gary Peters makes his case for re-election and gives the final wrap on his campaign.
DiSano Strategies of Lansing
Joe DiSano talks campaign end game and the elections in Michigan from down ballot to the top of the ticket.
Sports Columnist - Lansing State Journal
Michigan State v.s. Michigan this weekend. Graham Couch previews the rivalry game and tells if he thinks there's hope for the Spartans.
Wisconsin's Governor is urging residents to shelter in place as Covid numbers surge across the Midwest. Jeff Monosso gives the latest.
Heisman Trophy Winner
Herschel Walker explains his endorsement of Donald Trump and names some of his top running backs.
Tonya J Powers
October 28th, 2020 12:00am
Tonya breaks down which celebrities are supporting which candidate in this year's presidential race.
Managing Partner of Boots Road Group
Spencer tells us what we can expect in this final week of campaigning for President Trump and Joe Biden.
Craig and Dave bring us a recap of Tuesday's President Trump rally at Capital Region International Airport.
Former MI 8th district congressman
Mike and Dave preview today's Lansing Regional Chamber Virtual Policy Forum in which Mike will discuss national and cybersecurity, foreign policy, and the 2020 election.
Lansing city council president
Peter breaks down the fines that were approved by the city council this week for violations of public health orders.
Jon and Dave discuss where Michigan and other battleground states stand on the presidential race ahead of next week's election.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases from the courtroom.
Dr. Martin Kassir
Internationally Renowned Dermatologist
October 27th, 2020 12:00am
Dermatologists have seen a spike in business during the pandemic and Zoom calls may have something to do with it. Dr. Martin Kassir weighs in.
General Manager - Hess
The pandemic hindered manufacturing schedules for many but the the historic 2020 Hess truck is out ahead of schedule. Justin Mayer gives the details
The Senate has confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme court justice. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Dr. John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
Dr. John Braccio speaks on the growing epidemic of Senior substance abuse.
Lansing Capitol Region International Airport
Air Force One is set to land at the Lansing airport today. Spencer Flynn gives a preview of today's Trump rally.
Abood Law Firm
Andrew Abood on the confirmation of ACB and the changing way that Supreme Court justices are viewed.
We are now one week away. Adrian Hemond takes a look at down ballot races across the state.
GOP candidate for Congress in the 8th District
One week out from the election, Paul Junge makes his case for congress.
The president is in our territory for a change. Live from the White House, Jon Decker covers Trump's campaign plans for the next week, first stop Lansing.
A new survey shows which destinations Americans are most eager to visit. Gina Morello gives the details and speaks on the revival of travel post-pandemic.
October 26th, 2020 12:00am
Dave recaps the weekend's events and looks ahead to tomorrow's Trump rally in Lansing.
Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute
Justin Butterfield on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barret, which is expected to go through today.
Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News
Threats to Elissa Slotkin, Trump's rally in Lansing, and all things Michigan political with Kyle Melinn.
Dr. Dyan Hes
Medical Director - Gramercy Pediactrics
Many parents say they won't give their kids flu vaccines, meanwhile Covid-19 cases are spiking across the country. Dyan Hes talks preparing for what could be a rough flu season.
8th District Congresswoman
Elissa Slotkin speaks on a threat she received, the election, and her campaign which will reach its conclusion next Tuesday.
Along with his rally in Lansing tomorrow, Trump is making his last campaign stops before Tuesday. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
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.
Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners
Steve Dulan explains the complaint filed against Jocelyn Benson's ban on open carry at polling places.
State government reporter - Detroit Free Press
President Trump walked out of an interview shortly after being asked about Gov. Whitmer. Paul Egan gives the details.
First Liberty Institute
Jeremy Dys on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and the future of the Supreme court.
Whats the reaction in Washington the morning after the debate? Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Ron The Wine Guy
Wine Expert and Enthusiast
From aged to ancient, Ron The Wine guy tells just how old is too old for a bottle of wine.
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.
Clinton County district Commisioner
The road to the road. Bob Showers talks the completion of the Coleman road project.
Former Director of Public Affairs for Michigan Attorney General
Rusty Hills remembers the life of Peter Secchia, former U.S. ambassador, west Michigan businessman, and philanthropist.
Senior Business Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
With September sales up, retailers are optimistic for the upcoming holiday season. Paul Traub stops by to talk numbers.
The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and the final debate between Biden and Trump. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Former - Congressman Ohio
Jim Renacci on the public response to the Hunter Biden story.
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.
Chairman - Committee to Defend the President
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.
CNBC Automotive Reporter
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.
Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases in the courtroom.
Geoff and Dave discuss the status of high school football and other sports in Michigan in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scott discusses efforts by him and his wife to make parks and playgrounds safer by removing sharp objects with help from metal detectors.
Scott discusses efforts by him and his wife to make parks and playgrounds safer by removing sharp objects with help from a metal detector.
October 20th, 2020 12:00am
Dr. John Braccio on how to turn the pandemic into a positive life experience.
Tonya J. Powers
People are returning to the skies as flights across the country go up in number. Tonya J. Powers reports.
Dr. Samuel Stanley
Michigan State University President
The return of Spartan football, the eventual return of students, and more with MSU President Samuel Stanley.
White House Economic Series
Michigan agriculture is receiving some federal help. Live from the White House, Peter Navarro checks in.
Planning Dept. - City of East Lansing
What's next for downtown East Lansing? Tom Fehrenbach talks city development.
October 19th, 2020 12:00am
Jon Decker recaps the weekend for President Trump, who held a rally in Michigan.
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Allan Saxe shares his reaction to recent polls that show Biden in the lead the two town halls.
Steve Mitchell talks polling in Michigan 15 days ahead of the election.
Former Chief of Staff to Department of Homeland Security
Miles Taylor, who worked closely with President Trump, explains why he's now endorsing Joe Biden.
The President's visit to Michigan, the state legislature, and all things Michigan politics with Kyle Melinn.
CEO of Beast Digital
Is Trump done with Michigan? Ryan Cassin talks the President's campaign strategy as the election looms.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state.
October 16th, 2020 12:00am
Last night's dueling town halls between Trump and Biden. Rachel Sutherland reports.
Lansing Board of Education President
Lansing schools will remain online until at least late January 2021. Gabrielle Lawrence gives the details.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Simon Schuster on the end of third quarter numbers from campaigns across the state.
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Kirsten Simmons discusses a new app designed for contract testing.
Education Policy Specialist
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.
Jon Decker gives analysis of Biden and Trump's town halls from last night.
Former D.C. Democratic Party Chairman
An article involving Hunter Biden, American exceptionalism, and more with Scott Bolden.
October 15th, 2020 12:00am
Social media influencers are spreading misinformation about the election online. Tonya J. Powers gives the details.
Michael Starr Hopkins
Democratic Political Strategist
Does the Republican party take its evangelical voters for granted? Michael Starr Hopkins and Dave discuss.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
The Michigan legislature is much busier than is usual at this time of year. Sen. Hertel Jr. talks mask mandates, emergency orders, and more.
Former President of the Federal Bar, Palm Beach Chapter
Kelly Hyman shares her analysis of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing.
Superintendent - Ingham ISD
Jason Mellema on how area schools are handling restricted and online schooling, and what comes next.
Instead of a second debate, Trump and Biden will have competing town hall events on network TV. Jon Decker reports.
Cyber Security Analyst
A new report suggests that the future of work will be remote. Kevin Campbell explains how this will affect cyber security.
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.
2018 FL AG Democratic Nominee
Sean weighs in on the campaigning among President Trump and challenger Joe Biden with less than 3 weeks left until Election Day.
Detroit Free Press
Paul brings us the latest on the detention hearing for suspects in the alleged Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot.
Quinton and Dave continue the discussion on the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings.
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.
MI DNR deer specialist
Chad tells us about a sharp increase in new deer tag sales this year.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss the latest happenings from the courtroom.
Regional Psychological Services
October 13th, 2020 12:00am
On his birthday, Dr. John Braccio stops by and discusses psychological manipulators.
President Trump is back on the campaign trail today.
CEO of Sparrow Health System
James Dover previews the new Sparrow Outpatient Surgery Center.
Live from the White house, Jon Decker shares the reactions in DC to the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearing.
Spokewoman - Armenian Community of Lansing
American Armenians gathered Saturday at the state capitol. Helen Cirrito gives the details.
VP at Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Andrew Challenger on how to address ageism in the workplace.
October 12th, 2020 12:00am
Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing starts today. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
David Grasso on President Trump's most recent political moves.
The Gillespie Group
The long awaited opening of Block600 on Michigan Avenue is this week. Pat Gillespie gives the details.
Better Business Bureau of Michigan
How to avoid scams, specifically one involving the BBB, with Troy Baker.
Kyle Melinn continues the coverage on the domestic terrorist group arrested last week and its impact on local government.
Trump has declined a virtual debate. Ryan Cassin gives his take on the strategical decision.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and Phil and Dave discuss Michigan drivers.
October 9th, 2020 12:00am
Dave and Phil give their reactions to the news of the foiled plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer.
The Nobel Peace piece prize has been awarded. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr.
Curtis Hertel Jr. gives insight on and his reaction to the foiled terrorist plot in Michigan.
Political Reporter - Detroit News
Craig Mauger continues the coverage of the militia men arrested in Michigan.
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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