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Tonya J. Powers
Fox News Radio
December 3rd, 2020 12:00am
The UK will become the first to distribute a Covid-19 vaccine after regulators have authorized its use. Tonya J Powers reports.
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Founder of the Pocketbook Project
In the wake of Rudy Guliani's visit to Lansing, Jennifer and Dave talk restoring trust in the nation's election process.
President - Small Business Owners Association of Michigan
As Covid cases surge across the state, small business continue to wait in limbo. Brian Calley talks a potential shutdown extension.
Columnist - The Lansing State Journal
The MSU v.s. Ohio State football game that hangs in the balance and MSU hoops' big win over Duke with Graham Couch.
Democratic Strategist and CEO of Grassroots Midwest
Adrian Hemond gives his take on the senate oversight committee hearing that featured testimony from Trump's lawyer Rudy Guliani.
Restaurants in Detroit have lost their licences for defying health orders. Now the city of Pasedena, California says it won't follow orders on outdoor dining. Jeff Monosso reports.
Patti Reilly gives holiday shopping tips as many stores move to a virtual format.
December 2nd, 2020 12:00am
The president will head to Georgia to campaign for the senate run off election. Some believe it may do more harm they good. Eben Brown reports.
Professor Allan Saxe
Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington
The president has moved to exclude non-citizens from the population count on the census. Prof. Allan Saxe weighs in.
Lansing City Council President
Peter Spadafore talks City council approving a new 3 million dollar plan for the Lansing City Market.
State Director at Americans for Prosperity
Annie Patnaude tells what criminal justice reform she wants to see passed through the Michigan legislature by then end of the year.
Ingham County Health Officer
Discussion on a letter to the state senate and the latest on Covid-19 in Ingham County with Linda Vail.
President-elect Joe Biden makes more selections for his staff. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Attorney and Legal analyst
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down the most recent and unique cases in the courtroom.
December 1st, 2020 12:00am
Peter Lucido looks ahead to today's meeting of the joint committee on administrative rules, which is taking up a plan that would allow more sports gambling and online gaming in casinos.
Dr John Braccio
Regional Psychological Services
Dr Braccio and Dave in our weekly psychology segment discuss the keys to successful family communication.
Tonya reports on Merriam-Webster's selection of "pandemic" as its 2020 Word of the Year.
Curtis Hertel Jr.
State Senator (D) - East Lansing
Curtis and Dave discuss the most recent happenings in the MI legislature.
Michigan Municipal League
Chris discusses his group's call for the MI legislature to adopt a Covid-19 community stabilization plan.
Chad breaks down an op-ed written published in Crain's by a Detroit restaurant owners encouraging other owners to defy the state's indoor dining ban if it's extended past Dec 8.
Jon reports on President-elect Biden's first daily presidential briefing and the announcement of his economic team.
Dr Veronica Sites
Author of "Conflict Resolution Solutions: Tips to Prevent and Resolve Conflict Before it Starts”
Dr Sites discusses how to navigate tough political conversations with family members and close friends.
November 30th, 2020 12:00am
The election litigation continues even through the holiday weekend. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland tells where things stand now.
Following thanksgiving in Canada, the country experience a massive spike in Covid cases. Tonya J Powers tells if the U.S. is headed for a similar spike.
Dave Akerly talks the Lions firing their head coach Matt Patricia and the future of the franchise.
Healthy Living Expert and Personal Trainer
How to shed off the extra Thanksgiving pounds with Junior Wakefield.
Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News
The life and death of Tom Casperson and all things Michigan political with Kyle Melinn.
CEO of Beast Digital
Ryan Cassin on how concerns around election integrity will come into play during the two run-off elections in Georgia.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state and recounts her Thanksgiving experience with a Turducken.
Former Ohio Congressman
November 27th, 2020 12:00am
Trump says he will leave the White House. Jim Renacci talks the presidential transition.
Dr. Fahmi Farah
A new study shows those who eat chilli peppers may live longer. Dr. Fahmi Farah weighs in.
Healthy Living Expert
Judy Gaman gives tips on how to do the holidays safely during the pandemic.
Dr. Sonya Reddy
Researchers have found that household mouthwash can inactivate the Coronavirus. Dr. Sonya Reddy tells if we should all be stocking our shelves.
Gun law expert
Emily Taylor on why support for strict gun laws is at the its lowest rate since 2016.
Daniel J. Geltrude
CPA and Author
The pandemic will cause many Americans to retire at an older age. Daniel Geltrude gives the details.
Image and Etiquette specialist
Valerie Sokolosky talks the etiquette of hosting and attending holiday gatherings during the pandemic.
Ryan G. Beale
CEO and Founder of Prepare U Mental Health
Divorce rates during the pandemic are down. Ryan Beale explains why.
CEO of PCA Technology Solutions
As many stores shift their focus online for black Friday, so will the scammers. Ted Clouser gives tips on protecting personal data.
November 25th, 2020 12:00am
Simon brings us the latest on a major airline that is making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory on its flights, as well as efforts by British Airways to launch a Covid testing trial for arrivals.
Amy tells us how we can stay health amidst the Covid-19 pandemic if we're stuck indoors for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tonya reports on the "Jeopardy!" game show naming former contestant Ken Jennings as the first interim host in place of the late Alex Trebek.
Will weighs in on President Trump's latest move in the Election Day fallout in which he called for a recount of votes in Georgia.
Friends of Moores Park Pool
Veronica brings us the details of a fundraising campaign that starts this Friday that would go toward the pool's rehabilitation efforts.
Loretta and Dave in our weekly legal segment break down the most recent and unique cases in the courtroom.
Senior Economic Advisor of Chicago's Federal Reserve
Paul breaks down the October sales report released by the Bank and Michigan Retailers Association.
Eben reports on the American Medical Association deeming racism a "public health threat".
Ron The Wine Guy
Ron and Dave discuss the best types of wine to drink during Thanksgiving dinner.
November 24th, 2020 12:00am
With Michigan's election certified, the deadline for other states is approaching. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Dr. John Braccio
Dr. John Braccio gives a salute to Thanksgiving day.
Aztrazenca says its Coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective in trials. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Reporter - Bridge Michigan
Jonathan Oosting on what's next for Michigan after the board of canvassers voted to certify the election.
Dr. Rebecca Good
As schools take a holiday break, Dr. Rebecca Good gives strategies for students to cope with schooling during the pandemic.
Former Executive Director of the Michigan GOP
Jeff Timmer, a former member of the Michigan Board of canvassers, shares insight on the certification process.
The Trump campaign has cut ties with attorney Sidney Powell after claims of election fraud. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Founder of Hiring Transformed
How to get hired during and eventually after the pandemic with Michael Goldberg.
November 23rd, 2020 12:00am
Thanksgiving week is usually the biggest week for travel. Tonya J. Powers tells how people are travelling this year.
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.
Editor-in-chief - New York Analysis of Policy & Government
Frank V. Vernuccio Jr. talks addressing voting irregularities even if it won't sway the election.
Political Analyst & Pundit from the right
Dennis Lennox gives his take on Michigan's election certification process.
Kyle Melinn stops by to talk the board of Canvassers, the Lions, and all things Michigan political.
Continued conversation on Michigan's election certification and the battle for the future of the republican party with Ryan Cassin.
Adrienne Woodland gives Thanksgiving week gas prices from around the state and her plans for the holiday, which involve Turducken.
November 20th, 2020 12:00am
Joe Biden is looking to move forward in the transition process. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Journalist & Author
Dave Erickson talks the 'Blue Wave' that never really came in the 2020 election.
Automotive Reporter CNBC
General Motor is increasing and accelerating its roll out of all-electric vehicles. Mike Wayland gives the details.
Ingham County Clerk
Barb Byrum recaps last night's senate house overnight committee where she explained the state's election process.
Sports Columnist - the Lansing State Journal
Graham Couch on MSU Football's cancellation, MSU Hockey's debut, and MSU Basketball's former stars heading to the NBA.
Principal at Truscott and Rossman
John Truscott, who was part of the Presidential transition team for George W. Bush, talks Joe Biden's transition to the White House.
President Trump has summoned to of Michigan's top Republican legislators to the White House. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
November 19th, 2020 12:00am
In what could be Trump's last months in office, Secretary Pompeo is travelling internationally. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
Associate Editor - TheHill.com
As election's are certified across the country, the doors seem to be closing on many of the Trump campaign's legal efforts. Jesse Byrnes gives the details.
Abood Law Firm
Andrew Abood on the litigation facing the state after the DHHS orders and other legal happenings in Michigan.
Outgoing CEO of Consumer's Energy, Incoming CEO of PG&E
Patti Poppe talks leaving mid-Michigan to become the new CEO of PG&E in California.
Director - Health Care Association of Michigan
Melissa Samuel talks the impact of Covid-19 on long-term care facilities, which have suffered massive losses during the pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of his White House Senior Staff. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
Senior Travel Editor - Thepointsguy.com
Holiday travel 2020 with Melanie Lieberman.
November 18th, 2020 12:00am
Tonya reports on the opening of an online pharmacy by Amazon.
Retired Marine and FBI Agent
John reacts to the recent tough state restrictions being brought back by Governors as Covid-19 cases continue to surge.
Detroit News - Political Reporter
Craig gives us a recap of a bizarre sequence of events during last night's November election certification by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.
Lansing City Clerk
Chris tells us about his trip to Georgia.....one of the states in the middle of controversy in the wake of the November election.
MI Restaurant and Lodging Association President
Justin breaks down a lawsuit filed by the association against the state over the new 3-week Covid-19 DHHS order.
Eben brings us the latest on restrictions being added by states amid surging Covid-19 case numbers.
Wendy and Dave in our weekly legal segment discuss some of the high-profile cases in the courtroom.
November 17th, 2020 12:00am
With Thanksgiving approaching, Dr. John Braccio stops by to talk the importance of gratitude.
Big tech execs headed to capitol hill today. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.
Sen. Hertel Jr. on the new health orders issues by the DHHS and the state's Covid response.
Spokesman - Michigan High School Athletic Association
High School Fall sports have been postponed but not cancelled due to the DHHS orders. Geoff Kimmerly talks completing the seasons.
Free parking, Silver bells in the City, and Lansing's pandemic response with Mayor Andy Schor.
The Trump campaign is continuing their election lawsuits. Live from the White House, Jon Decker reports.
CEO - Utility Concierge
Gabe Abshire talks the importance of taking vacation time as we head into the holidays.
November 16th, 2020 12:00am
Dave goes over the new restrictions announced by Governor Whitmer issued through the DHHS.
As Michigan heads into a lockdown, what action is being taken in other parts of the world to combat Covid-19? Live from London, Simon Owen reports.
GOP National Committeewoman for Maryland
Nicolee Ambrose and Dave discuss the concerns that have been raised over the election process in Michigan.
Legislative and Policy Director - Clean Water Action
The easement that allowed for Line 5's existence has been terminated by the Governor. Sean McBrearty talks the huge win for Michigan environmentalists.
Tribal Chariman - Bay Mills Indian Community
Bryan Newland on how his tribe has handled Covid-19 and the controversy with a High School football team that broke regulations.
Kyle Melinn talks the new restrictions, what's for state legislature, and all things Michigan political.
Ryan Cassin on what's next for Trump as the election results become increasingly clear.
Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state.
November 13th, 2020 12:00am
Harvard taken to a federal appeals court after being accused of racial discrimination. Tonya J. Powers reports.
State Government Reporter - Detroit Free Press
Paul Egan breaks down the string of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign v.s. the state of Michigan.
Covid-19 is spiking across the Midwest. When a vaccine does arrive, how will it be distributed? Linda Vail shares insight.
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