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Angela Witwer

Angela breaks down the expansion of the Shyft Group that is resulting in hundreds of new jobs at its Charlotte facility. She also discusses state Capitol issues.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. John Braccio stops by to discuss having civil conversations with those you disagree with..

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Lindell Holm

Director of the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Lindell Holm explains the outreach and support that the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund provides.

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Chad Livengood

Senior Editor - Crain's Detroit

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Chad Livengood on the Governor's press conference and the resignation of Robert Gordon from the MDHHS.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council President

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Peter Spadafore talks budget, state of the city, and what's on the plate for Lansing City Council in 2021.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor - Gray Television

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

More Executive orders from President Biden and the Impeachment trial is set. Live from Washington DC, Jon Decker reports.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Some Republican lawmakers are looking to loosen restrictions around concealed carry. Jeff Monosso reports.

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Gabe Abshire

CEO of Utility Concierge

January 26th, 2021 12:00am

Could businesses save 11,000 per employee by switching to remote work? Gabe Abshire talks the future of the workplace.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

As Biden sets up shop in Washington, the US postal service is still experiencing delays. Tonya J Powers reports.

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Dan Ferris

Editor of the Extreme Value

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Is the U.S. headed towards another big recession? Dan Ferris talks long-term investments.

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Mark Greathead

President of the Michigan K-12 Alliance

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Mark Greathead talks the Michigan K-12 Alliance's efforts to get kids back in the classroom safely.

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Geoff Kimmerly

Spokesman - Michigan High School Athletic Association

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

The high school fall sports season is finally over. Geoff Kimmerly talks the MHSAA plan for the winter sports season.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Kyle Melinn talks Governor Whitmer's upcoming state of the state address and all things in Michigan politics.

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Rob Weinhold

Chief Executive of the Fallston Group

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Rob Weinhold on what we can expect from the relationship between President Biden and the media.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from across the state and Dave shares a childhood story about the late Hank Aaron.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

President Biden has halted the US's withdrawal from the World Health Organization and rejoined the Paris Climate accord. Simon Owen reports.

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Jim Renacci

Former Congressman (R-OH)

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Jim Renacci on the flurry of Executive Orders that President Biden has signed in his first few days in office.

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Matthew Schneider

Outgoing U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, Michigan

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Matthew Schneider talks about his resignation as U.S. Attorney in MI and his possible political plans moving forward.

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Paul Traub

Senior Business Economist - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Retailers reporter sales increases over the month of December. Paul Traub talks the current trends in the economy.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Sen. Tom Barrett explains his letter to Gov. Whitmer urging her to increase the capacity for the high school football finals at Ford Field.

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Matt Rosen

CEO & Founder of Allata

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Matt Rosen, whose firm helps automate companies, talks how automation is changing the workplace and job market.

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Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Communications Director - Lansing Lugnuts

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Jesse Goldberg-Strassler talks the Lugnuts' early experience as an Oakland A's affiliate and the season that's to come.

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Todd Belding

Sparrow Health Director of Pharmacy

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

Todd Belding on how Joe Biden's presidency will affect the national effort to combat Covid-19 and vaccine roll out.

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David Grasso

Political Analyst

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

David Grasso shares his thoughts on yesterday's Inauguration ceremony.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

State Senator

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

Curtis Hertel shares his reaction to Joe Biden being sworn in as President and the changes that will follow.

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John Sellek

Principal - Harbor Strategic of Lansing

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

John Sellek on how Trump's departure from the White House shifts the dynamics of the Republican party.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor - Gray Television

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

Jon Decker, who was party to President Joe Biden's swearing in and first actions as President, recaps the day's events.

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Antjuan Seawright

Democratic Political Strategist

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

He told you so. Antjuan Seawright, who predicted Joe Biden's victory almost a year ago, talks the country's new direction.

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Jim Geyer

Meteorologist - WLNS 6 News

January 21st, 2021 12:00am

Where is Winter? Jim Geyer tells why this has been such a mild Michigan winter.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Rachel brings us a preview of today's inauguration in Washington D.C.

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Tony Daunt

Michigan Freedom Fund

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Tony reacts to his appointment to the state board of canvassers.

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Maya Cummings

Widow of Elijah Cummings

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

On this Inauguration Day, Maya weighs in on Joe Biden's plans to "Make America California Again".

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Dr Meena Bose

Hofstra University

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Dr Bose and Dave continue our preview of today's inauguration.

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Angela Ayers

Ford Government Policy Initiatives Manager

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Angela tells us about the giant automaker's donation of Michigan-made masks that were made exclusively for the inauguration.

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Chad Livengood

Crains Detroit

January 20th, 2021 12:00am

Chad and Dave discuss several Michigan-related issues, ranging from the pardoning of Kwame Kilpatrick to Governor Whitmer's economic plan to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. John Braccio stops by and talks taking a chance on love.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

The FBI is vetting the National Guardsmen headed to DC ahead of inauguration day. Tonya J Powers reports.

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Colin Hindman

Chief Human Resources Officer - Shyft Group

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

Shyft will host a drive-thru job fair today in Charlotte. Colin Hindman gives the details.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor - Gray Television

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

Live from Washington DC, Jon Decker talks the preparation for Inauguration day and Trump's last day in office.

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Mark Ostach

Leader in Digital Health

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

Marl Ostach tells how to manage your 'Digital Diet' and develop healthy digital routines.

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Travis Bowman

Founder of EnviroWorkshops

January 19th, 2021 12:00am

A new study is warning that there will be 53 trillion metric tons of plastic pollution in the world's water sources by 2030. Travis Bowman talks solutions.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

As the clock winds down on Trump's presidency, authorities nationwide are taking precautions. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.

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Frank V. Vernuccio Jr.

Editor-in-chief - New York Analysis of Policy & Government

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Frank V. Vernuccio Jr. discusses President Trump's role in the events at the Capital on January 6th.

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Melissa Siefert

Associate State Director of Government Affairs - Michigan AARP

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Covid-19 infections are back on the rise in nursing homes, according to AARP Michigan. Melissa Siefert gives the details.

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Brian Calley

President - Small Business Owners Association of Michigan

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Brian Calley, who served as Lt. Governor under Rick Snyder, shares his thoughts on the charges filled against the former governor.

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Kyle Melinn

MIRS News

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Kyle Melinn talks the lackluster protests, the charges against Rick Snyder, all all things political in Michigan.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Prof. Allan Saxe talks the transition of power that's set to occur Wednesday in Washington DC.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Tensions rise between the US and Iran after Iran launches a missile drill. Simon Owen reports.

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Brian Trascher

Trump for President 2020 Surrogate, Gulf South Strategies

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Brian Trascher voices his frustration with the narratives surrounding last week's riots at the Capitol and speaks on the future of the GOP.

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Mayor Andy Schor tells what the city of Lansing is doing to finance the improvement of city facilities and infrastructure.

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Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Mayor Andy Schor tells what the city of Lansing is doing to finance the improvement of city facilities and infrastructure.

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Paul Egan

Reporter - Detroit Free Press

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

A cap to the legal fees for Former Gov. Rick Snyder and other former state employees facing criminal charges related to the Flint Water Crisis. Paul Egan reports

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Preparations are being made for Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday. Live from the White House, Rachel Sutherland gives the details.

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Graham Couch

Columnist - the Lansing State Journal

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Graham Couch talks the Lions new GM, The Spartan's Covid struggles, and more.

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Graham Couch

Columnist - the Lansing State Journal

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Graham Couch talks the Lions new GM, The Spartan's Covid struggles, and more.

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Ron The Wine Guy

Wine Expert and Enthusiast

January 15th, 2021 12:00am

Space Wine. Ron The Wine guy stops by to talk about wine... in outer space.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

The House has impeached President Trump and the vote now moves to the senate. Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland reports.

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Ted Harvey

Committee to the defend the President

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

As a senate trial looms for President Trump, Ted Harvey speaks in defense of the President.

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Jonathan Oosting

Reporter - Bridge Michigan

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

Charges filled against Rick Snyder, a new end-date announced for Covid restrictions, and more with Jonathan Oosting.

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Dennis Lennox

Political Analyst

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

Dennis Lennox voices his concern for the future of the republican party.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor - Gray Television

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

Live from the White House, Jon Decker recaps yesterday's impeachment.

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Chris Swope

Lansing City Clerk

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

A post-Election audit of the Presidential Election will take place in Lansing a week from today. Chris Swope gives the details.

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Kevin Campbell

Cyber Security Expert

January 14th, 2021 12:00am

Your smart TV might be spying on you. Kevin Campbell explains.

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Mark Johnson

Real Estate Expert

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Mark weighs in on why so many people are moving down to Florida from places like New York to begin the year 2021.

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Tonya reports on how different states in the U.S. are approaching the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Wendy Patrick

Legal Analyst

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

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

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Angela Witwer

Delta Twp State Rep

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Angela breaks down the expansion of the Shyft Group that is resulting in hundreds of new jobs at its Charlotte facility. She also discusses state Capitol issues.

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Andrew Abood

Abood Law Firm

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Andrew weighs in on pending criminal charges against former Governor Rick Snyder and other former state leaders in connection with the Flint water crisis.

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Elissa Slotkin

8th District Congresswoman

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Elissa explains why she's voting in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.

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Peter Spadafore

Lansing City Council President

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Peter tells us about his call for a deployment of the Michigan National Guard downtown at the state Capitol ahead of expected armed protests in the days prior to next week's inauguration of President-elect Biden.

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Laura Harte

Expert on Gut and Brain Health

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

Laura weighs in on new U.S. dietary guidelines that call for no candy and cake for kids younger than 2 years of age.

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Dr. John Braccio

Regional Psychological Services

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

How to increase employee satisfaction in the workplace with Dr. John Braccio.

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Rachel Sutherland

Fox News Radio

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

Live from Washington DC, Rachel Sutherland gives the latest on the prospect of a 2nd Trump Impeachment.

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Nick Manes

Tech and Finance Reporter - Crain's Detroit

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

In light of last weeks events in DC, companies are taking a more careful approach to their political donations. Nick Manes reports.

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Jon Decker

Senior National Editor - Gray Television

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

Jon Decker, an attorney and expert on Impeachment, describes the process and makes a prediction on how congress will vote.

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John Truscott

Michigan Capitol Commission

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

The Capitol Commission unanimously voted to ban open-carry in the Capital building. John Truscott explains.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

January 12th, 2021 12:00am

There have been calls for an investigation of racketeering following the blackballing of the app 'Parler'. Eben Brown gives the details.

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Simon Owen

Fox News Radio

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

As a new Covid variant spreads across England, the country is racing to vaccinate the population. Live from London, Simon Owen reports.

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Professor Allan Saxe

Political Science Professor – University of Texas at Arlington

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Professor Allan Saxe places last week's events at the Capitol in a historical context.

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Jeff Timmer

Senior Advisor - The Lincoln Project

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

In the light of last week's riot at the Capitol, Jeff Timmer talks where the Republican party goes from here.

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Mark Hackel

Macomb County Executive

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Mark Hackel speaks on the slow distribution of Covid vaccine's throughout Michigan.

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Kyle Melinn

Co-Owner and Editor of MIRS News

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

The Capitol Committee will be meeting today to ban open-carry at the state Capitol. Kyle Melinn gives the latest.

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Ryan Cassin

CEO - Beast Digital

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Was last week's insurrection even worse for the Republican party than losing the election? Ryan Cassin answers the question.

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Adrienne Woodland

AAA Michigan

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Adrienne Woodland gives gas prices from around the state.

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Eben Brown

Fox News Radio

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Facebook and Twitter both put bans on President Trump's accounts following the insurgency at the Capitol. Eben Brown gives the latest.

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Sarah Evangeline Norman

Democratic Strategist

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Sarah Evangeline Norman gives her perspective on the riots at the Capitol and the Democratic victories in Georgia.

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Tom Barrett

State Senator

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Senator Tom Barrett shares his thoughts on Wednesdays events in DC, and explain why he signed the letter objecting to the electors.

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Graham Filler

State Representative

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Rep. Graham Filler talks the Governor's veto of a bi-partisan bill for Criminal Justice reform.

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Jody Washington

Former Lansing City Councilwoman

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Jody Washington talks the City of Lansing's handling of the homeless encampment downtown.

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Jeff Monosso

Fox News Radio

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

The CDC is reporting more allergic reactions for some Covid vaccines. Jeff Monosso gives the latest.

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Dr. Veronica Sites

Therapist and Counselor who specializes in suicide prevention

January 8th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Veronica Sites gives tips on how to ward off the post-holiday blues.

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Dave Akerly

1320 WILS

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Dave gives reaction to and recaps yesterday's events at the Capitol building in Washinton DC

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Tonya J. Powers

Fox News Radio

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Tonya J. Powers gives the latest on yesterday's events inside the Capitol building in Washington DC.

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Jon Decker

Senior White House Correspondent - Gray Television

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Live from Washington DC, Jon Decker speaks on the impact of yesterday's violence at the nation's Capitol.

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Curtis Hertel Jr.

Michigan State Senator

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Senator Hertel Jr. shares his thoughts on the insurrection in DC.

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Chad Livengood

Senior Editor - Crain's Detroit

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Chad Livengood on how the business world is reacting to yesterday's riots at the Capitol.

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Mike Wayland

Automotive Expert and Lead Reporter for CNBC.COM

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Mike Wayland gives the latest sales figures from GM, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford.

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Xavier Degroat

Founder - Xavier Degroat Foundation

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Xavier Degroat, who was an Intern at the White House and now runs an autism advocacy foundation in Lansing, shares his story.

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Joel Patterson

Founder - The Vested Group

January 7th, 2021 12:00am

Joel Patterson tells why working from home may not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Dave Akerly

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Dave weighs in on the Georgia U-S senate runoff elections and today's Congressional proceedings to certify the November election results.

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