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Renk has been doing a one-hour show on WBCK for the past several years, and with the Townsquare Media acquiring the stations, his show is being expanded to three hours each weekday! Renk brings you the top issues each day, before some other nationally syndicated hosts even get out of bed! And, it’s your chance to call in and be heard on local, state, national and world issues. Listeners in Kalamazoo on WKMI 1360 can call toll free at 488-9595.

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Detroit Celebrates Its 313th Birthday This Week

Detroit Celebrates its 313th birthday this week.  In 1701 Detroit had just a fort with some settlements.

Happy Birthday Detroit hopefully better years are in front of you.

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Child Poverty In The U.S. Is On The Rise

According to the 25th annual Kids Count Date book published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, child poverty rates in the U.S. are on the rise.  Good news is that health and education trends are improving and that includes teen pregnancy attaining a historic low

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Parent’s Heads Up, Michigan To Replace MEAP

It appears that the Lansing State Education officials are looking to develop a new statewide education assessment test to replace the MEAP (Michigan Education Assessment Program) test with less than 8 months before testing begins

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Getty Images By: Bill Pugliano
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Michigan Leads The Nation In Creating Manufacturing Jobs

Michigan led the nation in creating the most manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2014, creating 25,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

The state of Texas was second with 22,000 jobs added.

Great job Go

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Getty Images By: Andrew Burton
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Michigan Has The 9th Highest Prisoner Health Care Cost

The State of Michigan Ranks ninth in the US in prisoner health care cost.  This is due largely to an aging inmate population, according to a study released Tuesday.

The report produced by the Pew Charitable Trusts found the cost of prison health care is 37 percent higher than the average among the 10 states, including Michigan

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Severely Handicapped Michiganders May Get Their Money Back

Michigan Daycare workers, usually family members of their severely disabled children, might get their dues money back from the unions.

The June 30th U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Harris v. Quinn case that ruled that unions could not take money from severely disabled people because it came from Medicaid

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Michigan’s Prop 1 Business Personal Property Tax

Today I interviewed Tricia Kinley the Senior Director of Tax and Regulatory Policy at the Michigan's Chamber of Commerce concerning Michigan's Proposal 1 concerning businesses pay Personal Property Tax

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Statewide Network Wants “Healthcare Equity”

Some County health departments around Michigan and other organizing groups in Michigan are joining forces to create a healthcare network dedicated to "health equity" to give equal access to healthcare for everyone

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Healthcare Cost Soaring Under Obamacare

Health Insurance premiums are going to shoot up for most Michigan residents that buy their own health insurance, according to state insurers.

The hikes will range anywhere from 2.7% to 21.6% with BCBS hiking their rates by an average of 9

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You Can Sue The State Of Michigan

The State of Michigan has paid out more than $85 million in 2013 to people and companies that sued the state.  Ranging anywhere from $42 to $41 million.

The total amount of lawsuit losses were $9

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