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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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Michigan To Develop Workforce

At a news conference this morning, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will announce the creation of a new state department to develop Michigan talent.

Snyder feels that Michigan needs this to help create a workforce and talent pool that better fits the needs of the state's employers

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Renk Interview with Michael LaFaive from Mackinac Center For Public Policy

In the first hour of my show Thursday morning, I will be interviewing Michael LaFaive, who has been the director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy since 1995

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Michigan Boaters and Snowmobilers Beware

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is going to sign bills that will hold boaters and snowmobilers to the same blood-alcohol limit as drivers of automobiles.

The bills, which were approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate, would set the legal limit at

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Category: Beer & Wine
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20 Percent Of Young Adults Live In Poverty

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five young adults are living in poverty and have much lower rates of employment when compared with their counterparts from 1980.  One in seven young adults lived in poverty in 1980

As I have been saying on my show, the policies that this administration has been following have not been working — and a good portion of this increase, I believe, is due to those policies

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Poll: Would you vote for a sales tax hike to help improve Michigan roads and bridges?

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Santa Left Out In The Cold: Not Welcome in Massachusetts School

Yes, the selfish people won again.

According to local WBZ-TV CBS News in Boston, a school in Cambridge, Mass. cancelled an appearance by Santa the day before its winter concert.

Yes, you heard that right. Santa is too polarizing of

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Category: Politics
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Planned Parenthood Teaching Sex Ed In High School

What is going on in some California high schools?

Parents are not very happy at one northern California high school. They recently learned that their children's sex education class is being taught by Planned Parenthood — and no one from the school informed them

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Category: Politics
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Michigan Speaker of House Talks Budget, Gas Tax, Roads

Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, recently spoke with me on the Live with Renk show.

If you missed the interview, you can check it out below! Click to hear Bolger discuss balancing Michigan's budget, gas tax, roads and more

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Michigan Senate Says No To Limiting Drilling

Yesterday the Michigan Senate said no to two bills that would have given local governments more power to limit oil and natural gas drilling in their jurisdiction.

The two bills backed by Metro Detroit Senators which would have prevented the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from approving drilling permits for wells in communities of 70,000 or more within 450 feet of a residential building

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Sales Tax On Internet Purchases in Michigan

 

The Republican controlled Senate in Michigan just passed a bill that would require online retailers to charge Michigan residents sales tax on their online purchases, even if they do not have a presence in Michigan.

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