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Let It Rip Weekend: Boston Bombings, Lotto Winners on Welfare & Rolling Back the Smoking Ban

Let It Rip Weekend: Boston Bombings, Lotto Winners on Welfare & Rolling Back the Smoking Ban

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  • Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

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    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
  • Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-10-06 14:33:40 GMT
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's it playing out in Detroit?
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the bankruptcy consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle to the state? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's the controversial healthcare law playing out in Detroit?
  • Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Monday, August 5 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-08-05 12:20:25 GMT
    We take on the race for Detroit Mayor and the controversial comments by Detroit's EM calling Detroiters "dumb, lazy, happy and rich."
    A new poll shows Mike Duggan leading in the race for Detroit Mayor. Could those dirty tricks against him actually be paying off in his favor? Duggan supporter and community activist Malik Shabazz thinks

On this edition we talk about the Boston Bombings with Terrorism/Security Expert Lee Shaykhet.  Shaykhet is originally from Moscow and gives us a unique insight into the history of the Chechen conflict and its associations with Al Qaeda. 

Also, State Senator Joe Hune (R-Hamburg Twp) and Maureen Taylor talk about welfare recipients and the lottery.  Senator Hune is behind a new push to get lottery winners to use their jackpots to pay back the state for their Bridge Cards and other assistance.  Maureen Taylor is the State Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.  She thinks the effort is nothing more than a war on the poor.

Finally, State Rep. Doug Geiss (D-Taylor) joins us to discuss his bill that would relax the state smoking ban to let private clubs allow people to light up indoors.  State Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills) thinks that's a step in the wrong direction.  Also, Charlie asks State Rep. Barnett

For more information on the smoking bill, follow this link.

For more information on Lee Shaykhet and his self-defense training business, follow this link.

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