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WWJ Reporter Vickie Thomas interviews Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan. (credit: WWJ)

DMC Chief Needs More Time To Consider Mayoral Run

Does Mike Duggan think a white man can win a mayoral race in a predominately black city?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

WXYT 1270 host Charlie Langton interviews Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. (credit: WWJ)

Patterson: Ficano Suicide Suggestion Was A Joke

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is explaining himself following an outlandish comment he made on Mackinac Island.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

WWJ Photo

‘Detroit: A Tale Of Two Cities’ At Mackinac Conference

One discussion at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island focused on Detroit being a tale of two cities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

Joseph Leto, a commercial operations manager at Comcast, shows off the new Business VoiceEdge system at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

Comcast Business Services Expands Voice Portfolio

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: used the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference to roll out a new business phone service, called Comcast Business VoiceEdge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

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Penske: No Quick Fixes, But Detroit Turnaround Possible

Roger Penske had more of his usual no-nonsense prescriptions for turning around Detroit Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

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Public Schools To Take Common Education Approach

A coalition of business leaders says Michigan’s economic future depends on preschool accessibility for children at risk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

Stephen Rapundalo (at microphone), CEO of MichBio, talks up the state's biotech industry on the Grand Hotel porch. U.S. Sen Debbie Stabenow is just to his right.

Stabenow Pushes Michigan Biotech In Farm Bill

Michigan’s biotech industry could get a boost from the federal 2012 Farm Bill, under new initiatives announced Wednesday by Sen. Debbie Stabenow and state biotech leaders at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

A tour boat speeds past the Grand Hotel (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

URC: Michigan’s Top Universities Provide Talent, Ideas For Autos

Michigan’s University Research Corridor schools confer more than 3,600 degrees annually in auto-ready careers and have spent more than $300 million on auto-related research in the past five years, according to a new report released Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2012

From left: Mark Hackel, Robert Ficano, Charlie Langton and L. Brooks Patterson at the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference. (WXYT Photo)

‘Big 3′ Meet On Mackinac To Discuss Problems Facing Counties

At the Mackinac Policy Conference, executives from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties met to discuss the issues facing their communities, their plans of action and how the problems of Detroit are affecting their counties.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–05/30/2012