My real job is an attorney. I have been practicing law for nearly 25 years, have my own law firm, and have tried many cases in multiple areas of law. Some people might call me an ambulance chaser, as I handle a lot of car accidents, workers’ compensation cases, slips and falls and dog bites. Basically when somebody gets injured, that’s when they call me. I have also represented many criminal cases and actually find the criminal cases to be more interesting than the civil cases. Criminals just have so many more stories to tell.
The law has always been a part of my family. My father was an attorney until his retirement about 15 years ago. I remember, as a little kid, watching him spread out an entire file after dinner, going over the legal issues or arguing with him about the facts of the case. Obviously, joining the debate team at Notre Dame High School seemed to be a natural for me. It wasn’t until college that I slightly changed my interests.
I was a theater major at Kalamazoo College. I won the Best Supporting Actor award for my role as the dirty old man in William Inge’s play, “Picnic.” It obviously took a lot of hard work to portray that role. After graduating from the Detroit College of Law, I wanted to combine my legal training with my performing interests. When I was asked to host the Macomb County Bar Association’s cable television program, I knew I was up to the challenge. I had the opportunity to get one-on-one interviews with people like Rosa Parks, Johnnie Cochran, Charlton Heston, and even Barney the Dinosaur. I wanted to make broadcasting more than just a hobby. So, after ten years of practicing law, I enrolled at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.
After graduating number one in my Specs class, I was offered a job at WYUR-AM 1310 hosting a political-legal talk show from noon to one, Monday through Friday. Although the ratings were pretty good, the station eventually folded. I then went to WXYT-AM 1270 where I hosted a talk show Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 at night until the station flipped formats. It was at that time I knew that a career in broadcasting was definitely in my blood.
I have enjoyed some success in broadcasting. I won four Emmys and three Wade McCree Jr. awards for excellence in legal journalism presented by the State Bar of Michigan. I have been honored by the Macomb County Bar Association for outstanding service and have been asked to speak at various legal and charitable events, as well as moderate numerous political debates.
What you may not know about me is that I helped designed the Michigan quarter, am a big collector of Michigan art, a huge Beatles fan, attended the Detroit Tigers fantasy camp and can’t get enough of chocolate milkshakes! I am also honored to serve as a trustee at the Michigan State University College of Law.
You can hear Charlie Langton on-air as the WWJ Newsradio 950 legal analyst.
Steve Hood said: “If all of Detroit had stayed home, Mr. Obama would have still won the state.”
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must meet with Judge Groner to discuss restitution and sales of his book.
“You don’t know what it’s like to be singled out for color if it’s never happened to you,” Karen Dumas told Charlie Langton.
“There was even a point in the trial where the prosecutor pointed at Mr. Lane and myself and said, ‘Look at these people, and look what kind of people these people are,’” Banica Jones said.
“It can be as simple as people feeling pressured to buy things they can’t afford or being too impatient to wait in line,” Shulman said. But it can also be an addiction.
Shabazz was on the panel with “Deadline Detroit” writer Jeff Wattrick to discuss Detroit’s finances and whether there’s any way out of the cycle of debt and dysfunction. Shabazz said Bing’s leadership is entirely to blame for all the city’s woes.
Charlie Langton and Detroit Lions Sideline Reporter and WWJ Sports Anchor Tony Ortiz discuss why Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was so mad about Ndamukong Suh’s leg kick. Apparently, Schaub plays without a cup.
“I think at the end of the day, we’re supposed to live in a world, a society that believes in rehabilitation,” Banks said.
He added Juggalos have lost custody of their kids, been detained in separate jail cells, been pulled over because of ICP bumper stickers, photographed and put into local police gang databases.
Bev Rydel and Kat Tedsen, authors of “Haunted Travels of Michigan,” stopped by the Charlie Langton morning show on Talk Radio 1270 to answer that question.
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