A Detroit Police Officer who was killed in '08 will finally be honored - October 9, 2019

Chris Powell, President of the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation & Wayne State University Police Officer & Nicole Larkins Fournier talk about Powells efforts to have Scott Larkins name added to the National Fallen Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. in May....

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha checks in with Paul W. Smith - November 13, 2019

Paul W. Smith talks to the Pediatrician about the Flint water crisis and conflicting information about lead in the water in several communities. 

Do your leaves need to be raked after this big snowfall? November 13, 2019

Paul W. Smith checks in with Dean Krauskopf, Host of WJRs Gardening Show and he says most leaves should be removed before the long winter sets in.

Henry Ford Health System Doctors perform a double lung transplant - November 13, 2019

Dr. Hassan Nemeh, Henry Ford Health System Surgical Director of Thoracic Organ Transplants explains to Paul W. Smith why doctors decided the 17 year old teen needed a lung transplant and he says they believe the teens lungs were destroyed by vaping.

Rich Pollman of the National Weather Service talks to PWS about snow! November 12, 2019

The NWS Meteorologist talks to Paul W. Smith about Mondays record snowfall in Michigan and he says now the cold temperatures set in.

The head of the Better Business Bureau says beware of holiday scams - November 12, 2019

Melanie Duquesnel, CEO of the BBB of Eastern Michigan tells Paul W. Smith be careful who you hire to clear snow from your driveways and she has important tips on how to avoid holiday scams on line. 

Matt Patricia - November 12, 2019

The Detroit Lions Coach talks to Paul W. Smith and Steve Courtney about the Lions loss to the Bears, Matthew Staffords injury and the teams work this week to get ready for the Dallas Cowboys.

Dinesh Paliwal, Harman President & CEO - November 12, 2019

Paul W. Smith talks to the businessman before he speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on November 25th. For more information go to econclub.org. 

Tom Izzo talks about the death of Cassius Winston's brother - November 11, 2019

The MSU Basketball Coach tells Paul W. Smith and Steve Courtney he will do everything possible to help Cassius and his family as they deal with the tragic death of Zach Winston. 

Dan Miller talks about the Lions loss on Sunday on the road - November 11, 2019

The Lions Radio Play by Play Announcer tells Paul W. Smith & Steve Courtney the Lions had a tough time against the Bears without Matthew Stafford.

Mark Dantonio talks about Saturday's disappointing loss in East Lansing - November 11, 2019

The MSU Football Coach tells Paul W. Smith and Steve Courtney the team is already working hard to get ready for Saturdays big game against the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. 

A rare planetary event takes place today - November 11, 2019

Claude Pruneau, Wayne State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy tells Paul W. Smith the snow and clouds will make it difficult to see Mercury pass directly across the face of the sun but its still a good learning event for students.

Mary Kramer - November 11, 2019

The Crain Communications Group Publisher talks to Paul W. Smith about the top stories of the week including more news on cities dealing with lead in their water. 

Jim Robinson, TCF Bank Regional President of Southeast Michigan - November 8, 2019

Jim Robinson, TCF Bank Regional President of Southeast Michigan tells Paul W. Smith the parade is a great event in the city.

Senator Gary Peters, Jasmin Deforrest, Keith Whitfield - November 8, 2019

Senator Gary Peters, Jasmin Deforrest, Quicken Loans Director of Community Sponsorships, Keith Whitfield, Wayne State University Provost & Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs all stop by the WJR broadcast to talk with Paul W. Smith about their support for the parade.

Dan Loepp & Tony Michaels - November 8, 2019

Dan Loepp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President & CEO & Chairman of the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and Tony Michaels, President & CEO of The Parade Company talk to Paul W. Smith about “America’s Thanksgiving Parade and they say it&rsqu...

Punita Thurman, Skillman Foundation Vice-President of Programs and Strategy - November 8, 2019

 Punita Thurman, Skillman Foundation Vice-President of Programs and Strategy talks to Paul W. Smith about their annual float design contest.

Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Coach - November 8, 2019

Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Coach talks to Paul W. Smith and Steve Courtney about the Spartans loss to the Kentucky Wildcats earlier in the week. They play again on Sunday when they take on the Binghamton Bearcats. WJR Broadcast time is 6pm.

Bob Riney, Henry Ford Health System Chief Operating Officer and President of Healthcare Operations - November 8, 2019

Bob Riney, Henry Ford Health System Chief Operating Officer and President of Healthcare Operations talks to Paul W. Smith about their float in the parade called: “Path To Wellness.”

Mark Dantonio, MSU Football Coach - November 8, 2019

Mark Dantonio, MSU Football Coach tells Paul W. Smith and Steve Courtney the Spartans are ready to take on the “Fighting Illini” on Saturday in East Lansing. WJR Broadcast time is 12:30pm.

David and Ken Van Elslander - November 8, 2019

David and Ken Van Elslander talk to Paul W. Smith about the new Art Van float in the parade called: “Christmas Under the Sea” and they say their Dad loved the parade and that’s why they are the presenting sponsor.

Lynette Dowler, DTE Foundation President - November 8, 2019

Lynette Dowler, DTE Foundation President tells Paul W. Smith the company has a new float this year called: “Serving With Energy.”

Harry Kemp, Lear Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - November 8, 2019

Harry Kemp, Lear Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary talks to Paul W. Smith about the company’s commitment to The Parade Company.

Goran Jurkovic, Delta Dental CEO - November 8, 2019

Goran Jurkovic, Delta Dental CEO talks to Paul W. Smith about the company’s float called: “Smile Safari.”

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell - November 8, 2019

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell talks to Paul W. Smith about the Presidential election and she again raises the issue of civility in politics.‚Äč

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan - November 8, 2019

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talks to Paul W. Smith about the importance of the parade to the city of Detroit.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer - November 8, 2019

Gretchen Whitmer stops by The Parade Pancake breakfast and she tells Paul W. Smith she is working hard in Lansing to come up with a final budget plan that works for everyone.

Sandy Pierce & Eric Dietz - November 8, 2019

Sandy Pierce, Huntington Bank Michigan Chairman & Eric Dietz, Huntington Bank Southeast Michigan Region President tell Paul W. Smith they are thrilled to have a new float in the parade called: “Looking Out For You.”

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