Paul W. Smith talks about the college dropout scandal - August 21, 2019

David Kirp, Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkley has written a new book called: The College Dropout Scandal and he tells Paul 40-percent of kids who start college eventually drop out!

Lt. Mike Shaw says slow down on Detroit freeways - August 21, 2019

Lt. Shaw tells Paul W. Smith the Michigan State Police will be on the lookout for bad driving this week on several freeways. 

Bill Pulte pays for the funeral of a 9 year old Detroit girl - August 21, 2019

The Pulte Capital CEO & Philanthropist tells Paul W. Smith paying for Emma Valentina Hernandez funeral is the just the right thing to do after she was mauled by bit bulls in a Detroit alley.

Quicken Loans and PAL are teaming up - August 21, 2019

Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans and Robert Jamerson, Detroit PAL Interim CEO talk to Paul W. Smith about their new partnership designed to help Detroit children.

A major women's group is coming to visit Detroit - August 21, 2019

Stephanie OKeefe, CEO of the International Womens Forum & Anne Doyle, President of the IWF Michigan Chapter explain to Paul W. Smith why the organization picked Detroit as the stie of its October 2020 conference, 

A Michigan business group is urging lawmakers to come up with a road funding plan - August 21, 2019

Rich Studley, President & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce tells Paul W. Smith the states rough roads are not good for business and they need to be fixed.

Join Paul W. Smith's Walk to End Alzheimer's team - August 20, 2019

Jennifer Lepard, President & CEO of the Alzheimers Association talks to Paul about the walk this weekend at the Detroit Zoo. For more information go to

Chad Livengood talks to PWS about Michigan's back to school law - August 20, 2019

The Crains Detroit Business Reporter tells Paul W. Smith many school districts are opting to start school before Labor Day.

The Michigan Health & Human Services Dept. says use bug spray at this time of year - August 20, 2019

Lynn Sutfin tells Paul W. Smith Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in horses in Michigan and that means humans could also get the mosquito born illness so its very important to use repellent to avoid mosquito bites. 

Tom Watkins talks to PWS about the Hong Kong unrest - August 20, 2019

The Former Michigan State School Superintendent has spent a significant amount of time in China and has recently returned from the country. He tells Paul W. Smith although the Chinese government has remained patient with the demonstrators that wont likely last forever. 

Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski - August 19, 2019

The Chairman of the Oakland County Republican party explains to Paul W. Smith why the Oakland County Board of Commissioners has the ...

Paul W. Smith talks to the head of the Michigan GOP about Oakland County politics - August 19, 2019

Laura Cox, Chairwoman of the Republican party tells Paul W. Smith she is not pleased with the power struggle that took place between Republicans and Democrats after Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died.

Dave Coulter - August 19, 2019

Paul W. Smith talks to the outgoing Ferndale Mayor about his new position as the Oakland County Executive.

The Lions lost to the Texans on Saturday night - August 19, 2019

Paul W. Smith talks to Mike OHara, Columnist about the teams 23-30 loss on Saturday and he also explains why Matthew Stafford has not yet taken the field. 

Paul W. Smith kicks off the week with Crain's Mike Lee - August 19, 2019

The Crains Detroit Business Managing Editor talks to Paul W. Smith about the top stories of the week including the plight of Michigan farmers who are dealing with smaller crops due to this years heavy rains. 

Tony Michaels - August 16, 2019

The Executive Director of the 25th Woodward Dream Cruise tells Paul W. Smith its going to be a great weekend along the Woodward corridor and he encourages people to support the local businesses along the route.

Kym Worthy - August 16, 2019

The Wayne County Prosecutor talks to Paul W. Smith about her ongoing work making sure all of Detroits rape kits are tested properly and she thanks Paul for supporting her efforts over the years.

The Detroit Lions take on the Houston Texans Saturday night - August 16, 2019

Mike OHara, Columnist previews the game for Paul W. Smith. WJR broadcast time is 5pm.