U.S. Senator Carl Levin

U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D)-Detroit

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator, Carl Levin, called in to chat with News Director Walt Lindala earlier today about a piece of legislation he has had a hand in putting forth that seeks to cut tax loopholes and generate revenue to alleviate the deficit.

Levin discussed the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act, or CUT Loopholes Act. According to the Senator, the bill would crack down on offshore tax abuses, close tax loopholes that encourage corporations to move jobs offshore and end a corporate tax loophole that allows corporations to claim a stock option tax deduction that is greater than the stock option expense shown on their books.

Levin added that the measure would yield at least $155 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years. That is more than enough to cover the $100 billion cost of a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut, and could contribute to the kind of balanced deficit reduction agreement that the nation needs.

To listen to the interview with Senator Carl Levin, please click on the audio link below:

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Marcia Hodges with BioLife.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Time flies when you are having fun.  No statement has seemed more true as of late.

It was certainly true this morning when Marcia Hodges from BioLife Plasma Services stopped by the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to talk about 10 years of working in our community.

Marcia chatted about the changes over the last decade at BioLife and looked ahead to the future as well.

To listen to the complete interview with Marcia, please click below:

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For more about BioLife Plasma Services, click “HERE



Thanks to the resplendent Bobby Glenn Brown for stopping in on the big program this morning to promote the upcoming run of the Halloween classic, “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Vista Theater in Negaunee.

This run commemorates 10 years of the production being put on by the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council and includes a few special events including a tattoo contest.  Bobby outlined some unique aspects of this year’s show as well as it’s scheduled run, including two special midnight performances.  He also shared with us  where tickets are available and why you need to get them soon before they sell out.

To listen in to Bobby’s interview, please click “HERE“, and to log on to the Official VISTA Theater site, please click “HERE“.