Derek Dobies

Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

For the March 26, 2018 edition of Mondays with the Mayor, Jackson mayor Derek Dobies talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick. Mayor Dobies did not hold back his criticism of Jackson county sheriff Steve Rand. He also talked about attracting apartments to the downtown area, a former mayor who is now the city's treasurer and why he started a book club in hopes of raising understanding in the city. 


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Officials in Jackson County are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to remove their sheriff from office over insulting remarks about women and minorities.

We look ahead to what the Michigan legislature will tackle in 2018; the remarkable singing career of Anita Baker as she prepares for a farewell tour; Jackson's new mayor Derek Dobies; MSU's top ranking in college basketball; an East Lansing place where you can volunteer and more. 


Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

New Jackson mayor Derek Dobies joined WKAR's Reginald Hardwick for the January 1, 2018 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment on "Morning Edition."


On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater.