Archives for FIRST Robotics

Podcast 1418 May 3, 2014: Hail the Robotic Champions & Future Tech Stars

Team Rush Robot

Show Notes

Hour 1

FIRST Robotics World Championship Report

D.Bossi-webDon Bossi, President of FIRST gives the big picture on the recently completed World Championship in St. Louis, MO.

 Click Here to Listen to Don Bossi FIRST Pres


The Story of FIRST (Morgan Freeman)

FIRST Robotics Programs

2014 FIRST Championship Winners 

FIRST Team Rush 27Team Rush, the proud winners of the prestigious Chairman’s Award join the Internet Advisors in studio to share the excitement and goals for their future.  Pictured with the banner are Camron Razdar, Dean’s Award (Highest Individual Award) and Team Rush 27 (Chairman’s Award-Highest Team Honor), John Havel, Carter Zielinski and Derek Joslin. Congratulations to Team Leaders Steve Hyer and Kyle Hughes. 

 Click Here to Listen to Team RUSH 27 Champions

Team Rush Robot2014 Team Rush 27 Video


Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium

Tracy Ann PalmerLeading the Charge: The Next Decade of Innovation, Disruption and Consumerization.  Tracy-Ann and Rob Palmer announce the upcoming Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium May 14, 2014.  

Click Here to Listen to Midwest Technology Symposium

MiTechNews Report

The MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of which focuses on technology headlines and the impact of our tate’s growing high tech sector.…

Read More

Podcast 1404 Jan. 25, 2014: 16th Anniversary Show

anniversary cake

Happy 16th Anniversary

Show Notes

Hours 1 & 2 The Internet: Past, Present and Future

Charlie HopperCharlie Hopper has been keeping Yoopers connected to the Internet with all sorts of innovative solutions.  He began Pasty.comand at almost the same time Internet Advisor began.



IGD Solutions: Gateway to the Internet – Battling Hackers

Steve HyerSteve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions, hosts the Internet Advisor homepage and last week spent over 24 hours battling a DDOS attack that kept our site off the air until just before the show.


Agile and Beyond

Jason DinkelmannTom ChurchwellJason Dinkelmann and Tom Churchwell describe the collaborative workplace conference coming Feb. 21 and 22 in Detroit. Tickets are $149 but if you go to the Agile and Beyond website for the next two weeks and type in WJR760, they get tickets for $99!


LoveforDetroit: The Future of Detroit

Terry BeanTerry Bean runs Motor City Connect, a group of some 5,000 folks in the metro area trying to make a difference. Terry is helping Mike Brennan organize on March 13 to celebrate Detroit at Charles Wright Museum to help them kick off their celebration of our city’s 313th year.  …

Read More

Podcast April 6, 2013: Robotics and The Tax Man

Team Rush

Show Notes:

Team RUSH, Clarkston, MI Competes in FIRST Robotics

Steve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions, our website host presents a group of talented and excited students from Clarkston, MI.

  • Camron Razdar, 10th Grade
  • Carter Zielinski, 10th Grade
  • John Havel, 11th Grade
  • Regan Havens, 12th Grade – Team Captain
  • Jordan McMichael, 12th Grade
  • Matt Pasco, 10th Grade

The Tax Man Cometh

Daniel Hoops, B.M.A., J.D., LL.M of Walsh College specializes in tax law and has some advice to share with consumers and businesses alike preparing to do their taxes this spring. Should you do-it-yourself with software or use a tax preparer?

Accounting Aid Society

IRS Tax Filing Help

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector.

Hour 2:  Answering Listener Questions. 800-859-0957

Email  your questions to us by going to the Contact Us button on our home page.  It’s as easy as that.


GLSPVideo: Behind the Scenes at the Internet Advisor


Welcome Michigan Talk Network Affiliates




Grand Rapids

Sun 1p-2p





Sun 2p-4p




Read More

Chrysler Foundation Awards Grants to 15 Southeast Michigan FIRST Robotics Teams

Since 1989 Chrysler Foundation has been inspiring students in engineering and technology through their grants to FIRST robotics teams.  This year more than $110,000 will be disbursed to 15 teams from 19 high schools in Southeast Michigan.  Read the full story here and the complete list of teams.

Read More