John Smietanka

John Smietanka

John Smietanka has lived in Berrien County on and off for all of his 60 +years. He has practiced law first in Chicago, then 12 years in theBerrien County Prosecutors Office (8 as Prosecuting Attorney), 12 yearsas United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, and, aftertwo runs for Michigan Attorney General, he has been 10 years in private practice with Anne Buckleitner. They have offices in St. Joseph and the Grand Rapids area. Long hours of driving around Michigan and the rest ofthe country made him a captive of talk radio shows. He now aims to cull the best formats for his one-hour discussion show on WRHC: With Respect. The name comes from his shows mantra: Respect for the guests, thesubject matter and the audience. Join him on Sunday at 11:00am and Thursday at 10:00am.

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