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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN

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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN

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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 10/21/18

10/21/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks to former state GOP chairman and Founder of Next Generation Strategies, Pat Brady, on the governor’s campaign and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s chances of re-election. Pat shares his opinion as to what factors he believes will heavily affect the election including property taxes, suburban voters, and the impact of Conservative voters. Next, Rick is joined by Democratic State Rep. La Shawn Ford to discuss a new legislation he has...

Duration:01:05:33

The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease is making strides to prevent breakouts from occuring similar to that of the Quincy Veterans’ home

10/21/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Brad Considine, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease, about the Quincy Veterans’ home and general water safety issues. Brad explains the history of the water system and the impact that has with allowing bacteria to cultivate at a crucial rate; the need for more resources and data backed by scientific research in order to completely fix the issues and prevent them from reoccurring; and much more.

Duration:00:11:20

State Rep. La Shawn Ford: “The last thing we need is for our students to feel like they’re not protected in our public spaces”

10/21/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Democratic State Rep. La Shawn Ford to discuss a new legislation he has proposed in efforts to make schools safer. La Shawn shares the background behind the bill and how the implementation of metal detectors could potentially increase safety in schools and other public spaces.

Duration:00:13:19

The governor’s race could be heavily dependent on suburban voters

10/21/2018
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Rick Pearson talks to former state GOP chairman and Founder of Next Generation Strategies, Pat Brady, on the governor’s campaign and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s chances of re-election. Pat shares his opinion as to what factors he believes will heavily affect the election including property taxes, suburban voters, and the impact of Conservative voters.

Duration:00:16:59

An in-depth look into off-shore investments

10/14/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Tribune Investigative reporter, Todd Lighty, about his extensive pieces covering the off-shore investments of both Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker. Todd shares what information he was able to uncover, as well as what he could not; accusations of Pritzker not paying income taxes; and other investments that wealthy candidates have.

Duration:00:13:34

A recap of the final governor’s debate

10/14/2018
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Rick Pearson presents an hour long recap of the final broadcast governor’s debate in light of the upcoming November 6th election. Highlighting some of the most vital points throughout the debate, Rick discusses the opening statements; the importance of the debate being held in Quincy, IL; and much more.

Duration:00:41:18

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 10/14/18

10/14/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson presents an hour long recap of the final broadcast governor’s debate in light of the upcoming November 6th election. Highlighting some of the most vital points throughout the debate, Rick discusses the opening statements; the importance of the debate being held in Quincy, IL; and much more. Then, Rick speaks with Tribune Investigative reporter, Todd Lighty, about his extensive pieces covering the off-shore investments of both Bruce Rauner...

Duration:01:12:19

Sunday Spin: Rauner and Pritzker agree to chat with high school students

10/8/2018
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Good friend of the show, WTTW reporter Amanda Vinicky talks with Rick Pearson on the Sunday Spin about Sam McCann’s video campaign, the race for governor and controversies that exist and WTTW’s partnership with Mikva Challenge. WTTW coordinates with Mikva Challenge to create opportunities to teach high schoolers about civics where students can ask candidates questions. J.B. Pritzker and Bruce Rauner agreed in principal, but they could not agree on a date and is in the works to be...

Duration:00:17:44

Sunday Spin: New information on Rauner regarding the deadly Quincy outbreak

10/8/2018
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Political correspondent for WBEZ Tony Arnold joins The Sunday Spin with Rick Pearson to discuss Bruce Rauner and an investigation in Quincy. WBEZ reported new information this past week about the deadly outbreak in 2015 of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed a dozen residents at the veterans’ home, according to state records. Tune in to the full podcast to hear more or check out WBEZ’s podcast here. audio...

Duration:00:24:02

Sunday Spin: reporter breaks down the toilet tax break scheme on “porcelain prince”

10/8/2018
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This weekend, Rick Pearson chats with good friend of the show, Tribune reporter Hal Dardick about the Jason Van Dyke trial to address a city problem he feels is taking years to fix. Throughout the segment, he discusses J.B. Pritzker’s toilet tax break. Tune in to hear Dardick’s thoughts. He also talks about affidavits on the matter and breaks down why this may be misleading in the report. To read the full story, click here....

Duration:00:18:01

Rick Pearson Full Show: 10/7/2018

10/7/2018
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On this full show of the Sunday Spin, Rick Pearson chats with Tribune reporter Hal Dardick about the Jason Van Dyke trial, WBEZ political correspondent Tony Arnold on Bruce Rauner on an investigation and he also chats with WTTW correspondent Amanda Vinicky on Jay Pritzker and Bruce Rauner. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3554174/3554174_2018-10-07-231714.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3784.mp3

Duration:01:17:15

Susana Mendoza discusses sexual misconduct panel and encouraging women in politics

9/30/2018
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Friend of the show Susana Mendoza, Democratic State Comptroller, stop by to talk about the Democratic party’s female-led panel on sexual harassment and how issues related to sexual misconduct are handled.

Duration:00:17:24

Sen. John Curran on the troubling case of Sterigenics

9/30/2018
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GOP state Sen. John Curran of Downers Grove joins Rick in-studio to discuss the troubling case of Sterigenics in Willowbrook which may be negatively affecting the health of nearby residents.

Duration:00:16:14

David Yepsin weighs in on the Kavanaugh hearing and FBI investigation

9/30/2018
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Sunday Spin regular David Yepsen, host of Iowa Politics, weighs in on one of the most divisive issues of the week: Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford and how the FBI investigation will affect Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:05:39

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 9/30/18

9/30/2018
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On this edition of the Sunday Spin: Sunday Spin regular David Yepsen, host of Iowa Politics, weighs in on one of the most divisive issues of the week: Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford and how the FBI investigation will affect Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. GOP state Sen. John Curran of Downers Grove joins Rick in-studio to discuss the troubling case of Sterigenics in Willowbrook which may be negatively affecting the health of nearby residents. Friend of the show […]

Duration:01:05:43

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 9/23/18

9/23/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson is joined by mayoral candidate, Gery Chico, as he shares insight about his campaign. Gery discusses the effects of school closures in the city, the proposed police academy and the rate of crime in the city, and much more. Next, Rick speaks with Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, about the upcoming Chicago Gourmet food festival and some of the “must see” events. Presented by Bon Appétit, the festival takes place...

Duration:01:13:47

Former Blagojevich Chief of Staff Bradley Tusk on his latest book “The Fixer”

9/23/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Former Blagojevich Chief of Staff Bradley Tusk on his autobiography “The Fixer.” Bradley shares some of the highlights in his book ranging from criticisms to specific stories; life after leading campaigns; and the culture of start-ups.

Duration:00:08:37

A sneak peak of what to expect at this year’s Chicago Gourmet

9/23/2018
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Rick speaks with Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, about the upcoming Chicago Gourmet food festival and some of the “must see” events. Presented by Bon Appétit, the festival takes place September 29th-30th. Sam also touches on the current state of the economy in terms of the restaurant industry and his concerns about the upcoming fair work week ordinance.

Duration:00:12:35

Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico: “We don’t have time for on-the-job training”

9/23/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by mayoral candidate, Gery Chico, as he shares insight about his campaign. Gery discusses the effects of school closures in the city, the proposed police academy and the rate of crime in the city, and much more.

Duration:00:18:38

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 9/16/18

9/16/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel about the lack of funding to help police officers combat drunk driving and driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. Tom also touches on the laws currently in place in Illinois and their adequacy to deal with an expansive use of marijuana; concerns about medical marijuana use; and the probability of marijuana being legalized in Chicago. Next, Rick speaks with Sarah Hamilton,...

Duration:01:08:45