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

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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Rep. Michael Zalewski talks sports betting and gambling on The Sunday Spin

4/14/2019
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Host Rick Pearson talks to state representative Michael Zalewski about sports betting, gambling and more on the Sunday Spin. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3625757/3625757_2019-04-14-103957.128.mp3

Duration:00:20:00

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 04/14/19

4/14/2019
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Rick Pearson talks to Virginia state representative Michael Zalewski about sports betting and gambling. Chicago Federation of Labor President Robert Reiter joins Rick in the studio to talk labor issues. Plus, CEO of the Illinois Hotels and Lodging Association, Michael Jacobson gives Rick the inside scoop on the workplace scheduling ordinance.

Duration:01:08:27

Robert Reiter joins the conversation on labor issues and more

4/14/2019
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Chicago Federation of Labor President Robert Reiter joins host Rick Pearson in the studio to talk labor issues.

Duration:00:17:38

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 4/7/19

4/7/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Chicago Association of Realtors’ Brian Bernardoni and Fulcrum Illinois’ Eric Elk for a Post-Election Roundtable. The men take a deeper look into the 15 Aldermanic run-off races; the magnitude of Lori Lightfoot’s win; and the resilience of Toni Preckwinkle. Rick, Brian, and Eric touch on many topics throughout the roundtable conversation including: voter turnout and if there’s a possibility for a snowball effect when it comes to the next presidential election; what...

Duration:01:09:38

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/31/19

3/31/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks to Mark Denzler, President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, about the group’s legislative agenda pertaining to the Democratic led legislature and new Democratic Governor. Mark discusses the challenges that have risen since Governor J.B. Pritzker has taken office; the evolution of manufacturing companies as technological advances continue to play a vital role; protection of critical infrastructure; and more. Then, Rick is joined by Chicago Association of...

Duration:01:13:12

Pre-Runoff Election Roundtable: Does momentum vote?

3/31/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Chicago Association of Realtors’ Brian Bernardoni and Fulcrum Illinois’ Eric Elk for a Pre-Runoff Election Roundtable. The men breakdown the Mayoral race, examine the 15 Aldermanic races, and more. Rick, Brian, and Eric touch on many topics throughout the roundtable conversation including: the power of social media and technology vs. door to door/mail campaigning; the effects that trends and endorsements have in the votes, and provide their predictions.

Duration:00:37:29

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s legislative priorities in Springfield

3/31/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks to Mark Denzler, President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, about the group’s legislative agenda pertaining to the Democratic led legislature and new Democratic Governor. Mark discusses the challenges that have risen since Governor J.B. Pritzker has taken office; the evolution of manufacturing companies as technological advances continue to play a vital role; protection of critical infrastructure; and more.

Duration:00:15:27

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/24/2019

3/24/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Chicago Mayoral Contender Lori Lightfoot about her campaign, her attempts to reach a city wide audience, and her proposals for the city. Lori recalls the moments in her life and career that led to her joining the mayoral race; explains what progressive revenue means; and expresses her thoughts on her recent encounter with Senator Bobby Rush. Next, Rick talks to Democratic State Sen. and Chairman of the State Senate Executive Committee Mike Hastings. Mike discusses...

Duration:01:02:06

GOP House Republicans are more focused on negotiating a balanced budget rather than a graduated income tax

3/24/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks with Deputy House Republican Rep. Tom Demmer about the House GOP’s opposition to Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax. Tom emphasizes the need to responsibly spend money when needed and effectively save money as well, what the rural economy is like in IL, the ideal way to go about bringing a Capital Bill back to the state, and more.

Duration:00:13:59

FOID cards and Concealed Carry Licenses may shift to electronic to heighten safety

3/24/2019
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Rick talks to Democratic State Sen. and Chairman of the State Senate Executive Committee Mike Hastings. In the weeks following the deadly workplace shooting in Aurora, Mike discusses his measures aimed at taking away FOID (firearm owner identification) cards from individuals that have been previously convicted of crimes; his efforts to increase access to mental health facilities; and much more.

Duration:00:13:37

Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot: “My experience is one of dedicated public service”

3/24/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Chicago Mayoral Contender Lori Lightfoot about her campaign, her attempts to reach a city wide audience, and her proposals for the city. Lori recalls the moments in her life and career that led to her joining the mayoral race; explains what progressive revenue means; and expresses her thoughts on her recent encounter with U.S. Representative Bobby Rush.

Duration:00:17:45

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/17/2019

3/17/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Tim Egan, President/CEO of Roseland Community Hospital, to discuss safety-net hospital funding. Tim discusses the Manage Care Organizations and the several Bills that are now being created in order to audit MCOs in hopes of regulating everything. Next, Rick talks to President/CEO of FairVote, Rob Richie, on ranked-choice voting. Rob Richie talks about what exactly it is and how it works, as well as the impact it would have had on the Chicago Mayoral Race....

Duration:01:10:03

Illinois Deputy Governor Dan Hynes: “The graduated rate income tax is a way to solve a budget crisis”

3/17/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Dan Hynes, Illinois Deputy Governor and Former State Comptroller, to talk about his support of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s graduated rate income tax proposal. Dan shares his beliefs that the proposal has come to a stable balance of raising revenues while avoiding the rise of taxes. He also shares specific details about how the graduated rate income tax would stand to affect various economic demographics throughout the state of IL. Dan also points out that if […]

Duration:00:17:40

Ranked-Choice Voting is on the rise throughout the United States

3/17/2019
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Rick Pearson talks to President/CEO of FairVote, Rob Richie, on ranked-choice voting. Rob talks about what exactly it is and how it works, as well as the impact it would have had on the Chicago Mayoral Race. Ranked-choice voting is gaining momentum throughout the U.S. as more states and cities are beginning to implement it, as well as other countries that have been using it for years including Ireland and Australia. Rob and Rick also discuss the need to explore implementing […]

Duration:00:14:59

Tim Egan: “We need to invest in hospitals like Roseland, not divest”

3/17/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Tim Egan, President/CEO of Roseland Community Hospital, to discuss safety-net hospital funding. Tim discusses the Manage Care Organizations and the several Bills that are now being created in order to audit MCOs in hopes of regulating everything. He also expresses his excitement when hearing J.B. Pritzker address putting an assessment on MCOs and what that could mean long-term for hospitals like Roseland.

Duration:00:06:19

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/10/2019

3/10/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Democratic State Rep. Robert Martwick of Chicago to discuss J.B. Pritzker’s proposal for a graduated rate income tax (aka fair tax). Rick and Robert explore all of the liabilities that IL faces and the effects the fair tax would have on the state; the chances of J.B. being able to fully get the income tax passed; and more. Next, Rick talks to Greg Baise, head of Ideas Illinois, a group opposing the graduated rate income tax, […]

Duration:01:12:39

Raja Krishnamoorthi shares insight about the Trump Administration investigations

3/10/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks with U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi about the House Democrats and the new majority. Raja serves as a member of the House Intelligence Committee and shares details about the Democratic Party’s pursuit of investigations with the Trump Administration. As Trump calls oversight on his administration, Raja explains the need for the investigations in order to keep a proper balance throughout Trump’s presidency. Rick and Raja also discuss the issue of collusion with Russia, HR1...

Duration:00:18:17

Ideas Illinois believes the graduated income tax would actually be a jobs tax on IL

3/10/2019
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Rick Pearson talks to Greg Baise, head of Ideas Illinois, a group opposing the graduated rate income tax, to learn more about the group’s lobbying against the proposal. Greg explains how the fair tax would turn out to be a jobs tax in IL as small business owners would stand to take a major hit; the state would then have the 3rd highest business tax in the nation; and the need to look at what cuts can be made to the […]

Duration:00:13:13

Democratic State Rep Robert Martwick: “Ultimately there will be enough votes in the House in order to get a graduated income tax on the ballot”

3/10/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Democratic State Rep. Robert Martwick of Chicago to discuss J.B. Pritzker’s proposal for a graduated rate income tax (aka fair tax). Rick and Robert explore all of the liabilities that IL faces and the effect the fair tax would have on the state; the chances of J.B. being able to fully get the income tax passed; and more. Robert also talks about his own proposal to make the Cook County Assessor’s Office an appointed position […]

Duration:00:19:41

Two candidates going into April runoff in Chicago’s historic mayoral race 03/03/19

3/3/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Chicago Association of Realtors’ Brian Bernardoni and Fulcrum Illinois’ Eric Elk as they discuss Chicago Mayoral April Runoff.

Duration:01:07:19