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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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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 8/12/18

8/12/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Sam Panayotovich Jr., Sports Talk Show Host for VSiN in Las Vegas, about sports gambling and the how it could affect IL. Sam shares information about VSiN; his optimism of sports betting becoming legalized in IL within a year; and more. Next, Rick speaks with GOP Consultant Eric Elk and Greg Scott of the American Car Rental Association about legislation regarding regulation and taxing of private car rentals, aka peer to […]

Duration:01:08:57

There is a need for more representation in the IL Primary Health Care Association

8/12/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by CEO of Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, Raul Garza, and 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas to discuss issues of racism involving the IL Primary Health Care Association. Raul also explains the work of Aunt Martha’s and their dedication to providing troubled youth and families with the proper healthcare that they need.

Duration:00:15:58

Can peer to peer rentals completely alter the way we go about renting a car?

8/12/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with GOP Consultant Eric Elk and Greg Scott of the American Car Rental Association about legislation regarding regulation and taxing of private car rentals, aka peer to peer rentals. Eric and Greg explain some of the dangers that exist with peer to peer rentals such as recalls that may be unknown, regular maintenance of the car may not be met, etc; the issue of proper taxation; and the impact this has on the economy along with ride-sharing companies.

Duration:00:14:22

The odds of Sports Betting being legalized in IL

8/12/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Sam Panayotovich Jr., Sports Talk Show Host for VSiN in Las Vegas, about sports gambling and the how it could affect IL. Sam shares information about VSiN; his optimism of sports betting becoming legalized in IL within a year; and more.

Duration:00:17:22

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 8/5/18

8/5/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Republican State Rep. David McSweeney to learn more about the graduated income tax and his opposition against it. David also touches on the changes that Medicaid has seen in efforts to save money, but these changes seem to be costing tax payers more money than anything. Next, Rick speaks with State Comptroller Susana Mendoza as she shares details about legislation that was recently signed into law that creates more transparency […]

Duration:01:17:42

Is the graduated income tax as beneficial as some are making it seem?

8/5/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Republican State Rep. David McSweeney to learn more about the graduated income tax and his opposition against it. David also touches on the changes that Medicaid has seen in efforts to save money, but these changes seem to be costing tax payers more money than anything.

Duration:00:17:21

The journey to create more transparency in the governors office continues to make strides

8/5/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with State Comptroller Susana Mendoza as she shares details about legislation that was recently signed into law that creates more transparency in hiring in the governors office. A practice known as “offshoring” has been practiced for decades and it is the act of governors shifting their status of salary, fees, and other expenses onto other state agencies in an attempt to show that their own offices are being frugal. Susana also touches on the push for more women […]

Duration:00:19:02

A spin through local Chicago politics

8/5/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart to take a look at some of the latest stories that appear in today’s issue of the paper. Bill discusses plans for the rejuvenated River Walk (East of the Michigan Ave Bridge); the mayoral race; and the proposed consent decree involving the Chicago Police Department.

Duration:00:19:16

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association | Mark Denzler- “looking forward to addressing issues manufacturers still face today”

7/29/2018
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Incoming president and CEO of Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Mark Denzler discusses the challenges with the workforce. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3530627/3530627_2018-07-29-121027.128.mp3

Duration:00:18:03

Brian Mackey: Agricultural Economy and Trade & Tariffs

7/29/2018
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Statehouse reporter at Illinois Public Radio Brian Mackey discusses the issues on trade and tariffs in Illinois agriculture. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3530622/3530622_2018-07-29-114922.128.mp3

Duration:00:15:54

Hal Dardick: Property taxes and TIFs

7/29/2018
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Tribune investigative reporter Hal Dardick speaks with Rick about the stunning amount of money from property taxes going to TIFs and special taxes. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3530620/3530620_2018-07-29-113320.128.mp3

Duration:00:18:33

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 7/29/18

7/29/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick talks to Tribune reporter Hal Dardick on property taxes and TIFs. Illinois Public Radio statehouse reporter Brian Mackey, and Mark Denzler, incoming president and CEO of Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3530616/3530616_2018-07-29-111116.128.mp3

Duration:01:50:57

A look at the future of manufacturing in Illinois from the eyes of the retiring President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

7/22/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Greg Baise, the retiring President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. Greg and Rick talk Republican politics and the changes he’s seen over the years, the future of manufacturing in the state of Illinois, and the growing need of the “skilled workforce”.

Duration:00:15:29

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 7/22/18

7/22/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with President and CEO of South Shore Hospital, Tim Caveney, to discuss the medicaid shortfall issues and the impact it has on the hospital. Tim touches on the crucial factor the hospital plays in the South Shore area and how vital it is to keep the facilities open as they’re a major employer while also providing much needed medical care to the community. Next, Rick speaks with David Yepsen, host of Iowa […]

Duration:01:10:54

David Yepsen of Iowa Press: A week in review of President Donald Trump

7/22/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with David Yepsen, host of Iowa Press, to review President Donald Trump’s week. David and Rick discuss millennial voters and the Democratic Parties on-going energy and anger towards the Trump’s Administration; the changes with taxes and tariffs and the effects it will have on Rural Voters, especially farmers; and much more.

Duration:00:12:49

Can Illinois workout the Medicaid shortfall in order to save safety-net hospitals?

7/22/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with President and CEO of South Shore Hospital, Tim Caveney, to discuss the medicaid shortfall issues and the impact it has on the hospital. Tim touches on the crucial factor the hospital plays in the South Shore area and how vital it is to keep the facilities open as they’re a major employer while also providing much needed medical care to the community.

Duration:00:18:00

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 7/15/18

7/15/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Cook County Circuit Clerk and Chicago mayoral candidate, Dorothy Brown, as she shares her strong belief that her previous track records with community outreach will help her win the mayoral candidacy. Dorothy also touches on the importance of holding Chicago police officers accountable and having officers go through proper training, the idea of having an elected school board in Chicago, and the existence of the federal probe...

Duration:01:18:44

Interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, Christian Mitchell: “The face of the Democratic Party is changing and evolving”

7/15/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with State Rep. and the newly named Interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, Christian Mitchell of Chicago. Rick and Christian explore the evolution of the Democratic Party of IL as far as an institution, the million-dollar effort for voter registration, and Christian’s selection into his new position.

Duration:00:15:36

The instability in scheduling proves to be an overall weakness in the current state of the economy

7/15/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by UFCW Local 881 Political Director Zach Koutsky to discuss the fair work week proposal. Zach explains what the proposal entails, the continuing evolution into a service based economy and the impact that has on this ordinance, and more.

Duration:00:17:19

Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown on her race for Chicago Mayor

7/15/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Cook County Circuit Clerk and Chicago mayoral candidate, Dorothy Brown, as she shares her strong belief that her previous track records with community outreach will help her win the mayoral candidacy. Dorothy also touches on the importance of holding Chicago police officers accountable and having officers go through proper training, the idea of having an elected school board in Chicago, and the existence of the federal probe involving her office.

Duration:00:19:16