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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 1/13/2019

1/13/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Bob Fioretti, Chicago mayoral candidate, to discuss his campaign and where he fits into the multi-candidate field. Bob talks about his desired approach to combat violence in the city with ensuring that mental health facilities are easily accessible for all; how he plans to deal with the property tax issues that plague the city; and more. Next, Rick speaks with Former State Rep. Lou Lang about his new transition into the lobbying world. Lou shares […]

Duration:01:16:54

Pat Brady: “The overall focus of any elected official should be on good public policy”

1/13/2019
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Rick Pearson welcomes good friend of the show and Former State GOP chairman, Pat Brady, into the studio. As a notable loyal defender of Bruce Rauner, Pat shares his thoughts about Republicans under the newly Democratic domination of Springfield; what “moving forward” looks like for all parties; the constant need and importance of Republican voters; and much more.

Duration:00:18:58

Former State Rep. Lou Lang shares details about his recent resignation

1/13/2019
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With a recent resignation as a Democratic Leader, Rick Pearson speaks with Former State Rep. Lou Lang about his new transition into the lobbying world and what motivated him to resign. Lou also shares details about his prior career as a top Democratic Leader; what is ahead for him on a personal level; as well as what he sees in the future for the general assembly.

Duration:00:17:00

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti expresses the need of “stabilizing” our neighborhoods

1/13/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Bob Fioretti, Chicago mayoral candidate, to discuss his campaign and where he fits into the multi-candidate field. Bob talks about his desired approach to combat violence in the city with ensuring that mental health facilities are easily accessible for all; how he plans to deal with the property tax issues that plague the city; and more.

Duration:00:22:22

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 1/6/2019

1/6/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks with Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady about this week’s inauguration of a new general assembly. Bill talks about the need of optimism in politics; how close we came to getting The Grand Bargain; and what’s ahead in terms of getting an infrastructure program in place. Next, Rick is joined by Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs to discuss where Republicans fit into the new dynamic of Democrats expanding their legislative majorities. Jim shares...

Duration:01:12:15

The Ed Burke Case is likely to play a major role in the mayoral race

1/6/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by political and governmental correspondent for WTTW Ch.-11, Amanda Vinicky, to discuss the Ed Burke case and the history of corrupt politicians in Illinois. Amanda also touches on the many short-term and long-term effects that the Burke case could have on some of the Chicago mayoral candidates.

Duration:00:16:22

Did J.B. Pritzker make empty promises during his campaign?

1/6/2019
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Rick Pearson is joined by Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs to discuss where Republicans fit into the new dynamic of Democrats expanding their legislative majorities. Jim shares details about two new legislation expected to come into play within the next week that will affect tollway authorities and agency members; as well as his opinions on J.B. Pritzker capability of fulfilling all of the commitments he made during his campaign.

Duration:00:17:47

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady: “We know Illinois needs stability”

1/6/2019
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Rick Pearson speaks with Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady about this week’s inauguration of a new general assembly. Bill talks about the need of optimism in politics; how close we came to getting The Grand Bargain; and what’s ahead in terms of getting an infrastructure program in place.

Duration:00:17:27

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/30/18

12/30/2018
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On this Special Pre-New Year Edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson is joined by Brian Bernardoni, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Chicago Association of Realtors, and Eric Elk, president and CEO of Fulcrum Illinois, for a look ahead to 2019 roundtable. Rick, Brian, and Eric discuss what is ahead for the city of Chicago with the mayoral election; what to expect in Washington with a new Democratic House majority; how the current government shutdown will affect...

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/23/18

12/23/2018
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On this Special Pre-Christmas Edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson provides a mix of classic holiday songs and the 2011 U of I Rip Chords performing their a capella holiday classics throughout the show. He is also joined by Brian Bernardoni, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Chicago Association of Realtors, and Eric Elk, president and CEO of Fulcrum Illinois, for a 2018 year in review roundtable. Rick, Brian, and Eric discuss the current federal government...

Duration:01:10:34

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/16/18

12/16/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson speaks with Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Truckers Association, Don Schaefer. In the wake of a call made by Mayor Raum Emmanuel seeking an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to fund a massive public works program, Don discusses his stance on the desire for the increase and the infrastructure issue that exists in IL. Don also the possibility of a vehicle mile tax and more. Next, Rick talks with […]

Duration:01:14:17

There’s a disconnect when it comes to views on immigration between the majority of Americans vs. the President

12/16/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Executive Director of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Rebecca Shi, as she talks about the federal debate over the immigration policy. Rebecca and Rick also discuss the Trust Act; the stance on immigration among Americans compared to President Trump; and a breakdown of the strict immigration enforcement put in place in the Aurora/St. Charles area.

Duration:00:17:47

Has the state budget had any effect on the budget for Higher Education?

12/16/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Tom Cross, Chairman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Al Bowman, IBHE Executive Director about Higher Education budget and the stability of it now that there is a state budget in place. Tom and Al touch on student out-migration; staggering decreases in enrollment rates at various university’s throughout the state; and the Aim High Program.

Duration:00:15:37

The pressure is on to find a way to fund an infrastructure program in IL

12/16/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Truckers Association, Don Schaefer. In the wake of a call made by Mayor Raum Emmanuel seeking an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to fund a massive public works program, Don discusses his stance on the desire for the increase and the infrastructure issue that exists in IL. Don also the possibility of a vehicle mile tax and more.

Duration:00:14:52

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/9/18

12/9/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson speaks with J. Ann Selzer, pollster of Selzer & Co., about the new Grinnell College National Poll. She shares some of the findings from the poll including voter attitudes towards the president, immigration, and what it means to be a “real American”. J. Ann also explains specifics of the poll in terms of questions that we asked; common factors and similarities among participants that seemed to play a role in the […]

Duration:01:07:46

Tribune political reporter Bill Ruthhart gives the latest updates on the Chicago Mayoral Race

12/9/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined in studio by Tribune political reporter Bill Ruthhart, to get the latest on the Mayor’s race in Chicago. Bill explains the technicalities and laws that exist with submitting signatures and the reasons behind Preckwinkle challenging Mendoza. The cost and typical strategy of running a strong and potentially successful campaign is also discussed, along with the significance and importance of candidates being endorsed by the right people and unions.

Duration:00:15:33

Will J.B. Pritzker keep his word and raise minimum wage?

12/9/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with the President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Rob Karr. Rob and Rick discuss the governor’s pledge to raise minimum wage as to whether Pritzker will keep his word, the best method to implement the change, and the impact the current state of the market place has on the intended increase. Rob also shares an update on how retailers are doing this holiday season and the eagerness among retailers and merchants to work with Pritzker despite […]

Duration:00:12:04

Given the chance to re-elect the president today, how would you vote?

12/9/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with J. Ann Selzer, pollster of Selzer & Co., about the new Grinnell College National Poll. She shares some of the findings from the poll including voter attitudes towards the president, immigration, and what it means to be a “real American”. J. Ann also explains specifics of the poll in terms of questions that we asked; common factors and similarities among participants that seemed to play a role in the results; the optimism that exists in the […]

Duration:00:18:55

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/2/18

12/2/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson is joined by WTTW Ch.-11 correspondent, Paris Schutz, to discuss the law enforcement raid on Ed Burke’s offices. Paris shares his opinions as to what led to the raid and the political impact the raid could have. Rick and Paris also examine the mayors race in terms of issues that candidates are facing with petition signatures and their estimations as to who will make the final ballot. Next, Rick talks with Brian […]

Duration:00:58:26

The U.S. isn’t as happy and “great” as it seems

12/2/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Democratic State Senator Toi Hutchinson on heading the National Conference of State Legislatures and her recent recognition of being named a top 10 public official in the nation. Toi shares her take on Bruce Rauner’s remarks as he prepares to leave office and the need for government officials to improve on their communication skills; the overall lack of happiness across states that she’s witnessing; and more.

Duration:00:12:35