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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 5/27/18

5/27/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with political and governmental correspondent for WTTW Ch.-11, Amanda Vinicky, to discuss the final scheduled weekend of the Spring Legislative session as the scheduled May 31st deadline approaches. Rick and Amanda also discuss the issue of the legislature approving various gun control legislation, Rauner’s attempt to re-instate the death penalty, and more. Next, Rick chats with Deputy Republican leader and Republican State Rep., Dan...

Duration:01:04:23

Deputy Majority Leader of the IL House Lou Lang: “I don’t expect the Governor to sign the budget”

5/27/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Deputy Majority Leader of the IL House, Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang. Lou touches on the lack of Governor Bruce Rauner’s involvement with creating the state budget; the continuous progress among legislatures to work together; and more.

Duration:00:15:20

GOP Budget Negotiator Dan Brady: “I believe we are on track to have a balanced state budget”

5/27/2018
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Rick chats with Deputy Republican leader and Republican State Rep., Dan Brady. Participating in negations over a new state budget, Dan believes a major motivator in Springfield is the looming memories of the past 2 years where a budget did not exist. With that, he shares his optimism and believes that we will in-fact see a balanced budget this year.

Duration:00:12:39

Does Governor Rauner actually want a budget?

5/27/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with political and governmental correspondent for WTTW Ch.-11, Amanda Vinicky, to discuss the final scheduled weekend of the Spring Legislative session as the scheduled May 31st deadline approaches. Rick and Amanda also discuss the issue of the legislature approving various gun control legislation, Rauner’s attempt to re-instate the death penalty, and more.

Duration:00:17:32

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/20/18

5/20/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Republican State Senator and Assistant Republican Leader in the Chamber, Sue Rezin. Sue provides an update on the GOP perspective of what’s going on in Springfield as end of session approaches; her thoughts on the amount of legislation that surrounds gun violence, more specifically Rauner’s push to re-instate the Death Penalty; and more. Next, Rick is joined by Democratic State Rep. Bob Rita of Blue Island to discuss the […]

Duration:01:01:55

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot: “We need to understand what the true magnitude of the financial challenge is”

5/20/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with candidate for Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot. Previously in the position of President of the Chicago Police Board and Head of the Civilian Police Disciplinary Board, Lori talks about her campaign, what motivated her to join the race, and more.

Duration:00:16:05

What does the legalization of sports betting mean for Illinois?

5/20/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Democratic State Rep. Bob Rita of Blue Island to discuss the sports gambling legislation. Bob is a point person on the topic in Springfield and he shares what is in-store for Illinois after the US Supreme Court said states can legalize sports betting.

Duration:00:13:56

Republican State Senator Sue Rezin on the Governor’s Proposal to bring back the Death Penalty

5/20/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Republican State Senator and Assistant Republican Leader in the Chamber, Sue Rezin. Sue provides an update on the GOP perspective of what is going on in Springfield as end of session approaches; her thoughts on the amount of legislation that surrounds gun violence, more specifically Rauner’s push to re-instate the Death Penalty; and more.

Duration:00:14:03

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/13/18

5/13/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Jimmy Kemp, son of the late former Congressman, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp. Jimmy serves as the President of the Jack Kemp Foundation and talks about the foundation’s mission to keep his father’s legacy and the “American Idea” alive; their recent forum held in Chicago on expanding community, and more. Next, Rick is joined by Former Chicago Public Schools CEO and City Budget Director, Paul Vallas. Paul […]

Duration:01:05:20

Democratic State Treasurer Michael Frerichs on the truth of the prospects for a state budget

5/13/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Democratic State Treasurer Michael Frerichs to give a recap of a recent unclaimed property auction. Michael also discusses the state’s precarious financial position and prospects for a budget.

Duration:00:14:42

Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas: “I think the city’s headed in the wrong direction”

5/13/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Former Chicago Public Schools CEO and City Budget Director, Paul Vallas. Paul has now entered the race for Mayoral Candidate and shares what motivated him to run, the need for financial stability in the city, his approach to his campaign, and more.

Duration:00:14:02

The Jack Kemp Foundation is determined to keep the “American Idea” alive

5/13/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Jimmy Kemp, son of the late former Congressman, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp. Jimmy serves as the President of the Jack Kemp Foundation and talks about the foundation’s mission to keep his father’s legacy and the “American Idea” alive; their recent forum held in Chicago on expanding community, and more.

Duration:00:17:44

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/6/18

5/6/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with Former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Ra Joy. Ra reflects on the experience of running, some of the lessons he’s learned, and the privilege of being able to travel throughout the state and speak with so many people of different background. Ra also stresses the importance of changes the need to be made in Chicago and how he plans to initiate these changes. Next, Rick is joined by Republican State […]

Duration:01:06:51

What steps are being taken to repair the Quincy Veterans Home and prevent future outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease?

5/6/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Democratic State Senator of Villa Park and Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affair Committee, Tom Cullerton. Tom and Rick discuss the Rauner administration’s task force proposal on rebuilding the Quincy Veterans Home since the outbreak of Legionnaires Disease; the vitality of fixing the pipe system at the home; and more.

Duration:00:13:43

Should Illinois transition to a graduated income tax?

5/6/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by Republican State Rep. Grant Wehrli of Naperville to discuss Republican opposition to a graduated income tax. Grant also shares the likelihood of a well-balanced budget emerging from Springfield; the need to repair the state’s financial situation before beginning to consider a graduated income tax, and much more.

Duration:00:15:39

Former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Ra Joy reflects on his race and looks forward to making a change in the future

5/6/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with Former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Ra Joy. Ra reflects on the experience of running, some of the lessons he’s learned, and the privilege of being able to travel throughout the state and speak with so many people of different background. Ra also stresses the importance of changes the need to be made in Chicago and how he plans to initiate these changes.

Duration:00:16:30

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 4/29/18

4/29/2018
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson talks with the Principal of New Chicago Consulting and Senior Public Affairs Advisor to Mac Strategies Group, Tom Bowen. Tom and Rick take a look at Democratic efforts to control the U.S. House, the truth behind the “blue wave”, Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek re-election, and much more. Next, Rick is joined by Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee and Democratic State Rep. Chris Welch of Hillside on higher […]

Duration:01:05:14

The importance of mentors leading at-risk youth

4/29/2018
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Rick Pearson speaks with Democratic Cook County Board commissioner Bridget Gainer on women and at-risk youth initiatives. Bridget shares the background of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Foundation (JTDC Foundation) and the successes of the mentor program with helping the children prepare for life once they leave the center. Bridget also explains what the Cook County Land Bank is and the progress being made to help families fill previously vacant homes all throughout...

Duration:00:16:08

What is in store for the future of higher education in Illinois?

4/29/2018
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Rick Pearson is joined by the Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee and Democratic State Rep. Chris Welch of Hillside on higher education stability. Chris discusses the continued problems that plague the state’s colleges and universities as a result of the 2 year state budget impasse and the possibility of a long-term fix.

Duration:00:12:57

The likelihood of the Democratic Party’s energy sustaining until November

4/29/2018
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Rick Pearson talks with the Principal of New Chicago Consulting and Senior Public Affairs Advisor to Mac Strategies Group, Tom Bowen. Tom and Rick take a look at Democratic efforts to control the U.S. House, the truth behind the “blue wave”, Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek re-election, and much more.

Duration:00:16:33

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