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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 12/10/17

12/10/2017
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick is joined in the studio by Democratic State Senator Mike Hastings. Mike clears up the confusion surrounding Net Neutrality and the long-term effects it can have on society depending on the FCC ruling. Mike also discusses the practices used to protect voter security and voter registration. Then, 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, joins Rick in the studio to address President Trumps’ recent comments in reference to immigration and safety issues. Carlos...

Duration: 01:16:09


Hal Dardick on Forrest Claypool’s resignation: “The cover-up was more serious than the underlying issue”

12/10/2017
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Rick Pearson talks with Tribune reporter Hal Dardick about the abrupt resignation of Forrest Claypool; the effects Cook County property taxes have on candidates with handling their campaigns; and much more.

Duration: 00:16:24


Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa expresses the need of a “stronger, bolder and progressive democratic leadership”

12/10/2017
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35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, joins Rick in the studio to address President Trumps recent comments in reference to immigration and safety issues. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa also describes what he believes a democrat is, and the need for a stronger, bolder and more progressive democratic vision.

Duration: 00:17:37


Democratic Senator Mike Hastings: “Everyone should be treated equally in terms of getting access to information online”

12/10/2017
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Democratic State Senator Mike Hastings joined Rick Pearson to clear up the confusion surrounding Net Neutrality and the long-term effects it can have on society depending on the FCC ruling. Mike also discusses the practices used to protect voter security and voter registration information.

Duration: 00:16:57


The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 12/03/17

12/3/2017
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick is joined in the studio by Author of “Nothin’s on the Square”, Mike “Houli” Houlihan. Mike shares his experiences with working in Chicago Politics, what lead him to write the book, and more. Then, Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections, Bill Cadigan, joins Rick in the studio to explain what the Board of Elections does, how the candidate filings have been going, and more. For our last guest, Rick is joined […]

Duration: 01:20:02


Jesus “Chuy” Garcia: “We will show strength in the numbers”

12/3/2017
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Rick Pearson speaks with 4th Congressional District candidate, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia about the strategy behind his campaign moving forward. Jesus also describes the issues that are part of his primary focus including immigration issues, what his endorsement from Bernie Sanders means to him, and much more.

Duration: 00:13:21


Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections, Bill Cadigan

12/3/2017
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Rick Pearson is joined in the studio by Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections, Bill Cadigan. Bill explains what the Board of Elections does, how the candidate filings have been going, and much more.

Duration: 00:19:57


Mike “Houli” Houlihan: “Nothin’s on the Square”

12/3/2017
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Author of “Nothin’s on the Square”, Mike “Houli” Houlihan, joins Rick Pearson in the studio to talk about his book, his experiences with working in Chicago Politics, his theory as to why Jesus “Chuy” Garcia lost to Rahm Emmanuel, and much more.

Duration: 00:14:16


The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 11/26/17

11/26/2017
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On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick is joined in the studio by Tribune Reporter and Author of “Mary Jane’s Ghost”, Ted Gregory. Ted discusses the history contained within the text, what intrigued him to write the book, and more. Then, State Rep. Carol Sente joins Rick in the studio to take a look at the abundance of sales event during the weekend due to Black Friday and especially Small Business Saturday. Rick and Carol also discuss her decision […]

Duration: 01:17:55


Professor Emeritus Kent Redfield: “Will Bruce Rauner get a credible challenger?”

11/26/2017
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Rick Pearson speaks with Kent Redfield, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield about the upcoming candidate commission filing for the March 20th Primary, what it will take for a challenger to have a chance at beating out Bruce Rauner, and more.

Duration: 00:19:00


State Representative Carol Sente: “Small businesses need to feel welcome here”

11/26/2017
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State Rep. Carol Sente joins Rick to take a look at the abundance of sales event during the Holiday weekend especially Small Business Saturday. Carol has set forth a Bill that aims to reduce costs for business licenses and overall assist small businesses. Rick and Carol also discuss her decision to not seek re-election, the atmosphere in Springfield, and more.

Duration: 00:19:54


Ted Gregory: “Mary Jane’s Ghost.”

11/26/2017
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Tribune Reporter and Author Ted Gregory joins Rick Pearson to discuss his latest book, “Mary Jane’s Ghost”, about a young couple that is murdered in Oregon, IL in 1948. Ted also shares some information about the history contained in the text, what intrigued him to go on the extensive journey to complete the book, and much more.

Duration: 00:18:05


WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky talks about the race for governor

11/19/2017
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Channel 11 Correspondent, Amanda Vinicky chats with Rick Pearson in-studio to talk about a race for governor. Republican Jeanne Ives recently announced her running against Governor Bruce Rauner. Tune in as they discuss federal taxes and more. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3427199/3427199_2017-11-19-122139.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3784.mp3

Duration: 00:16:53


The Sunday Spin: Full Show 11-19-17

11/19/2017
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This week, Rick Pearson chats with RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard about raising fare rates, State Senator Karen McConnaughay on sexual assault and Channel 11’s Amanda Vinicky on a race for governor. Tune in for the full show here. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3427196/3427196_2017-11-19-121936.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3784.mp3

Duration: 01:03:18


11/19/2017
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State Senator Karen McConnaughay, Republican for St. Charles, talks sexual harassment in politics. Recently, LeAnn Tweeden spoke out about an incident that happened years ago. “The whole issue of sexual harassment is one of the worst kept secrets, but it’s finally out in the open,” MConnaughy says. [audio http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3427198/3427198_2017-11-19-122038.64kmono.mp3

Duration: 00:13:50


Public transportation rates rise, RTA chairman says current budget is not sustainable

11/19/2017
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Kirk Dillard joins Rick Pearson to discuss the rising rates of public transportation. Dillard who is Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, says more pressure is being put on the CTA for raising rates. Dillard explains that the current budget proposal is not sustainable due to the recovery rate. As of now, there is a thirty three million dollar deficit. For example, Metra has had some service reductions and the federal government gave 400 million dollars for a new computer...

Duration: 00:16:15


Former U.S. Transportation Secretary, Joliet native Ray LaHood, discusses the lack of civility in politics today

11/12/2017
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On this episode of the Sunday Spin, Rick Pearson visits with former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. This Peoria native talks about his book, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics.” The themes discuss the lack of civility in politics today, spanning from his career in Congress to a member of President Obama’s cabinet. LaHood says the “best example is the lack of bipartisanship is the tax bill.” To purchase the book, click here....

Duration: 00:17:03


The Sunday Spin: Full Show 11-11-17

11/12/2017
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This week, Rick Pearson is joined by Riverside police chief Tom Wentzel, Isreal Counsul General to Chicago Aviv Ezra and Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Here’s the full conversation. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3423712/3423712_2017-11-12-134512.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3784.mp3

Duration: 01:08:08


Chicago consul general says Isreal is not about “camels and desert” and hopes to change perception

11/12/2017
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Aviv Ezra invited Governor Rauner to Israel. Ezra is the Israel Consul General to Chicago, where his goal is to “reach out to legislative officials and connect the dots between Israel and the local state.” He says that after working on this, he “found out after year that the challenge is two fold. The is an issue of perception about what is real about Israel but also vice versa.” Chicagoans think about the “camel and desert” and Israelis think about […]

Duration: 00:15:28


tom Weizen

11/12/2017
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Riverside police chief Tom Weitzel joins Rick Pearson for a discussion on President Trump and the justice department on how grant funding effects suburban police officers. Weitzel says police are supportive of the trust act, but there are procedures in place. “A detainer is not a warrant, it’s not signed by an judge but by an immigration hearing officer.” Essentially, law enforcement can’t hold people against their will. The immigration detainer says that immigrants can be held up to forty...

Duration: 00:09:50

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