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Presented by the Chicago Reader, hear senior writer Ben Joravsky discuss the day’s stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty. Tune in to LIVE episodes streaming Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or catch up with episodes anytime. Podcast-only episodes are also released throughout the week. Reader podcasts are recorded on Shure microphones. Learn more at Shure.com.

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    "Here Come The Hawks" and Monroe Anderson & Sergio Mims

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 89:29

    The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team finally fess up to covering up allegations of sexual assault during the 2010 playoffs. Ben riffs. And Monroe Anderson & Sergio Mims talk Kyle Rittenhouse trial, mask mandates, Chicago Reader, Harold Washington, Bernie Epton and Black Harvest film festival. And more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "No Bright One" & Dave Glowacz's City Council Synopsis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 88:00

    The Sun-Times isn't delivered, Johnny C defies Queen Lori, and parental notification. Ben riffs on all. And Dave Glowacz, ace reporter for Inside Chicago Government, returns for another City Council Synopsis. Featuring Inspector General Joe Ferguson's departing advice to the aldermen, if they truly want to avoid a monarchy. And much more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stacy Davis Gates, Kim Hunt & Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 78:01

    Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank, leads Stacy Davis Gates, Alderwoman Rodriguez and Benny J. in a discussion of the future of progressive politics in Chicago. Needless to say, Ben's the most jaded of the bunch. Man, you can't take him anywhere...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rummana Hussain--Squid Games, RBG & Katie Couric & More...

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 61:40


    Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain returns to talk, among other things,Squid Games. Let the great debate begin. Also, was Katie Couric helping or hurting RBG by hiding her comments about Colin Kaepernick?. And, finally, what's with men and sports? How come they love the Bears so much that they ignore the World Champion Sky? Ben has another one of his infamous theories. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Oh, What a Week: "Sky High Pritzker, The Rahmbassador & Don't Jab the Bobbies"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 93:10

    Ben & Dr. D riff on the news. But first, a "mystery guest" takes a much-deserved victory lap. Then it's down to the business of everything from Pritzker to Lightfoot to Johnny C to Mayor Rahm to Jussie Smollett to Hoosiers and so on and so forth.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Do You Believe Him" and Delmarie Cobb & Candis Castillo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 67:40

    Mayor Rahm almost sheds a crocodile tear or two at his senate confirmation hearing. Ben riffs. Political strategist Delmarie Cobb explains why Rahm's nomination is such a betrayal to Black people. And SEIU's Candis Castillo returns to talk Chicago and national politics.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Rahm Redux" and Monroe Anderson & Kina Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 95:04


    Dems line up to make Mayor Rahm Ambassador Rahm. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson talks Colin Powell. And Kina Collins, Democratic candidate for 7th congressional district, talks congressional maps, her race against Danny Davis, why Rahm shouldn't be confirmed, violence in Austin and Harold Washington.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    "Ben's Back in Chicago" & Maya Dukmasova

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 74:16

    We're calling this Ben's Back in Chicago Tuesday because...Ben's back in Chicago. Returning from Cali to find his city in crisis. Mayor Lightfoot having a showdown with FOP president Johnny Catanzara over vaccine mandates. Ben riffs. Also, Maya Dukmasova, Injustice Watch writer, returns to talk judicial slating--what do you have to do to become a judge in Cook County? For starters, donate $40,000 to the Democratic Party. Say what you will, but it's not as gross as pledging your allegiance to Trump--which is was what you have to do these days to get the Republican nomination to anything.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    David Faris--Explaining David Shor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 62:46

    David Shor is the whiz-kid, pollster, computer-geek strategist who says the Democrats must move right in order to keep from being annihilated in upcoming senate and congressional elections. The conventional wisdom among Democratic centrists is that President Biden should do whatever the kid says. Political Scientist David Faris explains the shortcomings to Shor's analysis. And the problems for Dems if they do what Shor says. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa--Meeting With The Mayor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 39:38


    Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa--the dean of city council Democratic Socialists--returns to tell you everything you need to know about Mayor Lightfoot's bizarre comments at a recent meeting with Latino caucus members. Those comments include the claim that's she's a better mayor than Mayor Harold Washington (which is like Alex Caruso saying he's better than Michael Jordan) and that she's done a "fuck ton" for the Black wards. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Oh, What A Week: "Lightfoot Takes On The World"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 85:54

    It's the end of the week, which means it's time for Ben and Dr. D to riff on a week's worth of news. Only with the good doctor enjoying a much-deserved day off, Reader editor Salem Collo-Julin steps in. And so Ben & Salem riff on Mayor Lightfoot's showdown with MAGA man John Catanzara. Also Mayor Lightfoot's assertion that she's a greater mayor than the greatest mayor of all time. Plus, Salem has a thing or two to say about her beloved White Sox. And Ben talks about his almost 50 year love affair with the Reader.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Timuel Black--RIP" and Harish Patel & Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 75:49

    The great activist/scholar Timuel Black dies at age 102. Ben offers a tribute. Harish Patel returns to talk about guaranteed income. And Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor returns to talk about getting over COVID, vaccine mandates, Obama Center, budgets and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Happy Anniversary, Reader!" and Monroe Anderson & Tracy Baim

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 81:20

    The Reader turns 50! Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson talks Jon Gruden. And Reader co-publisher Tracy Baim returns to talk journalism, Reader and Facebook. Monroe closes with a few thoughts about MAGA, Bannon and January 6.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "COVID Coalition" & Andre Vasquez, Frank Avellone, Tom Tresser & Jonathan Peck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 74:49

    Police and Kyrie Irving form a curious anti-vax coalition. Ben riffs. Alderman Andre Vasquez and Frank Avellone talk about proposed anti-eviction ordinance. And Tom Tresser and Jonathan Peck talk TIFs.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rummana Hussain--Various Crazies...

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 44:49

    Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain runs down all the madness. Including Ellen Pompeo having the nerve to cuss out Denzel Washington. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jim Coogan--Legal Bad Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 51:14


    Attorney Jim Coogan returns to talk legal issues & politics. Specifically, the case against Alex Jones. Eastman's attack on the constitution and the latest on Texas anti-abortion law.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 22:40

    House Speaker Chris Welch returns to talk legislative maps, Ken Griffin, Lightfoot & Foxx and Bears. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh, What a Week: "Foxxfoot & Undecided for the Win.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 74:50

    Ben & Dr. D riff on a week's worth of news, including a fight between billionaires--Kenny G v. Governor Pritzker. Ben explains what Ken Griffin is really up to. Also, Mayor Lightfoot scapegoats Kim Foxx, again. DB comes in second to undecided in the latest Republican poll. And a word or two about the Bears, trying to soak taxpayers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "White Sox v. Cubs" and Marc Sims & Adolfo Mondragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 80:47

    Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts--of the Cubs owning Ricketts--goes to the border to keep people out. And it's not the Iowa border. Ben riffs. Marc Sims returns to talk crime and politics. And Adolfo Mondragon talks politics, crime and law. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Isiah Thomas Is Right" and Monroe Anderson & Lakesia Collins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 74:43

    NBA great Isiah Thomas offers some advice to antivaxxers like Kyrie Irving. And Monroe Anderson talks Pence, filibuster and insurrectionists. And state Rep. Lakesia Collins returns to talk about CPS inadequate response to COVID, Kim Foxx v. Lightfoot, and criminal justice. Also, both guests think Ben is too hard on Obama.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Facebook Fiasco" and Marlon Chamberlain, & Lisa Solomon; and Senator Robert Peters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 76:29

    Facebook melts down. Ben riffs. Or tries to. Marlon Chamberlain from Fully Free joins Lisa Soloman to talk restorative justice. And state Senator Robert Peters returns to discuss dog whistles, Ken Griffin. Bears looking for handouts and the hypocrisy of "free marketers".See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Benji "The Bookie" Hall--Antivaxxers & The NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 40:44

    Benji the Bookie returns and gets a little political about anti-vaxxers in the NBA. Then he gets down to the business of prognostication, regarding Ben's beloved Bulls.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Miles Kampf-Lassin--The Dark Heart of the American Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 61:30

    In These Times writer/editor Miles Kampf-Lassin has bad news about democracy. The Republicans seemed determined to get rid of it, democracy, that is. And the Democrats seem clueless as to how to stop MAGA. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    David Faris--Suicidal Democrats

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 50:01

    Political Scientist David Faris returns to take the deep dive on politics. Specifically, what's wrong with Democrats? Do they want to lose? Do they want to let MAGA take control of the world? In short, do they have a clue?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh, What a Week: "Rumors, Murmurs and Mergers"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 83:21

    Ben & Dr. D do their riffing thing. Including riffs on the Bears, WBEZ/Sun-Times, and our big scoop. Hint, we owe it all to Scott Waguespack, Dan Mihalopoulos and Linda Paul.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Who's Gonna Pay?" Chinyere Farr and Jacob Kaplan & Dan Pogorzelski, AKA The Illinois Political Know it Alls

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 85:55

    Crain's asks who's going to pay for a new Bears stadium in Arlington Heights. Ben answers. Chinyere Farr talks Reader fundraising. And Jacob & Dan, the Illinois Political Know it Alls, return to talk politics from Chicago to Springfield to D.C. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    “Go Bears, As In Leave” and Monroe Anderson and Dixon Romeo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 89:02

    The Bears buy property in Arlington Heights. Ben says—good riddance. Monroe Anderson talks LeBron and vaccines. And south side activist Dixon Romeo talks Obama Center and gentrification.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    “It Takes a Village” and Alderman Scott Waguespack

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 61:37


    Ben sets up shop in Cali. Nothing goes right. And Alderman Scott Waguespack, chair of the finance committee, talks budgets, mayors, Burke, Gardiner and why Mike Kelly had got to go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Jessica Chiarella--Chicago's Next Great Novelist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 18:36

    Jessica Chiarella wrote The Lost Girls, a thriller set in Chicago that is so good, Ben stayed up really late reading it. Not wanting to give anything away, let's just say this--he didn't see that ending coming. Jessica talks about the challenges of writing thrillers and who she's reading and why Chicago is good place for a writer to write. Listen to the interview and then read her book.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rummana Hussain--What's With The Cuomo Brothers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 47:43


    Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain riffs on the sleazy Cuomo brothers of New York City; Tucker Carlson and white replacement theory; and cancel culture as a political tool of people whose culture almost never gets cancelled.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Victoria Williams and Vincent E. Norment--Bears, Bears, Bears...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 37:30

    Victoria Williams, CEO of ACC of Illinois, and Vincent E. Norment, owner of the Marijuana Hall of Fame, return to talk Bears. Victoria gives Vincent grief for not having enough faith in her beloved Bears. Vincent says Victoria has too much faith. Ben rants about the Bears not drafting Patrick Mahomes. And somehow they get around to talking about the upcoming game against the Browns. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh, What a Week: "How About That Budget Address?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 81:02

    There's a week's worth of news for Ben & Dr. D to riff about. Including, Mayor Lightfoot's budget address, and her budget games, and a new candidate for assessor, and the love aldermen have for Mayor Rahm, and the love Chicagoans have for President Obama and much more. Including the latest Jesse "Sully" Sullivan news. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "The Annotated Minaj" and Andy Fox & Dave Glowacz's Council Synopsis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 94:17

    Words of wisdom about Nicki Minaj from an enlightened millennial. Andy Fox, from the city's office of Labor Standards, talks workers rights. And Dave Glowacz of Inside Chicago Politics returns for another segment of A City Council Synopsis.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Rahm's Rich!" and Monroe Anderson & Miles Kampf-Lassin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 95:12

    Word breaks that Mayor Rahm's made over $13 million since leaving office. Ben riffs. And Monroe Anderson on border security whipping Haitian refugees. Also, Miles Kampf-Lassin from In These Times talks about Biden's budget options and the cynical behavior of mainstream Dems.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Bill Horberg Wins!" and Nicole Cantello & Terry Cosgrove

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 85:15

    Bill Horberg wins an Emmy! Ben pretends his show got one, too. And Nicole Cantello, president of the local EPA union, talks vaccine mandates. Also, Terry Cosgrove, CEO of Personal PAC, talks Texas abortion law. If Dems don't wake up, this could be the future... See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 49:32

    Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez returns to talk policing, budgets, mayoral fibbing and the different rules for mayoral allies and independents in the city council. Also, it looks as though former alderman Richard Mell is teaming up with former Governor Blago, his Trump-loving son-in-law, to run someone against her.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    David Faris--Looking on the Bright Side...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 51:16

    Political scientist David Faris returns to talk about the California recall election and the lunacy of hard-core anti-mandate Republicans. It's enough to make him almost optimistic about the future. Also, he riffs on France's upset over Australia, the U.S.A. and submarines.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh What a Week "Sully California & The Gardiner Apology Tour"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 76:10

    Oh What a Week "Sully California & The Gardiner Apology Tour"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Testiclegate" and Monroe Anderson & Sergio Mims

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 92:27


    MAGA loves Nicki Minaj because of her cousin's friend's swollen testicles. Or something like that. Ben riffs. Also, Monroe Anderson takes a victory lap for correctly predicting the California recall election. And Sergio Mims--co-founder of the Black Harvest Film Festival--offers his opinions on everything from Larry Elder to Jordan Peele. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    "The Bridge Lady" and Kelly Cassidy & David Weiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 82:50


    Ben talks about the life and times of Veronica Wolski, who went from Bernie to QAon. Also, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy returns to talk about her counter attack against the anti-choicers. Also, a word or two about Republican "moderates". And David Weiss--AKA, Mr. Facebook--our correspondent in L.A., talks about the California recall election. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Adam Carston--When Rush Street Was Cool

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:50


    Historian Adam Carston talks about Mr. Kelly's the super cool Rush Street nightclub back in the `50s & `60s--when the small club drew Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Barbra Streisand and other stars. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Rob Paral—Chicago By Numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 45:28

    Demographer Rob Paral goes over the early census reports to see what they say about what Chicago was, is and will be. One obvious conclusion is that Republicans are full of…well, let's let Rob explain…See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rummana Hussain--Twenty Years Ago Today...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 59:54

    Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain talks about 9/11, white liberals, the new anti-abortion law in Texas, and other issues of the day. She poses the question: If it's white Christians who have outlawed abortion in Texas, why do so many white liberals call it Texas Taliban--as though Muslims did the outlawing?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh, What a Week--Let's Meet Sully!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 96:49

    Ben & Dr. D. riff on a week's worth of news, including...There's a new candidate for governor in the Republican primary. Meet Jesse "Sully" Sullivan, who is going to try to be the first resident of California to be elected governor of Illinois. How is that possible? Also, they take the deep dive on the other Republicans in the race. All of whom are looking the other way at the new law in Texas that essentially outlaws abortion.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    "Sing a Song" and Anne Emerson & Adolfo Mondragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 94:46


    Another Republican is set to run against Governor Pritzker. Ben riffs. City Council Finance Committee Chief of Staff Anne Emerson talks about the abusive language of Alderman Jim Gardiner. Some of which was directed at her. And attorney Adolfo Mondragon returns to talk about police and prosecutors and civil liberties and Bill Clinton and Mayor Rahm. El Dragon tells it like it is!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    "Back to the Past" and Monroe Anderson & Jason Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 93:54


    Last night was the opening episode of Ryan Murphy's ten-part saga on Clinton & Lewinsky. Ben asks who's more deceitful: Bill Clinton or Donald Trump? Monroe Anderson's answer: Trump! Political strategist Jason Lee returns to discuss the madness in his home state of Texas. Will Republicans be rewarded at the ballot box for essentially outlawing abortion? And then Jason discusses the rift between Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    "Magic Man" and Bruce Williams & Jim Coogan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 78:28

    Dr. D saves the day. Ben riffs. Political activist Bruce Williams returns with his analysis of California's governor recall election. Bottom line--looking good for Democrats. And attorney Jim Coogan breaks down the abortion law in Texas, the Supreme Court's ruling on that law and what it means going forward. And while he's here, one brief word about the White Sox. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Keith Forsyth--Breaking Into the FBI

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 49:01

    Keith Forsyth was a 20-year-old "freak" back in 1971, when he and other anti-war activists broke into the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and made off with various reports. That enabled them to eventually expose the secrets the FBI didn't want you to know--like COINTELPRO. He tells his story.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    David Sirota--The Crimes of Mayor Rahm

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 43:02


    Investigative journalist and former Bernie Sanders speechwriter, David Sirota returns to talk Mayor Rahm. Specifically, why are Dems rewarding Rahm after he, among other things, buried evidence of murder? You can read David's work at The Daily Poster.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Troy LaRaviere--Goes To School On...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 50:29

    President of the Chicago Principals Association Troy LaRaviere returns to talk about the opening of school. Or, Chicago's abysmal lack of preparation. Also, he offers advice to Los Angeles principals. And his thoughts on anti-vaxers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Oh, What a Week—School Opening Daze

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 75:55

    Ben & Dr. D riff on the week's news. Including, though not limited to, the opening of school, bullies in the City Council and anti-vaxxers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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