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Best podcasts about chicago politics

Latest podcast episodes about chicago politics

The Ben Joravsky Show
Vincent E. Norment & Victoria Williams--Chicago's Own

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 50:16


Vincent E. Norment, owner of the Marijuana Hall of Fame, and Victoria Williams, CEO of ACC of Illinois, return to break it down. Sports, that is. Chicago sports, to be exact. Should the Bears fire Matt Nagy? Is Justin Fields the real deal? Are the Bulls just a mirage? Who's right and wrong in the Scottie v. Michael debate? And a few words about a few other things...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Thanks to Thanksgiving" & Michael Gerardi

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 65:52


There are some things to be thankful for, even when the political news is awful. Ben riffs. And Michael Gerardi, the man the critics call Chicago's Neil Young, makes his debut. Talking about surviving the madness of the times. It helps to sing a song every now and then.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Arbery Verdict" Monroe Anderson & Lavonte Stewart

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 78:05


The verdict comes in just as we go on the air. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson & Lavonte Stewart break down the verdicts. And Monroe's theory--"Kyle Rittenhouse is the white OJ."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Pekau Cop Out" & Anna Feuer and Jim Coogan

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 87:50


Republican Keith Pekau announces he's running for Congress in the 6th district. But he's afraid to take a stand on Paul Gosar. Ben riffs. And Anna Feuer talks about efforts to form a union at the Art Institute. Finally, attorney Jim Coogan, fro Dwyer & Coogan, returns to talk about the Rittenhouse trial. Listen to Ben struggle to be dispassionate.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Bennett Johnson--Harold Washington & Ali

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 50:28


Publisher, activist, civil rights leader, Bennett Johnson has seen it all in his 90-something years of life. Best of friends with Mayor Harold Washington (going back to their days in college). Associate of Muhammad Ali. Good friends with the great writer Richard Durham. You name it, he's seen it. He tells all. Including what happened to Ali's gold medal. Hint--exactly what Ali said happened to it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rummana Hussain--Rittehounse in Wisconsin

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 53:30


As Rummana and Ben start to review the day's issues, the story breaks from Kenosha--Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted. Apparently, murder is now legal in the state of Wisconsin. As hard as it is to discuss, we discuss. From there it's on to the exoneration of Muhammad Azis & Khalil Islam for the murder of Malcolm X. Only took 55 years. Finally, a word or two about Impeachment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh, What a Week! "Mayor Catanzara??

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 89:55


Ben & the Doctor riff on the week's news. And, oh, what a week it was. Obama meets with Pritzker. Republican candidates for governor fight for Kenny G's donations. Only in Chicago is it unfair to accuse Mayor Rahm of covering up video of Laquan McDonald's murder. And John Catanzara says you can't fire me, I quit. To run for mayor?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"What Did Shia Say?" & Miles Kampf-Lassin

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 76:25


Shia Kapos writes a great column for POLITICO Illinois Playbook about Democratic double standards. Ben riffs. And Miles Kampf-Lassin, editor/writer from In These Times, returns to talk about Democratic Socialism. Specifically, India Walton's loss in Buffalo. Has the Republican propaganda turned America against Socialism like they turned it against "political correctness" "woke" and "liberal"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Fran Spielman Show
Ald. George Cardenas (12th)

The Fran Spielman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 32:05


Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Mayor Lori Lightfoot's City Council floor leader Ald. George Cardenas (12th) to discuss his plan to study the feasibility of the city to purchase the Chicago Bears as well as the current state of crime and whether or not to give CPD Supt. David Brown more time as top cop. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Stormin' Norman!" Monroe Anderson & Henry Davis Jr.

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 76:41


A post from Heidi Van Lier inspires Ben to riff about her father--the great Norm Van Lier. Then it's on to the political business of the day. Starting with Monroe Anderson and Ben talking about the exoneration of two men who spent years in prison after being falsely convicted of the murder of Malcolm X. Then South Bend councilmen Henry Davis Jr. returns to talk about criminal justice. In particular, the Kyle Rittenhouse case. And more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Johnny C. Quits" and Sam Holloway & Dave McCarver

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 86:18


Johnny Catanzara, president of the FOP, quits to run for mayor. Can't make this shit up. Also, Sam Holloway returns to talk politics from a lefty perspective. And Dave McCarver, Democratic chieftain from Lee County, explains what Dems must do to win in 2022. Hint: Don't make the same mistake you made in 2010, when you cowered.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Tom Shaer--Scottie & MJ

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 49:09


Former sports journalist Tom Shaer return to take the deep dive on Scottie Pippen & Michael Jordan. Specifically, just made the news, writing a book that rips Jordan. Why is Scottie so upset with MJ and does he have good reason? Tom spent a lot of time with the Bulls back in the day. And Ben? Well, he lives and breathes this stuff. He doesn't call them his beloved Bulls for nothing.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
David Faris--Inflation Politics

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 52:26


Political scientist David Faris returns to talk inflation politics. Specifically, how Republicans will weaponize the issue over the next year. It won't be pretty. Especially, as centrists Dems, afraid of being called too liberal, abandon Biden's Build Back Better program. Also, an analysis of Virginia and New Jersey's governor's race. And a little good news, which you'll have to listen to hear...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh, What a Week: "The Battle of the Billionaires & Casino Royale"

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 77:14


Ben & Dr. D riff on a week's worth of news. Including billionaire Ken “Kenny G” Griffin's pledge to spend whatever it takes to defeat billionaire Governor Pritzker. Also, Chicago finally gets ready to build a casino. Guess who will pay for it, suckers?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Real Tears, Rittenhouse?" Marc Sims & Litesa Wallace

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 70:10


Kyle Rittenhouse squeezes out a tear or two when he takes the stand. Ben riffs. Marc Sims talks Rittenhouse and crime. And Litesa Wallace--Democratic candidate for congress in the 17th district--returns to talk about her campaign. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Rittenhouse on the Stand" and Monroe Anderson & Jacob Kaplan

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 64:17


Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson talks about the case against Trump and his insurrectionists. And Jacob Kaplan, executive director of the Cook County Democratic Party, talks politics. Specifically, what Dems should to offset MAGA's surge. And more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rebecca Sive--On The Bright Side

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 52:04


Writer/activist Rebecca Sive talks about women in politics, the MAGA backlash and a few bright sides to Tuesday's elections. Also, a word or two about her latest book, Make Herstory Your Story. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rummana Hussain on Jenna Ryan, the Tomahawk Chop & More...

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 47:28


Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain returns to talk Jenna Ryan and the concept of internalized white privileged. Also, is the Tomahawk Chop a little too cultish? And while we're asking questions--how come entitled people in Chicago think they have the right to be entitled? And how about this? Rummana at a Bob Dylan concert?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh, What a Week: "Adam Kinzinger Week & I'm Not Lovin' It"

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 91:43


Ben & Dr. D riff on a week's worth of news, starting with...Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Will he or won't he? Huh? You gotta listen. And the CEO of McDonald's had something to say about young victims of crime so he sent a text to Mayor Lightfoot? Huh? It seems when entitled people want to say something, they go to the top. Which is why they're entitled. Speaking of Avis LaVelle at the park district, texting Kim Foxx. And more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Aaron Rodgers Clinton" and Sarah Bingaman

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 87:22


Aaron Rodgers takes a page from Bill Clinton's "depends what the meaning of is is" to convince people think he'd been vaccinated, when he wasn't. Ben riffs. And Sarah Bingaman, Indivisible activist from MAGA-land, talks about what Dems have to do to win over voters in a towns where people fly signs that say "Fuck Biden". Hint--jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. Let's hope Dems are listening...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Fran Spielman Show
Ward remapping | Consultants to City Council's Hispanic Caucus Victor Reyes and Burt Odelson

The Fran Spielman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 87:14


Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Victor Reyes and Burt Odelson to discuss the current state of Chicago's ward map and what changes are currently being negotiated. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Panic Politics" and Monroe Anderson & Jitu Brown

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 94:08


MAGA wins in Virginia and almost in New Jersey. Democrats panic. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson talks about what went wrong for Dems and what they have to do to change course. And legendary Chicago activist Jitu Brown makes his podcast debut to talk about community empowerment. In short, don't move right, Dems, out of fear.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Kenosha/Virginia" & Andrew Ellison

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 87:32


MAGA takes its stand in Kenosha & Virginia, hoping to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse of murder and elect a Trumpster as governor. Dems look helpless. Ben riffs. And political strategist Andrew Ellison makes his debut to take the deep dive on congressional reapportionment. He gives Dems an A-. It might have been an A, but...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Laurie Glenn & Juanita Irizarry--Power in Chicago

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 56:55


Political strategist Laurie Glenn and Juanita Irizarry, executive director of Friends of the Parks, return to talk politics. And somehow the conversation turns to a spirited discourse on the irony of powers in Chicago. In which well-connected people use their influence to get appointed by the mayor to boards where they act powerless. Of course it makes no sense--it's Chicago. Plus, much more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Lenny Bruce on Cancel Culture

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 37:25


Ok, not really, Lenny Bruce. But Ronnie Marmo, the actor, who plays the great comedian in a one-man play that Marmo wrote called "I'm Not a Comedian...I'm Lenny Bruce." Marmo talks about Lenny's impact on other comics, cancel culture, Dave Chappelle, being an Italian actor playing a Jewish comedian and a lot of other things. You can see the play--directed by Joe Mantegna--at the Mercury Theater.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
David Faris--Critical Race Theory & Virginia's Governor's Election

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 63:52


Political scientist David Faris returns to talk about Republican "moral panic" and how it's being used as a tool by Glenn Youngkin in his race against Terry McCauliffe for governor of Viriginia. The latest "moral panic" is critical race theory, which apparently scares otherwise moderate voters to vote MAGA.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh, What A Week: "The Great Debates With Atiba Buchanan"

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 80:55


It's week-summarizing time. With Dr. D in Alton, Atiba Buchanan--WVON talk show host--returns to engage Ben in a series of great debates. Topics include--congressional remap. White guy wins $10 million discrimination lawsuit. The Blackhawks scandal. Kyrie "flat earth" Irving. Dave Chappelle. And more...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Budget Bliss" and Miles Kampf-Lassin

The Ben Joravsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 78:06


The City Council passes Mayor Lightfoot's budget. Ben riffs. Also, an apology to Johnny C. Sorta. And Miles Kampf-Lassin, writer/editor for In These Times, returns to talk about, among other things, taxing the rich. It's popular, yet Dems just can't get it done. Miles explains why. Finally, a shoutout to the great Joakim Noah.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Here Come The Hawks" and Monroe Anderson & Sergio Mims

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"No Bright One" & Dave Glowacz's City Council Synopsis

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Fran Spielman Show
Civic Federation president Laurence Msall

The Fran Spielman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 35:08


As the head of Chicago's foremost taxpayer watchdog group, Laurence Msall might be expected to urge fiscal caution. But Msall said losing the Bears would be a blow the city should try hard to avoid.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Stacy Davis Gates, Kim Hunt & Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rummana Hussain--Squid Games, RBG & Katie Couric & More...

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

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

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Fran Spielman Show
Interim Chicago Park District Chief Rosa Escareno

The Fran Spielman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 35:42


Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman and investigative reporter Lauren FitzPatrick are joined by Interim General Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer Rosa Escareno to discuss her role in bringing new direction to the recently scandal-ridden Chicago Park District amid sexual misconduct investigations currently surrounding ousted CEO Michael Kelly.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Do You Believe Him" and Delmarie Cobb & Candis Castillo

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Rahm Redux" and Monroe Anderson & Kina Collins

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
WTTW Chicago politics reporter Heather Cherone: There is disagreement of whether Rahm Emanuel should be disqualified from public life

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021


WTTW Chicago politics reporter Heather Cherone joins John Williams to explain the points of contention in Rahm Emanuel’s nomination to the role of Japan ambassador. That’s given the lack of transparency over the Laquan McDonald shooting during his administration.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Ben's Back in Chicago" & Maya Dukmasova

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
David Faris--Explaining David Shor

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa--Meeting With The Mayor

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

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

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Timuel Black--RIP" and Harish Patel & Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"Happy Anniversary, Reader!" and Monroe Anderson & Tracy Baim

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"COVID Coalition" & Andre Vasquez, Frank Avellone, Tom Tresser & Jonathan Peck

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Rummana Hussain--Various Crazies...

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Jim Coogan--Legal Bad Guys

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
Oh, What a Week: "Foxxfoot & Undecided for the Win.

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.

The Ben Joravsky Show
"White Sox v. Cubs" and Marc Sims & Adolfo Mondragon

The Ben Joravsky Show

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.