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Connected to Chicago (04-08-2018)

Congressman Brad Schneider joins the show to discuss a variety of topics. Bill and Congressman Schneider discuss how President Trump’s tariffs affect the 10th district, and a possible solution to DACA. Deerfield recently passed an assault weapons ban, and Congressman Schneider inquires into the topic on Gun Laws and reform.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun- Times. Topics include Illinois Tax reform, How President Trump’s Tariffs are affecting the relationship between the United States and China, and if President Trump’s recent comments on Amazon will negatively affect Chicago’s chance of getting an Amazon Headquarters.

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment highlights April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Illinois each year, some 125,000 children are abused, according to the latest state statistics. DCFS’s Cathy Smith says many are not old enough to speak up for themselves. Prevent Child Abuse Illinois executive director Denise McCaffrey says she is inspired by the “Me Too” movement and says with that momentum, it is time to work together to stop the abuse. The public is asked to call the DCFS hotline if they suspect a child is at risk.

Big John & Ray 60: “Goodbye Director Flynn”

Michael Flynn gets the boot from the President Trump administration. White Sox pitchers and catchers report. Plus, did racism keep Beyonce from winning more Grammy’s?

Ed Henry from FOXNews talks about the dismissal of Michael Flynn from President Trump’s cabinet

Ed Henry from FOXNews joins the show to talk about the first firing of the Trump Administration.

Kristen McQueary from the Chicago Tribune talks about Illinois’ financial health

Kristen McQueary from the Chicago Tribune joins the show to talk about Chris Kennedy joining the race for Governor and the fiscal health of the state of Illinois.

James Arkin from Real Clear Politics talks about the resignation of Michael Flynn

James Arkin from Real Clear Politics joins the show to talk about the resignation of Michael Flynn from President Trump’s Cabinet.

Jonathan Hoenig from Capitalist Pig Management talks about Valentine’s Day economics

Jonathan Hoenig from Capitalist Pig Management joins the show to talk about greeting card sales going up and chocolate sales going down for Valentine’s Day.

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow talks about President Trump’s court battle over his travel ban

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow joins the show to talk about President Trump’s threats to take a ruling on his Executive Order permitting people from certain countries to come to the United States to court.

Eric Segall is a constitutional expert and talks about President Trump’s court battle over his travel ban

Eric Segall is a constitutional expert and joins the show to talk about the appeals court ruling over President Trump’s executive order.

Olivia Nuzzi from New York Magazine talks about the relationship between Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus

Olivia Nuzzi is the Washington correspondent for New York Magazine and joins the show to talk about her article on the relationship between Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus.

Big John & Ray 60: “How Not To Make Friends with the Police”

Rahm Emanuel tells Democrats to focus on winning, not whining over losing to Trump. Two cases of what not to do to police officers. Plus, Brian Urlacher’s battle with a Florida hair restoration company.

National Review’s Rich Lowry talks about President Trump’s travel ban

Rich Lowry from the National Review joins the show to talk about his article on the travel ban signed by President Trump where he says the ban is legal.

U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski talks about his proposal to make politics more transparent

U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski joins the show to talk about his proposed bill that will require the government to disclose when they buy things not made in the USA.

Juan Williams from the Hill talks about the battle over Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing

Juan Williams from the Hill joins the show to talk about the Mitch McConnell-Elizabeth Warren battle in the Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

David Drucker from the Washington Examiner talks about the Mitch McConnell-Elizabeth Warren battle

David Drucker is a Senior Correspondent on Capitol Hill for the Washington Examiner and joins the show to talk about Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Warren battling over the confirmation of Jeff Sessions.

Tim Calkins from the Kellogg School of Management talks about the Super Bowl ads

Tim Calkins is a professor at the Kellogg School of Management joins the show to talk about the Super Bowl ads.

Bill Gertz from Washington Free Beacon talks about President Trump’s effect on national security

Bill Gertz from the Washington Free Beacon joins the show to talk about President Trump’s effect on national security in his first few weeks in office.

Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith talks about Super Bowl LI

Chuck Smith is a radio host in Atlanta and former defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and joins the show to talk about the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould talks about Super Bowl LI

Former Bears and current Giants kicker Robbie Gould joins the show to break down Super Bowl LI.

WEEI’s Michael Holley breaks down Super Bowl LI this weekend

Michael Holley is an afternoon host on Boston’s WEEI and joins the show from Houston to talk about the outlook for his Patriots this weekend in Super Bowl LI.

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka makes his pick for Super Bowl LI

Former Bears tight end and coach Mike Ditka joins the show to talk about the upcoming Super Bowl and his belief that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick should be left alone over their friendship with Tom Brady.

“The patriots…should be the prototype for every football team in the league,” Mike Ditka tells John and Ray. “They can be beat, but I don’t think anybody is going to beat them.”

When asked about the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo coming to the Chicago Bears, Ditka responded, “Yes, I would say that would be, I think that would be a great thing.”