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Lightning Rod with Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is back!

“The Lightning Rod” is an exclusive weekly podcast hosted by former Illinois Governor and self-described “Trumpocrat” Rod Blagojevich. “The Lightning Rod” will feature analysis about politics, government, trending stories and global issues, and will feature conversations with politicians, political experts, policymakers, celebrities and influencers about what’s worked, what hasn’t and who can make it better.

As a Democrat, Blagojevich was a state representative before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected the 40th Governor of Illinois in 2002, and won reelection to a second term in 2006, until his impeachment in 2009. Blagojevich, a Chicago native, holds a degree from Northwestern University.

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Tom Bevan: “Parties are looking for their hard core voters, who turn out no matter what.”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have Tom Bevan, co-founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics, on to discuss how Democrats reacted towards Kavanaugh, bringing upon a mod like feeling towards politicians. Plus the push to vote and the latest ad featuring older people who are using scare tactics to get the younger generations out to vote.

Tune in to Tom Bevan Sunday nights at 8 pm, on WLS-AM 890!

Tom Bevan Show (09/30/2018) – A.B. Stoddard / Josh Kraushaar / Bill Whalen – The Wild Week of Brett Kavanaugh plus it’s impact on the upcoming elections.

Tom Bevan Show (09/30/2018) – A.B. Stoddard / Josh Kraushaar / Bill Whalen – The Wild Week of Brett Kavanaugh plus it’s impact on the upcoming elections.

A.B. Stoddard is an Associate Editor at Real Clear Politics.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/ab_stoddard/

Josh Kraushaar Political Editor for National Journal.
https://www.nationaljournal.com/search?a=Josh%20Kraushaar

Bill Whalen is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/bill_whalen/

Chris Plante: “Political violence is now a regular feature in American politics”

 

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by mid-day host Chris Plante in talking about the growing cases of violence, mainly in political violence, since President Trump has been in office. Leaving it on a positive not talking about the growing numbers in the stock marks, plus Floridas elections candidates.

Dennis Rodman crashes Pearl Jam’s Chicago concert to talk politics

Pearl Jam continues to court political controversy, this time in Chicago where the band allowed former NBA star Dennis Rodman to take the stage and reportedly talk about North Korea to the crowd.

According to TMZ, the former Bulls star showed up to the band’s concert at PJ’s Wrigley Field on Saturday where he not only pontificated on North Korea, but also told concertgoers he thought they were the only ones who could understand his politics.

“You people here are the only people on this planet Earth [that] gave me support,” he says in the video below. “Thank all you guys!

The star continued with a promise to the city that when the day comes for him to die, he wants to be buried in Chicago.

Eddie Vedder took the stage back from him not long after and joked that he hoped that day would be as far away as possible.

Read more at Fox News, and check out the video below where he speaks at the concert:

Connected to Chicago (07-29-2018) Special Guest: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was raised in Peoria and attended Princeton and Harvard. Raja, influenced by Barack Obama, now represents the 8th District for Illinois. Can President Trump and his tax reforms be given any credit to the current economic recovery or was the ball already rolling from the Obama administration? Tax cuts have been helpful, but there is a strong possibility that Americans will be paying for these tax cuts for many years to come. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the Oversight Committee thinks the proposed GOP impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is just the newest in a long series of Republican attempts to undermine, discredit, and disrupt the Mueller investigation. Close to home, Rep. Krishnamoorthi is concerned about reports Heartland Alliance, which has been accused of abuse of children being sheltered there by the separation of immigrant families by the Trump administration.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone of the Daily Line. Topics discussed include: President Trump and his visit to southern Illinois on Thursday to tout his economic re-development and tariffs. Do these new tariffs help or hurt Illinois businesses and residents. 30% of the congressman’s constituents are foreign born, and he says that many of them are concerned about their future and the ability of others to immigrate into the country.

This week’s community spotlight segment is from Jennifer Keiper.  Robert Mendez, Organizer, Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society.  A group of Peruvian and American health care professionals and volunteers from Illinois make up the Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society, a non-profit organization that has and outdoor event coming up. 5k for Peru Committee Chairman, Robert Mendez, says the August 5th race, in downtown Chicago, helps raise funds for Doctors here in Chicago to go to Peru to offer medical services in impoverished areas. Mendez talks about the groups’ work and the need for volunteers.

John Ziegler -“Here’s How Democrats Could Take Back the House, if They Weren’t So Bad at Politics”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by John Ziegler, a podcast host, documentary film writer/director, and journalist, where he speaks about a column he wrote on mediaite.com