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  • Exploring political compromise

    David Yepsen joins the Sunday Spin this morning. David is formerly the national political reporter and columnist for the Des Moines Register and previously was director of the Paul Simon Institute of Policy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is now he’s the host of the venerable Iowa Press show on Iowa Public Television. Rick and Yepsen will talk about Muller’s obstruction investigation into President Trump, the political climate in Springfield, and more. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics […]

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    State Rep. Jay Hoffman on the Workers’ Compensation landscape in Illinois

    Rick speaks to Democratic state Rep. Jay Hoffman of Swansea in the Metro-East area. Hoffman is the sponsor of the Democratic version of bills to change workers’ compensation. He shares his rebuttal to changes being sought by insurers who appeared on the show last week. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook […]

  • Illinois Senate Pres. Cullerton says Gov. Rauner is more focused on his campaign commercials than the state budget

    This morning, Rick speaks to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. They will talk about Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for a special legislative session to begin next week, a series of proposals offered by House and Senate Republicans and where he may see things ending up. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s […]

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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/18/17

    Welcome to the Father’s Day edition of The Sunday Spin. To kick the show off, Rick will chat with Sam and our newest edition to the WGN Radio News team, Dometi Pongo. Then, Rick will go into our weekly spin through national politics, including the shooting at the Republican’s congressional baseball practice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and President Trump using Twitter to confirm he is now being investigated as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

  • What’s going on at Tree House Humane Society?

    This morning on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Steve speaks to Leona Less, a former employee of Tree House Humane Society.  Leona joins the show to discuss what’s gone wrong at Tree House, sadly. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3366486/3366486_2017-06-18-082726.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3793.mp3

  • New to Lou Too: A-Maze-N Tube Smoker

    This week’s New to Lou Too is the A-Maze-N Tube Smoker, a product that will turn just about any grill into a smoker. Listen to hear what Lou and Lindsey think!

  • Democratic governor candidate Ameya Pawar uses strong words to describe Gov Rauner’s language describing issues in Chicago

    Rick speaks to Democratic governor candidate Ameya Pawar. Pawar is also the 47th Ward alderman on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Rick and the alderman will talk about the early contest for governor and the heavy campaigning still nine months ahead of the Democratic primary. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & […]

  • Takeaways from James Comey’s testimony with Saint Xavier University’s Robert Shapiro

    For our final guest, Rick speaks to Robert Shapiro on the spin hotline. Shapiro is an attorney and also on the faculty at Saint Xavier University. We’ll get his take on the Comey testimony, the Trump response and where all of this may lead. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook […]

  • What you need to know about Illinois workers’ compensation

    Steve Schneider with the American Insurance Association and Jeff Junkas with the Property Casualty Insurers Association join the show. They represent the workers’ compensation insurers that are working in Illinois. They will discuss the efforts to change workers’ comp as a way to encourage the business climate as well as legislation that would affect workers’ comp insurers. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You […]

  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/11/17

    It’s been quite a week of politics and on this edition of the Sunday Spin, we bring you up to date with all the news. We’ll start out as always with the latest news and sports from Dave and Sam. Then, Rick dives into our spin through national politics highlighted by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. After that, Steve Schneider with the American Insurance Association and Jeff Junkas with the Property Casualty Insurers Association […]