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On the Air

Occasionally I get invited onto TV and radio news shows to talk about state government. Here are a few samples from those appearances.

In the Loop, WYCC PBS Chicago, Oct. 30, 2014
In the Loop, WYCC PBS Chicago, Oct. 13, 2016

At the midway point of Bruce Rauner's first term as Illinois governor, I talked to host Chris Bury about the challenges facing Rauner in his next two years. My segment starts at the 19:00 mark and follows a one-on-one interview with Rauner by WYCC's Lauren Cohn.

I was part of a panel discussion on the eve of the 2014 gubernatorial election. Scroll to 7:00 for the start of the segment.

CapitolView, WSEC PBS Springfield, March 10, 2017

I joined my longtime former coworker Bernard Schoenburg on WSEC PBS Springfield's "CapitolView" to talk about week that Gov. Bruce Rauner probably wanted to forget and other happenings in state politics the week of March 10, 2017. 

CapitolView, WSEC PBS Springfield, Feb. 2, 2017

After the largest union of state employees in Illinois took a first-ever strike authorization vote, I joined host Bernard Schoenburg and WICS Channel 20 reporter Adam Rife to discuss its meaning on "CapitolView."


On Feb. 27, 2017, I joined Monique Garcia of the Chicago Tribune and host Niala Boodhoo to talk Illinois politics on NPR Illinois station WILL-AM in Urbana.

Feb. 13, 2017: More Illinois politics on "The 21st," this time with WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold. 

For years, "State Week in Review" on Springfield public radio station WUIS-FM 91.9 has been one of my favorite sources of information on goings-on at the Capitol. I was thrilled when I was first invited on as a panelist in 2016. Here's the Jan. 20, 2017, episode in which I join Charlie Wheeler and Sean Crawford to talk about a budget deal that was being hatched in the Illinois Senate.

I join Brian Mackey and Sean Crawford in a Thanksgiving episode from Nov. 25, 2016, in which we talk about the fading hope for a state budget five months into the budget year and following a year in which the state never had an operating budget and began racking up what would be record deficits.

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