Could examining the subject of the #1 movie in America make this the #1 podcast in America? Who knows! But it’s worth a shot.
Plan to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes could cost millions
Political Beats: Radiohead
Yes, the new episode of the National Review podcast is on Radiohead.
You can check it out here.
Political Beats: CVB/Cracker
I invite you to listen to a very special episode of @Political_Beats, as Jeff and I are joined by David Lowery to talk Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. I love Camper, but Cracker is an all-time band for me. I own every piece of music they’re recorded. Seen them live 6 or 7 times. Hold the music in a very special place. And, as the episode illustrates, Lowery simply is *the* great, overlooked songwriter of his time.
Political Beats: Old 97s
Excited to share the newest episode of Political Beats, in which Jessie Opoien of the The Capital Times joins us to discuss one of my all-time favorite bands, Old 97’s.
Illinois News Network Stories
A new survey shows more Illinois community college students move on to complete a four-year degree than students in any other state.
An update to Illinois’ smoke detector law could force homeowners to make an upgrade.
A battle is brewing over the peer-to-peer car rental market in Illinois.
Do You Like The Beatles?
You do? Fantastic! I invite you to check out our “Political Beats” two-part look at the career of the Fab Four with Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review.
Debut Essay at National Review
Incredibly proud to share my first, but hopefully not last, published essay at National Review. On a list of professional accomplishments, this one ranks high. NR likely has been the most influential publication in my life. I’ve been honored to work on Political Beats with the crew, but to also see my words up on the website is an honor.
Here’s a link to the essay/commentary/review of Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods.
Recent “Political Beats”
Kevin Madden joined us to talk Wilco.
Ellen Carmichael discussing Dire Straits.
Christian Schneider on Pixies.
Janus Interviews at CPAC
At CPAC 2018, I was able to conduct two interviews connected to the Janus v. AFSCME case now before the U.S. Supreme Court:
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