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.
Check it out here.
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.
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.
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.
Part One is here.
Part Two is here.
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.
Recently, while filling in for The Michael Koolidge Show, I had the opportunity to talk with Gregg Easterbrook about his new book, “It’s Better Than It Looks“. Here’s the audio:
Kevin Madden joined us to talk Wilco.
Ellen Carmichael discussing Dire Straits.
Christian Schneider on Pixies.