SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
“Best Game in Town”

Friday, Aug 27, 2010

* I have worked out an arrangement with WBEZ to give my blog readers an exclusive advance listen to the station’s new weekly political program: “Best Game in Town,” hosted by Steve Edwards. From producer Justin Kaufmann…

This episode: We talk with pundits, analysts and reporters about the week in Illinois politics.

WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik gives us background on the resignation of Governor Pat Quinn’s Chief of Staff Jerry Stermer. Capitol Fax Editor Rich Miller likens the race for Illinois governor to the 1980 presidential race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. And we talk with Laura Washington, Scott McPherson and Michael Bauer about this week’s political news.

“Best Game in Town” will cover Chicago politics from the Statehouse to the White House with lively analysis, insightful interviews and in-depth feature reports. The name is nod to the colorful world of Chicago politics – and comes from Cheryl Corley’s weekly political show in the early 90’s on WBEZ of the same name. (We’re resurrecting the title). The Best Game in Town is tentatively scheduled to air Fridays on WBEZ and as an extended weekly podcast via iTunes. The show is hosted by Steve Edwards and produced by Justin Kaufmann.


And here’s the link to your exclusive first look
. Subscribe to the iTunes podcast by clicking here.

Many thanks to everyone at WBEZ for helping me supply fresh content to my readers. Have at it.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


9 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 2:41 pm:

    Great lineup. It’s nice to see local public broadcasting — hat tip to Chicago Tonight, as well — step up their game on the local issues of the day.


  2. - 47th Ward - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 2:43 pm:

    Rich,

    While I realize you look very good on radio, I’m not sure family radio is your best format. Did they edit out your cursing or simply bleep over it?


  3. - Ghost - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 2:48 pm:

    Nice line up! I wishe we had more programs like this in IL

    instead the mediaoutlets seem determined to kill off political coverage in favor of canned national AP pieces (usually from people outside of the State who have no idea what is really occuring)


  4. - wordslinger - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 3:21 pm:

    Hey Rich, try to be the Angry White Man on the show. It’s incredibly lucrative. The best have New York Times #1 hardcovers (that’s what she said) with books that they DICTATE while driving.

    Yet, somehow, they seem bitter and pessimistic about our prospects as a country. Rush, given your talent, history and success, I find that perplexing.

    Sadly, on a beautiful late August day, at the start of football season, with the White Sox in the hunt, and a garden full of tomatoes and peppers, I’m the Optimistic White Man.

    Believe me, there’s no extra money in that.


  5. - OneMan - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 3:41 pm:

    Not bad….


  6. - Techboy - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 3:43 pm:

    Does this new show mean they are dropping “State Week In Review”? There should be room for both shows, since one is based in Springfield, and the other, Chicago.


  7. - Louis Howe - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 3:53 pm:

    Interesting 1980 Reagan-Carter comparision. However, I first heard Zack Stamp make the same comparison last February after Brady won the primary. It’s a good spin for the GOP.


  8. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 5:15 pm:

    What an awesome show. Great job Rich and Steve.


  9. - The REAL Anonymous fka Anonymous - Friday, Aug 27, 10 @ 6:28 pm:

    Awwwwww…thanks, Rich. You’re the greatest. Have a wonderful vacation! (And I know I don’t have to say it, but “rest up”. It’s going to be a weird one.”)


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Fracking rules finally unveiled
* Question of the day
* A big IDOT roundup
* Even Steven, for now
* *** UPDATED x1 - Confirmed *** Report: Libertarians file charges
* Big guys dinged a bit, but little guys helped a lot
* Today's photo
* Stark contrasts on taxes, minimum wage
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live
        * Galaxy Note 4 rendering leaks confirming previous leaks
        * Moto G 4G CyanogenMod 11 nightly builds now available
        * Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone
        * Five Nights at Freddy’s: fun, scary game with a freaky bear
        * Apple’s iWatch announcement could be big tease, with sales delayed until 2015
        * Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

        * Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection
        * T-Mobile Plans Next “Uncarrier” Event One Day After Apple’s Unveil
        * Facebook responds to Pew study on social self-censorship
        * Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi
        * YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website
        * Eyeball Bowling Ball: All Eyes on the Pins
        * Samsung’s Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+

        * While Sox try to summon spoiler energy for Detroit series
        * De Aza makes leaping catch while avoiding Eaton
        * Danks in form on mound, but White Sox fall to Tribe
        * Carroll tabbed for opener of weekend set vs. Tigers
        * Indians 3, White Sox 2: Quiet bats in another series loss
        * Danks in form on mound, but White Sox fall to Tribe
        * Bassitt set to debut Saturday night against Tigers


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Illinois Governor Signs Law Combating Pregnancy.....
        * How Should Bosses Deal With Pregnant Employees?..
        * Circle Interchange to be renamed today in honor.....
        * Lyons Township Treasurer’s Office under fire ag.....
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes..
        * Family Of Jackie Robinson West Little League Te.....
        * Governor Signs Bill Calling for Greater Protect.....
        * Friday Morning Poll..
        * Topic matches for tax..
        * Scandal-plagued Burr Oak Cemetery gets a makeover..


        * Prairie Farms cuts 66 jobs in St. Louis County
        * Monument dedicated at suburban Chicago cemetery
        * 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder
        * State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules
        * Detective's work led to renewed Quincy death probe
        * Meth suspects were not members of Illinois church
        * Man gets 2 years in Illinois casino fraud case
        * Peoria Civic Center reports $875,000 annual loss
        * Chicago man delivers his baby girl on expressway
        * Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner
        * IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday
        * DNR: $1 hunting, fishing licenses for Illinois seniors not ready
        * Renovation of Illinois Supreme Court building completed
        * Vallas: Rauner income tax rollback would cost schools $4 billion
        * Rauner: Department of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'
        * Durbin, Oberweis disagree over debate schedule

        * Chicago business barometer rebounds in August
        * Long-awaited fracking rules released
        * Quick change coming for Cook County's Medicaid contract
        * Mariano's plans first Naperville store
        * McDonald’s: Russian regulator inspecting 100 restaurants


        * Young woman guilty in brutal double murder in Joliet
        * Woman guilty in Joliet double-murder; two more yet to stand trial
        * Firefighter describes scene at O’Hare shuttle bus crash
        * Aurora couple on O’Hare shuttle bus ‘landed in a pile of humans’ after crash
        * Young woman found guilty in brutal double murder in Joliet
        * Judge expected to announce verdict Friday in Joliet double-murder
        * Ex-Cook county worker charged with fraud in grant program
        * All lanes open after bus crash at O’Hare
        * Off-duty paramedic delivers own baby on Edens Expressway
        * 15 injured in bus crash at O’Hare; all I-190 lanes reopened


        * Paramedic delivers his own baby on Edens Expressway
        * Sex abuse suspect jailed for texting family of alleged victim
        * Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students
        * IU student from Libertyville dies in sorority house
        * Fracking approaches final hurdle in Illinois
        * Mom reacts to guilty verdict in Joliet slayings: 'It's a relief'
        * Woodstock abuse suspect takes plea deal, testifies against schoolmate
        * 2 firefighters on way to work come to aid of driver, passengers in bus crash
        * 14-year-old sexually assaulted in Park Manor neighborhood
        * Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot


        * Inspector's Report Reveals Clout Hiring At IDOT
        * 'Belleville' The Movie Is NOT A Documentary
        * Gone Fishing: Harsh winter brings lake temps down, but not for long
        * Journalist and doctor encourage honest conversations about death
        * Libertarians Survive Illinois GOP's Ballot Challenge
        * Undocumented Immigrants Call For Presidential Orders
        * State Retirees To Stop Paying Health Premiums
        * How America's most plentiful bird disappeared
        * Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New Law
        * Rep. Poe To Undergo Stem Cell Transplant


        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * E.J. Dionne: 2014 and the limits of rage
        * Esther Cepeda: Farmers markets, here I come
        * Rep. Tom Morrison: What Illinois could learn from other states
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner
        * IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday
        * DNR: $1 hunting, fishing licenses for Illinois seniors not ready
        * Our Opinion: Let the healing begin in Kincaid


        * Police: Man tries to lure 11-year-old boy into car
        * State police urge caution on Labor Day weekend
        * Tom's Mailbag Aug. 30, 2014
        * Lewis 'Lew' Kagy
        * Suspect who led police on Belleville chase charged with two felonies
        * Noise ordinance experiment
        * Sneak peek at IYB: Another Jimmy John's on the way
        * Carbondale man sentenced to two years for Wal-Mart thefts
        * U-Haul employee pinned between two vehicles in Bettendorf
        * Illini hosting chalk talk for women


        * Driver injured after car crashes through garage in West Chicago
        * Former deputy charged in double homicide
        * Chief in $800 million fraud gets 20-year sentence
        * Police investigate possible shooting, but call off lockdown at Beach Park schools
        * At least 24 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua

        * Schakowsky Shadows Illinois Home Care Work...
        * Schakowsky: House GOP to blame for gridloc...
        * Dems urge CMS to ensure accurate nursing h...
        * Connie Bruck Whitewashes Schakowsky--and J...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * Legislation proposes mandating 24/7 nursin...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * Farm Antibiotic Restrictions Proposed - Al...
        * Jan Schakowsky: Tom Marino's Response to '...
        * Telling Nancy Pelosi to do research is sex...

        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...
        * Sen. Dick Durbin to visit NIU today...
        * Sen. Dick Durbin to visit NIU today...
        * Sen. Dick Durbin to visit NIU today...
        * Sen. Dick Durbin to visit NIU today...

        * Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to h......
        * Family fun day on Saturday marks Tottenham......
        * Q&A: Susquenita head coach Mark Kirk...

        * ERA passage could undermine new Illinois pregnant mom law
        * Andrzejewski: How Quinn Pumps his Friends Pensions
        * Lt. Colonel Allen West endorses Colonel Larry Kaifesh for U.S. Congress [video]
        * FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism
        * Busted: Congressman Schneider disses coal/oil while pocketing industry profits
        * Where's Weyermuller? On a Ten Million Dollar Safe Passage Route
        * Positive Loitering Tonight, 7pm-8pm
        * Can JRW kids become a factor if Quinn achieves political victory on Nov. 4?
        * Illinois Libertarians file complaint against State's Republican Party
        * Illinois gubernatorial campaigns go high-tech with digital swat teams


        * Quinn Refuses to Answer New IDOT Questions
        * Rauner Rolls Out Students for Rauner Coalition
        * Quinnocchio Alert: Pat Quinn Still Hasn’t Cleaned Up IDOT
        * FACT CHECK: Pat Quinn’s New False TV Ad
        * ICYMI: The shaky mantle of ‘reformer’




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller