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Reporting from in and around Illinois.Listen to Statewide across Illinois in:Bloomington/Normal – WGLT 89.1 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon)Carbondale – WSIU 91.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Mount Vernon - WVSI 88.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Olney - WUSI 90.3 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)Quad Cities - WVIK 105.7 HD-2 (Fridays 11 a.m. - noon)Rockford/DeKalb – WNIJ 89.5 (Saturdays 6-7 a.m., Sundays 2-3 p.m.)Springfield/Decatur - WUIS 91.9 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, 11 p ...
 
Broken English is a mobile podcast hosted by me, Andrew Mahar in and around Chicago, Illinois. This first season is a mixture of interviews from people who have immigrated to the U.S. ranging from Mexico to South Africa to Turkey to Bolivia. With the Trump administration creating such a negative connotation around the word “Immigrant” now more than ever, immigrants need a voice to share their side of the story. Broken English is here to be that voice.
 
Jason Rantz is Seattle’s fresh, contemporary conservative voice. Young and urban, passionate and bold, Rantz is outnumbered by the Progressive chorus, yet refuses to ignore the conservative principles at the core of America’s greatness. Prolific on-air and online, Rantz knows he’s outnumbered in Seattle, but he’s never shy to be outspoken about it.
 
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The Monologue: The Stranger, which had to beg for money to stay in business, defends stealing because “Target will survive the damage." The Interview: Whatcom County Councilman Ben Elenbaas announced he’s running for the late Sen. Doug Eriksen seat -- even though a Republican was just appointed to take it. The Interview: Rep. Dan Griffey debates HB…
 
What’s Trending: Dr. Scott Gotleib wants the mandates to be lifted as quickly as they were put in place, and Inslee reminds us he has no understanding of free speech. \\ Big Local: Suspect gets arrested in connection to the Tacoma arsons, and B&Es are taking over on Tik Tok. \\ Apple is releasing two new emojis. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will deliver a combined budget and state of the state address on Wednesday. Pritzker will likely tout his accomplishments during his first term as prepares to seek re-election. Meanwhile, Republicans are focused on crime as a key issue in the race to unseat Pritzker. Some have already hit the airwaves with their message.…
 
The Monologue: Dems only focus on identity when it comes to SCOTUS pick. The Interview: Rep. Jenny Graham explains the impetus for her bill to stop early release of criminals with gun crime convictions. The Interview: Initiative activist Tim Eyman calls out two Democrat-introduced bills that would alter our elections: adding language to tax initiat…
 
What’s Trending: Is the vaccine mandate going to make its way to Pierce County, and Rideshare companies pour millions into PAC ahead of push for Washington ballot initiative to protect the industry from Democrats trying to destroy it. \\ Big Local: Kirkland store goes cashless after robbery, and there’s an arsonist in Tacoma wreaking havoc. \\ A Mi…
 
What’s Trending: Exclusive: Seattle judge releases homeless, prolific shoplifter caught stealing 70-inch TV, and Washington High Court will hear a case on about enforcing payment on local transit. \\ Sneaker City set to leave Downtown Seattle due to crime. \\ Theo says he was fired from his job for defending himself against a homeless man who got p…
 
The pandemic has placed a strain on the health care system. Nurses have felt the brunt. We hear from an ICU nurse about working during an unprecedented time.Also, coyotes have proven resilient. That's led to more of them, both in urban and rural areas. We find out what some states are doing about it. Those stories and more on this episode of Statew…
 
The Monologue: A concerning bill wants to move every election to even years so democrats get better turn out. The Interview: TPUSA Contributor and Host of Human Events Daily Jack Posiebec on the bombshell Supreme Court news. \\ LongForm: WA-08 congressional candidate Jesse Jensen analyzes the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine and why Pres…
 
What’s Trending: An inmate accused of murder escapes with four other from Echo Glen Juvenile Detention Center, students are being forced to get the vaccine in LA, and Seattle Starbucks employees attempt to unionize. \\ Big Local: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. is encouraging businesses to require the vaccine for customers, and COVID cases are up…
 
What’s Trending: Justice Breyer set to retire, leaving a vacancy that Biden will fill, Seattle City Council wants hazard pay for grocery workers to last forever, and Washington lawmakers are trying to push stupid bills that waste our time. \\ Becoming a victim of a crime is the expectation in Seattle. \\ Neil Young is a fan of censorship. See omnys…
 
The Monologue: An MRI saved a woman’s life, and a new bill proposed may force insurance companies to pay for it. The Interview: Gary says a hospital in Silverdale won’t let him see his father due to their policy on not allowing unvaccinated visitors to be present. He’s now holding rallies in protest. \\ LongForm: Jillanne Rasmussen says a children’…
 
What's Trending: Dems push bill to legalize shrooms, and Biden sent out COVID tests from China. \\Big Local: To Kill a Mockingbird gets pulled from Mukilteo SD, and Amazon Go is moving toward the suburbs. \\ The mushroom democrat also wants to lock up people who have a fake vaccine card. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
What’s Trending: Democrats in Washington are pushing a bill that would allow citizens to personally sue officers, and Rantz visited the downtown Target to see crime. \\ Are we going backwards with COVID guidance? California schools are making dramatic changes, and Washington runs out of free at-home COVID tests. \\ The US Army is trying the use Lan…
 
The Monologue: Are Hospitals overrun with COVID like they say they are? The Interview: Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) worries a new supposedly bipartisan bill to lower the sales tax is a political stunt by Democrats. The Monologue: Democrats cities have ceded power to criminals. The Interview: Sen. Perry Dozier (R-Walla Walla) rails against Democr…
 
What’s Trending: 20% of SPD has COVID, air quality in Puget Sound is in jeopardy, some local businesses are thriving, and Robert Kennedy Jr. is a stupid human. \\ Big Local: The city of Sumas is looking for help from the state to rebound, and rising crime around the Puget Sound. \\ Joe Biden says how he really feels about Peter Doocey. See omnystud…
 
What’s Trending: A bill prevents landlords and employers discriminating against illegal immigrants, Jay Inslee is tired of being Governor of Washington, Producer Tom reviews a burger from Little Big Burger and Melania Trump is visiting Seattle on Monday. \\ Big Local: Snohomish soccer fields ruined by vandals, Puyallup schools are eliminating posit…
 
The Monologue: Jenn Psaki pretends FL is doing little to keep schools open… yet they’ve been open this whole time. The Interview: Rep. Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor) on legislation adding concealment to the definition of theft, closing a giant loophole that lets organized crime steal so much. The Monologue: Foreign travelers to US must be fully vaccina…
 
What’s Trending: Washington Senator proposes a bill to allow for local income tax if other taxes are cut, Gov. Gavin Newsom apologizes for saying ‘gangs’, and TSA confirms it lets illegal immigrants use arrest warrants as ID in airports. \\ Big Local: Lawsuit claims Washington’s new redistricting maps discriminate against Latino voters, and Funko t…
 
The Monologue: The left continues to push that we have a strong economy. The Interview: Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center, discusses the latest on the emergency power legislation. The Monologue: PLU redefines fully vaccinated. The Interview: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) discusses some of the supply chain issues impacting the country. \\ LongForm: S…
 
What’s Trending: Lawmakers continue their assault on free speech in WA, even CNN couldn’t believe what Biden said yesterday about election integrity, and Rantz had a close encounter with COVID. \\ Big Local: A very misleading headline from the TNT, and Clover Park High School gets a new mascot. \\ Man injured in downtown Seattle shooting. See omnys…
 
What’s Trending: Filibuster maintained -- naturally, democracy has ended, and we should all give up on everything now, Dems want to pass more equity bills, this time in the medical field. \\ Teachers are still complaining about being burnt out, should Professor Rantz step up to the plate in the classrooms? \\ Syracuse punishes student for asking ma…
 
A Department of Children and Family Services caseworker was attacked and killed while on a welfare check this month. It's happened before and that's making state lawmakers take notice of the dangers with the job. We talk with a former investigator who now trains those entering a career in child protection.And a pastor who lost his wife to COVID-19 …
 
The Monologue: A man throws a toddler and pushes two women into Lake Washington. The Interview: Sen. Lynda Wilson (R-Vancouver) calls out the gun grab by Democrats, arguing it’s just a way to go after law-abiding gun owners while ignoring her bill, which offers harsher punishments for those who steal guns. The Interview: King County Corrections Gui…
 
What’s Trending: Starbucks cuts the vaccine mandate, N95 masks are going to become available to everyone, Shannon Bream calls out NPR’s awful reporting, and CNN mocked after announcing new team dedicated to 'covering misinformation'. \\ Big Local: Kamiak High School students are walking out of class over mask regulations, and Snohomish County gets …
 
What’s Trending: Rantz: King County fired the unvaccinated, now pays $103 an hour to fix staffing crisis, and another exclusive, a man allegedly car prowls for an hour in broad daylight, as police couldn’t respond. \\ Biden does a rare solo press conference as a result of horrific ratings following one year in office. \\ Rantz hates feel good stori…
 
The Monologue: Another day, another shooting at a homeless camp. The Interview: Congressman Ralph Norman calls out President Biden for claiming the supply chain issue has been solved. The Interview: Mallory Quigley (Susan B. Anthony List) weighs in on the radical pro-abortion FDA Commissioner that even Democrats are saying no to. \\ LongForm: Pete …
 
What’s Trending: Climate change governor is back at it again, and not even Elizabeth Warren will back Joe Biden. \\ Big Local: Spokane Police chase a jogger running in their birthday suit, and an East Wenatchee pharmacist gets fired for giving out fake vaxx cards. \\ Rantz’s eye problems may be coming back. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i…
 
What’s Trending: Garfield High School cancels school due to staffing issues, Dems are yet again trying to ban scary guns, and democracy is at stake with the next election cycle, at least according to the left. \\ Rantz: Seattle-area school uses MLK Jr. Day to bash police and USA. \\ Mediaite columnist claims that white people are not being overlook…
 
The Monologue: Washington Democrats push election bills. The Interview: Brandi Kruse (Undivided host) weighs in on the challenges ahead of new Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison. The Monologue: Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee used MLK Day to push voter rights. The Interview: Jobob (Turning Point USA contributor) analyzes last week’s awful news cycle for Pre…
 
What’s Trending: Self proclaimed experts want to censor Joe Rogan, and Venture capitalist/NBA Owner Chamath Palihapitiya declared that he does not care about treatment of Uyghurs in China. \\ Big Local: Tacoma reeks and Bellevue wants to avoid the aroma, and Rantz cannot stand positive people. \\ There is a salmonella outbreak thanks to bearded dra…
 
What’s Trending: Seattle PD announce major policy shift on a Friday afternoon ahead of a three-day weekend, and some Pierce County businesses are taking it on themselves to require vaccine cards at the door. \\ Hostage situation in Texas mishandled, and the FBI official claims no specific ties to Judaism. \\ Libs of Tik Tok strike again. See omnyst…
 
- The Monologue: Howard Dean: Right-Wing Zealot Supreme Court Is a ‘Threat’ to America, Millions Will Die // The Interview: Tifanny Washington // - The Monologue: Man who was nude baby on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ refiles dismissed lawsuit // The Interview: Former State Rep. Jim Buck took a look at a new state study that shows the vast majority of Wash…
 
What’s Trending: Local businesses have opinions on the decision by the Supreme Court on Biden’s vaccine mandate, Ashley Moody the Attorney General of Florida believes the Supreme Court decision is a “win for freedom”, Biden’s new approval rating is 33% overall job approval, // – Big Local: Teenager in Renton has been arrested in connection with two…
 
– What’s Trending: A memo went out to Seattle Police Department that says they will no longer pull you over for minor violations such as tabs and outdated registration, technical violations, Rantz Movie Review: SCREAM, a fantastic movie, any fan of the original would love this movie, the left wants you to think you are a racist if you do not suppor…
 
After months of speculation about another candidate entering the race for governor, reports are that Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin will launch a bid. It has been rumored that he has support of billionaire Ken Griffin. We talk about the chances for Irvin and a slate of other Republicans on a statewide ticket.…
 
The Monologue: VP Kamala Harris doesn’t like questions, especially ones about COVID, maybe because she doesn’t know how to speak coherently. The Interview: Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell explains why he’s running for King County Prosecutor. The Monologue: Seattle’s government continues to take the side of CHOP/CHAD/CHAZ radicals by cracking down on …
 
What’s Trending: Omicron cases are going to peter out within a week or two, at least within the state of Washington. State Representative Drew Stokesbury talks about the issues with the long-term care tax and what he wants to do about it. Some carjackers almost got away because Seattle’s police department has been gutted but were caught because the…
 
On this week's episode, we speak with Toi Hutchinson, a former state senator who also oversaw the start of recreational marijuana legalization in Illinois. She has now taken a job as CEO of the national Marijuana Policy Project. She talks about what she sees ahead for cannabis laws at the federal level. January is a time when many struggled with se…
 
What’s Trending: Inslee’s policies have led to unvaxxed healthcare workers being fired and massive staff shortages that require the National Guard’s help; The Supreme Court has blocked Biden’s mandate and the man himself flounders because of it. \\ MultiCare (and other hospitals) is making COVID-positive staff work with patients, and just after (re…
 
What’s Trending: The CDC is changing its mask guidance again… KN95s now, and you’re supposed to clean them; New tax laws have thrown Venmo users for a loop. \\ Big Local: A serial arsonist is hitting Fred Meyers across the region, and the police have next to nothing to go off of despite the arsonist’s brazenness; To Kill A Mockingbird is no longer …
 
What’s Trending: Thanks to Omicron and bad policy, remote learning is coming back to some schools now- and the rest soon. \\ Senate Challenger Tiffany Smiley has not just a chance, but a big one (and the funds to match); Inflation is up even more again… again, and it’s still “transitory.” BREAKING: the Kittitas county government is mad at the state…
 
The Monologue: The Seattle eviction moratorium is extended again, and this pattern is probably going to continue. The Interview: SPD President Cherie Skager breaks down the fundraising for the department’s new approach to K-9 training. The Interview: Jason gets his much-desired interview with the creator of Washington’s Quilt Shop Day, who breaks d…
 
The Monologue: Rantz: Seattle Police shed an astonishing number of officers in 2021, more expected soon. The Interview: State Senator Phil Fortunato (R-Auburn) was escorted off the Capitol campus for not showing a COVID test. He says this is unconstitutional. The Monologue: Biden thinks we are on the right track to defeat the pandemic. The Intervie…
 
What’s Trending: Whole Foods defends prohibiting employees from wearing masks with slogans including 'Black Lives Matter', and Rantz gets a pointless press release. \\ Big Local: Port of Moses Lake blocks responses on all social media. \\ Stacey Abrams missing a meeting about election security. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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