Friday, July 3, 2020

Brooks Simpson: Ulysses S Grant’s Triumph Over Adversity

From Springfield:  We go one on one with Brooks Simpson, author of "Ulysses S Grant, Triumph Over Adversity: 1822-1865"  the first volume of a...

Sen Phil Rock on his tenure as Illinois Senate President

From the Illinois Governor's Mansion, Sen Phil Rock (D), who served 14 years as Illinois Senate President talks about his tenure in office. ...

Richard Norton Smith: The Colonel: The life and legend of Robert...

From the Illinois Channel Archives (May, 2004): From our "Illinois Books & Authors" series, our 2004 interview with Historian and author, Richard Norton Smith, as...

Authors of “Fixing Illinois” on How to Bring State Back to...

Former State Rep. Jim Nowlan and Former President of the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois Tom Johnson discuss their book "Fixing Illinois." The two explain...

Taylor Pensoneau: Reflections on Covering Illinois Politics in the 1960s...

Springfield - Marking the Illinois Bicentennial, 1818-2018 In this in-depth conversation, we speak with former journalist, now author Taylor Pensoneau, who was the Capitol Bureau...

Our Interview with the Biographer of Barack Obama, David Garrow on...

Springfield: Our interview with Pulitzer Prize winning Biographer, David Garrow, on his history of the life of Barack Obama before he became President. Garrow,...

Gen John Borling, on Life Lessons Learned from Being a POW...

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: General John Borling, who spent 6 1/2 years as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam, was imprisoned...

Jonathan Edison, author of “Survival Mode” on Overcoming Life’s Challenges

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards conference: We talk one on one with Jonathan Edison, who overcame severe hardships based on his family...

The Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich & Insights Into Illinois Government

From February, 2015: We talk with PhD and author, Bernard Sieracki, who talks about his forth-coming book on the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich.  As one...

“My Pillow” CEO Mike Lindell, on Business, Drugs, Recovery & Trump

April 15, 2020 - Mike Lindell has lived more lives than a cat, and along the way moved from a crack addict...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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