Thursday, October 28, 2021

Author Patrick Rice: Vanishing School Boards

We talk with Patrick Rice, PhD, about his book "Vanishing School Boards" which concerns the growing intrusion of State and Federal governments into the...

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...

Author David McCullough on “1776”

From the Illinois Channel archives (Chicago, June, 2005)  Author David McCullough talks to a Union League Club audience about his book, "1776."  The book...

Bicentennial Celebration of the Illinois Judiciary

Springfield, October 9, 2018 - From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, members of the Illinois Supreme Court are joined by attorneys and...

Former Gov Dan Walker Reflects on His Triumphs and Tragedies

From June, 2007: Our one-on-one with fmr Gov Dan Walker (D, 1973-1977) who at the time of this recording had just published his memoir "The...

Author of “Perverted Justice” on a Strange Tale of Justice Gone...

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Bill Crawford, takes his investigative skills into the nearly unbelievable story of how one man was released from prison for...

The Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich & IL Govt

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

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...

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,...

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...

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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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