February 05, 2013 Paul Green Feb. 5, 2013
Paul Green, Director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University, joins Mike to discuss immigration, Sandy Jackson, school consolidations, pensions and various other topics. Download: ![paulgreen](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/paulgreen.jpg?w=300& h=241) Paul Green !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=8087 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
The myth of the stagnant middle class Feb. 5, 2013
Mark J Perry, scholar at The American Enterprise Institute and professor of finance and business economics in the School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint, joins Mike to discuss the middle class. Check out more at Download: [02052013MarkPerryMiddleClass.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podca sts/mikemcconnell/02052013MarkPerryMiddleClass.mp3) !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog;=41642041&post;=8072 &subd;=tribwgnam&ref;=&feed;=1)
Immigration reform Feb. 4, 2013
Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform, joins Mike to discuss immigration policy and the effect a mandatory E-Verify system would have on illegal immigrants. check out more at [www.pfirdc.org](http://www.pfirdc.org) Download: [020413LeahDurantImmigration.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcas ts/mikemcconnell/020413LeahDurantImmigration.mp3) ![EVerify-LosAngelesTimes](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/02 /everify-losangelestimes.jpg?w=300&h=184) Mayela Solorio is office coordinator at employment service AppleOne in downtown L.A. She ...
Rating the Super Bowl Ads Feb. 4, 2013
Daniel Anthony, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Illinois Policy Institute, joins Mike to discuss the rating system behind the Super Bowl commercials. Check out more at [www.illinoispolicy.org](http://www.illinoispolicy.org) ** ** Download: [020413DanielAnthonySuperbowlAds.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/po dcasts/mikemcconnell/020413DanielAnthonySuperbowlAds.mp3) ![Cars.com Super Bowl ad: No drama](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/ 02/24307499-sf.jpg?w=300&h=227) !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=7888 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Feb. 4, 2013
In February, 2012, Mike McConnell talked with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle about his book, _American Sniper_. Kyle and another man were killed over the weekend at a Texas shooting range. An Iraq war veteran is being held. Download: [ChrisKyle120215.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mikemccon nell/ChrisKyle120215.mp3) ![ChrisKyle](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/chriskyle.jpg?w=300& h=168) [Click for more on this story ...
Matchmaking Feb. 1, 2013
Hellen Chen, matchmaker and author of the book _Matchmaker of the Century, _joins Mike to discuss the process of matchmaking and how it differs from traditional online dating sites. Hellen also discusses how getting married first and then dating later may be a better option. Check out more at ...
Immigration and E-Verify Feb. 1, 2013
Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the Migration Policy Institute, joins Mike to discuss new immigration propositions and the questions and concerns of how E-Verify will affect immigration in the United States. Download: [020113DemetriousEVerify.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/m ikemcconnell/020113DemetriousEVerify.mp3) ![EVerify-LosAngelesTimes](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/02 /everify-losangelestimes.jpg?w=300&h=184) Mayela Solorio is office coordinator at employment service AppleOne in downtown L.A. She uses the ...
Eddie Olczyk with a Blackhawks update Feb. 1, 2013
Eddie Olczyk, US Hockey Hall of Famer and color commentator for the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL on NBC, joins Mike for an update on the Hawks' record- breaking start. Download: [020113EddieOlczykHawks.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mi kemcconnell/020113EddieOlczykHawks.mp3) ![EddieOlczyk-29279433](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/eddieolcz yk-29279433.jpg?w=249&h=300) Former Chicago Blackhawks player Eddie Olczyk poses Thursday October 11, 2012 at IceLand, the Niles ...
Job numbers Feb. 1, 2013
Brian Battle, director of Performance Trust Capitol Partners, joins Mike to discuss the current job rate statistics and the direction in which the economy is heading. Download: [020113BrianBattleJobsNumbers.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podca sts/mikemcconnell/020113BrianBattleJobsNumbers.mp3) ![JobFair-28745519](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/jobfair-28745 519.jpg?w=300&h=196) A sign alerts employment seekers where to go for a job fair at Embassy Suites in Lombard on Wednesday, ...
Weight loss myths Jan. 31, 2013
David Allison, biostatistician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, joins Mike to discuss the facts and fiction behind weight loss methods. Download: [013113DavidAllisonWeightloss.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podca sts/mikemcconnell/013113DavidAllisonWeightloss.mp3) ![Woman Stepping onto Scale](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/mp90 0422209.jpg?w=300&h=198) !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=7173 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
Keeping weapons out of criminals’ hands Jan. 31, 2013
Kevin Bradford, associate professional specialist at the University of Notre Dame, joins Mike to discuss ways gun makers can keep firearms out of the hands of criminals as well as explains how criminals obtain these firearms currently. Check out Kevin's article here [www.cnn.com/2013/01/30/opinion/bradford-gun- marketing/index.html](http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/30/opinion/bradford-gun- marketing/index.html) Download: [013113KevinBradfordGunMakers.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podca sts/mikemcconnell/013113KevinBradfordGunMakers.mp3) ![ConfiscatedGuns-30217449](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/confi scatedguns-30217449.jpg?w=300&h=210) ...
Jobs for everyone 50+ Jan. 31, 2013
Kerry Hannon, AARP jobs expert and author of _AARP's Great Jobs for Everyone 50+_, joins Mike to discuss ways that Americans 50 years old or more can find work that they may or may not have the skilled requirements for as well as ways to train for jobs not in ...
Poverty and minimum wage Jan. 16, 2013
Amy Rynell, director of Heartland Alliance, joins Mike to discuss living in poverty and the requirements to qualify for federal assistance. She also mentions the concerns of living on minimum wage and the statistics behind those who work minimum wage jobs. !(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif) Check out more at [www.heartlandalliance.org](http://www.heartlandalliance.org) Download: [011613AmyRynellPoverty.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mi kemcconnell/011613AmyRynellPoverty.mp3) ...
Choice in public vs. private schooling Jan. 16, 2013
President of National School Choice Week, Andrew Campanella, joins Mike to discuss the importance of balanced choice between a private school and public school. Andrew states that we need to give parents the choice to send their child to a school that will prepare them regardless of the type of ...
John Wiedeman Jan. 16, 2013
John Wiedeman, radio play-by-play announcer and voice of the Chicago Blackhawks, joins Mike to discuss the 2013 NHL season and the Blackhawks' five year broadcast rights extension with WGN. Download: [011613JohnWeideman.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mikemc connell/011613JohnWeideman.mp3) ![jwiedeman-thm](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/jwiedeman- thm.jpg?w=640) John Wiedeman !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=5091 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
Social media’s effect on employment Jan. 15, 2013
Lori Andrews, author of _I Know Who you Are and I Saw What You Did_, joins Mike to discuss how your social media networking sites may influence your chance of getting a job, and questions how much privacy we have left when using technology. Check out more at [www.loriandrews.com](http://www.loriandrews.com) Download: ...
Classic television Jan. 15, 2013
Mike discusses some classic 60s-70s television shows. Download: [011513DaktariandClassicTVs%20.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podc asts/mikemcconnell/011513DaktariandClassicTVs%20.mp3) ![ModSquad-Zap2It](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/modsquad- zap2it.jpg?w=640) The Mod Squad (Zap2It) !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=4967 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
Paul Green and The Second Amendment Jan. 15, 2013
Professor Paul Green joins Mike to discuss the history behind The Second Amendment, and the pressure on Obama to act on gun laws. Download: [01152013Paul%20Green.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mike mcconnell/01152013Paul%20Green.mp3) ![paulgreen](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/paulgreen.jpg?w=300& h=241) Paul Green !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=4933 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)
Chicago’s hydration clinic Jan. 15, 2013
Dr. Jack Dybis, Medical Director of the Revive Chicago Clinic in River North, joins Mike to discuss the process behind hydration therapy and it's benefits to help aid anything from the common cold to a hangover. Check out more at [www.revivechicago.com](http://www.revivechicago.com) as well as on facebook and twitter at @[ReviveChicago](http://twitter.com/ReviveChicago). ...
Generation I-Y Jan. 14, 2013
Tim Elmore, author of _Generation I-Y_ and president of Growing Leaders, discusses the current generation of children and poses the question: Are we raising a generation of children who can't fend for themselves? Check out more at [www.growingleaders.com](http://www.growingleaders.com) Download: [011413TimElmore.mp3](http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mikemccon nell/011413TimElmore.mp3) ![GrowingLeadersDotCom](http://tribwgnam.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/growingle adersdotcom.jpg?w=300&h=221) GrowingLeaders.com !(http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=wgnradio.com&blog=41642041&post=4815 &subd=tribwgnam&ref=&feed=1)