The founding editor of Deadspin made his name writing about sports, but has turned to politics in time for the 2016 presidential election. Will Leitch stopped by the WILL studios to talk with Brian Moline.
Jack Brighton has been a key to WILL’s behind-the-scenes operations for twenty-eight years, first as "Focus" producer and later moving into the digital sphere. But his last full day in the office was last week. Brighton joined Here & Now host Jason Croft to look back at the changes over those years.
The Punch Brothers are an acoustic band with a sound that defies most descriptors. They're playing this weekend as part of the Ellnora Guitar Festival, and two members of the group, Chris Thile and Noam Pikelny, spoke with Illinois Public Media about how they describe their sound, solo projects, taking over for Garrison Keillor (in Thile's case) and, in Pikelny’s case, coming back to play after graduating from the University of Illinois.
You might think that with the state of Illinois’ finances in flames, the top legislative leaders would be in constant meetings with the governor. You might think they were working around the clock to hammer out a compromise.
“Black Lives Matter has become something that’s very easy to identify, and I’m going to say it again, it’s more hashtag than reality," said Cha-Jua, "and if these kids think that they can tweet their damn way to freedom, then they are sorely misguided.”
Sara Paretsky knows mystery writing. She's the author of the long-running, New York Times-bestselling V.I. Warshawski series. As the latest book hits shelves, she talked with us about Chicago's influence on her life and work and how the mystery genre has changed over the past 30 years.