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At Issue on WBBM Newsradio

At Issue on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio's award-winning weekly public affairs interview show, hosted by WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
  • Sunday, January 15th
  • WBBM's At Issue: PRISON AND SENTENCING REFORM 01/15/2017

    28:42
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with three criminal justice specials to discuss efforts to reduce Illinois overcrowded jail population.
  • Sunday, January 8th
  • WBBM's At Issue: Ameya Pawar, Democrat for Governor 1/8/2017

    28:31
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks about Politics, Budgets and Philosophies with 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, who launched his early campaign for Governor just after the first of the year.
  • Sunday, January 1st
  • WBBM's At Issue: Donald Trump & the Constitution 1/1/2017

    28:44
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Illinois ACLU Director Colleen Connell and Attorney David Applegate, with the conservative Federalist Society, about how some of President-elect Trump's ideas square with the U.S. Constitution.
  • Sunday, December 25th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago's Archbishop Cardinal Blase Cupich 12/25/2016

    28:42
    This week on "At Issue", WBBM's Bernie Tafoya sits down with Chicago's Archbishop Cardinal Blase Cupich.
  • Sunday, December 18th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Governor Bruce Rauner 12/18/2016

    28:53
    Governor Rauner talks with Political Editor Craig Dellimore about the finger-pointing in the ongoing battle over the budget. He also details some areas, including criminal justice reform--where Democrats and Republicans are actually working together.
  • Sunday, December 11th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Holiday Scams 12/11/2016

    28:23
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Steve Bernas, head of Chicago's Better Business Bureau, about the great number--and wide variety--of holiday-related scams trying to separate people from their money.
  • Sunday, December 4th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: ILLINOIS EDUCATION SYSTEM 2016 12/4/2016

    28:38
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews Ginger Ostro, Director of Advance Illinois and Sylvia Puente, Director of the Latino Policy Forum, about the challenges facing the state's public education system.
  • Sunday, November 27th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Charities 2016 11/27/2016

    28:34
    It’s the annual look at challenges facing charities in the Chicago area. The head of United Way in Chicago and leaders of two non-profit agencies discuss the growing need for services, and a money crunch created by the continuing lack of a State Budget.
  • Sunday, November 20th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Tom Weisner, Outgoing Mayor of Aurora 11/20/2016

    28:15
    Stepping down as Aurora’s Mayor, Tom Weisner talks with Political Editor Craig Dellimore about his accomplishments, his challenges and the future for Aurora…and himself.
  • Sunday, November 13th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Post Election Reporters' Roundtable 11/13/2016

    28:35
    Andy Shaw, President of the Better Government Association and Kerry Lester, Political Columnist for the Daily Herald, Join Political Editor Craig Dellimore for a post-election discussion. They talk about the factors behind President-elect Donal Trumps, Victory....the challenges ahead for Congress...and the Outlook for the continuing Budget battle in Illinois between Governor Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan.
  • Sunday, November 6th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Local Elections Preview 11/6/2016

    28:49
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore highlights some key Congressional and Legislative races ahead of next week's Elections.
  • Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Comptroller's Race 10/30/2016

    29:59
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Democratic challenger Susana Mendoza about the hottest issues in their statewide race. They discuss the state's finances, campaign donations, Governor Rauner, House Speaker Madigan and more.
  • Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: ComEd Demand Pricing 10/23/2016

    28:33

    Political Editor Craig Dellimore explores Commonwealth Edison's controversial proposal for a new way to charge for delivering electricity to homes. He talks with ComEd Senior Vice-President Fidel Marquez and Abe Scarr, Director of the Illinois Public Interest Research Group.
  • Sunday, October 16th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (10/16/2016)

    28:39
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins At Issue to discuss her administration's attempts to raise more money, partly because she says the state of Illinois isn'’t doing enough to help local governments.
  • Sunday, October 9th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 10/9/2016

    28:24
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
  • Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Mikva Challenge 10/2/2016

    28:46
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore ” looks at the mission of the Mikva Challenge, which works to to more young people active in politics and government. He talks with the group’s Executive Director Michelle Morales and Mikva alumna Chanta Williams.
  • Sunday, September 25th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Public Building Commission 9/25/2016

    28:14
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Felicia Davis, Executive Director of the Public Building Commission, which manages the construction of buildings and more for the City, County, Park District, Public Schools and other agencies.
  • Sunday, September 18th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Prisons and Mental Health 9/18/2016

    28:51
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews the heads of Illinois' Department of Corrections and Department of Children and Family services about the state's new approach to the treatment of inmates with mental illness.
  • Sunday, September 11th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Safe Roads Amendment 9/11/2016

    28:14
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore discusses a proposed Constitutional Amendment to protect transportation funds from being used for other projects. Mike Sturino of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association and Marc Poulos of the International Union of Operating Engineers join the conversation.
  • Sunday, September 4th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: A Philanthropic Venture Capital Fund 9/4/2016

    28:40
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with former High School Principal Liz Dozier, who runs a foundation that gives major funding to innovative youth development programs. He also talks with Meade Palidofsky of Storycatchers' Theatre, a grant recipient.
  • Sunday, August 28th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: 8th Congressional District Race 8/28/2016

    28:36
    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi and Republican Peter DiCianni, the candidates vying for the seat vacated by Senate hopeful Tammy Duckworth. In separate interviews, they discuss a variety of topics from economic and social issues to the Presidential race.
  • Sunday, August 21st, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago Housing Authority 8-21-16

    28:23
    WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks with the CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, Eugene Jones Jr.
  • Sunday, August 14th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Generation Heroin 8/14/16

    27:47
    Lisa Fielding talks with recovering addict and founder of A Man In Recovery Foundation Tim Ryan, Board Member Caroline Kacena, recovering addict & founder of New Directions Addiction Recovery Services Chris Reed & recovering addict Derak Horan of Banyan Tree Treatment Centers about why heroin is so popular, what parents need to know, life after treatment, the heroin antidote Narcan and better options for addicts.
  • Sunday, August 7th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago Animal Care and Control 8/7/2016

    29:17
    WBBM Reporter Steve Miller gets a tour of the city pound - Animal Care and Control - and talks with its new director, Susan Russell, who's trying to save the lives of more animals as she works with a tight budget.
  • Sunday, July 31st, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Mission of the Illinois Democrats (07/31/2016)

    28:32
    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and House Speaker Michael Madigan about the mission of Illinois Democrats following the DNC.
  • Sunday, July 24th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Republican National Convention (07/24/2016)

    28:39
    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore recaps the 2016 Republican National Convention.
  • Sunday, July 17th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Police Accountability 7/17/2016

    28:23
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Lori Lightfoot, President of the Chicago Police Board and Shari Runner, President of the Chicago Urban League, about law enforcement, race, guns and police shootings.
  • Sunday, July 10th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Remap Controversy 7/10/2016

    28:21
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Cynthia Canary, head of the Independent Map campaign and Ra Joy, director of CHANGE Illinois, about the high-stakes battle to change the way the state's legislative districts are drawn.
  • Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Affordable Housing & Homelessness in Cook County 7/3/2016

    28:23
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Richard Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, about the challenges of finding housing that working people, seniors, the disabled and the disadvantaged can afford.
  • Sunday, June 26th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Theresa Mintle, President/CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. 6/26/2016

    28:36
    Chicagoland Chamber head Theresa Mintle discusses the business climate in the state and the City and why her members want to see both sides end the state budget stalemate NOW.  
  • Sunday, June 19th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Former Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn 6/19/2016

    28:15
    Pat Quinn discusses his petition drive to get binding referendums on the ballot that would restrict Chicago Mayors to two terms and elect a Consumer Advocate. He also criticizes Governor Rauner for the budget impasse and talks about his own future in—and out—of politics.
  • Sunday, June 12th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton 6/12/2016

    28:43
    Senate President Cullerton talks with Political Editor Craig Dellimore about the state budget standoff, the crisis in the Chicago Public Schools, and the war of words with Governor Rauner.
  • Sunday, May 29th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Veterans' Issues 5/29/2016

    28:11
    On Memorial Day weekend, advocates for veterans discuss a spectrum of issues affecting them. Guests include Former Chicago Alderman and Marine James Balcer, Army Vet Rochelle Crump, President of National WOmen Veterans United and David Rogers, the Army Veteran who is director of Vet Net.
  • Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Airbnb and the City Council (5/22/2016)

    28:37
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore conducts a spirited, and sometimes contentious discussion among an official with the  firm "Airbnb",  Aldermen Brendan Reilly, and Michele Smith, who have concerns about web-based short-term rentals in their neighborhoods.
  • Sunday, May 15th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago FBI office 5/15/2016

    28:34
    The head of the FBI's Chicago Operations discusses the war on Terrorism, Violent Crime in Chicago, Police Misconduct and Public Corruption.
  • Sunday, May 8th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Univ. of Chicago Hospitals Trauma Center 5/8/2016

    28:46
    WBBM's Craig Dellimore talks with U.C. Medicine Vice President Cristal Thomas and Community Advocate Rev. Torrey Barrett, of the KLEO Life Community Center, about plans for a long-awaited Level one Trauma Center on the South side...and an expansion of health care opportunities.
  • Sunday, May 1st, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Dr. Thomas Anderson, president, Chicago Medical Society

    28:20
    WBBM's Craig Dellimore speaks with the President of the Illinois State Medical Society, who joins the program to discuss newly proposed legislation. The bi-partisan legislation is said to increase consumer protections for those shopping in the insurance marketplace.
  • Sunday, April 24th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Dr. Gerard Donnelly, Morton Arboretum CEO 4/24/2016

    28:30
    The head of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle talks about the often under-appreciated role that trees plain in our lives, health, climate and future. He also looks ahead to Arbor Day, when trees will be celebrated by some.
  • Sunday, April 17th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Leeanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority 4/17/2016

    27:54
    The head of the RTA discusses the need for billions of dollars in Capital funding for the area's Mass Transit systems, and plans for major projects across the Region.
  • WBBM's At Issue: Leeanne Redden, Executive Director, Regional Transportation Authority 4/17/2016

    28:17

    The head of the RTA discusses the need for billions of dollars in Capital funding for the area's Mass Transit systems, and plans for major projects across the Region.
  • Sunday, April 10th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Religious Freedom 4/10/2016

    28:18
    Craig Dellimore talks with Laurie Higgins with the conservative Illinois Family Institute about "Religious Freedom" laws and other measures that have drawn protests from the LGBT community.
  • Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita is the guest on our “At Issue” program

    28:43
    WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Chicago's Health Commissioner Julie Morita about how new taxes and restrictions on certain tobacco products are aimed at improving public health as well as discouraging use by teenagers
  • Sunday, March 27th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Sharon Fairley, Chief Administrator, Independent Police Review Authority 3/27/2016

    28:44
    Craig Dellimore talks with the current head of the Chicago agency that investigates complaints of police misconduct and police-involved shootings. She discusses reforms designed to restore public faith in the office.
  • Sunday, March 20th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Primary Political Roundtable 3/20/2016

    27:49
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore surveys the post Illinois Primary Political Landscape with Political Columnist Kerry Lester of the Daily Herald and Professor Nick Kachiroubas of DePaul University. They talk about the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, and the road ahead for Hillary Clinton.
  • Sunday, March 13th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Legislative Elections 3/13/2016

    28:17
    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore looks at two key state Primary races.
  • Sunday, March 6th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Is Chicago drinking water safe? 3/6/2016

    28:22
    WBBM reporter Mariam Sobh talks with Michael Hawthorne investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune and Dr. Kimberly Gray an Environmental Engineer at Northwestern University about the renewed interest in Chicago’s drinking water. More people are bringing up concerns in light of the water debacle in Flint, Michigan and want to know, whether Chicago’s water is safe to consume.
  • Sunday, February 28th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. 2/28/2016

    28:46
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Dorval Carter, President of the Chicago Transit Authority, about major rail and bus projects underway, plans to buy hundreds of new rail cars, and the effect of the state bidget impasse on the agency.
  • Sunday, February 21st, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Criminal Justice Reform 2016 2/21/2016

    28:20
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Jennifer Vollen-Katz, executive director of the John Howard Association, about efforts to reform Illinois criminal justice system and change sentencing guidelines that have put too many people behind bars.
  • Sunday, February 7th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago’s Muslim Community 2/7/2016

    28:18
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Rami Nashashibi, director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network , about challenges facing the Muslim-American community…and about spending time with President Obama discussing such matters.
  • Sunday, January 31st, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers 1/31/2016

    28:35
    The City Treasurer discusses the state budget standoff; the "void in leadership" in Springfield; bringing more resources and investment to the poorest communities; and restoring trust in government after the Laquan McDonald case.
  • Sunday, January 24th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Bernard Cherkatov, CEO, Equality Illinois 1/25/2016

    27:32
    Craig Dellimore talks with the longtime advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people about victories for the LGBT movement in recent years and the challenges of the future.
  • Sunday, January 10th, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Andy Shaw, President of the Better Government Association 1/10/2016

    27:58
    BGA CEO Andy Shaw discusses mayor Emanuel's efforts to restore trust in Chicago's Police Department, and moves to have better oversight for the City Council and smaller governments in the suburbs and downstate.
  • Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
  • WBBM's At Issue: Cook County Judge Jackie Portman 1/3/2016

    28:49
    WBBM's Steve Miller got permission to record inside the courtroom of Cook County Judge Jackie Portman, who - by her own admission - is "not your typical judge."
  • Sunday, December 27th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: 2015 TOP HEADLINES 12/27/2015

    28:52
    Political Editor Craig Dellimore discusses some of the top stories of the year with Newswoman Mary Dixon from sister station WXRT and Mark Grote program host from sister station WSCR..."The Score."
  • Sunday, December 20th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom 12/20/2015

    28:29
    The head of the Illinois Tollway talks about the system's new budget, plans to upgrade some major tollways and build a new Elgin-O'Hare Western access Road, as well as a controversy over a proposed road through Lake County.
  • Sunday, December 13th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan 12/13/2015

    28:42
    Attorney General Madigan talks about fallout from the Laquan McDonald case, the need for reform in the police department, and the task ahead for Mayor Emanuel.
  • Sunday, December 6th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: Improving Policing in Troubled Communities (12/06/2015)

    28:24
    Responding to the Laquan McDonald case, Craig Dellimore talks with Public Safety experts about how to reduce Police misconduct and confrontations with residents in Chicago's neighborhoods. 
  • Sunday, November 29th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois Principal Association 11/29/2015

    28:09
    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Roger Eddy, Director of Illinois Association of School Boards, and Jason Leahy, Execitive Director of Illinois Principal Association about upcoming reforms to education funding and its effect in suburban and downstate schools.
  • Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: Illinois' Social Services 11/22/2015

    28:38
    Craig Dellimore discusses the ongoing state budget impasse and its effects on the region's social service agencies with Wendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
  • Sunday, November 15th, 2015
  • WBBM's At Issue: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle 11/15/2015

    28:20
    County Board President discusses controversy over taxes in her budget; the standoff in Springfield; and criminal justice reform.

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