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Watchdog Wednesday on WBBM Newsradio

Watchdog Wednesday on WBBM Newsradio

Watchdog Wednesday with Better Government Association on Chicago's Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM (WBBM-AM)
  • Wednesday, January 4th
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel's Emails 1/4/2017

    03:29
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the release of the Mayor Emanuel's private emails that involved public business.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Police Body Cameras & Emanuel's Emails 12/28/2016

    04:07
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago's rollout of police body cameras and fallout from the release of Mayor Emanuel's emails as part of a court settlement. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Illinois' Shrinking Population & Cost of Malpractice 12/21/2016

    03:33
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on what's behind Illinois' shrinking population and the cost of malpractice at Chicago's two public hospitals. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Flavored Tobacco Ban & Gaming Selective-Enrollment System 12/14/2016

    02:36
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the city council's move to pull back some of Chicago's ban on flavored tobacco products and the C-P-S Inspector General's concern that rich parents can still game the selective-enrollment system.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: ComEd Deal & Illinois Pensions 12/7/2016

    03:38
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the ComEd Deal and Illinois' need for more workers in order to save its pensions. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Illinois Budget Crisis 11/30/2016

    02:17
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on renewed efforts to fix Illinois' budget crisis. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Trump & Illinois Elections 11/9/2016

    03:26
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the potential local impact of a Trump presidency and Illinois election results. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Early Voting & Cubs 11/2/2016

    04:08
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on early voting and the private/public partnership surrounding the Cubs. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Early Voting and Cubs & Alderman 10/26/2016

    03:15
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on early voting and the Cubs pulling their ticket offer to alderman after ethics flap. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Alderman Willie Cochran & Lockbox Amendment 10/19/2016

    03:57
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Alderman Willie Cochran as he is under FBI investigation and the proposed "Lockbox" Amendment.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Teachers & Mayor Emanuel 10/12/2016

    03:07
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on how the use of "TIFs" helped avert a Chicago teachers strike and the possibility of a third term for Mayor Emanuel. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Police Accountability & Chicago Teachers Strike 10/5/2016

    02:46
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago Police accountability and a potential Chicago teachers strike. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Voter Registration & Chicago State University 9/28/2016

    02:44
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on voter registration and the drop in enrollment at Chicago State University. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Lead Testing & Sugary Drinks 9/21/2016

    03:34
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a push for more lead testing of water in Illinois' schools and a potential new tax on sugary drinks. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Redistricting Reform & Red Light Camera Tickets 9/14/2016

    03:13
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on redistricting reform and Chicago's controversial red light camera program. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Violence & CPS Graduation Rate 9/7/2016

    03:45
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the record violence plaguing Chicago and improvement in the Chicago Public Schools' graduation rate.
  • Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Donald Trump & CPS Budget 8/24/2016

    03:42
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Donald Trump's take on Chicago violence and the Chicago Public Schools' approved budget. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Laquan McDonald & CPS 8/17/2016

    28:47
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on developments in the Laquan McDonald case and the Chicago Public Schools as they seek to borrow nearly a billion dollars for construction projects.
  • Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Blagojevich & CPS Budget 8/10/2016

    03:04
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after losing his resentencing appeal and the Chicago Public Schools proposed operating budget for 2017. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: CPD Body Cameras & Utility Tax 8/3/2016

    03:22
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on controversy surrounding the Chicago Police Department's body cameras and the city's new utility tax.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Blagojevich & Rauner 7/27/2016

    02:37
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on former Governor Rod Blagojevich's attempts to get his prison sentence reduced and Governor Rauner's push for term limits. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel & Aaron Schock 7/20/2016

    03:31
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel's plan to use the Skyway windfall to bankroll a property tax rebate and Aaron Schock as a federal grand jury's term ends without an indictment being issued for the former Illinois Congressman. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Jesse Jackson & Governor Rauner 7/13/2016

    03:33
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor Rauner as he examines Illinois school funding and Jesse Jackson's criticism of the timing of Mayor Emanuel's release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: CPS Principals & Abner Mikva 7/6/2016

    03:03
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the exodus of 42 Chicago Public Schools principals and the legacy of Chicagoan Abner Mikva. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Illinois Budget Crisis 6/29/2016

    03:34
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' ongoing budget crisis. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Lucas Museum and Chicago Public Schools 6/22/2016

    02:13
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the future of the Lucas Museum and lead in the water at some Chicago Public Schools. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Budget Impasse & Illinois House 6/15/2016

    02:06
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the ongoing budget impasse and the Illinois House as it canceled its session for a second week in a row. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Former Governor Jim Edgar & Mayor Emanuel 6/8/2016

    02:16
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Former Governor Jim Edgar as he weighs in on the state's budget mess and Mayor Emanuel as he asks aldermen for property tax relief.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Budget Stalemate 6/1/2016

    02:40
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' budget stalemate. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Pensions & Legislative Districts 5/25/2016

    03:55
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a new pension fix floated by the mayor and efforts to change the way legislative districts are drawn. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: IL Budget & TSA 5/18/2016

    03:48
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the state budget stalemate and the recent TSA debacle at Chicago airports. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: CPS Finances & Budget Impasse 5/11/2016

    02:31
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago Public Schools' finances and the impact of the state's budget impasse. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Thursday, May 5th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Lucas Museum 5/4/2016

    05:01
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest fallout from the proposed Lucas Museum and an Illinois redistricting amendment proposal.
  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Budget Impasse & Illinois School Districts 4/27/2016

    02:56
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the state budget impasse and its potential impact on Illinois school districts. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org

  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Governor, CPS & Budget Battle 4/13/2016

    02:43
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Governor as he unveils a plan that the city of says would cut millions from Chicago Public Schools and how local communities are navigating around the state budget battle.
  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: School Funding & Government Services 4/6/2016

    04:11
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a new plan being floated in Springfield to change the way schools get funded by the state and the effort underway to consolidate some government services.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Teachers Union 3/30/2016

    01:44
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Chicago Teachers Union as it prepares for a one-day walkout on Friday. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: BGA lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department 3/23/2016

    03:24
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a BGA lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department for failing to release video of all fatal shootings by cops over the past five years. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Illinois Democratic Primary & More 3/9/2016

    03:28
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the upcoming Illinois Democratic primary, President Obama's endorsement of Juliana Stratton over incumbent Ken Dunkin for an Illinois House seat and Illinois' rank of having the second-highest property taxes in the nation. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Illinois Primary 3/2/2016

    03:06
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the upcoming Illinois primary and the state's role in the presidential process.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Red Light & Speed Camera Tickets 2/24/2016

    03:52
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a judge's ruling that all Chicago red light and speed camera tickets are void.  You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: LaQuan McDonald & CTA Pensions 2/17/2016

    02:51
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on tension over whether to name a special prosecutor in the LaQuan McDonald case and what CTA pensions are costing taxpayers. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: President Barrack Obama 2/10/2016

    03:22
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on President Barrack Obama as he speaks to the general assembly in Springfield. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Public Schools 2/3/2016

    02:45
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago Public Schools, as it faces a murky future after the teachers union rejected a contract offer and the district says it will go ahead with 100-million dollars in spending cuts. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: John Bills 1/27/2016

    02:49
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the former city transportation official guilty on all 20 counts in the red-light cameras trial. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel & Governor Rauner 1/20/2016

    04:08
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a new rift between Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner, this time, over a Republican plan to fix Chicago's financially strapped public schools. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago City Council 1/13/2016

    03:22
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a potential new watchdog for the Chicago City Council. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel & Chicago Police 1/6/2016

    02:52
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on developments at City Hall as Mayor Emanuel resists suggestions that the feds expand their investigation of Chicago police practices to cover the city's law department as well. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel & CPD 12/30/2015

    03:44
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel as he returns to Chicago and announces new moves to reform the Chicago police department. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Public Schools 12/23/2015

    02:06
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on the most recent downgrade of Chicago Public Schools' already poor credit rating and the B-G-A's lawsuit against Calumet Public Schools. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: CPS Teachers Union 12/16/2015

    02:24
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on a potential CPS Teachers Union strike and a 2012 case where a man died after being tased multiple times while in police custody. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Mayor Emanuel 12/09/2015

    03:06
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on reaction to Mayor Emanuel's apology for the Laquan McDonald police shooting and his call for change at Chicago's police department.
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy 12/02/2015

    03:44
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Laquan McDonald shooting video which has now led to the ousting of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Laquan McDonald 11/25/2015

    03:08
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on reaction to the release of the graphic dashcam video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's final moments. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago's Legislature Inspector General 11/18/2015

    02:54
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the drama surrounding Chicago's Legislature Inspector General and Chicago's long awaited privatization ordinance. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Cook County hotel tax 11/11/2015

    02:38
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a potential hike in the Cook County hotel tax and Chicago's ongoing pension troubles. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago City Council & Illinois Universities 10/28/2015

    01:52
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on the Chicago City Council as it votes on the Mayor's nearly 8-billion dollar budget and the downgrade of Illinois universities amid the budget gridlock. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago City Treasurer 10/21/2015

    03:13
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on 40-million dollars in savings found by Chicago's City Treasurer. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Thompson Center & SUPES 10/14/2015

    02:58
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor Rauner's plan to sell the Thompson Center and measures put in place to prevent bad deals like the SUPES contract. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
  • WBBM's Watchdog Wednesday: Chicago Police & Illinois Universities 10/07/2015

    03:21
    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the controversy surrounding a Chicago police officer's promotion and the recent monetary struggles of Illinois universities who rely on state funding. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org

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