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Debate Review, Bushman on Air and City Council Preview

Liberty-minded talk you won't find anywhere else ... it's Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 only on News/Talk 970 WMAY. On Tuesday's show:

Debate review

We'll hear some of the highlights from Monday's debate between Governor Pat Quinn and GOP opponent Bruce Rauner and get your reaction. Since it was a League of Women Voters event, the Libertarian candidate was excluded--despite being officially on the ballot. Regardless, we'll cover some of the major themes from the debate. Right off we'll hear Quinn say Rauner wants to give himself a million dollar tax cut, over and over and over again. Meanwhile Rauner can be heard calling Quinn a failure and a phony ... over and over again. But what are some of the other themes from Monday's debate? We'll get most of it out right off the bat.

Bushman on air

What's going on in Green County? A county board member who also happens to be a candidate for sheriff is going through a jury trial where he's charged with a felony for allegedly tampering with a juror. Luke Lamb's trial is this week. Just after 10:30 we'll talk with a liberty activist and radio personality Sam Bushman, host of Liberty Roundtable, about the issues.

City Council preview

Tonight will be a great meeting to take in ... or you could just wait for Wednesday's Council Roundup. Either way, things to be discussed: Magro Meats, Stone representing sued cop, overgrown weeds ... and bike lanes? Who knows!? We'll take a look at the agenda and dig a bit into some of the possible outcomes from tonight's meeting.

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Body Cams, Magro Meets Springfield, October Surprises and More

Police body cams

We'll review some of the highlights from last week's hearing on body cameras for police in Illinois to start the show and hear all the different angles of this complex issue!

Magro meets Springfield

Magro Meats wants to set up shop in Springfield. They operate a successful business in Auburn where they provide fresh cut meat for customers. Magro recently were given a red light by some zoning officials in Springfield for the meat store's venture into the capital city. Magro wants to take over the long-vacant old Dane's Discount building. What say you? We'll open the lines! Springfield City Council expected to pick this up this week!

Ebola

We'll breakdown some of the latest and craziest news about the horrible Ebola virus--how it's being politicized, the wild conjecture, and the response globally, nationally, across the state and your backyard. Not a bad idea to talk about these things, but for crying out loud let's keep our cool!

October surprises

What are some of the October surprises for the election in Illinois? Have we already seen some of them pop up? We'll talk with political observer Christopher Mooney!

Then we've got to talk about Bruce Rauner firing a women, being sued and settling a case while a deposition is kept under seal. Some will use bullhorns to decry the keeping of a sealed document just before an election but I want to hear from you bosses out there!

 

When you have to make the decision to pull the plug on someone, do you keep their feelings in mind? Money managers, investors ... do you hold back on someone you see as a direct threat to your business or to increasing and ensuring your investments' solvency?

 

Also, women executives ... should you be babied and only provided a soft touch when it comes to getting the job done in the business world? I know women who are extremely strong and way more than capable of standing up to what could be perceived as threatening language or bullying tactics in a professional setting. But it seems some want to politicize how women-executives should be pampered and not held responsible.

NOTM

A slew of things from the past few days you may have missed ... it's News on the March!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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INN, Hansen Runs for U.S. Senate, and Previews

I finally got the video put together of my shark fishing expedition. Watch that below:

 

INN

Coming up today we'll talk about the Illinois News Network ask what makes news? Editor and journalist Scott Reeder will join Bishop On Air for that important conversation.

Hansen runs for U.S. Senate

Sharon Hansen will join the show to talk about her bid as the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate.  Does she have what it takes to take on Dick Durbin and Jim Oberwies?

Preview

Tonight is a Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole.  We'll get a preview of that with a review of tonight's agenda.  Tonight is also the second gubernatorial debate.  We'll get a preview of that as well.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Runners, Strikes, and Grimm's Responses

Back from the weekend, Bishop On Air takes you from 9 to 11:30am CST only on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Today:

Runners

The Chicago Marathon was over the weekend. Any runners in the audience? We'll talk about some uplifting stories of how working a regular walk/jog/run into your routine can not only raise your heart-rate but also lift your spirits.

Strikes

Today is Columbus Day with kids out of school in districts across the state. For one district in northern Illinois the holiday is super convenient because they've been on strike since earlier this month. Waukegan hopes to have a new contract very soon, but will it happen during a holiday? We'll also get your thoughts on teachers' strikes ... should they be allowed and if so under what circumstances?

Grimm's responses

The first major televised debate in the race for Illinois governor was Thursday last week. One problem with the debate, it started with a lack of information for voters. The Libertarian candidate, Chad Grimm, was not included. We'll air a conversation with Grimm's response to some of the themes from last Thursday's debate.

 

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Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Chief AJ, Bike Lanes and News on the March

On today's show we'll hear from Chief AJ to get an update on his settlement agreement with the state over his slingbow, talk bike paths, and preview the Springfield City Council. That's up with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 only on News/Talk 970 WMAY.

CIFB

At the top of the show we'll talk with Krista Lisser from the Central Illinois Food Bank about their attempt at tens of thousands of dollars from Walmart. We'll hear more about the contest, the deadline, CIFB's position and what you can do to help.

Chief AJ

He offered a peace pipe to the state over his discrimination lawsuit. The deadline approaches. We'll find out if there has been any back-and-forth between the Native American inventor and the attorney general's office. So far, the AG has refused to comment on the case, but surely we'll get a copy of their response to the courts. Tune in just after 9:30.

Bike lanes

The new bike lanes on 2nd Street in Springfield are no good. Traveling on 2nd Street throughout the weekend was a bit hinky. Not because of the extra traffic diverted because of the car show downtown, but because of the abuse of the bike lane. Tune in for a review of what was recently witnessed on 2nd Street. We'll open up the phone lines to let you either defend them or tear them down.

News on the March

We'll go through some of the top stories that you should know about and also review the Springfield City Council meeting for tonight. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Workplace Pranks, News on the March, and Jury Nullification

Back from the weekend, Greg Bishop hosts the only locally broadcast liberty-minded talk show Bishop On Air. Tune in beginning at 9 for compelling conversations about workplace pranks, technology, war, jury nullification and more.

Workplace pranks

For weeks, or maybe even months, Johnny Molson has been capturing moments where the subject of the video (Bishop) was startled simply walking around a corner of a lonely early morning radio station to see a man with a camera. Watch the compilation below.

 

 

What kind of workplace pranks have you played on coworkers? Or, what kind of workplace pranks have you had played against you?

News on the March

After some fun with workplace pranks, we'll start get out the stories that you may have missed over the weekend. Maybe it's California's governor vetoing a bill about getting warrants before using drones. Or maybe it's the latest street violence news from Springfield and beyond. Or how about a water crisis out west? We'll do our due diligence to lay everything out on the table.

Jury nullification

A fascinating story that brings together free speech, social media, jury nullification and a Green County, Illinois, Sheriff candidate and will be our focus in the later part of the show. Get the latest on the case of Luke Lamb, a liberty activist and sheriff candidate who is being charged with jury tampering. A really bizarre twist to the story is Lamb being called for jury duty the same week he's set to face charges of tampering with a juror. We'll talk with Lamb's attorney today with Bishop On Air. Read the rundown of the case in the defendant's motion to dismiss here.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to 11:30 on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Pipeline, Department of Corrections, and Ryan Scott On Air

Liberty-minded talk you won't find anywhere else. Join Greg Bishop with Bishop On Air on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Today we'll talk a proposed pipeline, a prison escapee and a controversial viral video, plus talk of decriminalization of drug and more.

Pipeline

A proposed pipeline that is set to cross parts of west-central Illinois will be aired with a couple of informational meetings tonight and tomorrow. We'll talk with Vicki Granado, a spokesperson for Energy Transfers Partners, about the meetings, the pipeline, and what this could mean for energy prices for Illinois.

Department of Corrections

Just after 10 this morning we'll get the very latest on an escapee from a southern Illinois prison. A 21-year-old inmate escaped Tuesday from the Vandalia Correctional Center, and has since been captured. How could something like this happen? We'll hear from Tom Shaer from Illinois DOC with Bishop On Air.

Ryan Scott On Air

We've been talking a lot this week about to exercise your rights when interacting with officers. A video released over the weekend that has since gone viral shows a driver being berated for simply exercising those rights. One Illinois State Police trooper even unjustifiably yanked open the door of the driver car during the checkpoint encounter. We'll talk with the driver, Ryan Scott, about his motivations and whether he plans to file a lawsuit over the ordeal.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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Respond to Viral Video, Locks and Dams, and News on the March

For Tuesday's show, we'll talk with the Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's infrastructure council about locks and dams, we'll review big scandals against the two big contenders for governor and revisit the state pie conversation ... all coming up with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon only on News/Talk 970 WMAY.

Respond to Viral Video

We'll open the show to talk a bit more about the viral video of a driver going through a roadside safety check. Statists say the driver is a moron. Liberty-minded people think this is encouraging. What say you? We'll refresh the conversation right at the top of the show, but be sure to get your calls in. We may revisit the situation throughout the show.

Locks and dams

Just after 9:30 we'll be joined by Benjamin Brockschmidt, the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Council at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. A new report about locks and dams says Illinois lack of upkeep is diminishing the flow of goods on waterways by 20 percent. We'll hear from Brockschmidt what could be done to ensure Illinois commerce flows as necessary.

News on the March

Where there's time we'll review some of the latest news, be it Illinois, national or international --- we'll work to cover the news you need to know about!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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News on the March, ISP Checkpoint, and Pumpkin Pie

Bishop On Air brings you three hours of unapologetic liberty-minded talk only on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Tune in from 9 to noon and hear about the latest with News on the March, another viral video involving an Illinois State Police trooper's interaction with the public and audio of a potential candidate for Springfield's Ward 2 ... plus, plenty of opportunity for you to call in and sound off!

News on the March

We'll start the show with some of the latest news headlines that you may have missed from over the weekend. Be it what's happening around the block, across the state or around the world, News on the March works to get it covered. Have something you think may have been missed? Call in and sound off!

ISP Checkpoint

A video has surfaced of an interaction between a driver and an Illinois State Police "safety check" Checkpoint. We'll air the video and provide play-by-play plus get your take on who is to blame for things escalating. Watch the video below (note the action doesn't begin until 3:30 in):

 

 

Is it not our right as a driver and citizen to demand whether we're being detained and if not ask if we're free to move? Understanding police officers are under abnormal amounts of stress, is this behavior acceptable? Or should officers be held to a higher standard? We'll get your take today with Bishop On Air.

Pumpkin Pie

Just in time for Thanksgiving, an Illinois lawmaker wants to make Pumpkin Pie the official state pie. We'll go through some of the other official state ... stuff ... and get your take on if Pumpkin Pie or some other sweet confection should be get the official designation. Plus, so much more ... Don't miss Bishop On Air!

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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ISIS, Politics, News on the March and More

Back at it with another liberty-minded show you'll only find with Bishop On Air on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Tune in to talk about ISIS, politics, deer collisions, expensive births, growing food-stamp dependence and a call to audit the Federal Reserve. That's all ahead, with your phone calls, from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY.

ISIS

What should the US do about the Islamic State group? There's a current option of doing airstrikes not only in Iraq but also in Syria. Early morning reports indicate the US would strike the Syrian Government if they were to strike America for striking their country ... even if it were to attack Islamic State. There is also a plan to fund and arm other Syrian rebels in an effort to go against ... Islamic State. Should the US get more involved, and seemingly play into the hands of the radical terrorists or she we not intervene?

Politics

We'll go over some of the recent political developments and get your take on the current field of contenders, be it for US Senate, Illinois Governor, or southern Illinois congressman. Does video of a state lawmaker-turned congressional candidate getting passionate on the floor harm their reputation? Or does it help? What about a politician walking away from a reporter? Also, what are the big issues for you this election?

News on the March

We'll go over some of the latest news--studies showing Illinois being a bad place to give birth, deer collisions stats, increasing food-stamps outpacing job creation in Illinois and more. Plus we'll talk about a potential vote in Washington today to audit the Federal Reserve and why that's vitally important for the country to understand it's monetary policy.

 

Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on News/Talk 970 WMAY. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook and find Greg Bishop on Liberty.me. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.

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