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The Sunday Spin Full Show 08/16/15: Hal Dardick,Todd Lighty and Chris Mooney

Here’s your lineup for The Sunday Spin.  First, we’ll have our weekly spin through national politics. Then, Tribune colleague Hal Dardick joins the show as we update the latest involving Chicago Public School finances and contract talks with the Chicago Teachers union. 77 more words

The Sunday Spin: Politics With Rick Pearson

Why can't Illinois get a state budget together?

Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois joins Rick on the show with his view of the reasons behind the state’s inability to get to a state budget. 11 more words

The Sunday Spin: Politics With Rick Pearson

Richmond lands its second 2016 commitment of the week

For most programs the days following the final evaluation period of the summer is a time for coming to a decision in regards to offering (or not offering) targets on their respective boards. 189 more words

Weekly words - I think that I shall never see ...

I first came across Chris Mooney at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference in Sydney, 2012 when he was a freelance journalist focusing on climate change. 134 more words

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Scientists have discovered that living near trees is good for your health

By Chris Mooney

In a new paper published Thursday, a team of researchers present a compelling case for why urban neighborhoods filled with trees are better for your physical health. 842 more words

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Book update - One finished. Two started.

Four months ago I started reading the book by Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State during the first term of President Obama. It has been a great read. 332 more words

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How do we fix Illinois?

Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois joins Rick Pearson on the Sunday Spin to discuss how to fix the “perfect storm” that is brewing in Springfield. 10 more words

The Sunday Spin: Politics With Rick Pearson