This is the September 28, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

Before we get to the show, Larry and I want to thank Monday supersub Kurt Kozjarek for filling in for the last two months. We both greatly appreciate it!

Larry, Kurt and JeffToday we discussed:

  • How State Senator Mike Noland is trying to get folks to pay him to stop annoying them (which is a strategy that might just work for him!)
  • What Speaker John Boehner’s unexpected retirement will mean for Washington Republicans
  • The fallout from the most recent Republican debate

And you can listen to it all right here:

The Smiling Conservative will be back in the Left, Right and You saddle on Thursday when we’ll talk about all sorts of local news. Until then…

This is the September 24, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

And today was a day of agreement between your favorite co-hosts because sane liberals and conservatives have more in common than either side would like to admit!

As far as U-46 School Board member Jeanette Ward goes, given her “gay is a choice” pronouncement among many others, her effectiveness as a school board member is finished. And if Cody Holt doesn’t divorce himself from her, he will soon follow suit.

Not only that, but the Streamwood Park District is in for a world of hurt if they don’t start coughing up the appropriate documents and explaining their runaway spending. It ain’t easy to get the BGA on your Butt, but they managed to do it!

And to put the period on the Left, Right and You sentence, not only is Elgin doing the right thing by arming their police officers with body cameras, but they got a $250,000 grant to do just that!

The Smiling Conservative and I would also like to thank Lisa and Sue for calling in with some cogent points!

Monday! Kurt Kozjarek will be back in the hot seat when we’ll talk about the fallout from the last Republican debate. Until then…

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Did a U46 School Board member really say that? Today on Left, Right and You!

With the Smiling Conservative back at my right hand (where else would he be?), as you might imagine, we’ve got a lot to talk about! Not the least of which is U-46 School Board member Jeanette Ward voting against a proposed anti-bullying program despite the fact it will save the district $500,000 in the first year alone!

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To learn why Ms. Ward voted no, you’ll have to listen to the show. But trust me, this one’s a doozy even for her!

Then the Streamwood Park District has managed to get the attention of the BGA which isn’t easy for a small suburban government entity to do. And their defense against the press prying into that board’s runaway spending is almost as good as Ms. Ward’s last School Board meeting statement.

Time permitting, we’ll get former police chief Larry’s take on body cameras for all Elgin police officers. And the City just got the grant to buy ’em too.

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. This one will be entertaining – I promise!

This is the September 21, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

And the Smiling Conservative and I certainly want to thank Elgin City Councilwoman Tish Powell for filling in with such aplomb today!

Larry Jeff n TishWe discussed quite a bit too! The Tower Building, marijuana, all day kindergarten, the Fringe Festival and we gave a huge shoutout to EPD Sergeant Erickson for how he handled a large group of teenagers at the local Taco Bell. This is community policing at it’s best folks!

Tish and I would also like to thank Elgin’s First Lady Elinor Richow for yet another great phone call!

Thursday! The Smiling Conservative will be back and when we’ll discuss a little bit more about EPD body cameras and some unfortunate comments made by a U46 School Board member. Until then…

Tish Powell co-hosts Left, Right and You!

That’s right! Elgin’s top vote getting City Councilwoman will be sitting in for Kurt who sits in for Larry. And we’ve got a lot to talk about, not the least of which includes:

  • The Tower Building
  • The Gasthaus liquor license
  • Festival Park
  • Elgin’s pending decriminalization of marijuana
  • U46’s all day kindergarten
  • The EPD is testing body cameras
  • Will Tish run for president in 2020?

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. Don’t miss it!

This is the September 17, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

Of course, the Smiling Conservative and I want to thank 65th District State Rep Steve Andersson for coming into the studio and providing his take on the Springfield budgetary deadlock.

Larry, Steve, and JeffWe also had a fascinating discussion regarding Steve’s recent reelection bid!

Monday! Elgin City Councilwoman Tish Powell will fill in for Kurt who fills in for Larry and we’ll be talking about everything Elgin! Until then…

GOP State Rep Steve Andersson joins Left, Right and You today!

That’s right! With Democratic State Rep Anna Moeller having waded in on the Springfield budgetary festivities, it’s time to get the Republican point of view and, with the Smiling Conservative firmly back in the saddle, we’ll do just that on today’s show.

anderssonAnd just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ll also talk with Steve about his recently announced reelection bid. Though I’m not quite sure why anyone would want to be sent down to Springfield a second time!

Don’t forget Snakewatch 2015 either. In fact, I think I may have found the crafty critter while running near the Mill Creek subdivision. Tell me what you think!

Mill Creek SnakeThough I will say that he didn’t move a whole lot.

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. It’s the only radio show that matters!