(podcasting “from” right out in front of Rock Bottom Brewery, in the construction site, with our hardhats on)

(broadcasting on the 100-watt full-of-clout radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)

Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk about the Olympics and Block 37 in Chicago, they learn about the connection between drinking and writing, and then they discuss the political fallout after the Tony Rezko verdict.

Ben Joravsky – staff writer, Chicago Reader;
on his Clout City blog entries on Block 37 and the 2016 Olympics

Steve Mosqueda – co-host, Drinking & Writing Brewery;
on the 4th Annual Drinking and Writing Festival: Write Until You Puke

Jay Stewart – executive director, Better Government Association;
on Governor Rod Blagojevich in the wake of the Tony Rezko verdict

(segue music this week from The Steepwater Band)