One of the foremost political reporters in the country, the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Pearson, joins the show to talk raw politics. Pearson describes how the old Chicago political machine has changed – and how it hasn’t. Why politicians’ words still matter – and how getting to the “why” is still the old school key to reporting the real meaning of a story. Take a listen to “the Dean” as he talks about his three decades on the Illinois political scene!

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