Frankly Speaking: Rich Conversations Around Politics

Frankly Speaking: Rich Conversations Around Politics

Politics IS something you should talk about! Every first and third Monday of the month, join Franklin Ramirez, elected Elgin Township Supervisor (Kane County, Illinois), and Rich Jacobs, Chief of Staff for the City of Aurora's Office of Aldermen, as they interview guests and discuss topics that surround politics. Whether you want to learn more about the inner-workings of campaigns, are thinking about what it takes to run for office, or already have a solid understanding but enjoy deep political discussions on the meaning of leadership, this is the podcast for you.

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March 8, 2021 67 min

Elgin (IL) Councilman Corey Dixon discusses the expectations that politicians have for voters. Those people running for office want to reach voters in every way possible and sometimes they need to reach you on multiple occasions before you remember their name!  Franklin, Corey, and Rich chat about what voters can do to engage in the process.  

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Covid has changed everything - the way we present ourselves to voters and how we research candidates.  Thinking outside the box wins the race nowadays.  Rich and Franklin talk about campaigning in the shadow of COVID-19 and what it means for the November and April (Illinois) elections.   

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Franklin and Rich talk with Steve Andersson about his role on the Illinois Human Rights Commission and gives us a history of how it came about and where it's going. 

Steven Andersson is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives representing the 65th district. The 65th district is located in northwestern Kane County.

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June 15, 2020 38 min

Franklin & Rich interview Greg Elsbree who was a democratic candidate for Kane County (Illinois) Chairman and he shares his first-hand experiences and insights.  

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June 1, 2020 36 min

Franklin & Rich take a break from talking about all things politics and have DJ Code P (aka Jeremy Perkins) as their guest to talk about personal and community growth.  Jeremy talks about his interest in DJing and how he can grow his passion and use it to make his greater community happier given the times we face together.

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http://sociallydistantfest.com

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May 18, 2020 32 min

Franklin and Rich interview Kane County (Illinois) 16th Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Flood on how the judiciary is handling their duties in the face of COVID-19.  

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March 9, 2020 43 min

Franklin and Rich bring back guest Nick Kachiroubas to talk about the three different forms of municipal government - mayor-council, council-manager, and commission.

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February 17, 2020 49 min

Franklin and Rich are back and sit down with Illinois state Representative Anna Moeller and just pick her brain about whatever Rich decides to throw at her - they have been friends for years!  Franklin says, "Anna is an example of how concerned citizens can and should take action!"  

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Rich and Franklin go through how to talk about politics in a way that helps us understand each other and does not divide us - easier said than done sometimes.  

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November 18, 2019 42 min

Franklin and Rich bring on Amanda Gracia, Trustee with the Gail Borden Public Library District, to talk all things books, librarians, duties, and responsibilities.  To check out what's happening at one of Illinois' largest library district, head to gailborden.net.  

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November 4, 2019 40 min

The Honorable Judge John Dalton walks us through the 16th Circuit Court's roles and responsibilities of their circuit and associate judges.  

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Jamie Mosser peels the onion back a bit and explains how the State's Attorney's office works through the eyes of a former deputy state's attorney.  We also explore how state's attorney offices are and can handle the opioid crisis.  

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October 7, 2019 40 min

Crystal Lake City Clerk (and associate teaching professor in the School of Public Service at DePaul University in Chicago) Nick Kachiroubas defines pure democracy and representational democracy and the history behind how our government has evolved into what it is today.  

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August 27, 2019 36 min

Franklin and Rich bring on Ed Mullen as their guest to talk about how election law attorneys can help candidates navigate the political waters and shed some light on some of the obstacles they have to dodge and weave as well.

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August 5, 2019 29 min

Last episode was all about Franklin so this episode is all about why Rich loves what he does ... check it out and learn about what is really crawling around inside of his head and heart.

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July 15, 2019 34 min

Franklin peels back the onion a bit on the emotional side of his job and shines some light on to why he does what he does.  This is a two part episode.    

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July 1, 2019 32 min

Franklin and Rich talk about the various differences between civic and community engagement and examples on how you can influence change in your community.  

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June 17, 2019 35 min

Tish Calhamer with the Gail Borden Public Library joins the show to give us some direction for those individuals who are looking to sift through all the "news" out there to find trustworthy and accurate information.  

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June 17, 2019 40 min

So you are thinking about running for office but have no idea where to start?  Between the two, Franklin & Rich have over 55 years of political know-how and get into the questions someone should be asking themselves when deciding to run for office.  Pull up a chair and let's have coffee ... 

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June 11, 2019 10 min

Franklin & Rich introduce themselves and talk about the expectations that they have for the podcast.  "We need to learn more about the how and why of politics so we can make the best decision for us and our communities."

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