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Guests: Jim Higdon

The Smell of Freedom

October 25, 2019


Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to talk all things retail, including $AMZN’s rise to the top and what may end up being their downfall. In hour two, Chief and Matty Weber welcome Jim Higdon, Author of The Cornbread Mafia and owner of Cornbread Hemp, to discuss the cannabis business, the potential downside and what Illinois should expect come January 1st when it’s fully legalized.

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Tariff Tantrums

March 9, 2018


Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to talk tariffs, healthcare costs and Notre Dame’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament after last night’s loss to Duke. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. Chief and Kathy welcome Jim Higdon, contributor to Politico and the Washington Post, to continue the discussion on the legalization of marijuana. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location wonders if there’s any morality left among people of high powered positions. 

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Blazing Battles

February 27, 2018


Chief and Matty Weber tip off the show discussing why the Parkland shooting seems to be the first U.S. massacre to drive people into action. Joel Elconin of Benzinga calls in to talk markets and Big Ten hoops. Kenny Polcari, Director of NYSE Floor Operations at O’Neil Securities and a contributor to CNBC, predicts a return to late 70s inflation. Jim Higdon, writer and contributor to the Washington Post and Politico, returns to discuss corruption in NCAA basketball before sharing why legalizing Marijuana could be the platform for Democrats to make ground in red states. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location continues the Marijuana and markets discussion. 

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Underground Economies

February 23, 2018


Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to continue Wednesday’s discussion on gun control before talking NCAA basketball’s pending scandal. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. Chief and Kathy welcome Jim Higdon, reporter/columnist for the Washington Post and Politico. Unfortunately, a couple of minutes into Jim’s appearance, the phone lines crashed in our South Loop building. So we’ll have Mr. Higdon back on again in the near future. In Jim’s absence, Chief, Kathy and Matty Weber discussed Rick Pitino, the legalization of marijuana and Monday Morning Quarterbacks. 

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I Hate Illinois Nazis

December 16, 2016


John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location talks gold and why puts are so important. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. She and the Chief welcome John Higdon of Politico to take a deep dive into the new, yet already booming legal marijuana industry in the U.S.. Then, Dave McKinney, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times and now reporting for Thomson Reuters, joins the show to expose Illinois’s major financial issues and how they’re affecting tax payers more than they even realize.

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