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Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to discuss the Chinese trade deal, the Bears upcoming showdown with the Packers and much more. Pedro da Costa of Market Watch, the Economic Policy Institute and the recently launched ‘State of Working America Podcast’ calls in to discuss the Federal Reserve, a slowing economy and the depth of the Jeffrey Epstein circle. Lastly, Chief and Matty Weber close the show talking jobs markets and the impact of legalized marijuana and sports gambling in Illinois.

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Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.


Pedro da Costa is a journalist and reporter for Market Watch and the Economic Policy Institute. He’s also the host of the recently launched ‘State of Working America Podcast’. Previously, Mr. da Costa worked for Business Insider, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and others covering economics and financial markets since 2001. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. and focuses on the Federal Reserve and macroeconomic policy. Da Costa earned a Master’s in international relations at the University of California San Diego and studied sociology and political science as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Matt Weber is currently the Executive Producer, Update Anchor and starting Center Fielder for Stocks & Jocks. He is a die-hard sports fan (Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Iowa Hawkeyes) and has worked for WSCR-AM 670 The Score, 120 Sports Network and Chicago Sports Webio while also appearing on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Matt has covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Marathon as a field reporter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Matt lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the Northside of the city with his fiancé and dog.