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September 5, 2018


Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to discuss the Kavanaugh hearings, Mayor Emanuel’s decision to not seek a third term and Nike’s Colin Kaepernik campaign. Russell Rhoads is in-studio for hour two. Chief and Russell welcome Adam Andrzejewski, CEO & Founder of Open the Books, to shine a light on the corruption and excess causing Illinois’s financial crisis. Chief and Russell close the show talking markets, commodities and hidden costs. 

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KEVIN O’NEILL

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.

RUSSELL RHOADS

Russell Rhoads is a PHD and currently the Head of Derivatives Research at TABB Group. Before joining TABB Group, Russell was Director of Product Advancement, Global Derivatives at CBOE Global Markets. His career has included positions at a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, Balyasny Asset Management, and Millennium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. He is the author of six market related books including Trading VIX Derivatives, Option Spread Trading, Trading Weekly Options, and Options Strategies for Advisors and Institutions. He authored material to be included in Level II of the CFA program and material for the CMT designation. In addition to his duties at TABB Group, he is an adjunct instructor at Loyola University. He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA (’92) and an MS (’94) in Finance and also received a Master’s Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Tech in 2003. Russell received a PhD from Oklahoma State University in the Summer of 2018.

Adam Andrzejewski

Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO and Founder of OpenTheBooks.com – one of the largest private databases of government spending in the world. Their mission is to post “every dime, online” of all local, state, and federal government spending at OpenTheBooks.com and on their award-winning Open The Books mobile app. Their work has been featured at C-SPAN; Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight; USA Today; The Wall Street Journal; Chicago Tribune; John Stossel’s ‘Innovation Nation’ Special; Forbes Magazine; Investor’s Business Daily; HBO Bill Maher’s blog; Rush Limbaugh Show; Boston Globe; Washington Post; FOX News Channel – including FOX & Friends, Bret Baier, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, & Shannon Bream; CBS News; Sinclair Broadcast Group – including Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson; Huffington Post; The National Review; Washington Times; TheHill; Sunlight Foundation; Daily Caller; Daily Beast; and more. Andrzejewski’s Forbes online columns have nearly 3 million page views. Adam attended Northern Illinois University and now resides in Hinsdale, IL, a western suburb of Chicago.

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