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Real Learning Comes About When The Competitive Spirit Is On Fire.

Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one talking about latest election polls, the role of competition and monopoly, importance of law enforcement and more. Special guest of the day Todd Gunderson COO of Credit Union One introducing The Credit Union One’s mission, core values and vision. Eric Charles May, calls in to talk the College Landscape old and new, loans and tuition, gain in foreign students for the state and more.

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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.

Todd Gunderson

Todd Gunderson is EVP and Chief Operations Officer at Credit Union 1 in Chicago, IL. Gunderson has over 25 years of experience working in the financial services industry. He comes to Credit Union 1 from Nationwide Acceptance, LLC where he served as SVP Branch Operations/Chief Credit Officer. Prior to his time at Nationwide Acceptance, Gunderson worked for NextGear Capital as Division Vice President Operations and Sales, Chief Lending Officer of Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, and President Company Branch Operations at J.D. Byrider. Gunderson also spent sixteen years at Wells Fargo, serving as SVP, Operations, US & Canada in his last four years at the organization. Gunderson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Banking and Corporate Communications from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.


Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith, which was named a Notable African-American Title by Publishers Weekly, and a Top Ten Debut Novel for 2014 by Booklist Magazine. A 2015 recipient of the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, May is a former reporter for The Washington Post. He’s also a native of Chicago’s South Side—Morgan Park, South Shore—and in addition to rooting for the White Sox, he also longs for the day when the football Cardinals quit their nomadic wandering and return to their original home on the South Side. Eric’s fiction has also appeared in Fish Stories, Solstice, Hypertext, Flyleaf Journal, F, and Criminal Class magazines. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction has appeared in Sport Literate, Chicago Tribune, and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck. He has taught at the Stonecoast, Solstice, Northwestern University, and Chicago writers’ conferences, and in Chicago he’s read personal essays with 2nd Story, That’s All She Wrote, and done oral tellings at the Grown Folks’ Stories and Here’s the Story personal essay programs.

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