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The Smell of Freedom

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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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.


Jim Higdon is an author, entrepreneur and former journalist, based in Louisville, KY. His company, Cornbread Hemp, sells hemp products nationwide. A native Kentuckian, Jim Higdon is a graduate of Centre College, Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After working as a web producer for the New York Times, Higdon became the first journalist subpoenaed by the Obama administration for his on-going book reporting on the Cornbread Mafia. Higdon later wrote a true crime book of the same title. Higdon formerly wrote for the Washington Post and Politico while blogging at Twitter: @jimhigdon and Instagram: @CornbreadHemp.