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.
Guests & Co-Hosts
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.
Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.
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. He currently writes for the Washington Post and Politico. He blogs at MarionCountyLine.com. twitter: @jimhigdon and facebook.com/jimhigdon.
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 and Bulls especially) 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.
FAVORITE SPORTS MOMENT
November 2, 2016.
ONE THING LISTENERS MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU
I actually prefer cats over dogs … don’t tell anyone.
ONE TRADE YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE BACK
I turned down free tickets and a ride to Milwaukee to go watch the Cubs vs. Astros play a Hurricane Ike makeup game back in 2008. I decided instead to play pickup basketball with a few of my friends. Of course, Carlos Zambrano ended up throwing a no hitter that night … and I ended up with a sprained ankle. Bad trade.
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