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Well It Ain’t No Balloon Animal

Local AG market expert Greg Pappas is in-studio to talk on the New Madrid fault line and other Earthquakes. Next, John Flannigan joins in the conversation to talk on the Chinese spy balloon, more on earthquake proofing and presidential history. Then Lou Michels joins us to talk more in depth on China’s balloon and the implications it has for U.S-China Diplomacy. For out last half hour, we’re joined by our real estate “guru” Nancy Long-Graham to talk on getting the Loop to it’s pre-pandemic glory.

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Articles Referenced

Skilling, Tom. “Has the Chicago area ever had an earthquake, and if so, when?”. WGNTV, Published November 14th, 2019. Online.

Rusch, Elizabeth. “The Great Midwest Earthquake of 1811”. Smithsonian Magazine, Published December 2011. Online and Print. Editors. “Skylab Crashes to Earth”., Published February 9th, 2010. Online.


Guests & Co-Hosts


Greg Pappas is a stock broker at Oppenheimer and Monday morning contributor to Stocks & Jocks. As ‘Traditional Greeks’, his family has always been in the restaurant business. Greg is no exception, working at Chicago institution, Ceres Cafe, since 2014. Greg made his bones in the Grain Room as a clerk for Coach Doug Redmann and Adam Rich where he learned about grain swaps, automation and market making. Outside of trading and food, Greg’s interests lie in western philosophy and the art of war. He is a resident of the Chicagoland area.


John Flannigan is a graduate from Notre Dame University and a retired English Professor from Prairie State College out of Chicago Heights, IL. An expert on local politics, housing and property rates. As well as that, he is a long time friend of Tom “The Chief” Haugh.


Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.


Stocks & Jocks’ Real Estate guru since 2010. She is the owner of Home Source Realty, specializing in the Southwestern Suburbs of Chicago and making clients happy and satisfied with their real estate transactions. Her 30+ years of experience as a Realtor in all kinds of markets and all types of housing will make your home buying or selling process more satisfying and profitable for you with less stress. Downsizing? Upsizing? Need a pet-friendly condo? Horse property? A new start in life? Not sure where to start? Contact Audrey and get started today! She enjoys making her clients’ lives better and their dreams come true- let Audrey help you with yours!

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