"Back On The Beat" Podcast Archives
February 9th, 2019 - Mayoral candidate Susana Mendoza joins Dick Kay in the WCPT studios to talk about her opponents and why she got into the Chicago mayoral race.
February 2, 2019 - Dick Kay welcomes guests Stacy Davis Gates, VIP of the Chicago Teachers Union and Anders Lindall, spokesman for AFSCME.
January 26th, 2019 - Greg Trotter from The Greater Chicago Food Depository stops by the WCPT Studios to talk about the work they're doing in the area and how listeners can help. Visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org/ to learn more.
January 19, 2019 - Longtime Chicago Journalist and friend of the show, Monroe Anderson stops by to talk about Trump, the mayors race and more.
January 12, 2019 - Bob Fioretti joins Dick and the listeners to discuss why he got in the race for Mayor, the important issues he thinks need to be talked about in this election, your calls and more.
January 5, 2019 - Bill Daley is our guest this week in our continued coverage of candidates in the race for Mayor of Chicago. Catch Back on the Beat Saturdays from 1-4pm on WCPT 820 in Chicago and streaming worldwide at wcpt820.com
December 29, 2018 - State Rep. (IL-8th District), and candidate for Mayor of Chicago, La Shawn Ford joins Dick Kay in the studio to talk about the upcoming elections, what he thinks he can do to win this race and the work that needs to be done here in Chicago.
Dec 22, 2018 - Dick welcomes back Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas back to the program. The former CEO of CPS, among many other notable positions, joins Dick this week to talk about being a problem solver and to include all of Chicago in his plans for the city. Politics don’t take a break for the holidays. We hope you enjoy this weeks program in Dick’s continued coverage of the candidates and Chicago politics surrounding the election. We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season!
December 15th, 2018 - Dick welcomes a few great guests back to the show: Ameya Pawar and Dick Simpson back to the WCPT studios to talk some of the important state and local issues happening right now.
December 8, 2018 - We had some great guests on this weeks program: Jennifer Welch, CEO/President of Planned Parenthood Illinois joined us to talk about what services the organization provides, and the opposition they are facing under the current administration. Continuing our coverage of the Chicago Mayoral race, candidate Gery Chico stops by the studio to talk about his thoughts on the city of Chicago, his background and the changes he would like to bring about if elected.
December 1, 2018 - The Chicago Mayoral race is heating up with candidates submitting their signatures last week. Dick welcomes businessman and mayoral candidate, Dr. Willie Wilson to this weeks program. Another great show with the help of participation from the listeners.
November 24, 2018 - Dick welcomes Steve Zalusky from the Daily Herald to discuss a recent story he covered on local WWII hero Bernie Bluestein and the Ghost Army. A truly great story, that Steve was able to bring to life in the article. Journalism, politics and more are all up for discussion this week.
November 17, 2018 - After a long deserved week off to visit family, Dick is back to work and happy to be joined by a few members of the UIC Unions United Coalition to discuss many of the issues facing many UIC workers. The nurses union has been negotiating with the University for a fair wage contract, but recently went on strike after a negotiations went south. We discuss how the unions are working together to strengthen rights of workers for the future. Local and national politics are up in the second hour, your calls and more.
As this weeks show closes, we are sad to report the passing of our long-time producer and good friend Theresa Barrett. She was a truly amazing person who brought light into the world of everyone she encountered, and will be missed by all.
November 3, 2018 - Jim Allen, Communications Director for the Chicago Board of Elections, joins Dick in the WCPT studios to talk about the elections next week and the work and preparation involved. Listen live on Saturdays from 1-4pm (CT) on WCPT 820 in Chicago, and streaming online at WCPT820.COM.
October 27, 2018 - Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs joins Dick in studio to talk about the upcoming elections, what his first term as Treasurer has been like, and what we need to do to keep moving Illinois forward.
October 20, 2018 - Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza joins Dick in studio this week to talk about the upcoming elections, and as always the fiscal state of our state. Much to discuss with the Comptroller and the listeners!
October 13, 2018 - Longtime friend of the show and Cook County Clerk, David Orr joins Dick in studio to talk about the upcoming mayoral race and more. Its always a great show with the listeners joining in on the discussion. Listen to Back on the Beat live every Saturday from 1-4pm on WCPT 820 and streaming worldwide at wcpt820.com
October 6, 2018 - State Rep Lou Lang joins us this week to discuss the Gubernatorial race, the Democratic Party in Illinois, and his bill for a graduated income tax and the burden that the Illinois Constitution currently places on the middle class. Your calls with Dick and Lou and much more.
September 29, 2018 - he national issue of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings is at the forefront of the discussion this week. The listeners were a huge part of this weeks show, contributing their opinions on the many issues surrounding the history of and possible appointment as Supreme Court Justice.
September 22, 2018 - Community activist and organizer and Mayoral hopeful, Ja'Mal Green is welcomed to the WCPT studios to talk about the city, what it will take to get on the ballot, why he's getting in the race, his policy positions and more. As always, your participation really makes the show possible!
September 15, 2018 - Much to discuss on this weeks show, and plenty of time for calls on this weeks show. Our guest, Ja'Mal Green was scheduled for this week but was unable make the program. We hope to have him rescheduled for next Saturday.
September 8, 2018 - Dick welcomes to this weeks show: Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, and Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown to the show. After the announcement that Mayor Emmanuel won't seek re-election, there are a number of Chicagoans eager to fill the opening position. We learn about Dorothy's background, policy positions and take your calls.
September 1, 2018 - Dick welcomes Troy LaRaviere, Head of the Chicago Principals Association and Candidate for Mayor of the city of Chicago Back on the Beat. Much to talk about on this weeks show, including: petition season, inspiring volunteers to engage in the process, the policies Troy supports, the problems of political corruption and more.
August 25, 2018 - Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas returns to the show, and Dick takes your calls. Listen live every Saturday from 1-4pm on WCPT 820.
August 18, 2018 - Ed Yonka, Director of Communications and Public Policy at the ACLU, joins Dick in studio. Your calls and more on this weeks show!
August 11, 2018 - The investigation into President Trumps links with Russia has been a hot topic this week, so of course Doogie covers that and more in the first hour. In the second hour, Fmr. Superintendent of the CPD and current Chicago Mayoral Candidate, Garry McCarthy joins Dick in studio to talk about the city his experience and the upcoming race.
August 4, 2018 - Reminding us all why radio is theater of the mind, Doogie is joined in studio this week by the SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players! Its another great show you will not want to miss. Catch Back on the Beat every Saturday from 1-4pm on-air and online on WCPT 820.
July 28, 2018 - Another great show for the archives! This week Dick welcomed Fred Tsao, Senior Policy Council for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Todays discussion focuses around the hot topics of immigration, family detention, and inform the audience of the situations many immigrants are experiencing right now in America and at the border.
July 21, 2018 - Dick was joined in studio by Chicago Mayoral Candidate/Fmr. Superintendent of the CPD, Garry McCarthy on the show about the issues facing the city and the 2019 election. Dick takes your calls and more.
July 14, 2018 - Another great show in the books, Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-IL 12th District) joined Dick in the first hour, your calls and more on this weeks show.
July 7, 2018 - Representative Mike Quigley, (D) for IL-5th District joins Dick Kay in studio to talk national and local news, and WCPT's Antonio Correa drops in Live from the Chicago Strong Youth March to shut down the Dan Ryan. All that, your calls and more on this weeks podcast of Back on the Beat Radio!
June 30, 2018 - Chicago Mayoral Candidate, Lori Lightfoot, joins Dick in studio to talk about the kind of leadership she believes that the city of Chicago needs.