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Reform the Supreme Court (Hour 2)

July 19, 2024

Former US Attorney Jim Santelle will talk about President Biden’s moves that could lead to long-overdue reform of the Supreme Court. Journalist Mark Jacob will review media coverage of the Republican convention. And Dan Schumacher gets us back into baseball season as the All-Star Break comes to an end. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on […]

Covering the Coverage (Hour 2)

July 12, 2024

President Joe Biden held an impromptu news conference Thursday evening to answer questions about his health and his reelection campaign. But given the feeding frenzy of media speculation (or outright lobbying for him to leave the race), was the coverage fair? UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio network, […]

Revisiting Old Friends (Hour 2)

July 5, 2024

We wrap up the week revisiting some old friends. There was the therapy session with Cubs fans Dan Schumacher and Bob Gallaher. A behind-the-scenes look at political couple Melissa Baldauff and Joe Zepecki. And Mike Stranz of the National Farmers Union talks about looming cuts to the rural economy if Republicans in the House of […]

Legal Bribery (Hour 2)

June 28, 2024

Lt. Governor Sara Rodriguez joins us to evaluate the first Biden-Trump debate of the 2024 campaign. And Jim Santelle weighs in on the latest batch of US Supreme Court rulings—including the one released without a shred of irony or self-awareness that legalizes some forms of political bribery. Plus: Where’s all the Republican convention business that […]

Cubs Group Therapy for Dan and Bob (2nd Hour)

June 21, 2024

We noticed some true Cubs angst in recent social media posts from WEAU 13 News anchor Bob Gallaher, so we invited him to join Dan Schumacher in talking about their frustrations. We also learned about their challenging roles as smaller-market coaches and sports journalists. We have a new conversation with former US Attorney Jim Santelle. […]

The Media: Ruthless, Truthless, or Toothless (Hour 2)

June 14, 2024

Mark Jacob reviews this week’s media coverage of big stories and shares his column that divides political media into three distinct categories. Along with Mark, we’ll have our full stable of Friday workhorses: Dan Schumacher talking sports and former US Attorney Jim Santelle on the big legal cases of the week. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow […]

In a New York Minute (Hour 2)

June 7, 2024

The New York Times has been strangely hostile in its coverage of President Biden—to which the Wall Street Journal said “Hold my beer” before publishing a hit piece that was surprising even by its already low expectations. Jennifer Schulze pinch hits for Mark Jacob in critiquing media coverage of this week’s big stories. UpNorthNews with […]

Where’s the Law and Order Crowd Now? (Hour 2)

May 31, 2024

Our coverage of Donald Trump’s criminal conviction continues with reaction from former US Attorney Jim Santelle. We’ll review media and political reaction with Mark Jacob—with an emphasis on the Republican reaction that has a glaring omission of the usual respect for enforcing the law. And we’ll tease the show’s resident Cubs fan Dan Schumacher about […]

The Self-Fulfilling Recession Prophecy (Hour 2)

May 24, 2024

A new public opinion survey shows the power of political communication: Despite the strongest economy on the planet and numbers not seen in years, many Americans who say their own finances are good are also believing that a recession is at hand or already here—thanks to a certain political class planting that false message and […]

The Debate Over Debates (Hour 2)

May 17, 2024

President Biden and former President Trump have agreed to two debate offers, neither involving the group that had been planning debates for decades. We’ll also review the Trump hush money election interference trial. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several stations across the Civic Media radio network, Monday through Friday from 6-8 am. Subscribe to […]

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