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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, […]

The Thing About the Election Is… Squirrel! (Hour 2)

July 1, 2024

Voters are stranded like never before when it comes to finding credible information sources to keep them informed with news that is rooted in facts, perspective, and an unapologetic stance that makes defending democracy their north star. We’ll talk to Mark Jacob about how the media is predictably prone to chasing shiny objects and short-term […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump’s Trials and Tribulations (Hour 2)

May 10, 2024

Former US Attorney Jim Santelle gives us an update on the former president’s hush money trial, now that testimony has concluded from the adult film star about their alleged affair and subsequent payoff. And we’ll preview Monday’s “Day Without Childcare” to call attention to the industry’s ongoing crisis. UpNorthNews with Pat Kreitlow airs on several […]

Counsel & Counsell (Hour 2)

May 3, 2024

We’ll be joined by our Friday regulars: Media critiques from “Stop the Presses” writer Mark Jacob, a review of this week’s Trump legal woes with former US Attorney Jim Santelle, and Dan Schumacher has an update on the future of Northland College and a preview of this weekend’s Brewers-Cubs series—the first one since Craig Counsell […]

Supreme Disappointment (Hour 2)

April 26, 2024

There were landmark legal moments for the country this week—in two courtrooms—as former President Trump seeks unlimited powers from the US Supreme Court, while his business fraud trial centers on how the National Enquier engaged in actual “fake news” to help him win in 2016. We’ll cover all the bases with Mark Jacob (“Stop the […]

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