13 episodes

Poet, activist and researcher Glenance Green and former state legislator/gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, come together to talk Illinois politics, government and how the heck it all works (or doesn’t) in Springfield.

From the games that are played just to let bills see the light of day, to the way lobbyists maneuver to keep them buried, to the secret ways you’re paying for hedge fund managers’ private plane rides...Glenance and Daniel will be pulling back the curtain and shining some light.

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IL Informed State Matters

    • Government & Organizations
    • 4.8, 71 Ratings

Poet, activist and researcher Glenance Green and former state legislator/gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, come together to talk Illinois politics, government and how the heck it all works (or doesn’t) in Springfield.

From the games that are played just to let bills see the light of day, to the way lobbyists maneuver to keep them buried, to the secret ways you’re paying for hedge fund managers’ private plane rides...Glenance and Daniel will be pulling back the curtain and shining some light.

Become a supporter of this podcast:

https://anchor.fm/il-informed/support

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

nosuchperson ,

Great podcast!

I've been looking for a way to learn more about the state govenment - makes no sense that the closer politics gets to our daily lives the less information seems to be out there. Dan and Glenance are doing an amazing job filling in the gaps. Love Dan's real-world examples! Also love the longer episodes, a deeper dive is appreciated since most of these topics are rarely reported on.

Blang310 ,

Detailed, but slanted - just be aware.

However, I hope this podcast is able to do something our state needs badly— create engagement.

Illinois politics is complex, but what happens on a state level will impact your daily life much more than what happens in D.C., so it is incredibly important that you learn about it from many diverse voices who’ve been there, form your own conclusions, and take some action on a bill that matters to you.

And when that bill fails, you must find another.

And another.

And another.

Don’t leave the voting booth and walk away from politics for two years or four.

Leave the voting booth and call your legislators. Make sure they work for YOU.

Keep caring about Illinois.

She needs you.

nnayar ,

Love it!

This is a great, progressive complement to the NPR State Week podcast, which covers the current weekly ups and downs in Springfield. It gives a great survey of how the overall system works; despite being interested in state politics for years I have still learned things I didn’t know. I love Glenance, and I voted for Daniel, but they also play really well off of one another and are obviously having fun doing it. Five stars for sure! I want to hear them talk about so many more things.

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