11 episodes

A podcast hosted by the Illinois Senate Democrats. Each week you'll hear conversations moderated with and by state senators on the issues of the day, challenges the state faces, and some of their stories along the way.

In Session Illinois Senate Democrats (ISDF)

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A podcast hosted by the Illinois Senate Democrats. Each week you'll hear conversations moderated with and by state senators on the issues of the day, challenges the state faces, and some of their stories along the way.

    The New Way of Working

    The New Way of Working

    State Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) moderates the conversation, titled “The New Way of Working,” with state Sen. Doris Turner (D-Springfield), Paula Schmidt (President, Geneva Chamber of Commerce) and Mirinda Rothrock (President, Decatur Chamber of Commerce) as they discuss how remote work has impacted the local business economy and the new ways of working post-COVID-19 including zoom culture.
    Each episode of “In Session” features two to four caucus members with a different member serving as the moderator each week. “In Session” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the ISDF website. Click subscribe or follow to stay tuned for a new episode each week.

    • 44 min
    AG in Illinois

    AG in Illinois

    State Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) moderates the conversation, titled “AG in Illinois," with State Sen. Doris Turner (D-Springfield) as they discuss the importance of learning and teaching about contemporary agriculture, how we can protect and sustain farmers and supporting the agriculture industry in Illinois. 
    Each episode of “In Session” features two to four caucus members with a different member serving as the moderator each week. “In Session” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the ISDF website. Click subscribe or follow to stay tuned for a new episode each week.

    • 35 min
    Pride Month

    Pride Month

    This week’s episode of “In Session'' celebrates Pride Month with a conversation among members who have personal connections as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
    Majority Leader Sen. Kim Lightford (D-Maywood) and state Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) discuss the importance of representation, and how being the mother of transgender child and the first openly gay Illinois state senator has influenced their work in Springfield for the LGBTQ+ community.
    The episode is moderated by state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago).
    Each episode of “In Session” features three to four caucus members with a different member serving as the moderator each week. “In Session” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the ISDF website. Click subscribe or follow to stay tuned for a new episode each week.

    • 29 min
    The Labor Landscape

    The Labor Landscape

    State Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) moderates the conversation, titled “The Labor Landscape,” with state Sen. Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) and state Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) about the labor movement’s origins, its inclusion of communities of color, and its role in the gig economy.  

    Each episode of “In Session” features three to four caucus members with a different member serving as the moderator each week. Click subscribe or follow to stay tuned for a new episode each week.
     

    • 33 min
    Women Who Lead

    Women Who Lead

    Episode 7 of In Session, "Women Who Lead," is a discussion featuring Senator Laura Ellman and Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, and is moderated by Senator Julie Morrison. The episode covers challenges and opportunities women face in the Senate, building a bench for future candidates and leaders, and so much more. Happy Women's History Month. 

    • 50 min
    Legislating During COVID-19

    Legislating During COVID-19

    On this week’s episode of “In Session,” Majority Caucus Chair Mattie Hunter (IL-3) and Senator Robert Martwick (IL-10)  discuss what it's been like legislating during COVID-19, including remote voting, committee work,  partnering with community groups to deliver food, and more. 

    The episode, titled “Legislating During COVID-19," is moderated by State Sen. Rachelle Aud Crowe (IL-56)

    “In Session” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the ISDF website. Click subscribe or follow to stay tuned for new episodes. 

    • 43 min

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ScottC576 ,

Great!

Listening to the debut and I’m already obsessed! The topics were interesting and I learned so much. Love the format too as I felt I was getting an inside glimpse into the world of politics. Will definitely be a subscriber.

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