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October 21, 2014, 10:10 am
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Morning-drive news anchor and reporter, Greg Bishop also hosts Bishop On Air, Weekdays from 10 to noon, CST.

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Privacy, Economy, Medical Cannabis, and Sex and Politics

Greg Bishop has the talk you crave with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY! Today, from 9 to noon, Bishop will cover privacy issues, the economy, new rules regarding medical caninbas, and all sides of the Rutherford scandal, including your calls! Be sure to vote for "Bishop On Air" for all the radio categories of the State Journal-Register's Readers' Choice Awards to give the liberty perspective a boost!


With today being a day of action through sites like, we'll welcome in author and privacy expert Katherine Albrecht to discuss how we can best combat threats against our privacy by not just the government but by businesses. We'll also learn more about advances in technology and how we should never let our guard down. Don't miss this important information!


Then we'll be joined by Michael Schussele, a fee-only financial planner, to discuss the latest economic news including a drop in the value of Bitcoin, new Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen and also the AP's projections for a sluggish economy moving forward. Be sure to catch this conversation to better understand the economy from a macro and micro level!

Medical cannabis

The latest rules for medical marijuana in Illinois provide from some hefty fees for dispensaries to pay the state during the planned pilot program. Some of the figures could be a $5,000 nonrefundable application fee, proof of nearly half-a-million in assets, a $30,000 permit fee and a yearly permit renewal of $25,000. That, and other fees, could add up to a pricey endeavor for entrepreneurs to even consider venturing into providing medicine to sick patients. That could also cause the cost of the medicine to skyrocket to the point where those wanting the drug could still get it on the black market. We'll talk with Dan Linn from Illinois NORML about the new rules just after 10.

Sex and politics

After 10:30 we'll open up the conversation about State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and the allegations leveled against him. Political scholar Kent Redfield will join the show to talk about the potential impacts of this type of story during a primary election, and we'll also talk about how people may have rebounded from these types of accusations. Then we'll review both sides and take your calls about who is most credible ... the Treasurer and GOP Gubernatorial candidate, or someone who quit his job and has reported financial problems.


Don't forget to vote for "Bishop On Air" for all the radio categories of the State Journal-Register's Readers' Choice Awards to give the liberty perspective a boost! Your vote really does count and it will help propel the show and the liberty perspective into the spot light!


Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.


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