On Topic

In partnership with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, WSIU presents On Topic.

This weekly segment features experts from the Simon Institute, analyzing and commenting on current issues facing the region, state, and nation.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Professor Linda Baker for this week's episode of On Topic. More than two dozen state lawmakers have announced they're retiring, or are not running for reelection in 2018. Baker analyzes what that means for the legislature.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about reaction to Governor Rauner's decision to sign HB40, a controversial abortion funding bill.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor about Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement he'll sign HB40, which provides public funding for abortions in Illinois.