John Jackson

In this week's On Topic, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about the just-finished Illinois Veto Session. Many of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes were overridden, though he did have some success. Lawmakers also were forced to grapple with accusations of sexual harassment and legislative inaction.

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 Analyst John Jackson about Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 Budget Address.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Analyst John Jackson about the 2017 State of the State Address.

A day after the historic election of 2016, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Insititute Analyst John Jackson about what the results mean, and what comes next in the political arena.

Illinois government has been stuck in a rut for going on 18 months now, and much of the attention has centered on the fight between Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratic leaders in the General Assembly.

A new Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll shows southern Illinois voters are increasingly disappointed by their elected leaders.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks politics, pensions, and the late Sen. Alan Dixon with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Analyst John Jackson.

SIU Press

In this edition of WSIU Radio's Morning Conversation, Host Jennifer Fuller interviews John Jackson about the new book, "The Essential Paul Simon," which he edited. The collection of essays and commentaries is available through the SIU Press and a book signing event is scheduled for next week at the Simon Institute in Carbondale.