Ray Hanania on Politics, Media & Life

Ray Hanania on Politics, Media & Life

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Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter & columnist writing from the frontlines of Chicago’s rough and tumble politics. Hanania writes a syndicated column on politics, media, and on communications strategy. He also explores “slice-of-life” topics using humor and satire and performs standup comedy nationally and internationally (he is Palestinian married to a Jewish wife). Humor is a powerful form of communications. His personal website is www.Hanania.com For the podcast visit http://RayHananiaOnPolitics.com


Three weeks of the Corona Virus Stay at Home order and I’m already climbing walls, S2 Ep6
Apr 27 • 6 min
Three weeks of the Corona Virus Stay at Home order and I’m already climbing walls S2 Ep6 April 27, 2020 The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic has put a lot of pressures on relationships. News reports show that domestic violence is increasing as are tensions…
Audio of the April 6 Orland Park Village Board meeting that appeared to be destroyed
Apr 9 • 6 min
Audio of the April 6 Orland Park Village Board meeting that appeared to be edited S2 Ep5 Thursday April 9, 2020 (UPDATE — The Village of Orland Park has restored the files since the column, podcast and FOIA were published and they claimed the file was not…
The politics of viruses Trump vs Obama, March 15, 2020, S2 E4
Mar 15 • 6 min
The politics of viruses Trump vs Obama March 15, 2020, Season 2 Episode 4 Syndicated political columnist Ray Hanania examines the political hypocrisy and partisan manner in which the news media is reporting not he Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus and how…
Sarah Gad’s compelling story, running for Congress 1st Illinois DIstrict March 17, 2020
Feb 14 • 49 min
Compelling story on Sarah Gad - convicted of prescription drug use - who is running for Congress in the 1st Dist. Mar. 17, 2020 Special Edition of The Arab street Radio/Ray Hanania on Politics podcast and radio show. Feb. 14, 2020, broadcast on WNZK AM…
02-13-20 Kim “The Fixx” Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the March 17 Democratic Primary
Feb 13 • 19 min
Kim “The Fixx” Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the March 17 Democratic Primary Seasons 2 Episode 2, February 13, 2020 Ray Hanania on Politics looks closely at the abuse of power by Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, or “Kim The Fixx Foxx,” & her decision to…
State Dept official details expanded Sanctions against Iran S2E1
Jan 11 • 15 min
State Dept official details expanded Sanctions against Iran S2E1 Season 2, Episode 1 President Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook offered details Friday on the expanded sanctions on Iran announced by the White…
Norwegian Dawn cruise vacation 12-20-19 S1 Ep22
Dec 20, 2019 • 14 min
An off-the-beat look at the Norwegian Dawn cruise to Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize, Routan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico.the ND is a smaller ship, half the size of the Norwegian Epic, which boasts 4,400 passengers. The Dawn was about 2,800 … I’m giving you…
Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson let the people down
Dec 3, 2019 • 15 min
Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson let the people down Season 1 Episode 21, Dec. 3, 2019 The “Ray Hanania on Politics” podcast Eddie Johnson was fired Monday (Dec. 2, 2019) by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot said Johnson misled her, and also…
The racism of Michelle Obama and White Flight
Oct 31, 2019 • 12 min
The racism of Michelle Obama and White Flight Oct. 31, 2019. Season 1, Episode 20 Former First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the issue of White Flight recently during remarks at the 3rd annual Obama Foundation Summit in which she castigated White People…
The problems with “Made in China” and Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Sep 16, 2019 • 17 min
The problems with “Made in China” and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Season 1, Episode 19 Sept. 16, 2019 Veteran Chicago City Hall reporter and political columnist Ray Hanania talks about why Americans need to push back against the increasing influence of China in…
Massacres in America; Great Moments; and Symbols of Racism S1 Ep18
Aug 6, 2019 • 22 min
Massacres in America; Great Moments; and Symbols of Racism August 6, 2019 Season 1, Episode 18 Back from vacation Ray Hanania takes on three important topics. The first is how the mainstream news media ignores the massacres that take place every week in…
Another battle in the 3rd Congressional District: Lipinski, Newman, Darwish … S. 1 Ep. 17
Jun 17, 2019 • 23 min
Another battle in the 3rd Congressional District: Lipinski, Newman, Darwish Season 1, Episode 17, June 17, 2019 Award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter, and syndicated political columnist Ray Hanania offers a preview of the upcoming battle brewing…
JB Pritzker’s Massive assault on Illinois taxpayers — S1 Ep16
Jun 4, 2019 • 11 min
JB Pritzker’s Massive assault on Illinois taxpayers June 4, 2019 Season 1, Episode 16 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has launched what appears to be a successful and massive assault on the taxpayers of Illinois. And Illinois taxpayers are doing nothing…
Games of Thrones comes to an end, S1 Episode 15
May 20, 2019 • 10 min
Games of Thrones comes to an end May 20, 2019. Series 1, Episode 15 The popular HBO Series Game of Thrones came to a pretty lame ending if you ask me on Sunday May 19, 2019. But what? Are we going to jump out of windows now? No. We soldier on like good…
Gov. Pritzker disrespects Lt. Gov. Stratton by creating Deputy Governor Spots S1 Ep 14
May 18, 2019 • 12 min
Gov. Pritzker disrespects Lt. Gov. Stratton by creating Deputy Governor Spots Season 1 Episode 14 05-18-19 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker disrespect Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton by creating the “Deputy Governor” posts to undermine his pronise to give her a…
Game of Thrones has been a “Thrilling Disappointment” - S1 Ep 13
May 9, 2019 • 11 min
Game of Thrones has been a “Thrilling Disappointment” May 9, 2019 Season 1, Episode 13 I have been watching Game of Thrones on HBO for more than 8 years. This is Season 8 and there are only 2 episodes left as it comes to a crashing end. I love the series…
The Hate Show with Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert - S1 Ep12
May 9, 2019 • 10 min
The Hate Show with Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert May 9, 2019 Season 1, Episode 12 It used to be that after working real hard to take care of our families, we could come home at night and relax in front of the TV set and watch Late Night talk show hosts…
Gov. Pritzker’s “Fair Tax” isn’t Fair at all - S1 Ep11
May 6, 2019 • 15 min
Gov. Pritzker’s “Fair Tax” isn’t Fair at all Monday May 6, 2019 Season 1 Episode 11 This is the Ray Hanania on Politcs podcast hosted by former CHicago City Hall Reporter and award-winning columnist Ray Hanania. In this podcast we look at the hypocrisy of…
The Mueller Report, biased media & Trump April 18, 2019, S1, Ep10
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
The Mueller Report, biased media & Trump April 18, 2019, Season 1, Episode 10 Ray Hanania on Politics analyzes the media bias in the coverage of the release of the Report on Alleged Collusion with Russian by Donald Trump prior to and after his election as…
S1 Ep9: How Uber and Lift are destroying an immigrant driven industry
Apr 11, 2019 • 14 min
S1 Ep9: How Uber and Lift are destroying an immigrant driven industry This is the Ray Hanania Podcasta weekly overview of all my opinion columns, my radio interviews, and my reports on Middle East topics and on Mainstream American politics. This episode…
Remembering the 1979 election that changed everything in Chicago
Apr 2, 2019 • 37 min
Remembering the 1979 election that changed everything in Chicago — April 2, 2019 This is the “Ray Hanania on Politics” Podcast, a look at Chicagoland politics past and present … This episode of Ray Hanania on Politics looks at the 1978 campaign and 1979…
Chicago Mayoral Election, Lightfoot vs Preckwinkle
Apr 1, 2019 • 13 min
Chicago Mayoral Election, Lightfoot vs Preckwinkle Opinion Commentary April 1, 2019 This is the Ray Hanania Podcasta weekly overview of all my opinion columns, my radio interviews, and my reports on Middle East topics and on Mainstream American politics.…
Richard Silverstein on Israel, Palestine Omar, AIPAC & peace, March 25, 2019
Mar 25, 2019 • 56 min
Richard Silverstein on Israel, Palestine Omar, AIPAC & peace, March 25, 2019 This is the Ray Hanania on Politics Podcast, we talk about everything from the Middle East to Mainstream issue, recorded on March 25, 2019. Our guest online with us is Richard…
The truth about the failed Mueller probe into Russian meddling and collusion
Mar 24, 2019 • 13 min
The Fake Mueller investigation into Russian meddling into the election … 03-24-19 This is the Ray Hanania on Politics podcast … I’ve covered politics for nearly a half century, including covering City Hall from 1978 until 1992 working there every day…
Illinois Taxes, Mosque Massacres, Israeli election chicanery
Mar 24, 2019 • 26 min
Illinois Taxes, Mosque Massacres, Israeli election chicanery Podcast Illinois Taxation, Mosque Massacre in New Zealand and Israel, and Israel’s election chicanery, March 24, 2019 This is Ray Hanania’s Podcast, The Middle East & Mainstream Podcast, which…
Endorsing Toni Preckwinkle over Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago
Mar 21, 2019 • 24 min
Former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania endorses Toni Preckwinkle for Mayor of Chicago over Lori Lightfoot in the April 2, 2019 Chicago Mayoral election and he explains why in this podcast. This is Ray Hanania’s Podcast, Slice of Life, which…
Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Stole my Life March 16, 2019
Mar 16, 2019 • 14 min
Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Stole my Life, March 16, 2019 Some people in society define themselves based on the role models they admire. Tom Hanks. Amal Clooney. Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. Brad Pitt. Adam Sandler. Meryl Streep. I can say with…
03-12-19 Suburban taxpayers must stand up to Chicago
Mar 12, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode of Ray Hanania on Politics (formerly the Slice of Life) Podcast (03-12-19), former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania talks about how many of the 14 candidates who ran for Mayor of Chicago have proposed that the city impose taxes on…