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CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 21, 2019

Jan. 21, 2019 show

Alex Berenson, author of the just-released book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” joins Bob to talk about the effects that marijuana has on psychosis, which can lead to an increase in violence. Illinois lawmakers are expected to legalize recreational marijuana this spring, and new Gov. JB Pritzker has said he supports the initiative. The Catholic Conference opposes legalization. Next, Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, talks about the just-opened application process for Year 2 of the Tax Credit Scholarship program. Then, Kevin Appleby, senior director for the Center for Migration Studies, offers clarity on what is really happening with immigrants and refugees along the border with Mexico in light of President Trump’s recent address to the nation and visit to the border. Finally, Rep. Jeanne Ives, recently retired state lawmaker and GOP candidate for governor in the primary election, reviews her tenure in the Illinois Legislature.