Joe Walsh, the former northwest suburban Republican congressman and conservative talk show host, may be off the radio but he still has plenty to say.
It’s billed as a series of “passionate conversations” with notable personalities. “I don’t want to talk to people I agree with,” Walsh explained. “I want to sit down and have civil, constructive conversation with people who think differently than I do.”
His first two guests were Andrew Yang, the former Democratic candidate for president, and D.L. Hughley, the actor, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian.
“I was blown away by both of these guys,” Walsh wrote on Facebook. “Andrew and I disagree on a lot — and, trust me, we get into that — but I think we also share an optimism about what America can be.
“D.L. is just an absolute pleasure to sit down with, and I underestimated how much some of what he shared with me about his outlook on race in this country would stick with me, long after we spoke.”
Prior to his one-year stint on WCGO, Walsh spent six years on Salem Media news/talk WIND 560-AM before he left in 2019 to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.
Monday’s comment of the day: Max Armstrong: The Swirsk [Chuck Swirsky] and Mitch [Rosen] have both represented real “class” in the industry. It’s fun to see the long relationship continue.