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The George Brassea Podcast

The George Brassea Podcast

By George Brassea

The George Brassea Podcast is brought to you by Brassea Global Strategies LLC, a leading political consulting, public policy, government affairs and research firm. Are you interested in running for elected office? Need advice? Call or email George; 708 769 5015, Brasseaglobalstrategies1@gmail.com Find me on Facebook: Friends of George Brassea PAC, 5th Ward Business Alliance, Chicago Heights Bicycle & Pedestrian Resource Center and The George Brassea Podcast. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
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Special Election Day Episode with Guest: State Senator Patrick Joyce (November 8th,2022)
Special Election Day Episode with Guest: State Senator Patrick Joyce (November 8th,2022)
State Senator Patrick Joyce discusses his journey to the Illinois State Senate, his legislative accomplishments and why he is running for re-election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
20:44
November 08, 2022
Guest: Mark Peysakhovich
Guest: Mark Peysakhovich
Mark Peysakhovich discusses growing up as a Jewish refugee in the Soviet Union, becoming a lobbyist and the Cannabis industry in the State of Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
27:21
October 14, 2022
Guest: Michael Smith
Guest: Michael Smith
Michael Smith discusses becoming a Trustee in the Village of Dixmoor at 18 years old, his time as Trustee and why he is running for Trustee in the Village of Riverdale. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
29:03
October 07, 2022
Guest: Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt
Guest: Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt
Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt discusses being adopted, growing up in Park Forest,becoming a Village Trustee after losing three times and eventually becoming the Mayor Park Forest. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
31:59
September 30, 2022
Guest: School District 163 President Walter Mosby
Guest: School District 163 President Walter Mosby
School District 163 President Walter Mosby discusses his mother June Mosby’s legacy in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in Chicago Heights, losing his first two elections, his legendary predecessor Alderman Willie White, school district and city politics and his work as a Pastor. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
33:43
September 23, 2022
Guest: Richard Pocker
Guest: Richard Pocker
Richard Pocker discusses his advocacy around hearing loss, the emotional impact of hearing loss on a person and what psychotherapists should know about this client population. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:01
September 16, 2022
Guest: Gary Moore
Guest: Gary Moore
Poet & Author Gary Moore discusses his own biography, his fictional books and shares two original poems. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
28:52
September 09, 2022
Guest: Valerie Hammond MA, MACP
Guest: Valerie Hammond MA, MACP
Valerie Hammond MA, MACP discusses her career in substance use treatment, what makes her business Mindset Transformations different and various services the practice offers to the community. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:47
September 02, 2022
Guest: Lou Corsino
Guest: Lou Corsino
Author & Professor Lou Corsino discusses his journey from growing up in Chicago Heights, Illinois to becoming a Sociology professor and his book “The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights.” Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
32:36
August 26, 2022
Guest: Tommy Zarlengo
Guest: Tommy Zarlengo
Tommy Zarlengo discusses his family’s history in Chicago Heights, growing up in the local punk scene in the 2000s, his work as an artist & the therapeutic use of psychedelics. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
44:09
August 19, 2022
Guest: Alexandra Eidenberg
Guest: Alexandra Eidenberg
Political activist & business owner Alexandra Eidenberg discusses her activism in the Democratic Party, being a women in the male dominated field of small business and owning her own insurance business. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
26:47
August 12, 2022
Guest: Pastor Matt Dubensky
Guest: Pastor Matt Dubensky
Pastor Matt Dubensky discusses his journey as a pastor, the history of the Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
26:55
August 05, 2022
Guest: Mike Pankow
Guest: Mike Pankow
Mike Pankow from Windy City Slam Podcast discusses his personal biography and professional wrestling in the Chicagoland area. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:34
July 29, 2022
Guest: Ron Patton
Guest: Ron Patton
Former Superintendent of Bloom Township High School District 206 Ron Patton discusses his life prior to becoming an educator, his career at District 206, and notable alumnus who stand out to him. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
49:23
July 22, 2022
Guest: Trustee Micaela Smith
Guest: Trustee Micaela Smith
Village of Lansing Trustee Micaela Smith discusses her biography, being the first African American to be elected to the Village board and why people should consider the Village of Lansing to live or invest in. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:03
July 15, 2022
Guest: Jill Wolf, LCSW
Guest: Jill Wolf, LCSW
Jill Wolf, Licensed Clinical Social Worker discusses her career as a psychotherapist, mental health topics in the LGBTQIA community and her private practice Wolf Pack Therapy. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:13
July 08, 2022
Guest: Mike Byrne
Guest: Mike Byrne
Mike Byrne discusses his Facebook group The Chicago Outfit Old and Current news and articles, Albert Tocco, and his career as a musician in several well known pop punk bands from the 1990s. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
37:51
July 01, 2022
Guest: 2022 Democratic Party Primary Preview with Alexandra Eidenberg
Guest: 2022 Democratic Party Primary Preview with Alexandra Eidenberg
Alexandra Eidenberg and George discuss the upcoming Democratic Party Primary in the State of Illinois (June 2022). Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
27:16
June 27, 2022
Guest: County County Commissioner Donna Miller
Guest: County County Commissioner Donna Miller
County County Commissioner Donna Miller discusses her biography, work as 6th District County Commissioner and her re-election campaign. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:05
June 17, 2022
Guest: Daniel Pogorzelski
Guest: Daniel Pogorzelski
Daniel Pogorzelski discusses his candidacy for Commissioner of Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, being slated by the Cook County Democratic Party and his Polish American heritage. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
23:42
June 10, 2022
Guest: Attorney Ed Mullen
Guest: Attorney Ed Mullen
Attorney Ed Mullen from Bucktown Law discusses his career in law, the legal aspects of running for elected office and why it’s so hard to do so in Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
20:52
June 03, 2022
Guest: George joins the The People with Alexandra Eidenberg
Guest: George joins the The People with Alexandra Eidenberg
We cover the importance of mental healthcare as well as growing up with political ambitions. Along the way, we touch on the correlation between access to transportation and socioeconomics. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
20:06
April 18, 2022
Guest: Remembering Frank Zuccarelli with Troy O’Quin
Guest: Remembering Frank Zuccarelli with Troy O’Quin
Troy O’Quin discusses the legacy of the Frank Zuccarelli in Thornton Township as a public servant and makes an announcement about his own political future. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:50
January 14, 2022
Guest: Aisha Betancourt
Guest: Aisha Betancourt
Aisha Betancourt discusses the loss of her daughter due to a drug overdose, substance use issues within the City of Chicago Heights and the her activism to raise awareness about substance use disorders. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
20:59
October 29, 2021
Guest: Village Clerk Yumeka Brown
Guest: Village Clerk Yumeka Brown
Matteson Village Clerk Yumeka Brown discusses her history of activism in the community, the Matteson casino proposal, running for MWRD commissioner and going in front of the slating committee of the Cook County Democratic Party. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
17:56
October 22, 2021
Guest: Dr.Balin Durr
Guest: Dr.Balin Durr
Psychiatrist Dr. Balin Durr discusses her career in medicine, the relationship between spirituality and mental health, and current trends in Psychiatry. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
27:06
October 15, 2021
Guest: Jake LaMore
Guest: Jake LaMore
Jake LaMore host of the Kankakee County Podcast talks about knowing George Brassea Senior, his path from punk rock bands to podcasting and the Kankakee Region of Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
36:17
October 08, 2021
Guest: Jeff Ward
Guest: Jeff Ward
Author and political consultant Jeff Ward discusses his book “So You Want to Win a Local Election?: Insights from a former columnist who’s covered (and worked on) political campaigns for far too long!”, campaign consulting and what makes a winning candidate. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:51
October 01, 2021
Guest: Trustee Mike Noonan
Guest: Trustee Mike Noonan
Bloom Township Trustee Mike Noonan discusses his career in politics, the Keep Bloom Strong Party and his work as a Bloom Township Trustee. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:40
September 24, 2021
Guest: Lindsey Paoli MS,MFT Intern,Coach
Guest: Lindsey Paoli MS,MFT Intern,Coach
Lindsey Paoli MS,MFT Intern, Coach discusses her career as a coach, social media and private practice conditions in the State of Nevada. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:50
September 17, 2021
Guests: Charley Hager & David Miller
Guests: Charley Hager & David Miller
Authors Charley Hager & David Miller discuss their book Chicago Heights: Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:11
September 10, 2021
Guest: Trustee Rodrick Grant
Guest: Trustee Rodrick Grant
Sauk Village Trustee Rodrick Grant discusses his work as Village Trustee and personal biography. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
18:40
September 03, 2021
Guest: Trustee Gary Daggett
Guest: Trustee Gary Daggett
Village of Flossmoor Trustee Gary Daggett discusses his business, activism and work as Trustee. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:36
August 27, 2021
Guest: Jareen Harris, LPC
Guest: Jareen Harris, LPC
Jareen Harris, Licensed Professional Counselor discusses her career as a Mental Health Professional. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
18:41
August 20, 2021
Guest: Tom Babin
Guest: Tom Babin
Tom Babin from the YouTube channel “Shifter” discusses the importance of urban cycling and its many benefits. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:16
August 13, 2021
Guest: Mayor Ken Peterson
Guest: Mayor Ken Peterson
Mayor Ken Peterson discusses his work as Mayor of Steger, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
18:56
August 06, 2021
Guest: Oren Levin Waldman
Guest: Oren Levin Waldman
Labor economist Oren Levin Waldman discusses his thoughts on the labor market, minimum wage policy and the gig economy. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
20:40
July 30, 2021
Guest: Wallace “Gator” Bradley
Guest: Wallace “Gator” Bradley
Wallace “Gator” Bradley discusses his life as member of the Gangster Disciples and his work as an Urban Translator & Political Consultant. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
32:59
July 23, 2021
Guest: Pastor Corey Person
Guest: Pastor Corey Person
Pastor Corey Person discusses his work as a Pastor of Presence Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person. Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
23:29
July 16, 2021
Guest: Matt Dubiel
Guest: Matt Dubiel
Matt Dubiel discusses his career in Chicago Radio, the history of Q101 Chicago’s Alternative and the role former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner played in the downfall of Q101 Chicago’s Alternative. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
37:28
July 09, 2021
Guest: Mental Health Forum
Guest: Mental Health Forum
George joins Senators Sims & Joyce and Stacey Jones from Counseling Works for a discussion about mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
29:48
July 02, 2021
Guest: Chuck Dieringer
Guest: Chuck Dieringer
Chuck Dieringer discusses his life of community activism and the Thorn Creek Environmental Club. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
25:06
June 25, 2021
Guest: Attorney Mario A. Reed
Guest: Attorney Mario A. Reed
Attorney Mario A. Reed discusses his career in law, property taxes and growing up in the “Chinese House” on Lincoln Highway in Park Forest, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
25:32
June 18, 2021
Guest: Alderman George Brassea
Guest: Alderman George Brassea
George was a guest at the South Suburban High Twelve Club and is interviewed by Dr. Cornel Darden. George discusses his work as Alderman of the 5th Ward in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:15
June 11, 2021
Guest: Stacey Jones,LCPC
Guest: Stacey Jones,LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Stacey Jones discusses her journey as a Mental Health Professional. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:36
June 04, 2021
Guest: Steve Tortorello
Guest: Steve Tortorello
Steve Tortorello is the principal of Marian Catholic High School and founder of Warrior Wrestling. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
25:39
May 28, 2021
Guest: Chuck Marohn
Guest: Chuck Marohn
Chuck Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
31:39
May 21, 2021
Guest: Evan Kasal
Guest: Evan Kasal
Evan Kasal is a conservative political activist and Treasurer for the Chicago Republican Party. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:23
May 14, 2021
Guest: Former State Rep. Robert Terzich
Guest: Former State Rep. Robert Terzich
Former State Rep. Robert Terzich discusses his career in Illinois politics. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:39
May 07, 2021
Guest: Dr. Colleen Cira
Guest: Dr. Colleen Cira
Clinical Psychologist Colleen Cira discusses her journey as a Mental Health Professional. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:51
April 30, 2021
Guest: Brandon Harris
Guest: Brandon Harris
Brandon Harris is a conservative political activist and the founder of Freedom Movement USA. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
19:41
April 23, 2021
Guest: Michael Volpe
Guest: Michael Volpe
Author & journalist Michael Volpe discusses his book Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
25:16
April 16, 2021
Guest: Michael Taylor
Guest: Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor is the owner and publisher of the South Suburban News and various other newspaper publications. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:39
April 09, 2021
Guest: Bloom Township Highway Commissioner Joseph Patrick Stanfa
Guest: Bloom Township Highway Commissioner Joseph Patrick Stanfa
Bloom Township Joseph Patrick Stanfa is running for re-election as Bloom Township Highway Commissioner in the April 2021 election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
27:46
April 02, 2021
Guest: Mayor Ron Gardiner
Guest: Mayor Ron Gardiner
Mayor Ron Gardiner is running for re-election in the Village of Glenwood in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:35
March 26, 2021
Guest: School District 223 Board of Education Member Annette Bannon
Guest: School District 223 Board of Education Member Annette Bannon
Annette Bannon is running for re-election for the School District 223 School Board in the April 2021 election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
19:50
March 19, 2021
Guest: Monica Gordon
Guest: Monica Gordon
Monica Gordon is running for Prairie State College Board of Trustees in the April 2021 board election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:38
March 12, 2021
Guest: Trustee Desiree Watkins
Guest: Trustee Desiree Watkins
Trustee Desiree Watkins is running for Village President in Olympia Fields, Illinois in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:30
March 05, 2021
Guest: Emily Biegel
Guest: Emily Biegel
Emily Biegel is running for the Lincoln Way School District 210 School Board in the April 2021 election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:24
February 26, 2021
Guest: Mayor Eugene Williams
Guest: Mayor Eugene Williams
Mayor Williams is running for re-election in the February 2021 Democratic primary in the Village of Lynwood, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:37
February 19, 2021
Guest: Trustee Debbie Williams
Guest: Trustee Debbie Williams
Trustee Debbie Williams is running for Mayor in Sauk Village, Illinois in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:21
February 14, 2021
Guest: Mayor Keith Pekau
Guest: Mayor Keith Pekau
Mayor Keith Pekau is running for re-election in the Village of Orland Park, Illinois in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
23:29
February 12, 2021
Guest: Pastor Rebecca Husbands
Guest: Pastor Rebecca Husbands
Pastor Rebecca Husbands is the lead pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church which has locations in Flossmoor and Chicago Heights Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
23:54
February 05, 2021
Guest: Dr. Matthew Glowiak
Guest: Dr. Matthew Glowiak
Dr. Matt Glowiak joins the podcast to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and America’s recent increase in civil unrest on the individual persons mental health. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
28:39
February 05, 2021
Guest: Trustee Adam Winston
Guest: Trustee Adam Winston
Trustee Adam Winston is running for Mayor in the Village of Glenwood, Illinois in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
24:36
February 01, 2021
Guest: Michelle Nelson
Guest: Michelle Nelson
Michelle Nelson is running for Mayor in the Village of Flossmoor,Illinois in the April 2021 municipal election. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:19
January 29, 2021
Guest: Matt Luzi
Guest: Matt Luzi
Matt Luzi is the author of The Boys in Chicago Heights: The Forgotten Crew of the Chicago Outfit. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
28:21
January 22, 2021
Guest: Dr. Cornel Darden
Guest: Dr. Cornel Darden
Dr. Cornel Darden is the Publisher & CEO of the Southland Journal and the President & CEO of the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Need Psychotherapy online or in person?Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:47
January 15, 2021
Guest: Alderman JR Patton
Guest: Alderman JR Patton
Alderman Patton is running for re-election in Calumet City, Illinois (February 2021). He discusses his re-election campaign and his company the 1833 Group. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
22:37
January 08, 2021
Guest: School District 163 Board of Education Member Randall White
Guest: School District 163 Board of Education Member Randall White
Randall White is currently serving as a member of the Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 Board of Education and is the founder of Church in the House Ministry. Need Psychotherapy online or in office? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
25:44
January 01, 2021
Guest: Alderman Fred Bilotto
Guest: Alderman Fred Bilotto
Fred Bilotto is currently serving as Alderman of the 2nd Ward in Blue Island and Calumet Township Assessor. Fred recently announced his candidacy for Mayor in Blue Island, Illinois in the upcoming municipal election (April 2021). Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
26:32
December 25, 2020
Guest: Joshua Travis
Guest: Joshua Travis
Joshua Travis is running for Trustee in the Village of Park Forest, Illinois in the upcoming municipal election in April 2021. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
21:25
December 18, 2020
Guest: Dominic Candeloro
Guest: Dominic Candeloro
George interviews Historian Dominic Candeloro about his books on the history of Chicago Heights, Illinois. Need Psychotherapy online or in person? Check out tinyurl.com/THTPsychotherapy
30:33
December 11, 2020