On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the honor of interviewing U.S. Representative Brad Schneider. Rep. Schneider has a special connection to Deerfield. Not only does he represent our village as part of Illinois’ 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he also lives here in Deerfield.

In our interview, we get to know Rep.  Schneider and ask him about the life of a member of Congress. I’m fascinated by how they juggle the logistics of traveling back and forth to D.C., prepare for a hearing, and how they incorporate feedback from constituents. We also ask Rep. Schneider about some of the local issues he’s discussed on his recent “listening tour” around the district, including immigration, gun control, and climate change, among other issues.

You can connect with Rep. Schneider’s office on his website. And, listen to our past interviews with other elected officials representing Deerfield: Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and State Senator Julie Morrison.

We hope you enjoy our 26th episode! Each month we release an episode featuring a conversation with a dynamic guest with a Deerfield connection. Learn more about the podcast on our podcast page.

You can listen to all of our episodes in the player below or on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts. We welcome your comments and feedback—please send to [email protected].