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  • Mr. Fix It Show with Lou Manfredini 8/19/2017: Live from the Ace Hardware Convention

    Lou Manfredini reports to us live from the Ace Hardware Convention at McCormick Place. While at the convention, Lou introduces us to new products and items that retailers are preparing to sell this upcoming Spring season. John Medina, Saber Grills Regional Sales Manager, also joins Lou to discuss the technology and design of Saber Grills. John also discusses the differences of Saber Grills compared to other grills on the market. And you don’t want to miss this week’s “New To […]

  • Author and Educator Michael Golden discusses Stress Tests in Washington and recent events in Charlottesville, VA

    Author and Educator Michael Golden joins Rick to discuss the recent events in Charlottesville, VA in terms of Political Response and coverage. They also discuss the Trump Administration with stress within various institutions with lack of jobs being filled, etc. Rick and Micheal also discuss college funding and the decreasing graduation rate.   *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick […]

  • State Senator Andy Manar shares the journey to re-write the state’s school aid funding formula

    State Senator Andy Manar from Bunker Hill talks with Rick about the current school funding issues Illinois is facing. Andy is the democratic leader on the effort to re-write the state’s school aid funding formula. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & Twitter page.*

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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 8/13/17

    For our first guest, we have Author and Educator Michael Golden. Michael and Rick discuss the National Political Scene, the recent events in Charlotte, VA and more. Then, State Rep. Andy Manar from D-Bunker Hill chimes in. Listen in as Andy talks about school funding. Andy is the democratic leader on the effort to re-write the state’s school aid funding formula. After that, Tribune statehouse reporter Monique Garcia checks in. Rick and Monique discuss the possible changes of school funding statistics […]

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    What will it take to get school funding under control?

    Tribune statehouse reporter Monique Garcia checks in. Rick and Monique discuss the possible changes of school funding statistics and the impacts it can have on various districts. Looking ahead, the politics of 2018 are also discussed. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & Twitter page.*

  • Agri-Cast Full Podcast 8/12/2017

    Orion talks with Jim Fazel, oriental horticulture specialist, as he discusses the many challenges that gardeners are facing right now with the current weather conditions.  Max and Orion are joined by Paul Georgie to discuss the August Crop Report that surprised most people. Max and Orion also talk about with the sandwich fair and more!

  • The K-9 Frisbee World Championship is coming to Naperville!

    Chuck Middleton, Champion Frisbee Disk Player, joins Steve Dale this morning to talk about the K-9 Frisbee World Championship. Steve also shares updates about the dog flu, The Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge and more!

  • Business Lunch with Amy Guth 8/12/2017

    Amy Guth talks with Washington Post’s Silicon Valley correspondent, Elizabeth Dwoskin, to discuss Facebook’s willingness to copy technology and design from other apps and platforms, and how it might be hurting innovation. Then, Ally Marotti, business reporter at Chicago Tribune, talks about the city’s plan to issue Airbnb registrations and how it will affect the industry in Chicago. Amy also shares her skydiving experience and the music playlist that helped her prepare for the giant leap.  

  • Esmeralda Leon and Colin Reed cover the Re-opening of The Alley, Randy ManTooth, and more!

    Randy Mantooth joins Esmeralda and Colin in studio to play a few tunes for your musical enjoyment. Then, Mark Thomas, owner of the store The Alley, talks about the re-opening of the store. After having the store for 39 years, Mark closed The Alley in 2016 and now a year later the store is open again for all to enjoy. Esmeralda and Colin also discuss items in your home that you should stop trying to hold on to.  

  • Mr. Fix It Show with Lou Manfredini

    On this episode of the Mr. Fix-It Show with Lou Manfredini, Lou talks flipping houses with Beth Franken, Tribune Freelancer. Beth took the plunge last year and did what most fantasize about…bought and flipped a home. Over the past year she’s documented her experience of the home she bought and flipped at 109 S. Taylor Ave in Oak Park, IL. Tune in to hear this week’s New to Lou too – especially if you’re looking for a new way to […]