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  • White Sox Weekly (4/21/18): Sox play for one of their own

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox Baseball: The guys and members of the Sox respond to the situation with Danny Farquhar and the perspective something like this brings to 'real life vs. baseball'; Astros TV analyst and Sox '05 World Series hero Geoff Blum joins the show; FOX 32 lead anchor Corey McPherrin shares some of his favorite Sox memories, and more.

  • Freddy & Francine’s neverending folk-pop-soul train stops in Chicago

    Dave Hoekstra welcomes soul-pop/folk/roots/wild card duo Freddy & Francine – aka Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso – who bring their powerhouse vocal harmonies and soulful hooks to the Nocturnal Journal. Along with a few live songs, they talk about taking the leap to move from LA to Nashville and co-writing in the Nashville scene, the problem with getting boxed into the “Americana” genre, the process behind coming up with a great hook, the breadth of their individual work outside the […]

  • 16th Street Theater’s Ann Filmer and Tony Santiago talk ‘The Wolf at the End of the Block’

    Rick Kogan visits with 16th Street Theater Artistic Director Ann Filmer and actor Tony Santiago of The Wolf at the End of the Block, on now through May 19th.  They both discuss what drew them to Chicago, bringing theater (and a different face of theater) to Berwyn, Santiago’s effort to build community through providing free tickets to multiple venues through Chicago Arts Access, the pros and cons of post-show audience discussion, and much more.

  • White Sox Weekly (4/14/18): Inclement weather edition

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox baseball during a weekend with not much baseball: Sox radio analyst Darrin Jackson leads off the show as the guys discuss Yoan Moncada’s early struggles and if moving him down in the lineup might be better for his confidence; Wheel of Fortune redeems itself with a shout out to Sox fans; RHP Carson Fulmer checks in with the pulse of the clubhouse; Carm on the Farm looks at […]

  • Sox RHP Carson Fulmer: “Being able to throw strike one… is definitely beneficial”

    White Sox righthander Carson Fulmer joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz as he takes stock of his first two starts and talks about trying to get your work in when the team's schedule gets thrown off so much, bonding in the clubhouse during downtime, his appreciation for Jack White, Hector Santiago sharing his experience with the young hurlers and more.

  • Darrin Jackson: “You don’t play ball for three days, that’s going to affect you”

    White Sox radio analyst Darrin Jackson joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz as the Sox get snowed out again in Minnesota.  He talks about the challenge of getting into a rhythm as a ballplayer when multiple games get called in a row, Yoan Moncada’s early struggles and the balance of letting him work through it without affecting his confidence, working out with Daryl Strawberry, and more.

  • Audio and photos: Live at Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven at the historic Chess Records building

    Dave Hoekstra brings you the Nocturnal Journal live from 2120 S. Michigan Avenue, the home of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation and the historic former home of Chess Records and artists like Dixon, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Etta James and countless others. Willie’s daughter and foundation president Jackie Dixon talks about the reopening of the recording studio and future plans for the site, official Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson gives us some historical context, we hear some memories from Chess […]

  • Brookfield Zoo’s Andre Copeland: What’s new for 2018?

    Karen Conti observes National Zoo Lovers' Day with Andre Copeland, Interpretive Programs Manager at Brookfield Zoo, who joins the show to discuss a brief history of the Zoo and the McCormick land donation that made it possible, the focus on conservation and global awareness of wildlife , what exhibits are must-see for new visitors, a new program devoted to monarch butterflies and more.

  • Defense attorney Damon Cheronis breaks down the X’s and O’s of a criminal investigation

    Criminal defense attorney Damon Cheronis joins Karen Conti to break down the basics of a high-level criminal investigation, as the Mueller investigation rolls on in the news. He talks about the difference between a "target" and a "subject" and where the subject falls into the scope of the whole process, what the parameters are for an FBI investigation, and more.

  • Police Chief Steve Casstevens: “Exposing the brain to alcohol… can interrupt development”

    It's Alcohol Responsibility Month and Karen Conti welcomes Buffalo Grove Chief of Police Steve Casstevens, who talks about a new study that looks underage drinking and how parents talk to their kids about it. One of the talking points that parents might not always consider to hit: the cognitive effects of alcohol on brains that are still developing.