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  • John Hasbrouck, ‘Riley and the Red Hots’ and Pilsen’s traditional American music scene

    Dave Hoekstra welcomes Chicago multi-instrumentalist John Hasbrouck, along with vocalist Erin Riley and guitarist Robert Harris of Riley and the Red Hots, a string jazz band that specializes in tunes from the 1910’s-30’s.  They talk about Pilsen as the hot bed for a traditional ragtime, pre-bluegrass, jazz scene and John’s record “Don’t Walk Away from the Stove” which features numerous artists from the neighborhood; how Riley and the Red Hots came together and their process in selecting ‘golden age’ material, John […]

  • Chicago Filmmakers’ Ana Wright: The film community resource opens a new media arts center

    Dave Hoekstra welcomes Ana Wright, program manager at Chicago Filmmakers, who recently moved into their new space in a restored firehouse in the Edgewater neighborhood.  Wright talks about what the organization offers in terms of screenings, classes, workshops and resources to help aspiring filmmakers of all skill levels, encouraging projects from a diverse background of voices, how technology has made producing films more accessible, and more.

  • White Sox Weekly (6/16/18): Jam-packed Father’s Day Weekend

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox baseball: Jason Benetti and Darrin Jackson join the show after the Sox drop a 7-5 bout to the Tigers; SVP of Sales/Marketing Brooks Boyer talks about ‘Sox Serve Week’ and the upcoming ‘BasebALL: One Game for All’ initiative; we hear from pitching coach Don Cooper on Dylan Covey’s rebound and the rest of the Sox pitching staff as they navigate the early stretch of the rebuild; Adam Engel […]

  • A Father’s Day conversation with Adam and Jeff Engel

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz sit down for a special Father's Day chat with Sox CF Adam Engel and his dad Jeff, who talk about Adam's life in sports and journey to the big leagues through both of their eyes, Jeff's pride in the work that the White Sox players do in the community, and much more.

  • Don Cooper: “People say we’re two years into the rebuild, but really, from the pitching end we’re three months into it”

    Mark Carman sits down with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper, who covers a wide range of topics on the Sox hurlers, including Dylan Covey's resurgence and confidence, whether or not Lucas Giolito would be better served by a stint in AAA to work out some of his command issues,  James Shields' late career 'metamorphosis', and more.

  • Architect Tom Zurowksi on Tribune Tower and the challenge of creating modern office space

    Dave Hoekstra talks with architect Tom Zurowski, founding principle at Eastlake Studio, a former Tribune Tower tenant and the firm that had a hand in creating the Chicago Tribune’s new space at the Prudential Plaza.  They discuss Zurowski’s work creating custom suites for a wide range of clients like Pandora and Mike’s Hard Lemonade, his memories of working in the Tower, how a re-purposing can sometime breathe new life into buildings, and the balance between preservation and progress. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3516653/3516653_2018-06-16-234053.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3772.mp3

  • Kevin Powell talks Machado, Arrieta, Heyward and a better stretch for Sox: “I think they’re having a little more fun”

    WGN Sports anchor/reporter Kevin Powell joins Nick Digilio to talk all things Chicago sports. They discuss whether or not there's anything to all the Manny Machado noise from earlier in the spring, Jake Arrieta's return to Wrigley Field, decent stretches for the Cubs' Jason Heyward and the White Sox as a whole, draft outlooks for the Blackhawks and Bulls, and more.

  • Great Scott! A look at our favorite time travel-related media

    Inspired by Nick Digilio's movie club screening of Back to the Future, he and the listeners take inventory of their favorite time travel-related movies and TV shows of all time.  

  • Chicago’s own Eddie Holstein: Goodman, Prine, Belushi and the songs, memories from North Ave.

    Dave Hoekstra welcomes back Chicago folk staple Eddie Holstein, who talks about life in the rich Chicago folk music scene of the ’70’s,  growing up in South Shore and the pure experience of buying records without any other pop culture noise, the culture shock of getting into the scene on the North side, bonding with John Belushi over “On the Waterfront”, passing down his folk knowledge with a classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music (including a course […]

  • Archie’s Block Party: The neighborhood bar at Iowa and Rockwell celebrates 75 years

    Dave Hoekstra previews Archie’s Block Party at longtime Humboldt Park watering hole Archie’s Iowa and Rockwell Tavern with bar manager (and Archie Boroca’s granddaughter) Katrina Arthur and Deborah Pup (Archie’s daughter).  They discuss the bar’s 75th anniversary celebration which takes place on Saturday 6/23 and features live music, giveaways and charity raffles. They also discuss some of the history of the bar and the challenge of striking a balance between unorthodox cocktails and the classic “shot and a beer bar” […]