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  • After Hours with Rick Kogan 3/26/17

    This week on After Hours with Rick Kogan: Author Fern Schumer Chapman and illustrator Tom Greensfelder are in-studio to discuss their latest book, “Stumbling on History: An Art Project Compels a Small German Town to Face Its Past.” You can find out more about the book and all of Fern Schumer Chapman’s work at Amelia Bethel, one of two writer/performer/creators of the new “Drinking & Writing” show “Feminism & Other Things”, is on the phone to talk about the new […]

  • This is History: Chicago’s ‘Hub’ and ‘Axle’ Roller Skating Rinks, WGN Television 9 Debuts, Richard J Daley Becomes Mayor, Meigs Field Closes

    Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about this week’s historic events including the introduction of the roller skate and Chicago’s best rollerskating venues from past to present, the invention of the dishwasher in Chicago in 1889, the founding of the Wrigley Company, WGN Television begins broadcasting in 1948, Richard J. Daley was elected Mayor in 1955, Martin Luther King was assassinated and Major Richard M. Daley bulldozes Meigs Field in 2003.  

  • Preservation Chicago: The 7 Most Endangered Chicago Buildings

    AJ LaTrace from breaks down Chicago’s 7 most endangered buildings including the Union Station Power House, Cornell Store and Flats and Chicago’s Water Cribs, plus updates on the Old Post Office, Wrigleyville and more.

  • Paul Shaffer: SNL, Late Night, Life after Letterman, ‘World’s Most Dangerous Band’, ‘Happy Street’ with Bill Murray

    Musician Paul Shaffer catches up with Dave Plier to talk about life after Letterman, his early days on Saturday Night Live with Bill Murray, providing the soundtrack on ‘Late Night’ and ‘Late Show’, a new album from the World’s Most Dangerous Band, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Chicago radio that introduced him to the sounds of the 60’s.

  • Celebrating ‘Carnival’ at Macy’s Flower Show on State Street

    Step right up to get a front row view of lush gardens celebrating the color and whimsy of Carnival as the Macy’s Flower Show welcomes the renewal of spring. Macy’s annual extravaganza sprouts once again at Macy’s on State Street, from Sunday, March 26 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. VP of Macy’s, Andrea Schwartz, joins Dave to talk about it all.

  • On the Road with Dane: Phil Lebeau, Julianne Hough, Alexander Rossi, Danny “The Count” Koker and Michael Symon

    It was another jam-packed episode of On the Road with Dane! Phil LeBeau, CNBC’s transportation guru and editor of “Behind the Wheel” talked about the latest tech trends in the industry. Michael D. Symon from Iron Chef & Star of ABC’s The Chew joined Dane to introduce his new Atlantic City restaurant destination and tell him why Cleveland is the ultimate road trip. Then, defending Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi joined Dane in-studio to talk about the life-changing race. Dancing with the Stars judge Julianne […]

  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge Julianne Hough on David Ross’ moves

    Julianne Hough – dancer, actress, singer and judge on “Dancing with the Stars” – talked with Dane Neal about how former Cub David “Grandpa” Ross is doing on the show. She also shared a story about her first set of wheels and how it helped her get around snowy Utah.   Watch Grandpa Ross dance the quickstep here:  

  • Danny “The Count” Koker on his love for motorcycles, cars and music

    Danny “The Count” Koker is not only the host of History Channel’s Counting Cars…as it turns out, he’s also a rocking musician! He joined Dane to talk about his journey from music to cars and back to music and how his success blows him away.

  • CNBC’s Phil LeBeau on today’s auto tech trends

    CNBC’s national transportation guru and editor of “Behind the Wheel,” Phil LeBeau joined Dane On the Road to talk about the what’s going on in the used car market, the demand for driver assist technology, the future of terrestrial radio and he shared the best road trips to take in 2017.

  • Defending Indy 500 champion Alexander Rossi on the life-changing race

    Alexander Rossi made Indianapolis 500 history when he won last year’s race as a rookie at just 24-years old! Almost a year has passed since his win, and he dropped by the Allstate Studio to talk to Dane about how his life has changed since. They also chatted about family road trips and Alexander shared his thoughts on the race’s milk tradition.