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    After Hours with Rick Kogan 2/19/17

    On this edition of After Hours, Rick welcomes singer Annie Pringle Burnell to talk about her life and musical career, and play some beautiful music. Rick shares two clips from the most recent “Panorama” show at the Hideout Inn. Writer Ron Rapoport is on the phone to talk about his latest book, “The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner” and share his insight on one of the most interesting and iconic writers in Chicago journalism. Finally, J.W. Basilo and members of the […]

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    WGN Radio Theatre #156: Suspense, Father Knows Best, Under Arrest

    Carl Amari and Michael Gastala bring you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre, February 19, 2017. Tonight, we present “Suspense: Catch Me If You Can,” with Jane Wyman (02-17-49), “Father Knows Best: Betty’s Screen Test” (05-18-50) with Robert Young and “Under Arrest: The Sam Carver Case” (02-06-49) with Joe DeSantis.  

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    Walter Jacobson’s Perspective 2/19/2107: Booming Bruce Rauner and Clamoring Chris Kennedy

    The election is a year and a half away, but both Chris Kennedy and Bruce Rauner have already put money towards their campaigns for Illinois governor. Walter is putting the odds on Kennedy. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3303196/3303196_2017-02-19-062436.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

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    Walter Jacobson’s Perspective 2/12/2017: Bruce Rauner’s Political Patronage

    Walter Jacobson’s perspective this week is about the buzz in Springfield. Walter talks about Governor Bruce Rauner’s accusations of Mike Madigan and his “evil patronage.” Walter also points out Leslie Munger’s new position: Deputy Governor.

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    Actor Chad Michael Murray on His Role as Music Legend Sam Phillips on New CMT Series ’Sun Records’

    Actor Chad Michael Murray joins Dave to talk about his latest role as music icon Sam Phillips, the man who invented rock and roll and discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and others in the new CMT series ‘Sun Records’. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3303194/3303194_2017-02-19-061834.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3

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    Kerry Sheehan, President of the World Renown Second City Training Center

    Dave talks to Kerry Sheehan, President of The Second City Training Center, about the many legendary performers who have played on Chicago’s stages and the educational programs at the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3303193/3303193_2017-02-19-061733.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3

  • President-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by President George W. Bush for a meeting at the White House with former presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite).

    The American Presidency: Ranking The Worst and First with Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Dave, Roger and Lise take about 45 U.S. Presidents and 45 interesting and usual facts, along with a ranking of the Top 5 and bottom 5 leaders of the free world with Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3303190/3303190_2017-02-19-061230.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3

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    This is History: Invention of Aspirin, Opening of The University of Illinois, Hoola Hoop Debuts, ‘Kiddie-A-Go-Go’  

     Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including the day in 1849 that America had no President, The University of Illinois opened, the telephone is introduced, the ’Star Spangled Banner’ was written, the Academy Awards debuted on television, the Hoola Hoop was invented, and the passing of Jack Mulqueen of Chicago TV’s ‘The Mulqueens’ and ‘Kiddie A-Go-Go’. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3303195/3303195_2017-02-19-062235.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3

  • (Pictured from left) Ashley J. Hicks, Amy Guth and James Sparling

    Amy Guth 2/18/17 Full Show

    Amy Guth welcomes President/CEO of the Institute of Transformational Philanthropy, Lisa M. Dietlin. Dietlin discusses the different ways that we can transform lives through donating our time or money, tips on how to choose which organizations we should donate to and how we can help fight immediate problems and still invest in solving the big ones. Dietlin recommends Guidestar, Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance to find which organizations you would like to support. YA author Julie Hammerle […]

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Kate Hawbaker-Kohn, Erica Vannon, Amy Guth and Brianna Buckley

    New production “Gender Breakdown” challenges gender disparity in Chicago theatre

    Amy Guth sits down with Erica Vannon, Brianna Buckley and Kate Hawbaker-Krohn of the Collaboraction Theatre Company to discuss their new compilation theatre piece, “Gender Breakdown”. The production features ten female-identifying performers who share their experiences with misogyny, gender-phobia and racism while performing in Chicago. The show runs through March 19th at the Flat Iron Arts Building located at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more information, visit http://www.collaboraction.org.