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  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: Cory Franklin’s new book, Alderman Matt O’Shea on “Paint the Town Blue” and “Sarah Vaughan Live at Mister Kelly’s” at the City Winery

    This week on the show, Rick talked with Cory Franklin to talk about his new book, “The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine.” Then, Alderman Matt O’Shea (19th) joins Rick to talk about Police Memorial Foundation’s “Paint the Town Blue” campaign and Special Olympics, which you can find out more about on their website. Then, Daryl Nitz, David Marienthal, Adam Carston & Caleb Smith joined Rick to talk about “Sarah Vaughan Live at Mister […]

  • “Sarah Vaughan Live at Mister Kelly’s” at the City Winery: Celebrating the multicultural, fascinating legacy of one of Chicago’s most loved venues

    Daryl Nitz, David Marienthal, Adam Carston & Caleb Smith joined Rick to talk about “Sarah Vaughan Live at Mister Kelly’s,” May 21 at City Winery. They delve into the amazingly rich cultural history of Mister Kelly’s and talk about the documentary they are working on about the venue, featuring the likes of Woody Allen & David Mamet.

  • Alderman Matt O’Shea is helping “Paint the Town Blue”

    Alderman Matt O’Shea from the 19th District joins Rick to talk about Police Memorial Foundation’s “Paint the Town Blue” campaign and Special Olympics, which you can find out more about on their website.

  • Chicago band “Forest Home” talk influences & their upcoming album Wastement on Lise.FM

    Episode 43: Homegrown Chicago band Forest Home joins Lise in studio to talk about the makings of their unique indie math-rock sound. Members Kevin, Andy, Alayne & Eric take turns sharing the diverse influences they bring to the table – from Weezer & Radiohead to Sleater-Kinney, Forth Wanderers & Ttng – and how they work together to synthesize all of these into one cohesive and unique, “Forest Homey” sound. At the end of our chat, they debut “Above Me,” a track off their forthcoming album, Wastement. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3474056/3474056_2018-03-02-105956.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D6691.mp3

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, author Scott Becker & Richard Reeder

    Tonight on the program, Rick is joined by the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, who preview their upcoming show and talk about the magic of old-time radio. Then, author Scott Becker talked to Rick about his book, “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad and the Ugly at America’s Airports.” Rick previews his upcoming collaboration with Richard Reeder at the Cliffdwellers, and he talks about his upcoming luncheon with David Mamet.   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471744/3471744_2018-02-26-001644.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • The SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players preview their upcoming show

    Tonight on the program, Rick is joined by the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, who preview their upcoming show at the Cultural Center at 6:30 this Thursday, and they talk about the magic of old-time radio. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471745/3471745_2018-02-26-001745.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • Scott Becker’s Ode to the TSA: “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad, and the Ugly at America’s Airports”

    Then, author Scott Becker talked to Rick about his book, “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad and the Ugly at America’s Airports.” http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471746/3471746_2018-02-26-001846.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • LOVE on Netflix Creator, Executive Producer & Star Paul Rust talks about his roots on Lise.FM

    Episode 42: Lise spends an hour with Paul Rust, creator, executive producer and starring actor of LOVE on Netflix! He tells her about pitching the concept as a movie with his wife and co-creator Lesley Arfin to Judd Apatow, and why they decided to turn it into a show instead. He also talks about his influences, which range from Pee-Wee, to Paul Thomas-Anderson, to Prince (a fellow midwestern boy, like Paul himself). Then, he explains why he loves to create […]

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: Liz Carroll, Michael Ferro & Norman Baugher

    This evening, Rick shared some beautiful Irish music featuring the amazing violinist Liz Carroll, who also joined him for a chat about her established  career and her upcoming concert at the Beverly Arts Center. Then, Rick talked about his upcoming luncheon with the amazing David Mamet, and he played some dialogue from much-loved Mamet written film “Glengarry Glenn Ross.” Then author Michael Ferro called in to talk about his novel, “Title 13.” Finally, artist Norman Baugher joined Rick in the […]

  • Author Michael Ferro on his novel “Title 13”

    Author Michael Ferro called in to talk to Rick about his novel, “Title 13.” He tells Rick where he drew inspiration from for the book, talks about his time spent in Chicago and his transition from journalism to writing novels. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3468706/3468706_2018-02-19-002906.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3