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  • City Club of Chicago: Rep. Mike Quigley – Looming Constitutional Crisis

    June 18, 2018 Hon. Mike Quigley – Looming Constitutional Crisis: The Erosion of Institutions, Rule of Law & National Security in the Age of Trump Hon. Mike Quigley Mike Quigley was elected to Congress to represent Illinois’ 5th District on April 7, 2009. A former Cook County Commissioner who began his career serving as an aide to former 44th Ward Alderman Bernie Hansen, Congressman Quigley has served his community for more than thirty years. His election to Congress was an […]

  • ‘Solo’ insights from Ron Howard, what if George Lucas had guided the sequel trilogy, and more

    Star Wars dominates the headlines this week as Solo: A Star Wars Story continues its theatrical run. The Goliverse’s Steve Glosson joins us as special guest co-host as we break down the all the latest news including highlights from a recent Ron Howard interview that revealed new Solo insights from the director himself and gets us talking about the Star Wars criminal universe potentially being spotlighted in future films. George Lucas provides info about the direction he would have taken […]

  • WGN Radio’s 2018 Father’s Day photo gallery

    Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we present this gallery of photos of some WGN fathers.

  • City Club of Chicago: Major General James A. “Spider” Marks – A Denuclearized Korea: Fantasy or the Future?

    June 13, 2018 A Denuclearized Korea: Fantasy or the Future? – General Spider Marks Audio quality is not consistent. James A. “Spider” Marks Major General James A. “Spider” Marks is Head of Geopolitical Strategy and Academy Securities’ Senior Advisory Board Member. General Marks is the Founder and President of The Marks Collaborative, an advisory for corporate leader development, education and training and has led entrepreneurial efforts in global primary research and national security. He served over 30 years in the […]

  • Controversy in the Star Wars social media world, plus the disappointing performance of ‘Solo’

    Online controversy has exploded within the Star Wars fanbase. We take a close look at the social media situations surrounding actress Kelly Marie Tran and author Chuck Wendig. We talk about the role we are playing to promote change within the industry and community, and look closely at how DC Comics expects its talent to interact with fans via their Social Media Policy. Plus, the RFR voice mail hotline provides us with listener opinion about the controversies. And, we continue […]

  • From the archives: Remembering Anthony Bourdain

    Chef, author, television host and world traveler Anthony Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide earlier today at age 61. We remember Bourdain with these two visits to the WGN Radio studios. John Williams talks with Bourdain about “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel in December 2007.: Milt Rosenberg welcomes chefs Anthony Bourdain and Paul Kahan to Extension 720 in February 2012.:

  • City Club of Chicago: Howard Tullman on The Factory of the Future

    June 7, 2018 The Factory of the Future: From Ideas to Invoices – Howard Tullman Howard Tullman Howard A. Tullman is the Executive Director of the brand-new Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship which is now being built on the campus of Illinois Tech (IIT). The 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art Kaplan Institute facility (which is the University’s first new academic building in 40 years) will provide training and programs for all undergraduate and graduate students in the […]

  • City Club of Chicago: University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen

    June 6, 2018 Timothy Killeen – President – University of Illinois Timothy Killeen Timothy L. Killeen took office as the 20th president of the University of Illinois on May 18, 2015, bringing more than three decades of experience as an educator, researcher, and administrator in public higher education and in leadership positions with national scientific research agencies. In the first months of his presidency, Killeen led the development of an ambitious new Strategic Framework to guide the U of I […]

  • Cochran show adds Justin Kaufmann, Andrea Darlas co-hosts with Patti Vasquez

    Line-up and programming changes effective June 18, 2018 WGN Radio announced that Chicago’s very own Justin Kaufmann will join the weekday morning Steve Cochran Show. The show’s cast will include Kaufmann, Dave Eanet, Mary Sandberg Boyle, Steve Grzanich, Mary Van De Velde, Joe Romano and Pete Zimmerman. Andrea Darlas will join Patti Vasquez as co-host and news anchor of The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, weekdays from 7pm to 11pm, or 10pm to 1am when preempted by sports play-by-play. […]

  • From the archives: Blago Auto-Tuned!

    With Rod Blagojevich waiting to hear if President Trump will commute his sentence, we look back at a John Williams classic: Blago Auto-Tuned!