OTL #720: Catching up with MTV’s Dometi Pongo, Civic engagement in immigrant communities, The Secret History of Trilogy

Mike Stephen catches up with former WGN news anchor and MTV host Dometi Pongo, discusses civic engagement in Chicago immigrant communities with Alexandra Arriaga of City Bureau, and learns the Secret History of 70s rockers Trilogy. And in the OTL Wrap Party segment, Mike and Producer Collin reflect on the importance of civic engagement and […]

Anna Davlantes Show 1/27/20: Remembering Kobe Byrant's Life and Legacy, A Recap of the Grammys 2020 with MTV News Dometi Pongo, & More…

Anna Davlantes Full Show for Monday, January 27th:  Today the world continues to mourn the sudden loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, who died tragically in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning along with seven others. (At 8:35) CBS 2’s Ryan Baker joins Anna to talk […]

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 01.07.20: Jeopardy James Holzhauer's brother, Australia fire damage, Dometi Pongo MTV News docuseries, Selective Services

John Williams starts the show by welcoming back Ian Holzhauer, the brother of James Holzhauer, who will be competing in the “Greatest of All Time” Jeopardy rounds this week against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Then, John tries to think of a state whose area can best compare to the number of acres burned in […]

The John Williams Show Full Podcast 12.02.19: Cyber Monday, David Krupa against House Speaker Madigan, Dometi Pongo from MTV News, STOP-IT Against Human Trafficking

John Williams invites Best Reviews Editorial Manager Jacob Palmer on the show to share some of the best Cyber Monday deals he’s found and is writing about. Then, DePaul sophomore David Krupa joins the show to explain why he is running specifically in the 13th Ward for Committeeperson, where House Speaker Mike Madigan has a […]

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 08-31-17

On today’s bonus hour, Bill and Wendy talk about pet turtles causing an outbreak of Salmonella across the United States, Bill’s dislike for animals and pets, the music of the band ‘The Turtles’, sinkholes, Chicago fried chicken, and they get to know news anchor Dometi Pongo.     You can find Bill and Wendy on […]

OTL #570: Chicagoland Youth Football, The Secret History of Master Plan, Local restaurants closing in 2017

Mike Stephen talks with Geoff Meyer, President of The Chicagoland Youth Football League, about where youth football stands in a CTE-aware world, visits Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the influential ’80s house musicians Master Plan in another installment of the Secret History of Chicago Music, and chats with Chicagoist Food Editor, Anthony Todd, about the wave […]

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/18/17

Welcome to the Father’s Day edition of The Sunday Spin. To kick the show off, Rick will chat with Sam and our newest edition to the WGN Radio News team, Dometi Pongo. Then, Rick will go into our weekly spin through national politics, including the shooting at the Republican’s congressional baseball practice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

Hunger Strike

A group of activists went on a 34-day hunger strike to keep Bronzeville’s Dyett High School from shuttering its doors. WGN Radio’s Dometi Pongo looks at how leaders grappled with how to take the school in a new direction and how successful that protest was. We invite you to check out our behind-the-scenes interviews with […]

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