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In the kickoff to the new “Saturday Night Special” program, Amy Guth convenes panel discussions on what we need to ditch in order to make our city, and our lives, better in the new year ahead.

The first panel focuses on improving our community in 2016. Amy is joined by Dorri McWhorter (CEO of the YWCA Chicago), Lisa Dietlin (CEO and Founder of the Institute of Transformational Philanthropy), and Alison Welken (Founder of DeedPin).

The second panel focuses on improving ourselves in the coming year.  Amy Guth chats with Saya Hillman (Founder & Director at Mac N Cheese Productions), Gina Marotta (The Happiness Coach), and Dr. John Duffy (psychologist, best-selling author, and life coach).

Episode one teaches us how to make both Chicago and our own lives better in the coming year. Listen below!