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  • uh-PARENT-ly Ep. 18 | Teaching consent: How to help our young people avoid sexual assault

    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. And in light of the recent Senate hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos are wondering what to tell their children about consent and assault. Nicole Cushman is the executive director of Answer, an award-winning, national organization, providing sexuality education to millions of people every year. She talks about teaching our daughters and sons respect, and she offers resources like, and uh-PARENT-ly you can talk about consent much earlier and frame it in the context your kids can understand.  Check out what this third-grade teacher in Los Angeles did with her class to begin talking about consent, tone and body language.

  • Be Your Best You

    That is the slogan of “Be Optimal Holistic Health Center” in Glenview, IL. Founder and Chiropractor, Dr. Cari Jacobson, joins us to discuss holistic alternatives to becoming your best YOU! We discuss the importance of keeping balance in the body, focusing on the triad between physical, biochemical, and emotional. And just a little hint...what we fuel our bodies with has a huge impact people! You definitely want to listen to everything Dr. Cari has to share and learn about all her services at

  • B2B – Ep. 56 All the Islay Pt I

    Scotland's Islay makes some of the most distinctive and immediately recognizable whiskey in the world, from graceful and honeyed to richly peated, smoky and briny. The Barrel to Bottle crew teams up with the Whiskey Hotline in a guided tasting of all eight active distilleries on the Island, with lots of fun facts and Islay info along the way. Part I covers the less peaty distilleries: Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore and Kilchoman. Keep an eye out for Part II coming next week!

  • Van Dyke defense attorney shares verdict opinion

    Jason Van Dyke's defense lawyer Dan Herbert joins WGN Radio's Karen Conti in studio! Dan about his background and how he now respresents first responders. He also gives his thoughts on the Van Dyke trial verdict and takes listener's questions on the trial.

  • Karen Conti shares how to keep your heart healthy

    WGN's Karen Conti is joined in studio with cardiologist  Dr. Marla Mendelson, Director for Women's Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. They discuss gender bias in medicine, good diet options and lifestyle practices to keep your heart pumping strong!

  • Karen Conti | Full Show 10/14/18

    Karen starts off the show discussing heart health with cardiologist  Dr. Marla Mendelson, Director for Women's Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. They talk about the gender bias in medicine and healthy practices for your heart. Then, Karen is joined by Jason Van Dyke's defense lawyer Dan Herbert. He shares insight into the defense of Van Dyke and takes listener's questions on the trial.

  • Pinch Hitters 10/14/18: Hannah Stanley fills in for Brian Noonan

    Hannah Stanley fills in for Brian Noonan with a shortened show and is joined by producer Ben Anderson and Roger Badesch. Hannah starts off by sharing the 16th Annual Downers Grove South Marching Mustang Music Bowl she announced with WGN Radio's John Hansen. We also hear about her upcoming open mic night Oct. 24th at Zanies in St. Charles. Hannah and Ben then discuss the recent LaCroix lawsuit and how it has affected her family. Later, Hannah and Roger Badesch talk about the International Olympic Committee and how they have narrowed down the field of city selections. The show ends on a happy note as we hear about the junior from the University of Oregon who became the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with Nike.

  • The Supreme Court post-Kavanaugh, Anita Alvarez on Van Dyke, Canadian pot, Nic Cage movies & more

    Author & Supreme Court historian Professor Lucas Powe joins Rich and Tina to discuss how Brett Kavanaugh will change the Supreme Court. Former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez discusses whether the jury got it right with Jason Van Dyke, who she charged with murder. In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich are joined by WGN Radio’s Michael Heidemann and Horwood Marcus & Berk Marketing and Business Development Manager Jason Klika to discuss breaking legal news involving Canada legalizing pot, the NCAA bribery trial, Harvey Weinstein heading back to court, the Kanye/Trump bromance and more.

  • uh-PARENT-ly Ep. 17 | Parenting a transgender or gender-fluid child

    In September of 2018 the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement calling for gender-affirming health care for all transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth. The policy is aimed at pediatricians trying to promote the health and positive development of young people who identify as TGD. uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos admit this topic is unchartered territory for them, so they asked two parents of trans and gender-fluid kids to help them learn. Leonard Su and Liz Carlson explain the process of parenting children in flux.

  • How to handle auto insurance claims with Warren “The Hawk”

    Warren "The Hawk" Preis from European & U.S. Autobody stops by the WGN Allstate Skyline Studios to bless us with his automotive wisdom. Warren shares automotive advice and how to handle processing an automotive insurance claim. Later, they take calls with listener auto questions.