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  • Wisconsin’s Kaukauna Cheese: The spreadable staple turns 100

    Dave Hoekstra and Andrea Thome visit with Matthew Barlow, brand manager at Wisconsin's Kaukauna Cheese, which is celebrating 100 years as a leading source of spreadable cheese, cheese balls, cheese logs and more.  They discuss the product's place in Midwest culinary history and the Wisconsin supper club scene, staying true to local dairy farmers and the authentic Wisconsin cheddar flavor, and more.

  • Chris Getz on open communication with Eloy, top prospects : “If these guys have any questions, we provide answers for them”

    White Sox Director of Player Development Chris Getz joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz for a conversation on the big picture for all of the organization’s top prospects as we head into the heart of Fall League play.  They discuss the Luis Robert’s health, the balance of effectively communicating with a guy like Eloy Jimenez, who might feel like he’s ready for the big leagues but is on a different timeline than the club, the mental maturity of Dylan Cease […]

  • National baseball scribe Rob Neyer: “My expectation is that we’re going to see an explosion” of bullpenning next year

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz talk with national baseball writer Rob Neyer, who discusses his new book Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game, which explores the issues facing the modern game through the framework of one tilt between the Astros and A’s.  He also talks about the history of the defensive shift (and why it’s pointless to try and ban it), the benefits and pitfalls of “bullpenning” and more.

  • Andrea Thome is fighting to Stop Sterigenics: “They need to rethink the way they’re doing business”

    Dave Hoekstra visits with author and former TV journalist Andrea Thome, who talks about her efforts to fight  carcinogenic pollution from the Sterigenics chemical plant in Willowbrook, why she has taken such a personal stake in the battle, how the Illinois legislature fits into the discussion, and more.  She also talks about her career writing romantic novels, and working as a TV news/sports reporter in Cleveland, where she met her husband, beloved HOF slugger Jim Thome.

  • The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz (10/21/18): Full Bears vs. Patriots Postgame Reaction

    Dam Hampton, Ed O'Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman and Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman Jason Buck break down the Bears' 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots.  The Bears fall to 3-3 on the year after an outing where Mitchell Trubisky was great with his feet, but struggled again with accuracy in the air.  Next week, a Sunday afternoon tilt with the Jets at Soldier Field.

  • Live blog: Bears vs. Patriots

    We’re live blogging the Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots.

  • Mark Gonzales talks Cubs and the hitting coach shuffle: “At some point the players have to take responsibility” for plate woes

    Chicago Tribune Cubs beat reporter Mark Gonzales joins Andy Masur and Harry Teinowitz on The Beat to discuss the dismissal of Chili Davis as the Cubs hitting coach (prior to the announcement of his successor, Anthony Iapoce).  They discuss Davis' role as the scapegoat for the club's offensive struggles and the other big questions headed into the offseason, including the safety of the other coaches, Theo Epstein's postmortem assertion of a "lack of urgency" in the clubhouse, and more.

  • White Sox Weekly: Ron Kittle talks ‘Sox on the Beach’ and what’s different in the modern game

    Andy Masur and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox (offseason) baseball: With both Championship Series under way, the guys wonder about Sox fans’ residual feelings on Chris Sale and discuss the sustainability of the more unorthodox pitching staff trends we’re seeing in the game; beloved former Sox slugger and 1983 AL Rookie of the Year Ron Kittle joins the show and gives his two cents about the difference in baseball philosophy now as opposed to even a […]

  • The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz (10/14/18): Full Bears @ Dolphins Postgame Reaction

    Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman break down the Bears’ 31-28 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins.  Join the guys as they poke holes and look for answers in a turnover-laden, defensively weak effort that puts the club at 3-2 heading into a big home match up with the Patriots next week. 

  • Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee: “Urban Cowboy” reunited

    Dave Hoekstra visits with country legends Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee at Gilley's Branson, MO theatre. The two have reunited to celebrate "Urban Cowboy", for which they provided the iconic soundtrack.