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  • Celebrating ‘Dead People’s Things’ – and Songs at the Maxwell Street Market

    Dave Hoekstra visits with blues vocalist Lori Lewis and the members of Lowreen’s Live Blues, who have a residency at Chicago’s historic Maxwell Street Market.  They discuss the history of the market as a cultural experience for new immigrants to the city and Maxwell Street as a hotbed for the blues, and we hear a couple of live tunes. Also joining the conversation is author and dealer Duane Scott Cerny, whose book, Selling Dead People’s Things: Inexplicably True Tales, Vintage […]

  • Kim West and tales from the ‘Dome of Truth’: What’s going on at the Iowa State Fair?

    Dave Hoekstra talks with Des Moines-based defense attorney and Iowa State Fair campground guru Kim West about the midsummer staple of the midwest, which runs through August 19th in the Hawkeye state's capitol.  West discusses fair highlights and his own chronicle of the camping experience at the fair that's been cultivated through interviews with fair patrons and folks on the road, what goes on in West's "Dome of Truth" at Bob Dorr Plaza in the campground section of the fair, and more. 

  • Carlos Rodon on how he’s feeling: “I think the pitching speaks for itself, so I guess you guys can quit asking”

    Sox lefthander Carlos Rodon visits with Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz on White Sox Weekly for a discussion on his recent success and how it's been consistently building on successful outings since coming off the DL, James Shields as a mentor to the young guys and the challenge of learning how to win, embracing the role of the workhorse on an inexperienced staff, and more. 

  • White Sox Weekly (8/11/18): Carlos Rodon, Matt Vasgersian, Roger Bossard, Ed Farmer & Carm’s birthday at Guaranteed Rate

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox baseball: the guys visit with lefthander Carlos Rodon, who's had ace-caliber stuff lately (and intends to keep it that way); ESPN and MLB Network's Matt Vasgerian is making a pit stop on the South Side to pay tribute to one of his favorite broadcasters; we get an audio tour of the office of the legendary 'Sodfather', Roger Bossard; Ed Farmer stops by with a special birthday wish for Carm, and more.

  • ESPN/MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian : “I’ll keep stumping as long as it takes” to get Hawk Harrelson into Cooperstown

    MLB Network host and the voice of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz as he prepares to join in Hawk Harrelson's farewell tour during Sunday afternoon's broadcast of the Sox and Indians.  He talks about why he connected with Hawk as a fan and broadcaster and the goal to get him some Ford C. Frick award recognition, getting into a groove with Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez in the ESPN booth, his thoughts on where the Sox are in terms of the rebuild, and more.

  • Turkish Delight on a moonlit night: Cafe Corbel and tales from the Mediterrenean

    Dave Hoekstra visits with owner Eris Erkoca and the crew from Cafe Corbel, a new bakery/cafe with a Turkish flavor located at 2342 N. Clark in Lincoln Park.  Ercoka talks about coming to Chicago with an eye on the architecture and finding inspiration in the baked goods she missed from back home; Chef Luke Brown breaks down some of the ins and outs of the food and his own origins as a French pastry chef; photographer Hector Maldonado and his wife, Selin, a Turkish native, discuss street photography in Istanbul, and more.

  • Great music and honest food “up on the roof” at Uncommon Ground

    Dave Hoekstra visits with musician Brad Peterson along with Michael and Helen Cameron, owners of Uncommon Ground.  The restaurant, with locations in Lakeview and Edgewater, is home to the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm and first organic brewery in Illinois.  The Camerons talk about their focus on community and sustainability in their business practices, what inspired them to start booking live music, Peterson discusses his songwriting and coming back from the arm injury that almost ended his music career, and […]

  • Bill Melton on Moncada’s strike zone battles: “You can have a good eye, but you better be able to, at times, start jumping ahead of these guys”

    NBC Sports Chicago White Sox studio analyst and former slugger "Beltin'" Bill Melton joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz following the Sox sweep over the Rays in Tampa.  They talk about Daniel Palka's pinch-hit power and how he profiles as an asset for the club in the future, offensive trends in the game creating an increase in homers and strikeouts, Yoan Moncada's quest for more contact, and more.

  • MLB Network’s Dan Plesac: “It’s going to be interesting to see how this starting pitching develops into 2019 and beyond…”

    MLB Network analyst and former Sox reliever Dan Plesac visits with Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz for a conversation on the outlook for this White Sox starting rotation and the trend around the league of starters eating less innings, Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez as the key cogs that can turn things around for the Sox in a hurry, Don Cooper's role as an organizational mainstay in developing a crop of young pitching, and more.

  • White Sox Weekly: Jason Benetti, Dylan Cease, Teddy Greenstein talks Kopech/Eloy & more

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox Baseball: Sox TV voice Jason Benetti stops by and talks about the CB Bucknor play in Friday's game, we visit with flamethrowing prospect Dylan Cease, fresh off twirling a gem for AA Birmingham; Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein is back from a swing through Charlotte and Winston Salem and shares what he saw from Michael Kopech, Eloy Jimenez and other Sox propects, and more.