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  • The Simon and Garfunkel Story stars Taylor Bloom and Benjamin Cooley sit down with Dane Neal

    Dane Neal sits down with the stars of  “The Simon and Garfunkel Story” Taylor Bloom and Benjamin Cooley to talk about the Chicago debut of this internationally-acclaimed hit theater show and what’s it like playing the iconic duo. The Simon and Garfunkel Story is playing at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) now through Sunday, December 8, 2019. Tickets prices range from $35-$100 with a select number of premium tickets available. Individual tickets are […]

  • Dane Neal Full Show 11.21.19

    Today on the show, “Blockbuster” Blake Stubbs joins Dane to talk about the gift of movies for the holidays and what’s new on Disney plus. Then, Dane checks in with Steve Bertrand and they discuss the world of travel! The stars of the theater production “The Simon and Garfunkel Story” Taylor Bloom and Benjamin Cooley stop by to talk about the internationally-acclaimed hit theater show and what’s it like playing the iconic duo. Best selling author of The Tailgate Cookbook […]

  • It’s time to prep your turkey: How to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey for roasting

    For more than 37 years, millions of Thanksgiving cooks have reached out to Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line® experts for tried and true holiday meal prep tips and advice. Nicole Johnson is the Co-Director for the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. She joins Wendy Snyder and Dane Neal over the phone to talk about the best ways to thaw, stuff, prepare, cook and carve your turkey for Thanksgiving. She also gives listeners advice on how to buy the right size turkey for any sized […]

  • Time Out Market Chicago opens its doors on Thursday in the West Loop!

    Wendy Snyder and Dane Neal speak with Morgan Olsen, Editor of Time Out Chicago and Chef John Manion of El Che Steakhouse & Bar and Lost Larson, about the grand opening of Time Out Market Chicago. This 50,000-square-foot culinary destination features over 15 of Chicago’s best chefs, three beautiful bars (plus a hidden speakeasy), an action-packed demonstration kitchen and an all-season rooftop. Olsen and Manion talk about the mission behind the market, what each of the new eateries has to […]

  • Children’s book author Robin Stevenson speaks on being reinvited to the area after her school visit in Wheaton was canceled due to LGBT content in her book

    On Oct. 2, children’s book author Robin Stevenson was set to speak at Wheaton’s Longfellow Elementary School to talk about activism and her new book, “Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change” with several fourth and fifth-grade students. On Oct. 1, Stevenson says she received an email from her publisher, telling her that her appearance had been canceled due to a Longfellow parent being concerned that historical figures featured in Stevenson’s book are champions of LGBTQ rights. […]

  • Wendy and Dane Neal Full Show 11.20.19

    Today on the show, Dane Neal fills in for Bill Leff! Robin Stevenson, award-winning children’s book author, discusses her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. Morgan Olsen, Editor of Time Out Chicago and Chef John Manion of El Che Steakhouse & Bar and Lost Larson gives us a sneak peek of tomorrow’s grand opening of Time Out Market Chicago. After that, we talk turkey with Nicole Johnson, Butterball Turkey Talk Line Co-Director. You can find Bill […]

  • Wendy and Dane Neal Bonus Hour 11.20.19

    Today on the bonus hour, Dane Neal fills in for Bill Leff! Wendy and Dane reminisce about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions with their families! Then, they play a Thanksgiving Mad Lib game with WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon! You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

  • #TechTuesday with CNET’s Bridget Carey: Don’t wait on Black Friday for tech deals. Some of the best deals are happening now

    Bill and Wendy speak with CNET Senior Editor Bridget Carey. Every Tuesday, Bridget joins the show to share on the latest in technology news. This week, Bridget shares some tips on how to save money on the biggest Black Friday deals. Plus, the Motorola Razr flip phone is back, but we still have some unanswered questions about the $1,500 foldable phone. After that, Bridget tells us about Vizio adding Disney Plus chromecast support in December. You can find Bill and […]

  • A holiday spectacle like no other: The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a can’t-miss holiday event in Chicago.  Bill and Wendy sit down with Gail Spreen, Volunteer Chairman of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, to talk about this year’s festivities! The 28th annual festival kicks off the 2019 holiday season on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23. On Friday, guests can enjoy the magical holiday fun at the Lights Festival Lane at Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue […]

  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 11.19.19: White Castle and the Mag Mile Lights Festival!

    Black Friday is right around the corner. Bridget Carey from CNET shares the best ways to save the most money on tech gifts for the entire family. Darrin Cotton, Chicago Regional District Supervisor for White Castle, stops by to talk about the restaurant’s rich history and the all-time favorite White Castle turkey stuffing recipe. Plus, Gail Spreen previews this year’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday […]

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