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  • Filmmaker discusses debut screening in Chicago this month that highlights the issues women face with harassment

    Filmmaker Cynthia Lowen joins the Matt Bubala Show to discuss her documentary film, Netizens.  The movie details women and online harassment that is sometimes referred to as ‘revenge porn.’ It features three women who are the targets of vicious cyber attacks as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online. The film features Carrie Goldberg, Anita Sarkeeisan and others and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. A community screening of the film will take place on September 23 […]

  • TaTa Top: Company CEO says women’s equality advocates are taking a topless ban to the Supreme Court

    Journalist Linze Rice joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss updates on her company, The TaTa Top. Three New Hampshire women are challenging women’s topless equality at the U.S. Supreme Court level.  These women were arrested for being topless on a beach. Just like Chicago, the city of New Hampshire bands toplessness. Rice says these women unsuccessfully appealed and are asking the Supreme Court to consider and hear the issue in October. Tune in to the full interview here to […]

  • Matt Bubala Full Show 9-14-19

    The crew is back together this weekend and we begin the night with a White Sox win. Jess discusses her adventures from Green Tie Ball, concert adventures and weddings. At 2:30 a.m., we chat with filmmaker Cynthia Lowen about the horrors of being harassed online. The Cubs are starting a new network next year and fans weigh in to the conversation with their feelings. Matt gives a tribute to Eddie Money….and we talk about why Matt is on Felicity Huffman’s […]

  • The Button Down Mind of a TV Comedy Legend: Celebrating Chicago’s Own Bob Newhart’s 90th Birthday

    Dave Plier talks to comedy legend Bob Newhart as he celebrates his 90thbirthday, about why retirement is not in his vocabulary, his upcoming honor at ‘The Paley Center’s Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends’, how late comedian Buddy Hackett introduced Bob to his wife of over 55 years and the legacy of his award winning comedy albums and TV shows. Which show is your favorite? ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ or ‘Newhart’?

  • Christopher ‘Peter’ Knight on the 50th Anniversary of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and HGTV’s Upcoming  ‘A Very Brady Renovation’

    Christopher Knight who played Peter Brady on the iconic TV Series ‘The Brady Bunch’ joins Dave Plier to talk about the show’s 50th Anniversary, with a preview of HGTV’s ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ which documents the journey of all six Brady kids restoring the original Brady home. What is the most memorable ‘Brady Bunch’ episode?  

  • Back to School: Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media & What You Need to Know

    As kids head back to school, we’ll talk about the perils of social media and what you need to know as Dave welcomes Robbie Schneider from Franciscan Health.  

  • Mike Rowe Takes on America’s Skills Gap: “We need to get people to look at alternative education in the same way they look at higher education

    Mike Rowe, host of ‘Dirty Jobs’ and ‘Returning the Favor’, talks to Dave Plier about the skills gap in the American workforce and his advocacy for skills training and hands-on careers that addresses the prosperity and potential that some trades and industries can yield.      

  • Jarrett Payton Previews ‘Savoring Sweetness: The Life & Times of Walter Payton’

    Jarrett Payton talks to Andy Masur on The Dave Plier Show about “Savoring Sweetness: The Life & Times of Walter Payton” which will premiere at 7 p.m. on Wednesday September 4 on WGN-TV and stream live at WGNTV.com/Live.  Interviews include Jim McMahon, Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael, Gary Fencik and Barry Sanders, among other teammates, family and friends, on the famed running back’s legacy.  

  • Chicago New Demographics: A Tale of Two Cities with Urbanist Pete Saunders

    Urbanist Pete Saunders shares his research with Dave Plier on Chicago’s ever changing demographics, featured in Curbed Chicago. The downtown and Near North Side, stretching from the Loop to neighborhoods such as Bucktown and Logan Square, has boomed, while large stretches of the rest of the city have suffered from decreasing middle class populations, disinvestment, and in the worst cases, abandoned property and increased crime.    

  • Weber Grill’s Kevin Kolman: Fall Grilling Tips and a Tailgating Game Plan

    Dave Plier talks fall backyard grilling, tailgating tips, the recipe for brisket, classic side dishes and brown bag apple pie on the grill with Grillmaster Kevin Kolman from Weber Grill. What is the best food item to grill while tailgating?      

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