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  • Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 6.4.19: Dick Ricketts

    On today’s bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss the Cubs, debate the sports in which women and men could compete together, and ask why “Richard” is shortened to “Dick.” 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.

  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 6.4.19: Every Cub Pryor

    Guests for today’s show include Ashley Esqueda, Senior Producer at CNET, Richard Pryor Jr., and author Rick Kaempfer. On this week’s #TechTuesday, Ashley gives us some highlights from Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, an explanation of the U.S. State Department’s new Visa requirement, and discusses the unexplained phenomenon that was recently captured on the moon by a telescope. Richard Pryor Jr., the first-born son of late comedy legend, Richard Pryor, joins the show to talk about his new autobiography “In a […]

  • #TechTuesday: Ashley Esqueda discusses the 2019 Apple WWDC, the new U.S. Visa requirements, and an unexplained lunar phenomenon

    Senior Producer at CNET, Ashley Esqueda, joins the show for another edition of #TechTuesday. Today, she shares some highlights from Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference including news of the impending iTunes shutdown and a few new features coming to iOS 13. She also discusses the U.S. State Department update that will require those applying for Visas to America to have their social media accounts inspected by authorities. Finally, Ashley explains how one new telescope is capturing an unknown phenomenon on the […]

  • Rick Kaempfer can name more Chicago Cubs players than you can

    Author, Co-Founder, and Publisher at Eckhartz Press, Rick Kaempfer joins the show to talk about his new book “Everycubever.” The book, ten years in the making, serves as a Cubs almanac, providing mini-bios of every player who ever wore a Cubs uniform from 1871 to 2018. Rick talks to Bill and Wendy about some of the notable players featured as well as some of the players who you never would’ve guessed were Cubs. “Everycubever” is available for purchase at Eckhartz […]

  • Richard Pryor Jr. tells his whole story in his new book “In a Pryor Life”

    Today, Richard Pryor Jr., the son of legendary comedian Richard Pryor, joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk his new book “In a Pryor Life.” The book chronicles Pryor’s life growing up as the child of the eccentric comedy icon, and his adult life since his father’s passing. He also discusses his relationship with his siblings, his music career, his military experience, and even his time as a female impersonator. The book, “In a Pryor Life,” can be purchased […]

  • Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 6.3.19: Roddy D

    On today’s bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss Wendy’s trip to the LaGrange Pet Parade, the illustrious career of Richard Pryor, and the recent comments of “formerly gay” Philipino president Rodrigo Duterte. 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.

  • Todd Simon says Omaha Steaks’ “Steak Fix” package is the perfect gift for Father’s Day

    Todd Simon is the fifth-generation owner and Senior Vice President of Omaha Steaks. He joins Bill and Wendy to talk about their Father’s Day “Steak Fix” package and what bountiful meats that are included. 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.

  • Bill and Wendy 6.3.19 Full Show: Our democracy is at steak

    Today’s guests are fifth-generation owner and Senior VP of Omaha Steaks, Todd Smith, “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley, and columnist Eric Zorn. Todd Smith explains the “Steak Fix” package from Omaha Steaks. Later, Scott Pelley joins the show to talk about his new book “Truth Worth Telling,” and discusses the impact the media can have on democracy. Finally, Eric Zorn from the Chicago Tribune joins the show to read his top 10 tweets of May and give us a rundown […]

  • Eric Zorn shares his favorite tweets from the month of May & the major changes from Springfield

    Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, brings us his top 10 tweets from May and discusses the major changes going on in Illinois’ politics. They speculate where Chicago’s casinos could go, the reasons behind the new taxes being implemented, and where the extra funds are likely to go. 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.

  • Scott Pelley’s new book, “Truth Worth Telling,” discusses how journalism can preserve American democracy

    Award-winning journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent, Scott Pelley, visits Bill and Wendy in studio to talk about  his new book “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times.” During the interview, he touches on the increasingly hostile divisions in America’s political discourse and the role of journalism in solving the issue to preserve democracy. He also talks about some of his most contentious interviews, and answers which famous interviewer has impressed him the most. […]

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