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  • New to Lou Too: Holiday Gift Ideas

    This week’s New to Lou Too is a stocking filled with holiday gift ideas. A metal box that’ll turn your grill into a smoker, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with a  lot of power, socks so you’ll want to live in them, a slinky for adults and more! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3572275/3572275_2018-12-01-115015.128.mp3

  • Housesmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini: 12/1/18

    Lou is back with great advice for homeowners, a review of a new product, special guests, and more. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3572271/3572271_2018-12-01-113511.128.mp3  

  • (ABFE)| 13th Class of Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program (CLFP) convened in Chicago

    Susan Taylor Batten (President/CEO of The  Association of Black Foundation Executives ABFE) shared a lot of wise and encouraging words for fellows at this years ”CLFP Leadership Summit” which took place November 11-16 in Chicago. The 13th Class of Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program (CLFP) is comprised of 11 philanthropic leaders that are dedicated to affecting change in black communities. This year’s seminar offered learning sessions and experiential activities centered around Chicago ’s Black Community. Susan spoke with Marsha Lyles to give […]

  • Local artist donates his album proceeds to Mental Health America

    Brandon Fox is a singer/songwriter from Chicago.  While his passion for music runs deep from childhood, his passion for spreading awareness to mental health runs just as deep. Having experienced first-hand the effects of mental illness, Brandon realizes how important it is for everyone to become educated on this common illness that affects 1 out of 4 Americans and he wants those who suffer to know  “you are no longer alone”. Labeled a new independent artist, Fox charted top 30 on iTunes the first week […]

  • Behind the Scenes with Shawn Wayans

    Shawn Wayans joins Marsha Lyles to talk about life growing up in a household with 9 siblings, how the Jackson 5 inspired his family to become THE family of comedy, advice to the youth and what projects we should be on the lookout for. Listen here: http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3563035/3563035_2018-11-02-123535.64kmono.mp3 Catch Shawn Wayans LIVE at the Chicago Improv.  Friday, November2nd and Saturday November 3rd.

  • Housesmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini: 10/20/18

    Lou is LIVE at Fox Home Center in Alsip this week as he answers your home improvement questions. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3558702/3558702_2018-10-20-112202.128.mp3

  • New to Lou Too: Wood-N-Flex Cutting Board

    This week’s New to Lou Too is the Wood-N-Flex Cutting Board from CleverOne. Listen to hear what Lou and Lindsey make of it. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3558690/3558690_2018-10-20-100830.128.mp3

  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.19.18: Ho, Ho, Ho- It’s Treetime

    Today Bill and Wendy broadcasts live from Treetime in Lake Barrington. It’s tree trade-in time and Pat Boelter joins the duo to talk about donating trees to Goodwill,  Comedian/Actor Bobby Slayton brings pre-holiday laughs before hitting the stage at Zanies and Owners Joe and Laurie Kane talks Treetime Christmas Creations. Santa takes time out of his always busy schedule to spread peace and love as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3558456/3558456_2018-10-19-142756.128.mp3 You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and […]

  • Treetime- Team Work Makes a Tree Work

    Joe and Laurie Kane, owners of Treetime Christmas Creations talks about why Treetime should be your Christmas destination while preparing to get the perfect Christmas tree and design for the upcoming holiday. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3558500/3558500_2018-10-19-162700.128.mp3 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 from noon to 1 p.m

  • Comedian Bobby Slayton Slays the crowd at Treetime

    In preparation for the yuletide joy, Comedian Bobby Slayton brings a sleigh filled with laughs to the Treetime audience. Catch him live at Zanies Friday, October 19-20 http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3558495/3558495_2018-10-19-161335.128.mp3 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 from noon to 1 p.m