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  • Silver Room Block Party 2018 | TwoGuard Group Presents: Chi Girls Rock

    The Silver Room Block Party draws over 30,000 people each year. This year the one day community festival takes place July 21st and will feature food vendors, community driven events, and music. Twoguard  Media Group is now in its third year of partnership with the Silver Room featuring a stage of talent under the “Twoguard Presents:” banner.  CEO and Founder, Kevin Ross will present the “Chi Girls Rock” platform for the second year. The platform will highlight and showcase outstanding female talent. The four artists chosen for this […]

  • Designer Brandon Breaux Talks Art, Community and “FieldTrips”

    In Episode 24 of the ChiPedia Podcast, Marsha Marsha and Keena Renee talks to Designer Brandon Breaux about his community efforts with his organization FieldTrip, how he got into hip hop and art and how break dancing led to him designing album covers for Chance the Rapper. Music Producer, Cam Julkes stops by to drop off new tracks for the show and get caught up in the girls cross talk about Chance the Rapper’s proposal and more. Support Brandon Breaux’s FieldTrip here: […]

  • Guide to Summertime Chi, Summer Hair Care and Did Mo’Nique get a 10 million Netflix deal?

    In Episode 23, Marsha Lyles and Keena Renee discuss things-to-do in Chicago around the 4th of July. Riele Downs of Nickelodeons TV show “Henry Danger” gives us tips on natural hair care. Lastly, Comedian, Mo’nique clears some things up about her Netflix deal.Follow the Chipedia podcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and get connected! @chipediapodcast http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3523254/3523254_2018-07-06-112354.64kmono.mp3

  • Dane Neal 07/01/18

    Dane Neal has a fun and food-filled show. Tailgate Guru, Beth Peterson sits-in and share tailgating tips as well as fill us in on recipes from her cookbook. Jesse Iwuji discusses his tribute to a fallen soldier at the race track this weekend.  He also talks about his aspirations of being a race car driver. 6/2/18 is National Chicken Day and Joes Stone Crab brings a sample of their delicious fried chicken. Mike Stolfe, the owner of Connie’s Pizza, drops in with pizza and […]

  • Does the Janus case affect public employee unions?

    Dan Montgomery, president and COO, Illinois Federation of Teachers comments on Janus ruling. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3521666/3521666_2018-07-01-120706.128.mp3

  • Brick and Mortar Sales -vs- Internet Sales

    Rick welcomes Rob Karr, president and CEO, Illinois Retail Merchants Association to discuss the minimum wage hike and internet sales tax. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3521664/3521664_2018-07-01-120004.128.mp3  

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    Greg Kelly: “Minimum wage is far too low and we’re pushing to get it higher here in Illinois”

    July 1st is the first day of the minimum wage increase. Greg Kelly, President of Service Employees International Union-Healthcare IL, IN, MO,  joins the show to speak on Janus ruling and minimum wage hike.

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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 07/01/18

    On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson spins through the horrific events that occurred at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. Greg Kelly, President of Service Employees International Union-Healthcare IL, IN, MO,  joins the show to speak on Janus ruling and minimum wage hike. Rick welcomes Rob Karr, president and CEO, Illinois Retail Merchants Association to also discuss minimum wage hike and internet sales tax. Lastly, Dan Montgomery, president and COO, Illinois Federation of Teachers comments on Janus ruling. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3521655/3521655_2018-07-01-110655.128.mp3  

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World 07/01/2018

    As the summer heat officially hits,  Steve Dale advises everyone to take their dogs out for an  early morning walk to avoid the heat and remember to never leave your pet inside a hot car. Alderman Nick Sposato joins Steve to discuss the recent termination of Susan Russell, Executive Director of Chicago Animal Care ad Control. Learn more at: https://stevedalepetworld.com/     http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3521648/3521648_2018-07-01-101248.128.mp3

  • HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini: 6/30/18

    Lou is back with great advice for homeowners, special guests, a review of a new product, and more! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3521464/3521464_2018-06-30-113104.128.mp3