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  • Video: Todd Rundgren in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Todd Rundgren, sits down in the PPG Paints Green Room to talk a bit about the music industry today and some of his ties to the Chicago area. Find out what his least favorite song to perform live is, what nearby sports team his son played for and more!

  • Video: Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery offers champagne on tap and many other unique drinks brewed with natural ingredients

    Have you ever had champagne on tap? You can, along with many other unique drinks, at Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery Taproom. The creators of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Small Town Brewery is one of five botanical breweries in the country, creating everything on tap on-site using natural ingredients. Owner Tim Kovac says the small town atmosphere of Wauconda means a lot to him.

  • Video: Binny’s Kristen Ellis shares in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Kristen Ellis, the Wine Education and Events Coordinator for Binny’s Beverage Depot, stops by to share some of her wine expertise in the PPG Paints Green Room. Find out some of her favorite drinks and drinking spots in the greater Chicago area and enjoy her insight into which wines pair best with various Chicago food staples. If you’d like some more valuable advice when it comes to adult beverages, you can hear more from Kristen and other industry experts on […]

  • Video: Radio Recess Behind the Scenes of The Berghoff

    Bennett Wakenight and the WGN Radio Recess crew head to one of Chicago’s most historic restaurants, The Berghoff! The Berghoff opened in downton Chicago in 1898 and is known for its German cuisine and beer. It is home to Chicago’s first ever liquor license and keeps it to this day. Bennett joins The Berghoff owner, Pete Berghoff, and executive chef, Matt Reichel, for a tour behind the scenes of the four story establishment. While Pete, Matt, and their staff certainly […]

  • Video: Barry Brewer in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Stand-up comedian, actor and entertainer, Barry Brewer, stops in the PPG Paints Green Room while promoting his new standup special, “Chicago, I’m Home.” Though he lives in Los Angeles, Brewer is a native South Sider and returned to Chicago to film his special. Brewer has even pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds from the special to aid Chicago Public Schools. “Chicago, I’m Home” is available on all major streaming services.

  • Video: Darrin Jackson in the PPG Paints Green Room

    White Sox radio color commentary announcer and former MLB outfielder, Darrin Jackson, sits down in the PPG Paints Green Room to share what he has learned in the big leagues and the broadcast booth. D.J. was drafted by the Chicago Cubs before playing for the White Sox, among other teams. Find out what differences he noticed playing on each side of town and what his favorite game that he has ever called is. Hint: It involves Mark Buehrle. No. Not […]

  • Video: Ed Farmer in the PPG Paints Green Room

    White Sox radio play-by-play announcer and Chicago’s very own, Ed Farmer, sits down in the PPG Paints Green Room. He discusses some of his favorite memories in the broadcast booth as well as his playing days at St. Rita’s. He also has a recommendation for what you should eat the next time you’re at Guaranteed Rate Field.

  • Video: Speed Interview with the cast of “Kinky Boots”

    Ashley North and Karis Gallant, two cast members of the Chicago production of “Kinky Boots,” stopped into the PPG Paints Green Room for a very quick chat. The two were faced with some tough choices in the “lightning round” version of the green room interview, but remained diplomatic in the end.

  • Video: Richard Roeper in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Chicago Sun-Times film critic and frequent contributor to the Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes, Richard Roeper, visited the PPG Paints Green Room to reveal some of his inner-most thoughts on various Chicago topics. Watch and find out his favorite movie filmed in Chicago and how he would personally improve the Chicago White Sox pitching staff.

  • Video: Kevin Bozeman in the PPG Paints Green Room

    “Last Comic Standing” semi-finalist and self-proclaimed sports betting guru, Kevin Bozeman, stopped in the PPG Paints Green Room while promoting his new album “Two Parent Love.” Find out the answers to some burning questions. What does that album title mean? What are his karaoke preferences like? Why is his hat red?  

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