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  • Video: The Chicago Tribune’s Mary Schmich in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an author. She used to write the comic strip, “Brenda Starr, Reporter” and is known worldwide for her column “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young,” which is commonly referred to as “Wear Sunscreen.” Mary sits down in the PPG Paints Green Room to tell us about one of her hobbies and what it’s like to see her own work quoted all over.

  • Video: State Optical Co. in Vernon Hills is one of the few companies making eyewear in the United States

    State Optical Co. in Vernon Hills is one of the few companies making eyewear in the United States. The CEO knows that manufacturing domestically rather than importing increases the cost to consumers, and the quality of the product must justify the premium price. And besides creating dozens of jobs, he also sees the importance of supporting charities including ones related to vision and small business development.

  • Video: Jeff Garlin in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Actor, comedian, and producer Jeff Garlin is a well-known native Chicagoan. You can see him on “The Goldbergs,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and his new stand-up special on Netflix called “Our Man in Chicago.” You can also see him below in the PPG Paints Green Room!

  • Video: The Second City’s Kelly Leonard in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation at The Second City. He’s the son of legendary WGN Radio personality, Roy Leonard, and also the host of the podcast “Getting to Yes, And.” Watch the video below to learn more about how Kelly got his start at The Second City, what he’s learned from his dad, and how improv can help you in your every day life.

  • Video: Chris Agos in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Chris Agos is an actor who portrays Buzz Aldrin on the Apple TV+ series “For All Mankind.” He is also a Chicago-area native and DePaul University graduate. You may have heard his voice in commercials or seen him on “Chicago PD,” “Chicago Fire,” “House of Cards,” or “Grey’s Anatomy” among other things. But right now you can watch him in the PPG Paints Green Room below!

  • Video: The Harlem Globetrotters’ Big Easy Lofton in the PPG Paints Green Room

    The Harlem Globetrotters’ Big Easy Lofton joins us in the PPG Paints Green Room ahead of the Globetrotters’ tour stop in Chicago. Watch as WGN Radio’s Jeff Carlin asks Big Easy what it takes to be the best, while Big Easy demonstrates some of his trademark moves.

  • Video: Joe Mantegna and Ronnie Marmo in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Joe Mantegna and Ronnie Marmo are bringing Lenny Bruce back to Chicago with their play, “I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce.” Marmo stars as Bruce in the show, while Mantegna directs. When they aren’t resurrecting legendary non-comics for the stage, they are answering life’s important questions in the PPG Paints Green Room. Who deserves an honorary street in Chicago? Who should manage the Chicago Cubs? and more.

  • Video: Eddie Olczyk in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Former Blackhawk, current Blackhawks TV color analyst, and US Hockey Hall of Famer, Eddie Olczyk stops in the PPG Paints Green Room to answer some of our burning questions. Eddie recently added “author” to his list of titles with the release of his autobiography, “Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life.” Watch to find out Eddie’s favorite book that he didn’t write, what sitcom his daughter caught him watching, and what ingredient Chris Chelios likes to put […]

  • Video: Film & TV Director Tom Harper in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Tom Harper is the acclaimed director behind episodes of the hit Netflix show “Peaky Blinders” as well as critically-acclaimed films, such as “Wild Rose” and the forthcoming “The Aeronauts.” Although he’s visiting from London, he still takes the time to stop into the PPG Paints Green Room and tell us how he is enjoying his first visit to Chicago, which Chicago film he’s seen more than any other movie, and weigh-in on a frequent topic of debate in England. No. […]

  • Video: Kelsie Huff in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Comedian Kelsie Huff joins us in the PPG Paints Green Room to talk about difficult choices, what Chicago’s next iconic food should be, and much more. You can find Kelsie Huff performing standup and improv all over Chicago, as well as occasionally appearing on WCIU’s The Jam and Windy City Live. But first, find her in the video below.

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