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  • Saturday Night Special w/ Amy Guth | Classical Music in Chicago

    Tonight on the Saturday Nigh Special, host Amy Guth explores the world of classical music in the modern era with musicians, composers and appreciators of the form. Kathryn Satoh and Elizabeth Newkirk of the chamber music duo Bow and Hammer join Amy in-studio to talk about the art and business of being classical music performers in Chicago. They discuss their mission of making classical music an enriching part of everyday life and thoughts on the Chicago classical scene. WGN Radio’s […]

  • Brian Noonan 12/9/18 | The Play That Goes Wrong, Morton’s The Steakhouse Holiday Specials and more

    Brian Noonan returns for another Sunday show with big guests and big fun all morning long! Anglea Grovey from the hilarious production The Play That Goes Wrong stops by in-studio to talk about the show’s final week in Chicago, the appeal of slapstick comedy and why this is a show you and your family won’t want to miss. Patrick Hoyle, general manager of Morton’s The Steakhouse stops by with chef Ernie Jr. to rundown their delicious holiday specials including the succulent Côte […]

  • WGN Nightside 12/7/18 | Paul Farahvar and Michael Heidemann talk Double Door memories, celebrity encounters and play “Point/Counterpoint”

    Tonight on the WGN Nightside: Paul Farahvar and Michael Heidemann team up for a night full of great conversation and big laughs! As the famed Double Door venue leaves Wicker Park for Uptown, Paul and Mike look back on some of their favorite moments in the legendary Chicago spot. They also take listener calls to see who has the best celebrity encounter with guest comedian Marty DeRosa and Paul and Marty go head to head in “Point/Counterpoint”.   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3574850/3574850_2018-12-08-162050.64kmono.mp3

  • No Coast Cinema Ep. 57 | The Best of the Midwest awards and November Board of Review

    This week on No Coast Cinema, Tom and Conor welcome back Amy Guth, Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival to preview the Best of the Midwest nomination party on December 4th. For 50% off your ticket, use code NOCOAST. Plus, the board of review convenes to look at the best (and worst) films of November, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Widows, Boy Erased and The House That Jack Built. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3572738/3572738_2018-12-03-145038.64kmono.mp3

  • Brian Noonan 12.2.18 | The Santaland Diaries, Happy’s Pop-Up Bar and Sean Hayes

    Brian Noonan steps in for Dean Richards’ this Sunday morning with all your favorite weekend features. Prolific theater director and producer Steve Scott stops by the studio to talk about the Goodman Theatre’s production of The Santaland Diaries. Steve talks about the raunchy comedy adapted from David Sedaris’ classic essay and his long tenure with the Goodman. Michael Mason from the Chicago Athletic Club gets us in the holiday mood with Happy’s pop-up bar. The festive installation features delicious holiday themed […]

  • Esquire’s Michael Hainey talks insightful new interview with rock legend Bruce Springsteen

    Paul Farahvar and Dr. John Duffy chat with Michael Hainey, Executive Director of Editorial at Esquire, about his insightful and honest interview with Bruce Springsteen. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3572217/3572217_2018-12-01-024017.64kmono.mp3

  • WGN Nightside 11.30.18 | Paul Farahvar and Dr. John Duffy

    Paul Farahvar and Dr. John Duffy return to talk all things relationships in the midst of cuffing season. Together they discuss the secrets to a long lasting relationship, sexual compatibility and more. Plus, a conversation with Michael Hainey, Executive Director of Editorial at Esquire, about his insightful and honest interview with Bruce Springsteen.

  • Vegan cuisine with Kelsey Knowles of Althea

    WGN Radio’s resident vegan Elysabeth Alfano sits down with executive chef Kelsey Knowles  to talk about the brand new Althea restaurant. Chef Knowles shows off a variety of vegan dishes including…mushroom cheese? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3571518/3571518_2018-11-29-105518.64kmono.mp3 You’ll have to taste it to believe it, so make a reservation here.   Keep up with all things Elysabeth Alfano at ElysabethAlfano.com Need recipes? Elysabeth has got you covered at elysabethalfano.com/recipes/

  • Chloe Mendel & Billy Corgan talk faux fur, animal activism and Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion

    WGN Radio’s Elysabeth Alfano sits down with Chloe Mendel & Billy Corgan for their first joint interview in a WGN Radio exclusive! Chloe talks about her fabulous fashion label, Maison Atia, and how she’s using her family’s long history as furriers in a new, animal friendly way. They also discuss her and Billy’s heavy involvement with PAWS Chicago and other animal activist groups, their bi-coastal family life with two young children and Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming European tour. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3571138/chloe-mendel-and-billy-corgan_2018-11-28-110738.64kmono.mp3 Keep up with […]

  • Charlie Potter

    The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter 11/25/18

    Join host Charlie Potter for your weekly news and interviews related to the environment, nature and the great outdoors.