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The Bob Sirott Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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Episodes

Behind the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower messages

12/2/2022
The facilities and housekeeping team are 'the stars of the show' to make a message.

Duration:00:06:23

The benefits of getting a lung scan with Dr. Sam Kim

12/2/2022
Thoracic surgeon at Northwestern Medicine Dr. Samuel Kim joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about lung screening for smokers and non-smokers, as well as the typical cure rate for lung cancer. He also discusses the benefits of getting a lung scan and what Northwestern’s A-Plus program is.

Duration:00:07:30

The Joy Project’s third year collecting donations for local charities

12/2/2022
An organizer of the third annual Joy Project, Hannah Kwak, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about what the Joy Project is and how long they’ve been collecting donations for. She also shared details about what charities they’re donating to and what items they’re collecting. To learn more about the Joy […]

Duration:00:12:12

Extremely Local News: Nearly 250 cars towed on first night of the winter parking ban

12/2/2022
Jen Sabella, the Director of Strategy and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joined Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. She provided details on: 242 Cars Towed On First Night Of Winter Parking Ban, Highest Number Since 2019: Car owners could pay at least $235 in towing, ticket and storage fees for forgetting to […]

Duration:00:02:49

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Ye, Caroline Kennedy, and Christine McVie

12/2/2022
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to provide the latest news in entertainment. Wendy and Dean talked about another suspension for Ye (Kanye West) from a social media site and Caroline Kennedy’s introduction to Prince William and Princess Kate. They also shared details about new movie trailers, […]

Duration:00:11:15

Ukraine-Russia War update: Some air raid alarms not working in Ukraine due to power outages

12/2/2022
'There are no plans in war...everything is tentative,' says Ukraine-based journalist.

Duration:00:06:18

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 12/2/22

12/2/2022
On December 2nd, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: November’s jobs report Unemployment numbers Speech by Chicago Fed president Earnings from Goodfood Market Corp., Kirkland’s, and more

Duration:00:00:42

Greg Kot: Traveling through Christine McVie’s successful career

12/1/2022
Former music critic at The Chicago Tribune, Greg Kot, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about Christine McVie’s death and retrace the steps from her career.

Duration:00:05:33

Could banks reimburse customers for Zelle scams?

12/1/2022
President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about what banks plan to do about the recent Zelle scams and an increase in Medicare open enrollment scams. He also shares details about checking with your doctor’s office before paying a bill.

Duration:00:05:14

Mold-A-Rama makes its way to the Museum of Science and Industry

12/1/2022
Paul Jones, CEO of Mold-A-Rama, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about the new Mold-A-Rama exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. He also shared details about when Mold-A-Rama was first introduced, who chooses the molds for each machine, and how much it costs to make custom molds.

Duration:00:08:11

Extremely Local News: River North residents not happy about Bally’s temporary casino

12/1/2022
Shamus Toomey, Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. Shamus had details on: UChicago Men’s Soccer Chases A Title As Coach Julianne Sitch Makes History By Leading Team To Final Four: Sitch, a former Red Stars player, is the […]

Duration:00:05:29

Mauna Loa lava approaching an important highway

12/1/2022
Longtime friend of Wendy Snyder and Hawaiian resident Victoria Leadley joins Wendy to discuss Mauna Loa, erupting for the first time in 38 years, and its lava flow getting close to a highway that runs from Hilo to Kona. Leadley describes the unique Hawaiian climate, how the volcanoes affect the land, and what the eruption […]

Duration:00:07:01

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Where to watch your favorite Christmas movies

12/1/2022
Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, talks about where you can watch some of your favorite Christmas movie classics and the latest in entertainment news. Dean Richards joins her to discuss the death of Christine McVie. Click on the headline to see the list of movies: The 12 Best Claymation Christmas Movies and How […]

Duration:00:11:05

Ukraine-Russia War update: Ukrainian metro systems built to be safe shelters

12/1/2022
Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News’ Joseph Lindsley joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia War, including why the metro system is one of the safest places in Ukraine and the nationwide air alarm that warned Ukrainian residents. You can find more updates […]

Duration:00:07:39

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 12/1/22

12/1/2022
On December 1st, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers: Initial jobless claims numbers PCE price index November’s motor vehicle sales Earnings from Dollar General, Ulta Beauty, and more

Duration:00:00:40

This Week in Chicago History: Walnut Room, The White Hen, and helicopter traffic reports

11/30/2022
Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio’s investigative correspondent, joins Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the debut of The Walnut Room, the birth of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the completion of the Manhattan Project, and more.

Duration:00:10:43

What could happen if someone ignores a subpoena?

11/30/2022
Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joins Bob Sirott to discuss what could happen if Donald Trump ignores his subpoenas and why you should research international laws before traveling outside the country. She also talks about the same-sex marriage bill being passed in the Senate, Google’s $9 million settlement, and the lawsuit against Velveeta.

Duration:00:07:34

Extremely Local News: La Pietà statue moving to St. Paul’s Catholic Church

11/30/2022
Shamus Toomey, Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joins Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. Shamus has details on: 5 Protesters Arrested Outside Pilsen Church As Workers Remove Beloved Statue After Monthslong Standoff: People have camped outside the shuttered St. Adalbert’s for weeks, hoping to prevent workers from moving the […]

Duration:00:03:19

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Jay Leno, Chevy Chase, and the Academy Awards

11/30/2022
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about Jay Leno’s car accident, the comeback of some Academy Awards categories, the return of “Top Gun: Maverick” to theaters, and Chevy Chase’s appearance in Morton Grove. They also discuss the official divorce between Kim […]

Duration:00:11:16

Ukraine-Russia War update: President Zelensky warns of Russian forces’ next steps

11/30/2022
Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News’ Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia War, including the story of a Ukrainian woman who fled the war and came back, as well as President Zelensky’s prediction of what Russian forces could do next. You can find more updates […]

Duration:00:06:10