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Episodes

From the archive: George Harrison’s sister recounts seeing The Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

2/2/2023
Earlier this week, George Harrison’s sister, Louise, died at the age of 91. She was receiving hospice care at a nursing home in Florida. Louise moved to Illinois in the 1950’s, and is known for playing a role in helping The Beatles break onto the American music scene. Back in 2014, Bob Sirott and his […]

Duration:00:12:11

Woodstock celebrates the 30th anniversary of the ‘Groundhog Day’ movie

2/2/2023
Groundhog Days committee chairman Rick Bellairs joins Bob Sirott to talk about the event that surrounds 30th anniversary of the “Groundhog Day” movie, who is appearing at the event, and how much of the movie was filmed in Woodstock.

Duration:00:05:44

Scammers are entering the cannabis market

2/2/2023
President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joins Bob Sirott to talk about some data privacy tips and how to reduce your risk of identity theft. He also shares details about scammers in the cannabis market and gift card email scams.

Duration:00:06:02

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Ticketmaster, Lizzo, and Seth Rogan

2/2/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about how Ticketmaster will handle the Beyoncé ticket sales, Seth Rogan’s slumber party, and another celebrity mansion for sale. They also share details about a new Lizzo wax figure, Jimmy Kimmel’s February celebration, and Dean’s […]

Duration:00:11:46

Extremely Local News: Schoolhouse Kitchen encourages kids to cook

2/2/2023
Jen Sabella, the Director of Strategy and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joins Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. She provides details on: StopAlong Takes Over Logan Square’s Boiler Room: The StopAlong at Boiler Room will revive the famous PB&J special — a slice of pizza, a PBR tall boy and a shot […]

Duration:00:03:02

Ukraine-Russia War update: Why Ukrainians are cautious as the one-year anniversary of war approaches

2/2/2023
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 why the Ukraine Defense Minister cautions Ukrainians as the one-year anniversary of the war approaches and the possibility of an increase of Russian troops. You can find more updates on Joseph’s […]

Duration:00:07:13

Thought Leader Dan Barrins recaps biggest deals of 2022

2/2/2023
Dan Barrins (Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group at Associated Bank) returns to recap Chicago’s top commercial real estate deals of 2022. While speaking with Steve Grzanich in Associated Bank Thought Leader conversation, Dan also shares his 2023 outlook and what real estate wants from Chicago’s next mayor.

Duration:00:13:11

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/2/23

2/2/2023
On February 2nd, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:49

Why is valley fever becoming more common?

2/1/2023
Dr. Aileen Marty, Infectious Disease Specialist and Professor at Florida International University, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the latest health news. Dr. Marty explains what valley fever is and discusses a new Omicron subvariant, CH.1.1, or Orthrus.

Duration:00:07:54

Could artificial intelligence be allowed in the courtroom?

2/1/2023
Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the charges dropped against R. Kelly, some possible crimes former President Donald Trump could be charged with, and how likely it could be to defend a case with multiple charges. She also discusses artificial intelligence in court rooms and who she will have on […]

Duration:00:08:15

This Week in Chicago History: Beanie Babies, ‘Snowmaggedon,’ and the Chicago Sun-Times

2/1/2023
Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio’s investigative correspondent, joins Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the Holy Name Cathedral fire, the lawsuit against Lincoln Park towing, the birth of Ty’s Beanie Babies, and more.

Duration:00:12:33

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne, and Peacock

2/1/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about Beyoncé’s new stadium tour, the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, DC Universe’s new projects, another “Bad Boys” movie, and a reboot of “Matlock.” They also share details about the last season […]

Duration:00:12:39

Extremely Local News: Chicago choir teacher nominated for Grammy Award

2/1/2023
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: CTA’s Brown Line Flyover Fixed By Contractor After Concrete Fell Off Shortly After Opening: Sections of concrete started falling from the CTA’s new Brown Line flyover in Lakeview after water got […]

Duration:00:04:46

Ukraine-Russia War update: Debris fills the streets of Kharkiv neighborhoods

2/1/2023
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 destruction in the Kharkiv region and how donations are benefitting Ukrainians. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s efforts to distribute supplies […]

Duration:00:07:51

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/1/23

2/1/2023
On February 1st, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:54

Why is spending in technology going down?

1/31/2023
Paul Nolte, Senior Wealth Advisor and Market Strategist for Murphy & Sylvest, joins Bob Sirott to talk about how much consumers are spending in retail and when the Fed could cut interest rates. He also discusses why spending is slowing down for technology and what stocks to purchase.

Duration:00:06:42

What is ‘ChatGPT’ and how do you use it?

1/31/2023
Social media strategist Scott Kleinberg joins Bob Sirott to explain what ‘ChatGPT’ is and how people are using it. He also talks about the influence that ‘ChatGPT’ has on social media and answers this week’s genius bar questions.

Duration:00:11:38

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Cindy Williams, Lisa Marie Presley, and Michael Jackson

1/31/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean discuss Lisa Marie Presley’s life insurance policy, AMC’s Black History Month special, and a new theater in Chicago. They also talk about the death of Cindy Williams, Michael Jackson’s biopic, and Dean’s interview with Dave Bautista.

Duration:00:13:25

Ukraine-Russia War update: What are Ukrainian children taught about war?

1/31/2023
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 more shelling from Russian forces and how children are taught to become aware of war. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s efforts […]

Duration:00:08:38

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 1/31/23

1/31/2023
On January 31st, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:41