The Bob Sirott Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN
How will the Kennedy Expressway construction affect travel times?
WGN Radio morning show producer Hayley Boyd calls Bob from the Kennedy Expressway to give updates about the construction and traffic patterns. WGN-TV anchor and traffic reporter Sarah Jindra also talks about the current and future plans for the Kennedy Expressway, as well as alternate routes for transportation.
Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, and ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about the Pitchfork and Lollapalooza lineups and the White House Arts Awards. They also share details about Amanda Bynes’ health condition, who will be the new co-host on “Dancing with the Stars,” Dean’s interview with […]
What should you do when your Wi-Fi disconnects?
Social media strategist Scott Kleinberg joins Bob Sirott to discuss what to do when your Wi-Fi disconnects and support pages on social media. He also answers this week’s genius bar question.
What is a company’s biggest expense?
Paul Nolte, Senior Wealth Advisor and Market Strategist for Murphy & Sylvest, joins Bob Sirott to talk about some concerns from the Federal Reserve, the biggest expenses for companies, and how layoffs affect companies.
Ukraine-Russia War update: Missiles in Crimea
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 some of the background info on the battle for the Crimean peninsula, the new silk road initiative, and how Ukrainians are reacting to Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with China’s President […]
Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/21/23
On March 21st, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:
Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Lance Reddick, Taylor Swift, and Adam Sandler
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean discuss Adam Sandler’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, the beginning of Taylor Swift’s tour, and the cast of “Ted Lasso” visiting the White House. They also talk about the death of Lance Reddick and Dean’s interviews with […]
Could drivers be banned from using Zoom while operating a vehicle?
Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias joins Bob Sirott to talk about a proposal to ban Zoom calls while driving, when the Real ID deadline is, and when we could see a digital version of a driver’s license.
Getting more sleep could improve the effectiveness of vaccines
Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine’s Central DuPage Hospital, joins Bob Sirott every Monday morning following the 6:30am newscast. Dr. Most discusses how prostate cancer should be treated and why muscle workouts are an important part of your daily routine. He also talks about an asthma medication shortage, how your sleep routine […]
Ukraine-Russia War update: What could Chinese President Xi’s Moscow visit mean for Ukraine?
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 life in Lviv as the weather warms up and Chinese President Xi’s arrival in Moscow. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s efforts […]
Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/20/23
On March 20th, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:
The Beat Cop’s Guide to ramen and cream puffs
Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, makes his weekly visit to the WGN Radio studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored “The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats,” reviews Time Out Market. Located at 916 W. Fulton Market in Chicago, they are known […]
Extremely Local News: CTA begins to rebuild parts of the Red Line
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 Begins Plan To Rebuild Red Line’s Sheridan, Rogers Park Stops In Massive North Branch Overhaul: The CTA is already rebuilding tracks and stops in Uptown and Edgewater. Now, it is […]
How to reap the health benefits by having more fun
Marianne Murciano, Bob Sirott’s wife and founder of Savvy-Planet, joins Bob this morning to talk about why having fun is good for your health and a recipe for garlic sweet potato wedges. Marianne joins Bob for a weekly segment following the 8:30 am newscast. For more savvy tips, go to Savvy-Planet.Com. Share your own savvy tip: […]
Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Gilbert O’Sullivan, Tina Turner, and The Roots
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about WGN TV’s St. Patrick’s Day party and this weekend’s upcoming concerts. They also share details about this weekend’s theater shows, stand-up comedies, and movie reviews.
Ukraine-Russia War update: Poland and Slovakia to send Ukraine weapons
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 a classical musician’s connection to Ukraine and Poland and Slovakia’s promise of weapons to Ukrainians. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s efforts […]
Associated Bank Market Outlook: 3/17/23
On March 17th, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:
David Hochberg: Public fear growing from SVB shutdown
David Hochberg, Vice President of Lending for Team Hochberg at Homeside Financial and host of Home Sweet Home Chicago, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the shutdown of Silicon Valley Bank and the subsequent fear resulting in mass deposits with other banks. They also talk about the Federal Housing Administration’s new rules that give listeners […]
Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Ravinia has announced their 2023 schedule
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about of the featured acts coming to Ravinia this summer. Dean also has details on the “Monk” reunion movie that is coming out, Lindsey Lohan’s pregnancy announcement, and the passing of singer Bobby Caldwell and […]
BBB’s Steve Bernas: How to avoid wedding scams
President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joined Bob Sirott to talk about the tips to avoiding getting scammed this wedding season, how to spot job scams, and the uptick in fake taxis.