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Episodes

John O’Hurley’s career from ‘Seinfeld’ to GiGi’s Playhouse

2/20/2024
Actor and comedian John O’Hurley joins Bob Sirott to talk about a gala for GiGi’s Playhouse, what the organization does and his experiences in Chicago. He also discusses how people are re-discovering ‘Seinfeld’ on Netflix, how he got the role of J. Peterman, and who he stays in touch with.

Duration:00:11:52

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: John Travolta, ‘Back to the Future,’ and The Beatles

2/20/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean discuss one of Lionel Richie’s regrets, Madonna’s fall on-stage, another DUI for a ‘Home Improvement’ star, and a ‘Back to the Future’ musical coming to Chicago. They also talk about John Travolta’s 70th birthday, four films […]

Duration:00:12:38

Trash or Treasure: How much is a Chicago Bears leather jacket worth?

2/20/2024
AU Sports is Chicagoland’s oldest sports memorabilia store. Owner Scott Beatty joins Bob Sirott to take calls from listeners and share feedback on their sports memorabilia. Is it trash or treasure?

Duration:00:09:53

How could the Capital One-Discover merger impact consumers?

2/20/2024
Paul Nolte, Senior Wealth Advisor & Market Strategist for Murphy & Sylvest, joins Bob Sirott to talk about how the Capital One and Discover merger could impact consumers and why inflation numbers aren’t coming down. He also discusses the current state of tech stocks and why there are more retirees than predicted six months ago.

Duration:00:07:22

Ukraine-Russia War update: Has Alexei Navalny’s death overshadowed stories from Ukraine?

2/20/2024
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 U2’s tribute to Alexei Navalny and why his death seems to overshadow some important stories out of Ukraine. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and […]

Duration:00:10:41

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/20/24

2/20/2024
On February 20th, 2024, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:32

Learning how to meditate with a hypnotist

2/19/2024
Certified Consulting Hypnotist Shawn Mossell joins Bob Sirott to explain how to meditate without your mind wandering and the importance of repetition. He also discusses what modified lion’s breath is and leads us in a Moment of Zen.

Duration:00:10:54

What are Illinois’ current COVID guidelines?

2/19/2024
Dr. Sindhu Aderson, Medical Director of Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care, joins Bob Sirott to talk about how states’ COVID guidelines are changing slightly and how to better control your blood pressure. She also explains how the effects of smoking can last for years.

Duration:00:05:20

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Tom Skilling, People’s Choice Awards, and ‘Billy Elliot’

2/19/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about the BAFTA and People’s Choice Awards, as well as the weekend box office numbers. They also discuss Dean’s review of ‘Billy Elliot’ and Tom Skilling visiting Dean’s show on WGN Radio.

Duration:00:13:59

Ukraine-Russia War update: Denmark to send artillery to Ukraine

2/19/2024
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 ten-year anniversary of when the Pro-Putin Regime fled back to Russia and Denmark’s donation of artillery to Ukraine. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph […]

Duration:00:10:25

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/19/24

2/19/2024
On February 19th, 2024, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:37

Is the best pizza place in the U.S. in Chicago?

2/16/2024
Chicago Tribune food critic Louisa Chu joins Bob Sirott to talk about the restaurant Yelp named as the best pizza spot in the U.S. and restaurants that serve tavern-style pizza in Chicago. She also discusses recent restaurant openings and closings, as well as a restaurant that serves Ukrainian-inspired food.

Duration:00:13:10

Practicing your manners when at someone else’s house

2/16/2024
Marianne Murciano, Bob Sirott’s wife and founder of Savvy-Planet, join Bob this morning to talk about what not to do as a guest at someone else’s house. She also talks about her recipe for delicious hummus. Marianne joins Bob for a weekly segment following the 8:30 am newscast. For more savvy tips, go to Savvy-Planet.Com. Share […]

Duration:00:07:55

Extremely Local News: What is ShotSpotter and why is it important?

2/16/2024
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: Fitzgerald’s Nightclub Brings Berwyn’s Beloved Babygold Barbecue To Old Post Office Food Hall: The new location at From Here On food hall features a lunch-focused menu with barbecue bowls, salads, a […]

Duration:00:04:14

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift

2/16/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean explain why Brain Wilson’s family wants conservatorship over him and where Paul McCartney’s missing bass guitar was found. They also talk about Taylor Swift’s good deed, Dean’s movie reviews, thing to do this weekend, and Dean’s […]

Duration:00:12:22

Ukraine-Russia War update: Will Russia’s Black Sea fleet have new leadership?

2/16/2024
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 Russian missiles heading towards multiple Ukrainian cities and Russia’s dismissal of the leader of the Black Sea fleet. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and […]

Duration:00:09:06

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/16/24

2/16/2024
On February 16th, 2024, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:40

Paul McCartney’s journey as a photographer on display

2/15/2024
Bob Sirott is celebrating The Beatles’ 60th anniversary of visiting America. ‘1964: Eyes of the Storm’ was an exhibition of Paul McCartney’s first on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London and now a book. Rosie Broadley, senior curator of 20th Century Collections at the gallery, joins Bob to discuss McCartney’s photography and what […]

Duration:00:12:49

How can you avoid Medicare scams?

2/15/2024
VP of Public and Board Relations of the BBB Tom Johnson joins Bob Sirott to talk about passport scams and the best ways to avoid Medicare fraud. He also shares details about veterans’ benefits scams and answers a question from a listener.

Duration:00:07:03

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, and ‘Fantastic Four’

2/15/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about Michael Jackson’s biopic, Usher’s TV drama, a new tour with Jennifer Lopez, and the cast of the new ‘Fantastic Four.’ They also discussed why the Chicago Theater postponed a few shows, New York Fashion […]

Duration:00:12:13