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Episodes

This Week in Chicago History: Harry Caray, Thomas Edison, and the ’79 Blizzard

2/21/2024
Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio’s investigative correspondent, joins Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the debut of Hubert the Lion doll, the day we lost Harry Caray, the success of a Chicago phonograph company, and more. Sponsored by UChicago Medicine

Duration:00:12:35

Are COVID-19 vaccines linked to health issues?

2/21/2024
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 a study that claims some of the COVID-19 vaccines could lead to health issues and what to know about the recent measles outbreak.

Duration:00:06:10

Extremely Local News: Why are old buildings with small businesses being demolished?

2/21/2024
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: Rogers Parkers To Loyola: Stop Demolishing Buildings With Small Businesses, Longtime Residents: The 49th Ward office is trying to get landmark status for the building to prevent residents and local […]

Duration:00:05:13

Does George Santos have a compelling lawsuit against Jimmy Kimmel?

2/21/2024
Karen Conti, Chicago trial attorney, joins Bob Sirott to discuss if Donald Trump could file for bankruptcy to avoid paying monetary penalties and the Supreme Court to decide if cities will have the right to either fine or arrest people sleeping outside. She also talks about when doctors would be able to dispense life-ending medications […]

Duration:00:06:50

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Matthew Perry, Beyoncé, and ‘Hotel California’

2/21/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean share details about the trials for the ‘Rust’ shooting, as well as the ‘Hotel California’ lyric sheet theft and Beyoncé’s number one spot on the Country charts. They also talk about the increase in sales of […]

Duration:00:10:30

Ukraine-Russia War update: What is the root cause of the war between Ukraine and Russia?

2/21/2024
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 why Polish farmers are protesting at the Poland-Ukraine border and the root cause of the war between Russia and Ukraine. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to […]

Duration:00:09:29

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/21/24

2/21/2024
On February 21st, 2024, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:42

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