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Episodes

Who were ‘The Beatles’ before they were famous?

2/22/2024
Bob Sirott is celebrating The Beatles’ 60th anniversary of visiting America. He sits down with Bernadette and Mike Byrne, authors of ‘The Birth of The Beatles Story,’ to talk about how Bernadette met Paul McCartney and the time she spent dating George Harrison. They also shared details about what it was like performing at The […]

Duration:00:17:46

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Neil Diamond, Wendy Williams, and Tom Skilling

2/22/2024
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about Tom Skilling’s celebration at the Music Box Theatre and when Dean pretended to be Tom. They also share details about Neil Diamond’s musical coming to Chicago, Wendy Williams’ treatment, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s […]

Duration:00:10:27

What is check cooking and how can you avoid it?

2/22/2024
President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joins Bob Sirott to explain how check cooking works and how a financial columnist lost $50K to a scam. He also talks about how warmer temperatures could lead to more door-to-door scammers and a data leak from Facebook Marketplace.

Duration:00:04:08

Extremely Local News: Will Chicago’s North Side gets its own Restaurant Week?

2/22/2024
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: Bridgeport Without The White Sox? Potential Move Has Some Locals Stressed: “Please don’t leave,” one business manager said she would tell the White Sox. The team has been playing on […]

Duration:00:04:31

Ukraine-Russia War update: Why some attacks in Ukraine occur before the air raid alarms sound

2/22/2024
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 some attacks in Ukraine happen before or after air raid alarms and how the majority of Russians feel about Vladimir Putin’s presidency. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. […]

Duration:00:08:47

Thought Leader Doug McClure shares middle market feelings in 2024

2/22/2024
This week Steve Grzanich is with Thought Leader Doug McClure (Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Banking at Associated Bank) to talk about how middle-market business leaders are feeling heading into 2024, along with an expected rebound for mergers and acquisitions in 2024.

Duration:00:11:40

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 2/22/24

2/22/2024
On February 22nd, 2024, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:43

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