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On this episode of PM Chicago: Bret Gogoel reviews the list of City Hall’s millions of dollars of uncollected debts. Bill Cameron, Host of Take 1 on WLS, joins the show to preview this weekend’s episode and share his thoughts on this week’s biggest stories out of Chicago. Plus, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce’s Robin Hammond shares all of the details of the Clark Street Cookie Crawl.
On today’s edition of the Closing Bell: Michelle Marvin from the Hyatt Oak Brook brings us all the details on the Santa Suite and Prancer’s Pub Pop-up, two holiday activities to get into the spirit. ABC’s Jason Nathanson stops by with the details on the Golden Bachelor and the new Squid Game reality competition show. Plus, what is “doom spending,” and how can we avoid it?
On this episode of Show & Tell with Andrea Darlas, we present to you four ways to be dazzled this holiday season in Chicago. First, James Hadley from Cirque du Soleil shares all the details of their show, “Twas the Night Before…” running at the Chicago Theater. Scott Speck from the Joffrey Ballet regales us with tales of the history of the Nutcracker and walks us through the creative staging of Christopher Wheeldon’s Chicago-Set “The Nutcracker.” See this at the Lyric Opera now through December 27. Andy Mientus brings the Christmas cheer along with puppets! “Jim Henson’s Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band” Christmas plays now through the end of the year at the Studebaker Theater. Finally, the Chicago Botanic Garden is lit up for the fifth year in a row as Lightscape returns! Jodi Zombolo, Associate Vice President, Visitor Events & Programs at the Garden, joins us with the details!
• James Hadley, Cirque du Soleil Senior Artistic Director, dazzles us with the details of their show, Twas the Night Before…, which is running in a limited engagement from December 7-28 at the Chicago Theater. For tickets, visit www.chicagotheatre.com/cirque.
• The Joffrey Ballet’s music director, Scott Speck, Joffrey’s music director, joins Andrea to talk about the everlasting magic of the Nutcracker and the and lesser-known details of the score. The Joffrey Ballet is presenting Christopher Wheeldon’s Chicago-Set “The Nutcracker” from December 2-27 at the Lyric Opera. For tickets, visit www.joffrey.org/nutcracker.
• Andy Mientus, who is Starring in the title role of Emmett, tells us all about “Jim Henson’s Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” playing now through the end of the year at the Studebaker Theater. Visit www.fineartsbuilding.com/studebaker for details.
• Lightscape lights up the Chicago Botanic Garden for the fifth year, and Jodi Zombolo, Associate Vice President, Visitor Events & Programs at the Garden, joins us with the details! The Lightscape is at the Garden now until January 7. For details, visit www.chicagobotanic.org/lightscape.
Director of Strategic Brand Development at Mariano’s Amanda Puck joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss effortless dessert ideas using Mariano’s products, ideal stocking stuffers, and amazing cookbooks that make fantastic holiday gifts for anyone in your life.
Mother McAuley All-Girls Catholic School Choir graces the Steve Cochran Show to perform a few classic holiday songs. Also, Choir Director Julie McKee talks to Steve and Andrea about her return to teach at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School after graduating, fun vocal exercises, and the unique diversity among choir members.
Co-owner of Treetime Christmas Creations Joe Kane joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how Christmas trees have evolved in our lifetime, the intricate process of designing each tree, and he shares some tips on how to decorate your tree like a pro.
For more information: https://www.treetime.com/
On this episode of PM Chicago: the Chicago Tribune’s LaMond Pope joins Bret Gogoel to take a look at the White Sox infield and some trade rumors. Reema Amin from Chalkbeat Chicago looks at the bus shortage in Chicago and the outlook for the remainder of the school year. Plus, groups are using modular homes to combat the affordable housing crisis.
On today’s edition of the Closing Bell: Ayesha White, Founder and CEO of Ellevator, discusses why she founded her organization and the dissolution of DEI efforts. Kim Gordon sits down with Dr. Maura Quinlan to discuss the increase of an STI in the state of Illinois. Plus, Elon Musk has told advertisers to “go f**k themselves.”
Former Chairman of the Illinois GOP Pat Brady joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the legacy of Henry Kissinger, if the Iowa caucus matters to the nominees, and why Nikki Haley is a solid choice for president in 2024.
David Hochberg from Team Hochberg at Homeside Financials joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss “doom spending,” whether money can bring happiness, and strategies for curbing unnecessary spending impulses.
Veteran tech reporter Ian Sherr joins the Steve Cochran Show to tackle concerns about the impending Google account purge, reassure iPhone users about the new namedrop feature, and Sports Illustrated’s parent company allegedly publishing AI-generated articles.
On this episode of PM Chicago: the Chicago Tribune’s Talia Soglin joins Bret Gogoel to discuss a proposed city-run grocery store and the challenges it is facing in Chicago. Nick Gale brings us a conversation between Steve Cochran and Mary Otts-Rubenstein, who is helping migrant families that include children with disabilities. In sports, we analyze the question: will the Bears ever hire another fiery, former Bear to lead the team?
On today’s edition of the Closing Bell: John Pletz from Crain’s Chicago Business explains the issue start-up backers are finding with remote workers. ABC’s Mike Dobuski has the details on a group of prominent authors who are suing the company behind ChatGPT. Plus, Major League Pickleball is reportedly asking its players to take a major pay cut – why?
Chris Reed, Managing Partner at Northern Illinois Recovery Center, joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the initial stages of seeking help, his motivation behind launching Illinois’ first sober bar, and he shares the rewarding and transformative aspects of his life after embracing sobriety.
Director of UX and Visual Design at Boston Globe Media Abraham Doris-Down joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how unchecked AI development could lead to negative consequences, if traditional journalism will survive in the era of artificial intelligence, and the potential benefits of AI-generated content.
Mary Otts-Rubenstein, a Lakeview mother, joins the Steve Cochran Show to share her motivations behind aiding migrants with disabilities, offer advice to those eager to assist but unsure how, and recount heartwarming stories about the families she has supported.
Discover ways to contribute: https://www.thebumblebeeagency.com/
Stuart “The Cruise Guy” Chiron joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the advantages of booking shore excursions either through the cruise ship or independently, the perfect cruise duration for a first-time cruiser, and what to do if you’re late for departure.
On this episode of PM Chicago: Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins Bret Gogoel to discuss a new tool that helps residents break down their property tax bill. Greg Hinz from Crain’s Chicago discusses Pritzker’s comments on Illinois and their impact on the nation. Plus, the Bears won an ugly football game last night – what does this say about the future of the franchise?
On today’s edition of the Closing Bell: the Better Business Bureau’s Tom Johnson joins Bret Gogoel with tips on donating safely this Giving Tuesday and how to avoid “porch pirates.” Kim Gordon sits down with Tim Coonan, Founder of Big Shoulders Coffee, in a Small Business Spotlight. Plus, a new mascot has been unveiled for the Pop-tart Bowl, and the crew has a lot of questions.
Chicago Tribune’s senior political reporter Rick Pearson joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how the Democratic PAC violated state election laws, why the State Board of Elections issued them $99,500 in fines, and the “financial constraints” hindering the PAC from fulfilling this penalty.
This Giving Tuesday, the Steve Cochran Show wants to take a moment to spotlight a truly inspiring organization that is working tirelessly to put an end to senseless violence, break the cycle of recidivism, and build stronger, more supportive communities, one neighborhood at a time. – PROJECT H.O.O.D.
Learn about the impactful work of Pastor Corey Brooks and his team of volunteers at https://www.projecthood.org/.
Jr. NFL Analyst “Primetime” David Clauss joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the significance of the Bears’ recent win over the Vikings, Alabama’s stunning game-winning touchdown against Auburn, and his predictions for week 13.
International Relations professor at the University of Illinois Nicholas Grossman joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss if the Gaza ceasefire will hold, the challenging dilemma faced by civilians in Gaza regarding whether to evacuate or remain at home, and the future of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Dr. Kevin Most joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss whether blood thinners can make you feel cold, how the cold frigid air can affect your immune system, and he explains how buying golf clubs could potentially make you smarter.
Dr. Kevin Most’s Steve Cochran Show Notes:
Why do we feel colder as we age
Colds in the winter, why? Cold air has an impact on our immune system
Want to increase your cognition? Buy some golf clubs??
On this episode of PM Chicago: Madeleine Doubek, Executive Director of CHANGE Illinois, shares her thoughts on the necessity of an efficient, streamlined government in Illinois. Ret. Chief Tom Weitzel from Riverside discusses how crimes are spreading out into the suburbs. Plus, Dan Petrella from the Chicago Tribune joins to share his reporting on when Pritzker’s admin looked into tented basecamps for migrants.