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PM Chicago (5/28) – Bus Rides During the DNC + Johnson’s Summer Safety Plan

PM Chicago (5/28) – Bus Rides During the DNC + Johnson’s Summer Safety Plan

On this episode of PM Chicago with Bret Gogoel: the Chicago Tribune’s Sarah Freishtat joins the show to discuss the CTA’s DNC busing plans and how they could affect regular bus service. Ret. Chief Tom Weitzel analyzes Mayor Johnson’s summer safety plan. Plus, an update on the Illinois budget, and some good news for baseball…

History will be made in Park Ridge next month

History will be made in Park Ridge next month

Park Ridge will hold its first Pride festival June 20th from 6 to 9 near Prospect and Second Avenues. Mayor Marty Maloney is expected to issue a proclamation for the city and State Representative Greg Harris who is openly gay will speak. The event will also feature music, food, a run and games for the…

Episode 105: Garfield, Golden Girls, and Art Thieves

Episode 105: Garfield, Golden Girls, and Art Thieves

First up, Andrea chats with Academy Award nominee and writer of “The Garfield Movie” and “Finding Nemo,” the great David Reynolds! He shares his process of bringing our favorite grumpy cat to an entirely new generation. After that, a special conversation from the morning show with two actors bringing iconic sitcom stars to the stage.…

PM Chicago (5/24) – David Greising on ShotSpotter + Andrea Darlas talks Garfield

PM Chicago (5/24) – David Greising on ShotSpotter + Andrea Darlas talks Garfield

On this episode of PM Chicago with Bret Gogoel: Andrea Darlas, Host of Show & Tell, previews this week’s episode featuring Garfield, Golden Girls, and art thieves. David Greising, President and CEO of the Better Government Association, shares his thoughts on the ShotSpotter debate happening in City Council. Plus, Nick Gale shares a piece about…

Chicago’s airports extra busy for the official start of summer

Chicago’s airports extra busy for the official start of summer

Over 1.67 million passengers are expected to travel through O’hare and Midway through Tuesday. Airlines are predicting an 8.6 percent increase in travel compared to last year. O’Hare is expected to see a 10 percent increase over last year and a 3.1 percent increase at Midway. Today is expected to be the busiest day at…

Healing Hearts: Operation Purple Heart Reuniting Heroes with Their Lost Medals

Healing Hearts: Operation Purple Heart Reuniting Heroes with Their Lost Medals

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs joins Andrea Darlas on the Steve Cochran Show to share captivating stories about Operation Purple Heart. He’ll talk about the significance of this initiative, how they locate unclaimed Purple Hearts, and the heartwarming moments when these medals are reunited with deserving families.

PM Chicago (5/23) – A Final Look at the End of Session + the Cicada Season Has Begun

PM Chicago (5/23) – A Final Look at the End of Session + the Cicada Season Has Begun

On this episode of PM Chicago with Bret Gogoel: Greg Bishop, Associate Editor for The Center Square and @BishopOnAir, joins from Springfield to give us a final look at the end of session. Kim Gordon speaks with Joel Reiser, Organizer of the “Illinois Cicada Watch” Facebook page, about the cicada craze. Plus, more arguments over…

Illinois among several  states suing Live Nation over high ticket prices

Illinois among several states suing Live Nation over high ticket prices

The Justice Department has filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and driving up prices for fans. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in New York and was brought with 30 state and district attorneys general. The suit…

TV Screens to Broadway Scenes: ‘Golden Girls: The Laughs’ Takes Chicago by Storm

TV Screens to Broadway Scenes: ‘Golden Girls: The Laughs’ Takes Chicago by Storm

Tune in to the Steve Cochran Show for a special chat with Vince Kelley, portraying Blanche, and Christopher Kamm, embodying Sophia, from Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue. They delve into the transformation process of embodying these iconic characters, why the show remains a generational phenomenon, and what they hope audiences will take away from the…

WLS 100: Garry Meier

WLS 100: Garry Meier

The WLS’ 100th anniversary celebration continues with the iconic Chicago radio veteran Garry Meier on the Steve Cochran Show. They delve into everything that’s going wrong in Chicago politics, why travelers are always caught off guard by heavy Memorial Day traffic, and Garry’s most cherished moments at WLS AM.

Journey of Resillence: Holocaust Survivor Janet Singer Applefield’s Story of Courage

Journey of Resillence: Holocaust Survivor Janet Singer Applefield’s Story of Courage

Holocaust survivor Janet Singer Applefield joins Andrea Darlas on the Steve Cochran Show to discuss to share her inspiring journey detailed in her book “Becoming Janet: Finding Myself in the Holocaust.”She also opens up about the emotional experience of reuniting with her rescuers and emphasizes the importance of educating future generations about the Holocaust.

The Closing Bell (5/22) – A Legal Battle at Graceland & Examining Meta’s AI System

The Closing Bell (5/22) – A Legal Battle at Graceland & Examining Meta’s AI System

On today’s edition of The Closing Bell with Bret Gogoel: ABC’s Jason Nathanson has the details on a new biopic causing a stir amongst  the Trump campaign and a legal battle surrounding Graceland. Heather Kelly, Washington Post Technology Help Desk reporter, explains how Meta is using AI to gather news. Plus, it’s going to be…