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John Howell: Essential Cuts (11/23) – It’s Always about the Independents & Tips for your Thanksgiving Turkey 

John Howell: Essential Cuts (11/23) – It’s Always about the Independents & Tips for your Thanksgiving Turkey 

*David Winston, long time Republican advisor, analyzes the numbers and breaks down why it’s “always” about the independents.  *Rajan Menon, Director of Strategy for Defense Priorities and Scholar at Columbia University, has the latest on Ukraine and Zelensky’s upcoming hurdles.  *Alvin Waddles from “Too Hot to Handel” comes on and previews the show, as well…

Use Your Eyes & Ears: How to Stay Safe During the Holiday Weekend

Use Your Eyes & Ears: How to Stay Safe During the Holiday Weekend

John Howell is joined by Doug Cummings, Personal Security Consultant, author, and former Deputy Sheriff. More than once every news cycle, we see another mass shooting, most recently at a Walmart in Virginia. Cummings shares ideas on how you can protect yourself and stay safe during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

The 40th Annual Turkey Testicle Festival is Almost Here

The 40th Annual Turkey Testicle Festival is Almost Here

John Howell is joined by JR Westberg from Parkside Pub in Huntley. They are hosting their 40th Annual Turkey Testicle Festival tomorrow, November 23. The two discuss what happens at the festival, how it came about in the first place, and the Del Webb crowd’s presence at the event.

Ted McClelland: Power Ranking the Chicago Mayoral Candidates

Ted McClelland: Power Ranking the Chicago Mayoral Candidates

John Howell is joined by Ted McClelland, Author and Contributor at Chicago Magazine. Together, they discuss the long list of Chicago Mayoral candidates: their qualifications, their strengths, and their ranking amongst the pack.

“Understandable Economics” with Howard Yaruss

“Understandable Economics” with Howard Yaruss

John Howell speaks with Howard Yaruss: Economist, Professor at New York University, and Author. He joins the show to discuss his latest book, “Understandable Economics: Because Understanding Our Economy Is Easier Than You Think and More Important Than You Know.”

Alderman Ray Lopez is no longer running for Mayor of Chicago

Alderman Ray Lopez is no longer running for Mayor of Chicago

Alderman of the 15th ward, Ray Lopez has announced that he will no longer be running for mayor.  He states that he feels he can do more as an alderman and improving his ward and running for his own ego would not be the right move. Alderman Lopez, although no longer running for mayor, believes that…

The Goat’s Got New Buns

The Goat’s Got New Buns

You heard John mention it after his show at the Billy Goat…the Goat has new buns! John Howell is joined by Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Tribune food critic, to chat about the evolution of the cheezborger and the quality of these new buns in question.

John Howell: Essential Cuts (11/18) – Battle of the Drug Dealers and Chicago’s Come Home Plan

John Howell: Essential Cuts (11/18) – Battle of the Drug Dealers and Chicago’s Come Home Plan

*Tom Schuba, Chicago Sun-Times reporter covering marijuana, talks about the battle surrounding opening a dispensary in the old Rainforest Cafe building.  *ABC News’ Alex Stone has another update regarding the murders which have turned an Idaho town upside down.  *Brian Barnhart, play-by-play man for Illini football and men’s basketball, gives his preview of this weekend’s…

Ald. Anthony Napolitano: The Citywide Booting Brigade is Still a Terrible Idea

Ald. Anthony Napolitano: The Citywide Booting Brigade is Still a Terrible Idea

John Howell is joined by Alderman Anthony Napolitano from Chicago’s 41st Ward. The City Council has once again delayed the vote on the City-wide booting mandate. He and John discuss why the Alderman believes this mandate to be a bad idea and which Alderpersons have seen donations from booting companies.

The Batmobile Visits for Episode 100

The Batmobile Visits for Episode 100

To celebrate 100 episodes, Jim Wojdyla from The Volo Museum visited The Steve Cochran Show! Jim talks with Steve and Jane about the cars you can see at the museum, including the Batmobile that visited the studios.

How Does One Fix Chicago?

How Does One Fix Chicago?

Dr. Willie Wilson joins Steve Cochran to talk about his run for Mayor in Chicago and how he plans to help fix the city.

Tips to Watch Your Health

Tips to Watch Your Health

Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine’s Central DuPage Hospital, joins the Steve Cochran show to talk about heart health, how to protect yourself this flu season, and the Kevin & Brittany Kisner Foundation.

The Hideout Controversy: How and When Can Journalists Question Allegations?

The Hideout Controversy: How and When Can Journalists Question Allegations?

John Howell speaks with John Greenfield, Streetsblog Chicago co-editor and former freelance writer for the Chicago Reader. Greenfield is facing backlash for an article he released looking deeper into allegations made about The Hideout, including having “ties cut” at the Reader. Greenfield and Howell discuss the articles in question, the Hideout story, and what this…

Shchedryk at Art on theMART

Shchedryk at Art on theMART

We continue to celebrate and support Ukraine here in the United States. Yevgeniy Drobot, Consul General of Ukraine in Chicago, talks with the Steve Cochran Show about Art on theMART’s eight-day showing of Shchedryk.

Recovery During the Holidays

Recovery During the Holidays

Addiction recovery can be a challenge during the holidays, but there are places that can help. Craig Lamb, the Clinical Director of the Gateway Foundation joins the Steve Cochran show to talk about how people can work on their recovery throughout the holiday season.