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The Empty Pockets spread holiday cheer with their Party at the North Pole

Fresh off an international tour, Josh and Erika Solomon return to the airwaves in their sweet home of Chicago right here on the Big 89! They share stories from the road as Al Stewart’s backing band, what it’s like to be a married musical couple, and perform live in-studio.

Get your copy of their chart-topping album, Outside Spectrum, and see the full band live for their Party at the North Pole at City Winery on December, 11th.

Property tax bill sticker shock hits Cook County

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the new property tax bills hitting mailboxes and the latest research showing why taxpayers are getting hit with higher property tax bills and how it’s affecting poorer parts of the county.

Around the House with Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical on the Steve Cochran Show

Can’t figure out how to clean your gutters or need help elevating your DIY home projects? Around the House with the Steve Cochran Show can answer all of your problematic remodeling questions!

This week’s expert on Around the House Electrical Manager for over 15 years, Tony Bartolotta, offers advice about electrical work on your house! 

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Giving Tuesday: Provide hope and comfort for kids in hospitals with a simple card

If you’re looking for a small way to make a child’s day this Giving Tuesday, Cards for Hospitalized Kids is the perfect organization. Founder Jen Rubino joins The Steve Cochran Show to talk a little about her own journey as a child experiencing sickness and share the stories of kids receiving messages of hope.

Vintage Chicago with Kori Rumore: Playboy magazine, University of Chicago scientists completing the first manmade nuclear reaction, Pizzeria Uno

Curator of the Vintage Tribune Kori Rumore and the Steve Cochran Show travel back in time to talk about Hugh Hefner launching Playboy magazine in his Hyde Park apartment in 1953, University of Chicago scientists completing the first manmade nuclear reaction under the direction of Nobel-prize winning Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in a squash court under Stagg Field in 1942, and the Pizzeria Uno opening at Ohio Street and Wabash Avenue in 1943.

Say goodbye to post-Thanksgiving diet guilt – Celebrity fitness trainer Joey Thurman shares ways to combat holiday food guilt

‘The Minimum Method’ by nutrition expert and celebrity fitness trainer Joey Thurman joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about resetting your diet after Thanksgiving, why a good sleep schedule is imperative to weight loss, and he shares signs you’re breathing incorrectly, and how to fix it.

From Ukraine to Chicago – The journey of one woman helping Ukrainian children far from home

24-year-old Halia Didula arrived from Ukraine only months ago to study at UIC and work at St. Nicholas Cathedral, a Catholic School in Ukraine Village. Together with her colleagues, like Maeve Brady, she has brought comfort to many children who have arrived from Ukraine fleeing the devastating war in their home country.

Halia Didula and Maeve join the Steve Cochran Show to share an update on the important work they’re doing with Ukrainian children, the harsh realities of the war, and the resilience of the Ukrainian people.

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 no matter what Lori Lightfoot can not remain the mayor.

Cook County property tax bills are officially out – Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas shares where you can get your bill

Cook County property tax bills are officially out! Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about how to get your bill online, the due date for Cook County property taxes, and she shares the best way to pay your bill. 

‘You learn more during moments of failure than you do through moments of success.’ -Coach Bret Bielema on the Steve Cochran Show

Illinois Fighting Illini football Coach Bielema joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about what went wrong during the game against Purdue, how they are preparing to play against the University of Michigan Wolverines this Saturday and he gives an update on Chase Brown’s leg injury. 

How one shoebox brought Operation Christmas Child’s Elizabeth Groff joy as a young girl living in an orphanage in eastern Ukraine

Operation Christmas Child’s Elizabeth Groff joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the time she received a shoebox gift as a young girl while living in an orphanage in eastern Ukraine, explains what comes inside of a box, and she shares where you can donate to bring joy to children in Ukraine this holiday season.