Executive Producer Chicago Stories on WTTW Anna Gardner joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss their novel approach to exploring Chicago’s history, the profound interviews with survivors of the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School fire, and she provides a glimpse into what awaits viewers in the season premiere tonight at 8 on WTTW.
Comedian & member of the Four Fathers Tim Benker joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about a GoFundMe campaign aimed at supporting the funeral expenses for the beloved husband, father of five, and local firefighter hero, Jack Brylewski. The goal is also to ensure that Jack’s children have the necessary resources as they face life without their father.
Driving the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro for Big Machine Racing and a pit reporter for NASCAR on NBC Parker Kligerman joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss being part of one of the youngest teams to make it to the playoffs, tackling the scorching Texas heat on the racetrack, and he outlines his team’s goals for this weekend.
James Beard award-winning chef Jonathan Sawyer joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the art of juggling the roles of a chef and a father, the array of restaurants that will grace Chicago Gourmet, and he offers a glimpse into what listeners can anticipate at the nation’s premier culinary festival.
Team Hochberg’s David Hochberg joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss why the Federal Reserve has halted interest rate hikes, where you can find your property taxes online, and why RE/MAX should not have agreed to pay $55 million to settle two class-action lawsuits.
Jr. NFL Analyst Primetime David Clauss joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about whether Justin Fields is ready to become the Bears’ franchise quarterback, Nick Chubb’s unfortunate injury, and he reveals his week 3 picks.
Former mayoral candidate Paul Vallas joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how Mayor Brandon Johnson’s “Bring Chicago Home” proposal will penalize businesses, transforming abandoned buildings into affordable housing, and he shares why he believes the proposal is a tax increase in search of a program.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss if the Pretrial Fairness Act will make communities safer, how will cashless bail work in Illinois, and he shares how the Sheriff’s office is contributing to minimizing retail shoplifting.
Megan Butz Legacy of Hope’s Bob Noonan joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss why they started the Megan Butz Legacy of Hope, their commitment to assisting young at-risk adults, and the symbolism behind their choice of the lotus flower as their emblem.
President and CEO of the Chicago Better Business Bureau Steve Bernas joins the Steve Cochran Show to share the reasons behind the surge in apartment rental scams this month, the tactics scammers are using to target college students, and strategies for identifying fake Bed Bath & Beyond online sales.
DuPage Co. State’s Attorney Bob Berlin joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss what changes have been implemented since cash bail has been eliminated, the eligible individuals for no cash bail, and why the DGTRO Reagan Day Dinner 2023 is the ideal event for the public to have their questions addressed.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Labor & Employment Relations & College of Law Michael LeRoy joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss whether the UAW has a strategy, if strikers are prepared to strike for a long period, and the ability of UAW officers to determine the perfect moment to settle.
CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group and the Chicago Sports Museum Grant DePorter joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the potential negative impact the One Fair Wage will have on Chicago restaurants, reducing the cost of doing business in Chicago, and the need for better representation of the industry’s interests in City Hall.
Founder of Project H.O.O.D. Pastor Corey Brooks joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the groundbreaking ceremony for the Robert R. McCormick Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center, what a typical day at the center will look like, and opportunities for individuals interested in becoming mentors at the opportunity center.
The Bauke Group’s Julie Bauke joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the concept of a ‘grumpy stayer,’ gracefully exiting a disliked job, and ways leadership can create a positive and productive workplace environment.
Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Dr. Kevin Most joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the importance of getting your annual COVID-19 shot, if over-the-counter cold medicines are ineffective, and he shares how an abscessed tooth affects your whole body.
Dr. Kevin Most’s Steve Cochran Show Notes:
Covid Vaccine annual shot now available
Fully approved by FDA and CDC last week
Approved for those over the age of 6 months
This vaccine was built to target the XBB strain we saw in the spring, and is the offshoot of the current strains EG 5 and BA 2.86
The vaccine will again protect you from severe illness and hospitalizations, and will minimize symptoms in those who get Covid
Concern is vaccine apathy, as only 1 in 6 got the last booster, and with decreased tracking cases are being discussed anecdotally versus actual rates as we have stopped tracking closely.
Many feel their natural immunity as well as previous vaccinations will continue to protect them
When to get vaccinated – now or soon unless you have had a recent infection, in which case you can wait 3 months, or got the bivalent vaccine in the last 2 months
Getting the flu vaccine and the Covid vaccine at the same time is fine, and getting them in both arms has been shown to increase immunity
Officials in Florida are telling people under 65 to not get the Covid vaccine, political ignorance may actually impact the health of those in Florida and those who travel to Florida
Some pediatricians are on the fence for the vaccine with young healthy children, as most children do quite well with the current Covid infections
Decongestant found in many oral cold meds is ineffective per FDA
Phenylephrine is found in almost all OTC cold medications, over 250 products
Recent review of studies by the FDA showed that this medication is not actually effective in treating congestion
FDA Advisory committee voted 16- 0 , that the drug does not work as advertised for oral medications
It has been studied to show that when taken orally only a very small portion of the medication is actually absorbed
FDA may prompt that all of these oral medications be pulled now that they have shown it is ineffective
If pulled, this will be very disruptive thru cold season as the companies then determine next steps for reformulation, and patients may be left with few options
There have been studies since 2007 showing phenylephrine is no better than placebo when looking at decongesting
These products are worth close to $2 billion dollars in sales each year
This medication became popular in 2006, when the FDA removed pseudoephedrine from direct OTC, to a point where you need to ask the pharmacist and your purchase is logged
Drug companies then switched from pseudoephedrine to phenylephrine for the direct OTC products
Studies for the effectiveness for phenylephrine were done by the drug manufacturers, not based on peer reviewed clinical trials
This change occurred because drug dealers were using, the then OTC pseudoephedrine , to make methamphetamine
Some medications that Phenylephrine is found in- Sudafed Sinus Congestion, Tylenol Cold and Flu, Nyquil cold and flu and many others
Phenylephrine has been shown to be effective in a nasal spray form
Five American citizens have been freed as part of a deal between the U.S. and Iran were flown out of the country. ABC News State Dept Correspondent Shannon Crawford joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the trade terms, prospects for trust-building between the U.S. and Iran, and she provides insight into the journey ahead for these five Americans after enduring years as prisoners of war.
Blue Man Group’s Callum Grant joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the Blue Man Group’s annual sensory-friendly performance in Chicago on Sunday, what it takes to become a Blue Man, and Callum’s upcoming show, ‘Broken Planet,’ set for September 26th & 27th.
NBC5 Sports’ Mike Berman joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the Bears’ tough battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the possibility of the Bears parting ways with Justin Fields, and the New York Giants 34-yard game-winning field goal.
Mexican Independence Day regularly draws thousands of revelers into the streets of Chicago, but city officials said they are prepared to limit access to downtown if needed to avoid chaotic gridlock.
In recent years the downtown gridlock has become as regularly a part of the celebrations as dancing, food and music. The party goes on for hours with police unable to direct traffic.
Last year a caravan of revelers brought downtown to a standstill, shooting off fireworks and line dancing in the street. Police said the two night party was marred by gunfire, and many couldn’t get home, get to work or get help.
“We actually had a resident who’d gone into labor during the festivities, and she had a substantial amount of difficulty getting to Northwestern,” said James Wales of South Loop Neighbors.
South Loop Neighbors held a meeting with Chicago police two weeks ago about plans to limit traffic if celebrations got out of hand.
“Yesterday they distributed the twelve different access points that, if that plan goes into effect, there’ll be twelve points where people will be able to come in and out if they live here,” Wales said.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications said for now there are no planned street closures, but as in the past for busy weekends, equipment will be in place if closures are needed.
Illinois State Police and Chicago police are prepared to close downtown expressway entrances and restrict access to the area bordered by Division Street, DuSable Lake Shore Drive, 18th Street and Halsted.
There will be multiple access points on those streets for residents, workers and others to enter the central business district.
TV Critic Ryan Jay joins Rob Johnson on the Big 89 to discuss why Drew Berrymore and Bill Maher are heading back to work amid the SAG-AFTRA strike, how the strike will affect fall TV, and the timeline for the strike’s resolution.
Owner of Cafe Selmarie Birgit Kobayashi joins Rob Johnson and Jane Clauss on the Big 89 to discuss the mouthwatering food they make daily, her upcoming retirement plans, and the treasured memories she’s made during her incredible 40-year journey.
Crain’s Chicago Business political reporter Leigh Giangreco joins Rob Johnson on the Big 89 to discuss the significant effects of migrants on the budget, who might feel the impact of the budget gap, and Mayor Johnson’s ability to maintain lower property taxes.