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The Big Payoff offers career advice, served straight up with a twist. Hosts Rachel Bellow and Suzanne Muchin are long time business partners who have launched and sold six companies together and are STILL best friends. Each episode gives you the duo’s unique point of view and hard hitting advice on topics that will change your career and your life. So get a tumbler of vodka, a cup of coffee, or juice cleanse and let's get started. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Host Elysabeth Alfano dishes and drinks with celebs on The Celebrity Dinner Party. What funny stories and inspirational insights do celebs and influencers have to share from their road to success? Over food and drink the unscripted conversation flow, as Alfano sits down with some of the most prominent chefs, actors, directors, musicians, comedians, politicians and sports figures to find out! Live streaming and filmed in front of an audience and viwers that shares in the food and conversation ...
 
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University of Pittsburgh Law School Assistant Professor of Law Greer Donley discusses the future of civil liberties and other consequences if Roe is repealed. Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor of Law Anthony Michael Kreis joins Legal Face-Off to discuss the future of LGBTQ rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Chicago 42nd …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/20/2022): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin discuss comments of Chicago 911 dispatcher Keith Thornton, Jr. who has seen first hand the surging violence plaguing the city and what happens when the Furies sink the claws into justice system. Check out more Kasso at JohnKassNews.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/39…
 
Cue the Meatballs theme song…are you ready for the summer? It’s a Roger episode, specifically summer beers. And while it’s still spring, we record this episode when it’s swelteringly hot. Seasonality means almost nothing in beer now, which means we have summer beers already (and we’ll have Oktoberfest beers in July). Summer beers should be-as a gue…
 
Ken Griffin continues to drop money into the campaign kitty of GOP gubernatorial candidate and current Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and Walter Jacobson wonders why Irvin, after only 2 press conferences in 5 months, continues to keep quiet on Roe v. Wade. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3967918/3967918_2022-05-18-215318.128.mp3 More from Walter Jacob…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long to discuss his incredibly timely book: “The House that Madigan Built: The Record Run of Illinois’ Velvet Hammer.” In this book, Long does not write the biography of Mike Madigan; far from it. He presents a series of stories and e…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Brandon Pope, host of ‘On the Block‘ on WCIU, Heather Cherone, political reporter for WTTW, and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals break down a variety of stories including Mayor Lightfoot’s wish to impose a curfew in …
 
University of Pittsburgh Law School Assistant Professor of Law Greer Donley discusses the future of civil liberties and other consequences if Roe is repealed. Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor of Law Anthony Michael Kreis joins Legal Face-Off to discuss the future of LGBTQ rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Chicago 42nd …
 
Kelly connects with leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey to talk about his new book ‘Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.’ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3965177/3965177_2022-05-10-202317.64kmono.mp3 “Innovation is a team sport.” “Everyone thinks everyone else is the problem.” “Life is about contribution, not accu…
 
This podcast goes behind the curtain of the powerful musical Spring Awakening now playing at the Porchlight Music Theatre. Joining in are the leads of the show: Maya Hlava (who plays Wendla) and Jack DeCesare (who plays Melchior) along with Director/Choreographer Brenda Didier. Although written over 100 years ago, the message of the challenges faci…
 
Steve Dale talks with former WGN Radio News Director Tom Petersen about stories from the past, how they brought niche programming into the business, being a part of the listeners families with the radio, and remembering the late Bob Collins. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3966727/3966727_2022-05-15-203927.64kmono.mp3…
 
Acclaimed Pitmaster Tim Scheer joins Dane Neal of WGN Radio after recent victories at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas and just before the Grand Championship WIN at Memphis in May. Tim shares the success of his hot and fast cooking style and the Gateway Drum Smokers he designed and patented. Hear as Tim talks about going head to head against…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/14/2022): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of “The War on Cops,” Heather Mac Donald to discuss the impact of Supreme Court protests, police policing in the modern age, and how Chicago can counter the recent surge in violence. Check out…
 
Joining us all the way from Down Under are Stu and Cam, co-founders of Australian gin distillery Four Pillars. After working in the Australian wine industry for about twenty years they decided that they could make a bigger impact in spirits. They landed on gin because they were drinking a lot of gin. Drink along at home with the following gins: Fou…
 
This podcast takes you behind the curtain with the stars of Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from May 17 – 22nd. Meet the actors who play Tevye (Yehezkel Lazarov) and Golda (Matie Uzal) who discuss the lasting impact of this long running show. What makes Fiddler on the Roof so special? You can watch the interview via its Z…
 
This podcast takes you behind the curtain with the star of To Kill a Mockingbird, Richard Thomas (yes, John-Boy from the Waltons…he’s all grown up now!). Playing the role of Atticus Finch, the cast also includes the actor who played Scout as a child, Mary Badham. Richard discusses the power of Mockingbird in today’s world and taking on the iconic r…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with the authors of a new book called “Chicago’s Motor Row.” John Hogan and John Maxon discuss this period in Chicago history that may be new to many listeners south on Michigan Avenue and also on nearby streets in the early 1900’s. In this book, which is part of the Images of America series, we learn that Ch…
 
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Heather Cherone of WTTW, and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals chat about people protesting outside of the private homes of Supreme Court justices, the race for Illinois governor and candidate Richard Irvin …
 
Kelly mixes things up with George Mason University professor to talk about his new book ‘The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent & Defy Effectively.’ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3963864/3963864_2022-05-06-010704.64kmono.mp3 “Lone rebels don’t get very far on their own.” “Practice deliberate humility.” “Spark curiosity as opposed to fear.”…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/08/2022): John Kass and Jeff Carlin look at the week’s news including Supreme Court protests & boneheaded tweets from public officials, and wonder if Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s touted ‘Summer of Joy’ includes a soundtrack of gunfire… Check out more Kasso at JohnKassNews.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/396447…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Actor and Writer Jimmy Ferraro, about how he got his start on Broadway starring in Fiddler on the Roof; the dinner and interactive musical murder mystery that he created, MY BIG FAT ITALIAN WEDDING MURDER, and more. For tickets and to learn more about the production, visit www.buytix.net https://serve.castfire.com/audio/39644…
 
Steve Dale is joined by Elizabeth French, mother of late CPD officer Ella French, as she shares stories about her daughter and her love for animals. Steve Dale introduced Elizabeth to Tracy Elliot, President of the Anti Cruelty Society, and as a result Tracy shares that the 28th Annual BARK Walk and Dog Party will be in honor of Ella. Additionally,…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Renata Block, Dermatology Physicians Assistant and President of the Society of Dermatology Physicians Assistants, about Melanoma Awareness Month. Renata explains what Melanoma is, talks about some of the contributing factors that are causing a rise in cases, and shares tips on how to safely enjoy the sun. https://serve.castfi…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Film Director Lucia Mauro about ovarian cancer symptom awareness. As a three time ovarian cancer survivor, Lucia shares details about her battle and talks about the “numbness” she felt when hearing the diagnosis, the inner fight that ignited to beat cancer, and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3964443/3964443_2022-05-08…
 
Linda Villafane, Area Public Relations Dir for Loews Hotels Area Director for Loews Public Relations, Linda Villafane joins Dane Neal in Miami on WGN Radio. Hear as Linda shares the excitement of hosting the Formula 1 teams, sponsors and fans in this inaugural race weekend in Miami. Listen as Linda fills us in on Loews as a home base for iconic eve…
 
Gloria Allred discusses the SCOTUS leak, her representation of the original Roe plaintiff and the future of choice. Tennessee State Representative Mark Hall discusses requiring drunk drivers to pay support towards victims’ children. Florida Senator Tina Polsky weighs in on the state’s attempt to strip Disney of its self-government status. Leonard F…
 
Mike Parra, CEO for DHL, joins Dane Neal live from Miami Beach on WGN Radio. Hear as Mike shares the incredible sold out excitement for the upcoming Miami Grand Prix and the partnership that has brought Formula 1 to cities around the world and to its passionate fans for nearly 40 years. Listen as Mike fills us in on staying the course with the comm…
 
Former Formula 1 driver and IndyCar star Romain Grosjean joins Dane Neal on WGN Radio. Hear as Romain shares his passion for racing and excitement for fans as they get ready for the highly anticipated and immediately sold-out Miami Grand Prix. Romain talks about the current popularity of racing and his transition to IndyCar after 10 years in Formul…
 
Formula 1 Senior Logistics Coordinator Christian Pollhammer and Paul Fowler, Vice President Global Motorsports for DHL, join Dane Neal live from the track before the inaugural Miami Grand Prix for Formula 1. Hear as Paul and Christian share the challenges of bringing the global sport and all the moving parts together race after race in the face of …
 
Jonathan Consante of Park Tavern in Rosemont joins Dane Neal to talk tequilas and special celebrations coming up. Hear as Jonathan shares his team’s commitment to great food at Park Tavern and drink specials featuring El Bandido Yankee Tequila as well as music, merchandise giveaways and more set for the holiday weekend. Listen as Jonathan fills us …
 
Jason Lede (LAY-DEE) grew up around wine. Living in Canada, his father Cliff was a Bordeaux collector. Eventually Cliff’s collecting turned into opening a winery in Napa. Soon Jason was visiting the winery during summer breaks, then he was taking semesters off school to work the harvest. At that point, he was fully in on working in wine and that le…
 
El Bandido Yankee co-founder Jim Bob Morris joins WGN’s Dane Neal on Cinco de Mayo. Hear as Jim Bob shares the excitement of the holiday as people celebrate this week in cities from Los Angeles to Miami and everywhere in between, toasting with El Bandido Yankee Tequila in every location. Listen as Jim Bob talks about the ways fans are enjoying the …
 
Nick Moretti from the award winning bar, restaurant and concert venue Chop Shop joins Dane Neal on WGN Radio. Hear as Nick shares the many ways Chop Shop fans enjoy it there with great food, signature drinks, top music performances and even their own butcher shop, making it a place to go all summer. Listen as Nick fills us on the Cinco de Mayo cele…
 
Hear ye, hear ye! Walter Jacobson believes the Chicago City Council is beginning to understand and is ready to help by providing families with financial and emotional support with a new ordinance aimed at suicides among the city’s first responders. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3950563/3950563_2022-05-04-224903.128.mp3…
 
Already a food TV veteran, young Molly Leighninger is making new fans and great dishes each week on this season’s MasterChef Jr. Hear as she joins Dane Neal of WGN Radio to share her journey in food and the excitement and challenges of this tough culinary competition with judges Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Daphne Oz. Molly shares her hopes for…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Brandon Pope from WCIU, and Rachel Hinton from the Better Government Association. The Rascals discuss the leaked Supreme Court draft that shows the court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, how the candidates running for Illinois governor hav…
 
Kelly welcomes the always insightful Marcus Buckingham back to the podcast to talk his new book, “Love and Work,” which is a kind of manifesto to center love inside the work we do and in the workplace in general. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3948235/3948235_2022-04-27-201235.64kmono.mp3 “Work is for Love…Love is for work.” “Trust is just everyt…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Pat Hayes, Site Steward at the Dewey Helmick and Illinois Nature Preserves. Pat talks invasive species in trees and plants, which is something that brings harm to the landscape, and she also explains the importance of monitoring these plants. To learn more about invasive plants, visit www.invasive.org https://serve.castfire.c…
 
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