Matt Bubala from WGN Radio 720

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Astronomers have discovered the biggest black hole measured to date. A recent report says it is 40 billion times the sum’s mass, or in perspective, two- thirds the mass of all the the stars in the Milky Way.  Space.com writer Mike Wall joins the conversation to talk all things space. Catch the full podcast here.

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Toys R Us is back in business and just opened the first next- generation store in New Jersey. This new store is packed with experiences and toys, but not as many as the old-style stores. Joan Verdon joins the conversation to talk about the most popular toys, store partnerships and how to re-brand nostalgia. Tune in to the segment here. Read more

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Matt and Jess are back to start your Saturday morning! Due to some changes, Vic Vaughn will be joining Matt and Jess at the news desk. But…that doesn’t mean we keep our good friend Roger Badesch away. We check in with an early morning update….and figure out who’s going to be in charge of the pizza delivery.  Throughout the show, Matt and Jess talk about the Peloton bike controversy.  At 1:30 a.m., Mike Wall from space.com joins ... Read more

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Brazil policy and U.S. and Brazil relations analyst Jana Nelson joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss Trump’s controversial plan of labeling Mexican drug cartels as terrorists. Vox reported in a recent interview that the Trump administration will soon give Mexican drug cartels the same distinction as groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, labeling them as “foreign terrorist organizations.” Thus, this means it would be illegal for the U.... Read more

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Chicago historian Jeff Nichols joins Matt Bubala in studio to chat about the World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as Chicago’s World’s Fair.  The Museum of Science and Industry is the last remaining building of the Exposition. Nichols talks with listeners about the timeline of old buildings in Chicago, secrets of our neighborhoods and more.  

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On this Black Friday episode, the crew shares their Thanksgiving agenda and best dinner games. Thankfully, this overnight crew is still sticking to our own tradition of Swedish Fish and Pappanino’s Pizza. Matt shares his family connection and what the 2020 Corvette has to do with it. At 1:30, Jana Nelson joins the conversation to discuss Mexican drug cartels and how the U.S. is a key player. Chicago historian Jeff Nichols joins ... Read more

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Yahoo Finance reporter Denitsa Tsekova joins The Matt Bubala Show discusses how students can attend college for free or very inexpensively in other countries in a recent article. What colleges would be on your list? Read more

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Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director of Stay Safe Online joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss the concept of juice jacking. In a recent news article from the Sun Sentinel, law enforcement officials have warned consumers that private information might not be safe in public places like USB charging stations. Tune in to the segment as Coleman answers listeners questions and explains how you can keep your information safe during the ... Read more

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Expert of American astrophysicist and associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas  Jason Steffen joins Matt Bubala to address the true meaning of a black hole. Jason is known for his work on the discoveries of several exoplanets. Matt and Jason go in depth of the true definition of a black hole and give insight on what really happens to you if you were to enter.

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Joining Matt Bubala this morning is the author of “Elvis in Vegas- ” Richard Zoglin.  Richard is an American journalist and author. He has covered entertainment for Time for over 20 years, and is now a senior editor there. His books goes in depth of how he reinvented the Las Vegas show. Elvis show was the culmination of Vegas’s 1960s golden age, when Sinatra and the Rat Pack helped to make Las Vegas the hottest live-entertainmen... Read more

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Matt Bubala is back after the clocks have turned back! On this show, this morning, we begin talking about WGN’s passionate Bears post-game host Dan Hampton and Ed O’bradovich. Will the Bears keep it rolling this weekend against a tough Los Angelas Rams team? We then have a great conversation with Richard Zoglin, who is the author of the book  “Elvis in Vegas.” Richard discusses with Matt how the king reinvented Las Vegas. Expert... Read more

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How do people afford luxury things? Frederick Wherry, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University joins the Matt Bubala Show live to discuss the age old concept: is the grass always greener on the other side? A New York Times article discusses this concept from a few tiers: people only post the “good” parts of their lives on social media, people are in credit card debt, or people have hidden wealth. Tune in to the full podcas... Read more

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The newest attraction at the Paris Zoo isn’t actually an animal, but a blob. Dr. Audrey Dussutour, a researcher with the French National Scientific Research Center studies blobs and works with the zoo, joins the Matt Bubala Show to talk about this algae-like organism.  

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Welcome to Winter…Matt and the gang are back for another fun show, braving the cold this weekend. Listeners give tips on how Matt can get a winter coat for cheap. In the spirit of the season…is it too early for Christmas music? The crew talks about our love for James Dean and Taylor Swift. Right before the 2:30 a.m. news, we chat with a researcher who studies slime. Audrey Dussutour joins the conversation to talk about the hotte... Read more

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Robert Bartholomew joins the Matt Bubala Show live from New Zealand. He joins the show to dicusss an update on an article published in the journal of Royal Society of Medicine about the Havana Syndrome, the event popularized last year as a list of medical signs and symptoms experienced by U.S. and Canadian embassy staff reported in Cuba and China.   

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Mike D’Antonio isn’t in college yet, but he already has his own university. D’Antonio is the CEO of StockedUp, a company he started after becoming interested in the stock markets. His website describes StockedUp as a “stock market education and algorithmic trading company” that teaches people how to trade and offer customers coded algorithms. This Mount Carmel senior joins another Mount Carmel graduate on the Matt Bubala Show to... Read more

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March marks six years since the MH 370 crash. To this day, no information about what happened has been found. David Soucie, famed accident investigator joins the Matt Bubala Show says he’s surprised that “not a lot has been done” to figure out how plane accidents like this don’t happen again. Soucie says that there are still airlines that can go hours without communication of a constant stream of data because it is more expensiv... Read more

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Tony Elion Jr. went back to college after life in the Navy.  An average college student worries about student loan debt….but Elion made $250K in an easy way. The Matt Bubala Show chats with Elion about his real life experience and friendly money hacks. In his new book, Sailor to Student: How I Made a Quarter of A Million Dollars in the Stock Market and You Can Too, Tony decodes the confusing lingo like brokerage accounts, exchan... Read more

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No deal has been made yet as the Chicago Teacher’s Union and Chicago Public Schools as negotiations enter the 11th day. The Matt Bubala Show chats with Troy LaRaviere, President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) as he helps listeners break down the facts and concerns.    

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On this Halloween weekend show, we discuss some potentially scary things within the school system: the Chicago teacher’s strike. At 1:30 a.m., the Matt Bubala Show chats with Troy LaRaviere, President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. We talk about our Halloween costume ideas, winning the lottery,  Cubs staffing changes and Roger’s house hunting strategies. Throughout the show, Matt comes to terms with be... Read more

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