The Weekly Show

The Weekly Show

Every week, we discuss local topics, charitable events and organizations that are making a difference in Chicago. This weekly community affairs show airs on 93.9 LITE FM, 103.5 KISS, ROCK 95.5 and on iHeartRadio.

Episodes

February 6, 2023 29 min
Mahtab Hariri joins Whitney Reynolds to discuss Intrigue Yellow and how they work to cultivate the talents of under-recognized women. Victoria Eady Butler, Master Blender for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, joins us to discuss Uncle Nearest's "Old Fashiond Challenge" to help raise $1 million for HBCU, Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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Nichole Owens from ComEd discusses their 2022 relability results, how customers can get winter energy savings tips and billing assistance. Dr Juanita Mora talks about her focus on health with the Latino community and how COVID, Flu and RSV are affecting Chicagoans.
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November 4, 2022 29 min
Sarah McDonald joins the show to talk about PAWS Chicago and their upcoming Furr Ball. Sylvia Puente from Latino Policy Forum chats about their upcoming events and initiatives. Plus, Whitney Reynolds is on for another edition of Whitney's Women!
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October 17, 2022 25 min
Karen Freeman-Wilson President & CEO of The Chicago Urban League talks about their current initiatives. Dr. Catherine Pearlman, founder of The Family Coach Pearlman shared insights with parents on how to navigate the digital landscape safely and productively with their kids.
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October 17, 2022 31 min
Agi Semrad at The Balance Project discusses their goal of bridging the gap to accessing mental health support services. Wendy Callupe of Minted Media Productions chats about the upcoming Chicago Fashion Showcase. Delilah Martinez, creator of The Mural Movement talks about their initiative to beautify communities, provide recourses in underfunded neighborhoods and helping immigrants seeking asylum.
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October 17, 2022 25 min
Borris Powell discusses the Saving Lives Foundation and their upcoming fashion show. The organization includes a program dedicated to empowering youth through arts-based education. Jeffrey Jackson discusses 100 Black Men of Chicago and his new role as Chair Board. Josephine Lee talks with us about Uniting Voices of Chicago and their transition as Chicago Children's Choir.
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September 25, 2022 25 min
On this week's show, we chat with Jeffrey Jackson, Chair Board for the 100 Black Men Of Chicago's Annual College Scholarship Fair. We also talk with Sisters Network Chicago about their annual Sista Strut. Last, we chat with Mark, co-founder of Journey's Dream and discuss their upcoming Integrative Mental Health Summit.
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August 17, 2022 30 min
Mike Storey from Food For Greater Elgin talks about their upcoming Chip in for Hunger Golf Outing to benefit the organization. Carrie Cihasky chats about the upcoming PAWS Chicago 5k.
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August 9, 2022 31 min
Dr Geraldine Luna from Chicago Department of Public Health discusses the current status of COVID-19 in Chicago, vaccination rates and the status of Monkeypox. Arely Dorsey from i.c.stars Chicago talks about their Workforce Development program and how its helping underserved young adults in Chicago.
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July 17, 2022 28 min
This week on the show, we chat with Cradles to Crayons about their new Executive Director Dawn Melchiorre to discuss their mission and goals with new leadership. Kyle Tucky, the Chicago Rubber Duck Derby Ambassador 2022 joins us to chat about the upcoming event to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
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May 24, 2022 29 min
Jackie Groberski from Sayv Animal Organization talks about their focus of saving animals and the adoption process. Nicole Master discusses the Nina Mastro Organization and their goals to raise money for people and families struggling from the financial burdens brought upon by the fight against cancer. Ruth-Anne Renaud joins us to chat about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and what we can do to help families at the ho...
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May 4, 2022 27 min
Kristen Young from American Lung Association discusses their Turquoise Takeover to raise awareness of lung cancer. Joseph Salemme from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation talks about their upcoming Run to Remember 5k. Bethany Florek joins us to talk about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and their upcoming honoree event.
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April 17, 2022 25 min
Nicole Murray joins us to discuss Will County Habitat for Humanity's upcoming Will County Beer and Bourbon Fest. Dr. Agatha Sylwia talks about Stress Awareness Month and her new book "The Shift."
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March 22, 2022 29 min
Dr. Janine Domingues discussed how do you start, and have, a conversation about what is happening in Ukraine with your kids. She covered signs that a child may be feeling anxious about the news and how can we ease these anxieties. Gwendolyn Westlund was a transplant recipient at Advocate Christ Medical Center and joined us to talk about National Kidney Month. Clay Rankin of On Three talks about his website offering a place for comm...
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March 6, 2022 25 min
This week, we discuss Endure Charities with Whitney Reynolds and Randi Moxy. Endure Charities is providing positive, career-oriented activities for those youth and adults who are interested in the arts, but have no access to art programs. Olivia Nichols from Lonolife gives us health tips for National Nutrition Month.
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February 1, 2022 30 min
Dr. Dana Hayden from Rush University Medical Center discusses the latest on COVID-19 including the Omicron variant, vaccinations and more. Bert Thornton former president and COO of Waffle House and author of Find an Old Gorilla: Pathways Through the Jungle of Business and Life. He discusses national mentoring month and its importance. Madeline Holler, Director and Christi Chatman, Director of Care and Program Development at House o...
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February 1, 2022 24 min
Valerie Growth, Founder of Ryan Banks Academy discusses the academy that is a 100% Scholarship-Granting Independent Day School. Their Mission is to fight educational inequity through personalized and immersive learning experiences. Andrew Campanella discusses National School Choice Week. They offer school fairs, talent shows, open houses and more that communities have planned to make the school search process easier.
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January 16, 2022 25 min
This week, Jackie Pilossoph Creator and Editor-in-chief of Divorced Girl Smiling offers tips for divorce to start the year off great. January is Train Your Dog Month. Professional dog trainer and former host of Animal Planet’s “Good Dog U”, Joel Silverman will share his expert training tips.
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January 13, 2022 29 min
Chandra of The Mom Project talks the new workforce, and getting moms back to work. Joy Squier, Chief Communications Officer for the Illinois Red Cross talks about the 8th Great Chicago Blood Drive. Leigh Singleton talks how to get your finances in order in 2022 and beyond and the new Monifi app.
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November 24, 2021 25 min
Deanna Kerns, Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation joins us to discuss our upcoming Radiothon and how the funds raised benefit the hospital and it's patients. Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief of Divorced Girl Smiling joins Melissa Forman to talk about being alone on holidays and how it doesn’t have to be hard. Rear Admiral Denise Hinton, the new Deputy Surgeo...
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