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

June 20, 2021 26 min
J. Stewart Dixon, Self-Help Coach and Author of Spirituality for Badasses: How To Find Inner Peace & Happiness Without Losing Your Cool. We talked about post pandemic life and how to truly have best of both worlds. June is PTSD Awareness Month, and according to a 2020 Wounded Warrior Project survey of the wounded warriors it serves, 83% report living with the symptoms of PTSD, and 30% reported having thoughts of suicide in the ...
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Dr Nina Alfieri, General Pediatrician at Lurie Children’s Hospital discussed getting children the COVID-19 vaccine. Matthew Kurtzman, CEO of Back 2 School Illinois discussed their new “We Appreciate Teachers” Statewide Contest to Celebrate & Support Educators During COVID-19. Back 2 School is a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help th...
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June 2, 2021 27 min
Whitney Reynolds joins us with guests Susan Fritz, board member of Girls In the Game. They discussed their upcoming event helping empower women through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Kevin Love, professional NBA player joins us to discuss his public crusade advocating for mental health and wellness. Love discussed mental health awareness month and his own personal journey and struggles with mental health an...
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May 23, 2021 26 min
Dr. Reed V. Tuckson discussed the CDC’s recommendations on how fully vaccinated people can safely participate in most activities, indoor or outdoor, without wearing a mask or social distancing. LaQuandra Fair discusses their Growing Home Chicago program which is a leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers.
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May 21, 2021 27 min
Dr. Dorothy Fink, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health and Director of the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses how the pandemic has impacted women’s health and why it’s so important for women to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Brady and Whitney Reynolds feature Dr. Ava Shamban for this week’s Whitney’s Women. They discuss her new beauty subscription box to deliver d...
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May 11, 2021 27 min
Dr. Ian Smith joins us to talk about his new book "Fast Burn" and how to get rid of those pandemic 15 pounds. Carrie Cihasky from PAWS Chicago joins us to chat about their upcoming events, Magdalena Delgado with the Chicago Children's Choir joins us to discuss their virtual event, Canto Latino: Cruzando Fronteras.
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May 3, 2021 26 min
Jose Rios, IDOT Region 1 Engineer, talks about Work Zone Awareness Week and Go Orange Day. Annette Findling joins Whitney Reynolds to discuss the upcoming Service Club of Chicago event Spring Hat Luncheon with special guest Sandy Schreier.
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April 28, 2021 29 min
Sarah McDonald of PAWS Chicago discusses their high rollers bingo event happening virtually on Wednesday, April 28th. Dr. Cedric Rutland, National Volunteer Medical Spokesperson American Lung Association talks about long term effects of Covid-19 on the lungs and the research currently underway. Francesca Muller of Cal’s Angels chats about their toy drive happening all of the month of April to benefit their goal of assisting pediatr...
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April 20, 2021 27 min
Dave Hodgson from Huntington's Disease Society of America talks about "Team Hope” fundraising walk taking place in over 100 cities across the U.S. in May. Julie O'Sullivan discusses Misericordia Candy Days: one of their largest fundraisers every year. Misericordia is also celebrating their 100th Anniversary and they have amazing job opportunities available. Robin Rock speaks to Veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitsman about his l...
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April 11, 2021 26 min
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White joins Robin Rock us to discuss their new organ and tissue donor program. Pamela Taylor, chief communications and marketing officer at Share Our Strength chats with Ryan Gorman where they talked about what the No Kid Hungry Campaign is doing to ensure kids are getting fed, and why she believes childhood hunger is a solvable problem—even during the COVID-19 crisis.
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April 9, 2021 28 min
This week, we chat with Dr. Kneeland Youngblood, a Prostate Cancer Foundation Board member and is founding partner of Pharos Capital Group for National Minority Health Month. We discuss prostate cancer prevention, symptoms, and different treatments available for minorities. Christine Marzullo from the "Together At Peace" scholarship fund which assists kids who have lost a parent in Chicagoland. They have an umping Memory Mi...
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March 29, 2021 28 min
This week on the show, we have Carl Lambert Jr., MD, Rush University Family Physicians who discusses his experiences as a black doctor during COVID-19 and issues surrounding “COVID-19 fatigue.” Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwided chats with us about Women’s History Month and how Dress for Success has become a globally-recognized leader that has empowered more than one million women to become economically advanced in nea...
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March 14, 2021 25 min
This week, we chat with Julie Somogyi and Susan Rakis of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. They chat about their current programs, girl scout cookie season and more! We also have a conversation with Candace Moore from Chicago Department of Public Health to discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine and information on how ages 65+ can get scheduled for it. Also, Vincent James, cofounder of Keep Music Alive, talks the 7th A...
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March 8, 2021 29 min
This week, we chat with Jeff Buonomo, Senior manager of special exhibitions and business partnerships at the Museum of Science and Industry. We talk about the museum re-opening this week! Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, the president of the Child Mind Institute joins us. He discusses a strategy for parents called scaffold parenting. The metaphor is that the child is the “building,” and the parents are the scaffold around it, the framework...
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March 2, 2021 28 min
We speak with Claudia Rodriguez from the Greater Chicago Food Depository about the new P-EBT program and how to apply. Whitney Reynolds joins us for Whitney’s Women and chats with Kathleen Stark, Executive Director of Chicago based non-profit, Ladder Up. They provide FREE tax return preparation to low-income taxpayers. Mike McGrath, General Manager of McGrath City Mazda joins us to discuss their donation of $50,000 to the Chicago U...
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February 21, 2021 30 min
Showbiz Shelly speaks with Julie O’Sullivan, Marketing Manager of Misericordia Women's League - a residential campus for children and adults with disabilities in Chicago. They discuss their upcoming annual fundraiser! Brady has on Rodger Cooley, Executive Director of Chicago Food Policy Action Council and their upcoming Chicago Food Justice Summit! Melissa Forman chats with Steve Lentz, the Mayor of Mundelein to talk about thei...
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February 14, 2021 29 min
We speak with Neli Vasquez Rowland at A Safe Haven about their free medical respite isolation options for COVID-19 and other projects they’re working on. Jessica Zweig founder and CEO of SimplyBe discusses “I Grow Chicago” a peace house and their “No Life Expendable” campaign. Abdullah Motiwala founder Heaven’s Honey joins us to talk about their efforts to support local farmers
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February 7, 2021 26 min
This week, we spotlight the Chicago Children’s Choir Black History Month Virtual Concert. We chat with North Lawndale Employment Network about how they help individuals with barriers to employment increase income levels through job training, financial literacy and more. We also list warning signs your teen's mental health is hurting from the pandemic with Velocity Mentoring.
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January 31, 2021 29 min
We discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Garth Walker, Deputy Director of Illinois Public Health . We also speak with the Illinois Holocaust Museum about their re-opening events. Last, we discuss COVID-19 and house pets and if a vaccination for pets will be necessary.
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January 17, 2021 29 min
This week, we chat with YWCA about their Careers fellowship program to help individuals to jumpstart a career in specific jobs. We speak with a wealth management advisor about how many of us may need to temporarily reorganize our financial plans for the future due to COVID-19. Whitney Reynolds is back for Whitney's Women to discuss Girl Strong Nation and their focus to help the Ovarian Cancer Institute to bring more awareness t...
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