Dean Richards

Dean Richards

Dean Richards covers the entertainment world in this podcast from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

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August 30, 2020
Dean starts the show by paying tribute to the actor who played Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman died on Friday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 43. Doctor Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning to […]
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Chicago History Museum’s Erica Griffin joins Dean Richards to talk about the museum’s in-person and virtual exhibits. Dean visited the museum last week when he filled in on WGN-TV’s Around Town. Griffin highlights a few exhibits including Millions of Moments: The Chicago Sun-Times Photo Collection, Modern By Design, and Chicago: Crossroads of America.
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Doctor Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning to discuss the latest COVID-19 news including reinfections, vaccine updates, and waste system testing on college campuses. Plus, Dr. Most talks about the importance of colonoscopies after the news of Chadwick Boseman’s death.
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Actor Chadwick Boseman died Friday, August 28, 2020. He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years earlier. Boseman was known for his performances in biopics of Jackie Robinson and James Brown and as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We recall two of his visits with WGN’s Dean Richards. February 2018, discussing Black Panther […]
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Dean opens up the show by wishing Dave Schwan a happy 64th birthday. Dean and Dave reminisce on party memories and what it was like to be 30. Dave even hands out free life advice to the young Joe Brand and producer Ryan Pollock. Then, Dave delivers a Far Flung Forecast from Silver, South Carolina. […]
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You know TC Carson from the 90s TV show ‘Living Single.’ Carson joins Dean Richards to talk about his new single, “Come Together.” Carson says the song is his response to the social unrest and racial injustices since he is unable to join the protests during coronavirus.
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Dean Richards talks with Kevin and Michael Bacon about the release of their new album, The Way We Love. The Bacon Brothers band officially formed in 1995, but the Bacon brothers have been playing music together since their childhood. The Bacon brothers talk about the inspiration for the album and the unique way they recorded […]
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Dr. Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He joins Dean Richards to talk about the latest COVID news including the advancement of saliva testing, especially on college campuses. Dr. Most answers questions from listeners including what the probability is that you could one day get a 2-for-1 flu and COVID […]
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Dr. Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He joins Dean to talk about the latest COVID news including college students returning to school. Dr. Most says it’s important for the younger generations to take the precautions and safety measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Plus, Dr. Most talks […]
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Dean Richards sat down with Bryan Cranston to talk about his new film ‘The One and Only Ivan.’ Cranston talks about how refreshing it is to participate in a “family film” that anyone from 6 to 96 can enjoy. Cranston also talks about his battle with COVID-19 when he and his wife tested positive in […]
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The Sunday Morning crew opens the show up by welcoming Jim Turano back to the studio for the first time since March. Plus, Dave Schwan delivers a Far Flung Forecast from Bethel, New York, the site of a historic music festival. Dr. Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, and he […]
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Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, he was 42. Today, on the 43rd anniversary of his death, Dean Richards remembers Elvis with media coverage from the day he died. Plus, Dean opens up the phone lines to ask listeners where they were when they heard the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll died.
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Dean and the Sunday morning crew open up the show remembering Wrigley Field’s first night game on August 8, 1988. Plus, Richard Nixon’s resignation on August 8, 1974. Plus, Dave “Team Hochberg” Schwan delivers a Far Flung Forecast from Omaha, Nebraska, birthplace of Leslie Lynch King Jr. in 1913. King Jr. would later change his […]
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Doctor Michael Roizen is the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Roizen joins Dean Richards to talk about the latest COVID numbers, answer listener questions, and discuss the gathering of crowds in Chicago and Sturgis. Dr. Roizen says we are seeing a surge in COVID cases, even during the summer, because we stopped […]
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Adele lost 98 pounds on a “sirtfood” diet. Dean Richards breaks down what exactly the diet entails and why he finds it “faddy.” Plus, Dean opens up the phone lines to hear the dieting routines and weight loss stories of the listeners. That and more on this week’s edition of “Food Time.”
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You know Miguel Cervantes as the lead in Hamilton on the Chicago and New York Broadway scenes. Cervantes joins Dean Richards to talk about what he’s been doing to stay busy during the pandemic. Plus, Cervantes talks about a few of the changes that he and his wife Kelly are helping to bring to Rush […]
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In his latest A-List Interview, Dean Richards talks with Seth Rogen about his new film, ‘An American Pickle.’ Rogen discusses why the storyline is so relatable and why he chose to take on his role in the film.
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Russian Tea Time is reopening in downtown Chicago after being closed for over a year due to renovating and the coronavirus. Enesh Mantyyeva joins the Food Time segment to discuss the items on the menu, the Eastern Europe cuisine, and the authentic Russian atmosphere that customers will experience.
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Dr. Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, and he joins Dean to talk about the latest COVID news including why baseball is the “canary in a coal mine” when it comes to professional sports. Dr. Most also answers listener questions.
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Donnie Wahlberg, founding member of boy band New Kids on the Block, opened a new Wahlburgers location in St. Charles, Illinois. The gourmet burger joint is owned by brothers Donnie, Mark and Paul Wahlberg. Dean Richards spoke with Donnie on the site of the new location that opened last week. Plus, Dean opens up the […]
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