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The two-hour show will revolve like a Lazy Susan around the things Dave has turned us all on to: roots music, tunes off the beaten path, supper club sounds, backroads travel, tiki culture, world music, old diners, rhythm and blues and Merle Haggard. Expect lots of guests and in-studio artists from all parts of Chicago.

The two-hour show will revolve like a Lazy Susan around the things Dave has turned us all on to: roots music, tunes off the beaten path, supper club sounds, backroads travel, tiki culture, world music, old diners, rhythm and blues and Merle Haggard. Expect lots of guests and in-studio artists from all parts of Chicago.
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Chicago, IL

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The two-hour show will revolve like a Lazy Susan around the things Dave has turned us all on to: roots music, tunes off the beaten path, supper club sounds, backroads travel, tiki culture, world music, old diners, rhythm and blues and Merle Haggard. Expect lots of guests and in-studio artists from all parts of Chicago.

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English


Episodes

Farm Crisis with Fahy of Farm Aid

9/10/2019
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Farmers today are being paid 50 percent less than in recent years, but why? Host Dave Hoekstra dives into the conversation with Farm Aid’s communications director Jennifer Fahy as they kick off the show breaking down the current farmer’s crisis and what Farm Aid is doing to lend a helping hand. Be sure to attend the Farm Aid concert coming up Sept. 21 at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin. Want to know more about Farm Aid and where to […]

Duration:00:23:29

Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra | Solving the farming crisis

9/10/2019
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Farmers today are being paid 50 percent less than in recent years, but why? Host Dave Hoekstra dives into the conversation with Farm Aid’s communications director Jennifer Fahy as they kick off the show breaking down the current farmer’s crisis and what Farm Aid is doing to lend a helping hand. Plus, local farmer Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm and Beloit farmer and Bushel n’ Peck owner Jackie Gennett joins the conversation with Dave in the Skyline Studio. Be sure […]

Duration:00:38:09

Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra|08.31.19 | A quick show with The Gold Pan

9/4/2019
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Tonight on Nocturnal Journal with host Dave Hoekstra: It’s a quick show as Devin Moroney and Matt Sands, owner of The new Gold Pan record store and recording studio in rural Hillsboro, joins the conversation over the phone to discuss the store and the third owner Brian Lee record in a band called The Young Eyes. Check out the video here: The Young Eyes – Waterfalls Keep the conversation with Dave Hoekstra on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:14:02

Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra | Did the Beatles go to Margie’s and more

8/26/2019
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This week on Nocturnal Journal with host Dave Hoekstra he kicks off the show with a panel discussion. For years Margie’s has claimed the Beatles went there in 1965 when they played Old Comiskey Park. They even have a Margie’s shrine in the store, but Beatles historian/author Chuck Gunderson says this is not the case. Listen to Chuck Gunderson, Margie’s son Peter Poulos, former publicist Sherman Wolf’s son Stuart Wolf and long time Beatles/BeatlesFest writer John Grochowski as they get […]

Duration:00:41:14

Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra | 08.10.19 | Elizabeth Kizito and her Louisville merch, The Polkaholics perform LIVE

8/11/2019
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Tonight on Nocturnal Journal: Known as “The Cookie Lady,” African immigrant from Louisville Elizabeth Kizito and her husband Todd Bartlett joins the conversation over the phone as they tell us all about how Elizabeth went from selling cookies, bats and other Louisville merchandise to owning her own store. “In the beginning I started making cookies for myself so that I can eat them all,” jokes Elizabeth. Read up more on Elizabeth and her store Kizito on their website kizito.com. Plus, […]

Duration:00:35:23

The “Dave Hoekstra Polka” LIVE in the Allstate Skyline Studio

8/11/2019
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WGN favorites The Polkaholics perform LIVE in the Allstate Skyline Studio but a twist as they start the show with their own Dave Hoekstra theme song. The polka band includes guitarist Don Hedecker, Bass Chris “Blitz” Linser, and Chris Russell on the drums. Listen in as they talk about how they got started, polka legend Jimmy Sturr and more. “There used to be polka bars all over the place,” says Lead Guitarist Don. “That’s why we’re here!” You can check […]

Duration:00:24:49

Louisville Cookie Lady joins the conversation with Dave Hoekstra | 08.10.19

8/10/2019
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Known as “The Cookie Lady,” African immigrant from Louisville Elizabeth Kizito and her husband Todd Bartlett joins the conversation over the phone as they tell us all about how Elizabeth went from selling cookies, bats and other Louisville merchandise to owning her own store. “”In the beginning I started making cookies for myself so that I can eat them all,” jokes Elizabeth.”says Elizabeth. Read up more on Elizabeth and her store Kizito on here and their website kizito.com. Keep the […]

Duration:00:09:09

Ben Ezra performs live in the Allstate Skyline Studios

8/4/2019
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Chicago illustrator and musician Ben Ezra is well known for his artwork throughout Chicago namely for Dark Matter Coffee, . Plus, he treats us to a live performance in the Allstate Skyline Studio. Listen below: For more information on Ben Ezra visit ezrastreetlevel.com. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:39:15

A tribute to Green City Market

7/21/2019
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Melissa Flynn, Executive Director of the Green City Market, Nick Nichols, farmer from Marango, IL, Jackie Gennett, farmer and co-owner of Bushel & Peck in Beloit and chef Cedric Harden of Rover Roast joins the conversation in the Allstate Skyline Studio to pay tribute to the Green City Market. Green City Market is a leading organization locally and nationally fighting for the survival of small family farmers who grow clean, healthy food. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! […]

Duration:00:28:57

Bernie’s Book Bank’s Director of Volunteer Services stresses the importance of a physical book

7/21/2019
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Casey Barbknecht, Director of Volunteer Services at Bernie’s Book Bank, joins the conversation as she emphasizes the importance of physical book when teaching children to read and more. Bernie’s Book Bank is the leading provider of quality books for at-risk Chicagoland children. For more information on Bernie’s Book Bank visit BerniesBookBank.org. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:14:56

Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra | 07.20.19 | Canned Heat, Bernie’s Book Bank, and a tribute to Green City Market

7/21/2019
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Tonight on Nocturnal Journal: Rock band Canned Heat prepares for their upcoming performance this Sunday, July 21 at the Heroes of Woodstock show at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. In lieu of their performance, Host Dave Hoekstra talks to Canned Heat Drummer Fito de la Parra about what ongoers should expect. According to Fito, there will be a healthy mix of Canned Heat hits and songs less known, but “just as good.” Plus, Fito mentions his new movie and book, […]

Duration:01:02:09

Rock band Canned Heat prepares for their upcoming performance and more

7/21/2019
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Rock band Canned Heat prepares for their upcoming performance this Sunday, July 21 at the Heroes of Woodstock show at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. In lieu of their performance, Host Dave Hoekstra talks to Canned Heat Drummer Fito de la Parra about what ongoers should expect. According to Fito, there will be a healthy mix of Canned Heat hits and songs less known, but “just as good.” Plus, Fito mentions his new movie and book, answers questions about what […]

Duration:00:18:15

Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra Full Show 07/13/19

7/15/2019
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Tonight on Nocturnal Journal: Son of legendary Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis III joins the conversation with WGN Radio host and Chicago Tribune columnist Dave Hoekstra joins the conversation over the phone as he gives more details on the tour of his father’s Mississippi house, Dave talks his experience on the tour and what’s next for his father after his most recent stroke. “I just think it’s really cool… it’s an ever changing […]

Duration:01:02:47

Milwaukee songwriter John Sieger joins the conversation in the studio

7/15/2019
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Plus, Milwaukee songwriter John Sieger joins the conversation in the studio with this band Semi-Twang as he talks about his latest release “Kenosha” and performs for us LIVE. Be sure to see John perform live opening for Steve Forbert this Sunday at City Winery. “Production I’ve learned less is more,” says Sieger as he talked about the production of “Kenosha.” You can find more on iTunes or SemiTwang.com Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:16:53

Owner and producer of Chicago’s Earwig Records, Michael Frank reminisces about “Bea & Baby Records”

7/13/2019
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Owner and producer of Chicago’s Earwig Records Michael Frank joins Dave Hoekstra to discuss the August re-issue of the 4-CD Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records featuring various local soul and R&B artists. For a copy of Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records go to Target, Ebay, and the Vinyl District, The last surviving member of Doo-Wop group Daylighter Tony Gideon joins Michael and Dave in conversation as they reminisce on Cadillac Baby Records and more. Keep the conversation going with Dave on...

Duration:00:28:05

Dave Hoekstra catches up with Jerry Lee Lewis III, son of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

7/13/2019
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Son of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis III joins Dave Hoekstra with details on the tour of his father’s Mississippi house Dave describes his experience on the tour and we learn what’s next for the music legend after his recent stroke. For more pictures and text on the Jerry Lee Lewis Ranch read Dave’s story here. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:17:48

A Panel of White Sox Vendors reminisce on their years of vending

7/8/2019
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Host Dave Hoekstra sits with a panel of White Sox vendors. Lloyd Rutzky, Doug North, Abe Rapuch and Robert “Chico” Chicoine join Dave in the Allstate Skyline Studio as they reveal their secrets to success and favorite memories inside White Sox Stadium. Photographer Lloyd Rutzky talks about his upcoming book White Sox Park’s Amazing Vendors. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:43:02

Paul Rock talks about the foundation, their fund raiser for singer-songwriter Syd Straw, and Center of Nowhere

7/8/2019
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Paul Rock of the Wild Honey Foundation joins the conversation with Dave Hoekstra as he talks about the foundation, their fund raiser for singer-songwriter Syd Straw, his experiences with his autistic son, solutions that help and the screening of Dave’s documentary “Center of Nowhere” July 27 in L.A. For more information on tickets for Center of Nowhere click here. Keep the conversation going with Dave on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:38:27

Dave Hoekstra talks r&b, blues and more with AJ Croce

7/7/2019
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Son of legendary singer Jim Croce joins the conversation with host Dave Hoekstra as AJ prepares for his upcoming appearance at City Winery July 11 for his newest album “Just Like Medicine.” Plus, AJ takes us down memory lane as he remembers his days under r&b pianist Floyd Dixon and more. Keep the conversation going with Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

Duration:00:20:50

Friday Night Special with Dave Hoekstra 07/05/19

7/5/2019
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On a special Friday edition of Nocturnal Journal: Host Dave Hoekstra sits down with Historian/Author Dominic A. Pacyga, rockability artist Ken Mottet, Steve Mendel and nephew of Wanda Kurek; Walter Kurek as they pay tribute to the proprietor of Stanley in the Back of the Yard neighborhood. The guys reminisce on their favorite memories of Wanda and Stanley’s. Wanda Kurek passed June 18 at the age of 95. Director of Consumer Launch for Reed Exhibitions Jon Fontane joins the conversation […]

Duration:01:27:35