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Matt Bubala from WGN Radio 720

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Ecology expert estimates Chernobyl may not be safe for a few hundred years, but wolves are still reintroducing themselves to specific areas

4/20/2019
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Mike Byrne, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri joins The Matt Bubala Show to re-touch base on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone where wolves were surprisingly surviving well. Byrne put GTS collars on the wolves within the zone and they discovered that radiation didn’t seem to impact population growth. Right now, Byrne says there is a low dose of radiation still in the area. Byrne estimates that the area won’t be safe to live in for a few hundred years. He […]

Duration:00:20:32

Matt Bubala Full Show: 4-20-19

4/20/2019
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Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover, The Matt Bubala Show is ready to start your weekend the right way….and one of us is wearing bunny ears. Producer Jess thinks the Easter Bunny came early for the guys this year. Matt keeps us laughing with stories from his childhood and listeners share their own. At 1:30, we chat with Mike Byrne, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri who is well known for his work in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Roger […]

Duration:02:55:42

Matt Bubala Full Show 4-14-19

4/13/2019
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It’s a jam packed weekend on The Matt Bubala Show! At 1: 30 a.m., Max Herrera, Director of Food and Beverage at the Ivy Hotel joins us to discuss a promotional offer for Star Wars fans this week. At 2 a.m., journalist and good friend of the show, Kim Bellware joins Matt and the gang to discuss all things Chicago news. We de-brief the past few weeks of headlines and listeners share their thoughts as well. Roger Badesch tells us […]

Duration:02:46:32

Chicago headline recap with journalist Kim Bellware

4/13/2019
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Freelance Journalist extraordinaire Kim Bellware joins The Matt Bubala Show in-studio once again to discuss all things Chicago. As a freelance writer, Bellware has experience covering a wide array of topics. This in-studio visit, she discusses topics like getting lost on Lower Wacker Drive with Google maps, the Jussie Smollett case, college networking and the admission scam, the Sleepy Hollow shooting, voter turn out, and health care coverage. Since Tax Day is this coming Monday, she also...

Duration:01:29:32

An “intergalactic new menu” is being offered to Star Wars fans for a limited time

4/13/2019
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Max Herrera, Director of Food and Beverage at the Ivy Hotel joins The Matt Bubala Show to talk about a special offer for Star Wars fans this week. In honor of Chicago being “the chosen one” in hosting the Star Wars Celebration, the Ivy Hotel has created a speciality drink menu. Herrera says that when creating the drinks, his focus was on taste and presentation. “Lastly, is the effectiveness of every single one. The Yoda, which is made from gin, mint […]

Duration:00:16:48

Oh, Ta Ta! Local journalist, business owner challenges social norms

4/6/2019
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Linze Rice, journalist and former DNAinfo Chicago writer joins The Matt Bubala Show in-studio to chat about her latest business adventures. After DNAinfo shut down, she started her own company, Pink House Media. Rice said when staring her business, she wanted to incorporate what she loved about journalism like “writing things that had a purpose and benefit. I wanted to work with clients that were actually doing good work that I could stand behind.” Rice discusses the details behind her...

Duration:00:29:14

Olympic sports reporter discusses updates on 2024 Paris games

4/6/2019
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KSL TV anchor Andrew Wittenberg joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss new developments in the next Olympic Games. Next on the lineup is the Summer games of 2020 in Tokyo. Wittenberg says we are in a run of Asian games, since 2022 is set for China. While preparations are in place for the next few years, The International Olympic Committee are exploring some new options for the summer Paris games of 2024. Wittenberg says “some of those programs are on […]

Duration:00:26:10

Matt Bubala Full Show 4-6-19

4/6/2019
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Matt and Jess are so excited that Roger is back!!! Although he is still on the mend, we celebrate with pizza! At 1:30 a.m., we chat with Linze Rice, a journalist and writer who recently brought a new business called The Ta Ta Top. We find out what the business is all about and recap some Tribune Tower history. Good friend of the show, KSL TV’s Andrew Wittenberg joins us at 2 a.m. to talk about the new possibilities for Olympic […]

Duration:02:41:32

Matt Bubala Full Show 3-30-19

3/30/2019
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This weekend, Roger takes some time off to recover from being sick. But…he just can’t stay away and decides to prank call Matt! Pam Jones fills in for Roger and we talk Game of Thrones, getting lost on Lower Wacker Drive and car maintenance tips. Matt tries to figure out the lives of people in the apartment building across the street. We discuss stories of airline flights and strange experiences with passengers. Matt complains about Orange Vanilla Coke and Dumbo. Throughout […]

Duration:02:58:01

Chicago could see the Northern Lights this weekend

3/23/2019
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Senior writer for space.com, Mike Wall joins the Matt Bubala Show to discuss if seeing the Northern Lights will be visible in Chicago this weekend. Wall says the solar storm a few days ago “blasted out a bunch of material” that could give the sky an appearance of having a “glaring or super charged glow.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases weather maps to track this information that gives a real-time forecast predictions. Wall says he says the […]

Duration:00:17:09

All about the fans: New Cubs musical premieres in May

3/23/2019
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Cubs’ fans can relive the 2016 World Series on May 17 when a new musical hits town at the Royal George Theatre, Miracle. Producer Billy Marovitz joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss how and why this man of all trades sparked an interest in theatre. Miracle revolves around a middle-class family living and working in Chicago. Marovitz says the musical is about a family of generational Cubs fans that own a bar in Wrigleyville. Each family member has their own personal […]

Duration:00:12:19

Matt Bubala Full Show 3-23-19

3/23/2019
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This weekend, Roger and Matt both have big weekends! Roger goes to a gymnastics meet for his grand daughters and Matt’s triplets have been selected for their work in a science fair at Northern Illinois University. At 1:30 a.m., Matt chats with Billy Marovitz we learn about the new musical dedicated to the Chicago Cubs. Roger tries Swedish Fish for the first time, courtesy of Matt’s mom. We talk college decisions…and college scams. Senior writer for space.com Mike Wall joins the […]

Duration:02:39:29

Two mass shootings spark gun law debate in New Zealand

3/16/2019
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Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, appeared in court Saturday morning as the primary suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 49 people dead. Authorities have two other suspects custody. New Zealand police are considering this incident one of the worst right-winged terrorist attacks in years. Sociologist and New Zealand resident, Robert Bartholomew joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss gun laws. Australia implemented strict gun laws that banned...

Duration:00:34:08

Producer Michael Heidemann joins SXSW Music Festival

3/16/2019
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You may know him from the popular podcast Sound Sessions, but Producer Michael Heidemann is making a name for himself another way. Michael joins The Matt Bubala Show live from Austin, Texas as he shares his experiences as a speaker and mentor at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. This is Michael’s sixth year attending the festival. South By Southwest began in 1987 when two men decided they wanted to create a music festival. This event highlights media, film, music festivals and […]

Duration:00:14:41

Matt Bubala Full Show: 3-16-19

3/16/2019
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On this St. Patrick’s Day weekend edition, Matt and the crew decide that their good luck charms were not exactly lucky. WGN Radio Producer Michael Heidemann joins the show at 1:30 a.m. to talk about his adventures in Texas this week. Throughout the show, we discuss the recent college admission scheme and listeners share their thoughts on the issue. At 3:30 a.m., sociologist Robert Bartholomew joins us live from New Zealand to discuss the recent mosque shooting. Pilots were alarmed […]

Duration:02:40:54

Historic test flight for Space X Crew Dragon

3/9/2019
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Good friend of the Matt Bubala Show, Chris Gebhardt from nasaspaceflight.com joins us to talk about the Dragon, the new ship that could get astronauts back to the International Space Station. SpaceX returned its Crew Dragon capsule on Friday, completing the Demo-1 mission for NASA. “It’s not just for our own astronauts from NASA, but it’s also going to carry up crew members from Canada, Europe, Japan and even Russia. It’s a huge step forward for NASA for the International Space Program. […]

Duration:00:18:52

Vernon Hills native shares what life is like living in Malaysia

3/9/2019
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Fulbright Scholar and recent U of I grad, Rachel Jacoby joins The Matt Bubala Show to talk about what life is like in Malaysia. Jacoby is currently teaching English and serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. as part of the Teaching Assistant Program. Tune in to hear a cultural perspective of things Jacoby misses about Chicago and the eye opening experiences she has had so far. To stay up to date with her adventures, check out her blog […]

Duration:00:18:27

It’s been 5 years since the MH370 crash. Could it happen again?

3/9/2019
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Aviation analyst expert, David Soucie joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss the five year anniversary of the MH370 crash. His book, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why It Disappeared? and Why It?s Only a Matter of Time Before This Happens Again can be purchased here. Soucie discusses new technology and why he thinks that an event like this can happen again. “There’s no regulatory body in the international aviation committee that is going to say you have to do this.” Soucie […]

Duration:00:24:48

Matt Bubala Full Show 3-9-2019

3/9/2019
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Matt talks about what to give up for Lent…and the one thing Matt’s son is giving up that is making his dieting trial difficult. Roger and Matt make a bet on when the last snowfall will be before spring finally emerges. Listeners share their thoughts and some think we will have snow for the Cubs’ Opening Day. The Matt Bubala Show chats with David Soucie at 1:30 a.m. to chat about the five year anniversary of the MH370 crash. Throughout […]

Duration:02:39:45

Nine Chicago landmarks are at risk

3/2/2019
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Ward Miller, Executive Director of Preservation Chicago joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss buildings in Chicago that have urgent needs. Two on his list are the State of Illinois building in the Loop and 19 to-be consolidated Roman Catholic churches. Not all of the properties in the city are landmark properties, Ward says. The one exception on their list is Laramie State Bank. Located in the Austin neighborhood, this building is a designed landmark that has fallen into foreclosure. […]

Duration:00:22:24