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The Dean Richards Entertainment Podcast from 720 WGN

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Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning FoodTime (08.18.19)

8/18/2019
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FoodTime goes gelato in light of the Gelato Festival coming to Chicago this weekend. Dean is joined in studio by Phil Greenberg and Camille Hawley of the festival. They talk about everything from the ins and outs of the event to what it is that makes gelato such a special treat.

Duration:00:14:07

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | August 18th, 2019 | Jennifer Hudson, Betty Mohr, “Blinded by the Light,” and Gelato Experts

8/18/2019
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Dean’s covering it all on this edition of Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning! First, Dean talks with actress Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia at their ninth annual ‘Hatch Day’ event. The event commemorates Jennifer’s nephew Julian King who was shot and killed almost 11 years ago. (12:53) Then, Betty Mohr, theater and opera critic for Le Bon Travel & Culture, joins Dean to talk about the latest in the Chicago theater and opera scene. (20:51) Next, Dean talks with the […]

Duration:01:04:41

Dean Talks with the Writer, Director, and Actors of New Film, “Blinded by the Light”

8/18/2019
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Based on a true story, “Blinded by the Light” tells the story of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, who is inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s music. “After the film he [Bruce Springsteen] gave me a give hug and a kiss and said ‘Thank you for looking after me,’” said Director Gurinder Chadha. Listen to Dean interview Chadha along with author Sarfraz Manzoor actors Viveik Kalra and Aaron Phagura to hear why Dean rated this movie an A.

Duration:00:11:39

The Latest in Chicago Theater and Opera News with Critic Betty Mohr

8/18/2019
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Betty Mohr, theater and opera critic for Le Bon Travel & Culture, joins Dean to talk about the latest in the Chicago theater and opera scene.

Duration:00:12:33

How Jennifer Hudson and Her Sister Julia Have Been Giving Back to Their Community for Nine Years

8/18/2019
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Dean talks with actress Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia at their ninth annual ‘Hatch Day’ event. The event commemorates Jennifer’s nephew Julian King, who was shot and killed almost 11 years ago. Jennifer and Julia have also lost their mother and brother to gun violence. “Don’t wait until it happens to you,” Julia said in regards to gun violence. “We all need to come together like we’re here today to try to find a solution.”

Duration:00:07:57

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | August 11th, 2019 | Cast of “You Can’t Fake the Funk,” Hollywood and Violence, FoodTime

8/11/2019
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It’s a packed edition of Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning! First, a far flung forecast that takes us to Oconomowoc, WI where “The Wizard of OZ” was first premiered 80 years ago. (16:25) Then, Dean welcomes in members the Black Ensemble Theater’s “You Can’t Fake the Funk” to talk about the production and perform a tune from the show. (26:58) Following that, Dean talks about the role violence in Hollywood is playing in the recent mass shootings. (48:12) Last, FoodTime, Dean […]

Duration:01:21:03

Interview and Performance with Black Ensemble Theater’s “You Can’t Fake the Funk”

8/11/2019
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Dean sits down with members of the Black Ensemble Theater’s “You Can’t Fake the Funk” to talk about the importance of the show and the timeless music that can be heard throughout. The cast even showcases one of the show’s tunes in a funky performance. The show pays tribute to artists like Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, Rick James and more. “You Can’t Fake the Funk” runs through September 22nd, tickets are on sale […]

Duration:00:15:01

Janelle Monae tells Dean how she’s voting in the upcoming elections

8/4/2019
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Dean heads to Lollapalooza to chat with musician, performer, actor, and activist Janelle Monae. Monae talks about her art and how she makes sure it serves a purpose in the world. She also reveals how she’s voting in the upcoming elections and what she’s paying attention to when watching the debates.

Duration:00:07:09

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “I look over and my mom lost it. I mean she is crying, hard.”

8/4/2019
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‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ is currently the #1 movie in America. Dwayne Johnson tells Dean why this movie is especially meaningful to him and why it made his mom emotional. Johnson also pokes fun at fellow actor, Jason Statham and talks about their chemistry in the making of the movie.

Duration:00:06:41

Interview with James Earl Jones II of Broadway’s ‘Come from Away’

8/4/2019
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James Earl Jones II of the Broadway musical ‘Come from Away’ talks about the importance of the musical and how a small town in Canada played a huge role in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Jones also showcases his pipes as he performs “Is Anybody There?” from the musical ‘1776.’

Duration:00:22:41

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | August 4th, 2019 | James Earl Jones II of ‘Come from Away,’ Dwayne Johnson, Janelle Monae

8/4/2019
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Dean’s back from Hawaii! Join him as he sits down with triple threat actor James Earl Jones II (yes, related to THAT James Earl Jones). (33:19) Jones discusses the Broadway musical ‘Come from Away’ and showcases a tune . Then, Dean sits down with Dwayne Johnson to talk about his newest movie ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. (56:30) Finally, Dean heads to Lollapalooza to chat with musician, performer, actor, and activist Janelle Monae. (1:03:12) She talks about how […]

Duration:01:11:50

Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014

7/28/2019
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Steam Engineer, Ed Dickens, on the 133-foot-long Big Boy No. 4014 as part of Union Pacific’s tour to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Duration:00:08:49

Joe Pollina: Lawn Care & Landscaping

7/28/2019
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Joe Pollina, an expert on lawns and landscaping, joins Pete and Saudia in-studio, to answer listener’s questions.

Duration:00:30:01

Gina Marotta: Career Coach

7/28/2019
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Gina Marotta, career coach and spiritual guide, provides insights on how to traverse your career and life, to pursue your passion and happiness.

Duration:00:26:15

Amy Tara Koch: Travel Expert

7/28/2019
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Travel expert, Amy Tara Koch, stops in to discuss her traveling highlights and her latest article, NAPA WITH THE FAMILY (GREAT WINE, MINIMAL WHINE).

Duration:00:17:33

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | Fill-In Hosts: Pete McMurray & Saudia Davis | July 28, 2019

7/28/2019
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Join Pete McMurray and Saudia Davis this week, as they fill in for Dean Richards. They starts things off with Steam Engineer, Ed Dickens, discussing the 33-foot-long Big Boy No. 4014 as part of Union Pacific’s tour to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Then, Joe Pollina, an expert on lawns and landscaping, joins Pete and Saudia, to answer listener’s questions. Gina Marotta, career coach and spiritual guide, provides insights on how to traverse your...

Duration:01:36:32

Andy Murray: Brother of Bill Murray

7/21/2019
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Dean speaks with Andy Murray, brother of comedian Bill Murray, on the Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant, located in Rosemont, Illinois.

Duration:00:08:16

Frank Ferrante: Cirque, Comedy, Cabaret, & Dinner

7/21/2019
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Frank Ferrante, actor and host of Teatro ZinZanni, joins Dean in-studio, to discuss his whirlwind performance of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast.

Duration:00:15:58

Apollo 11 Mission: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

7/21/2019
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On its 50th anniversary, Dean takes a walk down memory lane, as he explores the Apollo 11 mission and its monumental impact on the world.

Duration:00:20:41

Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning | July 21, 2019 | Caddyshack, Apollo 11, Teatro ZinZanni

7/21/2019
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Dean opens the show with a walk down memory lane, as he explores the Apollo 11 mission and its monumental impact on the world. Then he chats with Mitchell Schnipper, Executive Editor for the Pitchfork Musical Festival on this season’s lineup. Frank Ferrante, actor and host of Teatro ZinZanni, joins Dean in-studio, to discuss his whirlwind performance of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Finally, Dean speaks with Andy Murray, brother of comedian Bill...

Duration:00:54:19