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Saturday Night Special | Conservation in Chicago: 6/8/19

Amy Guth is continuing her month long conversation about environmental issues. This episode focuses on people doing conservation efforts in Chicago. Guest co-host Robb Q. Telfer (@RobbieQT) – Morton Arboretum Stephanie Beilke- Conservation Science Audubon Great Lakes Lauren Umek- Chicago Park District Listen to the podcast here:


It’s National Aquarium and Zoo Month! 06.01.19

In celebration of National Aquarium and Zoo Month, Amy Guth talks with Dave Bernier, General Curator at Lincoln Park Zoo on his work on behalf of endangered and threatened animal populations, with Sally Compton, the Communications and Marketing Manager at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon about conversation efforts at her organization, and with Romney Cirillo of Something Fishy about his work helping children through M.A.T. – Mobile Aquatic Therapy, which is a state-of-the-art...


A Memorial Day Special with Amy Guth, Mark Doyle & Branden Marty | 05.27.19

“WGN Radio Honors – Memorial Day Stories”, our Memorial Day special, Amy welcomes co-hosts Mark Doyle of Rags of Honor and Branden Marty of Veteran Roasters to discuss stories that uncover the meaning of Memorial Day. The conversation starts with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth who explains the solemnity of Memorial Day and its difference from Veterans Day, and recent federal legislation advocating for the military and their families. Next Paul Grasmehr from Pritzker Military Museum and...


Saturday Night Special With Amy Guth: Startups With Social Impact | 05.25.19

On this episode of Sturday Night Special with Amy Guth: Amy welcomes Joanne Rodriguez, Founder & CEO of Mycocycle, a ecologically viable and sustainable process to divert asphalt-based materials from landfill with the goal of developing new products. Then, Sonny Tai. Founder of Aegis Systems joins Amy in studio to discuss how the startup company specializes in automatically detecting firearms by providing early warning notifications to improve law enforcement response. Later, Letitia...


Morehouse College 2019 Graduate and Chicagoan Trayvon Truss on Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s announcement

Trayvon Truss graduated from the Morehouse College Class of 2019, which was promised student loan debt forgiveness by billionaire Robert F. Smith. Trayvon shares the feeling with John about the matter-of-fact quality of Smith’s announcement.


Approach To Living Your Best Life | 05.18.19

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! On this episode of Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth, Amy talks about the importance of mind and body positivity, and how social media plays a role in the way we perceive ourselves in today’s society. Then, Roberta Jenero, (RDN), joins in studio to talk about balancing your diet and feeling your best before you try to lose weight. Listen to the podcast here:


Saturday Night Special : Gambling & Legalized Sports Betting.

On this episode of The Saturday Night Special, Amy talks gambling & legalized sports betting. She talks with history professor @Kaufmak, Indiana State Representative @terrijaustin, sports journalist @adamcandee and founder of @ViceLotteries, Matthew Curtis, who’s trying to change the game. Listen to the podcast here: Follow Amy on Twitter!


Saturday Night Special | 04.27.19 | Stress, Cops, and Deep Breaths

Tonight on Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth: According to a recent gallop poll reported in the New York Times, Americans are among the most stressed in the world, but why? Special gust co-host and Founder of Cop to Yoga Peace Force Tiffany Seybert joins Amy in the studio as they discuss her work and impact on mental health. Cop to Yoga is yoga program especially made for local law enforcement. Cop To Yoga Peace Force joins volunteer yoga teachers with […]


Saturday Night Special |Independent Films| 04.20.19

On this episode of The Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth welcomes guest co-host Rocco Cataldo, Founder and Principal at Potenza Productions in studio to talk about independent films, branding and how social media blends in with todays distribution of films. Also, Amy welcomes Avril Speaks, writer, director and film producer to talk about the process of creating a film. Listen to the full podcast here: Follow Amy Guth on Twitter!


Kon Mari with Patty Morrissey

Amy Guth talks to Kon Mari consultant Patty Morrissey about how to acquire the skill of tidying. According to Patty, Kon Mari is not only a journey to self-discovery but (much like a marathon run) is more about the process than about the finish line. Kon Mari focuses on identifying those material objects that bring you joy and letting go of those that you don’t need any longer. Never heard of Kon Mari? Check out Kon Mari and Patty Morrissey […]


Saturday Night Special | Your stuff, clutter, and Kon Mari

Tonight on the Saturday Night Special: Amy is helping you get organized as she kicks off the show giving the top things lost inside the home. Think you can guess what’s #1? Sometimes staying organized can be tough. We get attached to things for various reasons, but did you know there are professional organizers to help? Amy welcomes Professional Organizer Erin Kelly as she gives inside information what contributes to cluttered spaces and the best ways to handle them. Erin […]


Saturday Night Special | Books to read in 2019

Tonight on the Saturday Night Special: Amy is back again with her annual book show and this year it’s three more amazing authors with books you cannot miss. Author and film critic Elizabeth Weitzman highlights 50 women who have had an incredible impact on media in “Renegade Women in Film and TV“. From early trailblazers like Hedy Lamarr and Hattie McDaniel to current stars like Amy Poehler and Jessica Williams, Weitzman charts their stories and shows how important women have […]


Rich Lenkov weighs in on emergency declaration lawsuit, the Jussie Smollett case, and R. Kelly

Rich Leknov, resident legal expert and co-host of the WGN Radio podcast Legal Face Off, joins the Bill and Wendy show to discuss the latest developments in the Jussie Smollett case, the National Emergency lawsuit, the R. Kelly case, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.


Saturday Night Special 2/9/19 | Whisk(e)y

Tonight on the Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth takes a deep dive into one of the most beloved beverages on Earth: whiskey. Whether you spell it with an “e” or without it, whiskey is a storied spirit steeped in so much tradition and history that we just had to talk about it. Author and bourbon expert Fred Minnick joins us from Kentucky to take us through the history of America’s finest export and shares his tips on what to look […]


Wintrust Business Lunch | Amy Guth | 1/19/19

Join Amy today for a packed Wintrust Business Lunch on the latest news and headlines. First, Amy speaks with Tim Higgins, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering tech and autos, to discuss the hype and concerns for driverless car technology. Then, she speaks with Lauren Zumbach, a business reporter for the Chicago Tribune, for an update on the status of suffering retail ex-giant, Sears. Finally, she checks in with Jane Margolies, a contributing editor at Landscape Architecture...


Saturday Night Special w/ Amy Guth | Conversations of 2018

Tonight on the Saturday Nigh Special, host Amy Guth takes a look back at some of her most compelling conversations of 2018. From her mixtape show, we hear Robert K Elder the author of The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir. You can here the full podcast here. Then we hear Rosalind Lannin, co-host of the Miss-Spoken live-lite series, on Amy’s annual books and literature show and this was also the last show Amy had from Tribune Tower. Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell & Anne...


Saturday Night Special w/ Hannah Stanley filling in for Amy Guth

Tonight on the Saturday Night Special, host Hannah Stanley stands in for Amy Guth, kicking off the show with the most considerate auto theft in news. Meanwhile, Metra trains are making changes and Poopsie the glitter-pooping unicorn is the next best gift this Christmas.


Saturday Night Special w/ Amy Guth | Classical Music in Chicago

Tonight on the Saturday Nigh Special, host Amy Guth explores the world of classical music in the modern era with musicians, composers and appreciators of the form. Kathryn Satoh and Elizabeth Newkirk of the chamber music duo Bow and Hammer join Amy in-studio to talk about the art and business of being classical music performers in Chicago. They discuss their mission of making classical music an enriching part of everyday life and thoughts on the Chicago classical scene. WGN Radio’s […]


Saturday Night Special | Food Justice

Tonight on the Saturday Night Special: Amy and special guest host Hannah Stanley talk about the multi-layered and complex issue of food justice. Together, they work through the intricacies of just what food justice is and what it means for the average consumer. Joining them are Jim Conwell, Senior Director ofMarketing and Communications at Greater Chicago Food Depository, celebrated chef Bruno Abate and Jose Oliva, Co-Director of the Food Chain Worker’s Alliance....


WGN Nightside w/ Amy Guth & Dometi Pongo | 9/13/2018 Full Show

On tonight’s edition of WGN Nightside, Amy Guth and Dometi Pongo talk about the many effects of natural disasters as we follow Hurricane Florence and the east coast; Producer CaSera aka DJ Ca$h Era talks about her DJ hustle and her accomplishments at this point in her career; and the current state of the news industry is discussed. Then, Amy and Dometi speak with Tiffany Seybert, founder of Cop To Yoga, to discuss the program and the inspiration behind it. Tiffany shares […]