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The Anna Davlantes Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

The Anna Davlantes Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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Chicago, IL

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News

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The Anna Davlantes Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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English


Episodes

Preservation Chicago’s Ward Miller: ‘The Thompson Center is a remarkable work of art and architecture and it should be looked at that way’

5/10/2021
Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, joins Anna to talk about the importance of preserving the Thompson Center and the tragic death of famed architect Helmut Jahn.

Duration:00:07:45

Cyber security expert Dr. Eric Cole on the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack: ‘We need to invest a lot of money in our cyber infrastructure because it’s outdated and vulnerable’

5/10/2021
Dr. Eric Cole, cyber security expert and author, joins Anna to talk about the cyber attack on a major U.S. pipeline over the weekend.

Duration:00:06:41

Ald. Brendan Reilly: ‘I think we are going to turn the corner here this summer and hopefully we’ll have large special events and festivals back in full swing’

5/10/2021
42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly joins Anna to talk about how some industries are having to deal with a labor shortage, an ordinance he introduced to the Chicago City Council that will require the city to publish monthly corporate fund revenue reports, how businesses are handling the city loosening up COVID-19 restrictions, and the email hack that […]

Duration:00:09:57

Restaurateur and ‘Check, Please!’ host Alpana Singh explains why there is a worker shortage in the restaurant industry

5/10/2021
Alpana Singh, master sommelier, restaurateur, and host of “Check, Please!,” joins Anna to talk about how many in the hospitality industry are dealing with a labor shortage just as COVID restrictions are being eased.

Duration:00:06:39

David Hochberg: Why it’s so important to improve your credit score

5/10/2021
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Anna to talk about what you can do to raise your credit score and how a better credit score can save you money. David hosts “Home Sweet Home Chicago” on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm on WGN Radio. You can call him at 855-56-David, or check out the […]

Duration:00:19:02

CNBC reporter Megan Graham: How advertising campaigns are addressing a return to normalcy post-COVID-19

5/7/2021
Megan Graham, advertising and marketing reporter for CNBC, joins Anna to talk about some of the ads and commercials that are highlighting what life will be like in a post-pandemic world.

Duration:00:13:03

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: ‘From real life experience, it’s looking like the vaccines even prevent asymptomatic infection’

5/6/2021
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the latest news surrounding the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents, how well the vaccines have been at preventing serious illness and death, the continued struggle dealing with vaccine hesitancy, and if giving two doses of different COVID-19 vaccines could boost […]

Duration:00:12:52

State Rep. Sosnowski is calling for the immediate reopening of state unemployment offices

5/6/2021
Illinois State Representative Joe Sosnowski joins Anna to talk about why he’s calling on IDES to reopen their offices as people are still struggling to get answers about unemployment benefits.

Duration:00:13:04

Live music makes a triumphant return to Ravinia this July

5/6/2021
Jeffrey P. Haydon, Ravinia‘s President and CEO, joins Anna to talk about Ravinia Festival’s 2021 season, the process of booking the artists this season, and how they are making sure patrons are comfortable attending live events. Check out the full schedule here. Anna also chats with the great Chicago Tribune theater critic and author Chris Jones about why Chicago’s cultural […]

Duration:00:10:55

Ald. Ray Lopez: ‘Gangs and criminals are emboldened in this city while parents are asleep at the switch’

5/6/2021
15th Ward Alderman Ray Lopez joins Anna to talk about what the city needs to do to prepare for the threat of violence this summer, the ongoing issues with gangs in Chicago, the amount of illegal guns found in the city, and what changes to policing we will see in the coming months.

Duration:00:13:45

Energy analyst Phil Flynn: ‘We are facing the summer of pain for gasoline prices’

5/5/2021
Phil Flynn, energy market analyst, PRICE Futures Group, joins Anna to tell us why gas prices and the prices of many other goods are going up.

Duration:00:07:51

Dr. Michael Bauer on the FDA getting ready to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents: ‘This is going to really go a long way to getting our kids back in school this fall in a very safe manner’

5/5/2021
Dr. Michael Bauer, medical director at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to discuss Chicago announcing more reopening events, the latest news about the F.D.A. getting set to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents by early next week and what that means for kids going to summer camp and to full in-person school in the […]

Duration:00:11:33

Pizza expert Steve Dolinsky explains why Illinois was voted the 4th best ‘pizza state’ in America

5/5/2021
Steve Dolinsky, food reporter, author and 13-time James Beard Award winner, joins Anna to explain why Illinois was voted as the 4th best ‘pizza state’ behind New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Duration:00:13:18

Here’s how to find out if you are owed money due to overpayment of property taxes

5/4/2021
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins Anna to tell us about what you can do if you think you are owed money due to an overpayment of property taxes.

Duration:00:15:59

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: ‘I don’t want anyone to lose sleep about some variant you might have read about coming out of India’

5/4/2021
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about Mayor Lightfoot saying she wants Chicago to be fully opened by July 4th, the likelihood of the U.S. reaching herd immunity, what we know about the new COVID variants in India, when we will see adolescents authorized to be […]

Duration:00:11:08

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: ‘The outlook is for an above normal summer in terms of temperature’

5/4/2021
The great WGN-TV Meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Anna to talk about the beautiful weekend in Chicago, the news that Chicago is scheduled to fully reopen by July 4th, the severe weather that moved through downstate last night, the cool weather pattern that we are in right now, how many 90 degree days we typically see in May, and the […]

Duration:00:14:52

Cook County Treasure Maria Pappas: Property taxes are due today. What you need to know

5/3/2021
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins Anna to talk about Cook County property taxes being due, how many people have yet to pay their taxes and the toll the pandemic has taken on small business and commercial real estate.

Duration:00:12:47

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas on the resignation announcement of current CEO Janice Jackson: ‘She deserves everybody’s thanks, she is an outstanding educator and we will be hearing from her again’

5/3/2021
Former mayoral candidate and CPS CEO Paul Vallas joins Anna to talk about CPS CEO Janice Jackson announcing her resignation today, her likely successor and what it means for CPS moving forward.

Duration:00:09:45

David Hochberg: The best way to deal with debt collectors

5/3/2021
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Anna to talk about what you need to know about dealing with debt collectors and why a wave of foreclosures are coming. David hosts “Home Sweet Home Chicago” on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm on WGN Radio. You can call him at 855-56-David, or check out the Team […]

Duration:00:20:03

Former Rep. Luis Gutierrez dismisses rumors that he’s going to run for public office again: ‘Absolutely not. I’m delighted to play the role of elder statesman’

4/30/2021
Former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez joins Anna to talk about becoming more involved in Chicago politics after spending the last couple of years in Puerto Rico.

Duration:00:09:17