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A lifelong Chicagoan, Roe has been one of the city’s top rated radio personalities for the last two decades. For the last decade, Roe has been recognized annually in Talkers Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America” and has received the prestigious Radio and Records Industry Achievement Award for Best Local Talk Host in America.

A lifelong Chicagoan, Roe has been one of the city’s top rated radio personalities for the last two decades. For the last decade, Roe has been recognized annually in Talkers Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America” and has received the prestigious Radio and Records Industry Achievement Award for Best Local Talk Host in America.

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Chicago, IL

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A lifelong Chicagoan, Roe has been one of the city’s top rated radio personalities for the last two decades. For the last decade, Roe has been recognized annually in Talkers Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America” and has received the prestigious Radio and Records Industry Achievement Award for Best Local Talk Host in America.

Twitter:

@RoeConn

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English


Episodes

The Top 5 Stories You Need To Know (02/24/2020): Is the coronavirus “Disease X”? Harvey Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno speaks to Roe following her client’s conviction, Rahm Emanuel says a Bernie Sanders primary victory is risky, Michael Jordan deliver

2/24/2020
The Top Five Stories You Need To Know February 24th, 2020: Kevin Olival, PhD and President for Research EcoHealth Alliance joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss the spread of the deadly coronavirus, and if this may be the theoretical “Disease X”. Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno also joins the show to discuss what next for her client following the conviction on 2 counts of sexual assault. Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a primary victory for Bernie Sanders put the […]

Duration:00:34:09

Former Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey on the Cook County State’s Attorney race: “The trend is behind Bill Conway…time is not Kim Foxx’s friend right now.”

2/24/2020
Former Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss how the longevity of the Jussie Smollett saga is having an effect on the Cook County State’s Attorney race that’s weeks away. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:18:50

The Dow drops 1,000 points as coronavirus fears escalate. Should you continue to invest in your 401(k)?

2/24/2020
Craig Bolanos, CEO & Founding Partner of Wealth Management Group in Inverness and Downers Grove joins The Roe Conn Show to explain why the global spread of the coronavirus is having a negative effect on the stock market. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:11:10

Richard Roeper reviews Harrison Ford’s latest film…Call of the Wild.

2/20/2020
Richard Roeper, columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times, joins The Roe Conn Show to review this week’s film releases: “Call of the Wild”- starring Harrison Ford in the latest adaptation of the classic Jack London adventure story. “Hunters”- Al Pacino’s first episodic series on Amazon Prime about a group Jewish Nazi hunters in the 1970s. “D. Wade: Life Unexpected”- An ESPN documentary on the life of Chicago’s own Dwayne Wade and his rise to NBA stardom. Follow your […]

Duration:00:26:23

The Top Five@5 (02/20/2020): Is having a mini-horse on a flight going too far? Bon Jovi releases a new single, a woman call 911 becuase her parents shut of her cell service, and Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling dies at 78

2/20/2020
The Top Five@5 for Thursday, February 20th, 2020: Norwegian synthpop group A-Ha’s Take On Me has joined YouTube’s billion views club. 80’s rock super group Bon Jovi released their new single Limitless ahead of their North America tour. An Ohio woman is facing felony charges after repeatedly calling 9-1-1 because her parents shut off her cell service, and the founder and president for Hair Club for Men, Sy Sperling has died at 78. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters […]

Duration:00:19:14

19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea tells you how you can register for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge!

2/20/2020
19th Ward Alderman and President of Special Olympics Chicago, Matt O’Shea joins The Roe Conn Show to talk about the Annual Chicago Polar Plunge with special guest Al Roker March 1st. Alderman O’Shea also discusses how you can be a part of the 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast in support of Get Behind the Vest, Feb. 3rd. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow...

Duration:00:17:49

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy joins The Roe Conn Show!

2/20/2020
After the Blackhawks came up short against the Rangers (6-3) defenseman Connor Murphy joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss their plans to pick up the pace against the Predators. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:06:04

Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Jim Adams explains why the flu is above and beyond more dangerous than the coronavirus

2/20/2020
Chief Medical Officer and SVP of Northwestern Medicine, Dr. Jim Adams joins Roe Conn to discuss the differences between the current coronavirus outbreak and this year’s flu season. — “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health tips, research and more.” — Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow...

Duration:00:06:25

Roe Conn Full Show (02/19/2020): Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discusses the challenges of bail reform, ABC7’s Chuck Goudie describes his plane ride with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Harrison Ford joins the show, and more…

2/19/2020
Roe Conn full show for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020: Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:01:51:53

Harrison Ford talks about working with a CGI dog & his roots on Chicago radio

2/19/2020
Legendary actor Harrison Ford joins The Roe Conn Show to speak to our own Richard Roeper about his latest film Call of the Wild, the latest screen adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 adventure novel. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:09:59

The Top Five@5 (02/19/2020): Rod Blagojevich calls himself a “freed political prisoner”, Interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck addresses rising CTA violence, Justin Bieber says he can win a fight with Tom Cruise, and more…

2/19/2020
The Top Five@5 for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich held a press conference from his home in Ravenswood, and thanked President Trump for commuting his 14 year sentence. Interim CPD Superintendent Charlie Beck tells WGN Radio’s Bob Sirott, his plans to combat rising violence on the CTA, and more! Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow...

Duration:00:16:35

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on repeat gun offenders: “Home ankle monitors were just for overcrowding and low-level offenders. It wasn’t meant for gun offenders.”

2/19/2020
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss why the home ankle monitoring program, which is used to prevent prison overcrowding is inadvertently contributing to the increased gun violence in the city. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:17:47

Alderman Brendan Reilly on new rideshare safety ordinance: “The reason police asked me to pass this ordinance, is so they can proactively stop trolling vehicles to see if they’re actually rideshare drivers. If not…they can make an arrest under the ordinan

2/19/2020
Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly(42nd) joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss the latest happenings in City Hall, including a proposal of an ordinance that would impose a minimum $10,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail for anyone posing as a rideshare drivers. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:16:32

Roe Conn Full Show (02/18/2020): Roe Conn Show full coverage: President Trump commutes the sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Jim Adams stops by, a Top Five@5 you won’t believe, Elmwood Park Village President Angelo Savia

2/18/2020
Roe Conn full show for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020: Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:02:01:59

Elmwood Park Village President Angelo Saviano joins The Roe Conn Show to talk Elmwood Park Restaurant Week!

2/18/2020
Angelo Saviano, the Village President of Elmwood Park joins The Roe Conn Show to discuss Elmwood Park’s Restaurant Week going on Feb. 21st-March 1st. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:17:55

The Top Five@5 (02/18/2020): President Trump commutes former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence, former Giants’ pitcher Aubrey Huff gets kicked off a radio show, there’s a support group for husbands of Target shoppers, and more…

2/18/2020
The Top Five@5 for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020: Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich will get to leave prison early after President Trump commuted his sentence today. Former San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Aubrey Huff was kicked off a radio program for insensitive comments towards women, and more! Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on...

Duration:00:17:43

Former Chicago FBI special agent-in charge Robert Grant on Rod Blagojevich’s commutation: “I think it’s terribly unfair to the prosecutors to say the investigation was unduly harsh.”

2/18/2020
Robert Grant, the former special agent-in-charge of the Chicago office of the FBI joins The Roe Conn Show to react to the news of President Trump commuting the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:15:08

Patrick Collins on President Trump’s commutation of Rod Blagojevich: “If this was on a humanitarian basis, people can accept that. But this is about evening the score.”

2/18/2020
Patrick Collins, the former lead prosecutor that send former Illinois Governor George Ryan to prison in 2007 joins The Roe Conn Show to react to President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:07:36

Robert Blagojevich on Rod Blagojevich’s commutation: “I will not concede one way or another as to whether my brother is guilty or innocent…no one was hurt, no money was exchanged, it was politics.”

2/18/2020
President Trump has commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He was convicted of trying to sell President Obama’s vacated Senate seat for personal gain. His brother, Robert Blagojevic now joins The Roe Conn Show to react to the President’s decision. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:00:02:56

Roe Conn Full Show (02/17/2020): WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley updates the twist in the dead horse found in Englewood story, we speak to the Indiana woman who was quarantined on cruise ship…now back in the U.S., a Top Five@5 you won’t beleive, attorney Mike Monico

2/17/2020
Roe Conn full show for Monday, February 17th, 2020: Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLapka Follow @TheRoeConnShow And be sure to follow Roe on Facebook!

Duration:02:15:39