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Matt Bubala from WGN Radio 720

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Matt Bubala Full Show 2-17-18: Trump and Winter Olympics news, gun control debate and mass hysteria

2/17/2018
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On this episode of the Matt Bubala Show, President Trump makes headlines about a Playboy sex scandal. Later on, Andrew Wittenberg joins the conversation to talk about the latest updates on South Korea. KrisAnne Hall, author and Constitutional educator spark a debate with Matt, listeners and Roger Badesch. What are your thoughts on gun control laws? At 4am, Robert Bartholomew joins to give an update on the mysterious sonic attacks in Havana, Cuba. Tune in to WGN Radio for all […]

Duration:02:03:47

The right to bear arms: Former prosecutor reflects on FL shooting

2/17/2018
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KrisAnne Hall is a former prosecutor for the state of Florida, and currently travels the country teaching history of the Constitution. Valentine’s Day, a gunman and former student killed seventeen people in a Parkland, FL high school, which has sparked debate over the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun laws. Hall believes that the Constitution is not open to interpretation because it is not a “living, breathing document.” The only way it’s open through change is through the official...

Duration:00:28:23

Top medical journal releases report on ‘sonic attack’ : Medical sociologist says findings are false

2/17/2018
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This week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released an article discussing preliminary findings of the patients involved in the ‘sonic attack’ at the US Embassy in Cuba. Medical sociologist Robert Bartholomew tells Matt Bubala why this information is wrong. Initial symptoms of the patients included dizziness, nausea and difficulty sleeping where there was a “widespread believe that an acoustic instrument was used,” but there is no confirmed reports that these patients had...

Duration:00:15:29

Live from PyeongChang: “The entire Olympic program has gone through a real learning curve”

2/17/2018
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Andrew Wittenberg isn’t new to covering major sporting events. He has been in PyeongChang, South Korea covering the Winter Olympics since the opening ceremonies. Tune in as he gives updates on athletes like Nathan Chen, who just finished an individual free skate. “He came through and broke record for quad jumps,” Wittenberg says. His first event didn’t go well, but Wittenberg believes it was overall pressure as a young athlete. “The entire Olympic program has gone through a real learning...

Duration:00:15:47

Matt Bubala 2-11-18: Chicago Book Club site launch, Tu Darvish, Olympic updates live from S. Korea, pet safety with local vet Dr. Marks

2/12/2018
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Matt Bubala fills in for Brian Noonan for a jam-packed show! Shamus Toomey joins to talk Chicago Block Club. At four, MLB writer Phil Rogers joins the show to talk Tu Darvish. Friend of the show Andrew Wittenberg, calls in live from South Korea to give updates on the latest Olympics news. Dr. Natalie Marks also joins Matt Bubala live in studio to talk about pet safety in the winter. Tune in for the full podcast....

Duration:01:52:43

MLB writer talks Cubs signing Tu Darvish, free agents

2/12/2018
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MLB.com writer and former Chicago Tribune writer Phil Rogers joins Matt Bubala to talk about Tu Darvish signing with the Chicago Cubs. Rogers says he this this is a “done deal.” With a 95 miles an hour throw, Rogers says Darvis “threw harder than he has anytime in North America.” He doesn’t believe the physical test will be an issue. Later on, he chats about the top agents. Tune in for the full conversation!...

Duration:00:23:47

Chicago vet talks how to keep your pets safe this winter

2/12/2018
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Dr. Natalie Marks, vet at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago, joins Matt Bubala to talk about what happens to your pets when it gets cold outside. When temperatures dip colder, it is possible for dogs to get ice balls on their paws. “If dongs are licking their feet or toe-tapping,” it’s possible that the soles on their feet are irritated from the salt or cold. One remedy is buying pet-friendly ice. Just like humans, dog’s can contract the flu. […]

Duration:00:21:04

Olympic games postponed, reporter live from S. Korea explains why

2/12/2018
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Andew Wittenberg has attended the Olympic ceremonies in Rio de Janerio in 2016 and now in PyeongChang, South Korea. He has been in South Korea providing updates on the games for his hometown station in Utah, and right here in Chicago. Wittenberg says some of the events were canceled due to high winds. Later on, he talks about public figures attending the event, and why charter buses are decked out with Christmas lights as fans fill the stadium. Tune in!...

Duration:00:13:52

Former DNAinfo members create new company

2/12/2018
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When DNAinfo closed abruptly, many reporters were left without jobs. Former senior editor Stephanie Lulay, Jen Sabella and managing editor Shamus Toomey have teamed up once again to create Chicago Block Club. Their mission is to re-create that accessible news outlet. Block Club Chicago is a non-profit that plans to grow with times of journalism. “Our initial goal was twenty five thousand, and we have reached one hundred and thirty five now,” Lulay says. Toomey says that Block Club Chicago...

Duration:00:27:43

Let the Olympic games begin: reporter shares live report from South Korea

2/10/2018
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Salt Lake City reporter Andrew Wittenberg joins Matt Bubala live from PyeongChang, South Korea. The opening ceremony for the Olympics began on Friday. Wittenberg has been in South Korea for a week, sharing his experience overseas. Similar to Chicago, South Korea is cold. Wittenberg says it was one of the biggest adjustments for him. The KSL journalist says it may be one of the coldest games on record so far. He recently had a chance go skiing with members of the USA team. “All the […]

Duration:00:18:03

Matt Bubala Show Full 2-10-18: Trump talk, snow updates, Andrew Wittenberg, favorite shows

2/10/2018
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Matt Bubala returns from Florida and Patti Vasquez and her political round table join the show at two a.m. to talk about the republican memo and what it means. Throughout the show, Roger Badesch and listeners give updates on snowy weather conditions. Reporter Andrew Wittenberg joins the conversation overseas to talk about the Olympics. Later, Matt and Roger share their favorite television series. Tune in!

Duration:01:59:02

Author talks debut children’s book, Black History Month

2/3/2018
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In honor of Black History Month, Jon Hansen chats with author Veronica Appleton about her debut children’s book, “Journey to Appleville.” Appleton says even though children’s books are produced every year, there are not enough books that show children of color. Her goal from this connect people together in life as the children do in “Journey to Appleville.” Her goal is to teach children a valuable lesson but also encourage children to enjoy reading. She believes that life is a […]

Duration:00:24:47

Southside Jake Chicago roots, performs live

2/3/2018
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Chicago born and raised Jake Tuton or “Southside Jake” says his music career began with baby steps. He discovered his talent at age six when he first started writing. His most recent success has landed him the opening act for Twista along with performing at Lollapalooza. Tuton joins Jon Hansen live in studio as he shares his story, advice about the changing industry and performs his hit, “Southside Girl.” Tune in for the full interview. To hear for of Southside Jake’s […]

Duration:00:21:05

Movie critic talks best movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

2/3/2018
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Movie critic Blake Stubbs joins Jon Hansen on the Matt Bubala Show to talk cinematic love stories with listeners. Stubbs says one of his favorites is Groundhog Day, even though it was not the most popular movie when it was released. He thinks Groundhog Day became a cult classic status movie because it’s centered around a certain holiday and it “give [the movie] life every year.” Other movies mentioned are The Notebook, Brokeback Mountain and Lala Land. Stubbs says that these […]

Duration:00:54:44

Romantic movies, live performances, Black History Month and Super Bowl Sunday: Matt Bubala Full Show: 2-3-2018

2/3/2018
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This week, Jon Hansen fills in for Matt Bubala, since he took the weekend off to attend a conference in Florida. Jon chats with movie critic Blake Stubbs about the best love movies out there. Roger Badesch and listeners also share their favorites. Later on, local artist Southside Jake performs live in the Allstate Showcase Studio. In honor of February being Black History Month, author Veronica Appleton joins Jon live for an in-studio interview about her children’s books and the importance...

Duration:02:12:32

Matt Bubala Full Show 1-27-18: Super Bowl prop bets, World Economic Forum, Kabul attack

1/27/2018
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In this full show podcast, WGN’s Sam Panayatovich joins Matt Bubala to discuss the most popular prop bets for the Super Bowl. Later on, Jouranlist Pranay Gupte joins the conversation to talk about President Trump and his recent trip to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Roger Badesch provides news updates on the Kabul attack.

Duration:01:54:54

Trump attends World Economic Forum, journalist shares experience

1/27/2018
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President Trump was in Davos, Switzerland this past week for the World Economic Forum. Jouranlist Pranay Gupte has attended the World Economic Forum in the past. Gupte joins Matt Bubala to talk about details of this event. The World Economic Fourm is a “giant education course” he says. Gupte describes this as the one event where world leaders, media reporters and government officials meet to discuss ideas about improving the state of the world. “It’s rare to get so many world […]

Duration:00:17:35

Zuma X and China’s Falling Space Lab

1/20/2018
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Zuma X and China’s Falling Space Lab

Duration:00:16:15

One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole

1/20/2018
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Matt Bubala talks to Dr. John Bird, author of “One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole“, about his book and the bone-chilling temperatures he dealt with while writing it. Dr. Bird also answers questions from listeners about the nuances of living near the South Pole.

Duration:00:46:29

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