With all of the Holiday food, the new year brings about a great opportunity to get eating habits back on track. Dean Richards talks with David Tamarkin, Editor at Epicurious.com, about ways to detox without losing the flavor. David shares some of his favorite recipes and the benefits of them.
Dean Richards talks with Jason Wise, Director of “Wait For Your Laugh”, a documentary that covers the life and career of Rose Marie. The documentary covers her friendship with Al Capone, her rise to stardom at such a young age and more. You can see this amazing film in Chicago at Facets Cinematheque from January 13-19.
On today’s show, Deans’ guests include Daniel Noonan and Sarah Whitney; Director of the Rose Marie Documentary, “Wait For Your Laugh”, Jason Wise; and Editor at Epicurious.com, David Tamarkin. Dean talks sports with Andy Masur, a tribute to the late Jerry Van Dyke, movies reviews, and much more.
Dean Richards is joined in studio by Playwright Daniel Noonan and Director Sarah Whitney. Daniel shares the story behind his latest play, Blue Over You, his influences when writing, and more. Blue Over You is currently playing at Northminster Presbyterian Church Theater in Evanston, IL until January 28th and tickets can be purchased HERE!
On this week’s Food Time, Dean talks Hanukkah recipes with Anya Hoffman, Senior Editor at Epicurious. Together, they go through a delicious list of classic Hanukkah delicacies with a modern twist. Whether it’s latkes, brisket or fritters, Anya has the best way to cook it!
In this A-List Interview, Dean sits down with Daisy Ridley who plays the fierce and resourceful Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. They discuss Rey’s place in the canon of great female role models in film, as well as Ridley’s experience working with the late actress Carrie Fisher and her impact on the franchise.
This week, Dean welcomes the incredibly talented Sarah Bockel, star of the smash-hit “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. She talks about the process of portraying the legendary singer/songwriter both through her physical performance and through her voice as well as her journey to taking on the role in the first place. Plus, Bockel performs two of King’s timeless hits live in-studio!
This week in theater, Dean welcomes Lauren Haughton and Olivia Valli to talk about “We Three Shows”, a benefit featuring the Chicago stars of Hamilton, Beautiful and Wicked. The show will benefit Broadway Cares and Equity Fight AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Olivia performs “My Favorite Things” in-studio and shares her familial connection to music legend Frankie Valli.
This week in theater, Dean chats with two dance companies about their individual takes on the timeless story of “The Nutcracker”. First, Dean talks with Ashley Wheater, the Artistic Director of the world renowned Joffery Ballet about their version of the Christmas classic. Reimagined as a Chicago story, it takes place in the late 1800’s, mere months before the World’s Fair. As Chicago becomes the “White City”, siblings Marie and Franz go on an unforgettable adventure through the...
In this week’s edition of the Food Time show, Dean welcomes Cathy Swanson, the editor of the brand new Christmas Cookbook by Betty Crocker. She shares exclusive recipes from the new book and takes questions on how to make your Christmas cookies the sweetest treats around!
Barry Manilow joins Dean Richards and the rest of the WGN TV Morning News Team by phone to chat about his holiday show, “A Very Barry Christmas”, and talks about his special connection to Chicago, which goes all the way back to the beginning of his long and illustrious career.
As legendary comedian Carol Burnett celebrates 50 years of the groundbreaking and timeless “Carol Burnett Show”, Dean digs into the vault for a great conversation about the creation of the show and her hilarious live stage show, returning to the Chicago Theatre in June.
Dean is joined on the phone by Brian Andreotti, the Music Box’s Director of Programming, to talk about the 34th Christmas Double Feature and Sing-a-long at the Music Box Theatre. For over three decades, the Music Box has been bringing the Christmas spirit with screenings of holiday classics “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Andreotti talks about the history of the event and what audiences can expect this year. It all begins December 9th and runs until Christmas Eve. For...
Dean has a one on one interview with sitcom mom Patricia Heaton. They look back on Heaton’s time playing Deborah on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and her current role in “The Star”, a comedic, animated take on the Nativity story.
Dean chats with the co-director of Disney/Pixar’s “Coco”, Adrian Molina. Molina talks about the joys of working at Pixar and the overwhelming creative energy that comes from working there. He also explains some of the ideas and themes behind Coco and the inspiration for one of the biggest family movies of 2017.
Dean welcomes Butterball Turkey Talk Line expert Janice Stahl to get the low down on the best way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. Whether it’s smoking, brining, thawing or grilling, Janice has the answer to help avoid your Thanksgiving turkey troubles.
Dean plans his “Escape to Margaritaville” with Alison Luff who plays Rachel in the hit musical based on the music of Jimmy Buffett. Dean also talks to Buffett about watching his legendary musical career adapted into a musical.
Dean welcomes the cast of the long running production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” to perform a portion of the show and chat about the process of adapting the Christmas classic into a 1940s radio-play style production. To learn more about the American Blues Theater and their production of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, visit http://www.americanbluestheater.com/
Wake up with Dean Richards for this pre-Thanksgiving show! In honor of the coming holiday, Dean chats with Executive Chef Corey Gruppe about the Turkey Testicle Festival and why this odd delicacy make such a great dish. He also welcomes Butterball Turkey Talk Line expert Janice Stahl to get the low down on the best way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. This week in theater, the cast of It’s A Wonderful Life are in-studio to perform and discuss adapting the […]